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Old 05-02-2021, 10:37 AM
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From someone who drove a Dagenham Dustbin!!
Agree, the only thing I couldn’t fix myself cause I didn’t have welder. Friend had Mini Cooper MK it was blast.
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:54 AM
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Glenn’s is a great shop, but they are usually booked out 3-4 months. You should join The British Motoring Club here in The Villages. We have a great mechanic in our club that can give advise and our Goal is to keep our cars in the road and not in the garage!
I will! When does the club meet again?
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I had a Spitfire. Ran great for a couple of years. Then, one day smoke came out from under the hood. I popped the hood and saw a white-hot wire burning in a bundle. I found a rag and tore the wire out. When I quit sweating, I got back in the car. Started up. All the gauges worked. All the lights worked. Just like nothing had ever happened. I drove it for several more years and without a problem. I had to give it up when my first child was born. Twenty years later it was time to get back in. I ran right down to the British Layland dealer. Oops...

The only modern car with the same feel is the Miata.

BTW driving a small British car is the most fun you can have with all of your clothes on.
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:42 PM
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It's a carburetor issue. Plus possibly an air leak somewhere. It idles around 2500 rpm's!

Carburetor’s have internal check balls, if left out can cause vacuum leak. (how do I know this? When I was 18 I rebuilt my first autolite 4100, found small ball bearing in the clean up pan, I looked at the parts break down with kit and it didn’t show it. I had to get repair manual to find out where it went, symptoms was similar to you’re’ s)

Any shop with experience on carburetor’s, ( side drafts??) should be able to rebuild the carburetor after they diagnose the problem (not intake manifold leak, vacuum hose broken, cracked, fell off, or even cracked intake manifold?
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Glenn’s is a great shop, but they are usually booked out 3-4 months. You should join The British Motoring Club here in The Villages. We have a great mechanic in our club that can give advise and our Goal is to keep our cars in the road and not in the garage!
Which one is Glenn's
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:56 AM
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There is an auto repair shop in Leesburg that does work on foreign cars. Sorry, don’t remember the name. I’m sure you can Google it.
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Many of your posts are making me feel really lucky. I owned a 1979 MGB for a few years and never had to touch it.
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Two of the best days of my life was the day I bought my 2005 Lotus Elise - and the day I sold it. When not in the shop, it was like driving a shifter-kart.
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