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by pgp001
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

Hi
It should in theory be under a small vacuum if the system is working correctly, it also needs to be oil tight as the canister is there as an oil trap to catch any mist and let it run back into the engine.

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo retaining screws
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Speedo retaining screws

Hi James
From memory they are 2BA screws so it should be easy to obtain a couple.

I changed mine to cap head screws and use a ball ended Allen key to turn them, much easier than trying to find the screw head down a blind hole with a screwdriver.

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3475

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I bought this special bracket to mount the complete engine and gearbox from the timing side. You just have to put the oil filter housing back on once the bracket is removed. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-A-And-A-Engine-stand-adapter-for-Sealey-Clarke-engine-stand-Austin/283452985650? hash=item41ff...
by pgp001
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3475

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

These engine stands come to bits and can be stored in a lot less space, the pieces of my engine stand hang on hooks from the garage roof when not in use.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed May 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 642

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

I used to have an Austin 7 that was kept in my garage for 22 years (being used as well you understand) When I sold it and bought my Traveller I had a car port built onto the front of the garage to keep it under, I had to change insurance companies because the one I had been with would not do an agre...
by pgp001
Fri May 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch stuck on
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Clutch stuck on

My Honda XL250 motorbike does it, I now put a small clamp over the handlebar to keep the clutch lever pulled in when I put the bike away. Even after it has only stood for a day in the car park at work, it can still stick and I have to be careful which direction I am aimed at before I go for a gear :...
by pgp001
Tue May 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: rev counter
Replies: 42
Views: 5558

Re: rev counter

I like your red "emergency stop" button :D

Phil
by pgp001
Fri May 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tacho with electronic ignition.
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Tacho with electronic ignition.

There is some useful info here that might help you.
http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/viewtop ... 558&start=

Phil
by pgp001
Wed May 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential Ratios:
Replies: 25
Views: 2798

Re: Differential Ratios:

The point I was making is that it would really confuse someone who didn't know about that fact. :-?
Not everyone knows how a differential works, especially if they have to ask someone on here :D

Phil
by pgp001
Wed May 08, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential Ratios:
Replies: 25
Views: 2798

Re: Differential Ratios:

Are you sure jacking one wheel up will do it ?

I would have thought both wheels need to be free to rotate, otherwise the sun and planet gears in the diff will have the effect of doubling the speed of the one wheel that is free to spin.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue May 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Jumping out of gear

Hi John Just a heads up that checking propshaft to wheel rotations, will only give you the ratio of the back axle. You need to be checking the number of turns of the gearbox input shaft compared to the output at the propshaft, so to do that you will probably need to remove the spark plugs and turn t...
by pgp001
Sun May 05, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: A very slow build of a custom traveller
Replies: 35
Views: 1158

Re: A very slow build of a custom traveller

I'm guessing you will only be left with a bulkhead and transmission tunnel from what you have described.
You are a very brave man !!

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Starting problem

One thing my dad taught me to do many years ago was to remove the battery leads from the battery and clean them and the posts on the battery itself. Before reconnecting them smear them with Vaseline/Petroleum Jelly. This helps prevent a high resistance connection which could account for a big voltag...
by pgp001
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Trunnion Horizontal Pin End Play
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Front Trunnion Horizontal Pin End Play

I am waiting with baited breath for a successful outcome to this issue. The thing is, on my Traveller everything on the front suspension is brand new, but I am still getting the same clunk that you have on the drivers side. Normal roads are no problem, but pot holes or sunken drain covers or raised ...
by pgp001
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2042

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

There is someone looking for one here.

https://www.morrisminorforum.com/forum/ ... ice.35588/

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Starting problem

From what you describe, it could be your battery voltage is low and affecting the spark strength, then once you get it started the charging system keeps the voltage higher and a better spark. Check your voltage with a multimeter, the battery should give about 12.6 volts when the engine is not runnin...
by pgp001
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2042

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Glad you finally got it sorted, now get out and enjoy it.

Phil
By the way I currently have a 1972 Honda XL250 & a 1950 BSA 350 B32
by pgp001
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Led bulb advice
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Led bulb advice

When I enquired about LED headlamps, I was advised by "Classic Car LED's" not to use Quadoptics as they have a heavily patterned glass which when used with a bright LED bulb can lead to a patterned light beam on the road. They advised me to use plain Lucas units in conjunction with the warm white 30...
by pgp001
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Led bulb advice
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Led bulb advice

You have to be careful with LED side/brake light bulbs, one set I bought on ebay had a very similar light output for each "filament". This meant when you had your side lights on, the brake lights were barely noticeable at the same time. The ones from Classic Car LED's do not have this problem and ar...
by pgp001
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Led bulb advice
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Led bulb advice

I bought some inferior quality ones from ebay that did not last very long, before buying some excellent ones from here.

https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/

Phil