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Richard H



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'd check the distributor cap for cracks.
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PAUL BEAUMONT



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a similar problem years ago with an A35. Coil mounted on the dynamo. The clamp around the coil had cracked the coil case and it was slowly loosing oil. Eventually it displayed exactly the symptoms described.
Only found it because the vehicle appeared to have an oil leak where there was no oil!!
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TTotal



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wedding went very well (see my Facebook page for pics!)

Interesting thoughts about the distributor area... Wink

Cheers all

John Very Happy
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Richard H



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John

How about joining the oldclassiccar facebook group (It's called Oldclassiccar) Very Happy

I'm Richard Hughes on there Wink
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Jim.Walker



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think - up to now - that a clogged air filter has been mentioned. An engine needs lots of air as well as fuel and will not run well with a shortage of either. You say "pulling the choke out makes no difference", which it probably won't if the air filter is clogged.
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TTotal



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Wahoo still married after 6 days!) Laughing

Air filter eh? Must have a peak this weekend. THANKS!

John Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and.......... months later!

It was a carb full of water!

Cleaned out fuel pump, carb, tank and fitted new filter. Also new rubber seal on filler cap just in case.

2,000 miles later all fine.

He goes on and on, brilliant too in the snow as tyres are narrow.


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