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by ampwhu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4938

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I did think so. I don't like the sound of cutting bits off the fan blade. think i'll leave as is.

thanks
by ampwhu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4938

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I have a question regarding the fan fitted above. is this from an MG midget? if so, is there enough clearance from the water pump pulley and the surface of the rad? reason I asked, is because I wanted to fit one instead of the single blade fan, but was advised it wouldn't fit as it would hit the rad...
by ampwhu
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 968

Re: long distance driving

this is something I would like to do! I did drive my A30 from Surrey to Dundee a few years ago. I had a couple of fuel problems but that was it. that was with a standard car (948 engine) and it ate the miles up. over 4 days, I did 1500 miles. i'd like to take the MM and the Austin down to the south ...
by ampwhu
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Traveller Stormforce All weather cover
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Traveller Stormforce All weather cover

you know what, looks like you need it more than I do. fill your boots.
by ampwhu
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Traveller Stormforce All weather cover
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Traveller Stormforce All weather cover

i'm local to you. if the above doesn't want it, I can collect.
by ampwhu
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 295384

Re: Spotted today.

saw a broken down convertible on the grass verge just south of Peterborough services - London bound on the A1. was about 1pm. I couldn't stop as I was doing 70mph and was late.
by ampwhu
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1878

Re: Currently drinking.....

currently recovering from an operation, so can't drive or drink! I like real ale and my favourite is London Pride.

for the record, I like strong tea, with minimal milk and 1/2 spoon of sugar. :D
by ampwhu
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

Biggles1957 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:47 am
I would certainly focus on ignition system.. condensers make them do funny things when they're starting to break down. Make sure you get good quality stuff though - there's a lot of cheap rotor arms out there that actually conduct electricity and also dodgy condensers etc.
I agree. Condensor.
by ampwhu
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 295384

Re: Spotted today.

I went to the Hanworth Classic in Bushy Park today (Opposite Hampton Court Palace, Surrey) and spotted a split screen pick up. reg was 4 digits. I'd never personally seen one before in 30 years of owning classic cars.
by ampwhu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

V5 arrived this morning (it would, wouldn't it). so I waited 9 days for dvla to send me the V5. fastest ever for me.

taxed this morning and out and about tomorrow.
by ampwhu
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

in all honesty, no. there are no post offices left near me as everything is done online these days.
by ampwhu
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Heater upgrade

look at an A35 manual. it was fitted as standard, but an optional extra.
by ampwhu
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 251

change of keeper - taxing car

Bought a new car 2 weeks ago. checked online and now DVLA say the vehicle is no longer taxed. I understand this. so whilst waiting for a new V5 to arrive, it says I can use the green bit of the log book which the new keeper holds onto. I type the 12 digit number in and it says I can't use it. not va...
by ampwhu
Sat May 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: E-bay Scammers

I think you have to be pretty stupid to give your money away to someone you don't know for something your not standing in front of.

it's like fools that buy cars before viewing them.

if your giving money away, I can email you my account details.
by ampwhu
Sun May 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: rev counter
Replies: 42
Views: 5734

Re: rev counter

I quite like to keep a check on the basic engine essentials now and then - oil pressure and water temperature, in particular, hence why I fitted those. The 'boy racer' in me would quite like a rev counter also though, just to amuse oneself on occasions! :lol: But yes, an ultra-simple, Spartan 'less...
by ampwhu
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

which way around the these bearings go? ive never done them and often wondered. any pictures?
by ampwhu
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Temperature Gauge - suggestions please
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: New Temperature Gauge - suggestions please

I have a temp gauge for sale. its capillary and comes with the thermostat housing and braket for inside the car. complete kit if you like.
by ampwhu
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 1029

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

I did the same! fitted my newly built engine a month ago and forgot to fit the pin in the bottom of the gearbox. did wonder if I should attempt to fir one, but with the green light from the experts on here, i'll just put a thin screw driver up the hole every now and then.
by ampwhu
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

this happened a few years ago to one of our cars. we used a couple of washers on each wheel stud to get the clearance. as far as i'm aware, they are still there 20 years later.
by ampwhu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: choke cable
Replies: 0
Views: 141

choke cable

would anyone know the length of the choke cable on a 1098 engine? I guess they differ in length from year to year?