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  1. geoffd

    Pre Lit Ally bodied - Build Thread

    Well done, that's a fine car you've built there. Geoff
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    Recent snap of your Westfield

    I'll try new plugs when I get back from my holiday. No rev limiter, so that's one thing I don't have to worry about! Thanks for your ideas, they are most welcome. Geoff
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    Recent snap of your Westfield

    If only I knew ....! The car starts well (new battery), but runs roughly, and won't pull properly. I tried driving to the MOT garage last year, but had to give up, I just managed to get home again. I'm guessing it's more likely to be ignition related, so I am replacing components one by one. I replaced the points with an electronic gadget. I will try another set of plugs, then a new coil. I am fortunate to have other special cars, so sometimes the Westfield has a low priority! Geoff
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    Recent snap of your Westfield

    Still not running well. Sorned No MOT Anyone want a project?! Geoff
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    Smokey's JW4 Formula Four Rebuild Thread

    The plating looks good. Can I ask where you got it done? Geoff
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    PC problem

    You could try running Task Manager (just type this into the Cortana box), and see if the virus scan is in the list of startup programs. Mine looks like this If you find it in the list, you can disable it. Then restart your computer and see if you can do the update. Geoff
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    PC problem

    You might find it as McAfee VirusScan 8. Geoff
  8. I have for sale a pair of 7 inch headlight shells. They are new - I bought them several years ago and never got round to fitting them - and are nice and shiny. Wiring is included. £50 for the pair, plus delivery if required. You are welcome to collect them from Ruislip in Middlesex. If you would like them posted, please let me know where you are and I'll get a delivery price for you. Do ask if you have any questions.
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    Headlight shells 7 inch - Sold

    It's a personal message. You should see an indicator at the top right of the screen by the little envelope icon, or you can just click on the envelope icon It's a useful way of sending information you don't want exposed to the whole world! Geoff
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    Headlight shells 7 inch - Sold

    PM sent. Geoff
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    Headlight shells 7 inch - Sold

    Hello David - I too assume they are! I've not actually tried, but they look the right shape. £6.00 for Royal Mail 2nd class. Regards, Geoff
  12. You could try asking these people http://www.collectorscarparts-heathrow.co.uk/ They have a large stock of old parts and are good at identifying them. Geoff
  13. You may like to see this https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/anything-goes/westfield-kit-cars-autonomy-car-maker-who-wont-quit Geoff
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    Pre Lit Ally bodied - Build Thread

    Mine does that too! Geoff
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    LED Headlight bulbs

    There has been some discussion about LED bulbs in the classic car community. The consensus seems to be that if you have LED bulbs, the whole light fitting has to have been designed for them to be legal. This may happen for headlights, but if you want to use LEDs for your MG or Triumph brake lights to make them rather more visible, then that's not legal. It seems unlikely that anyone will make LED light fittings for classic cars. Geoff
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    Points replacement

    The mighty crossflow has a tendency for the points to close up after not many miles. This results in a less than mighty performance. It's inconvenient to keep resetting the points, so I was thinking about replacing the points with one of the electronic units that fit in the distributor, like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180697672115?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Is this likely to be reliable and easy to fit? I would appreciate any advice you can give. Geoff
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    Points replacement

    Thanks for all your comments. There's no need to hide under stones! I'm not looking to spend much on the car at the moment. I don't know what cam is in the engine, and there doesn't seem much point in spending a lot on a full electronic ignition without a full engine rebuild, replacing the carbs with fuel injection, then getting a new gearbox, refurbing the diff, etc. I just want the car to run well so I can enjoy driving it. I hope it will be dry later on so I can have a go at setting the timing to see if that has a beneficial effect. Geoff
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    Points replacement

    I finally got round to fitting the Accuspark points replacement. With this, and a new battery, the car now starts well. But it runs terribly! Lots of stuttering and lack of power. The idle speed is high too - about 1000 when cold, higher when warm. A mechanic suggested that retarding the ignition might help, so I'm going to try that. Just to help me do this, which way do you turn the distributor to retard? Geoff
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    Dellorto Carbs

    I too have Dellortos on my crossflow. They seem to stay in tune, I've not really played with them. I don't have a cutout in my bonnet. If you decide not to use them, they will probably sell for quite a lot on Ebay! Especially as they were made in Italy and not Spain. Geoff
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    Aluminium trim suppliers ???

    Are any of these close? http://www.europaspares.com/interior-parts/trim-rings.html Geoff
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    Equity Release - any experience of it?

    There are a lot of scams in this area, and some of the schemes mean that you could lose your home if you live long enough. A friend of ours lost nearly everything. So do be very careful. Geoff
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    Westfield SE build manual

    I have a copy - it's a PDF, so I could e-mail it to you, if you PM me your address. Geoff
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    That Black Horse Advert

    DB11 at Gaydon. Geoff
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    Adding a Header Tank to a Xflow Cooling System

    That's roughly what I did, and it seemed to work OK. It didn't solve the leaking head gasket, so it might be worth making sure you are addressing the right issue. I subsequently fitted a Polo radiator, and now I can't get the fan to come on at all! Geoff

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