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by MikeNash
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Different reading on battery condition gague
Replies: 24
Views: 535

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: 90
Views: 1782

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: 346

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: 714

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: 591

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: 591

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: 1249

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: 427

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: 427

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: 427

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: 427

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.
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2528

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

One thing I forgot is that over my two double side hung doors are 9 inch by 5 inch "Catnic" lightweight "I" beams on which I can hang my hoist to lift out the engine and gearbox assembly. Not something you can do with "up and over" systems. Also I thoroughly recommend you that you don't have a botto...
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2528

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Well Oldmogman, I've a double garage that's 22ft wide and 23ft deep and it's still too small! Go for the biggest you can, even a few extra inches is worth it. You'll find that "Her Indoors" will demand that the freezers, tumble dryer etc, will go in there so every inch you gain is important. Regardi...
by MikeNash
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Downhill on motorways
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Downhill on motorways

Hmmm, "Freewheeling downhill is very bad practice . . ." say my m'learned friend Phil with whom I'm very loath to disagree, but I must point out that they've been original equipment even in recent times, especially on Saabs. And you may not know they were occasionally fitted to Morris's, for instanc...
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Magnetic wristband from Lidl
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Magnetic wristband from Lidl

What ho, chums! Just seen this coming up at Lidl from this Thursday the 29th of November, a wristband that'll allow steel bits like pins, nails, etc to stick to it while you're working rather than holding them in your mouth, etc. See here https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=18385 So...
by MikeNash
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 1755

Re: Axle drain plug

Re magnet types and temperatures, for the engine where the oil temp can get above 80C occasionally (measured on my 1098 on a hot day and a long drive of 2/3 hrs at 60mph motorway cruise) a samarium cobalt would be best: the "first4magnets" site above prices 5mm diaX10mm long magnets at only £1.29 ea...
by MikeNash
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 1755

Re: Axle drain plug

I always glue the magnets in using something like Araldite. Even though modern ceramics are so strong that they should stick and not move, I hate the thought of one to moving upward into the rotating parts; it's peace of mind. Like Phil, I believe you can't have too many so I've got them in all thre...
by MikeNash
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 1755

Re: Axle drain plug

Yes it is a "tapered thread"; a normal parallel "cylindrical" threaded plug will go right through and would depend on PTFE tape, etc to get a good seal. (I know!) If you want to know more about these curious threads, an Imperial survivor that's become an international standard then see here http://w...
by MikeNash
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 1755

Re: Axle drain plug

Dear Rust Bucket, The back axle drain is a 1/2 inch BSPT plug (i.e. it's thread is British Standard Pipe Tapered) and you can get them from a good plumber's store for under a £1. ( I got mine from Woodstock Plumbing & Heating Supplies, Andover, Hants; B&Q, PlumbCenter etc may not know what you're ta...
by MikeNash
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl airtools
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Lidl airtools

Dear all,
See that among the airtools on offer this week here https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... leId=16141 is an air driven vacuum cleaner! Not seen one of these before.
Regards from MikeN.