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    Engine questions

    If it is juddery low down the rev range but takes off when you floor it try putting larger emulsion tubes in the carbs it will give it more fuel and make it drive better I just had a similar problem with mine. Also did you break it in at 2000rpm for 30mins? My build was 1641cc full flowed...
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    Hot start problem

    No coil was fine I fitted a relay on the stater and it’s been fine so I can only assume it was to much resistance on the starter wire
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    Hot start problem

    Thanks for the reply Dave it’s sorted now pal
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    Which spring plates please

    Sorry just realised what I’d put sparkywig. it was registered early 71 narrow stud Pattern so would have thought it would have been made late 1970 pal but now I know have many splines to count. 👍 If I want to lower it 3” same as it was on horseshoes do I get 3” adjustable spring plates or do I...
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    Which spring plates please

    Thanks for the replies all. much appreciated I’ll count them first then. but I’d have thought I’d need new shocks though cause the travel is shorter but I’m useless at owt like this :oops:
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    Which spring plates please

    Hi all I’ve got 3” horseshoes on the back of my 71 bay its an early 71 and I want to change them to adjustable spring plates but not sure which ones I need. Also do I need new shocks as well any help would be great. Thanks
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    Hot start problem

    Hi all me again trying to keep you all busy answering my questions :lol:. I did have the dreaded hot start problem van starts fine cold but hot not a chance. I thought the problem was the ignition so I installed a start button and relay but that didn’t fix owt so when it was hot I still had to...
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    Twin carb fuel pipe location

    Thanks for the pics it really helps 👍👍
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    Twin carb fuel pipe location

    Sorry for the lack of info my heads a shed as usual. it’s a 1641cc with a standard fuel pump pal
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    Twin carb fuel pipe location

    Hi all I’ve got twin carbs on my bus and whilst I’ve got the engine out I want to run the fuel pipe behind the tinware to make it look neater. Where do you run yours and what do you fasten it to please do you use cohline fuel pipe or metal with cohline at either end thanks Phil
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    Just a Couple of questions

    Your a diamond thanks pal 👍
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    Just a Couple of questions

    Evening all. just putting my bay back together and I thought I’d put a new battery on it.the one that’s on it was borrowed and knackered so could someone tell me the correct one please as I’ve googled it and the only info I could find reckons 35amp :shock:. Secondly I’m putting a filter king...
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    Dormobile roof seals and interior light.

    Hi I used seals from dormobile and was going to fit them my self but a chap near me is a vw fan and the manager at my local national windscreen centre I took it to them and they charged me £40 for both windows and guaranteed no leeks. That was a couple of years ago and they have been fine 🤞
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    Ethanol proof and ethanol resistant fuel hose

    My cohline pipe is now in its 10th year I still check it twice a year and still not a crack in sight 🤞and I got a new length of pipe that I’ve had for 5 years still in its wrapper ready to replace the old stuff 😂😂😂😂
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    Gearbox advice pleas

    I’ve got 71 dorma with a 1641 in it I’ve taken the engine and gearbox out to sort a few oil leaks and to do a few tweaks( eg new cam slightly porting the head etc) and to sort the rust out above the gearbox area so .......... my gearbox has always whined slightly which has never bothered me but...
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    Diesel heater fitting

    Hi all I wouldn’t tap into the center pipe unless it’s very well insulated because you’ll lose a lot of heat and your heater will run flat out and flatten your battery really quickly and use a lot of fuel, I have a dorma with a diesel aberspacher and mine is in the cupboard infront of the rear...
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    Help. Broken down west of Skipton!

    Hi pal GSF will deliver to your campsite if you ask um they aren’t open today but are tomorrow
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    Strange noise help please

    😂😂 thanks for the heads up. No doubt my phone will ring as I’m underneath covered in grease 😂
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    Strange noise help please

    Drive shafts it is then as they have near been done whist Ive owned it. Can I use the old boots or do I need new. Thanks all
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    Strange noise help please

    Hi all I’ve got a strange one :shock: it’s a cracking/clicking noise coming from the back of my 71 dorms (it sounds like a cv joint that’s gone on a front wheel drive car when on full lock) It happens when I accelerate or de-accelerate and braking makes no difference. It only happens sometimes...
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