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by xpress
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: su points fuel pump mysteries
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: su points fuel pump mysteries

thanks all and thanks to bob for that refresher. so many things competing for my grey matter it's good to revise.

will get onto it and let you know how it goes.
by xpress
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: su points fuel pump mysteries
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: su points fuel pump mysteries

I am careful because I dont want to snap the hard pipe.

I might undo the flexible pipe with the worm clip. then try and lock the hex nut on the hard pipe with spanner and turn the fuek pump off by hand.
by xpress
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: su points fuel pump mysteries
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: su points fuel pump mysteries

there seems to be two hex nuts to choose from where the hard pipe goes into the su fuel pump. one is nearer to the rad than the other although nowhere near the rad. which one to put yhe spanner on? secondly..... can the fuel filter be removed with the pump in situ. I remember it being at the bottom ...
by xpress
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: su points fuel pump mysteries
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: su points fuel pump mysteries

right. more info needed.

remove the flexi pipe undoing the worm clip with a screwdriver?

remove the hard pipe with the hex nut nearest or furthest away from the rad?

do the gaskets or rubber rings need replacing on these points coming out of the su fuel pump?
by xpress
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: su points fuel pump mysteries
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

su points fuel pump mysteries

hi there. can someone come to my aid with a fuel pump picture showing me whatbto take off to remove it since I have forgotten. do you remove the worm clip at the end of the flexi pipe to the su pump or turn out the hex nut? and the bottom fixed pipe to the su pump do you turn the hex nut nearest the...
by xpress
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter from Battery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Cigarette Lighter from Battery?

if the fuse is close to the battery, then with a short, the fuse will trip out rendering the circuit no risk. but i agree, better practise is to wire internally.
by xpress
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: fuse holder melting
Replies: 21
Views: 2724

Re: fuse holder melting

what rating is your cable? if it's 2amp cable and you're trying to draw more than this through it, you're going to get into trouble. also, i think 10 amps is too high a fuse, try 2 amps or 4. you're going going to use a hairdryer in there are you?
by xpress
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter from Battery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Cigarette Lighter from Battery?

nothing wrong with going direct from battery as long as you put an inline fuse between the battery and the socket, preferably as close to the battery as possible.
by xpress
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive/negative earth- how to tell
Replies: 18
Views: 3947

Re: positive/negative earth- how to tell

yes, that metal piece needs to be wedged into the top edge of the battery and the rods are tight, "pulling" the battery into the front bulkhead.
by xpress
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: best insurers for moped/scooter insurance?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

best insurers for moped/scooter insurance?

hi there, do you have any recommendations or moped/scooter insurance up to 125cc with CBT, possibly 3rd party only, one that doesn't mind a couple or a few mopeds on the insurance for the named person, or that doesn't have a 25 pounds admin charge to swap them over?
by xpress
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: looking for a union
Replies: 1
Views: 11498

looking for a union

looking for a union hiya, i am looking for a flared union for a flexi pipe to clutch slave cylinder for vw transporter t25. the left end looks like a union that you put a fuel house onto, on a moped fuel petcock. i can't find a replacement of this. here is a picture: http://i1059.photobucket.com/alb...
by xpress
Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where to jack up the front and back?
Replies: 13
Views: 4363

Re: where to jack up the front and back?

many thanks for your advice and pictures, what sort of size wood is adequate to spread the load? i use a bit of 3" x 5" laminated fibreboard but is this too small on the front chassis legs with axle stands? on the back it's easy i just jack up the axles nearest to the wheels i can get, or under the ...
by xpress
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where to jack up the front and back?
Replies: 13
Views: 4363

Re: where to jack up the front and back?

that's a good tip, what size blocks of wood do you use tubby? i used to use 5" by 4" laminated layers of fibreboard on top of the axle stands on the chassis legs, do you think this is not enough to spread the load or should that be alright?
by xpress
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comparison of whites
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

Re: Comparison of whites

who am i to tell you what to do but i personally wouldn't change the colour, too much hassle, i personally prefer trafalgar blue! perhaps do a trade or sell and get a white one?
by xpress
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: safer than axle stands?
Replies: 22
Views: 5256

Re: safer than axle stands?

any mechanics days out in surrey branch?
by xpress
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where to jack up the front and back?
Replies: 13
Views: 4363

where to jack up the front and back?

hi there, i am about to jack up the front first then the back in the garage to do the cleaning and undersealing of a morris two door saloon. i wanted to get some opinions on where to jack it up to minimise damage to obviously, quite an old car. for the front i was going to plank up on the chassis le...
by xpress
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comparison of whites
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

Re: Comparison of whites

not sure what mine is, maybe snowberry, i am going to get a colour match, will take the glovebox door off,
by xpress
Tue May 15, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: sanding off underseal, priming and painting questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

Re: sanding off underseal, priming and painting questions

that's hammerite. it has a picture of garden gate on it. it reacts with zinc phosphate primer. not so lovely.
by xpress
Tue May 15, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: sanding off underseal, priming and painting questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

Re: sanding off underseal, priming and painting questions

i can't remember rightly but i don't think i can topcoat zinc phosphate primer with hammerite, it sort of wrinkles the finish, and wrinkles are no good for keeping out the elements right? i wonder what i can use as a topcoat, maybe temac but it sort of looks quite shiny and is bitumen based.
by xpress
Fri May 11, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: sanding off underseal, priming and painting questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

Re: sanding off underseal, priming and painting questions

thanks bmc, what chassis black do you recommend? would hammerite black do it? i have some of that to hand.