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by pgp001
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Which coil?

I have an accuspark red coil on mine and have had no trouble in the two years it has been fitted. I do carry an old coil as a spare for when it does give up the ghost, I ran the car on the old coil for a couple of weeks just to make sure I am not carrying a dud around as a spare. I also have a spare...
by pgp001
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 27
Views: 961

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

My coil was originally mounted on a bracket above the alternator, but was causing problems with it getting too hot. When you think about it when positioned there it gets all the heat from the being next to the engine and also a a blast of hot air coming at it through the radiator. Not to mention the...
by pgp001
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

If you do want a new sticker you can get one here.

https://www.isaydingdong.co.uk/ourshop/ ... ker-4.html

Phil P
by pgp001
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Re the "shiny ali insert" I made that myself. You will not be able to pull a pan scourer or anything else into the can as there are some spring wire clips in there to prevent the filler material being sucked into the engine, those will prevent anything passing through. The only way is to open it up ...
by pgp001
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?

Mine has additional drilled and plugged holes in the A & B posts, and the top of the front chassis legs in the engine bay. Also in the top of the front cross member and the top of the bulkhead cross member. There are also some in the side of the rear chassis legs under the back seat, as Phil says yo...
by pgp001
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Water leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Water leaks

It is a very good mod, thanks to Panky for the original idea.

Phil P
by pgp001
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil pump fouling 948cc engine
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: oil pump fouling 948cc engine

I am guessing you have a "Mini" specification pump. I had exactly the same problem when I did my rebuild a few months ago.
I ended up buying the correct pump for a Minor and now have a perfectly good Mini pump going spare.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=72047

Phil P
by pgp001
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: More progress less rust.
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: More progress less rust.

You look to be making good progress there. You workshop is also very enviable for the amount of space you have along with the car lift etc. I see you have a Myford Super 7 with the desirable "Industrial Stand" as well...........mine is just the same from when my late father bought it new in the 80's...
by pgp001
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?

I did my car with Dynax S50 and used a sealey SG18 gun to apply it. Like most of these products it is fairly thick like treacle and will not spray very well if at all when it is cold, my solution was to have a bucket of very hot water and stand the 5 litre container of S50 in it for a while to warm ...
by pgp001
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Water leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Water leaks

Here is another little trick you can do that keeps a lot of excess water out of the rear part of the sliding window channels.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=68320

Phil P
by pgp001
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Water leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Water leaks

Yes, I know what you mean. There is a cavity in the B post wood at the end of the channel, where water can track into the car, the advice is generally to block it up and force the water to go through the drain holes in the waist rails. I think there is a similar cavity in the rear post as well. My T...
by pgp001
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Spark Plugs

I once fitted a set of Champion plugs to a Honda 400/4 motorbike I had bought in the early 1980's, I kept the old NGK ones under the seat in the tool tray. One new Champion failed after about five miles so I swapped it for one of the old ones. The following week another one failed so I threw them in...
by pgp001
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild

Talk to Andrew at Mirabelle Classic Cars, he should be able to offer you something.

http://www.mirabelleclassiccars.co.uk/gearbox.html

Phil P
by pgp001
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S U
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: S U

What if the fuel level was too high in the float chamber ?
That could maybe cause it to escape from the top of the jet when not running.

Probably unlikely but worth checking.

Phil P
by pgp001
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild

You will more than likely find that the first gear ring is well worn judging by your description of the noise. That was my experience when I did my own recent rebuild. Its not too difficult to do if you follow those instructions. The hardest part was fitting and machining the new tail bushing to siz...
by pgp001
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 46
Views: 1287

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

Declan I think that modification to the tensioner assembly was done so as to be able to fit it to an engine that does not have the clearance hole for the head of the pin in the front plate. I fitted a duplex kit and chain tensioner on my spare engine rebuild and had to drill the large clearance hole...
by pgp001
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust
Replies: 15
Views: 3551

Re: Rust

Chris was last active on here in 2005, so maybe the rust removal did not go to plan and he sold the car.

Phil
by pgp001
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stale petrol
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Stale petrol

As well as my Traveller I have a couple of old motorbikes, one is a 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport that gets used most years (not this one so far though) The other bike is 1950 BSA 350 Gold Star which hardly ever goes out, the last new fuel went in the tank in August 2013. I always start it up and let i...
by pgp001
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Trunnion Horizontal Pin End Play
Replies: 27
Views: 2386

Re: Front Trunnion Horizontal Pin End Play

Cheers Phil What do you reckon to these ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/to-fit-Morris-Marina-Ital-Suspension-Trunion-Kit-L-R-FSK5915-FSK5916-QSK203/263727409781 I emailed the seller asking about the "Brand" of them, he told m they are in unlabelled bags and came from Quinten Hazel when they cleared the...