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by Ian Jones
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Minors On Tour
Topic: Brittany Ferries coronavirus cancellation + MOT 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1956

Re: Brittany Ferries coronavirus cancellation + MOT 2020

We shall, all being well.

Regards and stay safe

Ian
by Ian Jones
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Minors On Tour
Topic: Brittany Ferries coronavirus cancellation + MOT 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1956

Re: Brittany Ferries coronavirus cancellation + MOT 2020

Hello All It was to be our first MoT but not to be. We are pleased that the plan is to hold 2020 in 2021 and have asked that our registration/booking is rolled over. Like others we are waiting for Brittany Ferries to tell us we can't go and will ask for a cash refund. Here's to a better year next ye...
by Ian Jones
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switching on earth
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Switching on earth

I wondered about wipers but as has been said there are 2 earths to self park and on moderns there are 2 feeds. I also wondered about position on vehicle and saving wire but surely not worth it. It just seems to me that having the load and the wires feeding it live all the time, even when not in use ...
by Ian Jones
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switching on earth
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Switching on earth

This is an issue I've come across before but never managed to satisfactorily answer - maybe you can help. What is the logic behind having a circuit wired battery live, fuse, load, switch, battery earth? Everywhere else I have come across in the world is wired live, fuse, switch, load, earth. Example...
by Ian Jones
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings

What does "face adjusted" mean. I've not be able to find an answer I understand.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings

Thanks for the comments. The bearings were as tight a fit in the housing as I would have expected. I think I will buy some standard (normal) internal clearance for one side, fit them and see what improvement it makes.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Internal clearance of front wheel bearings

Hello All I've read a few previous threads on this subject but not found a definitive answer. Apologies if I've missed it, but if so I'd be grateful if someone could point me at it. I wasn't happy with the play in the front wheel bearings of my traveller. Bought 2 sets of bearings from one of the mo...
by Ian Jones
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 8
Views: 3062

Re: Hello.

Odd. It appeared as a "New Post" so I replied without checking the date. Wonder if he still has Mabel?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 8
Views: 3062

Re: Hello.

Welcome James. As a new(ish) owner I've found the site extremely useful. How long have you looked after Mabel?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Battery

Tayna batteries https://www.tayna.co.uk/ have always given me good service at a good price. No connection with the company other than a customer..... They don't list a particular battery for a minor but have a very clear selection process on size, Ah etc

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Amps
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Battery Amps

Hello Edd Can't answer your question directly but hope I can help a bit. Amp Hours (Ah) is a measure of how much electricity the battery can hold. Cold Cranking Current, or Cold Cranking Amps is a measure of how much electricity the battery can supply in a given time. Sorry if this is a bit too simp...
by Ian Jones
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 2595

Re: Overheating

Failed constant voltage supply to gauge?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 2595

Re: Overheating

Failed constant voltage supply to gauge?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 2595

Re: Overheating

I have to say I'm a bit suspicious of the gauge. At 140 C it would be boiling even with 50% ethylene glycol and system pressure. The tables here might be helpful: https://durathermfluids.com/pdf/techpapers/pressure-boiling-point.pdf Is the gauge electrical or hydraulic? ie does it have wires or a pi...
by Ian Jones
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 2595

Re: Overheating

You say you added new coolant. What did you use and at what %? I ask only because if I use 50% blucol in my Austin 10 (thermosyphon - no water pump), it runs much hotter than with 30%. This was explained to me as the fact that the antifreeze is not as efficient at losing heat in the radiator as pure...
by Ian Jones
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 18901

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

Hello As a relatively new member I think the message board works pretty well. I sometimes find the "Search" function a bit difficult to use but get there eventually. Only you really know how patched and difficult to maintain the current board is. If you believe a new platform would be better for you...
by Ian Jones
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Exemption
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: MOT Exemption

I guess the concern is valid if, after the accident, the vehicle is found to be unroadworthy. Not sure that having, say, an 11 month old MoT would help, as the MoT is only a measure of the car on the date of the test. An unroadworthy vehicle is just that, it's unroadworthy and therefore illegal, but...
by Ian Jones
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2873

Re: Axle drain plug

Good point. Filter housing it is.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2873

Re: Axle drain plug

As MikeNash has said, his oil temperature gets to 80 C if he tries hard. Getting back to Neodymium magnets, I'm sure that mounting some on the filter housing and sump would be a good idea. They are so much stronger than ferrite magnets that a, say, 2mm thick PTFE sheet between the magnet and the met...
by Ian Jones
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2873

Re: Axle drain plug

Would be surprised if the surface temperature of the oil filter or sump ever got to 80c. Unless someone knows different.

Regards

Ian