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by ferret76
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealer sticker
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Dealer sticker

I've had stickers from Isaydingdong on my car in the blazing hot tropical sun for the better part of 7 years. They haven't even faded. That one will last you long enough.
by ferret76
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: USA CLASSIC - HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: USA CLASSIC - HELP

by ferret76
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature sensor
Replies: 36
Views: 5150

Re: Temperature sensor

Check with Mini parts suppliers. I have a thermostat housing with a threaded sender hole which works well. The hose to the radiator ends up being at a slightly different angle but causes no problems.
by ferret76
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Persistent Problem at Speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Re: Persistent Problem at Speed.

Worn piston rings.

New rings and big end bearings fitted, runs like a charm. Why do we do this to ourselves?
by ferret76
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Persistent Problem at Speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Persistent Problem at Speed.

G'day All, I've been wrestling with my car for the better part of a month now and I'm at my wits end. At the start of August I went camping in my mog which involved approximately 90km of highway driving. It did the trip down beautifully, sitting on about 90km/h the whole way. 2 days later on the ret...
by ferret76
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Proposed Vandalism by Highways England
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Proposed Vandalism by Highways England

It's our responsibilty to think of the future. What type of world are we leaving for Keith Richards?
by ferret76
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: How do you remove body wrap?
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

How do you remove body wrap?

G'Day All, My father has a traveller that has been covered in some sort of vinyl body wrap. It was used in a Barclays Bank promo video a couple of years ago and the wrap is the Barclays' blue, whatever that is. Underneath it appears to be almond green. There are inevitably some body work issues goin...
by ferret76
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite Roads, Trips, Car Holidays etc
Replies: 22
Views: 4229

Re: Your Favourite Roads, Trips, Car Holidays etc

This won't be helpful to you folks in the UK (unless you come for a visit), but my favourite driving road trip is one that I take with my son every year. We leave Darwin and head down the Stuart Highway to a spot called Coomalie Creek to mark VJ Day (or Victory in the Pacific to use it's more politi...
by ferret76
Tue May 30, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Seat belt anchor points . On 1956 split screen

I fitted retractable seat belts on the back seat for my kids. I mounted the reels in the middle of the parcel shelf and the buckles attached under the rear seat to the inside of the wheel arches. You'll need to fit reinforcing plates under the nuts but most kits I've seen come with them. If you moun...
by ferret76
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealer Badges / Stickers
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: Dealer Badges / Stickers

www.isaydingdong.co.uk have all sorts of great stickers. There are some dealer stickers in the BMC section.
by ferret76
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where's Roy?
Replies: 76
Views: 18046

Re: Where's Roy?

Rest in Peace, Roy. Yours was always the answer I went with.
I mutter 'It's never the coil' while deciphering the Lucas mysteries.
We'll see you over the range.
by ferret76
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: bind weed
Replies: 21
Views: 5150

Re: bind weed

Reminds me of a song: The fragrant honeysuckle spirals clockwise to the sun, And many other creepers do the same. But some climb anti-clockwise, the bindweed does, for one, Or Convolvulus, to give her proper name. Rooted on either side a door, one of each species grew, And raced towards the window-l...
by ferret76
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Primer Plug
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Oil Primer Plug

G'day All,

Does anyone reckon you could take out the oil primer plug and put an oil temp sender in there? My concern is that the passage is too shallow for a capillary and oil flow would be constricted.

Any thoughts?
by ferret76
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED Lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: LED Lamps

I installed pos earth indicators and stop/tail from these guys:

http://www.bettercarlighting.co.uk

Vast improvement in brightness.
by ferret76
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Down Under
Replies: 38
Views: 6581

Re: Hello from Down Under

G"Day Knitty,

I'm just up the road in Darwin. I'll meet you at the Todd Tavern in Alice Springs for a cold one.
by ferret76
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete loss of spark.
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Complete loss of spark.

Problem solved. In my haste to fit the new condensor on the side of the road with two crying children in the car and traffic wizzing past my backside, I connected the wire on top of the plastic insulator instead of underneath it where it needed to be in contact with the LT wire. Schoolboy error. Che...
by ferret76
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete loss of spark.
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Complete loss of spark.

Also can someone clarify which terminal of the coil connects to the distributor. Car is pos earth.
by ferret76
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete loss of spark.
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Complete loss of spark.

12.30 across battery, 11.30 at coil. Earth in distributor is sound.
by ferret76
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete loss of spark.
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Complete loss of spark.

Decelerating to a stop at a roundabout the engine suddenly lost power and then stopped. Unable to restart. So far I have changed the condenser and rotor arm, I have changed the coil and changed it back with nil result. From what I can see I am getting no spark out of either coil which makes me think...
by ferret76
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Fitting seatbelt
Replies: 32
Views: 6265

Re: Fitting seatbelt

I didn't travel with my children in the car when they were infants ie. in a rearwards facing capsule. mainly because the caspsule touched the front seats which is apparently a no-no. Once they were old enough to sit up, I installed lap-sash inertia reel seat belts using spreader plates as described ...