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by ampwhu
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 64
Views: 1237

Re: Axle tramp

I've used a 47mm socket for about 20 years. It works fine
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 64
Views: 1237

Re: Axle tramp

I do them in a vice as well. If the bearing seizes, then it turns in the hub. This is what happened years ago with me. Bearing lock solved the issue and is still on the car 10 years later.
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 64
Views: 1237

Re: Axle tramp

Ok, seems like I may have a faulty hub after all. I took to half shafts out, in preparation for removing the diff, and found that the drum screws and half shaft screws were a bit loose. I also found that the hub is loose on the bearing. It's the same both sides-there is a couple of mm play in the h...
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil Intercooler
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: oil Intercooler

Phil, the remote oil filter housing and pipe's, what are they off of? I guess you have a marina engine fitted where the oil filter is at an angle at the back of the engine and it makes changing the filter difficult.
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

think I did it so there was 10mm play at the pedal before you felt resistance.

also, years ago, I didn't fit the 2 clips that hold the thrust bearing to the clutch fork correctly and this made it difficult to engage 1st and reverse.
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 342

Re: Positive v negative earth?

I've got alloy mini lites on my van. The old wheels were corroded and buckled. To me it was an easy option. Modern wheels are stronger, lighter and safer.
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 342

Re: Positive v negative earth?

Disc brakes are also better. The 1st and best mod on a classic car.
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 342

Re: Positive v negative earth?

And I, for one, have retained my wooden sash windows in my Victorian house because putting plastic in looks like s***e. Just because something is 'modern' and flash does not, necessarily, make it better. The modern world has lost a lot of charm. I could elaborate but, really, its not necessary 8) i...
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

driven plate is stamped with which way it fits.

I think its not adjusted correctly. if not that, have you got the clips holding the thrust bearing in correctly?
by ampwhu
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2536

Re: painting gold seal engine

in regards to the difference on the internals, I would say Phil may know the answer as he's got a lot more experience than most. I do know that the speedo drive is different. One is plastic and one is metal. Phil again may know the difference. With your box, can you drop the gear to 3rd to overtake ...
by ampwhu
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 342

Re: Positive v negative earth?

as for keeping things as they are...….

who buys a paper now to read current affairs
who posts letters
who has old wooden window frames in their home
who hand washes their clothes
who goes to Clacton for a 2 week holiday in a caravan

the list is endless. Improving cars is sensible and evolution.
by ampwhu
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 342

Re: Positive v negative earth?

i agree that these cars aren't up to modern standards. This is why I have modified all 3 cars and will continue to do this for years to come. I personally find standard cars unsafe on modern roads with the fools that drive 500bhp german autobahn stormers. fit an alternator and disc brakes. It makes ...
by ampwhu
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 342

Re: Positive v negative earth?

according to "folk", the positive-earth cars rust faster than the negative-earth cars. all 3 of my BMC cars have alternators. why wouldn't you want to fit one? Dynamo technology isn't really up to modern standards. When people go on about originality, I do laugh. If people are that worried about bei...
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: best glue for rubber trim
Replies: 3
Views: 136

best glue for rubber trim

as title says, what do you use for sticking rubber trim to metal?

I was thinking contact adhesive?
by ampwhu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 543

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I restored my 1st car at 19 with no previous experience or help. I managed it, anyone can. I got better the more I got into it. this was before the days of the internet (I'm not that old really) and all I had for reference was books from the library. I did ok, it got painted and then I was out and a...
by ampwhu
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 64
Views: 1237

Re: Axle tramp

engine and gearbox mounts, take a look at them
rear hubs, any end float movement

all I can think of at the moment
by ampwhu
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2536

Re: painting gold seal engine

bare in mind that running a 1098 with a 803 box is fine, but that's a lot more power going through it than the old 803 engine. ive not had a problem with mine, but i'd changed the internals to 948 to cope with the extra power. it runs lovely now.
by ampwhu
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2536

Re: painting gold seal engine

i'd say so. 803 box is not very good in my view. if your after an original car, then so be it. i'm into modifying my cars. so you have 1098 engine, 1098 back plate, 803/948 gearbox and clutch. As Phil says, the difference in the back plate thickness makes all the difference to setting the clutch up....
by ampwhu
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2536

Re: painting gold seal engine

gears are different between 803 and 948 boxes. not easy to tell by looking but an 803 box has a pathetic 1st gear. this means upon pulling away, you get about 20 ft before having to change to 2nd gear. Another thing that's different is the 3rd gear. if you have an 803 its not a lot different to 2nd....
by ampwhu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2536

Re: painting gold seal engine

picture shows my 803 box (948 internals) fitted to the 1098 engine I built this year.

I fitted the 803/948 engine backplate, flywheel and clutch. This will be the thin plate with the lip around the outside. 1098 backplate is solid steel and around 3mm/4mm thick.