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by ashleywakeling
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Misfire when warm, recurring problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3537

Re: Misfire when warm, recurring problem

Hi, I have an aftermarket (I think it's Marina) air filter on Florence, (not installed by me) so I can't actually move the inlet pipe for the air filter. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT TODAY I took her into a local garage near where I work. We found that the condenser screw was not fully tightened, and so we t...
by ashleywakeling
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Misfire when warm, recurring problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3537

Re: Misfire when warm, recurring problem

Hi All, Lots of suggestions here, thank-you! :) The engine seems absolutely fine (if running a little rich) for short journeys, It got me to Cardiff without issue, it was the return journey that caused problems. It seemed to start under load on the motorway, and improved when i reduced my speed down...
by ashleywakeling
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Misfire when warm, recurring problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3537

Misfire when warm, recurring problem

Hi all, Unfortunately in June I had my moggy stolen. We got it back, but we've had a long list of continual problems since then with pretty much everything. The moron who stole the car managed to trash the clutch and gearbox. I've had them both replaced, and they are now fine. Recently my "aftermark...
by ashleywakeling
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Re-Wiring Hotwired Ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re-Wiring Hotwired Ignition

Hi All, I need some advice on how to rewire my ignition barrel after it was hotwired when stolen over the weekend. The only wire still attached to the barrel is the Brown with Blue tracer, I seem to have a thick white one, a thin white one and a white and red one? That may not be right, but I'm not ...
by ashleywakeling
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen & Found - BOV 578C
Replies: 5
Views: 4056

Stolen & Found - BOV 578C

Hi All,
Had my moggy stolen from Uplands in Swansea on Saturday night. Found in Townhill just 2.5 miles away after being joyridden. Pathetic people really. Now being scammed for £300 by the police recovery people. *Sigh*
by ashleywakeling
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators, Wipers and Fuel Gauge Gone
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: Indicators, Wipers and Fuel Gauge Gone

Hi all, replaced both fuses and gave the fusebox a good clean. Now working as good as gold, didn't notice that one of the fuse caps had snapped off from the main glass body of the fuse making it completely useless! Thanks all!
by ashleywakeling
Sat May 30, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators, Wipers and Fuel Gauge Gone
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Indicators, Wipers and Fuel Gauge Gone

Hi All, I've had an intermittent issue with my fuel gauge moving all over the place and my indicators some times not working and wipers taking AGES to kick in when switched on. Now all three have completely died, and will not work AT ALL. Looking at the wiring diagram it points towards the instrumen...
by ashleywakeling
Sat May 30, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cutting in and out whilst driving
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Cutting in and out whilst driving

Came with the car when I bought it, so no idea really. It looked new if im honest!
by ashleywakeling
Sun May 03, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cutting in and out whilst driving
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Cutting in and out whilst driving

Hi all! It was just the bloomin condenser! Unfortunately I don't have £60 to my name to by a new distributor. The condenser i put on was salvaged from my last morris so fingers crossed its new old stock :)

Thanks all!
by ashleywakeling
Sun May 03, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cutting in and out whilst driving
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Cutting in and out whilst driving

Hi, it does also cut out at tickover. So Im convinced its electrical. Ill replace the parts of the distributor one by one tomorrow to see if anything solves it, and report back!
by ashleywakeling
Sat May 02, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cutting in and out whilst driving
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Cutting in and out whilst driving

Hi there! Major help needed! This first happened about 500 miles ago, or about 3 weeks... Whilst driving along the motorway, the car cut in and out, in and out repetitively in quick succession, fast enough for the ignition light not even to come on. Recently the issue has got increasingly worse and ...
by ashleywakeling
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squealing Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Squealing Noise

Okay lovely people, diagnoses please if possible. Ive got a squealing in time with the engine (only above 1,000rpm) that is also intermitent (will stop for a mile, then start then stop). Coupled with what looks like very small blue flames coming from a section of the wiring loom. near the distributo...
by ashleywakeling
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaky Rear Diff
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Leaky Rear Diff

helloo! i managed to manufacture a kind of pump from a commercial washing up liquid bottle top. attach some pipe and it pressurises and pumps in. Then used a white cable tie to push it down into the diff to check the level. Mine hadn't leaked half as much as I expected so whatever you do, don't over...
by ashleywakeling
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaky Rear Diff
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Leaky Rear Diff

Nope, the filler plug wouldn't come out, so for the time being I've put 1/3 litre in through the breather, just to make sure it doesn't seize whilst pottering around. Ordered the seal you advised, plus the gearbox one as I'll soon be having a clutch fitted. May as well do the whole lot at once reall...
by ashleywakeling
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaky Rear Diff
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Leaky Rear Diff

Hello lovely very helpful people! Florence has passed her MOT (hurrah!), unfortunately one of the advisories was that the differential has a 'slight' oil leak that i'd describe as much heavier than that. We managed 370 milesreturn to Peterborough and have trundled around locally but I think it certa...
by ashleywakeling
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo Failure
Replies: 35
Views: 4999

Re: Dynamo Failure

Just as a way to end my part of the thread, but feel free to piggback, it's what it's here for! :) Alternator fitted and running PERFICK, problem solved. I've got a new one now, which I'll start a new thread for! I hate the initial period after you've bought a car that's been off the road for a bit,...
by ashleywakeling
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo Failure
Replies: 35
Views: 4999

Re: Dynamo Failure

I see, its starting and running perfectly every time though so the battery can't be flat! I'll put the alternator on!

Thanks again!
by ashleywakeling
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo Failure
Replies: 35
Views: 4999

Re: Dynamo Failure

Hi Everyone Followed your advice and the Battery is measuring 11.88v d/c whilst stationary and whilst being revved. I'm gathering this means that the dynamo is not charging the battery? I have got an alternator kit ready to go on, is there anything else I need to do before I go ahead and do it? Than...
by ashleywakeling
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo Failure
Replies: 35
Views: 4999

Re: Dynamo Failure

I've got a multimeter here that I can use. What am i doing with it to assertain whether its still charging? I failed physics at school as you can probably tell...
by ashleywakeling
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo Failure
Replies: 35
Views: 4999

Re: Dynamo Failure

Success! Me being the idiot I am tried to set the HT leads up with 1 at the battery and 4 at the rad, easily done I guess. She now runs! When you say I cant have tested the contact breaker without the engine running, I didn't know it had to be running to check it! Learning lots as I go here! How do ...