G'day I'm Richo and I come from a small country town called Singleton in Australia.
Great board you guys have here !
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Today I fixed my craptachi vac secondary that had rigamortis in the closed position. I've only just bought the Brumby (Brat) from an old bloke (just retired) way out west and typically of grandpa cars the throttle cable was as slack as a 2 dollar hooker. Soooo... adjust the cable methinks and all will be well. Wrong. That didn't make a scrap of difference. Damn !
Next I whipped off the air cleaner for a look at the carb. The sight that greeted me made my jaw drop. In decades of messing with cars and bikes I have never EVER seen such a nightmare of hoses and pollution control garbage hanging off a poor old carb. In all honesty It would probably have been a half decent carby before it was covered in super glue and dropped in a snake pit.
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The 26 year old hoses were all as dry as a bone, cracked and leaking like a sieve. 30 minutes later I cracked a beer, cracked out the spanners and got cracking with 3 yards of new 3/8" vacuum hose. It took me the best part of an hour to cut new hoses and install them all. I also treated the carb body to a good blast of carb cleaner for good measure... so now all will be well right ? Wrong. Didn't make a scrap of difference... GAH !
Finally found the dirty vac leak after another 30 mins of chasing it down. The vacuum advance diaphragm on my distributor was dead and leaking air big time. I pulled the line from the advance unit and plugged it with a bolt (for now). Success !! The vac secondary works like a champ now its actually got vacuum for the first time in a decade haha.
I was happy for about 10 minutes and then it dawned on me I had best take a look at the distrubutor as well. I still had a slight surging under acceleration and it didn't want to rev out to redline either. Long story short ... 3mm side play in the dizzy shaft and the rotor button and rotor cap are internally machining themselves to dust. I jury rigged it for now by filing down the metal rotor cap posts and dropping in a new rotor button. To say my ignition timing is erratic is a bit of an understatement. I've got a reman Cardmon one winging its way across the pacific as we speak (no-one sells rebuilt or aftermarket distributors here in Australia).
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Here's my Brumby
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Immediate plans: Replacing the muffler tomorrow, new 14" mags and muddies also turn up tomorrow.
Arriving soon: 3-1/2" tach, iridium plugs, sports steering wheel + boss, new front CV's, 4 x 5-1/4" speakers for the doors, rocker cover gaskets, 80 channel UHF.
Future plans: HD clutch, Weber carb, powdercoat bullbar and rollbar black, LED light bars for the bullbar and rollbar, massively upgrade the stereo.