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by kennatt
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MMOC Snow Reports....
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: MMOC Snow Reports....

without being critical of any aspect of snow and driving, It always amuses me when the news is dominated by snow reports,Its winter and it sometimes snows :o .Back in my Youth in the sixties ,most car owners/drivers just got on with it .You either drove in it or stayed at home.I used to deliberately...
by kennatt
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Insurance confusion

what make does your registration document show.
by kennatt
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

You don't need to spin engine to test for spark . when it stops,take cap off dizzy,make sure points are closed,push car about in gear to close them.Pull King lead off dizzy and hold close to engine block.With ign switched on. Flick points open with insulated item,screwdriver bit of platic etc and if...
by kennatt
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why was there no MG version of the Minor?
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Why was there no MG version of the Minor?

Think I once read on here of a MGB engine in a minor ,wonder how that handled bends.
by kennatt
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: knocking on start up

(we have found cranking it with no choke for a couple of seconds then pulling the choke out stops the noise as well.) exactly like fitting an ignition isolator switch.
by kennatt
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: knocking on start up

Commonly known as the death rattle..........as you suggest caused mainly by wear in the bearings which lets the oil drain back into the sump when stood for for a long time ,if left it will gradually do the same even after a short lay up,each time it knocks causes a bit more wear etc etc.If you dont ...
by kennatt
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Split screen gear linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Split screen gear linkage

forget my post was thinking clutch linkage , if you want to keep the long gear stick you have to change the rear housing.do a search I thinks its been discussed a few times. All of Mine had the short stick and later floor covers fitted.
by kennatt
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Split screen gear linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Split screen gear linkage

not sure they are different,could be wrong only ever had serr11 s
had a couple of splittys and they had OHV and original linkage.
by kennatt
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 28
Views: 1031

Re: Ignition

after re reading your posts you say (Reconnecting the car started first time and then stalled and then nothing) If the car was running as above,there are many things that would cause it to stall,BUT any fault with the solenoid,the wiring or the starter motor would have no effect on the running of th...
by kennatt
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 28
Views: 1031

Re: Ignition

If the solenoid and starter motor are working as soon as you touch and hold the wire hard onto the terminal(Red and white you have to hold it on not just touch it) you should hear and feel the solenoid clunk as it switches power to the rubber terminal to the starter,the starter should then engage an...
by kennatt
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 28
Views: 1031

Re: Ignition

just so you are aware of how it works the thick wires with the bare nut are permanently live from positive battery ,the wire under the rubber cover goes down to the starter motor,when you switch ignition from on to the next position ,start,you feed power to the solenoid which is basically another sw...
by kennatt
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage regulator/electrical mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Voltage regulator/electrical mystery

is this a new fault, as above was it running ok etc. How low is the tick over speed ,when it cuts out is it when you have the clutch down and then put lights on.The hot terminal may be a red herring.Curious fault. Can't think of where there would be a couple of resistors to set up a voltage divider ...
by kennatt
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shine a (dimmed) Light
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Shine a (dimmed) Light

The main is working because the separate wiring is connected to both sides. and confirms an earth to that side.The dip wiring is separate ,a simple touch with the positive to the dip wire will confirm or not connectivity from that bullet connector to the bulb .Its the simplest and easiest way.It eli...
by kennatt
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shine a (dimmed) Light
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Shine a (dimmed) Light

you don't need a meter or test lamp, split the bullet connector on the driverside, run a wire from + battery to each of the feed wires(DON'T touch it to the black earth wire)and see if the main beam and dip now work, These connectors are notorious for corroding up,don't think I have ever had a car w...
by kennatt
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 33
Views: 1464

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

If you now have an us pump then they have a filter which ,if you have enough crud to block the pipe,will catch some of the bits and you should be able to see them ,take the filter out and have a look,It seems strange that the fault clears after being switched off and after a while restarts,if the in...
by kennatt
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Cellulose paint
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Cellulose paint

celly thinners contains styrene, thats the nasty bit,but only if breathed in,brush painting will produce very small quantity ,if any ,into the air,so don't worry too much . Spraying produces massive amounts into the air so a mask is essential then.You will find very poor results with brushed celly,e...
by kennatt
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

Well done:D :D :D :D Thought phill would have spotted it (Probably did but too polite,hes probably correct in his suggestion)was going to also suggest for the fitment of a 2.8 v 6 ford lump, but that would have been a bit to obvious as a wind up. :lol: :lol:
by kennatt
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 33
Views: 1464

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

you say that on stopping you have checked the carb bowl and found it half full with petrol (Thats about correct accounting for the displacement of the float)The pump is ticking so thats ok. You have replaced needle valve,so eliminated that. Try getting a known good second hand coil,and doing a swap,...
by kennatt
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

exhaust bulge for left and right hand drive.