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by King Kenny
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

I had a 12 inch wide piece of sheet aluminium that slipped between the radiator and the top rail for a quicker warm up in winter. I only had a short distance to drive to work though.
by King Kenny
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ETHANOL CHANGES
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: ETHANOL CHANGES

Hi Mary (you helped me register my Minor here). Thank you for your concern. I understand that this fuel may have an adverse reaction to plastics and rubber. The only parts that may be affected are the fuel sender, fuel pump diaphragm, pump to carb hose and the carb float. Mine are so old the will ne...
by King Kenny
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ETHANOL CHANGES
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: ETHANOL CHANGES

I read these comments with interest. We have lived in France for nine years now. We run a Hyundai Kona that runs very well on E10. I have used my 1969 Traveller almost daily since I bought her in 1979. I have been using 95 sans plomb all this time. I use her as often as I can, but like me, she is re...
by King Kenny
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lead free head
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Lead free head

Quite possible. When I had my head done I got new valves but I could not tell you if they were standard or not. The problem with lead free fuel has been the erosion of the cast iron head seat rather than the valves.
by King Kenny
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lead free head
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Lead free head

The valve seats will be a different shade of grey than the rest of the head. When a head is converted the engineer will machine out the old valve seats and shrink fit new ones made from harder material thus preventing seat erosion.
by King Kenny
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1688

Re: Disc brakes

I fitted Owen Burton ford based disks in the 1990's. Vast improvement. I used my Traveller every day for work and I still have not needed new pads. Neither do I have a servo. My view is that servos do little to help on a minor and I can do without the added complexity. I feel a lot safer with the di...
by King Kenny
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust choice
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Exhaust choice

I bought a S/S exhaust system from the Morris Minor Centre in the mid '80s. Still in place and working well.
by King Kenny
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Tricky one. You could (might) get away with just changing the boot, but the master cylinder will have to come out to change it I think. As you have done the wheel cylinders and the master is an unknown quality I would err on the side of caution and renew that as well. Taking it out is quite a strugg...
by King Kenny
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Extra lighting for Travellers
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

They look really nice. Years ago I fitted a switchable light above the rear doors, but it was not as smart as the ones you have.
by King Kenny
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller wood frame to B-pillar joint
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Traveller wood frame to B-pillar joint

If I were to do that job again I would use black Gutter seal. I have used it to seal the front wings, some of the glass and to replace the rubber seal that goes over the roof on my traveller.
by King Kenny
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 503

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: 382

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: 240

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: 818

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: 818

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: 820

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: 849

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: 433

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: 451

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: 326

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.