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- Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:26 pm
- Forum: Restoration Projects
- Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
- Replies: 13
- Views: 439
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...
- Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:01 pm
- Forum: Electrical
- Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
- Replies: 7
- Views: 197
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 ...
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.
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 ...
- Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:51 pm
- Forum: Mechanical
- Topic: Refitting engine and gearbox advise
- Replies: 9
- Views: 417
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'.
- Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 pm
- Forum: Mechanical
- Topic: Earth strap to body, and bonnet bump rubbers
- Replies: 2
- Views: 199
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...
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...
- Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:10 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
- Replies: 19
- Views: 1245
Many years ago I took my Traveller to HAL#*DS for an MOT. A young man told me it had failed on the suspension. He went on to tell me that they prised the suspension with an iron bar to check for any movement. He said it moved when levered. I told him that the suspension had rubber bushes and should ...