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  1. Hi, as Ben says theres lots of similarities but also important differences so any conversion must include these. Im talking bigger brakes back and front plus the master cylinder to operate them and beefier suspension springs (certainly at the front) plus anti-roll bar. The clutch arrangement is also quite different and obviously a larger unit is used on the 6 so the master cylinder would have to match. Finally it would probably benefit from a higher ratio differential than either the Spitfire or GT6 units (both depending on the model of used) to make first gear useable and improve hi
  2. glang

    Fuel Filter

    I agree that you dont need much but if my filter paper is actually punctured (my air pocket does seem to be the only one thats disappeared) then everything is going through to my rorty tractor engine😭
  3. glang

    Fuel Filter

    Youve got me worried now as my filter was really, really cheap from Eurocarparts and now Im wondering if its not filtering anything🤪
  4. The thinking is that there isnt a front ie the orientation doesnt matter but some were marked up to stop queries on the production line...
  5. glang

    Fuel Filter

    Hmmm difficult one as I wasnt monitoring the level but certainly around 6 months or so after having seen it half full it was then completely full. It had been run very little in that time but as you say if it works dont worry about it....
  6. glang

    Fuel Filter

    Well if the air pocket in the filter gradually passes through the paper element as Im suggesting it would then go into the carb float chambers little by little and be released from there via the overflow vents so it shouldnt have any effect on the running. However if it escapes all in one go then it might momentarily produce a low level in the float chamber and consequently a weak combustion mixture... Once the air pocket has escaped from the filter then it should remain full unless the fuel system is drained at some stage.
  7. glang

    Fuel Filter

    I think, for the reason Rob says, perhaps over time with the filter vertical the trapped air can percolate through the paper and out of the exit leaving the case full. However it could even be down to the individual filter manufacturer...
  8. glang

    Fuel Filter

    That makes sense. Mine, which is mounted fully vertical with inlet at the bottom, wasnt full to start with but a few months later is - I wonder if the paper element has punctured🤣
  9. glang

    Fuel Filter

    No, either way seems to work but I just cant understand why in at the bottom, out of the top still leaves the filter only half full of fuel😵
  10. glang

    Fuel Filter

    Yes I can see that but why have the internal pipe? If the exit hole was just in the end plate it would work just as well leaving the dirt on the outside of the paper element but all air would be pushed out as well. All I can think is that as the element get progressively blocked up the level of fuel gets higher so that when showing full it means the filter needs to be changed...
  11. glang

    Fuel Filter

    That is strange and I can only think theres a tube inside that comes down from the outlet to below the fuel level otherwise more of the air would be sucked out! However again I think as the bottom of the filter element gets dirty the fuel level will rise automatically to compensate... Would be interesting to see what it does when the engine is running?
  12. glang

    Fuel Filter

    Out of interest Rosbif does yours suck from the top or bottom of the filter?
  13. glang

    Fuel Filter

    I think thats to do with the positioning of the filter as I have a very similar item but fitted in the engine bay just in front of the bulkhead with the inlet at the bottom. Any air is sucked out of the top by the mechanical pump so the filter remains full all the time. Not saying it cant run perfectly ok as youve got it though as I think if the filter blocks up at its base the fuel level will rise to compensate...
  14. glang

    Brake Failure

    yes this is a good illustration of why later cars went to a dual type MC and its not good to think about it too much🤪
  15. glang

    Brake Failure

    First of all is it a completely standard brake system? If all the system checks out mechanically including pedal and operating linkage then a strong possibility is that the MC piston to reservoir seal didnt function correctly and fluid was pushed back to the reservoir instead of out to the brakes. When this happens (and if theres time!) you can try releasing the pedal and pressing again repeatedly as it might start to work properly and seal again so that you have brakes. However I wouldnt drive the car again without replacing the MC or at least overhauling the original....
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