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by dudload
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear bearings - slight play?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: rear bearings - slight play?

thanks Phil - makes me feel a bit better! there wasn't too much of a rumble/if any when i had the half shaft removed, but was concerned with the play. now off to rethink what could be causing the rumble. maybe it's the beginning of some overrun noise from the diff. not sure what sort of life it had ...
by dudload
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear bearings - slight play?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

rear bearings - slight play?

hi all, off for a fairly long (100mile) drive in the traveller tomorrow and have noticed recently that there's a slight rumble from the back when going over 20mph. the other day i removed the half shafts to check the bearings and there's a bit of play on the offside. however, when the wheels are bac...
by dudload
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: diff drain plug - magnet clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: diff drain plug - magnet clearance

Hi Les, yup getting the diameter is easy enough for me, but it's the depth I'm most interested in as don't want a magnet ashing against the diff!
by dudload
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: diff drain plug - magnet clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 135

diff drain plug - magnet clearance

evening gents. when draining out my diff to replace the oil, i noticed that when feeling around the plug area there were some very small metal shards. now i have magnetic plugs on the engine and gearbox drain plugs, but none seem to be available for diff. i was going to araldite on a neodymium magne...
by dudload
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: misfire when cold

problem solved! tried to take it out once again and this time.... dead. getting the multimeter out revealed 0V on the white (now yellow) wire to the coil - it must have been running on one copper thread previously. spade connectors changed on both wires and now back to running like a dream :) thanks...
by dudload
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: misfire when cold

Well, going back out this morning and was back to the old ways. Disastrously stuttery for 10mins then smooth as from then on, my girlfriend was saying we should can the trip! So clearly something still not right and only when cold. Sorry I didn't mention plug 4, it wasn't oily but was definitely bla...
by dudload
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: misfire when cold

hello everyone! so - starting up this afternoon, everything all good and a drive round the block throws up no issues. dashpot oil is there and i've been checking my mixture constantly with a nice chocolate brown on all sparks apart from 4. i wonder if the slightly wide gap on one of the plugs was ca...
by dudload
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: misfire when cold

Thanks Kennat, just popped outside to check a few things. No mayo in oil filler cap , so good there, but unfortunately the coolant level in the radiator was very low which is pointing towards a failed head gasket. Will check compression tonight and let you all know!
by dudload
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: misfire when cold

whats also quite strange is that it idles ok, but the issues comes when accelerating, especially when trying to pull away quickly. all sorts of stuttering, and yes for as long as 10minutes!
by dudload
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: misfire when cold

thanks! compression test it is, was hoping to go on a long drive tomorrow - just checked spark gaps and one was somehow at 30thou and reset to 25 so that "may" fix it (although i'd be surprised if so as one cylinder not firing would just cause sluggishness i would have thought!) will let you know re...
by dudload
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 280

misfire when cold

morning gents, my "good" moggie has recently developed an intermittent misfire/stutter when cold that goes away almost fully after the engine warms up! now, i've got some ideas what could cause this and have already changed the dizzy cap, next on the list to check one by one is: 1) Leads (although t...
by dudload
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red insulator pads - wiper motor
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: red insulator pads - wiper motor

thanks - i spend most of my time watching youtube videos on this stuff so cant believe i missed it! strange, this one seems to only have one piece of insulator, i've got two, but might try and see how it runs!
by dudload
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red insulator pads - wiper motor
Replies: 7
Views: 273

red insulator pads - wiper motor

Hi all, Currently reconditioning the wiper motor as it wasn't working. Have installed new brushes and had to replace one of the insulator t pieces on the brush set as it was broken. one thing - the pack came with two red insulating pads in different shapes - anyone know where these should go? the pa...
by dudload
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox tensioning cable to long !!
Replies: 15
Views: 2073

Re: gearbox tensioning cable to long !!

Only after car No: 264013 was the Engine Steady Cable factory fitted. If your car is earlier than that number the car has had the cable retrospectively fitted and that is the problem.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1404247943_17277 [/frame] any idea if these brackets are available anywhe...
by dudload
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weird coil issue
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Weird coil issue

Haha, what's strange is I tried another coil with the same resistances and if didn't work too. I bought the Bosch as thought the other high performance one was a dud. Will probably contact accuspark to see what they think!
by dudload
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weird coil issue
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Weird coil issue

I've checked the accuspark instruction diagram and all is wired up ok, so almost as though the resistances aren't right for the dizzy!?
by dudload
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weird coil issue
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Weird coil issue

Evening all! I thought I'd buy a coil to have as a spare in case the current one goes pop at some point. All run well on current coil with an electronic distributor. However, when attaching the new (made in Brazil) Bosch blue coil, the car won't start. Put the old one back on and bingo, it starts on...
by dudload
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake and clutch pedal return springs, where attached
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Brake and clutch pedal return springs, where attached

Around the brake and clutch pedals there are three identical looking return springs. 1. I know there is one between the clutch fork and a hole in the rear engine plate. 2. One from the exhaust clamp to where? A clevis pin? But which? One goes from the exhaust clamp to the accelerator yoke. This is ...
by dudload
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head
Replies: 21
Views: 752

Re: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head

seems strange that these aren't made by any of the major suppliers. i guess not exactly a part that wears out, but fairly key in keeping the engine cool and driver warm if anything does happen to it!
by dudload
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running too rich
Replies: 23
Views: 375

Re: Running too rich

No, wasn't loose, I only noticed it on the bench after I took the jet out and it was sitting in a place that meant it must have came from inside the carb rather than to the jet (given its top hatted nature) In any case, cleaned the sparks, reattached everything and it seems to be running leaner with...