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About spitfire6

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  1. Hi, As I suspect my rear slave brake cylinder is shot I need to replace both. The slaves are available in; 10/16", 11/16" & 12/16" diameter. No idea what is presently fitted. My master is 12/16" and minimal travel. I believe I want 12/16". The 10 or 11 would only give less travel? I have all the total area's for the front pistons if it matters. Why would I not pick 12/16" for rear slaves? Cheers, Iain.
  2. Hi melmac, What size the bore for the master cylinder? I think I need to take this route on my car. Cheers, Iain.
  3. Hi, starting to wonder if I'm now drinking oil. Rethinking orifice & flow path. Total redesign. First to measure DP with a tube down the dip stick tube. Phosphoric acid wiped on chrome only appears to remove the brown stuff. Cheers, Iain.
  4. Hi, I have a manometer with a recording facility. #1 I can check I always have a lower pressure WRT to the atmosphere & #2 the differential never goes too high? Cheers, Iain.
  5. Hi, opened the filter to check. Oil is going into it. Flow is splashing it over the aluminium alloy holed acceleration plate. The bottom nipple extends into the vessel by around 2mm. Hence the oil in the pictures. Will the constant flow of fluids into the vessel fill it with liquid before I stop for refuel on the motorway after 100 miles? I don't want it spraying liquid over the sintered bronze deal. Could it ever fill up & make a smoke screen? I don't know if I have enough flow at WOT. Would the fluid that exits the fuel pump aperture be restricted by the manual ICV at WOT? Electronic manometer down the dipstick tube? Cheers, Iain.
  6. Hi, Now thinking longer oil filter, so I can cable tie it. Cheers, Iain
  7. Hi, I thought it was funny enough in a picture. LOL Quite small, hence the need for a straight drain back. I left the machined & perforated plate fitted to accelerate the lighter O2 molecules to increase combustion efficiency at all speeds and humidity levels. The sintered bronze deal would cost more than they sell for. Cheers, Iain.
  8. Hi, fitted an oil/air separator with drain back to the sump. I know it looks "spawn of gash". Thanks. I will order some HC safe silicone hose & attempt to get rid of all the inline fittings I used as could not find a long piece of 1/2" ID hose. I am taking the hopefully dry air + HC from the engine via the separator & piping it to the idle control valve. Filtered air to the engine is from the plenum and piped into the top of the rocker box in usual place. My idle speed has not changed so I guess I am taking the max HC + air mix possible at idle? Off idle I assume I have a lot of gas flow thru the engine? Too much and I need to fit a PCV valve somewhere? I have an idle control valve (3 wire & TSO) that I could fit to a spare inlet on the separator to control internal engine absolute pressure? Do I need to bother? Any thoughts? Cheers, Iain.
  9. Hi ZetecSpit, Hi if your friend has 3000 miles or whatever the maximum service interval that would be good. That will then be the last kit to give away as others are going. Check with your mate and let me know if he will like to do it. Cheers, Iain.
  10. Hi, <£40.00 delivered. Cheers, Iain. Opie Oils this weekend Only.
  11. Hi, Anybody running a mineral 20W50 oil in their daily Triumph? Interested in a miller oil check to compare? Cheers, Iain.
  12. Hi Phil, Thanks for the advice. I will follow it for the next sample. Cheers, Iain.
  13. Hi Phil, I drove the car around for about twenty miles. Parked outside the house and waited 45 mins. Pulled dipstick and placed a thin PE tube alongside to calibrate, so that the end of the tube would be into the sump oil when inserted into the dipstick tube. With a sterile syringe, I extracted 100mL? that was then injected into the sample bottle. When I removed the PE tube, it came out clean apart from engine oil contamination. Cheers, Iain.
  14. Hi Alan, Many thanks. I have one kit left. I will wait for 8 months or 6K_miles & retest. One result can be meaningless. Cheers, Iain.
  15. Hi, Engine analysis of 2K engine oil. Boron could be coolant. As I am not aware of an internal coolant leak. Boron I suspect is from the oil. Sending a clean sample would confirm. Not going to waste a kit to prove. Later sample on this oil should verify. I am off to post on the other site. Happy days, Iain.
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