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Old July 9th 07, 07:09 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.classic,uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Cerumen
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"Guy King" wrote in message
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from Alex contains these words:

You can drop the battery onto it and smash it....


There speaks a bitter man!

You can draw lots of pencil lines on it reputedly and it will not work.

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Chris, West Cork, Ireland.
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Old July 9th 07, 09:37 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.classic,uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Geoff Mackenzie
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Default Rotor Arm Failing


"Cerumen" wrote in message
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"Guy King" wrote in message
...
The message
from Alex contains these words:

You can drop the battery onto it and smash it....


There speaks a bitter man!

You can draw lots of pencil lines on it reputedly and it will not work.

--
Chris, West Cork, Ireland.
Festina lente




True. Assuming you have the "right sort of pencil" with a high graphite
content, it will track. Same thing applies to spark plugs - a pencil line
drawn down the side will cause a misfire which will confuse most mechanics.
A trick which was allegedly used by dubious motor traders some years ago to
drive down the price of whatever they were trying to buy, particularly at
auctions.

GMacK


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Old July 9th 07, 11:57 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.classic,uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.rec.cars.misc,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Charlie[_2_]
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I once came across a repeated failure of dizzy cap and occasionally rotor
arm as well. Turned out to be engine mounts: allowed engine to rock under
load so cap touched bodywork, pushing it over against the tension of the
holding springs,with spinning rotor arm inside leading to bits flying all
over the place.
took ages to work that one out. I think it was a BMW 1600


 


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