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by 288NNM
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 879

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Well folks, I have truly got egg on my face. It turns out the fan belt tension theory was correct. Started it up on Saturday and immediately an awful screeching noise came from what I considered to be the front of the engine the belt had about an inch and a quarter of play between alternator and cra...
by 288NNM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 879

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Once again thanks chaps for all the theories and advice I will get onto it as soon as is possible. I do love just tickling about in it and this noise definitely needs further investigation before I go anywhere in it. * Definately no rise in engine revs when the noise kicked in. ** Did seem to occur ...
by 288NNM
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 879

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Carbon release bearing sounds possible, I’ll check the fan belt for tension first and adjust if necessary. That’s the quickest cheapest solution if it’s works. The old boy who had the car before me had the dynamo swopped out for an alternator. No disk breaks fitted just the life affirming push as ha...
by 288NNM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 879

Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Hi all, After going out for a 20 minute drive in my 1964 2 door minor. Then helping to prepare to remove a gearbox from my sons modern car I pass the spanners then said my goodbyes. Was literally 40 yards down the road there came a horrible metal on metal noise similar to a band saw cutting through ...
by 288NNM
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil warning light intermitant when driving
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

Re: oil warning light intermitant when driving

Hi all, Well some excellent news bought a new oil pressure switch from Minimine in Stoke £4.00 fitted it yesterday topped the oil to the full level on the dipstick and yes. After running Stan so he's at operating temperature no oil light flickering. Took him out for a 20 minute drive .... No oil lig...
by 288NNM
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil warning light intermitant when driving
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

Re: oil warning light intermitant when driving

Thanks all, My plan is when possible to swop the oil pressure switch and establish if thats where the problem is. Fit the Smiths oil pressure gauge I have and post readings. Get feedback from the senate and take appropriate action. Gut feeling is engine replacement or prefered rebuild of original en...
by 288NNM
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil warning light intermitant when driving
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

Re: oil warning light intermitant when driving

Thanks for the comments chaps keep them coming please. Firstly may I opologise I made an error I refilled with 20/40 not 20/50 the latter was already in. I got some 20/40 as it was intimated this viscosity is good for the older leakier engine. Again sorry for error. I will fill engine to the full le...
by 288NNM
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil warning light intermitant when driving
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

oil warning light intermitant when driving

Hi all, Could do with some advice please. Change oil and filter a fortnight ago. Put Classic 20/40 motor oil in as 20/50 seemed to be a little thin and my engine has a few oil leaks. Changed the filter for a new paper one. The camister is the old type with a thin rubber ring to give you the seal as ...
by 288NNM
Thu May 18, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Certificate in Chesterfield area
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: MOT Certificate in Chesterfield area

SteveClem wrote:When we lived at Ashover we used Sam Furniss at Tansley. He's Classic friendly and a right character.
Cheers,
I know where Sam Furniss is based near Tansley on the hill out of Matlock. I recon i'll give him a whirl and try to butter him up tell him he's been recommended,
Thanks again,
Paul
by 288NNM
Wed May 17, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Certificate in Chesterfield area
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

MOT Certificate in Chesterfield area

Hi all, I wondered if anyone has had a good experience from a garage within the Chesterfield or surrounding area in relation to acquiring an MOT certificate "Stan" my 1964 MM is due for his annual health test and I could do with an honest yet sympathetic tester. Any advice will always be listened to...
by 288NNM
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Hi folks, Could anyone advise me on where I might find the serial number on my distributor. The chap from the Distributor Doctor has asked for it to establish if it is an original fit to my car. I have had a quick look and am flummoxed as to where the number is located. If anyone has the knowledge i...
by 288NNM
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Richard, Thanks for the advice I've just emailed the "doctor" for a price on rotor arms, condensers, and points and if he does the vacuum pipe? Auto electrician recommended the Lumenition Electronic Ignition but its a pricey piece of kit. He said he's never had one go wrong. Think for now i'll stick...
by 288NNM
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Update on my situation with "Stan" (1964 2 door 1098cc) Had my mobile auto electrician turn up today. He fingers crossed has worked his magic!!!!!! What this very nice man has done; 1 Put in a second hand rotor arm ( one without the rivet they are the cheap troublesome imports apparently) 2 Taken of...
by 288NNM
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Well I took the pipe off the carburetor float chamber and turned the ignition on and after 36 seconds my jug had three quarters of a pint of petrol in it. I stopped at that stage as I didnt want the jug to overflow. So I recon that a pint would be filled in about 45/50 seconds. Hope that's about rig...
by 288NNM
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: OPEN DAY AT NEW CLUB PREMISES
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: OPEN DAY AT NEW CLUB PREMISES

Hi,
It was for me, bought one or two components saw what a large range of parts that you can get and got to chat to some really helpful members whole were willing to share their knowledge and experience. Even the weather was good. All in all a very pleasant few hours spent at the new offices.
Paul
by 288NNM
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Will undertake further investigation at the weekend, thanks for all the feedback folks. Thank goodness its not my daily driver. Will use a systematic approach and try to isolate component by component ..... well thats the plan!
by 288NNM
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Richard, Do you mean just turn the ignition on and let it do its own thing. Then after a minute or so there should be about a pint of petrol in a container that would have gone to the carburettor had the pipe been connected? I am in agreement about changing too many components at once I could compou...
by 288NNM
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Its played up from the outset. The chap who had it before did 100 miles in a year and only used it to pop to the allotment and local shops. Possibly the chances are he never got it at full working temperature or got stuck in traffic. It has however deteriorated since I have done almost 1000 miles in...
by 288NNM
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Well folks, Ran some 500 grade wet & dry between the fuel pump and distributor points this morning. Turned the non rachet advance a few turns and just about nearly broke down after a few miles. Once the engine got hot and was ticking over in a lay- by as it had seriously lost power going up a slight...
by 288NNM
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

Hi, Thanks for the speedy response I have had a chap who commented that he thought it was not a standard Morris distributor. He guessed it could be off a Mini. The next step is the pre fire eater. Just hope either me or the copper pipe are flexible enough for me to get my laughing gear around the pi...