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    • Moss USA had India made 16p calipers a ridiculously cheap price so i bought a pair should also be available a Moss UK
    • MY HT starter also spins the engine over faster than the standard one, as Nick says check the cabling especially the earth
    • You won't regret the carb spacer, sorry about the mess, I always use a portable drill to pump the oil as its more controllable than a mains one, I also put an O ring around the shaft so that its just on the dist pedestal and put a lump of rag around the shaft into the pedestal to prevent an overflow. That really is looking nice though! Alan 
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