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by Alec
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: MIG Welding
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: MIG Welding

Hello BMCE, this link may be of use, http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=2398 and the site in general is very good; friendly advice on all aspects of welding. I think also the consensus is that gasless is not very good for bodywork, better to shield if welding out doors with gas. Alec
by Alec
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re chroming
Replies: 17
Views: 4527

Re: Re chroming

Hello Brucek,

I know I was disappointed in a pair of new reproduction traveller blades I fitted some time ago, rust appeared quite quickly (a couple of years), which I did not expect to happen. I concluded they didn't get a thorough plating as some specialists still do.

Alec
by Alec
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mixture adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

Re: Mixture adjustment

Hello BMCE, I understand your point but bear in mind that the adjustment affects the running mixture progressively,, stages 3 to 5 (Normal running area) will be much greater than at stage 12 to 13. Those early stages only have a 2 thou difference so gap change is only a thou per step. The reason I p...
by Alec
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! Ma wheel's nae weel! Apologies to true Scots!
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: HELP! Ma wheel's nae weel! Apologies to true Scots!

Hello Coalmossian,

is the hub aluminium based, if so I suspect an etch primer will be needed first? I don't know about the rim, unless that is also aluminium? Some top coats do not adhere that well to metal, particularly aluminium?

Alec
by Alec
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mixture adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

Re: Mixture adjustment

Hello BMCE,

the mixture adjustment is just that, the mixture adjustment, saying it is mainly the idle mixture is simply misleading. It is adjusted at idle because it is convenient but it is not the idle mixture adjustment in isolation.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mixture adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

Re: Mixture adjustment

Hello BMCE,

the amount of the adjustment is irrelevant, the fact is it does affect the mixture over the full range. Yes there are many different needles to suit the many different engines with different air flow characteristics.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mixture adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

Re: Mixture adjustment

Hello Bmce,

no, that's not correct, altering the mixture nut changes the mixture over the full length of the needle. Needle changes are only required if the mixture is not consistent over the full range.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mixture adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

Re: Mixture adjustment

Hello BMCE,

"mixture adjustments do little for the running mixture - most effect is at idle."

True for virtually every carburettor except for S.U. and Stromberg where it affects the mixture over the whole range.

Alec
by Alec
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favourite Beers
Replies: 90
Views: 7384

Re: Favourite Beers

Hello JPX877J,

but it is not a beer so doesn't qualify for this thread. If you want to drink a beer of this strength try whisky.

Alec
by Alec
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re chroming
Replies: 17
Views: 4527

Re: Re chroming

Hello Seriesmm1,

if your existing hinges are pitted or blistering I don't know if you can successfully have them replated? If the plating is merely worn then that should be OK. It's because of the base metal (Muzak, I think the trade name is?).

Alec
by Alec
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing traveller B-pillar bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Re: Removing traveller B-pillar bolts

Hello David, soak with penetrating oil, giving it plenty of time to absorb and a few applications. I'm guessing that you have plenty of length to use a pair of molegrips to turn the shank. Try tightening first then loosening. The real problem is the cage that holds the nut may distort with too much ...
by Alec
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Simple engineering solution?
Replies: 19
Views: 7177

Re: Simple engineering solution?

Hello Chris,

the reference to a taper was an earlier post regarding a (Fiat?) twin cam engine, not a Morris engine.

Alec
by Alec
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct price for a concour car
Replies: 3
Views: 4225

Re: Correct price for a concour car

Hello Max,

the sky's the limit for a Concours winning car, if you can find one for sale? More than a commercially available restored car such as Ware's for example.

Alec
by Alec
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Polo Disc Brake Conversion
Replies: 100
Views: 23309

Re: Polo Disc Brake Conversion

Hello Ratrodmog, " Am I right in thinking that the disc will be held by the two machine screws that normally hold the drum?" All those screws are capable of doing is to hold the drum or the disc, in your case, in place when the wheel is removed, they have very little strength. So in my view the disc...
by Alec
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Simple engineering solution?
Replies: 19
Views: 7177

Re: Simple engineering solution?

Hello Charlie, "thread lock on the taper so it was stuck true and proper.." Tapers are always tight to spilt whether thread lock has been used or not. Often a puller and a hammer to shock them apart is the quickest way, but making sure that the pull is placed where there is no risk of damage to the ...
by Alec
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Name that Car Quiz
Replies: 111
Views: 12695

Re: Name that Car Quiz

Hello Jagnut66,

Austin Hereford?

Alec
by Alec
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Could it be the coil
Replies: 35
Views: 3337

Re: Could it be the coil

Hello Lowride Stepside, "No but my friend thinks I should get the head skimmed as a precausion" Why would you do that? Cast iron heads in general rarely need skimming and unless there is a head gasket problem, all I would do is use a straight edge and check for flatness. Having it skimmed 'just in c...
by Alec
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Name that Car Quiz
Replies: 111
Views: 12695

Re: Name that Car Quiz

Hello Alexander,

Aston Martin DB5 pedal car,
Ford V8 Pilot?

Alec
by Alec
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Silly pull-switch 'solenoid' question
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: Silly pull-switch 'solenoid' question

Hello Fingolfin, I don't believe it was intended as an under bonnet switch, it's just it's design. If you would like to fit something that gives that feature with a rubber push button, get a Jaguar Mk 2 solenoid and replace your pull switch. You'll also need the Jaguar push button switch to start it...
by Alec
Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favourite Beers
Replies: 90
Views: 7384

Re: Favourite Beers

Hello Lowride Stepside,

more trivia for you, there is no 'A' in Theakston's beer, it's spelt with an 'E', i.e. Old Peculier.
Hope that helps :-)

Alec