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by Pete Bags
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition Timing *again!*
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Ignition Timing *again!*

Lovely jubly, thanks guys. So ignore the timing marks and workshop manual then! :lol: Would the same have been true when these engines were much younger or is this just a quirk of the A series? I have a handy steep hill down the road I can use for a 'pinking test'! Chris. When I fitted electronic i...
by Pete Bags
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1281

Re: The awful joke thread

I went to the pub last night dressed as a tennis ball. I was served straight away.
by Pete Bags
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many tools is enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: How many tools is enough?

Myrtles Man wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:27 am
Then of course there's the problem of the garage fairies who delight in hiding your tools and only reveal their whereabouts once you've gone to the expense of buying replacements...
I've definitely got some of those in my garage! :oops:
by Pete Bags
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1281

Re: The awful joke thread

Did you know that a candle flame smells like burnt nose hair?
by Pete Bags
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1281

Re: The awful joke thread

What time does Sean Connery usually arrive at Wimbledon?




Tennish
by Pete Bags
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1374

Re: Disc brakes

Many, many years ago, I drove my then Traveller to the south of France and northern Italy with three friends and camping gear. Before setting off, I adjusted all of the drum brakes and the car performed brilliantly. However, on the return trip which included a rather mountainous area, my life flashe...
by Pete Bags
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1281

The awful joke thread

Perhaps anything to help us keep smiling during these weird Covid times! I'll start.... So, I was walking along the street when I looked in our local garage. In the window was a Minor, with a sign saying “genuine Netherlands Minor”. Well I've had Minors for years, and I’ve never heard of a Minor fro...
by Pete Bags
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which Loctite threadlock to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Which Loctite threadlock to use?

Thanks Phil and Les - it's so useful to learn from those more experienced than me.
by Pete Bags
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which Loctite threadlock to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Which Loctite threadlock to use?

Thanks all for your replies. A couple of years ago I bought a replacement thermostat housing/cork gasket/bolts/nuts/washers kit from ESM - looking at the kit, it does not come with spring washers, and I wonder if that is why the nuts tended to come loose - combined with a squishy cork gasket. I repl...
by Pete Bags
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which Loctite threadlock to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Which Loctite threadlock to use?

I recently started a thread about fitting a water temp sender gauge, and then another thread about my attempt that ended in failure - I'm now pleased to say this has now been successful fitted! I 'borrowed' a few drops from a friend's Loctite 2400 threadlock bottle for the job, and decided I will bu...
by Pete Bags
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

I'm glad I didn't go the same route as you. I just brought a sender, such as https://www.morrisminorspares.com/electrical-c54/accessories-seat-belts-mirrors-etc-electrical-c65/temperature-sender-switch-electrical-screws-into-cylinder-head-1098cc-1275cc-p829965 and then connected it to an old Smiths...
by Pete Bags
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

Many thanks for all your replies - very much appreciated. @philthehill: I used the adapter that seemed to fit the thread the best - the photo below shows the alternate adapter that did not want to be screwed in - the threads are very slightly different. Thanks for spotting the thermostat housing gas...
by Pete Bags
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

As per my earlier thread about fitting an electric water temp sensor, I went ahead at the weekend, but it ended in failure. I broke the sensor adapter fitting. I'd like to know what went wrong, so I don't repeat this when I get a replacement part. It all started well - I drained enough coolant out (...
by Pete Bags
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?

Many thanks all, @Philthehill, the top link is the item I bought - I appreciate your comments and will report back how it goes.

All the best,
Pete
by Pete Bags
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?

A good question - I have yet to open the bag and have a look!
by Pete Bags
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?

Hi all, I hope to spend this weekend fitting my new TIM electric water temp gauge and sender unit to my 1098 engine. I bought the gauge and sender unit as an 'all in one' kit from MiniSpares. The sender unit comes with a couple of adapters - as there is no washer, should I be using PTFE tape or simi...
by Pete Bags
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear suspension knocking
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Rear suspension knocking

Hi Andrew, I had a similar knocking from the same area in my car after rear telescopics were fitted and floor welding was done in that area - it took a while (and a lot of head scratching!) to figure out that it was the back axle that was bumping up into the exhaust. When trying to find the source o...
by Pete Bags
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?

I am also thinking of going waterless - it does seem that there are more benefits than downsides - no more aluminium or iron corrosion and running the cooling system unpressurised, thus reducing the chances of bursting pipes and other pressure leaks. Not having to replace the coolant every two years...
by Pete Bags
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: Bi-plane

Another good site to see what is flying around is: https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/ This site also shows all the military aircraft, as well as private and commercial aircraft - during the early stages of the lockdown, it was fascinating to see the military transports (Hercs, A400's, C17's etc) prac...
by Pete Bags
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: UJ too big for my prop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Re: UJ too big for my prop? And grease fittings?

But now I have another issue: the grease fittings are long and hit against the the yoke ear so the joints don't swing the same arc each way. The MM workshop manual says to "ensure the lubricator boss is fitted away from the yoke", but it seems to me either way the nipple will foul an ear. What am I...