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« Reply #800 on: 28 December 2021, 12:08:27 pm »
I've been putting off a precautionary throttle cable change for quite a while, as it looks a bit of a mare of a job. Been making a few notes from various "how to's" including of course Mike and Pat's procedures. In order to gain as much space between the airbox and carbs prior to removal, is it possible to withdraw the intake rubbers into the airbox if the filter was removed. I know you've got a fair idea how to tackle  carb removal from the cable change you did a while back.

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« Reply #801 on: 30 December 2021, 03:28:04 pm »
I've been putting off a precautionary throttle cable change for quite a while, as it looks a bit of a mare of a job. Been making a few notes from various "how to's" including of course Mike and Pat's procedures. In order to gain as much space between the airbox and carbs prior to removal, is it possible to withdraw the intake rubbers into the airbox if the filter was removed. I know you've got a fair idea how to tackle  carb removal from the cable change you did a while back.


I can't remember moving the filter. All I did was remove the battery, loosen the airbox and slide it back towards the number plate (and then tighten the bolts). That gave me enough room to remove the carbs etc.
Changing the cables isn't actually as bad as some make out - I'm glad I did mine and I'm glad I went for Slinkies.
Not sure when I'm going to get around to tackling mine - currently in the office preparing estimates for a job in Hungary!

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« Reply #802 on: 30 December 2021, 11:12:50 pm »
Blimey, Hungary. That’s a long way from Biggin Hill :lol

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« Reply #803 on: 06 January 2022, 11:32:26 am »
Blimey, Hungary. That’s a long way from Biggin Hill :lol


It sure is - and the client has gone quiet.

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« Reply #804 on: 06 January 2022, 11:38:48 am »
Oh well, time for you to get the carbs off then. I’m trying to get a bit more info regarding pushing the airbox boots into the airbox to create more space. Everything’s undone, just waiting for the info as don’t want to risk mullering anything, and as I’ve got plenty of time it would make sense if it makes carb removal/replacement easier.


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« Reply #805 on: 10 January 2022, 09:14:16 pm »
Oh well, time for you to get the carbs off then. I’m trying to get a bit more info regarding pushing the airbox boots into the airbox to create more space. Everything’s undone, just waiting for the info as don’t want to risk mullering anything, and as I’ve got plenty of time it would make sense if it makes carb removal/replacement easier.


This little job, in fact any job, big or small on the Thou, is getting further and further away.
Her car developed an electrical fault - I think I've sorted that now, to discover my Chrysler 300 has sprung an oil leak! Following some research, I've discovered that to fix that its a two day job for me - and £££££££'s for a local garage.
Gasket set ordered. I'm going to find this interesting - I cannot remember if I've ever taken apart a V6 before! Had a V12 cylinder head off a Merlin once!

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« Reply #806 on: 11 January 2022, 08:25:50 am »
Oh boy. Not the time of the year for a car project. Don’t suppose you can put it off until it’s milder as you do big mileages in the Chrysler. Did a fair bit of work on my old Mustang V8 years ago, but that was with the engine out of the car, making it a lot more straightforward. If I lived nearer I’d give you a hand. Very best of luck, it will no doubt be a piece of cake for a man of your calibre. :)

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« Reply #807 on: 12 January 2022, 10:25:33 am »
Car is booked to deal with this weekend - come rain or shine!
I have a tarpaulin which goes between the top of the garage door (up and over) to the "A" pillar on the car, so I can be undercover and out of the draught as much as possible.
Getting loads of tips from the Facebook owners club as well.

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« Reply #808 on: 12 January 2022, 06:04:17 pm »
Weather forecast at this end of the country is looking dry for the weekend. I suppose no wind is what you'll need if using a tarp.

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« Reply #809 on: 14 January 2022, 11:58:33 am »
Weather forecast at this end of the country is looking dry for the weekend. I suppose no wind is what you'll need if using a tarp.


Supposed to be sunny round our neck of the woods as well - shame the garage faces North  :'( .


Currently still in N.Yorks - got to get this finished before I can go home.  :eek

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« Reply #810 on: 14 January 2022, 12:11:50 pm »
A dribbly old gypsy major? You get all the best jobs.
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« Reply #811 on: 14 January 2022, 01:59:14 pm »
A dribbly old gypsy major? You get all the best jobs.


Not me in the picture - don't have to get my hands dirty as much now, just need to make sure there's ink in my pen!

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« Reply #812 on: 14 January 2022, 05:13:52 pm »
Think I'd prefer to be driving home in the Chrysler with an oil leak, rather than flying in that. Fair play to anyone who does though :) .

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« Reply #813 on: 14 January 2022, 06:40:57 pm »
At least the gypsy is meant to be dripping oil out the bottom. :lol
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« Reply #814 on: 15 January 2022, 09:20:52 am »
A dribbly old gypsy major? You get all the best jobs.


Not me in the picture - don't have to get my hands dirty as much now, just need to make sure there's ink in my pen!
Bet you’re getting your hands dirty about now :lol

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« Reply #815 on: 16 January 2022, 08:57:08 pm »
A dribbly old gypsy major? You get all the best jobs.


Not me in the picture - don't have to get my hands dirty as much now, just need to make sure there's ink in my pen!
Bet you’re getting your hands dirty about now :lol


Yeah - I did, but not as planned. On the drive back from N.Yorks, the wife's Jag decided to make a mess of it's nearside wheel bearing.
That kept my hands full on Saturday!


As you can see from the picture - we hang the aircraft up so the oil drains out!