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    1987 CSW V8 Carb with aircon

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  1. Fridge, yes crank and crank and will not fire.
  2. Yes. Return line fitted to the carbs / tank. FridgeFreezer, in my head I’ve discounted this as the distributor doc has refurbed the dizzy and replaced that item?
  3. Thanks guys. That’s really helpful. I’ll have a play in the coming week or so and report back. I have an old MG on SUs so have some experience in setting them up and do have an old carb balancer too! Be interesting to see what I find.
  4. Thanks guys. Running the stock SUs, which I believe are HIF44. Air filter setup is also stock. Fuel pump replaced circa 4 years ago with an in tank version per original. Can’t recall what brand. So a carb strip down could be in order. In terms of fuel Vapourisation. Shouldn’t the pump push past any locking?
  5. 1988 v8 110 Have a trusty old 110 with a factory fitted carb rover v8. Starts on the button (cold or mild weather), but has always had issues re-starting once run for a while when stopped (including when stopped for fuel etc!). I've tried to work through issues it could be, but having the ignition side of the system rebuilt (distributor) and new leads, cap, rotor arm and leads (all distributor doctor), but the issue persists. Could anyone suggest a list of things I should investigate. I was wondering about cleaning up the carbs (re-built 4ish years ago) and having a general tune up. Perhaps looking at a new battery and starter motor, but given it starts cold, these seem like less of an area for issues. I've had a go at varying my hot starting technique (as it were) with no choke / choke, throttle / no throttle etc. Any thoughts / advice greatly received!
  6. Just to follow up on this, the black and white wires don't look like they would fit onto the warning bulb cluster as the connectors are the wrong size and the PDWA light is fed through the main wide and flat loom into the back. Any other ideas?!
  7. Great. Best get it all connected up properly then!
  8. Thanks Western. I can see that on the wiring diagram now. I must admit, I assumed that all the warning lights went through the combined cable loom that went into the back of the warning light cluster. I assume it must be connected separately given the wires in the pics. Should the PDWA come on with ignition and then only light if there is a pressure / fluid failure in the braking system. Slightly worrying that it hasn't been connected!
  9. I'll take a look this evening, but couldn't see an orange trace. It looks like it would either line up with a warning light blub or an aux switch of some kind (not fitted), but I can't make sense of it to be honest.
  10. 110 CSW V8 - 1988 I am in process of replacing my dashboard cowl / binnicle and have noticed two floating wires. Could anyone let me know what they might be for? They have always been disconnected as far as I am aware, but wondered what they might be for.. Separately, if anyone has any tips for jobs to do while the dashboard is off, I'd be keen to know (have been replacing the wiper boxes at the same time).
  11. Thanks Bowie - really helpful. Do I then use a lever / crowbar on the adjuster to get the required tension? I'm guessing the viscous fan would be left hand threaded?
  12. Morning, 110 v8 3.5l 1989 (non-serpentine) with aircon. Can anyone give some advice on how to change the water pump belt on a standard non serp v8 with aircon? Mine has a nick in it and part is peeling back. Will I need to remove the viscous fan, shroud and the radiator / condensor? If not, how is this main belt adjusted? I cannot see an adjuster like there is on the alternator / pas pump / aircon? Any help / advice very much appreciated (sorry if this is an obvious question). This is the layout (talking about the belt going around 3, 4 and 5):
  13. Thanks chaps - that's all understood and really helpful. I think I will explore using the parts and see if I can come up with a method to make the seats fold up more easily, than getting out lots of tools to sort it!
  14. Simon, Western thanks - that's really helpful. Could you show me a picture of the end of the bench base fixings nearest to the rear door too please? It seems odd that the seats weren't designed to fold up easily (I just assumed this was the case because of the hinge on the base). Will have to think about an easier method to get them up and down than using the spanners. Separately, which dog guard are you guys using? I thought the standard ones didn't fit with the longer 3 person CSW seats!?
  15. Thanks Western, that would be really kind.
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