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by King Kenny
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

It does look like blue coolant dripping down. You say your not loosing any, but over a long period a little weeping may not be noticed by looking in the radiator. Or it could be remnants of a gasket sealant. If the engine is running OK then I would not be worried.
by King Kenny
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bakelite/plastic cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Bakelite/plastic cleaner

I used a permanent black marker pen to restore mine.
by King Kenny
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Replacing the head lining in my traveller 1961
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Replacing the head lining in my traveller 1961

Hi. I replaced mine a long time ago. Start at the back for the rear pieces. Note how they are attached to the roof struts. Once that is off undo the wire that runs from the front parcel shelf through the window pillar. Tie a long length of strong string to the end to help you pull it back when you r...
by King Kenny
Mon May 25, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I used to test how well my Traveller was tuned by driving down the Bradford on Avon hill. If it Parped loudly all the way down to the town bridge the engine was in fine fettle, but if there was no Parp I knew it was time for a service. I am curious to know what part of the service it was that resto...
by King Kenny
Sun May 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I used to test how well my Traveller was tuned by driving down the Bradford on Avon hill. If it Parped loudly all the way down to the town bridge the engine was in fine fettle, but if there was no Parp I knew it was time for a service.
by King Kenny
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Failing seat cushions
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Failing seat cushions

Go carefully. I thought I would be clever and use a ply wood base. It was a comfortable ride but it raised the seat far too high. I relinquished and fitted the rubber base from ESM. All is fine now.
by King Kenny
Sat May 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Steering column felt bushes

Probably should not say this, but in the past I pushed a cocktail stick into the bush to tighten up the felt bush. I did replace the bush 10 years later.
Is this bad? :roll:
by King Kenny
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Declan's timing marker
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Declan's timing marker

That brilliant. I am going to make one tomorrow.
by King Kenny
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front Wings & Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Front Wings & Sealer

I used a tube of black Gutter Seal in a caulking gun. Wipe the excess off with a white spirit soaked rag.
by King Kenny
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: brake fluid

I replaced the whole braking system in the 1990s and have only had to replace silicon fluid when I had to replace the master cylinder two years ago. It is much more expensive, but my rear brakes never seize up like they used to.
by King Kenny
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how to paint
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: how to paint

To be honest, John, it was so long ago I can't remember. It is something I have wondered about myself, but knowing how lazy I am I would not have removed the black paint (assuming it had any) and just painted it with the paint I had at hand. Red oxide is good for an undercoat. I get mine from Wilko....
by King Kenny
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how to paint
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: how to paint

Hi John. I had my chassis legs replaced in the 1980s. To stop them rusting again I painted all that I could reach with a hard Paint such as Hammerite. Then I sprayed/painted everything with Waxoil. In the thirty or more years since I did this they remain as good as day one. I also use silicone brake...
by King Kenny
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 963

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: 345

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: 1168

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: 7607

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: 21
Views: 1450

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: 272

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: 807

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: 1262

Re: Recognising inlet valves

I have used one of those tools made by SPQR for thirty years. 8 clicks and the job is done.