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by tobytj
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Rare problem - experience may help others
Replies: 3
Views: 3827

Rare problem - experience may help others

About 2 months ago my son came round in his coupe and when it pulled into the driveway I noted that it was running on three cylinders at idle. Asked him how long it had been like that and received the expected answer of “like what?”. It was only missing a cylinder on idle and was otherwise running b...
by tobytj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Induction
Topic: Side Draft Carburettors for a Geminin
Replies: 20
Views: 112756

Re: Side Draft Carburettors for a Geminin

http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq63/tobytj_bucket/Side%20Draft%20Carburettors/SL371581_zps1cdszqfs.jpg If you read all the manuals for refurbishing carburettors they will stress the importance of having a separate clean environment for re assembly of carburrettors - yeah like as if. You would b...
by tobytj
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: My Tailgate that hates me
Replies: 1
Views: 3077

My Tailgate that hates me

I have had an on going battle with my wagon tail gate lock either jamming or not closing properly. I have adjusted the hinges and position of the latch point to no avail. When it started sticking again on Sunday a thought maybe smoothing rough edges on the lock arms with a file might help. Started f...
by tobytj
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Induction
Topic: Side Draft Carburettors for a Geminin
Replies: 20
Views: 112756

Re: Side Draft Carburettors for a Geminin

Misalignment of the throttle plates can also stop the throttle fully closing and progression hole being partly exposed – 1 mm loss of plate closure can be the difference between smooth and rough idle. To check alignment of plates hold up to light and look through the air cleaner end (chokes removed)...
by tobytj
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Induction
Topic: Side Draft Carburettors for a Geminin
Replies: 20
Views: 112756

Re: Side Draft Carburettors for a Geminin

Buying Other People’s Problems If you buy a side draft carburettor off ebay or gum tree or enthusiasts website in 9 cases out of 10 the carby will have a problem that will prevent it from running out of the box. In my case that statistic is 17 out of 17 as I have never managed to get one fit to use...
by tobytj
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: rockers and shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 8591

Re: rockers and shafts

Guess it depends on how bad the ones you have are, and wether or not its worth getting new ones. Toby, whats the go with ordering from rockauto? Got a few things i need to source from there....just have no idea how to go about it Rockauto are the same as most sites for buy on line. They are set up ...
by tobytj
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: rockers and shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 8591

Re: rockers and shafts

You can also get then for Rock auto (both rockers and shafts). Go for the steel rockers if you an get them

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/isuz ... r+arm,5656

$US3.65 each plus hefty post
by tobytj
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Twin cam Question
Replies: 4
Views: 6208

Re: Twin cam Question

Thanks
by tobytj
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Twin cam Question
Replies: 4
Views: 6208

Re: Twin cam Question

That's 5 thou and 9 thou if I have done the conversion correctly.
by tobytj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Twin cam Question
Replies: 4
Views: 6208

Twin cam Question

Valve clearance, what is the spec for a G200W? Read the engine thread for twin cam and it has every conceivable measurement except valve clearance for inlet and exhaust. I have my inlets in and have 3 to 4 thou on the inlets. I am guessing that is too tight. If so, can anyone advise on a source for ...
by tobytj
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Wheel tubs
Replies: 2
Views: 3160

Re: Wheel tubs

The rear wheel arches are two piece. I know because when I replaced a rear quarter panel i split the arch - its the easiest way.
by tobytj
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: thrust bearing?
Replies: 11
Views: 7236

Re: thrust bearing?

Yes it is possible to fit backwards and no it it won't work (but it will make a terrible noise) My kids are the kings and queen of destroying thrust bearings because they all drive with their left foot resting lightly on the clutch pedal. What they are doing is keeping the thrust bearing in contact ...
by tobytj
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Coil not giving spark - voltage query
Replies: 11
Views: 6582

Re: Coil not giving spark - voltage query

At least while you are waiting on the side of the road for a towey, you can sit smugly knowing you have clarity on the dicky coil issue.

(or just carry a spare)
by tobytj
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Coil not giving spark - voltage query
Replies: 11
Views: 6582

Re: Coil not giving spark - voltage query

You should get voltage on the negative side if the points are open, but not if they are closed. Check the continuity of the wire to the dissy.

You should only get 12 V when cranking the engine other wise about 9V via ballast resister.
by tobytj
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Gemini Chat
Topic: Will Twin Zenith CD carbies fit
Replies: 9
Views: 5937

Re: Will Twin Zenith CD carbies fit

Here are some photos of the Engine, grateful for any info on potential origin
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