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Series 3 109 Station Wagon, full ground up resto and 88 redo careless resto driving project

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Wagon Loon, Apr 25, 2020.

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    Wagon Loon Well-Known Member

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    Finally got all the correct parts and fitted then. Original Lucas mostly.
    Everything's working much better, but occasionally getting a problem of the timing drifting off a bit and allowing Gigi to stall :-(
    Maybe it's the vacuum advance, but it's all able to move freely.
    I'll put some redex in the tank to clean the fuel system a little, but it's definitely the trimming that wanders off. If I rev up and let her settle back slowly, it seems to bring things back in line.
    Maybe I just need to replace the distributor, but nothing mechanical is sticking.
    Went for a big run yesterday, and walked the dog along a long off-road track at idle all the way without any issue.
     
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    Everything replaced and set correctly, but there's still an intermittent fault with the dizzy.

    I'm thinking the centrifugal weights are sticking, of the return springs for them or the vacuum advance have lost their tension. A bit like my waist lol.
    When running well she runs very well, but then the timing goes off.
    So I've ordered a new lucas 25D replacement dizzy.
    Now I understand why the ignition was so far advanced, because it covered up the issue, most of the time.
    Until it arrives I'm getting on with the dash refurb.
    The foam came away really from this end steel section, which is fine as some sensitive metal re-fabricate is needed anyway.
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    Then there were three, parts.
    After some careful teasing apart.
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    The steel will repair and be re-painted, foam glued back over, and fabric stretched over and glued on to finish.

    It's just the third bit I'm a little unsure of. Because this part has three planes each at 90° so a four way stretch material may have been easier. But hey, might as well jump in at the deep end ┌(・。・)┘
     

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    Yay,
    The new dizzy's here (•‿•)
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    I hope it's the right one, I hope I install it correctly and I hope it solves the timing wandering off problem.
    It's a copy of the original Lucas, but seems of good quality
     
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    Looking promising.
    There is some play in the bushes of original 16591143159764344791600128878785.jpg
    And replacement has an extra O thing on the drive shaft housing, which seems a good idea
     

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    Original deceased with pre wipe, will mark the timing onto the retaining plate 1659116121329197878275508768465.jpg
     
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    Looks the business! :)
     
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    Dizzy's great, but still got inconsistent rough running. So I cleaned the carb - filter and idle screw out. This has made everything so much more consistently smooth.
    My carbs a Weber 34 ich, there was some junk in the filter housing. Big brass bolt just under the inlet. Some dirt was causing fuel starvation sometimes.
    I've bought a service kit and will give it a service at some point. But she's running beautifully just now, enjoying getting lots of daily driving.
    It's so much more fun driving an old series Landy, than my other car; unless it's a longer drive on a duel carriageway.
    Gigi's been working hard in the woods too
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    I may try fitting a very powerful magnet to the bottom of the steel fuel tank, somewhere not close to the outlet. So as to collect Any magnetic junk like potential tiny bits of rust.
     
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