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by oliver90owner
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: 1958 charging problem

In addition to all the previous - if the battery is an open cell type (non maintenance-free) is the electrolyte level satisfactory and what is the SG?
by oliver90owner
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Burnham, big and small ends refer to the con rods. Main bearings are fitted to suspend the crank in the block. You had me going there, for a moment, when I read the torque for the big ends!😳 Are you cleaning off the bearing shells before fitting? Is it one cap that is going tight? I always fit pisto...
by oliver90owner
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spigot bush
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Spigot bush

I short-circuit the soaking process - I have a bag of quite old porous items. I submerge the item in lube and exhaust the air above with my high vacuum pump. Any air is soon expanded from the pores and lube replaces same when returning to atmospheric pressure. I expect heating and cooling, while sub...
by oliver90owner
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 429

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversi

Pressure = Force/Area. Pressure is transmitted equally in all directions within a fluid, so exactly the same pressure at the master cylinder as at the slaves will be the order of the day! Rearranging the above formula, Pressure*Area = Force. Increasing the slave cylinder diameter has several effects...
by oliver90owner
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: Clattering noise

Ken, My initial thought - but dispelled by the OP after he gave us the actual details. Water hardly deep enough to wet the bottom of the diff casing, going slowly. Sufficient water ‘pressure’ to displace the exhaust system appears to be absent. Not deep enough for the prop shaft to stir up any water...
by oliver90owner
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: Clattering noise

... it only has to stall and you risk sucking water back up into the engine.... I cannot see how! The Moggie has virtually 7” of ground clearance and the tailpipe is not the lowest point. Secondly, unless the engine were to ‘run backwards’, there would be exhaust gases filling the exhaust. Only whe...
by oliver90owner
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: Clattering noise

12jslater wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:58 pm

... Just took the head this afternoon, gasket is absolutely fine, put on a new one from the gasket set I have as I didn't want to reuse the old gasket, torqued up and makes the exact same noise. ...
Did you check the piston protrusion/recession while you had the head off?
by oliver90owner
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: All in the name of art!

Perhaps one might be able to ‘half open’ the half bonnet and find a half engine underneath? :D I have ‘watched’ it in my epay, but only to give him hope that someone might be thinking of buying it! It does have a ‘make an offer’ option.... so someone local might make an offer for the bumper, or badg...
by oliver90owner
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: Clattering noise

We often don’t get any real detail of a fault or the facts leading to it. This may be another case of the same. ”I went through a bit of water, deep but crawled through” , may be the honest facts, but I drive through deep water (might flow over my shoe laces) quite often. I also may drive into it at...
by oliver90owner
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 173
Views: 3840

Re: Differential overhaul

I don’t think you understand my post either. Do read it (or them) again and possibly save yourself some money.
by oliver90owner
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 173
Views: 3840

Re: Differential overhaul

😉
by oliver90owner
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 173
Views: 3840

Re: Differential overhaul

Nothing is moving in relation to each other. A shim is simply a very thin spacer.
by oliver90owner
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion

If you have it apart, why bother with a new cover? It should not cost £95 to have the cover machined. The oil seal will be less than a fiver, I would think.

Visit your local model engineering society and make an offer of a donation to club funds?

Phil,

What swing over the bed is required?
by oliver90owner
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 173
Views: 3840

Re: Differential overhaul

Edit. Mr Evans may have solved it. That'll be a first! I haven't actually had them apart yet, but it looks like there may be a shim under the solid spacer. Will report later today. cheers N Think about it. If the builder went slightly over the required crush, would he use a new crush washer/spacer ...
by oliver90owner
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 173
Views: 3840

Re: Differential overhaul

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by oliver90owner
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: CLUTCH PROBLEM
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: CLUTCH PROBLEM

paul 300358 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:22 pm
The way its adjusted, you would think that the clutch would be slipping like mad.
Not sure why. It would appear that the clutch is not disengaging properly/sufficiently, not a case of not engaging fully when the pedal is released
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 28
Views: 1053

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

So what does the engine do every time you take your foot off the accelerator and change from ‘loaded’ to ‘driven’ on overrun? Never used a rev counter? Admittedly engines are more modern, but the MOT test for diesels require the engine to be revved to governed speed for emissions testing. But your c...
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: trolley jack
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: trolley jack

A one ton trolley jack could be more than adequate to lift the vehicle completely off the surface in one go. However, as Phil indicates, that is not the whole story! Most people only lift one corner, or one end, of the vehicle at a time. Lift height and stability are far more important than the lift...
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 28
Views: 1053

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

And the next logical step (depending on the result of Islip Minor’s request) might be to check again, but with the gearbox input shaft stationary.
by oliver90owner
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 959

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

LEDs are low power, so draw less current (the whole original idea behind their usage) so could use a smaller gauge wire, so no problem at all. If running extra current (higher powered halogens or other auxiliary lighting) it is better to run them through a relay, rather than risking overloading an o...