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by alanworland
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft grease nipple
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Prop shaft grease nipple

Don't some uj's have screws in place of grease nipples that need to be exchanged for greasing?
So if you have a screw in there it might not be that obvious.

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Stack oil pressure pre start
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Stack oil pressure pre start

I used a spent gas cylinder and the solonoid was piped into the oil pressure gauge take off point which came from main oil gallery.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Stack oil pressure pre start
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Stack oil pressure pre start

Many moons ago on a previous Triumph car (Toledo) I fitted a system consisting of a pressure chamber which when the engine was running it charged and pressurised the chamber under engine oil pressure. This was fed in at its base so the top of the chamber had a charge of compressed air within. After ...
by alanworland
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: London in the 1920's and the 1930's in colour
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: London in the 1920's and the 1930's in colour

Only had time for a glimpse but looks good! Love looking into a window of the past, thanks for the links.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: release bearing
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: release bearing

Roller bearing, that's lovely!
Had to replace the release bearing on wife's mini (BMW) as it had broken up. In my opinion barely adequate for it's function.
Now if it had had one of these fitted!

Alan
by alanworland
Tue May 25, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walnut dash?
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Walnut dash?

I think I like it! Looks well carried out.

Alan
by alanworland
Thu May 20, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This could turn a few heads.....
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: This could turn a few heads.....

Wonder what ratio the diff is?

Alan
by alanworland
Tue May 18, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Insurance

I seem to remember when I was with a previous insurer (Footman possibly) that the car needed to be garaged and locked when inside overnight.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun May 16, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Insurance

Not sure that was very clear!
My Morris, agreed 9k, unlimited mileage and my Cavalier CD 3000 miles on the one policy.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun May 16, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 20
Views: 712

Re: Insurance

Mine runs out Tuesday, I'm with RH Specialist. £250 for the Morris, agreed at 9K and my 1990 Cavalier CD.
Was going to phone around but did that last year and this year it went up £13 so will go with it.

Alan
by alanworland
Sat May 08, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matters May/June 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Minor Matters May/June 2021

Mine turned up today - Essex

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Window regulator
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Window regulator

The wheel fits in the channel of the painted section. I believe originally the glass was pressed in with a rubber section between it and the channel. Mine was rotten so I used a silicone sealant/adhesive (neutral cure) to bond the glass into the channel in the hope that my new assembly didn't trap w...
by alanworland
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Window regulator
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Window regulator

In the channel of parts 1 and 3

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

If you search back through my posts I fitted a pair to my sidevalve. Constructed inlet manifolds etc and those overflow pipes were long enough to get to top of sump level. All together it was a lot of work and as Phil says, improvement was minimal. I did measure (it was measureable!) the times taken...
by alanworland
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: split screen chrome surround
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: split screen chrome surround

My original is brass, thought they were all brass?

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT from 1st April 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: MOT from 1st April 2021

With regard to changing a complete brake pipe I believe there are many 'modern' vehicles where changing a complete pipe would be very labour intensive considering the route it could take.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Blooming rubber!
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Blooming rubber!

I questioned my cracking tyres (not Morris) at our local very good tyre fitters, he advised that the cracks I showed him were ok but the use of tyre treatments is generally bad news for tyres!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Brake Fluid

Only had good experiences with silicone - filled in early 2000!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Period Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Period Fire extinguisher

I still have a Halon extinguisher, super effective and leaves no mess but unfortunately not very environmentally friendly and were banned.
They work by swamping the area in the gas and eliminating the oxygen/air.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Period Fire extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Period Fire extinguisher

Looks great! Can't say I've seen that model before?
I have a brass bodied Pyrene one I carry in the Morris but don't suppose it would work if needed!
(It's not the only one I carry)

Alan