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by oliver90owner
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

I have a CZ universal metal bender . If I want to bend anything special or different, I just make a new former if I don’t already have something suitable. Bender cost about £30 delivered in 1985? Bends flat, round bar and pipes into all sorts of shapes in fairlly small sizes. https://www.model-engin...
by oliver90owner
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre Sizes
Replies: 32
Views: 16355

Re: Tyre Sizes

Summer car? Garaged throughout the winter? Not much UV around inside a garage unless you don’t live in the UK. We don’t get much of a sun tan in winter, even working outside. Axle stands would be OK with tyres at normal pressure (this is, after all, the designed working pressure). Covering windows a...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Size of tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Size of tubing

Same diameter as will fit on the old wheel cylinder bleed nipple (the one you have just removed?), I expect. I rarely ever use one. Wash off after doing the job, if necessary. I don’t re-use brake fluid, so don’t collect it!
by oliver90owner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Mystery Overheating

I doubt the thermostat could have stuck on as I was already 70 miles into my journey and all had been well up until then, so it must have been open. Exactly what I thought when it happened to me. A P100 with a well loaded trailer and about 45 miles from home. No problem on outward journey (empty) o...
by oliver90owner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Mystery Overheating

Thermostat stuck in closed position?

Coolant level got so low that it then overheated?

You stopped thrashing it unmercilessly?

Weather was never as hot again?

You kept the heater on after that episode?

Might think of a few more possibilities if I really had to, but I won’t🙂.
by oliver90owner
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion not working
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Alternator conversion not working

First question might be did you purchase the correct polarity machine for your vehicle? Second might be why make connections to the old voltage controller This alternator presumably includes its own voltage regulator? I have only ever connected the alternator output to the battery live terminal and ...
by oliver90owner
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

The post was that no insurer will provide cover unless it has a road-worthiness certificate from the powers-that-be, if it has been extended in any way - let alone by that much.
by oliver90owner
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

Not going to tell your insurer either?
by oliver90owner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

That now needs a sturdy chassis, which would not match the minor front end construction. Personally I would decline a ride in a ‘stretched limo’ purely on safety grounds. Further, the extra weight and length would need a better power train than that in a standard Minor. Pulling out across a busy mai...
by oliver90owner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switching on earth
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Switching on earth

Wipers generally continue to run after they are switched off. Does that answer that one?
by oliver90owner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: IGN light on, fitted with alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: IGN light on, fitted with alternat

A possible alternative to Islip Minor’s check for charging, is to start the engine and turn on the headlamps. Then increase the revs and note whether the lights brighten. Not always easy to see the difference if the alternator is already charging, but comparing the lights with engine off, and engine...
by oliver90owner
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 46
Views: 2170

Re: starting

Much as mogbob, but... Are you saying that if you have the car running at normal operating conditions and turn off at the ignition and then momentarily disconnect the battery earth lead, it will not restart? If so, the problem ought to be within that small area of the battery earth terminal or the e...
by oliver90owner
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: IGN light on, fitted with alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: IGN light on, fitted with alternator

More often it is the brushes that are worn out (only one, usually). The slip ring could also be in need of attention/replacement. Loose belts usually tell you they are slipping! Rectifier packs are usually good or duff. Alternator bearings could also be in need of replacement - especially if the bel...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 Gasket question
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: HS2 Gasket question

Anyone placing a relatively large volume of fuel which can gravitate to the carburettor is, frankly, asking for trouble. Any filter will create a pressure drop. Reducing the design pressure at the carburettor is not likely to enhance the operation and may do the opposite. Against that, some fuel pum...
by oliver90owner
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 46
Views: 2170

Re: starting

Leave it as it was designed. Why add unnecessary complications where/when they are not needed? KISS principle in operation.
by oliver90owner
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early Steering Column Bush
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Early Steering Column Bush

Looks like it is worn out, to me. Time to turn up a new one, or buy one in?
by oliver90owner
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 2514

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

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by oliver90owner
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride

A few bags of cement on the back seats and in the boot would suffice. Or anything else that might come to mind if you think about it.
by oliver90owner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 46
Views: 2170

Re: starting

Back on November 25 PTH wrote to ‘ditch the filter’. Clearly the OP is ignoring good advice. With non-standard fittings he expects standard operation? Often not the case. These cars were designed by engineers and work perfectly adequately as designed. There is a filter in the tank. The pump also col...
by oliver90owner
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU carb float chamber not filling
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: SU carb float chamber not filling

You have a blockage between feed pipe and float chamber - either crud or a stuck float valve (or possibly wrongly fitted, if it has been tampered with.