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by kevin s
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 417

Re: Ignition

I have seen electronic distributors for late minis this is what I was thinking of, i know the clamp and drive are different, clamp would be easy enough to sort out not sure if the drive can be swapped over though.
by kevin s
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 417

Re: Ignition

Thanks for the replies. It is currently running points, my intention to replace with electronic is based on my experience. I remember as a kid my dad regularly cleaning and setting points on his ford classic, the series 2 Landrover I had for years broke down in the snow with burnt points and often n...
by kevin s
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 417

Ignition

Our car (std 1098) is currently runninģ points but for reliability (Particularly when my non mechamical family are driving it) I want to fit an electronic ignition. It seems I could fit a accuspark system but some people seem to have issues with these failing, my other thought is to fit a A+ electro...
by kevin s
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Fitting a copper/nickle fuel line
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Fitting a copper/nickle fuel line

I fed it in from the rear but it was up on a 4 post lift which makes this much easier.
by kevin s
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Fitting a copper/nickle fuel line
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Fitting a copper/nickle fuel line

I found it easiest to bend it to the shape of the old one first then fit it, you might have to bend it a bit more to get it in but it straightrns out easily enough once in place.
by kevin s
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 297
Views: 66825

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Fitted the new pick up today, drilled a 12mm hole through the fuel sender and fitted it with a couple of fibre washers. rps20190202_224925.jpg Fitted it all back together and driled a hole through the boot floor to connect it to the fuel line with a length of rubber hose. Temporarily blanked the ori...
by kevin s
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tickover
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: tickover

Does it have a brake servo?
If so try it with the vacuum pipe blanked (remembering the brakes will need more effort).

Same if it has a pcv system fitted.
by kevin s
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Tubes and tyres

I had a rapid deflation and tyre coming of the rim followed by substantial oversteer with a tube in tubeless tyre on my elan, my conclusion now being the risk is much the same when using tube rims.
by kevin s
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 297
Views: 66825

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Decided to start doing the one thing which stopped me driving the minor last year first. Using some scrap brass I turned up a fitting which will allow me to fit a second fuel pick up through the gauge sender unit, still need to solder it together but i've lost the nozzle off my blowlamp so will have...
by kevin s
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Electronic distributor

I'm thinking about converting our 1098 to electronic ignition, looking around there seem to be plenty of A+ electronic distributors out there, has anyone fitted one? Any issues?

Kevin
by kevin s
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Heater valve
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Heater valve

I cut he base off the broken valve to use as a spigot and fitted a VW in line valve, only slight issue is the cable is the other way round i.e. push for off rather then pull.

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by kevin s
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 297
Views: 66825

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Yes its the lower section of the rear bulkhead whch has cracked, looking on the bright side its a lot easier to repair than rampant rust!

Kevin
by kevin s
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 297
Views: 66825

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

In the summer I use one of my 4 classics every day, in the winter I tend to use my modern company car, heated seats and screens have a certain apeal on cold damp mornings! It certainly does pay to use them regularly, my elan starts first pull if used every week leave 2 or 3 weeks and it is a pig to ...
by kevin s
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 297
Views: 66825

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

I decided after 3 months in the lock up I should go and take a look at the minor, all seemed well, pulled the choke out, turned it over and after a few seconds it started up, drove it out everything seemed to work so went for a 5 mile drive, I have forgoten how well it drove, had no problems and put...
by kevin s
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything that worried us re new Mot
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Everything that worried us re new Mot

Phil as you say it could be insecure (i seem to remember mine just lifted out perhaps I am just thinking of the passenger one). The police do seem to be looking at it superficially , there are 4 photos, one of the rear painted in graffiti style (nothing illegal in this, plenty of vans are covered in...
by kevin s
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First drive impressions
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: First drive impressions

If it still has the mechanical clutch check the engine torque reaction bar from the top of the engine to the battery tray and the clutch system bushes these don't last forever and could give the symptoms you describe.
by kevin s
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything that worried us re new Mot
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Everything that worried us re new Mot

If a seat is ripped (and we do not know how bad it was) it could totally collapse and the driver could loose control. The seat should be in good condition and fit for purpose. It was a series 2 landrover, the seat is effectively a block of foam on top of the fuel tank and the cover is ripped, if it...
by kevin s
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything that worried us re new Mot
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Everything that worried us re new Mot

Many people have been borrowing tyres for mots etc for years, guy was also close to drink linit too.

Not sure what the ripped seat has to do with it being unroadworthy though!
by kevin s
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 'George' 1965 2 Door Restoration Log
Replies: 35
Views: 2526

Re: 'George' 1965 2 Door Restoration Log

Looks like you are getting on well, should be a great car when finished.
by kevin s
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 297
Views: 66825

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

There is a baffle plate going from the front to back of the tank just to the left of the sender, the pick up is on the other side of it so you can't get to the pick up at all from the sender.