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by bigginger
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Compressor
Replies: 12
Views: 1546

Fair enough re forgetting my name - as you'll have guessed, it was me, As for "polite PM first" - nope, not that I know of. Generally a PM afterwards if it's something (like this) that NEEDS to be removed, but I chose to leave the explanation in situ. Why wouuld your second post be edited? No danger...
by bigginger
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charles Ware, what are they like
Replies: 27
Views: 3942

This thread is raising alarm bells among the Mods - could we drop the threat of horror stories now? I think PLENTY has been said, and enough offers of more provided, and it would be wise not to sail any closer to the legal wind, or the thred will be modified/locked.
by bigginger
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 97517

They're tough old bolts, since they take the full suspension forces of the car. I say again though, I've never been lucky with drilling them out/saving the plate for tapping, but you may be luckier that me. I'd also be seriously consdering paying a pro to weld in the cross member repair as well (ful...
by bigginger
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help - key issue!
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Right at the top of this (and almost all board pages) page, you'll see "FAQ Search Memberlist Usergroups Profile You have no new messages Log out".
Yours shouldn't say "You have no new messages". but 1 private message or something. Just click on that, and you'll see it waiting for you.
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by bigginger
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 97517

Oh damn.I've never had any luck with that problem, I'm afraid. I've tried the easy outs in the past, but without luck. I meant to say earlier that you should be V careful using heat on them, as the bolts are long and the heat will be heating up the oil in the damper. The plate is sort of get at-able...
by bigginger
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford disc conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6500

"no servo - compare like with like" Of the two of us, I'd say that I'm the only one who has, just as I'm the only one of us who has fitted them, "difficult" M/C valve and all. Surely efficiency would take into account the heat build up and ability to work reliably for longer than the drums, let alon...
by bigginger
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 97517

Threaded plates, FWIW, but it's a GOOD point
by bigginger
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 97517

Undo the 4 bolts passing through it that you can see, after bending back the lock tabs. 1/4" W, IIRC
by bigginger
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford disc conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6500

bmcecosse wrote:Err - well no -they are NOT more 'efficient' !
Err - well YES -they ARE more mechanically 'efficient' - hence the use of the word.
by bigginger
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford disc conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6500

Oh, not again :( Because they're useful for slowing/halting the car, just like your beloved bigger drums, only more efficiently. As you well know...
by bigginger
Sat May 30, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What should I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

...although entirely dependent on whether it's OFF ROAD or not - hence the name. If it is, you're laughing. AFAIR, it has to have an MOT to be even parked on the street - please shout if I'm wrong.
by bigginger
Sat May 30, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternative Traveller springs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Alternative Traveller springs?

One idea was to go for pick up/van springs, could these be adapted to fit? What is the difference in mounting to the chassis? Mounting @ the front completely different. 'Eye' in spring different size, mounted to a steel rod projecting from chassis. Ray assures me it's possible - I wouldn't. The van...
by bigginger
Fri May 22, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: traveller pick up conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Conversely - has anyone built a trav on a chassis? Effectively the same conversion only backwards. I recon that would be a good stiff car with none of this uni-body/monocoque nonsense to worry about. You'd run into various probs at the front, where the Trav body 'steps' and the chassis is straight....
by bigginger
Fri May 22, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: traveller pick up conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

AFA ICS, the rearpanel would bolt to the roof - I could check tomorrow, have both. The prob would be the lower half - I was idly planning out fabbing a combination of Trav (to make the doors fit) and 4 door/p-up/van (to make the cab back fit) pillars
by bigginger
Wed May 20, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: marina and minor axles and diffs
Replies: 27
Views: 4237

the flywheel from the outgoing 1098 engine will need to be slightly modified for use with the 1275 crank. Not strictly true - will need redrilling to a different bolt pattern and (AFFAI can see) a new centre for the g box input shaft inserted, along with appropriate bush/bearing. All available read...
by bigginger
Wed May 20, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: doors
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Different lengths
by bigginger
Wed May 20, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MGM Spares = Bullmotive!
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

...and it's Motif (a single decoration, such as a symbol or name on a piece of clothing - like the Bull badge on a Morris), not Motive :) I'll shut up
by bigginger
Wed May 20, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help with my modern
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Peetee wrote: you should never get under the car with timber supports of any kind.
Not strictly true - IF you're stuck, timber is a far better/safer alternative than brick/concrete.
by bigginger
Wed May 20, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 97517

NOT the same roof as a Trav, which use 2 door cars as a base, but the P-Us and Vans use the 4 door. Only interchangable with a LOT of work - I've researched it...
by bigginger
Wed May 20, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: not sparking correctly
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Not meaning to be awkward here, but how on earth would a "wrong cap" alter the firing order? I guess the plug leads might be hard wired in the wrong order, but have no idea if early motors had leads like that