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by pgp001
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 44
Views: 565

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

I would consider fitting an alternator conversion kit, they are about the same price.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Quality of New Parts

My Traveller has just come back from the garage having had those perished track rod boots changed for some (hopefully) better quality ones. They also fitted my new rear suspension kit for me which included new poly bushes all round, I have to say that all the clunks and groans have now gone and it r...
by pgp001
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 44
Views: 565

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko

You need to disconnect the lead from the negative side of your battery, leave the positive earth connected to the chassis.
Then use a wire to connect the negative pole on the battery to the field terminal on the dynamo for a second or so.

Thats it.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 44
Views: 565

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

If all the wiring has been undisturbed, then I would have a look to make sure the voltage regulator and cutout is tripping in and out OK. Another possibilty is that when you moved the dynamo to fit the belt, you now dont have a good earth path from the dynamo to the engine and back to the chassis. P...
by pgp001
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 20
Views: 350

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

Well if you count family owned ones. My dads first company car was a Mini Countryman. My mum ran an A35 van with side windows fitted. My mum got a brand new Mini saloon in the late 70's. My Aunty ran a Morris 1000 saloon. My first car was a 1967 Mini Van in the 1970's. I now have a 69 Traveller. Phil
by pgp001
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 27
Views: 631

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

I used to start our single cylinder Field Marshall tractors & Fowler crawlers on the handle all the time, its a bit of a knack but quite easy once you get the hang of it. Thumbs over rather than under the handle is an absolute must though just in case. We used to start our 1946 6LW Gardner engine Sc...
by pgp001
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

OK So I now have a complete new spring kit. Should I lubricate the springs prior to fitting them ? The engineer in me says absolutely yes, take them to bits and lubricate between the leaves and then re-assemble and paint them before fitting. But I have also read that it is a bad idea because the lub...
by pgp001
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No spark.

Hi

I would be interested to know which make of electronic ignition you have that has failed please.
It sounds like it should go back to the manufacturer for replacement if it is not 12 months old.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

I am able to do most of my own jobs on the car, I say "able" but not always "willing" :( Luckily I have a local garage run by two brothers who live near me in the village, the garage is two minutes walk away. A week on Monday my Traveller is going in for the new rear suspension kit to be fitted for ...
by pgp001
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller rear suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Traveller rear suspension

I will measure my new ones when they arrive and compare them whith the ones currently fitted.

I did wonder if the van springs would also fit, I believe they have eight leaves but are probably going to be too stiff for a Traveller.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller rear suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Traveller rear suspension

Hi Alan It is pretty much everything that goes between the chassis and the axle, apart from the shock absorbers. So yes it's springs, shackles pins, bushes, U bolts & spring pads etc. This company seems to have a good track record, they are always very fast on delivery as well. http://www.morrismino...
by pgp001
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

Thanks for the advice guys, I have just ordered a kit from the East Sussex area.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller rear suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Traveller rear suspension

What is the gap between the top of the rubber bump stops to the place where they contact the chassis, mine are only about 20mm with no load on them. I consider that to be not enough, and am hoping to get at least 50mm if not a bit more. I did wonder about lopping some of the top of the bump stops, b...
by pgp001
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 301

New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

Hi I was wondering if anyone has any comments good or bad regarding rear leaf spring kits available from the well known usual suppliers. Looking back over similar posts it seems new springs were reported as starting to sag and lose their set after a few months use. Was this just a short term quality...
by pgp001
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2769

Re: Gearbox woes

I am pretty sure if the circlip is removed, the whole first motion shaft assembly will push into the gearbox. Note......I have not done this myself, just what I assume from reading that article and seeing the photo's I have stripped and rebuilt plenty of Austin 7 and motorcycle gearboxes, sometimes ...
by pgp001
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2769

Re: Gearbox woes

There is a spring circlip on the outer race of the bearing that needs removing so the shaft can be withdrawn.
Have you seen this ?

http://www.dorsetmmoc.co.uk/wordpress/t ... ebuild.pdf

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Traveller window woes

Seb

Why don't you make it to the original drawings ?
I will send you a PM with details of where to find them.

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Exhaust raspberries

Mine used to do it all the time, but I recently changed the worn out carburettor to a reconditioned one that has the little spring loaded relief valve in the throttle butterfly plate.

That seems to have killed my raspberry !!

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ball Joint - washer?
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Ball Joint - washer?

I have just had a look at the parts list, and I cannot see that dished washer on the assembly. I am wondering if someone has added this previously, or if it is an internal part from an old track rod end that has somehow escaped. I am pretty sure mine does not have those fitted, and you don't get one...
by pgp001
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Traveller window woes

You will certainly need the capping piece otherwise water is guaranteed to pour into the car when it rains. It needs a layer of sealer between it and the waist rail to stop the water getting between them, the water should run under the window sliders and along the grooves and the exit through the ho...