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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: New member from Hampshire Reply with quote
Hi all,

I've just joined the club after buying myself an ex-military 109 - 1983 2.25 petrol.

It's not my first Landy, I've previously owned a Diesel 88" and a 300TDi Discovery. With this one I was mulling over whether to get a 109 or a 110, but was swayed by the condition - both chassis and bulkhead were amongst hte best I've seen. I'll be asking quite a few questions about servicing and tuning though, as it got 15.6 MPG over the first tank-full, I was hoping for 20!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Afternoon Nick C.
Welcome to the forum and don't worry about asking questions that you might think are silly ones. No one on this forum will ever think that and we are all here to help.
Was the 15mpg over short journeys or long ones? Driving short journeys around my part of Hampshire I usually manage 16/17 mpg.Your engine has more weight to haul than mine. On long trips at a steady speed I can get 20/22mpg. Have you got the Zenith carburettor or a Weber conversion? Which part of Hampshire are you in? Send me a private message if you want. If you're not too far from me perhaps we could meet.
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Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Nick,

Welcome to the club and forum! Thereís lots of help and advice here, just ask away!

Congratulations on the new purchase! Donít forget to post a few pics. You should be getting a few more mpg unless youíre doing a lot of stop-start driving or carrying unnecessary weight on the Landy. A service and checking the brakes arenít sticking might help though.

I lived in Hampshire for a few years. Which part are you in?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks chaps.

I'm in Basingstoke. Where abouts are you Alan?

The average was over 80 miles of which 2/3 was "mixed" driving on the way back from collecting it, and the rest was short journeys around town.

It's got a Weber 34ich, so one of my first jobs is going to be learning how to tune those...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm in Andover so not too far.
The Weber was supposed to be an economy conversion but it was never successful as it is far too small for the engine and has a habit of icing and internal corrosion. New Zeniths are no longer available but I had some completely restored by BFS in Salisbury and although it's the wrong carburettor for the 2.5 engine mine runs very well on it.
As the Weber was supposed to be more economical than the original Zenith, 15 mpg is what you would achieve with the Zenith so there's no improvement there.
How does it cope with hills? Points or electronic ignition?
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Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome along Nick C. That fuel consumption does sound a bit low. Could well be just running a little rich and over fueling? Wouldn't take a lot to drop from an expected 20 to 15.

Do you have any pics?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Nick and welcome to the forum. May you have many pointless discussions and indiscriminate arguments whilst you are here. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I get around 18mpg with mine, fitted with a Zenith carb.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
Hi Nick and welcome to the forum. May you have many pointless discussions and indiscriminate arguments whilst you are here. Very Happy


Is that the 5-minute argument or the full half-hour?

Adie wrote:
Welcome along Nick C. That fuel consumption does sound a bit low. Could well be just running a little rich and over fueling? Wouldn't take a lot to drop from an expected 20 to 15.

Do you have any pics?


I think it is running a bit rich, hence my comment on an earlier post about tuning the carb. If I could get it up to 20 I'd be a lot happier!

I have photos, just need to sort out somewhere to upload them to!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
There's only the air bleed screw to adjust. Warm the engine then turn the screw clockwise until an even tickover is achieved then adjust the tickover speed as necessary.
Presume the choke is not sticking partially closed.
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Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
There's only the air bleed screw to adjust. Warm the engine then turn the screw clockwise until an even tickover is achieved then adjust the tickover speed as necessary.
Presume the choke is not sticking partially closed.


Thanks Alan, I'll give that a try. I think the choke is fine, but will double-check that too.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice looking motor Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Morning Nick.
Agree with Paul. Looks good.
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Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yup, definitely a smart Landy! Cool
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