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by robedney
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: non bleeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: non bleeding

Yup, these are brakes, after all. A moggie that won't start is unlikely to kill anybody, but one that won't stop just might. It takes all of 15 minutes to pull the wheel, the drum, she shoes and the cylinders. It will take another 5 minutes to figure out what's wrong. I'm no enemy of quick fixes, bu...
by robedney
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi guys Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Hi guys Help?

You might want to edit your profile to add your location -- it's very helpful when answering questions like this. If you're in the UK there will be plenty of moggies, but rust is an issue -- the biggest issue. If you're where I am (California -- US) there aren't nearly as many around -- but rust is ...
by robedney
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: I used to love it but it's all over now.
Replies: 32
Views: 4574

Re: I used to love it but it's all over now.

Maybe I should start shipping California moggies to the UK. Mine has lived here all its life and there's virtually no rust to speak of. All I've had to deal with is rust in the bottom of the gas tank. So, when you start with a rust-free car you're way, way ahead of the game. I wouldn't suggest movin...
by robedney
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternatives to a Smiths blower motor
Replies: 26
Views: 6856

Re: Alternatives to a Smiths blower motor

Here's a previous post on the subject. This is working very well for me: If the heater fan is truly deceased, you can make a very tidy job of fitting a bilge blower instead. Sounds odd I know, but a bilge blower is 12 volts, designed to move air efficiently, very durable and readily available. I've ...
by robedney
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ls it difficult to become an owner????
Replies: 16
Views: 2465

Re: ls it difficult to become an owner????

Not at all difficult. Just make sure you find a good one (read the sticky above "Thinking of buying..."). The most important bit is having someone who really knows moggies go over the car for you. Your post doesn't give a clue as to your location, but if you're in the UK you have the whole MOT thing...
by robedney
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 2883

Re: Battery suppliers

Put it on the charger and take it back in. Here's a tip: I was once in a cell phone store with one of my kids' phones that was acting up. There was some sort of warranty issue and they weren't going to fix it for free. I very nicely explained how silly the warranty was. The clerk agreed, thanked me ...
by robedney
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Realy Slow wipers
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: Realy Slow wipers

Sure you can. Do it in pieces. I'll meet you at the airport and will put it back together. You won't even need to rent a car!
by robedney
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front dampers
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Re: front dampers

Do the rear ones too!
by robedney
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: distributor

You can tell if the mechanical advance is working by using a timing light. Disconnect and plug the vacuum advance line. Watching the crank pulley with the timing line (strobe) rev the engine. You should be able to see a nice, smooth timing advance.
by robedney
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice needed on vibrating clutch.
Replies: 56
Views: 9814

Re: Advice needed on vibrating clutch.

Goodness, what a journey! Glad to here it's sorted!
by robedney
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Realy Slow wipers
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: Realy Slow wipers

Try a little penetrating oil and heat on those frozen bolts :D
by robedney
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30,000 Posts
Replies: 21
Views: 3015

Re: 30,000 Posts

I haven't been around that long and I already appreciate Roy's far ranging knowledge and his willingness to share it. It's a good thing we have this forum, or he'd have to pack up, move to California and be my favorite neighbor.
by robedney
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Maurice hiccoughs
Replies: 12
Views: 1714

Re: Maurice hiccoughs

Making it even simpler -- here's a 5 minute test: Disconnect the heater hose at the heater valve. Make sure the valve is in the on position. Leave the radiator cap on. Hold a garden hose up to the disconnected heater hose and run some water through it. Water should flow freely out of the heater valv...
by robedney
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Maurice hiccoughs
Replies: 12
Views: 1714

Re: Maurice hiccoughs

Have you confirmed that the heater valve works and is not clogged? Did you check the thermostat? If the thermostat is stuck open (or even possibly missing) you'll never get much warmth out of the heater. You might also consider -- once you've confirmed that everything is working -- swapping the T-st...
by robedney
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Realy Slow wipers
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: Realy Slow wipers

Yup, it's about 60 (Fahrenheit) and sunny today. Not a lot of rain so far this year. Driving to work every day in Mildred for the past month or so, and I think maybe I've put a total of an hour or so on her wipers. I did have to fire up the pellet stove on the boat last night to take the chill off. ...
by robedney
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Heater duct clips
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Heater duct clips

Or use cable zip ties with a screw mounting hole. They may not be original equipment, but they are discrete. I swiped this pic off a site that sells them. Just pop in a nice stainless sheet metal screw. http://www.electricalwireties.com/account/images/autoresize.img?color=9da6fd&text=1b191c&accent=0...
by robedney
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For $27,000 I'd like my carbs polished, thank you.
Replies: 19
Views: 2445

Re: For $27,000 I'd like my carbs polished, thank you.

Wow, this thing gets better the longer you look at it. The clutch peddle in on the floor -- really. No need to worry about the battery falling out if you can't drive it. Can you tell things are slow in the office today?
by robedney
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse Box Problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Fuse Box Problems?

beero wrote:I have had 2 glass fuses now that have tested okay with a meter and looked okay but failed with a load. when I broke them open they were corroded inside. Buying new ones worked for me.
That's a new one on me, and I'm glad to know it. It's stuff like this that can drive you crazy.
by robedney
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Realy Slow wipers
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: Realy Slow wipers

You know, BMC can be a real killjoy. Here we had you all set up for an hour or two out in the freezing cold and he comes along with a rational quick fix. He's right, of course -- if you can get enough oil in there to thin out the old grease it may work for another 45 years.
by robedney
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wiper motor
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Wiper motor

As above, there are many versions of the same basic motor/gearbox, with different gear sizes in the box. It's possible to change over parts to get the right gearing but it gets complicated and iffy. However, they seldom really, truly die. The gearbox lube gets so thick that they won't move -- and th...