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by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Valve Clearances
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Valve Clearances

Yes, the manual says 12 thou for all valves. But there is a school of thought that says 12 thou on inlet valves and 15 on exhaust valves, to allow for unleaded fuel burning hotter. Others say 15 thou on all valves works well. So you have choices!
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Scuttle panels (interior trim)
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Scuttle panels (interior trim)

Fold/glue the flap out of sight to the rear of the panel.
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]

Top marks to 'liammonty' then :D
And, er, don't you mean "Hooray, the problem is solved!"??
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving

Very possibly low dashpot oil - a quick check will take only seconds :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Ignition light

Sorry Bruce, must have missed your last post somehow....yes, the auto-electrician should be able to sort out your issues - do let us know the outcome.
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Ignition light

You must have created a short circuit somehow. 'E' on the control box is an earthing point, the other end must have touched a live wire, or connection. If you have now removed the wire then - if the other end was connected to the wiper switch - the wiper should now not work...does it, or no? You say...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

I think you've almost answered your own question. Get some vinyl of the correct colour, something to pad it with, cut everything to size and glue it all together with some contact adhesive. Depending on the state of yours, you might even be able to just glue the new vinyl over what is already there....
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How SHOULD the trafficators work?
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: How SHOULD the trafficators work?

Well done - result! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Ignition light

Yes, you do need three hands sometimes when working on these cars! :-? But, if you are getting readings of up to 20v from the dynamo, and it will run as a motor both in and out of the car, and the wiring and connections are good then, from a distance, I guess the control box has gone kaput. I would ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Ignition light

OK - to test the dynamo you need to remove the F and D wires from it and bridge the two terminals together. Then connect your voltmeter red wire to either of the two bridged terminals and the black wire to earth (as you have a -ive earth dynamo system). Start the engine and carefully increase its sp...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Ignition light

Can you give us a bit more detail?
How and where did you check the dynamo output?
Where is the voltage regulator sparking with the ignition off?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

"My, oh my, disconnect while the ignition switch is off if you are that worried!"
Sarcastic, sneering comments are not welcome on this forum. Most people on here are trying to help others - not prove how 'superior' they are.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

Oh dear, yes. I'll never forget the alternator fitting advice given to me many years ago by an old-time Cornish mechanic:
"Don't furget to disconnect th' baattery 'fore you fit th'alternator or you'll f***k 'n up! Knaw what I mean do 'ee?"
Words to live by 8)
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

oliver90owner wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:35 am
It might take 5 seconds to remove the feed wire from the coil? Simple solutions to simple problems.🙂
True - but its still not good practice to be disconnecting and connecting various wires on a live circuit.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

Before going to the trouble of fitting a new loom, it would be good to try and identify the short - might be a quick, easy fix. The heater and the trafficators may have been red herrings, hard to say. If the fuse blows with only ignition 'on' and all switches off, one thing you could do is connect a...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

As above - or take the car for a spin and when about to slow down or corner, disengage gears into neutral, switch the engine off and see if the sound appears or not (no need to worry about steering locks on these old cars 8) ). If it is still present then 'probably' something to do with the front wh...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

Unfortunately, we don't know for sure if it is anything to do with the trafficators - first the OP thought it was, then it was thought to be the heater, and now back to trafficators again. It would be helpful to have a bit more detail on exactly how the trafficators are 'playing up'.......is traffic...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

But I thought you said you had tracked down the problem to the heater, not the trafficator?
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Ignition light

Well, if it ran as a motor when out of the car but not 'in situ' there could be a wiring fault/poor connection in the car. Put the dynamo back in (but don't fit the fan belt) and test again - don't connect the F and D wires from the control box to the dynamo, but connect the two dynamo terminals tog...