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by oliver90owner
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo to alternator .
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Dynamo to alternator .

Wiring diagram? Very simple: one heavy lead to battery live side and the other to the ignition warning lamp (do not use a LED for this as it energises the field at start-up). Look at the ‘stickies’ on the forum at the top of the thread list.
by oliver90owner
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: over reading speedo
Replies: 16
Views: 150

Re: over reading speedo

There is a UK law regarding speed indication for vehicles. +10%, -0%.
by oliver90owner
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series 2 803cc Diff
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Series 2 803cc Diff

If it does not agree with the appropriate workshop manual, I would think there may be the possibility that the differential is not original. Is it the expected ratio?
by oliver90owner
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gold Seal Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Gold Seal Rebuild

Grey, not blue? Are you sure it is not just running rich? What colour are the plugs after normal running? What deposits are there on the plug bodies? When was it last decoked? Does it just smoke visibly, after idling for a short time, when the engine speed is increased? How much engine oil does it c...
by oliver90owner
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gold Seal Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Gold Seal Rebuild

First of all, is it top end or bottom end smoking.? Absolutely pointless mending a good bottom end if it is only oil going down the valve guides. Reconditioned (gold seal) engines would be rebored to the minimum size which returned the engine to a satisfactory specification. Cranks could be replacem...
by oliver90owner
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: knocking on start up

It’s not going to get any better if it is worn bearings. Fix it, or it is likely to cost a lot more or even scrap the engine.

Read kennatt’s earlier post (on Friday).
by oliver90owner
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Disconnected wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Disconnected wiring

So you meant the secondary resistance was kΩ, not Ω.🙂 That would be a sensible and acceptable value. The low tension reading was set to 200 and read 3.2, and the high tension reading set to 20K and read 5.9, not sure if this is kΩ or Ω as I've not worked with ohms before. The new coil readings are ...
by oliver90owner
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Disconnected wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Disconnected wiring

So you meant the secondary resistance was kΩ, not Ω.🙂

That would be a sensible and acceptable value.
by oliver90owner
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: knocking on start up

Guessing that it is the centre main that is worst and the other two are past their best. Likely time for a crank regrind, I would think. Remove sump and check that bearing, is what I would be doing. A short term repair might be a polish and new bearing shells if you are lucky. Edited to add that the...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car audio system in a Minor
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Car audio system in a Minor

I am quite sure the mounting method used would not improve the audio output. The audio system might, on occasions, be operated without the car engine running. Acoustic isolation from possible ‘sound boards’ is a fairly universal requirement (unless carried out for a particular purpose) to avoid unwa...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Jacking points / axle stands
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Jacking points / axle stands

I don't live in Toxteth...... John ;-) People who live in Toxteth, or anywhere else, for that matter, can already have a ‘set of wheels’ so thieves can travel.🙂 BTW, I consider reference to any particular location is inappropriate in this context. It is likely that thieves can arrive from anywhere,...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Jacking points / axle stands
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Jacking points / axle stands

will also deter thieves

Ha Ha, they will just more easily pinch the wheels.🙂
by oliver90owner
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke Won't Return
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Choke Won't Return

I am wondering if the wire cable itself is sticking/jamming in the outer cable Is there really any doubt of this? It will need servicing or replacing. How the repair is achieved would depend on several factors - from simple lubrication to shortening the inner and outer to replacement of either or b...
by oliver90owner
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Jacking points / axle stands
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Jacking points / axle stands

Personally, I wouldn’t bother.
by oliver90owner
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

A few years ago my moggy would run perfectly for 25 minutes or so, then just die. After a few minutes, it started easily, then after another 20 odd minutes, just die. In the end, the fault was found to be the coil - even though it was a new Bosch one, I replaced it and (touch wood) the problem has ...
by oliver90owner
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: HEATER PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

Re: HEATER PROBLEMS

The radiators in my house are nicely balanced flow-wise. I do not open them up more if we need more heat in the winter - I increase the boiler temperature a bit thus raising the radiator temperature and increasing the heat delivered. I have experienced, so very often, where “the symptoms are treated...
by oliver90owner
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake reservoir kit
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Brake reservoir kit

Are you sure it is not leaking at the reservoir connection (or even the reservoir leaking) and steadily running down the pipe?
by oliver90owner
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Disconnected wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Disconnected wiring

Coil is dead. Primary is OK but secondary should not be 5.9 Ohms!

Edited to add: as long as the secondary resistance is not in kOhms .
by oliver90owner
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: HEATER PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

Re: HEATER PROBLEMS

With all due respect, from your post it may seem that the heater was OK?

Without a thermostat fitted, the engine was likely never getting anywhere near to normal working temperature, so it may not have been surprising that “the heater output was pathetic”!
by oliver90owner
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading too high
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Fuel gauge reading too high

Check the voltage and replace if not to specification.