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by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Different reading on battery condition gague
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Different reading on battery condition gague

If the alternator is issuing unwanted noises, it seems like it is dead. There are not many failure modes with alternators. Bearings, slip-ring/brushes, voltage controller and rectifier. If the ignition light is not illuminated, the most likely fault to look for (after a blown bulb) is the brushes co...
by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: starting

Does the fuel pump continue clicking too regularly? Does it make a difference if you start immediately after turning on the ignition? If a regular affair, starting without the fuel pump connected might sort if it is flooding before starting. As per Monty-4, a check on the carb might be good. I would...
by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1100cc short block needed ?!
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: 1100cc short block needed ?!

Are you sure?

The 1098 engine was not introduced until the 1960s I believe. That is one point

Another is: Are you sure the water is entering the cylinders from the block? All cylinders? If all, I would be suspecting a water-cooled exhaust system before a cracked block.
by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil? Or something else...
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Coil? Or something else...

When I had a similar problem years ago the cause turned out to be a faulty rotor arm shorting from the brass strip on top through to the drive shaft. Have you changed the rotor arm? R.M. The rotor will have no effect on spark from the king lead to earth - unless there is something extraordinarily w...
by oliver90owner
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil? Or something else...
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Coil? Or something else...

Current through the coil is necessary. Voltage either side of the coil will be 12 volts while the points are open but this does not mean there is sufficient current when the points are closed. You should be finding about 3 amps through the coil to earth. If the current is low, suspect a high resista...
by oliver90owner
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

I have, like many others, fitted a 3,9 diff to my 1098 Traveller. As expected on some of the hills around where I live, you have to drop a gear to climb up them in comparison to before but for longar journeys on the Autobahnen it comes into its own. The car will comfortably cruise at 100 and theref...
by oliver90owner
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

They are only ‘sought after’ because they are not common. Back a long time ago 4.18 diffs were the common fitment in early Cortinas and such like. We fitted 3.9 diffs as soon as possible when fitting a 1500 GT engine (or even a hot 1200 in an Anglia). My Mkl Escort finished with a 3.78 - simply beca...
by oliver90owner
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: 5.90 tyres

Next question for MM.

What tyres were fitted to the narrow rims? I suspect they were not 5.90 section.
by oliver90owner
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: 5.90 tyres

Next question is: Why did they use wider rims on the vans? Or conversely, why they did not use standard saloon rims on the vans.

There should be a simple answer to a simple question. Or, if not, one part of the answer should address your initial query.
by oliver90owner
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Differential overhaul

The beginnings of another epic saga? I like your optimism that all seems OK. I usually prepare for the worst scenario and anything better than that is considered a bonus. :D
by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 543

Re: Positive v negative earth?

Steady on. It all comes down to practicality or originality. Two different camps. I’m in the latter. Anyone fitted airbags in their minor? Anyone put an extra collapsible link in the steering column? Anyone fitted extra crumple zones fore and aft? Do remember that when these cars were made, batterie...
by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: 5.90 tyres

JOWETTJAVELIN wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:59 am
Interesting, 5.90 is the optimal size for van wheels.
And the rim size on the vans is ....?
by oliver90owner
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: 5.90 tyres

Geoffrey, You may not give a toss. So why ask the question on the forum, in that case? It seems you had clearly already decided to use these rims unless there was extreme warnings to the contrary. You might note that perhaps Wolseley and Riley had already used up the scope for a slightly wider tyre ...
by oliver90owner
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: 5.90 tyres

One size up might be acceptable, but your insurance company may think differently, in the case of a claim. Best to enquire to them, not on a forum where all sorts of opinions might turn up.
by oliver90owner
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running issues. Advice appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Running issues. Advice appreciated

Are you sure it is not over-heating?
by oliver90owner
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Don't Dwell On It?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Don't Dwell On It?

I didn't say Spark duration , I said spark power . The Spark is the spark, it'll jump as determined by a number of things, including the energy available to it. What did you mean when you wrote “ too much and the points close too soon before all the energy of the coil has gone to the plug. ” The en...
by oliver90owner
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Don't Dwell On It?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Don't Dwell On It?

So on a 4 cylinder engine, the cams are 90 deg apart, therefore the Dwell is around the 45 deg mark. Being 15 deg over that I would have thought would have reduced your spark power a lot. :-? Exactly the opposite. The dwell angle has nothing to do with the spark duration - spark occurs fairly insta...
by oliver90owner
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1613

Re: dead moggy

I appreciate ManyMinors sentiment about rewiring the car, but I think it is a rush to judgement by any of us without seeing it first hand. It was an opinion by ManyMinors and a personal decision of what he would do if the vehicle was his. No sentiment - he was considering the fire-safety of that ha...
by oliver90owner
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1294

Re: Doris cuts out

Well, after all this you've either had multiple problems with your car or it was a dodgy wire all along. But - "she fired up instantly on three cylinders" doesn't sound right..... :-? MoJ, :D :D to your first comment. I have found that pigtail wires are always a possible source of intermittent fail...
by oliver90owner
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1613

Re: dead moggy

I’ve changed over quite a few vehicles from dynamo to alternator, in 50 years - mostly Fords. Never, ever have I used the dynamo voltage control box. The feed from the alternator has been fed directly to the battery via a much heavier cable than that used by the dynamo. First alternators were 14ACR,...