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by Propshaft
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Condenser problem

Hi thank you all for your informative replies the write up on the condenser being a real eye opener. Still undecided which route to take , electronic or distributor doctor
by Propshaft
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Condenser problem

Hi All. I have recently returned from a near thousand mile trip in six days to Holland and back . I have carried out a full restoration on this van over the last few years . The van has a1275 midget engine hif38 carb , new wiring and all associated electrical components . It returned 37 mpg on the t...
by Propshaft
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Front tie rod
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Front tie rod

Hi has anyone got a pair of decent tie rods for a 59 saloon that they would be willing to sell me
by Propshaft
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3237

Re: Currently drinking.....

Yorkshire tea (decaf). Had friends over from Hungary so was on parlinker yesterday ,home brew 50 percent volume
by Propshaft
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 8081

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

I fitted a midget fan to my 1275 engine last week I have a 4 mm spacer behind the fan to clear the oil scrubber but had to take off a small portion of the fan blade to clear the top of the rad all seems to work ok off to holland in it next week
by Propshaft
Wed May 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo bezel
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Speedo bezel

Yes that is the part I am referring too, thanks a lot myoldjalopy
by Propshaft
Tue May 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo bezel
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Speedo bezel

Hi I am in the process of stripping the dash in my 59 two door with gold faced speedo the slip bezel around the speedo is painted and looks like it could have been painted from new. Is this correct or should it be chrome
by Propshaft
Fri May 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Front brakes

Thanks for the reply I already have the back plates and possible the adjusters
by Propshaft
Fri May 03, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Front brakes

Hi I am refurbish my front brakes they are currently seven inch it looks like it's a straight swap to put eight inch ones from a later car is this ok are there any snags ? Thanks
by Propshaft
Thu May 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Painting the horn
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Painting the horn

Thanks for the confirmation
by Propshaft
Thu May 02, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Painting the horn
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Painting the horn

Hi. I have a 59 two door and doing a full restoration , I realise the horn cover bowel is painted black but what about the alloy trumpet part is that painted or left in the raw alloy state . Thanks
by Propshaft
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 29
Views: 1576

Re: Clip on door mirrors

Hi yes rear view for the van is a problem if anyone Has a rear view camera fitted to there van I would like to hear there views.no pun intended. A friend of mine has one on his motorhome and it works really well.
by Propshaft
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel gauge
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Fuel gauge

Hi. My fuel gauge has stopped working , I have fitted a new float sender unit in the tank , earthed out the feed to the sender unit and the gauge doesn't move, . Does that mean it is either the gauge or the voltage stabiliser , how is this tested. Thanks
by Propshaft
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Brake servo

Hi islipminor. Yes I will be fitting the rear brakes after the servo so back and front are after the servo , I have a 1275 engine and have fitted marina disc brakes the m/c is I am pretty sure 7/8 inch. , I have also fitted the remote filler
Thanks for the info
by Propshaft
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Brake servo

Hi thanks for your replys I have just purchased a genuine Lockheed servo just need to fit it now
by Propshaft
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Brake servo

Hi I am considering fitting a servo on my recently restored van . I have fitted marina disc brakes and remote filler but the pedal needs a considerable amount of pressure to get the.wheels to lock. Has anybody got any feedback on the power tune lockheed type units priced at £76-50
by Propshaft
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the scrappage scheme?
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Remember the scrappage scheme?

What a crying shame all those good cars going to be scrapped , I am restoring a minor at present which llooks to be in a worse state than the minors in the video.
by Propshaft
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Rear wings

Hi All. Thanks for your prompt replies I now know which way to go
by Propshaft
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Rear wings

Hi I have a 1959 v early series 3 two door saloon what is the difference between early and later rear wings
Thanks
by Propshaft
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 10598

Re: Another van.

Yes I did mine exactly as Les described