Iain M.

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About Iain M.

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  1. FWIW when I had my 47 engine rebuilt, we discovered that the back 2 cylinders on each side had been sleeved sometime in the past. The others had been bored .030 over. We ended up going to .040 over & have had no related problems.
  2. Thanks Larry - Have sent him an email.
  3. Thanks for the replies. I checked out Bumper Boyz & it seems no one has anything good to say about them. Alan Whelihan says he has a couple coming in this month. May solve my problem.
  4. Does anyone happen to have a straight rear bumper for a 47 Continental available?? I don't need the overriders, just the main bumper. Condition of the chrome not too important. I'm in Canada, but have a place in California - could pick up or arrange shipping. Thanks in advance. Iain
  5. Thanks Dee - I got him. Cheers Iain
  6. Have been trying to get hold of Merv for several weeks, no answer - have left messages. Anyone know if he's away?? My 47 LC got rear ended & I'm looking for a rear bumper & splash pan, have had no luck with Boos Herrel or Alan Whelihan. Thanks Iain
  7. I have a manual that shows the detailed proceedure. Could scan it for you & email. Email me at - iainmcclymont(at)shaw.ca Cheers Iain
  8. FWIW, I bought one of Jim's NOS manifolds about a year ago - was very happy with the manifold and the price. Cheers Iain
  9. Tore the carby apart yesterday & gave it a good cleaning - that really solved the problem. Off in an hour to the Cascades & have Dee's phone number in my pocket just in case:). Iain
  10. Turned down the idle speed & it made a huge difference. Thanks for the help. Iain
  11. No pinging - but the bucking happens at any speed, including highway speed - and in all gears. Will try turning the idle down.
  12. Thanks Dee. The distributor was done by Jake Flemming and I haven't touched it. My thinking was that since the engine runs so well otherwise, that the bucking while coasting must be an adjustment issue of some kind. I'm no mechanic, but the only things I could think of that could be adjusted are the carb & the vacuum brake. The carb is the one I got from you, and works well - so could it be the idle speed? Also, I do have a spare distributor, also rebuild by Jake, that I could put on if you think that may be the problem. Thanks for the help. Iain
  13. Am getting my 47 Continental ready for it's debut run down to Washington State next week for the Sea Tac HCCA Red Carpet Tour. The engine runs smooth and strong - except when I come off the throttle, to go down a hill for example, then it starts to buck. It has been suggested to me that the idle might be a bit too high, so will try & slow it down a bit. I don't have a good undertanding of the vacuum brake on the distributor - could that be a factor?? Any thoughts & ideas appreciated. Thanks Iain in Campbell River BC
  14. Anybody have any experience replacing the rear quarter windows on a 47 LC?? Have been working on this for days & not getting very far. Unfortunately, I wasn't the one who took them out, so am having to re-invent the wheel. There must be a proper sequence & a few tricks to doing it, would appreciate any help. Thanks, Iain
  15. Here's another (probably stupid) question - recently got an NOS intake manifold for my 47 LC from a forum member & it has 4 bolt holes for the carb as opposed to the 3 on the old one. My engine guy tells me he can build an adapter plate with no problem, but I'm wondering why the difference?? Iain