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by pgp001
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil? Or something else...
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Coil? Or something else...

You could try eliminating the distributor from your tests, with the ignition switched on just dab a wire from earth onto the points connection on the coil and see if you get any spark from the king lead, the spark will occur as the wire is removed from the terminal which is simulating the points bei...
by pgp001
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

It's probably worth mentioning that one side is right hand and the other side is left hand threaded as well.
Not immediately obvious if you don't know about it.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

The application of heat (blowlamp) usually destroys the loctite bond. I use it all the time when making parts in my model engineering workshop, it is very hand to be able to attach a temporary mandrel to a part to hold it whilst machining in a chuck or milling vice etc. Then once finished warm it up...
by pgp001
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

It looks to me from the video that the bearing outer races have been spinning in the hubs and have probably worn them over-size. If it were me I would be thinking about new bearings and some good second hand hubs, I had something similar on mine but nowhere near as bad as that. You have to get the e...
by pgp001
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Built in drip tray

James
If you make sure the crankcase is breathing correctly you should not need a drip tray. Mine was the same until I added a later breather set up, it is now "almost" leak free.

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Phil
by pgp001
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

It might not be a problem with the mesh between pinion and crown-wheel, it could be other parts that are worn, half shaft splines for instance. To have that amount of movement between pinion and crown-wheel it would have to be almost out mesh altogether, or a tooth missing, I suspect it might be som...
by pgp001
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

Yes way too much, I think you can be confident you have found the source of the clunking.
According to Haynes, the edge of the pinion flange should have between 1/32" & 1/8" free play.

Let us know what you find inside.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Door catches
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Door catches

Yes you probably will...........Dont ask me how I know :(

Glad you got the doors shutting better.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weight of typical Moggie engine
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Weight of typical Moggie engine

That's what I did when removing my Austin 7 engine, it uses a trailer winch to do the lifting. http://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/P0001102.JPG http://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/P0001101.JPG I just lifted the engine and rolled the car out of the way. I h...
by pgp001
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Door catches
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Door catches

That pin needs to be a good fit in the hole as well, otherwise they rattle quite a bit. My drivers side one had an oval hole and it caused a really annoying noise on rough roads. Luckily I found a decent spare and fitted it which has cured the noise. The clunk you are hearing is probably the tapered...
by pgp001
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prices for Engine Work
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Prices for Engine Work

Cheers Phil

That's a good starter for ten.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prices for Engine Work
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Prices for Engine Work

Hello I have just dropped off some of my spare 1098 engine parts with a local engine reconditioning company, the chap comes highly recommended by a few people I know that have used him, the plan is that he is going to have a good look at what I have left him with and then do me a quote. It would be ...
by pgp001
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

You could try putting the car in gear on a flat surface and push/pull it against the drive train to see if you can replicate the noise.

Phil
by pgp001
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

Have you checked the universal joints in the prop shaft ? Phil Must admit I haven't yet, the propshaft was off recently when I had the engine out. Would loose bolts cause it to knock? Or would it just rattle all the time? I was not actually thinking about the bolts being loose, rather the condition...
by pgp001
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

Have you checked the universal joints in the prop shaft ?

Phil
by pgp001
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1491

Re: dead moggy

My concern is that the original problem which caused the link on the regulator to blow has still not been identified. All that has happened if my understanding is correct, is that two fuses have been replaced and the wires that were connected to A and A1 have been joined together to re-make that cir...
by pgp001
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1491

Re: dead moggy

Berni. Thanks for that.

It is sometimes difficult to get your own thought process down into just a few words that someone else with not much know-how can fully interpret and understand, but I think we are all on the same page now. :D

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1491

Re: dead moggy

If there is no sign that the little metal strip had somehow shorted to the bulkhead, then it must be that there is some other significant wiring damage to the lighting wiring somewhere. You will have to find that before you move on. You could try checking each segment of the lighting wiring with th...
by pgp001
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1491

Re: dead moggy

If there is no sign that the little metal strip had somehow shorted to the bulkhead, then it must be that there is some other significant wiring damage to the lighting wiring somewhere. You will have to find that before you move on. You could try checking each segment of the lighting wiring with th...
by pgp001
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1491

Re: dead moggy

It sounds like you have a short to earth on the A1 side if you get 12V between A and A1.

If your meter measures ohms, check between A1 and earth to see what resistance there is. You may need to start disconnecting things then to isolate the problem.

Phil