Wingsforwheels

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  1. 4k guru's get at me!

    I'm assuming the carb on your kp60 would be the same as on a 4k ke55? If so I'll post a picture of the gregory's manual I used to kit my carb. There's also a video running through rebuilding an aisan carb--haven't watched it myself but others have recommended it:
  2. KE55 exhaust

    Hey Rollas My 1980 ke55 w/ 4k has a decent sized exhaust leak, so I'm looking to upgrade--probably after something between 1,5 and 2 inch, probably with extractors too but let me know what you've got! I'm in melbourne, but happy to drive or pay freight depending on what/where Thanks!!
  3. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Hi Rebuilder, I'm glad to hear the run on is (kind of) a good sign! Although I didn't know that run on could (or should) be reduced without a solenoid. I have recently changed plugs to ngk bpr5ey. Banjo mentioned on another thread that they are a common choice in 4kc motors. There is no carbon build up on the plugs, is there anywhere else I should be looking? I only fill her up with 98 octane, so I can rule out fuel as a factor.
  4. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Thanks for the tip Banjo, putting a cable tie around the top shifter boot has made the car a whole lot less smelly... Potentially the exhaust is due for some inspection!
  5. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    While I'm at it, does anyone have a spare anti-dieseling solenoid around? You said you might have one Altezza? I'm getting pretty bad run-on after the ignition is switched off! Happy to give you some money + postage of course
  6. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Just a quick update: I put a kit through the carby yesterday, changing all the gaskets, everything on the accelerator pump and the float valve. I also did the intake manifold gaskets of both sides for good measure. It is now running much better, and idling just fine! It does sound a little bit "clicky" so I'm now going to look at dizzy timing and valve clearances in the next couple of days. Thanks so much for all the help!
  7. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Yeah she is pretty neat! Obviously some rust removal and a respray goes a long way. The last owner put these pics up on the sale ad, I'll have to take some of my own soon. Thanks for the advice guys. After half a can of carby cleaner and resetting the idle mix and speed screws, she's now idling steadily but backfiring a bit. When I spray some carb cleaner round the base of the carb the revs go up a bit, so I am thinking there is a crap gasket somewhere near there. Going to take out the carb and try to rebuild it hopefully this weekend, so fingers crossed.
  8. Ke55/Ke30 Parts

    Hi mate, Do you have the ke55 chrome trim from the bonnet above the headlights? Also chasing all the badges for a 1981 ke55 CS--back and quarter panel badges, missing them all Cheers
  9. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Thanks Banjo, that's what I figured. I've put caps on the ports without hoses, and plugged in the vacuum hoses to mirror the diagram on the bonnet as best I can. I've also sprayed carby cleaner in solenoid and idle screw holes, and played around with the idle mix and speed screws as Altezza suggested. It's still idling very rough or cutting out completely, and when it does idle it backfires a lot. I'm thinking now I'll take the carb out and maybe put a rebuild kit through it. I've ordered a Gregory's manual hoping that'll walk me through it, since this my first real dealings with a non-EFI car... Does that sound like a good next step before attempting to set points, timing and tappets?
  10. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    OK, thanks Altezza, I'll have a go tomorrow at cleaning the jets and adjusting the idle screws. Looking at the carb it also seems like there are a few vacuum hoses have come off. Could the idling issue be because of that? Thanks!
  11. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Now that I've removed the solenoid I can see why there is no click, etc--looks like a past owner has disabled it like Altezza has suggested. I guess one option is to replace the solenoid, but if it has been cut all along would that suggest that it's not the cause of the idling issue? Cheers
  12. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Woops sorry I meant to say in that last comment that it didn't work--no click :(
  13. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Thanks for the replies Banjo and Altezza. I stripped the remaining 1 cm or so of the solenoid connecting wire, and connected it to the battery positive terminal while the solenoid was still attached to the carb (I assume this has the same effect given this is where the solenoid is supposed to function, and the engine is negatively grounded). I did it there because it was quite stubbornly in place screwed into the carb Is there anything else worth trying before changing the solenoid?
  14. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Thanks for the quick reply! The wire has been cut right near the solenoid end, so I think I'll have to find a replacement. Can a new one be found somewhere and bolted on?
  15. KE55 IDLING ISSUE

    Should clarify, it's a totally stock 4k, stock carby, etc.