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  1. Thanks. I’ve got pretty sporty exhausts so once the car is warmed up and moving I can’t hear it anyway!
  2. Thanks everybody. I was asking because mine seemed louder than normal and I was wondering if perhaps a regulator had failed and it was trying to work harder/deliver more fuel than needed. If it’s continuous then either my pump is worn out or, and this is equally likely, I was just not used to the sound level after not driving the car for a while.
  3. I wish I could tell you. The previous owner installed it and it is mounted in a way the hides the markings. Thanks for trying to help though.
  4. For a carbureted engine, with a standard aftermarket electric pump (not race-spec or set up for big carbs like dual Weber’s etc) will the pump run continuously at the same load or does it spool up and down to respond to changes in the demand for fuel?
  5. This is what I thought. I strongly suspect the ground issue is in the gauge cluster as the alternator + its wiring are relatively new and the battery was relocated to the trunk (and the associated wiring redone) only a few years ago.
  6. When I engage a turn signal they will both drop like 1.5mm, when the headlights (and gauge lights) come one they drop a bit more than that. I’ve heard this is pretty common. The rest of the lighting system seems fine, all the exterior lights are bright and don’t fluctuate. I’ve been thinking about sending the cluster off for restoration - should I prioritize that or is this little fluctuation really not much to worry about? My big concern would be having the gauges quit working due to this, the tiny fluctuation in accuracy really isn’t that big of a problem for me.
  7. And to think I’ve heard tell that classic motoring is dead in Europe.
  8. What’s the correct response if the spring (assuming a single spring) breaks while driving? Immediately shut the ignition off? Does the engine run away of stick at whatever the throttle setting was when the spring broke?
  9. Also, do you guys know if it matters where the top the of the spring is secured? I have mine in a different hole than pictured and it's worked fine for a long while. I've tried others, and I just don't like the pedal feel and the spring comes a bit too close to some wiring. Mine is attached through the hole (not visible) to the right of the little cable stay and is under a bit more tension at rest than pictured. I think all is okay but it's worth checking.
  10. Does anyone know where to buy one of these or if there's a generic equivalent? Mine is pretty worn out and I'd love to be able to carry a spare. I have a Weber 32/36 carb but I believe the stock spring is being used.
  11. Yeah I mainline those puppies.
  12. Last night I set off for a spirited drive and within a few minutes I’d developed a nagging headache. As a piston airplane pilot I’m familiar with the symptoms of CO poisoning and this alarmed me. However, the pollen count is very high right now and it could just as easily (if not more so) be the allergens that were flooding into the cabin, as I had all the windows and vents open and do have a history of sinus headaches. The headache went away when I quit driving, after about 30 minutes. There was no smell of exhaust in the cabin and the exhaust system passed a visual inspection. What do you guys think? I’m still concerned but I also find it hard to believe that the onset of the CO poisoning would be that fast unless there was a massive leak or that even such an amount of fumes could pool in such a ventilated car.
  13. That's weird. The passenger side one is rock solid, so you'd imagine there would be a way to tighten them down.


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