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My Dubbo Wasp 
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Location: Rye Park, N.S.W.
Car(s): Doris, Aunty Mary, Shrek, Jimmy; GT, Wasp, Florian & Sed unrestos; 65 Elf; worn 02 Forester; 07 Santa Fe CRD, Sigma.
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Yeah, it can be a nit of a mystery. Any if the other things mentioned are possible. I have had the little insulator block have a hairline crack that allows an intermittent short. Once Doris started missing with no explanation after sitting for a while. At least it was while we were at home. After checking many things I put an ohm meter onto each end of one of the little leads in the dizzy. As I wiggled it round, the needle bounced all over the place. The wire had broken down with age.

Here is Shrek's dizzy, and he goes really well.
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It is my only early dizzy equipped motor, all the others have the late long point one.
:) Matt.

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:34 am
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Hey slacko, the wiring is not in the hooks! Probably should fix that!
:D Matt.

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:36 am
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Car(s): 3x1965 PR20(Donkey, Jenny n Bundy) 1 1969 PR20(Percy) 2 1968 PR20(Eugine n GT Donor) 1 1968 PR91 GT, 1 1965 Wasp
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I should put mine in the hooks too then..... one day, eventually ;)

On a much sadder note though.....
I think I have hit a hurdle that ends my chances of bringing the Wasp to the Nationals :cry: :cry:

I have the engine running now but it seems to have a decent big end knock and really low oil pressure.
I don't know if it's a result of the engine being run with the timing a mile out for so long or what but I don't think it will be a very wise idea to drive it to Albury, than Mudgee and back as it is.

I'm now going to drive Donkey instead and when I get home I'll pull the Wasp's motor out and fix it properly.

And I would have had it ready next weekend too if it wasn't for this happening :x

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:17 am
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That's a shame Sticky.
I was really looking forward to seeing it. I would love to have bought that one myself, but the divorce costs were too high.
We believe that the original owner was known to one of my staff. He was a teacher?


Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:29 am
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Chin up Sticky, at least you have Donkey for the back up plan, as long as that doesn't upset Donkey ;)
Sorry to hear your news, on the positive side, best you found it now and not in the middle of western NSW "somewhere"!!

Travel safe and see you soon now.
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Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:06 am
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It is a shame.
I was really hoping to show everyone while it was still as it was when I picked it up, warts and all (other than the new brakes and steering components that is)
There will be other chances, like the ICCA 50th anniversary perhaps :P

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:34 am
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Hey, thats bad luck mate. Amazing how a Wasp that looks so good would have not be a goer. Every car I've brought home with a motor in it has run, and run well, but the bodies are usually a bit sad.
You will fix him, and he will be great. Mechanical is easier than bodywork I reckon.
See you and Donkey soon.
Cheers, Matt.

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