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by pgp001
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

IMHO. What it does not look like is "re-conditioned"

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Advice Needed Please

I used to get a similar leak from the front of my Austin 7 now and again. It was fine once warmed up and everything had expanded, the leak was not there. But once it all cooled down again the leak re-appeared. It turned out to be a simple fix as the bottom hose had gone a bit hard and the jubilee cl...
by pgp001
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Faded paint
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Faded paint

If you have had damp patches trapped between the cover and the paint, you will probably find that is has caused the paint to bloom and take on a milky appearance. That is exactly what happened to my own smoke grey Traveller after being under a poor quality cover for a few months prior to building my...
by pgp001
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 110
Views: 55903

Re: Thread sizes

My question seems to have been bypassed :D Does anyone know what size the two nuts are inside the door under the quarter light please. It looks like I might need to get a deep socket as there is a lot of thread sticking through the nuts. Thanks Phil Just a quick update. The nuts in question are 7/1...
by pgp001
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats

I used this stuff on my light blue vinyl seats that were looking very grubby, they came up really well.

https://www.v-fix.co.uk/vinyl_clean_condition_kit.php

Watch the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OA7HKSGJHU

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 110
Views: 55903

Re: Thread sizes

My question seems to have been bypassed :D

Does anyone know what size the two nuts are inside the door under the quarter light please. It looks like I might need to get a deep socket as there is a lot of thread sticking through the nuts.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 110
Views: 55903

Re: Thread sizes

Hi

Does anyone know what size the two nuts are inside the door under the quarter light please. It looks like I might need to get a deep socket as there is a lot of thread sticking through the nuts.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?

I fitted a new set of 7 leaf ESM springs to my Traveller last year, and so far they are OK. I did strip them down to the component parts and paint each part and then apply a coat of lubricant to the working faces before reassembling and fitting them. The "Lubricant" is my own home brew of Waxoil and...
by pgp001
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Manifolds
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Manifolds

My 1969 Traveller has the 12A1141 fitted, I assume it is original to the car.

Phil
by pgp001
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Assorted Traveller Spares
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Assorted Traveller Spares

A non member friend of mine in Bradford West York's still has a few Traveller spares to dispose of. There is a pair of complete rear doors which look to be in fair condition, a complete rear bumper assembly, and an assortment of chassis and sill repair panels. I also spotted the glove box surround a...
by pgp001
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spare Traveller Body Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Spare Traveller Body Panels

Hi Tomorrow evening I am going to look at some Traveller parts with a view to buying them to put into stock in case I ever need them. There are two complete side doors, two steel front wings, two steel rear wings a front bumper and valance and a pair of rear bumpers, along with various door handle a...
by pgp001
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Block cleaning.
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Block cleaning.

I would be extremely cautious about shot or bead blasting it, there are a lot of nooks and crannies where the media will stick. If the block is a typically oily messy one, the blast media will very effectively stick to any soft residue and stay there, it will then find a way of re-introducing itself...
by pgp001
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Porting Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Porting Tools?

I have to be fairly careful about what I say, but in general and as with most things you get what you pay for.

I use a tank of known quality, and it has performed without fault for many years now. But they don't come cheap.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Porting Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Porting Tools?

Monty-4 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:32 pm
That and some hand files and wet-and-dry do the job then? Have you invested in any cleaning tools like ultra-sonic and vapour blasting kits?
I am chief design engineer at a company that manufactures ultrasonic cleaning tanks and blasting equipment, so that has its perks. :D

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Roses Run, 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Roses Run, 2020

I have just sent you a PM with a contact email.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Porting Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Porting Tools?

Hi

I have just done mine using one of these in a die grinder, it worked very efficiently at removing metal from ports etc and leaves a fairly good finish if you take it steady.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392519269046 ... 2519269046

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Timing chain

Thanks Phil
by pgp001
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Timing chain

Phil Can you offer any advice on how much tension to apply with the duplex setup, is it just a case of push the tensioner against the chain to remove any slack but not go any further, or does it need some pressure applying ? I have the set of sprockets and chain that I got from you, and now have all...
by pgp001
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Engine Balancing

Phil

I took your advice from quite a few months ago and obtained said pulley :D

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Engine Balancing

Hi Phil I am doing all of the above, I think my scales are the same os yours as well. Static balancing is all I am intending to do, and not bother spending money on dynamic balancing, it is only a road going engine and static balancing cannot hurt and it is something I can do myself. It is debatable...