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    Distributor Vacuum Signal

    You have ported vacuum. If you open the throttle slightly, the vacuum port should be exposed and the engine will draw air through the port. You can still test the vacuum canister with your vacuum pump though. Just look to see if the distributor base plate moves when the vacuum is applied...
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    Alternative Alternator

    The W terminal is to get a tacho to work on a diesel. You don’t need that, don’t connect anything to it. Your original alternator isn’t original, being Bosch, but they should both connect the same. B+ is the main battery terminal, the other is the one connected to the warning light.
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    Alternative Alternator

    It will only supply what the car needs, so nominally, it should be fine. The maximum output will be at a reasonably high rpm, so you’d need to check the output curves of both to see if you get any benefit at idle. The risk is if you have a battery internal fault that causes a big draw, the new...
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    Radiator 2200 sc auto

    No effort really. Tidying the shed was one of the lockdown jobs, so i knew where it was and it wasn’t too difficult to get at. This one looks the same as the one on my TC, apart from the ports for the transmission oil cooler. What does yours look like? I think some of the earlier cars (series...
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    Radiator 2200 sc auto

    South Lincs, just north of Peterborough. I’ve just dug it out of the shed. It’s not the best looking thing, there’s some dents on the matrix, and a few bent fins. One of the studs on the top is no longer captive in the top rail. This could be fixed if it’s re-cored, but would bake tightening...
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    Radiator 2200 sc auto

    I have a spare auto radiator. No idea if it’s from a 2000, or a 2200. Is there a difference? Also no idea if it leaks or not, or if the oil cooler matrix any good, so maybe not what you’re after. It’s used, not new. It’s been in the shed since I bought the car, as my car’s a manual.
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    New Project begins, 1974 P6 3500 V8

    That’s neat
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    Front wing repairs

    The warm fuzzy glow comes now I’ve finally welded the patch in without massive distortion or burning holes in the metal.
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    Front wing repairs

    Yesterday, I completed the repair panel for the bottom of the wing,
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    Front wing repairs

    I’ve now started on what is hopefully the final repair panel. I know these are available, but I thought I’d have a go at making one. The reverse curve where the arch lip meets the bottom of the wing is tricky.
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    Front wing repairs

    More metal reinstated today.
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    Front wing repairs

    Thanks, I’ll look into it. If oxy-acetylene isn’t required, then I should have the kit to have a go. It looks far more rewarding than filler.
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    Front wing repairs

    That would be great to learn. Do you need oxy-acetylene, or can you use a blow torch?
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    Front wing repairs

    Repair panel welded in now. There’s a few more weld seams than I’d like. I found a couple more holes after I’d made the first patch, so had to add a couple more beneath the sidelight. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll get away without a skim of filler, but at least it’s solid now.
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    Revitalised Wiper Delay

    That looks different to mine. On my car it’s actuated by a crank. Guess it’s the difference between the linkage wiper mechanisms and those with the flexible cable and wheel boxes.
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