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  1. 8 hours ago, martynw said:

    Fair to say it leaks even more now.

    :rofl:

    What about places like SJS & Mick Miller's, they may have some from old scrap cars hanging around?

    Good luck :thumbup:

  2. 16 hours ago, Grizzly said:

    small cog jumps a bit but does not travel forward as I had expected. 

    It should move fully forward enabling it to engage with the flywheel teeth & spin the engine over, the motor shouldn't start spinning until the starter pinion is fully engaged with the flywheel teeth :thumbup:

  3. 2 hours ago, makepeace said:

    I have read a number of recommendations that the idle jet is too weak at 50 for the standard setup and should at least go to 55.

    The idle jet is only in use when the engine is idling, as soon as the throttle is opened more than a couple of degrees the main jets become active so changing the idle jet will have no effect on performance. You can use a Colortune to check the idle mixture is correct. This is a link to Des Hamill's book on how to power tune Weber & Dell Orto carbs which is worth reading.

    If the link doesn't work PM me your email & I'll send you it.

    Good luck :thumbup:

  4. 21 hours ago, RobinB5 said:

    So, having taken apart the top wishbone of the front suspension to check the shim distribution a couple of days ago (https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/117004-caster-and-camber-shims/) I had retightened those bolts without due consideration of the required torque.

    Did you retighten the nuts with the car at it's normal ride height, i.e. not with the wishbones fully lowered?

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