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by King Kenny
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: squeaking fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 109

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: 399

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: 773

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: 10
Views: 480

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: 546

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: 582

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: 353

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: 546

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: 520

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: 452

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: 452

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: 570

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: 214

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: 407

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: 407

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.
by King Kenny
Fri May 24, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Checking Coil Connections are correct

That's clever. My Traveller is ok but I will try that method on my old motorbike.
by King Kenny
Thu May 09, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: King pin replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: King pin replacement

Replacing the trunnions was the first mechanical job I did to my Traveller in 1979. The front wheel collapsed after a driving lesson. It is not a difficult job, just follow the manual. Keep them well greased and they will last for decades.
by King Kenny
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Refitting engine and gearbox advise
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Refitting engine and gearbox advise

Its been a long time since I did this but from (vague) memory... Gearbox cross member fitted after and I believe the engine towers fitted to the engine first. Hope this helps and I am sure it will become obvious when you start. 'Good luck, Mr. Phelps'.
by King Kenny
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Earth strap to body, and bonnet bump rubbers
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Earth strap to body, and bonnet bump rubbers

My earth strap has always been bolted to the side of the battery tray. IMG_2452web.jpg I have a Battery switch fitted but the earth strap is in its original position. From memory my bonnet rubber originally had a cross head bolt through a spacer. I have replaced mine with a stainless steel Allen bol...
by King Kenny
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Ignition

I have driven my Traveller for 40 years on points. The only time I have had a problem was when I fitted a new set of points and failed to tighten them up properly. On a test drive the points slipped and the car stopped. I quickly found the problem but had no feeler gauges so I guessed the gap. The c...