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by pgp001
Wed May 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 17
Views: 209

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: 209

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: 5457

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: 138

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: 2658

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: 2658

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: 592

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: 28
Views: 737

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: 381

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: 607

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: 1861

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: 381

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: 1861

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: 262

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: 262

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: 262

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
by pgp001
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: Traveller window woes

It looks like you have original wood on your car, certainly the rear corner posts as they are laminated.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 1861

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko

Sorry to go off topic but......
I am intrigued that you mentioned motorcycles, what sort do you have. I am also a long time bike nut.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 1861

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko 16 Volts sounds a bit too high to me but maybe with a dynamo that is normal, mine runs all day at 14 to 14½ volts on the alternator, the dynamo cutout should operate at around 13 volts. As you say it does point to the control box being the culprit. There is every chance that is what caused the...
by pgp001
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 1861

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

I fitted a vertical coil bracket to the inner wing, it takes up less space and is easier to route the short HT lead to the distributor and also allows more air flow around the coil to keep it cooler. If the coil sits next to the engine near the alternator or dynamo it gets heat from being near those...