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by Ian Jones
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

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: 6
Views: 1857

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: 296

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: 412

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: 1218

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: 1218

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: 1218

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: 1218

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: 16
Views: 2059

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: 1327

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: 1247

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: 1247

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: 1247

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: 892

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: 892

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: 164

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: 601

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 ...
by Ian Jones
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Door catch

Thanks for the reply. I've had another look and the spring you mention is fine. I think the problem is that the locking mechanism is worn which allows the handle to retract the locking bolt enough to clear the catch. The answer is to remove the lock and replace the worn bits. For now I've made a spa...
by Ian Jones
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Door catch

Hello All Problem with passenger door locking on my traveller. The door closes properly and locks but, when locked, if the door handle is operated, the door will open as far as the second catch but no further. When locked the handle moves the catch far enough to clear the inner position but not the ...
by Ian Jones
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got a car! TMK807F
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Finally got a car! TMK807F

Thanks for the replies. After seeing some very poor cars for good money, I have bought from Charles Wares. Had the car up in the air at a friend's garage today and am very pleased. Lots of new parts on suspension, steering and brakes. New exhaust and tyres. Yes you pay a price, but for someone like ...