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by alanworland
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

Excellent! They look a really good fit.
Years ago I had my windscreen chrome replated, it all turned out well and looks good but in hindsight it could have all gone terribly wrong buffing those fragile sections!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 53
Views: 1057

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

In the workshop manual reference is made to tyres rubbing the lower inner wing flange - might be worth a look.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: tyre pressure please
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: tyre pressure please

I've always used 24psi in my 175's which appear fine!

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....
Replies: 11
Views: 5450

Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

I always find it amazing to think that these cars (or bits of!) were once loved and cared for, being washed and waxed, dusted and polished.
And are now lying in a ditch!

Alan
by alanworland
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlight rims
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Headlight rims

Interesting! I might have to tweak my lugs as my rims were a real pig to get on.
Aftermarket parts, new bowl and chrome rims but I guess slight dimensional differences, ended up leaving the rubber gasket out and using a narrow scraper to get the chrome rims on!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with my suspension please
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: help with my suspension please

While it's all apart you could swap springs left to right?

Alan
by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly

Phil, yes original sidevalve engine coming up to 140k now, rebuilt at 50 something. As far as I can remember the followers had been rotating ok but had a bad wear dish in them hence the grind which probably only removed 3 or 4 thou but that must be the extent of the hardening. Same camshaft and clea...
by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly

Interesting that you don't recommend stoning of rockers, I would also agree that there's not a great deal of case hardened surface to play with. However, many moons ago before I was aware of how thick (thin!) a case hardened surface was I had all my cam followers surface ground to remove the indenta...
by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly

Interesting that you don't recommend stoning of rockers, I would also agree that there's not a great deal of case hardened surface to play with. However, many moons ago before I was aware of how thick (thin!) a case hardened surface was I had all my cam followers surface ground to remove the indenta...
by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Ebay fakers

I've had the same, mindless people with nothing better to do.
When I relist the item I include their name and describe them as a time waster, don't solve the problem just makes me feel better!

Alan
by alanworland
Fri May 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?
Replies: 30
Views: 654

Re: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?

From the right on the additional panel, windscreen washer pump, wiper switch (original wiper switch position is now a flashing alarm led), interior light switch (no door switches), high beam indicator, panel light switch, electric fan 'on' indicator and electric fan over ride switch. To the right is...
by alanworland
Fri May 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?
Replies: 30
Views: 654

Re: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?

This is what I did to my ashtray, lots of years ago.
I know how rare these are now - but still think it looks better modified!

Alan

https://postimg.cc/qgQSp0q1
by alanworland
Tue May 12, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear spring leaf numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: rear spring leaf numbers

Mine was originally equipped with 7 leaves. I didn't realise at the time and bought a new pair of 7 leaves, it is then that I found out the originals were of a thinner material. I fitted the new (7) leaf set but found them very firm and have since removed 2 leaves from each which has helped consider...
by alanworland
Mon May 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Charging battery of modern car
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Charging battery of modern car

I understand that the most modern cars employ an ECU which monitors all charge and discharging of the battery and therefore have dedicated charging points so any additional charging can be taken into account through the ECU.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun May 03, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1108

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I've found the old impact gun really comes into its own on this sort of thing but make sure the (impact suitable) socket fits well.

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid

Those threads look different?
I seem to recall when working on my brake fittings they were of a different thread to later installations, BSF/UNF type of problem.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf springs
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: leaf springs

Years ago I wrapped my serviceable springs in the woven type masking tape that was available, it seemed to do the trick and lasted well enough.
Has anyone thought about using heat shrink tubing on them, I am thinking it could be worth an experiment?

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Magnetic dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Magnetic dipstick

What a 'stroke' of genius!
It should get less as I think most of will be machining debris.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Conversation piece

And all on a 2 bearing crank!

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiff Nedell looking for a traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Tiff Nedell looking for a traveller

Great stuff!

Alan