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by King Kenny
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Loose quarterlight lever
Replies: 5
Views: 201

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: 201

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: 442

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: 274

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: 343

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: 160

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: 19
Views: 614

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: 12
Views: 349

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: 904

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: 942

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: 842

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: 231

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: 842

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: 220

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: 220

Re: Front wings for 71 Traveller

No beading just sealant (Dumdum).
by King Kenny
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Speed Limiters

Probably faster. A good selling point.
by King Kenny
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake cable length
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Handbrake cable length

Sorry I do not know the actual length of the cable but as soon as I fitted now cable several years ago I found I ran out of adjustment at the hand brake lever too. The old frayed cable was fine so there must be an issue with some new cables. Chas Ware says..."HBK119 Cable - Handbrake - Cable Outer L...
by King Kenny
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

It was a long time ago but They are Ford based.
'OWN112FD Complete disc kit, using the more powerful Ford Sierra or Escort Mk 3&4 callipers. A larger swept area of pad gives greater stopping power'.
by King Kenny
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

I fitted Owen Burton, Ford based disks to my Traveller some time in the late eighties, can't remember exactly when. The car has been used for commuting and touring ever since. I have had no problems at all. I use silicon brake fluid and the pads have never been changed.
by King Kenny
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: How Far have you driven?

We once took a touring holiday from our home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire through London and on to Dover. From Calais we drove through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and on to Bitburg in Germany. Our return trip was through The Nederland's and on to Dunkerque, then Dover back to Trowbridge all in five day...