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How to overhaul a Stromberg carburettor

The Stromberg carburettor does not have a regular service schedule, but should be cleaned about ...

Checking a Ford VV carburettor

The Ford Variable Venturi carburettor is fitted to many small Fords. It looks like an ordinary f...

How to drain engine oil and remove filter

Check the engine oil level weekly more often if the engine is consuming some oil, and always bef...

Checking and cleaning an SU carburettor

The SU carburettor is simple to strip. It has only one jet (except in a few special types) and...

Removing and grinding valves

Good engine performance depends on valve condition. Worn guides or stems and burned or badly seat...

Checking for wheel and tyre damage

Tyres are put under tremendous strains when a car is being driven. There are only four relativel...

Cleaning and fitting spark plugs

Check and clean sparkplugs every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) and replace them after 10,000 miles (16,...

Removing a carburettor for cleaning

Over a period of time, dirt inevitably gets through the fuel filter of a carburettor, and chemic...

Changing an oil filter

Fitting a cartridge-type filter Fitting a new disposable cartridge is a simple task, but you mus...

Checking the emission valve and breather

The crankcase emission valve governs the amount of crankcase oil fumes that are recycled into th...

Fitting new flexible brake hoses

The fluid in the car's braking system runs from the master cylinder to the brakes themselves mai...