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by mowogg
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

I have run a 948cc on a 4.22 diff. To my mind it was underpowered and I would not recommrnd

I now run a 3.9 on a good 1098 engine. This works really well for me. I have taken it up several climbs over 2000 meters in Switzerland in this combination without any issues
by mowogg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 678

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I suspect many who slate gasless welding have never really tried. I have welded up 2 cars with gasless. I find it far more practical for occasional use. I can go many months if not years between jobs. The quality of welding wire does vary so its certainly worth investigating this if you are having i...
by mowogg
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers

Not sure what your fault is but I would recommend electrical contact spray in the 1st instance. I have used this to fix crackly switches and even one radio that kept blowing fuses on the on off switch. It's very cheap from screfix etc and 1 can will last a very long time
by mowogg
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing

If the adjustment is not doing anything it could be wear to the needle or jet. These do wear and changing them can result in dramatic improvements. I think I would start here if you don't know the history of the jet and needle
by mowogg
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1167

Re: National rally 2019

Does anyone know if there are showers this year?

And if so what times they will be open?
by mowogg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Engine misfire advice

I have been watching this thread with interest. I thinks there is a lot of superstition around head gaskets and what makes them last. I have had 2 payen copper gaskets fail. The shortest was 3000 miles on a refreshed engine where both the head and block were skimmed before fitting. I personally will...
by mowogg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Heater valve replacement?

I went down a different route fitting a 3 way valve. This ensures water is always passing through the top of the head and is either sent back(off) or to the heater(on). I was able to use the original control inside the car to operate the valve The valve I used is in the link below. I fitted it insid...
by mowogg
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Engine misfire advice

Are you able to do a compression test on it? That might give us some clues into what is wrong. Given your description I am suspicious of the head gasket but the compression test will prove or do prove this
by mowogg
Sat May 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Re: Jumping out of gear

Something at the back of my mind tells me this can occur if you have a 948 gearstick in a 1098 box?

Might be worth looking at 1st
by mowogg
Sat May 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil pressure sender failure
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Oil pressure sender failure

I have had this occur to me too.
by mowogg
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: hazzard light fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: hazzard light fitting

I have fitted the lucas kit. It was reasonably straight forwards. I was glad of it when my fuel pump stopped working on a country lane
by mowogg
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Seat straps

I use standard seat webbing which is availae very cheaply. It's been on my cars for 15 years.

You can reuse all the old clips if you prize them open with a suitable leaver and pliers
by mowogg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Installing a windscreen

When I did my van I sourced a black filler strip. This was a little more flexible and hence easier to fit
by mowogg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Installing a windscreen

I use plastic coated washing line to fit them. It's smooth and does not snag like cord can do.

Front screens usually go in OK, but the filler strip is another matter.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 1862

Re: sudden ignition failure

I have had 2 lucas sports coils a few years ago Both failed in service after a few months. I would not advise using these.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Brake Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Odd Brake Problem

I have had this before. I stripped and replaced all the seals in all the cylinder and applied red grease to the bore. This fixed the issue.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Brake Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Odd Brake Problem

I have had this before. I stripped and replaced all the seals in all the cylinder and applied red grease to the bore. This fixed the issue.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Battery

Europarts has always been good for me. Its local and if you preorder it you can take advantage of significant online discounts. Just had a bosche battery fail after 3.75 years on a minor of its 4 year guarantee. It was exchanged with no quibble. I am sure there are others like it. My experience woul...
by mowogg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

I have a 3.9 with a 1098. My speedometer is spot on compared to satnav but my odometer under reads by about6%.
by mowogg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: interchangeability of rear seat
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: interchangeability of rear seat

I believe the earlier duotone seats have a higher back than the later ones. It should still fit but it will look different and you will need to consider changing rear seat belt mounts if you have them