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by pgp001
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven spark plug color
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Uneven spark plug color

Looks shiny to me, so more likely to be oil than soot.

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 968

Re: long distance driving

You didn't mention any upgrades to the brakes, have you considered a front end conversion to discs ?

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing

I once had a problem with the main jet having a split down one side and letting too much fuel in. But as others have said check the float and needle etc first.

Phil
by pgp001
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Air Filter Housing
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Air Filter Housing

Has anyone got a decent condition air filter housing that will fit an HS2 carb on a 69 Traveller please.
I actually only need the back part with the intake tube attached, my intake tube has parted company with the back plate.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing

No PCV valve on mine, I think they were only fitted on US spec cars. I just connected the tappet chest breather cannister straight onto the brass port on the carb, and blocked off the rocker cover breather connection, I also used a vented cap on the rocker cover. With this set up you can feel a vacu...
by pgp001
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing

What you have just described is exactly what I have done to my engine, it sorted out the rear scroll leak for mine OK.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National rally history
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: National rally history

Is it likely to be held at Harewood House again ?

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Ex-Government Minors
Topic: Ex-Military Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Ex-Military Traveller

Welcome to Traveller ownership from another Yorkshireman who owns one, where in North Yorks are you based ?

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 295351

Re: Spotted today.

If you study the photo, it is the one currently on ebay. It seems to have been listed for many months.

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 14
Views: 309

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: 226

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: 177
Views: 4930

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: 177
Views: 4930

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: 685

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: 288

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: 5734

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: 221

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: 2875

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: 2875

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: 16
Views: 800

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...