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by kennatt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride

had the same trouble with new springs,most of the suspension was just with the tyres flexing,took the short lower leaf off and vast improvement resulted,three years later when springs had settled refitted short leaf and no further problems, The springs are just not of suitable temper ,try it first b...
by kennatt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU carb float chamber not filling
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: SU carb float chamber not filling

easy to check take top off and when float drops the little needle valve in the top should be loose and hanging down give it a bit of a twist or poke up and down. If its stuck once it will likely need a new valve assembly because its liable to do it again or stick open causing flooding. No doubt that...
by kennatt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1487

Re: starting

the only way fuel can get into the inlet manifold is by getting past the jet,after getting into the bowl past the needle valve,the system is designed so that when running with the pump working,as soon as there is sufficient fuel in the bowl the valve shuts stopping the flow and the back pressure sto...
by kennatt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1487

Re: starting

only If the vent in the carb bowl is blocked,if not it will run out onto outside of carb,thats if you have a standard su fitted.allthough I suppose it could if there was enough overfill,but have a look in side the carb after taking off the filter before trying to start engine,should be obvious if so...
by kennatt
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1487

Re: starting

ok, but how does it get into the cylinders from the carb to flood the engine,if its getting past the valve it would run out of the overflow on top of the carb, because that's how the su carb is designed ,unless the vent is clogged,then it would run out past the jet and into the air inlet,it cant get...
by kennatt
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1487

Re: starting

if its a fuel pressure problem,then it has to overcome the needle valve to flood the carb.If so you would hear the pump going all the time,and when parked and switched off no pressure to carb at all so no flooding . When switching back on to start surely no time to flood before turning engine over a...
by kennatt
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGB-GT question?
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: MGB-GT question?

can't remember if any of mine had a relay,but they were all of the 70, 72 era. But if it is still connected,you can check the function..... Hold it while an assistant switches on various electric components,you will feel and hear the relay click,if not then probably been an accessory spot lights or ...
by kennatt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Tourer that just can't be saved

not trying to dispute your view of this but' to apply for a v5, the application form clearly is designed so that the procedure you propose can not slip through the net so to speak. The dvla, Apart from reg no, model,make etc, request vin number /chassis no. (obviously to prevent some toe rag from si...
by kennatt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Tourer that just can't be saved

not sure what you are proposing is legal,you are surely,fradulently deceiving the dvla that you are the new keeper,you are NOT.Think its defined as(Long time since I was involved in legalities)by any deception obtaining the execution of a valuable security ,as stated in the theft act. Be very cafefu...
by kennatt
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regulator
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Regulator

If its in relation to your conversion to alternator(Other posts) the regulator is only used as a connector,the actual regulator coils are not wired into the system.On changing to negative earth the only thing to change polarity is the coil connection.or radio. If not then, no they work regardless of...
by kennatt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1173

Re: Alternator conversion

Whilst the minor, unmodified, could never compete with a modern both in safety and performance.If you choose to drive a classic you have to accept that fact and drive it accordingly . Or modify. But in the day the minor was far better than many similarly priced cars of the same class,some early cars...
by kennatt
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Brake adjustment

hmmm... they may stay in position on the cylinders, :( a safer way, is to put a stroke of weld with a mig onto the end of the brake shoe to make it longer,and file to profile, but maybe no mig good luck.
by kennatt
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1173

Re: Alternator conversion

I rebuilt 5 mgb mainly gts,over the years,they were prone to the usual rust traps sills,being the worst area for rust and repair,if you think moggie sill are a bit of a pain,you need to try an mgb sill,front wing off rear wing off or bottom half cut off to be replaced after because the sills extend ...
by kennatt
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Brake adjustment

you say adjuster do you mean adjusters there's two on the front its possible that the old ones were 8 inch and the replacements are 7inch,just run a tape round the old and new to check.
by kennatt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1173

Re: Alternator conversion

From the outset I say everyone is entitled to change ,adapt and modify/customise any car they own within the legalities of the con and use regs of the road traffic act. But it always make me smile when these discussions crop up on here,been here many times. There is a major difference between a clas...
by kennatt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Starting Problems

have you tried the simple test of removing a plug and laying it on the block then spinning engine to see if you are getting a spark at the plug.Hold plug onto block with insulated pliers or just a length of wood.
by kennatt
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1173

Re: Alternator conversion

by kennatt
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: 1958 charging problem

as already explained swap the dynamo or change for alternator
by kennatt
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: 1958 charging problem

well one problem with a dynamo is that unless you are running at a reasonably high speed ,not just stop and start round town,they don't cope well with all electrics head lights, wipers, heating,and radio on and only just maintain full battery,if dynamo is slightly down in output,or fan belt a bit sl...
by kennatt
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: 1958 charging problem

you can check the charge ,approximate, start it facing a wall and switch head lights on rev it and you should see the lights go brighter,switch everything on do the same and you should see the same result ,if not then charge too low .Take the car to any battery supplier and get them to test the batt...