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by oliver90owner
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Question of whether the thermostat is working can be visually checked for flow, with the engine at/above thermostat operating temperature and by feeling the radiator core. It won’t tell you whether the ‘stat is fully opening or perhaps all information on a possibly blocked radiator core but is a goo...
by oliver90owner
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Disc brake and suspension question
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Disc brake and suspension question

Flexible pipes are routed to avoid any risk of rubbing or other damage. They tend to be short connecting lengths. You don’t see lon flexible hoses fitted from master cylinder to front/rear.
by oliver90owner
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Newagetraveller is likely on the right track. To ‘over-run’ the engine must have a hot spot, or spots, which is providing the ignition when the ignition is off. Late timing or weak mixture is a typical cause. Some diagnosis is necessary. I would start with checking the colour of each plug after a lo...
by oliver90owner
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: UJ too big for my prop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: UJ too big for my prop?

I’ve never before seen a grease nipple on an extension like that, fitted to a UJ. UJs are not designed to drive at wide angles (that is why CV joints are used, after all?). Some need to look up the limits for UJ operation, I think. Indeed, many modern UJs are fitted with a blanking plug and only gre...
by oliver90owner
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1184

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

It might take 5 seconds to remove the feed wire from the coil? Simple solutions to simple problems.🙂 True - but its still not good practice to be disconnecting and connecting various wires on a live circuit. My, oh my, disconnect while the ignition switch is off if you are that worried! Never remov...
by oliver90owner
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1184

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

It might take 5 seconds to remove the feed wire from the coil? Simple solutions to simple problems.🙂
by oliver90owner
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: misfire when cold

The simple way to check for inlet leaks is to spray around the area with oil and listen for a change in engine note. But perhaps your pride and joy would not tolerate that treatment?🙂
by oliver90owner
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: misfire when cold

apart from 4

Don’t keep us in the dark! What colour is No.4 spark plug? Sooty may mean that is the culprit or ashen might mean a manifold leak.
by oliver90owner
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 tuning
Replies: 43
Views: 1452

Re: 948 tuning

he seems to think the triple camshaft white bearing is required from 265-270 duration, not an issue with 250 Yes, lift is not the only criterion for a camshaft - there is the rate of increase which is also a factor to consider - think here of the effort required while walking up a gentle slope, to ...
by oliver90owner
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 899

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I am not trained on lathe work but have picked it up as I have gone along Me neither. Doesn’t stop me using my lathe and two milling machines. Your local model engineering society might be a good place to find help for machining, with the ‘cost’ being free - or a bottle of wine, for example. Cost, ...
by oliver90owner
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Engine earth cable connect where
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Engine earth cable connect where

geoberni wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:02 pm

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Another one advises what can happen if you don't have a good earth strap...
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Indeed. I once experienced a fuel pipe which was very hot when operating the starter motor.🙂
by oliver90owner
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: IGN light on, fitted with alternator
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: IGN light on, fitted with alternator

As expected. Alternator failures/repairs are usually fairly simple and easy fixes at much reduced cost than exchange units. Good to get the final outcome - even if it has taken 6 months.🙂. Anyhow good to know the actual outcome - many disappear, never to be seen again, until the next fault.
by oliver90owner
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: UJ too big for my prop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: UJ too big for my prop?

Fitting new universal joints is not a difficult task. Between my brother and myself we have fitted hundreds over the years - mostly agricultural PTO shafts, but a smattering of vehicle versions. Pressing is always the option - bashing is likely to cause deformation. Care in re-assembly is needed, cl...
by oliver90owner
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help with Hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Help with Hubs

As the other replies, re the hub, but a suggestion to the OP: Promote the mallet to your ‘go-to’ tool instead of a hammer.

There are not many tasks that actually require a hammer.🙂
by oliver90owner
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?

Yes as long as you observe it must be properly hot and then allowed to cool. So go and enjoy a drive. Nooo! Cast iron engines - retorque hot. Aluminium heads/engines - retorque cold. First heat cycle (not taken out and run under load). This means allow to heat until the thermostat operates or, in t...
by oliver90owner
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which one is the Ignition??
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Which one is the Ignition??

Technically, no. The distributor simply took the ‘earth‘ side of the coil and switched it by the operation of the contact points.
by oliver90owner
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which one is the Ignition??
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Which one is the Ignition??

The system will need a live connection to work. Presently you don’t have one?
by oliver90owner
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Breather Oil Trap

So that makes me think the crankshaft seal kit has failed, I have not heard good reports on those, and this seems to bear that theory out. Not necessarily so. It stopped leaking, so would appear to be doing its job after you relieved the possibly excessive crankcase pressure - oil seals are there t...
by oliver90owner
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

Different the geoberni. I was always taught to loosen each bolt by approx 90 degrees before torqueing down after the initial run. Each bolt in turn in the prescribed order - only one at a time, of course! This was for re-tightening after the initial warm up after a rebuild. I would probably not reco...
by oliver90owner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Other
Topic: tyre pressure please
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: tyre pressure please

The sensible approach is to abide by the tyre manufacturers data (for similar tyres on similar rim widths). Alternatively, simply inflating to the point of fullest contact with the road surface can be found by experiment. It is important that neither wear at the edges nor along the centre line of th...