Author Topic: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015  (Read 6972 times)

NickPoll

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Re: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2015, 11:11:28 PM »
In about 1986 I drove my recently acquired MKC to Morecombe. It was to be a round trip of over 550 miles. After only 5 miles I thought to myself " am I doing the right thing ? "At the time I had just paid £65 for the car.It had a home made hard top, held on with G clamps. I got as far a Kidlington Services the first day and slept in the car. The next day it refused to restart when hot, after a petrol top up near Swindon. I had to go into the Little Chef next door and have some nosh to give the condenser a chance to cool down and resume sparking. Going up the M6 later that day a G clamp came off and dropped onto my thermos flask, shattering the fragile liner, so no more coffee. At Morecombe I enjoyed a good rally and the mk C performed well and got me home a few days later. Great fun.
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Re: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2015, 11:19:11 PM »
A wonderful story, Nick.

It's lovely to think that there are quite a few Mk Cs (and others) that could still do that.

I'm just not sure that we could!
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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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Re: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2015, 11:28:38 PM »
Malcolm , thanks for sharing the photos , I must get back into gear and try for next years rally - stiff joints and failing eyesight permitting ...

(if you get stuck for a S25 give me a mailing address I could help , also should you get sorted remember to do ALL mods to the carb to stop any mis fortunes - also use a (2) new fiber washer every time and dont overtighten - the EFG and CD petrol pipe is differing length )

Alan
Thanks for that Alan and I very much hope we see you before long.

I've fitted another S25 body I already had, and I've re-routed the fuel pipe and lopped about 1 1/4" from it's overall length following a chat with a couple of the other D owners at the Rally and a comparison of pipe runs. Interesting to learn that I'm not the only one who has had problems with fuel starvation or with attempting to mix good quality 2-stroke oil and petrol in the tank.

As I mentioned to Bob, I could really do with a torque setting for the banjo bolt, as despite fitting new fibre washers and having what I believe is a good thread in the hole, I still seem to have ended up with a very slight amount of fuel weeping from the join and I'm just a bit reluctant now to try that extra 1/4 turn. Bob's also suggested roughening up the surface of the fibre washers before use, so I shall try this tomorrow or perhaps try a bit harder to find the softest washers I can.

Perhaps someone should make plastic banjo bolts, I'm sure good engineering practice would be for the thread on that to fail rather than the thread in the carb?
Malcolm
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Re: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2015, 07:17:04 PM »
sorry cant help with torg' settings - is the filter in the banjo a long one ? - stopping it from tightening - try 2 washers one end .
you are right with the banjo it could be made in plastic of some sort , its not only the thread that strips - the fuel needle seat is 'cast'/made into the body , and there is no easy way to renew , and some time even fitting a new float needle the fuel still leaks .
as for the oil I've always poured the oil into the tank before the petrol (and a squirt of Redex) , using the cheep 1 gallon stuff  , the few seizures have been tail winding with the foot down  ;D

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Re: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2015, 03:53:05 PM »
I've got a helicoil kit for the banjo thread if anyone needs a repair.

Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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Re: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2015, 12:23:01 AM »
Thanks again all. Roughening up the fibre washers beforehand produced the desired result.  :)
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Re: Bond National Rally 22/24 May 2015
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2015, 07:57:44 AM »
Excellent news! The old tricks are often the best. The softer surface it creates gives it something to bed down into and seal properly.