360 carby fuel supply

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 22 Jul 2022 01:14 am

Thank you, I checked and adjusted the selector rod lengths and got it all back together on the car today and the gear change is now super-light and smooth, which makes a change, but the park pawl is still playing up. Bah Humbug, we're too far from Christmas for good luck at this point, but never mind. The sump will be drained and removed tomorrow, hopefully. Too busy to remember to take pictures today, but will do asap.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 22 Jul 2022 11:52 pm

Nice one. Having decided the pawl thing must broken, I drained the ATF out to filter and keep for the spare gearbox (waste not, want not) and removed the sump and the pawl mechanism was found to be absolutely fine.

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Duh. However fiddling about suggested that the gear lever isn't engaging the pawl well enough and this causes the ratcheting. Ok so spent some time trying to put the compensator lever on at a different angle via its serrated teeth but that made it impossible to get all the gears and P was in the wrong place. Hence set it back to original angle and have decided to shorten the small selector rod as that will achieve the desired effect, I hope. I am led to believe that because the garage had previously made it a couple of cm shorter than it should be but I read that it was critical to have the correct length and set them all to the right length while refurbishing the compensator (see above). Evidently, that's not the case for an old box.

Main good thing though is that there's no evidence of massive breakage in the gearbox. One flying ant-shaped piece of metal, but that's about it.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 25 Jul 2022 12:27 am

Coolio Joe, I cleaned the visible parts of the BW35 innards and took a bunch of photos for a chuckle and replaced the floating magnet (not shown).
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Then the flange was cleaned again and the same for the sump pan prior to application of silicone sealant. Eventually the pan was refitted correctly and the bolts done up hand tight so that the gloop can partially set overnight prior to final tightening to the right torque.
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As can be seen, the selector mechanism was given another spray of white grease.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 14 Aug 2022 09:56 pm

All back together again, working and MOT aquired. All it needed was rear brake adjustment and a new windscreen washer motor which the garage asked me to do because they were too busy and they can't order bits for severiously old cars or bodge modern parts to fit old motors. Nice one, top one, sorted. Still the garage wanted £300 pounds. Hmmmm, are they charging me for my own work ;-? ;-?

Anyway, now its time to sort a couple of rust patches near the rear windscreen with copious amounts of naval jelly.

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Someone rotate that image. The problem with this car has been that the actual colour is a bit of a mystery. The original colour was Bordeaux red, but the people who have done any painting on it says its miles off. The best match I could get was with a Ford colour, an aerosol can of which is shown for comparison.

Meanwhile, Deep Blue is put back into everyday use to give the 360 a bit of a rest and to sort a couple of things that have gone wrong with it, thankfully nothing major. The suspension noise from the new strut has completely gone proving that it was due to the fact that I had not tightened the top nut to the correct torque before.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 21 Aug 2022 12:33 am

After several scrapings away at the rust between overnight applications of fresh naval jelly for about a week, this is how it looks:

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Semi sort-of getting there, I hope. Still more jelly treatments needed though.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 07 Sep 2022 01:35 pm

Ok, so Rover P5 it up. This is how the rust looked after about 2 weeks of overnight treatments with naval jelly and scratching away at it with screwdrivers of various sizes.

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I have a bit of a weird system, but I then put on zinc antitrust primer.

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And, when it's well proper dry, cellulose putty wherever its needed.

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Finally, a prepaint rub down after letting it dry some more, of course.

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Meanwhile, the 360 has some work done to fix the broken rear driver side door restraint.

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Back to the paint on the old Rover. *Sigh* Oh well, it's not a great match but mixing and matching different colours with tons of thinner gives a reasonably OK finish. Some of the successive steps are shown below.

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After tons of polish, it shouldn't show too much in the bigger picture ;-0

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Trying to get this ready for a local show but I heard it might be cancelled as animal rights protestors are threatening action in town.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 09 Sep 2022 04:41 pm

Bumbu sauce. Talk about the cancel culture. The show's off, and it's not for animal rights protestors, it's for none other than our very own and noble queen (no, Elton's still around AFAIK). Mais c'est pour la republique! Well, I'll have you know I'm currently organising my own mother's funeral which is shortly after the date of the same said and now non-happening show. I can see the funeral being cancelled now....
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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