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by Nickol
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: over reading speedo
Replies: 18
Views: 188

Re: over reading speedo

This may be useful if it applies. When I did my LHD conversion, having the speedo read mainly in MPH and the odometer also in Miles was pretty impractical when all around is in km. I got hold of a speedo from a Mini which was an "800" version. Having installed it, it recorded alarmingly high speeds,...
by Nickol
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Are hazard lights a hazard to Moggies?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Are hazard lights a hazard to Moggies?

I have this fitted to my 68 Traveller - not from ESM but the same model. The instructions and wiring diagrammes are quite clear on how to make the connections to the flasher unit etc. It is only a matter of doing it neatly to not have stray wires dangling everywhere and the unit/switch mounted on th...
by Nickol
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 668

Re: Which one is original

Do you not find that a metal lever or Schrewdriver scratches the paintwork on the wheel rim? I got fed up with that and now use a nylon lever.
by Nickol
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti Rust Products
Replies: 36
Views: 966

Re: Anti Rust Products

Like Phil, I used Fertan for a long time and still do whilst I have some left. However I am more impressed by the BRunox rust converter. Here is a sales link - I assume it is available in GB. https://www.korrosionsschutz-depot.de/rostschutz-und-lacke/roststopper/brunox-epoxy/brunox-epoxy-100-ml The ...
by Nickol
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: knocking on start up

Also had the same problem (albeit on my Triumph Herald) together with a rumble/ sort of pinking sound, with only the slightest acceleration attempt running at 70kmh . Cutting a long story short from all the other things I did, I had the crank reground and this totally eliminated the noise and led to...
by Nickol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake reservoir kit
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Brake reservoir kit

Declan Burns does a proper engineering solution for the remote reservoir.
by Nickol
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broquet Fuel Catalyst
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Broquet Fuel Catalyst

Same experience with my traveller too. I have noticed that when I tank with super plus (98 octane) I get more km out of a tankful. Our minors are very well cooled in normal circumstances so perhaps the higher temps around the exhaust valves which are supposed to come from unleaded, may not be so sig...
by Nickol
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack grease nipple photo
Replies: 24
Views: 9985

Re: Steering rack grease nipple photo

The suppliers of new steering racks - it was for me anyway - neither have grease nipples nor blanking plugs installed. and supposedly are sealed for life. Mine came with "Made in Argentina" on the packaging. It works quite satisfactory now but at first was very stiff to operate. I ended up removing ...
by Nickol
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 53
Views: 2987

Re: The awful joke thread

A dyslexic man walks up to the bra...
by Nickol
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Four

A few km later.....
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by Nickol
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Four

Eigentlich, sechs Vieren! Is that the original/actual mileage? seven when you consider the speed as well. the original mileage? the speedo is from a mini ( you can just see the indicator light at the top ) and is calibrated for km of course. when I did the LHD conversion, I reused the original odom...
by Nickol
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Four

On a sunny day as we were approaching Weilburg........
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by Nickol
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: signs
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: signs

On the occaisons when I drive in England and stick to 110km/h as allowed, I am overtaken by everyone who is not in a Morris Minor or a truck.
The official speed limit is , it seems unworkable and ignored .
by Nickol
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

As promised, I can report now that the crankshaft replacement has been completed and the engine is back inside the car. Firstly the rumble I got for a few seconds after the cold start is gone. So too the knocking/rumble/clanging when accelerating at ca. 70km/h. Therefore it was the crankshaft at fau...
by Nickol
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 1050

Re: Garage Floor paint

Before you apply any concrete paint, it is wise to put on a surface sealant to prevent the surface dusting again. I do not know what it is called in english but your DIY place will certainly know. Depending on the existing surface texture, you may also like to consider laying a self levelling screed...
by Nickol
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 53
Views: 2987

Re: The awful joke thread

Translated from the German

A man drives his Trabant into the garage and asks the attendant.

"Have you got a wing mirror for my Trabby"?

The man behind the counter has a think and replies

"Yes, sounds like a fair swop to me"
by Nickol
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex Timing Chain Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Duplex Timing Chain Kit

philthehill wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:08 pm
No longer than 1 working day.

It is an easy job for the home mechanic.
Plenty of help on here if you need it.
As long as you have the right Tools..... 😁
by Nickol
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smelly engine
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Smelly engine

Does not white smoke in exhaust indicate that water is getting into one or more cylinders?
by Nickol
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

The report was that the Mains were not too bad but the big ends needed doing. - whether that was really the cause of the noise.......?
by Nickol
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

My reground crank has arrived but i am in italy until the weekend. Hopefully next week, now suitably motivated, I can install it before the first snow comes