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by ampwhu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Engine

Whatever you do as regards modifications to the engine aim to increase the torque from the engine. Engine tuning does not necessarily increase the torque which is what you need when towing a caravan. In some cases it can be the opposite. Have a good read through the attached:- https://www.calverst....
by ampwhu
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

Why didn't you fit a capillary type gauge? Always thought the Tim products weren't any good. Just buy a Smith's gauge and associate fittings.
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear axle U bolt size
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Rear axle U bolt size

Could anyone tell me the diameter of the axle U bolt? I haven't got access to my car st the moment so cant check. Thanks
by ampwhu
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1027

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

out of curiosity, did you use the original fuel line to feed the engine/carb?

reason i ask is i'm building a 1275 engine and was wondering if the standard 1/4" fuel line is sufficient or whether a 5/16" would be better. I'm going to use a HIF44 carb.
by ampwhu
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost my motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: lost my motivation

have just done this on one of my projects. I took only 2 months off and re started this week whilst off work. I have got loads done in 3 days. I'm out with the wife tomorrow (don't know why i have to go with her!) and them i'm back on it Friday and saturday.
by ampwhu
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine
Replies: 35
Views: 865

Re: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine

part no. 13H5191.
by ampwhu
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine
Replies: 35
Views: 865

Re: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine

You can buy a NEW pcv valve made by Smith's from Moss for around £65. I bought one last week.
by ampwhu
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3223

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

https://www.underfloorstore.co.uk/produ ... ing-fr5811

We've been using this glue for around 20 years. I've never had to re-glue a joint after using this.
by ampwhu
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3223

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

No not really. In the case of the oil pressure adapter being screwed into the banjo bolt, I'm never going to unscrew it for any reason in the future. If I wanted to remove the pressure gauge adapter, I'd just fit another banjo bolt without a hole down the middle. In the case of using the liquid seal...
by ampwhu
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3223

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

In the ideal world BSP and NPT threads should not be directly mixed, but I generally use a bit of PTFE tape when assembling them and have had no bother so far on the smaller sizes such as 1/8". Phil P i've never been a fan of PTFE. having been in the plumbing game for more years than i care to reme...
by ampwhu
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Surging when on the flat
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Surging when on the flat

I've only ever used 3 in 1 oil for the last 30 years and never had a problem. That's on all my SU carbs.
by ampwhu
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

i stick my sat nav/phone holder over the speedo when i'm driving.

who wants to be looking at a speedo anyway when driving. they are never right.
by ampwhu
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked engine drain tap
Replies: 24
Views: 622

Re: blocked engine drain tap

ive never heard of this and it looks to be a worthwhile change.
by ampwhu
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: 1275cc engine

i gave a 1275 marina engine away last year to one of the A35 acadamy racers. i prefer the midget engine.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: 1275cc engine

the majority of people struggle to fit a set of spark plugs so rebuilding an engine...... lol.

ive just paid for a 1275 and a machine shop build. i know which i'd choose next time.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: 1275cc engine

but you would have to spend that again and more to refurb it. Now if you advertised a rebuilt one for say £1250, you would get no takers.

people are generally weird!
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Re: worst year for minors

i think around 1952 when they stole the A series engine from Austin. They went down hill from there.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 505

Re: Oil leak

I've just purchased one for £5 delivered.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 505

Re: Oil leak

This is why I left this piece exactly where it is on the block when I left it at the machine shop. I gave strict instructions to leave it there in its place.
by ampwhu
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina /Minor thermostat housing
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Marina /Minor thermostat housing

i do the same. i run a slightly larger drill bit through the holes. I also use stainless bolts (not studs) and anti-seize paste (food grade).

I'm just bought one of those stat housings. Thanks.