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by MikeNash
Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part

Only with trepidation do I dispute with m'learned friend Phil but I suspect those bits of bent metal went underneath the adjusters so they were raised slightly rather than between the cylinder and the adjuster. They've the folds at their ends to keep them in place. DON'T THROW THEM AWAY YET! Do as P...
by MikeNash
Sat May 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 937

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I bought the engine that's in my Trav from Roy; an 800 mile round trip! I'm glad I met him. A man of great Minor experience and of strong opinions that I didn't always agree with but which I always, always listened to. No question on this site ever went without an answer from Roy! I still miss, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Magnetic dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Magnetic dipstick

Dear all, Had a real "Brian Wave" recently and magnetised the steel dipstick in my brand new Lidl lawnmower, and after only an hour's running time see below for the metal that I wiped off the tip of the dipstick. More than I expected! I magnetized the stick by stroking it several times one way with ...
by MikeNash
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spotted down under mog
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: spotted down under mog

Hmm, I like those covers over the rear wing openings. I've never seen one in real life. Are they just an Ozz thing?
MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller rear luggage cover
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Traveller rear luggage cover

Some years ago (4-7?) there was an article in "Minor Matters" which described and illustrated just such a device. Aa I remember it, it consisted of a domestic window roller blind secured at the back of the rear seats which could be drawn backward towards the rear doors and what would have been its l...
by MikeNash
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

Ah, thanks I didn't know about the change. Hope I didn't muddy the waters too much above.
MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

In view of your problems, this afternoon I watched my cold start closely. My '63 Traveller had cold soaked to 3C in the garage; outside in the sun it was 5C. I pushed it out backwards out of the garage and started on full choke and after manoeuvring in the yard and after 30 seconds running time I'm ...
by MikeNash
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 49
Views: 3246

Re: starting

Kevin, If you're still concerned about your pump pressure a cheap way of testing it is to measure the height to which your pump can raise fuel when it stops ticking. A length of clear plastic hose from a pet store (mine came from "Pests at Home" in Andover for a few pence per metre) heated at one en...
by MikeNash
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1108

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

You'll worry if it stops!
by MikeNash
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Different reading on battery condition gague
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: Different reading on battery condition gague

Referring to Yellowpinky's request above on modern battery chargers, I see that my local Lidl has back for sale under it's label "Ultimate Speed" their own "floating" charger for £13.99. I've used one of these for 2-3 years without trouble.
MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 198
Views: 9190

Re: Differential overhaul

I look forward to following your adventure in diffs, Alan! Just a thought; long ago and far away I was helped in adjusting a spiral bevel axle on a Morris 10 (of about 1935) by some old fitters. (One had started as an career in the RAF, that is the Royal Aircraft Factory and pre the Royal Air Force!...
by MikeNash
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light wiring confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Rear light wiring confusion!

The Ripault stuff seems expensive: I hope its good! Last night I soldered some bullets to wires and then attempted to put them into the connectors - and blow me they wouldn't go in! I had to file them down to fit, a long and tedious business. They came from either ESM or Bull Motif many years ago so...
by MikeNash
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil Intercooler
Replies: 14
Views: 1195

Re: oil Intercooler

Thanks for that Phil; I think these devices are unvalued and rather missed understood. They're called "oil intercoolers" but I believe they function is much more as oil heaters. The oil in our A series engines is in my opinion far too cool for most of our running time. For example, in the recent war...
by MikeNash
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

And thank you too for completing this thread! MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

Dear Mr Midget, May I suggest that you take out the capillary sensor end and place it in a kettle of boiling water? With luck you should be able to get an electric kettle on an extension lead under the bonnet and so test the temp gauge for a steady reading of 100C, the critical point. (It should rea...
by MikeNash
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Geared camshaft drive.
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: Geared camshaft drive.

Phil, Re using paper for gauging the gear mesh, long ago & far away I saw Rizla cigarette papers being used by RAE fitters to set up a back axle. These papers are closely controlled in thickness and vary according to the colour. Alas, I've lost my notes of what is what but it's down around 2-4 thou....
by MikeNash
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Editing message

Thank you, Mr Webmaster!
I didn’t understand a word of it but Number 2 Son did and now all’s well; the “Use SSL 3.0” needed to be ticked.
Regards from MikeN
by MikeNash
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Editing message

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by MikeNash
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Editing message

I was trying to edit my post in the General Discussion section regarding the “dream garage” query that I put up at 8.21 p.m. last night. Each time I edited it and then pressed “Preview” I got the legend “Cannot securely connect to this page” and “. . .unsafe TLS security settings”. I got my post up ...
by MikeNash
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Editing message

Dear Moderator,
I've just been trying to edit a message and the site refuses to connect up to allow it to proceed. Something to do with security. I've tried a couple of times but I just lose my addition.
Regards, MikeN.