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by Ian Jones
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 326

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: 326

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: 326

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: 2532

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: 2532

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: 504

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: 656

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: 1902

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: 1902

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: 1902

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: 1902

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: 10576

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: 1757

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: 1865

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: 1865

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: 1865

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
by Ian Jones
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Modern heater valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Modern heater valves

So is the "dead end" a known problem on a standard engine or does it only manifest itself (head overheating?) on a tuned engine. What I'm really asking I suppose, is whether I should keep my manual valve open and rely on closing the air off to prevent passengers overheating? If so I'll need to try t...
by Ian Jones
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Modern heater valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Modern heater valves

My '68 traveller has the earlier manual screw valve fitted which is normally not an issue but occasionally it would be useful to operate it remotely. I had understood that the valves currently available were a problem in use, not just in fitting. Maybe I've misunderstood. I can make a fitting such a...
by Ian Jones
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch problem
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: clutch problem

Release bearing maybe?
by Ian Jones
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: engine oil

Hello All As well as the viscosity of the oil, it is important to use one with the correct detergent package. My 1935 Austin 10 has no oil filter and was designed so that the solids picked up by the oil settled out and weren't recirculated causing more wear. I use a non-detergent oil in this car as ...