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by Trickydicky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

As above, set it up as per the workshop/Haynes manual. Release the handbrake, adjust the shoes to lock the drums. Pull the handbrake up 3 notches and check the cables at the handbrake end are adjusted up correctly.
Release the handbrake adjust the shoes as per normal and retest.
by Trickydicky
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 33
Views: 2901

Re: 'Smart' motorways

Keith has hit the nail on the head on a number of points, The main one for me is Education, when smart motorways were starting to be introduced there was very little Information made available for the ordinary motorist. On another note of education, it is only recently that motorway driving tuition ...
by Trickydicky
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pickup parts
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: pickup parts

I recently sold a 948 gearbox on eBay for £55, the spares you have maybe interchangeable with other models so may not command a high price.
by Trickydicky
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: Oil filter

The Halfords part number for the oil filter is HOF203 for the spin on filter. Used them many times on my 948.
by Trickydicky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 412

Re: observations

stuffedpike20 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:39 pm
My inner chimp keeps making me challenge everybody.
Maybe i should get it drunk.
Your not managing him properly 8)
by Trickydicky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 412

Re: observations

I trust you have read them too? :wink:
by Trickydicky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 412

Re: observations

Nothing like bad driving and the weather to harvest people's opinions :lol: Most people think they would pass the advanced motorists test when in actual fact we would probably fail. Over the years I have taken the stance of rather than be quick to offer my opinion, only offer it when asked. The same...
by Trickydicky
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?

I don't think turning it over with the drill will allow you to turn it over fast enough, I would bolt it to a car with the engine running to try and complete the tests. A drill works fine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtKOJtJ_Dt4 There is a difference in the type of drill in the photo gtt posted...
by Trickydicky
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?

I don't think turning it over with the drill will allow you to turn it over fast enough, I would bolt it to a car with the engine running to try and complete the tests.
by Trickydicky
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Non starter

Hi Mike,
It does sound like a faulty pump if there is no activity. Have you tried the favourite method of giving it a tap with a hammer?
Any chance of a refund?
by Trickydicky
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Non starter

As part of the process of elimination try pouring a egg cup of fuel down the air intake and see if you get it to fire. Is the pump ticking when the ignition is on?
by Trickydicky
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Fuel pump woes...

The simplest way to test the pump and to prove if there is high resistance in the circuit is to connect the pump directly to the battery and start the car. If the problem still persists then check the fuel line for blockages.
by Trickydicky
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head

If I remember correctly the pipe is 15 mm copper pipe and should be easy to fabricate. If you can't flare the pipe at each end you could solder a olive on each end to form the flare.
by Trickydicky
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting well, seems to be miss firing
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Car not starting well, seems to be miss firing

I would also check the rear of the head for correct cooling and water flow around the block. Overheating may have caused the problem.
by Trickydicky
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Temperature gauge

Having fitted a capillary temp gauge on a 948 I would recommend fitting the sender with the electrical connections. I found the readings less accurate when compared to other people I spoke to who had fitted an electrical type sender. Having said that, it is good to know the temp of the engine but as...
by Trickydicky
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: advice on polish
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: advice on polish

After previously being sceptical about using a clay bar on any car I decided to try it on my modern car first and done correctly the results are great. I did my Morris and the years of grime and rubbish it removed sitting on top of the paint was astounding. Before applying any compound I would use a...
by Trickydicky
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....

Ensure you have assembled the points correctly, if not it will short to earth and there will be no spark. If the coil is getting hot with the ignition switched on then it's normal, once the engine is running it will be fine.
by Trickydicky
Wed May 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1120

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I am at a loss as to what I am supposed to have done wrong

You mentioned the words Hammer and Chisel when seeking advice on removing a nut....
It was akin to uttering the name of the Scottish Play that must never be spoken :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
by Trickydicky
Sun May 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 42
Views: 1739

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Here is a link to the cross section of the sill section, it may help to visualise it better.

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-m ... 51-71.html
by Trickydicky
Fri May 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake pipe clamping
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Brake pipe clamping

I have ended up replacing flexi pipes twice after using a clamp. I found the best way was to round off the end of a plastic paint brush and use it to block off the end of the brake line as you disconnect it from the cylinder.