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by panky
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Nice one, looks nice and tidy :)
by panky
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Traveller window woes

Hope this helps

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by panky
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Traveller window woes

Ah sorry, I misread your explanation. Hopefully it will dry out enough but a quick blast with the sander should sort it if it doesn't
by panky
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Traveller window woes

Try putting the runner on the glass first then see if it will push over the waist rail into the slot. I'm sure this is what I had to do with the rearmost glass, then nailed the runner in where I could get to it before fitting the front glass.
by panky
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone know what these two switches are for?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Anyone know what these two switches are for?

The socket and switch could possible have been for a parking light, the type that sits over the side window. Have a look behind and see if they are connected to each other.
by panky
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 cc idle speed
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: 1275 cc idle speed

My 1275 Mini idles quite happily at 800 rpm. Has it always bee like that or has it just developed? Could be a number of things first one is to check the oil in the dashpot. If that's OK it could be that the mixture isn't set correctly, my method is to wind the mixture screw out (weaken) until the sp...
by panky
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 65
Views: 2502

Re: Traveller Tuning

Try advancing the timing a good bit and see what happens, if nothing, or it kicks back, then try the other way. Not very scientific but it's worked for me when I changed to electronic ignition.
by panky
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 65
Views: 2502

Re: Traveller Tuning

It could be the dizzy drive 180 deg out, I did the same when building my Commer engine :roll:
Try moving the leads round two positions on the dizzy cap.
by panky
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Rear Damper Top Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Traveller Rear Damper Top Mount

At nearly £40 per side it's a little expensive but if anyone does have a scrap panel with the mount intact ..............please :)
If not I'll look for a suitable bolt and sleeve and make one up. The old one is not savable but I can get the measurement required.
by panky
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Rear Damper Top Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Traveller Rear Damper Top Mount

Spotted that one but I've already done most of the repairs and was hoping that, with appropriate strengthening to the box section the pick up one could be welded in place. But if the dimensions are wrong then I'll have to think again but don't want to cut it all out again and buy more panels.
by panky
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Rear Damper Top Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Traveller Rear Damper Top Mount

As part of my traveller restoration I'm re-building the rear box sections. I've not used off the shelf panels and need to fit a new damper top mount, is it possible to use this type that's used on the pick up and van? It will be welded in but just wondering if the length and diameter is the same as ...
by panky
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Guess about BHP and Torque
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Guess about BHP and Torque

You can get a good idea by down loading WinSU and entering your engine details. It will give a calculated list of what your engine could be capable of, not sure how accurate but better than a guess. Pay the registration fee (£10) and it will also give you suggested needles to try.
by panky
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: I found a small screw
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: I found a small screw

The small screw looks like one of the three that hold the carb dash pot on to the main body of the carb.
by panky
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy Breather
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Heavy Breather

Quite a lot going on with the breather :o

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223348850211 ... 3348850211
by panky
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1958 2 door, rolling resto
Replies: 41
Views: 2507

Re: 1958 2 door, rolling resto

Before setting off do you say............ 'Engage' or 'Take us out Mr Sulu' :D
by panky
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1958 2 door, rolling resto
Replies: 41
Views: 2507

Re: 1958 2 door, rolling resto

Nowt wrong with that, looks great. Sort of a starship Enterprise thing going on :D
Or should I say the starship K&Nterprise :D
by panky
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: Not what they used to be!

I did the balancing act on a stack of old vehicles to get the rear spring off a Commer van, went back a couple of years later to get the other one and it was still there. The yard is now a housing estate :cry: I got shut in there once pulling the head off a Chrysler 180 (yes I had one). I was beaver...
by panky
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Electronic distributor

I fitted an Accuspark 'Stealth' dizzy a few years ago and it's been fine. I actually had to pinch it to fit to my Commer camper last year, the Minor is in bits so I don't think it will mind.
by panky
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Camshaft question
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Camshaft question

This happened when I turned the crank while re-built my 1275 Mini engine but once the timing gear was on all was fine.