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by King Kenny
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: Mystery Overheating

A similar thing happened to me about ten years ago. It was winter and I was just a few miles from home when I was held up in a queue of traffic. A huge plume of steam bellowed out from under the bonnet. " Oh dear " I thought. " Looks like I will have to do some work tomorrow ." I got home and checke...
by King Kenny
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Master Brake Cylinder Fixing Bolt Size
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Master Brake Cylinder Fixing Bolt Size

Hi. Buy your bolts and grind down the heads to give clearance to the torsion bar and fit them the right way around. It is easy to bend the bars for future removal. I just use a crowbar resting on a piece of wood to spread the load and force the bar down to give me clearance. To make it easier I have...
by King Kenny
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

I vagally remember reading a long time ago that when collapsible steering columns became mandatory in the early 1979s the Morris Minor was exempt due to the contract BLMC had with the GPO. I also read that the Minor steering columns were sought after in India because the tube has the same diameter a...
by King Kenny
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how's your legs??
Replies: 37
Views: 7098

Re: how's your legs??

I bought my Traveller for £360 in 1979. It failed its first MOT on the chassis legs. I had them welded for around £30. Every year the patches got bigger. In 1983 I took the car to Bath to have both legs replaced by Charley Ware. It cost around £300, but they have net rusted since. I do soak them wit...
by King Kenny
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: April the 1963 Traveller - Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: April the 1963 Traveller - Restoration

You are a very brave man. Good luck.
by King Kenny
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: squeaking fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: squeaking fuel pump

These units are very strong, but a strip down and check over would do no harm. This is one of those things that may never be a problem or could be a warning of failure. Perhaps it is time to consider a digital replacement.
by King Kenny
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: what oils are best

In 40 years of ownership I have always used 20/50 in the engine and gearbox. The cheapest I can find and change the engine oil frequently. I am running the original 1969 engine with one rebuild in the 1990's.
by King Kenny
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

Re: Recognising inlet valves

I have used one of those tools made by SPQR for thirty years. 8 clicks and the job is done.
by King Kenny
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 49
Views: 2500

Re: starting

Check the oil in the dashpot.
by King Kenny
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?

Looking very neat. Lovely colour. My partner had a black 2 door. She was very proud of it.
by King Kenny
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

Once you start it will become easier. My son in law has a Mini in similar condition and was scared stiff until I talked him through the restoration prosses. I showed him how to do welding and now the front half of the floor is done. Starting is the hardest part of the process. Just take your time an...
by King Kenny
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment

Not heard that before unless you mean charging off car. Some new batteries are sealed and cannot vent gasses in the same way as the older ones did. ie. gel batteries. High voltage chargers produce a lot of gas and old batteries had breather caps that could be removed to let excess gas escape. I use ...
by King Kenny
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?

Nice photos and good looking engine. I love a good looking engine.
I have always rested the engine on its sump with no problems.
by King Kenny
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.

I tipped my front wings on the rear end and poured fiberglass resin, with a little hardener mixed in, and ran it around the joint until it set. My traveller is used in all weathers.
by King Kenny
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Silicone brake fluid

It is all down to cost. Silicone brake fluid costs about four times the price of ordinary fluid. Times that by how many cars are produced ant it will add a huge cost to the manufacturer. Plus. the benefit won't be felt until the car is over four years old and probably passed to the second hand market.
by King Kenny
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Silicone brake fluid

I have used silicone brake fluid for twenty years or more without a problem. I have never changed it in all that time. Some had spilt or leaked into the cassis leg a long time ago. It dribbled out of the drain holes but the metal is unharmed. If it is good enough for Rolls Royce and Harley Davidson ...
by King Kenny
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: Extra rattle

Sound like it could be pinking (preignition). Check ignition timing.
by King Kenny
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil be seeing you....
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Oil be seeing you....

Green with yellow tracer.
by King Kenny
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Loose quarterlight lever
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

:D :D :D
by King Kenny
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Loose quarterlight lever
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

I think I had the same problem many years ago. They cannot be adjusted as far as I know so I wound a few turns of cotton thread around the spigot. This added enough resistance to stop it flopping.