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by kevin s
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring hanger front collapsed - repair strategy
Replies: 30
Views: 5133

Re: Spring hanger front collapsed - repair strategy

Looking at the photos, for the area where the seat pan joins the rear of the sest crossmember it looks like they are already welded together and you just need to cut off the rusty edge. At the front you need to weld the floor to the front face of the seat crossmember again cutting all the rusty meta...
by kevin s
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rubbish rubber.
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Rubbish rubber.

Most of the suspension rubbers were cracked on ours before it ever turned a wheel, roughly 2 years after they were fitted. I've seen this accross a variety of cars, I've replaced 30 year old parts with new ones which have only lasted a year or 2. Rubber on modern cars lasts OK it must be the quality...
by kevin s
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very intermittent fault
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Very intermittent fault

Could be the piston i the carb sticking, with the air cleaner off see if it rises and falls freely.
by kevin s
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 396

Re: Engine to far forward?

The 2 brackets that come off the gearbox and fit too the mounts are if I rememer correctly asymetric, could they be on the wrong sides?
by kevin s
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 396

Re: Engine to far forward?

1969 1098
I measured 23mm between the rearmost part of the head just behind the heater tap and the bulkhead crossmember.
I do not have the cable fitted though.
by kevin s
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Locking petrol cap
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Locking petrol cap

How is the ring supposed to seal to the neck, ours had a similar design but used to leak there so i replaced it with a standard cap I wonder if there was a seal or something missing.
by kevin s
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1960, 2dr restoration project.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: 1960, 2dr restoration project.

I'm in essex so can't come but if you post some pictures or a list of the issues I'm sure many of us will be able to guide you as to how best to get started.
by kevin s
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: GPO Van Re made.
Replies: 30
Views: 925

Re: GPO Van Re made.

I do all of mine directly from an android phone, click add file then select from the phone camera directory.
by kevin s
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....
Replies: 13
Views: 584

Re: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....

For the ignition, there should be an ignition switched 12v to the plus side of the coil. The negative side of the coil there should be a ground when the points are closed and open circuit when they are open, a ground when the points are open indicates they are assembled incorrectly or the condensor ...
by kevin s
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: TR7 rear Axle
Replies: 21
Views: 375

Re: TR7 rear Axle

I have my tr7v8 on a 4 post lift undergoing body repairs in the garage if you want any photòs or pictures. They have a 4 link axle set up with the top links angled to give lateral location and the bottom link has the spring reacting onto it. I wouldn't bother with the 4 speed axle it's not up to muc...
by kevin s
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40yrs of dust and she still looks great
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: 40yrs of dust and she still looks great

It looks in great condition considering. Especially when you compare it to the condition of that Mini. Apart from the bonnet strips the paint appears in reasonable order as well. I remember reading about Danny Hopkins Austin 3 litre in Practical Classics a few years back, the paint on that was very...
by kevin s
Sat May 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 323
Views: 81901

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

So today the replacement 1ohm coil arrived, looks suspisciously like the failed one but I thought I'd give it a go mounted upright on the body, decided to put it down low next to the distributor on the inner wing . Made a bracket with studs so it's easy ti change, the bracket used one of the rebound...
by kevin s
Sat May 30, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine and Gearbox Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Engine and Gearbox Oil

Also to clarify EP oil should NOT be used in Moggy gearboxes except the sidevalve MM models. All Series II and '1000' models specify engine grades in the gearbox. Kind of depends where you come from, yes certainly 50 years ago they specified engine oil, this could have been because gear oils of the...
by kevin s
Fri May 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine and Gearbox Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Engine and Gearbox Oil

I've been running 75w90 gl4 gear oil in my gearbox, I figured oil technology might have moved on in 60 years, seems to be work very well, quiet, good gearshift no leaks (it does have a proper seal on the front too though). Googling "75w90 gl4 gear oil" says its synthetic, but I thought synthetic oi...
by kevin s
Fri May 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 323
Views: 81901

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Decided to post mortem the coil. rps20200529_130533.jpg The fault was pretty obvious rps20200529_130511.jpg Looks like a vibration related failure to me, I have always thought the coil mounted to the generator / alternator was asking for trouble, obviously modern coils aren't up to it, so I will mou...
by kevin s
Thu May 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 323
Views: 81901

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

A few updates, I bought a led strip meant for scooters from ebay and re-purposed it into a centre stop light. 20200423_122547.jpg Andrew 3D printed a cup holder / power socket console. rps20200528_182101.jpg I've also bought a rusty bootlid which I am slowly rebuilding to replace the fiberglass one ...
by kevin s
Mon May 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: servo
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: servo

I believe you have it the right way up with the fluid inlet at the lowest point, the only criteria I have seen is that the outlet should be angled up so any air gets easily bled out, it doesen't matter which way they point in the vehiçle though.
by kevin s
Fri May 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller bonnet
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Traveller bonnet

When I did mine I aligned the bonnet to the cowl first then had to move the wings and front panel them even push the inner wings around to get something close a reasonable gaps, to be honest even after all of that it's still pretty poor., from your description I think you may need to move at least o...
by kevin s
Fri May 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hardi fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Hardi fuel pump

I have a similar pump. It ticks when the car is a bit low on fuel and draws air into the fuel line as you go round corners brake etc.
by kevin s
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1297

Re: What we did in the lockdown

Changed the auto box on my range rover, new one has an issue with governor sticking so unless the addative they sent fixes it half of it's got to come apart again... fixed loads of odd loose / poor fitting trim issues. Decorated bathroom started re-roofing car port and fixing all the rot I have foun...