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by Trickydicky
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Brake bleed order?

[quote=Trickydicky post_id=662962 time=<a href="tel:1610560272">1610560272</a> user_id=15158] If the brakes have had a full overhaul the best place to start is at the front drivers side, use the 2 man (or woman) method with a tube and jam jar depressing the brake pedal while opening the bleed nippl...
by Trickydicky
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Brake bleed order?

With respect to the learned, why would you want to jack the car to some strange angle to bleed the brakes and leave it overnight with the brake pedal depressed? They wouldn’t do this if you took the car to a garage :o If the brakes have had a full overhaul the best place to start is at the front dri...
by Trickydicky
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

I remember driving over the M62 one year in February to the Manchester Bus Museum rally from Leeds, the car never got warmed up. It convinced me to use a blank in front of the radiator when driving the car in lower temperatures. I also remember a couple of cars on show also had period radiator blank...
by Trickydicky
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 28
Views: 876

Re: Ignition

It wouldn’t hurt to remove the solenoid and clean the rear of it to check it is earthed properly.
by Trickydicky
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear shock absorber advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Rear shock absorber advice

by Trickydicky
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 Turquoise Traveller Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 809

Re: 1960 Turquoise Traveller Restoration

[quote=Shropshiremoggie post_id=660377 time=<a href="tel:1603354147">1603354147</a> user_id=37344] Is that an additional ‘ lever / stick ‘ between the gear stick and hand brake ? The car is currently fitted with hand controls, the additional stick on the floor operates the brakes, and the levers on...
by Trickydicky
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 1067

Re: Garage Floor paint

It’s a garage floor Your gonna walk on it Your gonna drive a car over it Your gonna spill things on it Your gonna fix a car on it Make sure you prepare the surface as best you can because no doubt things have been already spilt on it and will have have soaked into the surface. Then use a decent pain...
by Trickydicky
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 2063

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Plus you have now fitted a heavy duty battery which will take longer to charge. Perhaps you could explain/expand on this, please? ‘Cos I disagree - unless discharged to a degree of capacity more than the lighter duty battery! I, too, lost a posting yesterday morning (turned off computer too quickly...
by Trickydicky
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 2063

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Been watching this thread from afar and rather than add my thoughts the cause looks to have been identified, a bad battery. With this I have a couple of points to raise, it seems you use your car as your daily driver. Do you have a dynamo or an alternator fitted? It may be advisable if you have a dy...
by Trickydicky
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

You have used too much ptfe tape, that and the quality of the brass fitting caused it to shear when you tightened it up. I once fitted a central heating radiator with extension tails on the end which constantly weeped when filled. I made exactly the same mistake of using too much ptfe and in the end...
by Trickydicky
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

One of the main things to consider when overhauling brakes is that if the M/C is old the cylinder bore may be pitted. When you start bleeding the brakes and pumping the cylinder to it’s full stroke it will wreck the seals.
As a belt and braces approach I would consider replacing the cylinder.
by Trickydicky
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Thermostat housing with temp take off.
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Thermostat housing with temp take off.

At that buy it now price it is a bargain. Anyone wanting to fit a temp gauge to a 948 engine should buy this.
If I still had my 948 it would be mine by now :lol:
by Trickydicky
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 964

Re: Ignition light

Try stripping it down first and check the brushes, the springs holding them onto the commuter may have rusted away and they are not making contact with the commuter. If the brushes have worn away replacements are available.
A cheap and easy repair.
by Trickydicky
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Helicoil help - front damper mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Helicoil help - front damper mounting

Which thread is stripped? Top or bottom hole? Personally I wouldn’t helicoil it, I would drill and tap a flat piece of steel and cut a slot Underneath the Cross beam and feed it up, you will get more purchase on the tapped steel than a helicoil when you tighten it up. You could even weld the same si...
by Trickydicky
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Heater Problem

Here is a comprehensive video on how to spruce up your heater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v75LjUrVaPE
by Trickydicky
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: worst year for minors

They were cheap cars quickly thrown together in the factories. The engines and running gear did not have a long service life. By the introduction of the 1098 engine they were so outdated in style and layout, BMC just didn't care about them and only continued making them because they sold well. Comp...
by Trickydicky
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A nasty shock
Replies: 25
Views: 904

Re: A nasty shock

Probably not a casting fault, the cylinders are a tight fit so may have been broken when installed.
by Trickydicky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 738

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: 40
Views: 6321

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: 306

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.