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by Love_69
Mar 9th, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1969 Seat Belt Removal
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

1969 Seat Belt Removal

Hi All,

I know this is most likely a stupid question to ask, but...how do you remove the seat belt retractor mechanism? I have read the AIM but couldn't find any relevant info. I want to replace the seat belts with a set of Australian compliant ones.

Cheers,
Will.
by Love_69
Mar 5th, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Low vacuum
Replies: 15
Views: 10567

Re: Low vacuum

Not too sure about the cam specs and it no longer has a slight lope at idle. Today, I used the vacuum gauge to set idle mixture and set ignition timing. As a result it now idles nicely/smoothly at 800rpm at a steady (no more shaking vacuum gauge needle)...17in Hg. Also, whilst playing with the centr...
by Love_69
Mar 4th, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Low vacuum
Replies: 15
Views: 10567

Re: Low vacuum

...by the way, when holding steady revs at, say, 1500 rpm, the vacuum needle is bang on 20in Hg, and is solid as a rock.
by Love_69
Feb 28th, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Low vacuum
Replies: 15
Views: 10567

Re: Low vacuum

Try it again now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ7KR_T ... e=youtu.be


PS: I will also have to check/adjust the timing to see if the vacuum reading can be improved upon too. 15in Hg seems to be a little low.
by Love_69
Feb 28th, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Low vacuum
Replies: 15
Views: 10567

Re: Low vacuum

Hi Guys, I bought a vacuum gauge to assist in, well, many things, on my 1969 L68. I bought the vac.gauge primarily to check that the ignition timing was in the ball park, at the very least. See, I cannot see the timing marks, nor the timing pointer etc. There is no way that I could get the appropria...
by Love_69
Feb 9th, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1969 Tri-Power
Replies: 59
Views: 39673

Re: 1969 Tri-Power

Hmm...I tend to agree with all that you've written here, rbryce1...the many hours of work to see no real/tangible gain (except on the race track), would be pointless. I didn't intend on opening-up the ports to their maximum, as that would make a street driven car a pig to drive. I was more intereste...
by Love_69
Feb 8th, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1969 Tri-Power
Replies: 59
Views: 39673

Re: 1969 Tri-Power

Thank you, rbryce1 for your detailed and quick response, which makes a lot on sense. My thoughts are that if the intake manifold and inlet ports are smoothed and port-matched, then the velocity of the air/fuel mixture from carb to combustion chamber can be maximised, as opposed to a non-polished run...
by Love_69
Feb 8th, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1969 Tri-Power
Replies: 59
Views: 39673

Re: 1969 Tri-Power

Hi Everyone - Happy New Year (albeit belatedly), I just wanted to run an idea by you folk to get a general consensus: I am thinking of port matching & polishing the inlet manifold and cylinder heads. I am not talking some over the top job, but just a tidy up of the casting marks and matching the por...
by Love_69
Aug 29th, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1969 Tri-Power
Replies: 59
Views: 39673

Re: 1969 Tri-Power

Well, I finally have some good news! Given that the amount of fuel escaping was ridiculous, I removed the centre carby and looked at the accelerator pump very closely, as this could be the only place where a significant amount of fuel could escape from. I found that the accelerator pump 'cover' was ...
by Love_69
Aug 23rd, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: 1969 Tri-Power
Replies: 59
Views: 39673

Re: 1969 Tri-Power

Hi rbryce1, Thanks for the advice/suggestions. I have managed to seal the front and rear carbs -woohoo!...but, I will admit I did it in a not-so-professional manner. I used Permatex sealant: http://www.permatex.com/products-2/product-categories/gasketing/specialty-gasket-maker/permatex-motoseal-1-ul...