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by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: over reading speedo
Replies: 19
Views: 245

Re: over reading speedo

It only over-reads? I should be so lucky - mine under-reads and then over-reads repeatedly every couple of seconds....and the oscillations get wilder the faster I go! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Which one is original

I place a piece of cardboard between the habcap tool and the wheel so it can't get scratched as the hubcap is levered off.....
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: 1098 Vacuum Pipe

Good advice....
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Which coil?

"My concern would be knowing that it was reliable if it was second hand?" You might well have the same concern about a modern one - as many have experienced! A good, old coil (which can be tested) is often as described by 'ManyMinors' - reliable and giving long service. Like many things now, they w...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Which coil?

I would trust Distributor Doctor, based on the quality of his ignition parts. But another option is to source a good, old, 'proper-job' coil which would probably be cheaper AND of superior quality.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regular engine runs during winter storage?
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Regular engine runs during winter storage?

It is best to run these cars regularly* - that is what they were made for. Even if you don't want to use it much in winter, going for a run on fine, dry days every few weeks will prevent things seizing up and is much better for the car than periodically leaving it idling on the driveway for half an ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Which one is original

Yes, my SII has that type of wheelbrace/hubcap remover. Its poor as a wheelbrace, but good at removing hubcaps . But the starting handle is certainly better, as it has a sleeve over the end which you hold, so that the handle rotates in the sleeve as you crank the engine over.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: Checking Coil Connections are correct

Of course, some coil terminals are marked +ive and -ive. In such cases the +ive terminal is wired to the dizzy if the car is +ive earth, and vice-versa if the car is -ive earth.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 27
Views: 971

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

I don't know why they moved the coil from the bulkhead, where it was positioned at an angle a short distance below the control box, to above the dynamo during SII production. I suppose there must have been a reason........
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Disconnected wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Disconnected wiring

Great news that she has fired up! :D It is entirely possible that the dynamo has previously been polarised to a negative earth state, and the battery connections suggest this to have been the case.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Disconnected wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Disconnected wiring

Most likely that is negative earth, if the battery is connected up as you describe, with the coil wired up the wrong way round. A clue would be - has it an alternator as opposed to dynamo? An alternator would strongly suggest negative earth. Wire your new coil up with the -ive terminal going to the ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke Won't Return
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Choke Won't Return

Sorted! I shortened the cable, lubricated and all is well. Should have been dead easy but te nut behind the dash was sooo stiff and I had to spanner it off all the way which, the nut being where it is behind the dash, was awkward and tedious. But all's well that ends well 8)
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke Won't Return
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Choke Won't Return

It is older - 1955. It has a number of indents that allow it to click into a number of locked positions in order to adjust the mixture.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke Won't Return
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Choke Won't Return

Thank you - I had not thought of shortening the cable to get rid of the mangled end. I will see tomorrow if here is enough length on it to do this.And, as I said, if all else fails, I have a spare in the back of the garage somewhere.......
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke Won't Return
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Choke Won't Return

Yes, or I might just disconnect at the carb end, have a go at tidying up the wire end a bit and hold the cable up to squirt something down without removing it.....and if that fails, I just remembered I have a spare cable in a box at the back of the garage 8)
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke Won't Return
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Choke Won't Return

Hello peeps, Recently I have been having problems pushing the choke knob back in on my SII after pulling it out to start up. The return mechanism is not sticky at the carb end and I am wondering if the wire cable itself is sticking/jamming in the outer cable. Whilst I have considered pulling the inn...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

Re: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END

This must be the poor old thing here: https://www.google.com/maps/@50.0749627 ... 312!8i6656
And definately Sennen!
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: HEATER PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 5726

Re: HEATER PROBLEMS

" But, never mind, you have clearly sorted the problem by actually fitting an engine thermostat - and further improved the earlier heater output by fitting a ‘heather’ matrix, whatever that might be."
I'll wager it is a misspelling of 'heater'.......... 8)
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 27
Views: 971

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

"Coincidence that the dashpot oil was gone and it ran fine when topped up?"
Were that the problem I would expect issues to show up straight after firing up and trying to drive off, not after 40 minutes of 'performing faultlessly'. But you will soon find out when you next go for a longer drive!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Disconnected wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Disconnected wiring

"I've tried a 12v supply to the positive side of the coil, when holding the king lead near the engine and making and breaking the negative side of the coil....." So we assume your car is negative earth? But even if the coil is wired the wrong way round, I would not expect the spark to be so weak yo...