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Re: Timex

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:43 pm

Tim did have the old DTR's front bumper, which might fit better than the current one. That'd improve the looks no end!

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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:07 pm

I did have a look at the bumper yesterday - surprise surprise nearly all the bolts are either seized up, or the clip nuts are turning. It will have to come off because I think the poor fit is down to the metal under the passenger headlight being bent, but I managed to improve the fit marginally by rotating the plastic bracket 180 degrees and managing to get 2 of the 4 lugs located onto the bumper - at least it doesn't need the tape to hold it now.
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Re: Timex

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:25 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Tim did have the old DTR's front bumper, which might fit better than the current one. That'd improve the looks no end!

Sorry I did is the operative word, it may still be in the skip at work, its quite buggered though!

I do have a BX sport Mk1 bumper I can sell you! :lol:
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:06 pm

Got a few jobs done at the tech do today (once I got there, christ it's slow :shock: )

Started with replacing the tow electrics, which as with everything wasn't as straight forward as hoped:

Hmmm, something not quite right here scratch...

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I think I got it sorted in the end, although I'm still not sure why they did this #-o

I then changed the oil pressure switch. Now the oil pressure switch lights up:

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More importantly, it goes out again when the engine starts.

During the storms the water was pouring in through the front passenger door, so I used the wire from the old tow electrics to force the seal out a bit - seemed to help:

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so I got a couple of jobs crossed off the list. Unfortunately the drivers door lock has failed - works fine from inside, but the lock on the outside turns without actually doing anything ](*,) Oh well.
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Re: Timex

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:47 pm

My mk1 diesel goes quite well given the 65bhp, as timex has a later engine with a whopping 71! It should motor along ok, wonder why its so slow?
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Re: Timex

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:54 pm

There's something not right with it. It's far, far slower than my Mk2 and doesn't want to rev. As Mike was saying yesterday, it's got a massive flat spot at 3000rpm but does seem to pick up again.

Mike - sounds like the linkage might just have come off on the door lock, which is probably my fault as I changed the lock. Should be a simple fix.

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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:24 pm

Well I can confirm the tow electrics work :D , pity the hazards have decided they only need to warn half the surrounding area that there's a wreck in the vicinity - they must think it's obvious from the passenger side :roll:

On the power front, I'm going to have a look at the pump settings, see if the throttle settings are right, as you seem to push the pedal down half it's travel to get ant response at all out of it. Although it will build up to a good speed, you have the pedal buried in the carpet at the slightest slope, and forget trying to pass anything doing more than 40mph without a mile of clear road ahead of you :oops:

Tomorrow I'm off to Bristol to collect some bits, and hopefully recruit a new member if the guy isn't already here somewhere :D
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Re: Timex

Post by MULLEY » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Hopefully might just need the throttle cable sorting, i presume the pedal box hasn't cracked?
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:36 pm

I think that was one of the (long list) of things that Dollywobbler checked, but I'll have another look tomorrow
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Re: Timex

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:05 pm

Not sure we ever checked the pedal box to be honest. It 'feels' like a fuelling or timing issue to me. It doesn't run as smoothly as it should do (I know no XUD is exactly silent but it just doesn't sound quite right). Put your foot down and it makes a throttle-open sort of a noise, but it does have that massive flat spot. I know the seal on the filter housing is not the best (hence the silicon sealent) so my money is still on an air leak somewhere.

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Re: Timex

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:03 pm

As its got the later type of engine it should have the later type of air filter (panel type), I remember looking at it and seeing that the the later air intake and early air filter had been bodgedtogether somewhat.

Wonder if you could just do what Phil C did with red baron and have a cone filter instead?
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:19 pm

I've wondered the same thing to be honest - the air filter housing has broken away from its bracket, and the bracket itself has split, so both need repair If I'm to use them. Think I'll remove them and store them for when I find the rest of the bits it should have - need to look under the bonnet of your DTR sometime. I'll also look up the Red Baron thread to see exactly what was done.
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Re: Timex

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:21 pm

citsncycles wrote:I've wondered the same thing to be honest - the air filter housing has broken away from its bracket, and the bracket itself has split, so both need repair If I'm to use them. Think I'll remove them and store them for when I find the rest of the bits it should have - need to look under the bonnet of your DTR sometime. I'll also look up the Red Baron thread to see exactly what was done.

No worries Mike, shame I missed you this weekend as the GT has the same configuration.
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Re: Timex

Post by citsncycles » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:53 pm

Well, I can confirm that the throttle cable is correctly set up (assuming the stop is set correctly :roll: ) Mind you, either I'm getting used to it, or it's going a little better - On the way back from Bristol I had an indicated 85 on the flat, although I believe it over registers officer :D

Went to collect the back door I won on Ebay today, and ended up with a pair of rear doors plus a drivers front door in cream. One back door has a dent in it and is missing the quarter window and some trim, but the other 2 are pretty good, and will at least give up their rubbing strips even if I don't use the doors. I also have some Mk2 R / TG spec door cards in brown that are surplus if anyone wants them. I'll hold off deciding exactly what to do with these doors until I get the other doors that are coming my way!

The guy had some other bits that I didn't need (alternator, Mk2 dials, Mk2 upper column, Mk2 hatch rear bumper in cream) plus some discs which he said didn't fit his car. He also has a turbo diesel hatchback in a mixture of white and cream which has killed its head that he can't decide whether to fix. I've asked him to get in touch if he decides to get rid so that I can post the details here.
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Re: Timex

Post by docchevron » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:39 am

oh, I know who you mean, he has a xantia now.. which is also, erm, a bit tired... Raphael, nice enough chap, but a bit odd with his running car on butter type stuff experiments!
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