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by alanworland
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1108

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

I had the rear (bonded) windows come loose on my old Astra. Took them out cleaned everything up and stuck them back in with a neutral cure black silicone - never came loose again and didn't leak! I wonder if we are not going to get decent seals anytime soon whether oversize screens could be cut, as ...
by alanworland
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: beware of low flying bootlids.....
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: beware of low flying bootlids.....

Ouch!
Many many years ago I threaded the end of the stay 0ba and fit a wing nut to prevent the same, although I think your R clip is obviously quicker to fit.
Get well soon.

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: Old Lucas regulators

Got mine from esm, bargain price I thought and it works well enough, it's just not built like the original - far lighter in construction and not as neat.
Perhaps I shouldn't worry or be concerned about this but having an engineering background I appreciate the advantages of a well built item.

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: Old Lucas regulators

I still have my original fitment regulator which has a burnt out inner coil!
I had ideas about putting the coils from my new replacement in it to retain the original appearance - what was I thinking!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: I make sunvisor clamps
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: I make sunvisor clamps

Certainly look solidly made!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Block cleaning.
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Block cleaning.

Not sure what the paint finish is in my MM block it 'looks' like red lead!
Never found it in any other engines I've had apart but always thought what good idea it was as it creates a smoother internal surface which would be less likely to retain contamination.

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Block cleaning.
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Block cleaning.

Think I would be very wary about shot blasting the block for fear of not removing it all.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternator to Side valve Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Alternator to Side valve Engine

Not very straightforward as the belt section is a lot wider than the A series pulley.
Think it would need a purpose modified alternator pulley to suit the wider section belt used

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Spare engine

Excellent tip about the citric acid! Thanks.
When rummaging around in my sidevalve block years ago out came what I thought was a nail at the time but I realised it was a piece of stout wire which I presume was used in the casting process!

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Trolley jack overhaul

A local motor mechanic who used to work locally had a car collapse on him, he managed to draw attention of neighbours/passers by who managed to release him to be hospitalised.
He gave up as a motor mechanic, he was no youngster and had worked for decades.
Not sure what caused the collapse.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Trolley jack overhaul

Who gets under a vehicle supported just by a jack?

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Trolley jack overhaul

Just to let all the doom and gloom merchants know that my 35 year old jack is now working a treat! I think the main culprit of my air problem was the old oil, came out clean but the new jack oil that I bought is a lot thinner and I believe flows into the pump cylinder without causing an air (vacuum)...
by alanworland
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Trolley jack overhaul

I have been having problems with my 35 year old trolley jack and air in the pumping circuit. Didn't want a new one as I had made smaller diameter wheels for it to go under wife's Mini and it doesn't creep down! I have bled it by pumping and the release valve open and it is fine - for a while and the...
by alanworland
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 25
Views: 872

Re: Cheap winter car

Bangernomics - £4500!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGB-GT question?
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: MGB-GT question?

Horn relay?
Electric fan relay?
Spot/foglight relay?

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Salt

My Dad was always eating salted peanuts, he was known for it!
One Christmas at a loss to know what to get him we discovered you could get large bags of KP peanuts (7kg!) he loved them and they lasted a while.
He passed away a few years ago but from a dodgy heart.

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 198
Views: 6358

Re: Differential overhaul

Good luck, years ago I rebuilt a Triumph diff which was going to be seals, nothing major. However! when I had it all apart I ended up replacing all bearings as while they felt ok and smooth when I actually examined them the roller surfaces had started to break up. Without new bearings it wouldn't ha...
by alanworland
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies

A credit to you, looks wonderful!
Huge amount of work but what a result!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.

Series MM might be a more appropriate place!
Someone's interest might be stirred enough to do a bit of experimentation!

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.

Interesting acquisition! I bought a pair of HS1's for my sidevalve which I was told came from a Sprite (in Portugal!) however the float chambers were inclined at 30deg (I thought) They also didn't have the interconnection pipe that yours has. Can't think of the name of the Company but they used to s...