Member Page: Stuart Siegler
Member ID: sieglerStatus: Silver Member
Alton Bay, NH, USA
Member Since: 2016-05-27
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Last Login: 2017-07-29 19:22
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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500
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Posted on: Thursday July 27, 2017
I had read about successes with the Weber conversion, and figured it would give me an opportunity to clean up the rats nest of tubing The old carb came out easily, but I was left with the bolt hole for the EGR valve, and it took forever to find an 18MM fine pitch bolt that would work. I removed a ridiculous variable fuel throttle, and all of the plugged vacuum lines. The lower 2 connector ports on the manifold are open, as someone suggested they were fragile. The vacuum line on the...
Posted on: Friday July 28, 2017
After the Weber conversion, I developed a pretty bad oil leak that I had read was due to the Weber's not handling the crankcase pressure. Dunno Its not from the dipstick (where others have indicated), but from the crankcase spinner, and what I believe is the seal and oil catcher on the timing chain. Ordered the kit and a couple of hoses and we'll see
Posted on: Monday April 3, 2017
The stock radio worked, but I wanted something with a little more power, and more importantly, a blue tooth connection for my phone. I got a retro model "2" from Victoria British but, the knob gobblers at Victoria British couldn't be bothered with supplying the knobs (see what I did there?). They want to screw you out of an extra 20 bucks extra for an un-needed face plate. I found a new set on ebay for half, and more importantly, learned the VB should be used as a LAST RESORT. That...
Posted on: Saturday February 25, 2017
I bought a new 3 point seat belt to replace the god awful universal one that the PO installed. The one that was installed had a 5 inch cable that dug into my ribs and that puts the belt above my stomach. Unwearable and unsafe. All of the bolts went into threaded ports on the body, which was awesome. The console one came out easily, as did the upper harness mount point and the retract bolt. The outboard body mount one was really hard to remove (on both sides). Eye bolts replace the ...
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