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    Thank's waynne and herb, it's nice to know people are reading what I write... I have been told that good polyurethane based varnish as used by boat builders would be OK, for the level of finish and protection I am after, but have never had the need to use this stuff, so am reluctant to...
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    Hi guys, just an update on my Silver Shadow II. Since my last posting here, she has behaved herself and I must put that last fault down to 'user error':embarrest: I am now starting to prepare the woodwork for re-varnishing, this will be on all four, door top rails, the full multi-piece...
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    SHADOW II, POOR RUNNING UPDATE. Car seems to be running fine at the moment. Went through the fuel/air mixture adjustments again on the Carbs, by making the mixture so week the car would not start. I slowly turned the adjusting screw until the car started and stayed running. I then turned the...
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    Hi there country bumpkin, Thanks for replying, The plugs are good, not at all old or badly gapped. I was wondering how you do a compression test on an engine installation such as this, (large V-8). On normal 4-pot cars, you simply turn over the crank shaft with a big spanner, you can't do...
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    Hi there country bumpkin. Thanks for your thoughts. Any idea roughly how much a comp test is, the last time I was at a workshop, (not for the car, I happened to work in the same courtyard), they said they could do a comp test for me, but would take some time because of how awkward three of the...
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    Hi old-git...don't think much to your monicker, I'm sure your not an 'old-git'! Anyway, been through three sets of plugs, all gapped properly, the last set was gapped with a brand new set of feeler gauges, just in case it was those, still no difference. The car has lost no performance, gave it...
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    Rolls-Royce FB60 engine question

    Hi again, Re: blocked waterways, is this the result of poor quality water/coolant over the years? My guess is that it will be none to easy to un-block for the home D.I.Y.'er. You could try one of those flexible drive attachments in your drill, the sort that are a couple of feet long with a...
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    Hi, my Silver Shadow II will not run smooth, it has a constant lumpyness about it. I have been through the usual stuff like leads, plugs, dizzy cap, mixture weakening device, change of both carbs, take out the air filter and so on and so on... I have adjusted the mixture control on both...
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    Rolls-Royce FB60 engine question

    Hi classictraffic, You know that your FB60 engine is a leftover Military unit, so I would expect various ports and waterways to be redundant on a civil car installation. Your overheating can be one of several things developing on such an elderly car. Do you know the basics of how an engine...
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    Rolls-Royce

    So, this is where all the experts hang-out!!! Here is a new thread for Rolls-Royce. Please post whatever you have regards this company, real cars, model cars or anything to do with the commercial side, like their plane engines etc. I am specifically looking for Silver Shadow owners to...
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