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 My Red Special 
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Firing on two.
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Location: Chichester, West Sussex
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No worries :)

September 14th, 2018, 10:24 am
Firing on two.

Joined: June 22nd, 2014, 8:09 pm
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Location: Reading, Berks UK
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I was with the car so ran it to check the valve covers weren't leaking or anything. I thought a little gentle idling might be good for the sealant to be strong.

Popped the bits and pieces back on, which put a smile on my face. I do love tinkering with this little machine, they really are brilliant aren't they. I worked out the other night I'd done the trip back home to South Devon from Reading, about 174 times in this little car. All at max speed, and it still runs so nicely! It's carried some impressive loads too.

Anyhow it sounds very lovely driving but still a slight smell. I suppose this tells me that the replacement cylinder head that's on it because of the exhaust studs, probably needs lapping.
In which case I should either do that, or put the original one back on after getting the ruined studs sorted out. I'm very tempted by that option.

I'll see how it goes, I'm thinking it'll be fine for the winter if I remove the heater tube from the offending side. I'll at least have half heating, which would be an upgrade from the hot water bottle gloves and blanket I had to use last year. (Really, haha.)

September 15th, 2018, 12:00 am
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