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 Post subject: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Well folk's I finally got the 96 collected and taken back to the unit. I haven't done much to it yet other than clean it out to see what's what.

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Defiantly looking forward to the huge task at hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Never realised I only put up one picture. So here is a few more of some of the welding it will require.

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Rear passenger inner arch
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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:25 pm 
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I've been looking forward to seeing this enter 'Projects', and will be following with interest.
What's that lurking under the blue sheet?


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:13 pm 
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greg124 wrote:
I've been looking forward to seeing this enter 'Projects', and will be following with interest.
What's that lurking under the blue sheet?


Under the blue sheet is a mk1 metro


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:57 pm 
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Oh my....got a fair bit of work to do there then. They're always worse than they look.

Nice to see another Mid-Blue 96 getting sorted though, there seems to be quite a crop of them surfacing at the moment!

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:41 pm 
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Really looking forward to seeing your progress.

Plenty of experience on here to call upon should you need help or advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
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I know from experience that winters can be long and dark in your neck of the woods; at least you've got something to keep yourself busy until spring arrives!

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
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This project will keep you busy right enough..

mmmm metro mk1.. just need a 6R4 kit now.. oh and a B2x4..

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:37 am 
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Didn't get much done at the weekend other than seeing if the engine would run. After a bit of fiddling with new plugs fresh fuel and cleaning the points she wanted to start but just wouldn't fire into life.

We did however have a rather large fuel puddle underneath the car. Noticed one of the fuel pipes was just hanging down with nowhere to go.

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Also any ideas what these wires go to?

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The list continues to get bigger :)
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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:49 am 
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The dangling "fuel pipe" is the float chamber vent, the lose wires are for the washer pump.

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:03 am 
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melle wrote:
The dangling "fuel pipe" is the float chamber vent, the lose wires are for the washer pump.


Ah ok thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:21 pm 
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I like the whiteboard with a list of "Things to Do"

A man with a plan.

This could be where I went wrong :?

"Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail " :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Having tried to start a few cars after a long”rest” we now use fresh petrol gravity fed from a bottle. Eliminates one possible issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
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I daren't do a 'to do' list. It would frighten me


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Stig wrote:
I like the whiteboard with a list of "Things to Do"

A man with a plan.

This could be where I went wrong :?

"Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail " :roll:


Purely for show ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
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wonky door wrote:
Having tried to start a few cars after a long”rest” we now use fresh petrol gravity fed from a bottle. Eliminates one possible issue.


This was attempted but it was also what led to the fuel pouring out of what I now know to be the float chamber vent.


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
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wonky door wrote:
Having tried to start a few cars after a long”rest” we now use fresh petrol gravity fed from a bottle. Eliminates one possible issue.


This was attempted but it was also what led to the fuel pouring out of what I now know to be the float chamber vent.

Not much help then,sorry :) Carburettors are frustrating. :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 am 
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wonky door wrote:
Duck89 wrote:
wonky door wrote:
Having tried to start a few cars after a long”rest” we now use fresh petrol gravity fed from a bottle. Eliminates one possible issue.


This was attempted but it was also what led to the fuel pouring out of what I now know to be the float chamber vent.

Not much help then,sorry :) Carburettors are frustrating. :wall:


Its not the end of the world. I plan on changing the carb anyway. Just would have been nice to hear it running before the engine gets removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
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Sounds like either the needle is stuck open, or the float is leaking or has come loose.

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:30 pm 
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Just a little update folks. Over the past few weeks I've been stripping it out etc when I've had time and chalking up where it will need welding and fabricating.

Also I managed to get the engine out and give the engine bay a quick hoover to get rid of the dirt, leaves etc etc. Fair amount of work just on the front of the car. Yet it still doesn't scare me. :loco:

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A slight plus was that even though it still has the original cogs, there is zero damage to them. So I'm happy that no further damage has been done from sitting for so long.

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Tomorrow night ill get the engine stripped down. I plan on replacing all the seals and gaskets and having it all cleaned up and painted in time. O and those cogs replaced for the steel one's.


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