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by Monty-4
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

As to your problems with having a pee, if you're in your 30's I recommend seeing a Dr about your prostrate :lol: :wink: More to do with my coffee intake and obsession with proper hydration I hope! :lol: I do wonder if those needing to do hundreds of miles every day are the exception, especially as ...
by Monty-4
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

I may have to respectfully disagree, in part. 200+ miles of range is enough for several days if not a week or two for many, so having a charger at home isn't nearly as essential as when EVs had less than half of that range, like the original Leaf or Zoe. Many would be fine plugging it in at the supe...
by Monty-4
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

I'd never touch a "self-charging" hybrid, it's misleading marketing nonsense. Plug-in hybrids and especially full EVs are far better options. I suppose manufacturers are trying to ease the people over slowly though as it's quite a change after more than a century of the internal combustion engine! I...
by Monty-4
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 79
Views: 1582

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

The fuel pump will have a harder time on hills pulling fuel up from the tank as well as needing to meet the demand from your right foot, so it makes some sense. I'd be worried about moving onto that until you're sure the timing is roughly correct though, or you may damage the engine and add to your ...
by Monty-4
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 79
Views: 1582

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

I've experienced similar symptoms from a few causes (you encounter everything using one as a daily for years): - Fuel pump points corroded so not delivering enough fuel at higher load/rpm - a lean condition not always detectable from plugs. - A later HIF38 carb with the economy/cruise vent not block...
by Monty-4
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Shock oil
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Shock oil

In addition to that accumulated knowledge - Millers Oils do two grades of specific 'Classic Shock Oil' which I've found perform very nicely. I have the light grade in the fronts although I'd perhaps choose the heavy if I didn't have a front anti-roll bar.
by Monty-4
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters

Goodness me that's great, I wish somebody would manufacture this modification! I imagine it also offers fine adjustment of the ride height as well as the convenience of not having to dismantle the assembly?
by Monty-4
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

Thanks simmmitc! Interesting, I can't imagine trusting the inner wing with that load personally but I am quite ignorant in these matters.
by Monty-4
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

Interesting - how do the front dampers mount?
by Monty-4
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Vacuum Gauge

As per my thread here this is how mine looks during normal operation: https://youtu.be/KXcjanrie5U. :)

Good luck!
by Monty-4
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Mot advice

I had a hole that was almost exactly the same. The welder cut it out and added a (very heavy duty) plate and It passed MOT in March.
by Monty-4
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very intermittent fault
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Very intermittent fault

Well well, it sounds like it must be a fuelling or ignition issue given the intermittance. I had a very similar problem and it was the fuel pump points needing a clean which led to fuel starvation under certain conditions. If you have the old pump or a spare it might be worth trying. Inevitably it w...
by Monty-4
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Cover Stiffener
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Timing Cover Stiffener

I have a simplex chain with tensioner and a cover like the above, with this gasket if I recall correctly. Still manages to leak the odd drip. :roll:

These cars really are good at rust-proofing themselves in particular places.
by Monty-4
Wed May 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

This might be lockdown madness talking but - could one replace a larger bore performance exhaust with two parallel peashooters? A split at the bulkhead and install one with the silencer towards the rear instead of the front so they don't rattle against eachother.

Double PARP?
by Monty-4
Fri May 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I would love to get the PARP back. My car, now with twin SUs, an uprated cam, an LCB manifold and the Maniflow system is PARPless.

Given I don't spend much time at high RPM so am not realising much benefit from the wider bore I often consider trying too attach a standard exhaust to the LCB manifold.
by Monty-4
Sat May 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fuel
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: fuel

I'd only worry about unleaded if doing a lot of motorway miles, as it runs hot. I am one of the unlucky few who managed to burn an exhaust valve once but my car was and is a daily driver doing 10k a year. If you're just pootling about I wouldn't be too bothered, maybe open the exhausts up another 2-...
by Monty-4
Sat May 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 5600

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

:)

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by Monty-4
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff

@ 60mph with 155/80/14 tyres. 3.72 = 3,150 rpm (std -11%) 3.90 = 3,300 rpm (std -6%) 4.22 = 3,500 rpm 4.55 = 3,850 rpm (std +10%) 4.87 = 4,125 rpm (std +18%) 4.22 with Sierra 5-Speed (0.82) = 2,930 rpm Anecdotally I would describe the noise level of a 1098 vs rpm in a Minor to be somewhat logarithmi...
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1434

Re: What we did in the lockdown

Hi Monty, That’s a really nice colour your cars painted in. Looks a nice spray job as well. Haven’t had the courage to take my Moggie out yet for fear of people complaining etc, but I could drive it to the supermarket I suppose to get food. Incidentally, I’ve actually been working throughout the lo...
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini tilting car lifts: how good, how useful?
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Mini tilting car lifts: how good, how useful?

I have the adjustable tilting lift from Automotech. It adjusts far enough so that it can lift the car by the chassis legs rather than the sills, I suspect my car's sills wouldn't appreciate that too! For lifting the rear it can go wide enough to support the car by the leaf springs or simply go under...