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by hanvyj
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)

One other thing, I was thinking of rolling the car, would it be easier to weld this with the car on its side or not? I.e. is most the welding from underneath?
by hanvyj
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)

have you got a photo of the underside of the sill,looks like it may have been plated over ,its a common bodge strip of steel welded to the floor pan and to the flange on the outer undersill. looks like a length of welding wire poking up through it,(best way to describe the sections as inner and out...
by hanvyj
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)

I would always brace before rolling, even if you leave the doors in, but vital if you have taken them out. both across the car and in the door frames. Any weakness in the structure - and you cannot see everything - you run the risk of twisting Great, will definitely do it. Glad you pointed it out, ...
by hanvyj
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)

The boxing panels look to be in amazing condition and I certainly wouldn't consider replacing them. I know! I was really surprised how good they are compared to the floor of the sill. I think the car had been stored for a long time, so maybe there was some sitting water inside that didn't get jostl...
by hanvyj
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Rust on the inside of the sills (few questions)

I've been meaning to respray my car for a few years now, and I've finally begun stripping it to paint, or at least prepare for painting. Slowly been gathering an air compressor, spray gun, winch (for removing the engine) and I'm about ready to go. I just ground off the sill plate bolts and while at ...
by hanvyj
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horrendous brake squeal!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Horrendous brake squeal!!

My new drums squeal badly as well (From ESM though, but probably the same manufacture).
by hanvyj
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adding a bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Adding a bypass

Yes, vane. It's the large cast type impeller, new a few hundred miles ago. Thermostat had a single 1/8" hole.
by hanvyj
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adding a bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Adding a bypass

One of the veins has a hole in it. I thought the sandwich plate was to keep circulation around the cylinder head?
by hanvyj
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adding a bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Adding a bypass

Okay, my 1275 head doesn't have any bypass. After a bunch of overheating problems, the pump is all messed up and needs replacing. Seems the head (from a metro) originally had a sandwich plate that bypassed the thermostat. I know this is a touch topic, reading through the historic threads, but I have...
by hanvyj
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!

1000rpm is crazy! Timing gears sound like a great idea, but I dread to think the price. New baby on the way is forcing my budget low... Checked, there is no locking nut at all. I'll order one. Does anyone know the size of the bolts I need to bolt the tensioner plate to the front plate? Closer inspec...
by hanvyj
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!

I'm not at all... every replacement part seems to introduce a new problem/unreliability. It's taking me a long time to get used to the idea that fitting a new part isn't a sensible thing to do...
by hanvyj
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 24
Views: 2926

Re: Fuel Pump

It's certainly worth having a spare in the boot to save you the trouble of trying to fix troublesome pump issues and trying to replace points by the road side.
by hanvyj
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!

I think that's the route I'll go down. Staying duplex saves me the cost of the gears, but simplex & tensioner seems the best all round solution. It's done less than a thousand miles on this chain (since engine 'rebuild' :roll: ), so I suspect you are correct in that the teeth must have been slightly...
by hanvyj
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!

Only if the tensioner is done up too tight will the tensioner fail whether fitted to a simplex or duplex chain system. The tensioners and duplex chains fitted to my Minor over the years have lasted well, well, well past 100 miles! I didn't know you could fit a tensioner with a duplex chain, all the...
by hanvyj
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Timing chain/water pump off - few questions!

Now I've got a modern (Sad day...) and i don't have to rely on the moggie to get to work, I've decided to start pulling the engine apart to try find the source of the rattle, oil loss and overheating problem. I've come across a few things. There seems to be quite a bit of some kind of white crystall...
by hanvyj
Tue May 06, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: upgrades? ++++++++++
Replies: 13
Views: 1867

Re: upgrades? ++++++++++

Always make sure that the stopping and handling is up to scratch and capable of accepting more loading on the suspension/steering and brakes before doing any modifications especially those designed to make the engine more powerful which may result in the vehicle being able to exceed its design para...
by hanvyj
Tue May 06, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaking oil, rattling when hot
Replies: 24
Views: 3633

Re: Leaking oil, rattling when hot

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think there was some pinking, sounded like a ballbearing in a tin can, and kind of uneven, but that was only high load. I've retarded it a little, see if it goes away. But the main rattle I was worried about seems to go away when I push the engine and at idle, only ...
by hanvyj
Tue May 06, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Eye bolt bushes....again
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Eye bolt bushes....again

Did this job recently, took a lot of whacking (wish I had a block hammer). Use a chunk of wood in between so you don't damage the wishbone.
by hanvyj
Mon May 05, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaking oil, rattling when hot
Replies: 24
Views: 3633

Re: Leaking oil, rattling when hot

I wasn't aware there were any seals on the crank shaft? Isn't it a helix arrangement that draws the oil back? Are rubber or cork gaskets best for the sump? I wouldn't mind having a poke at the timing chain anyway, see if that's a bit loose and causing the rattle. Changing the gasket would be a good ...
by hanvyj
Sun May 04, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: fuel tank sender screws
Replies: 29
Views: 3165

Re: fuel tank sender screws

8-32 UNC fits, Hurah!

However, I think I've discovered the reason the first bolt snapped: the thread is somehow messed up. I think the plate welded to the tank that has the threads isn't lining up with the hole properly.

This ESM tank has been nothing but trouble...