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by King Kenny
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.
Replies: 8
Views: 298

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: 343

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: 343

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: 426

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: 168

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: 296

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: 296

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: 876

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: 319

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: 398

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: 186

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: 964

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...
by King Kenny
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Good job. I think I may be copying you one day.
by King Kenny
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: brake lines - material?

I am pleased you have the car on the road where it should be. Good luck.
by King Kenny
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 19
Views: 1132

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

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 ...
by King Kenny
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: Rolling tax exemption

I suggested it be revisited but they cited the loss of the tax disc as making it difficult to spot uninsured/MOTless vehicles. It's been overcome!! At the time, I suggested an MOT disc and suggested that in order to get an MOT, you would have to produce the insurance certificate. Good suggestion. H...
by King Kenny
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1963 traveller with no jacking points
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: 1936 traveller with no jacking points

I have jacking points on my Traveller but I never use them. I carry a scissor jack with two pieces of angle iron welded onto the top so it slots on the cross member.
by King Kenny
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: Rolling tax exemption

Vehicle excise duty should have been added to the fuel years ago. It is the only fair way of dealing with it. The more you use the roads the more tax you pay and nobody can avoid paying. That's the way it is done here in France and petrol prices are similar to the UK's.
by King Kenny
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wings for 71 Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Front wings for 71 Traveller

Sorry, Dumdum is a sealant not a personal comment.
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by King Kenny
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wings for 71 Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Front wings for 71 Traveller

No beading just sealant (Dumdum).