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by ianmack
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

I think that’s a Volvo PV544. Always nice to have a reason to watch that again.
by ianmack
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cleaning wiring harness
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Cleaning wiring harness

Thanks Bob. I also asked this on another forum and the response was unanimous, bad idea. The wires and connectors are all good so I’ll just gently clean the visible section of sleeve under the bonnet.
by ianmack
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cleaning wiring harness
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Cleaning wiring harness

I’m about to install a wiring harness, in good condition but very grubby. Years ago I was told that you can put them in a washing machine, but I’m not sure about this. Has anyone tried it? Or is it a daft idea?
by ianmack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Brake fluid theory

If the zombies are after you you won’t be wanting to use the brakes!
by ianmack
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

If you’ve used a straight screwdriver have you tried using something curved? You may have made a straight hole through a mass of muck and the coolant may be held back by the remainder.
by ianmack
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil mounting bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Coil mounting bracket

Thanks Phil and Alan. I don’t think my use will be arduous enough to need it, not even over Hampshire road surfaces.
by ianmack
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil mounting bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Coil mounting bracket

I have just come across an unusual coil bracket, an additional support cradle between the strap brackets of coil and dynamo. The ends of the cradle are curved to fit under the body of the coil as it lies on its side. I’ve never seen one before, is it an original Morris fitting? The mounting holes sh...
by ianmack
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: It's the rules,mate.

We have bottle banks locally which had separate compartments for clear, brown and green glass. Someone who worked for the council told me years ago that the green couldn’t be recycled. Most green bottles in UK are imported, already filled, and the green glass isn’t valuable enough to transport it to...
by ianmack
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ribbed gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: ribbed gearbox

A rumble in neutral sounds like the first motion shaft bearing. Did it stop when you pressed the clutch pedal down? Layshaft clips should come out with a small pointed screwdriver if you persevere, and this shouldn’t do any damage to the shaft.
by ianmack
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What goes here??
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: What goes here??

I think there was a Smiths electric clock of that size and shape which is one possibility.
by ianmack
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy diff
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Noisy diff

Looks like a pretty quiet diff to me :D
by ianmack
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Rolling tax exemption

I think the exemption rolls automatically and a change in the law each year is not required to move it.

Whether May or her successor like old motors or not either way they will have more pressing things to worry about for the foreseeable future.
by ianmack
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12651

Re: caravans

I wouldn’t assume from a posed publicity photo that the early MM with its 27 bhp was ever a good tow car. Even if it could move the caravan an MM doesn’t fare too well now in modern traffic on its own, still less while towing. Coincidentally I have a c1970 Sprite Alpine in my garden. It makes a very...
by ianmack
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Rear Inner Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Traveller Rear Inner Wings

Have you tried fitting the outer wing? If the wing fits the wood and the outward appearance is alligned correctly then alter the inner arch to suit. If the t flange makes it difficult to work try cutting slots in it and then welding them closed again when they are in position.
by ianmack
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: In depth SV motor experience needed.

Search welch plug on ebay for pictures and availability.
by ianmack
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 1270

Re: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)

Someone will be on shortly to explain which parts are incorrect for a 1958 model :D
by ianmack
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing sump for oil change?
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Removing sump for oil change?

I don’t routinely remove sumps. For a thorough clean I get the engine good and warm, jack the car so the drain plug is lowest and then drain and let it drip overnight. Plug and refill next day. The worst sludge I ever saw was in a dumper truck engine. Even after the plug was removed nothing came out...
by ianmack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: commercial vehicle museums
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: commercial vehicle museums

There’s one for sale on ebay at the moment.
by ianmack
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 1280

Re: sudden ignition failure

Ht plug caps are still available, I got a set online. Several ebay sellers list new ones. The traditional type aren’t used on modern cars so high street car shops probably won’t have them.

Typical clueless Halfords!
by ianmack
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The one and only is back!!
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: The one and only is back!!

If I remember rightly this was advertised a few years ago and the seller made clear then that it had been put together as a film prop and would need some modification to be road legal. This poses the interesting question; has it been brought up to proper road standards or is it just taking advantage...