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by mowogg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

I have had 2. One came from Halfords and the second eleshwhere. Both had 12 volt feeds-I used the electric aerial output from the radio so it is not live unless the radio is on. Both were earthed to the car As for location it's on the front screen behind the mirror. As per earlier note they are not ...
by mowogg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

I have had 2. One came from Halfords and the second eleshwhere. Both had 12 volt feeds-I used the electric aerial output from the radio so it is not live unless the radio is on. Both were earthed to the car As for location it's on the front screen behind the mirror. As per earlier note they are not ...
by mowogg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

I have an electronic one on the windscreen. It's OK but not as good as a proper aerial.
by mowogg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Thanks for the replies -looks like the majority of people abandon these when the put new carpets in
by mowogg
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

When I fitted new carpet set 20 years ago I thought my original one had the bung for the gearbox oil top up cut out into top layer. (so you can see the bung on the left hand side of the tunnel) I am beginning to wonder if this was not the case. Does anyone still have original carpets to see. Mine is...
by mowogg
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

It will be really interesting to hear what others think, but are sure sure its the gearbox? It sounds to me that this is more related to engine revs, which might point you elsewhere I would start checking engine and gearbox mounts to make sure this is not the issue. I would also have a look at the e...
by mowogg
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 406

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: 835

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: 299

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: 344

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: 1309

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: 944

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: 322

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: 944

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: 1136

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: 311

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: 343

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: 587

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: 683

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: 683

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.