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by newagetraveller
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

As long as you unscrew the old one carefully and screw the new one in right away without pressing the brake pedal there shouldn't be a problem.
by newagetraveller
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 358

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I used a big jubilee clip and three little screwdrivers to put this together.
by newagetraveller
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing rear suspension on my convertible.
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Replacing rear suspension on my convertible.

The difficult part it that most of the nuts and bolts may be siezed solid and it is easier to cut them off with an angle grinder and replace with new.
by newagetraveller
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 31
Views: 738

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Dirt in the float chamber?

Ignition coil breaking down in the hot weather?
by newagetraveller
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Fuel pump woes...

When changing the points on a fuel pump it is best to count the number of turns it took to unscrew the old ones so that you can screw up the new ones by the same amount.
by newagetraveller
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 399

Re: Engine to far forward?

I would be interested to know:
a. How close are the timing marks on the timing chain cover to the rear of the front crossmember.
b. If the prop shaft is fitted, how much of the rear end of the gearbox is exposed.
by newagetraveller
Tue May 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 31
Views: 738

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Remove the petrol filler cap before you go for a drive. If the problem goes away then it may be the filler cap.
by newagetraveller
Mon May 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pedal off
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: clutch pedal off

If the gearbox is almost dry, the gearbox rear seal may be worn, allowing the oil to leak out.
Also the third and fourth gear selector fork may be getting worn.
by newagetraveller
Sun May 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU carb overfilling
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: SU carb overfilling

I would start by taking the top off the float chamber, disconnecting the pipe that goes to the fuel pump and making sure that if you blow down the tube on the top of the float chamber you can stop the flow of air by pushing up the little lever inside the top of the float chamber.
by newagetraveller
Sun May 17, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part

My car has those too. I put them there to compensate for wear in the brake drums.
They are aluminium and made from a bit of traveller bodyshell. It is easier to cut than steel.
by newagetraveller
Tue May 05, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Motor breathing/ leaking as a result
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: A Motor breathing/ leaking as a result

Is the existing breather pipe blocked?
by newagetraveller
Sun May 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1112

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I would use a hammer and a cold chisel too.
Any damage to the nut can be smoothed down with a file.
by newagetraveller
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb parts
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Carb parts

Burlen used to sell parts for SU carbs.
by newagetraveller
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

One of the commonest causes of a gearbox jumping out of 3rd or 4th gear is a worn selector fork.
To the best of my knowledge, new ones are not available.
by newagetraveller
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox removal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4669

Re: gearbox removal?

I have a pit in my garage and I could usually do it in an afternoon.
by newagetraveller
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 33
Views: 2829

Re: 'Smart' motorways

I used to travel regularly between Huntingdon and Reading in a morris traveller via the M25 and the M4 and its wasn't unusual to have to stop on the hard shoulder. Here are some reasons: Flat tyre Faulty ignition coil (a new one). Faulty voltage regulator Loose wire. Weak bladder (!) If I had been o...
by newagetraveller
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: footman james

I was with FJ for years but when the premium reached over £130 I rang RH and their quote was £50 less. I have stayed with RH and the premium hasn't gone up too much. Also there is no mileage limitation with RH.
by newagetraveller
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master Brake Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: Master Brake Cylinder

Regarding the bolts and nuts holding the master cylinder in place. I ground down the nuts to half their original thickness and ground down the bolts by a similar amount then fitted the bolts the opposite way round. They do not touch the torsion bar and I have done many tens of thousands of miles wit...
by newagetraveller
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Change Engine Mounts in Situ
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Change Engine Mounts in Situ

I think that in order to replace an engine mount you not only have to lift the engine up but also push it to one side. I am not sure if this is possible without disconnecting the radiator.
by newagetraveller
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Brake adjustment

Are the brake drums worn?