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    Front tyres are mounted wrong way round on latest photos and videos
    Swap the wheels left to right.

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      Originally posted by MXM View Post
      Front tyres are mounted wrong way round on latest photos and videos
      Swap the wheels left to right.
      Oops!

      Must have mixed them up when I painted the wheels!

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        Update!

        Not a whole lot to report, the car keeps conking out when it gets hot in traffic, is fine when it is running on the road, also now the cold weather has hit it's less of an issue... Swapped the ignition coil to no avail, ignition timing is correct, spark seems to be strong. I'm leaning towards vapour lock or something in the carb sticking. It also seems to run lean when hot as it won't pull on hills unless you pull the choke but I've not had a chance to properly look at it.



        I'm always impressed with how helpful people are when I break down, pushing my obviously broken car off the road while also trying to steer it is much easier with several people behind you blaring their horns.

        I also replaced a headlight bulb:



        Doing this prompted my neighbour to ask if I was running an unlicensed car dealership... Clearly I've got a fantastic business model given I've had the car for 6 years and spent several grand on it which I've no hope of ever recouping.

        Other than that I've largely used the car for local trips out and the odd run to work.




        Me and Girlfriend_70s also went for a daytrip out to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in it.



        My latest endeavour was a 470 mile trip up north as the Dolomite wasn't seeing as much use as I'd like and the Acclaim is running out of miles on it's insurance policy. I videoed this for prosperity.




        I also encountered a horizontal tree, found you can fit a wheeled zimmer frame type thing in the boot with a bit of imagination and reuinted the Doloshite and the Yellow Peril.

        https://i.imgur.com/Gf0TBL8.jpg
        https://i.imgur.com/3YQe7nD.jpg
        https://i.imgur.com/MqyL2F6.jpg

        Since getting back I've taken off the alternator and reattached it with more washers and it no longer rattles. Also checked the rocker gear and found it to be largely fine, one rocker won't slide horizontally on the shaft but I seem to recall that being the case when I fitted it anyway so I've elected to ignore it. Also checked the valve timings and they were all fine.

        I've sourced a NOS wheelarch repair panel as well, which will be well needed...

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