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by Nickol
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: LHD Glovebox lid
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Would love to get hold of a Glove box for my (now) LHD Traveller but I fear I will have to make one out of GfK using the other side as a master. :x
by Nickol
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: What's on your floor?

It is not professional Workshop Quality but assuming that your garage floor is not smooth concrete, you may like to consider a self levelling screed ( if my Translation is correct "Ausgleichsestrich" ) which is probably available in sacks from builders merchants. When mixed , poured and lightly trow...
by Nickol
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1459

Re: Circular heater

The type is mentioned on this article http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/car-heaters.htm [/quote] It was interesting to read that the K-L Monitor was made for the Thermal-syphon type of cooling System that my Austin 8 has. I am trying to find out how it works, if anyone has seen a technical description ...
by Nickol
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulley removal
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Crankshaft pulley removal

If it wont move then you may have to revert to a three-way Extractor - they are cheap enough. Be sure though that it really is the oil seal in the Timing chain cover that is leaking. From Memory, the soft alu front which the lower bolts are screwed into are difficult to seal perfectly and the result...
by Nickol
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Molly the Convertible Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Molly the Convertible Restoration

I use Fertan a lot but your Surface Problem has not been a concern. I wash it off after it has cured liberally with water where possible. I suppose it is the non metal Areas ( e.g paintwork) where it does not cure and if not washed would remain sticky for eternity and spoil any subsequent paintwork.
by Nickol
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

I have, like many others, fitted a 3,9 diff to my 1098 Traveller. As expected on some of the hills around where I live, you have to drop a gear to climb up them in comparison to before but for longar journeys on the Autobahnen it comes into its own. The car will comfortably cruise at 100 and therefo...
by Nickol
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?

Yes ! I have just managed to tighten up the RHS to the next available Slot for the split pin and this indeed cured the free Play! Many thanks for the tip. On the LHS, I had an initial shock, thinking I had broken something as the nut came loose when I tried to tighten it. This has a left Hand thread...
by Nickol
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?

I noticed to today after parking my 69 Traveller that the inside of the RH Front tyre was worn down quite a lot. The LH one was perhaps slightly worn on the inside, difficult to tell but certainly nowhere near like that on the right. I jacked the front up when I got home and checked to see if there ...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2813

Re: Bojo the Cloan

The Planet will always survive in as much that it will still exist and Support life. Whether human beings survive or not Long term is immaterial to the survival of the planet. Even if all the nuclear bombs in the world went off at once and destoyed most of life on earth, in a Million years or so, li...
by Nickol
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Big Al. Finished? Kinda.
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Big Al. Finished? Kinda.

What is the Gadget on top of thr Thermostat housing?
by Nickol
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2813

Re: Bojo the Cloan

..pity in some ways that he did not. The world might have been a better place. But then someone alse soon after would have also got the same idea.
by Nickol
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2813

Re: Bojo the Cloan

I, like many others on the mainland, were dismayed at the original vote in June 2016, alarmed at the British Governments hard line Approach to what Brexit should mean but then somewhat perplexed at the reaction of the British Parliament to the Agreement as negotiated and agreed. But Mr Bercow was ve...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Caterpillar

I have not seen one this year but in the last few years our garden here in central Germany has been visited by what Looks like a small hummingbird but is in fact an insect which normally lives in southern Europe but when the weather is warm enough, sometimes get across the alps. I did take a Picture...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2107
Views: 310909

Re: Spotted today.

minijojo wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 pm
hi Nickol,


Here is a link to a clip from Hamburg Journal (not a permanent link, in german language (sorry))

Joachim
Not a Problem Joachim, I understand German one-wall-free ! :D
by Nickol
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: SERVO FITMENT

so, I did the brake pedal test with the engine not running but I did not really notice any difference afer frequent light depressing of the pedal. Then I removed the screws from the White plastic diaphragm cap and as it was prised free air gushed out. On inspection the rubber diaphragm looked to be ...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2107
Views: 310909

Re: Spotted today.

minijojo wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:21 pm
4 Moggies among other classic British cars at British Flair in Hamburg (Germany) today
the British Flair is an annual standing charity lifestyle event in Hamburg

Moggys_at_BritishFlair.jpg
Do you have any more Pictures of some of the other cars at the Show?
by Nickol
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: SERVO FITMENT

With a servo fitted you should be able to lock the wheels without difficulty. Has the servo been stripped, examined and rebuilt. Is the servo diaphragm serviceable? Thankyou Phil and Richard. The Servo has never been stripped ( by me anyway) but I did fit a non return valve in the hope that it woul...
by Nickol
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: SERVO FITMENT

interesting read on the above. i have a servo assist already fitted on mine but am never sure if it really operates correctly or not. I do Need to apply good pressure to stop quickly but I have never been able to lock the wheels in braking even though the entire System has been renewed i.e new MC, O...
by Nickol
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Am I the first?
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Am I the first?

You went to USA ? My respects, you are brave!
by Nickol
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 4159

Re: Currently drinking.....

the taste of tea is ruined by the Addition of milk and is positively horrible with sugar as well.

but it is what you are used to, I suppose.