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by ndevans
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Doors-window sealing strip
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Doors-window sealing strip

Apologies if this is old news, but I discovered today that the rubber strip that fits in the bottom of the door window, just above the window winder channel, can be removed and replaced with the sealing strip that fits under the door. You have to dig out the old rubber from the channel, but if it's ...
by ndevans
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

This is what it's replacing. Two shades of green and a ton of filler.
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by ndevans
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

Polish once a week? The car's lucky if it gets washed once a year! I used Farecla G3 to rub it down. Magic stuff, far better than t-cut. You can still see a couple of runs, and there's still a bit of orange peel texture, but as you say, it'll get smoother. It needs a few more costs of elbow grease. ...
by ndevans
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

2 hrs rubbing down with wet & dry, then rubbing compound, and it's not looking bad. Not professional standard, but far better than what's on the car.
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by ndevans
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

New oil filler cap from ESM just dropped off by postie seconds ago, fits well.

Cheers Neil
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by ndevans
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Thanks for the advice, I've ordered a cap from ESM as there were a couple of other things that I wanted from them. I'll make a seal if I need to.
by ndevans
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Thanks Phil. Yes, mine had the retaining strap, but it was broken. One of those things that I kept meaning to fix. Even a bit of insulation tape would have retained it.

Cheers N
by ndevans
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Schoolboy error this weekend. After a good run, 110 miles to Bedfordshire, I checked the oil, and topped up. Went to the tip yesterday, then before the long run home, checked the oil and water again after the short tip run. Found the oil filler cap missing! I obviously hadn't put it back on properly...
by ndevans
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

Yes, I'm with you on that. Sometimes things can be too perfect. My car has a few imperfections on it, including a slightly warped panel which my dad and I replaced when we did the wood. It's not perfect, but the imperfections make it mine. You could respray that car a totally different colour, and I...
by ndevans
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

Ok thanks. I'll flat it with wet & dry, then try another coat. I used a 50/50 mix, I'll try a thinner mix. If no better, I'll just flat it & polish. Even with orange peel, it's better than what's on the car. Two different shades of green, and the bottom 10cm full of rust and filler, and bulging in p...
by ndevans
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 200
Views: 10223

Re: Differential overhaul

Well, it's taken a while to get it back on the road, but nearly 1000 miles in, there's no sign of trouble from the overhauled diff. It's a bit quieter, but not massively quieter. The gearbox, which I stripped and rebuilt last year, also seems fine, although slightly whinier. I guess that is because ...
by ndevans
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

It's not obvious from the photo, but the finish is slightly orange peel. How do I correct this, and how do I avoid it?
Thanks,
Neil
by ndevans
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

More progress.
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It's run a little bit, but it'll look a damn sight better than what's on the car currently.
by ndevans
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

A short run today has shown up no water leaks, and no sign of boiling over and lifting the cap. I've also managed to sort out the oil leak that was causing a small puddle to form after a run, and when idling. I thought it was the oil pressure relief bolt or the oil pressure switch that weren't tight...
by ndevans
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Ok thanks. The thermostat housing does sit at a slightly different angle to the 1098, which means the heater pipe only just clears the studs.
I'll fit a stub pipe to the bottom hose next time I flush it.

Cheers N
by ndevans
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Ok, got it all back together now, had to re-use the drain plug as they didn't have any in stock. I flushed the block through the drain plug, all seems clear. Ran the engine for about 20 min with the 4lb cap on, no sign of overflow, but I haven't been for a run in it yet. Edit: the water pump turns f...
by ndevans
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Ahh.....BSP. That explains why I couldn't find a 19tpi thread in my UNF chart! Ok thanks. I'm going to Charlie Wares tomorrow anyway, I'll see if they have one, if not I'll order from Moss.
Thanks.
by ndevans
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Got it off with a 3/4" socket in the end. It's definitely nearer 18mm though, as seen below, 18.15mm according to my Vernier. The threads are bang on 13mm dia, but the pitch is not metric, it's 19 tpi. Odd.
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by ndevans
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Ok thanks. Next question:-what size is the bolt? A 3/4" AF spanner is a bit loose, 19mm is more loose, 18mm too tight. I've tried measuring across the flats with a micrometer, as best I can, and it seems to be 18.5mm!
by ndevans
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

The 1275cc Marina engine does not have a factory fitted drain tap at the R/N/S of the block it has instead a drain hole fitted with a threaded blanking plug which has the same thread as the drain tap.. You can fit a drain tap if desired. I have fitted a brass drain tap (same as Minor) to my Marina ...