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by panky
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 796

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Excellent, great parts availability and a trusty old lump :D
by panky
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 796

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

What a great find, I like that 8)
Would it be a B or O series engine?
by panky
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil Intercooler
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: oil Intercooler

I think they were fitted to the Metro Turbos to heat the oil feed to the turbo
by panky
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Caterpillar

It's amazing what a slightly wild garden with a variety of flowers and a pond attracts. Make your own micro ecosystem and sit back to watch. Sometimes quite scary as well, like the time a female sparrow hawk took a wood pigeon off the garage roof and crash landed right in front of the wife :o
by panky
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Caterpillar

Not very clear as shot through the french windows on my phone, but there it is. Can't embed the vid so here's the link.

https://i.imgur.com/tGyVWaM.mp4
by panky
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Caterpillar

Sounds like a humming bird hawk moth, we had one sipping from a lavender plant early in the summer - in the Northwest of England :) I took a short video, I'll see if I can post it.
by panky
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: A little shocked

Compared with other cars I think most panels are pretty reasonable, some even cheap. But when you look at the number of them you need (floor edge/individual sill panels) then the cost escalates rather quickly - as I have found out collecting everything to do my traveller. The bonus, of course, is th...
by panky
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??

Personally I don't use anything in my classics, I used to use Castrol Valve Master but after seeing the state of a couple engines that used it I decided not to bother. They were both Commers with simple iron head engines, the first was a good mate of mine who measured it out carefully to the manufac...
by panky
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 7401

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

More progress. It ran for about 30 min tonight, on and off. I struggled with the mixture-I'm using a Colortune on no.1 plug, and I can't get it lean enough to show a blue flame, the mixture screw is as far as it will go. It's not far off, as raising the pin causing engine speed to rise slightly, th...
by panky
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 7401

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Got the sump, timing cover, backplate and head on now. Got the flywheel on as well, but having a job tightening up the bolts to 40lbft without the crankshaft turning. An old main bearing shell does the trick too. The ends of the shell fit nicely into the teeth on the flywheel and the curved back of...
by panky
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 7401

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

From the back of the bearing, I did this when I re-built my Mini engine.
by panky
Tue May 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front brakes sticking on help
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: front brakes sticking on help

Could also be the flexible hoses collapsing in side.
by panky
Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 7401

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

A chap I know made this to fit the pistons in his Perkins
by panky
Thu May 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3683

Re: Traveller Tuning

I ended up using an AAA needle and it runs well, nice biscuit colour to the plugs after a run. That was after I fitted the Midget exhaust manifold, previously I had an AAU fitted. It's a compromise really as it isn't a standard set up with all the different components that have been fitted the only ...
by panky
Thu May 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bubble car museum
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Bubble car museum

I was really pleasantly surprised at the exhibits, a real nostalgia trip. Also surprised at the entrance fee, I think it was only £3 at the time.
If Darth Vader rode a scooter
by panky
Wed May 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing Boot Lock Barrel - Step by Step guide - Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Removing Boot Lock Barrel - Step by Step guide - Part 1

That's a great guide, thanks for posting.
by panky
Wed May 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bubble car museum
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Bubble car museum

Yep went a fews years ago and stayed on their campsite for a few nights. The museum is excellent with loads of stuff packed in and not just micro cars, great little cafe too serving home made cakes :P
A few wee tasties
by panky
Sun May 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301473

Re: Spotted today.

I do pop up now and again - just when you thought you were safe :wink:
by panky
Sat May 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301473

Re: Spotted today.

Or just a beema towing a trailer
by panky
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Using Morris to jump-start modern car
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Using Morris to jump-start modern car

Is your car negative earth?