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by jaekl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

As a plumbing point. Teflon tape is not a sealant. It's a lubricant to allow the natural sealing properties of TAPERED threads to be tightened farther to ensure a tight seal and perhaps ease disassembly.
by jaekl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox first motion shaft removal
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Gearbox first motion shaft removal

This is a case where the manual was not updated as the mechanical evolved. The offending cog was smaller on the smooth case due to different ratios and hence can exit through the case.
by jaekl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hood blown back
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: hood blown back

If you put down the hood properly, the hood bag is essential to hold everything in place and is the only way to get an original sized bag to fit. The hood material is to be separated from the hood sticks and laid out on the boot. Then corners folded, all folded in half and then up over the hood stic...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

So that's confirmation that the Series A engine is completely UNF (well except for the studs, UNC). We don't have to worry about coming across a BSP fitting over here, but I'm glad the threads will match what we have. I can see that brass and maybe even steel can accommodate the slight discrepancy i...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

Phil, what made you to change your mind? Someone referenced this post on another messageboard. Earlier this year I confirmed the sender and the gauge tubing adapter are 1/8 NPI, but this post had some strong opinions that it should be BSP. I also know that the original style senders have a Whitworth...
by jaekl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Pump won’t stop
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Fuel Pump won’t stop

Important question, is it a very rapid pumping - lack of fuel or air leak, or is it slow pumping - actually moving fuel?
by jaekl
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Vin Plate

An early 59 would have the larger rectangular VIN plate with a smaller oval one above it.
by jaekl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front w/screen fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: front w/screen fitting

The old style stainless trim is inserted prior to installation. It's the later style where the trim is inserted after installation. The newer seal is much more forgiving and makes installation easier.
by jaekl
Sat May 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 18
Views: 482

Re: ethanol

I can see the point of filling the tank with a sealed fuel system, but what about one where the cap is vented as ours is?
by jaekl
Fri May 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: 1952 Convertible

We've connected on the other forum.
by jaekl
Wed May 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: 1952 Convertible

Hershey is in my extended back yard. Where are you located if you need some assistance?
by jaekl
Sun May 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 716

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

Thanks, that's an easy bleed. You'll need new tires, there's not tread left.
by jaekl
Sun May 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 716

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

Philthehill, how is the Wolseley cylinder bled? Years ago I mounted later Midget rear brakes and also swapped the sides and mounted the cylinder on the bottom. This put the bleeder at the bottom. Some how I managed to bleed the cylinders. Recently I flipped the cylinders over which required filling ...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

My experience was with aftermarket units from the Sixties. Advances must have been made. I suspect the existing wire is cut rather than just tapped. The hazard switch is "inserted" into the wires to the indicators with normal operations simply passing through the switch. Once activated the normal ci...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Also there can be a problem with the brake lights if your Minor uses the same lamp filament for the brake lights and the turn signals. You'll also have to move the brake circuit over to the non-ignition fuse. This would not apply to the home market or later Minors.
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Yes, when the four way flasher sends power to the lights it also powers up the ignition by going through the fuse the other way. The engine will run, shut down, and then run again with each flash. If you move the turn signal circuit to the other fuse or a new fuse, it'll solve one problem but you'll...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Do they have a feature to prevent the ignition being powered when the lights flasher? The power can back feed from the lights to the ignition. A diode in the ignition circuit would stop it.
by jaekl
Tue May 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller Rear Door Hinges
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Traveller Rear Door Hinges

You can confirm by checking the hinge pin line. It should be a straight line from top to bottom. One combination will obviously be wrong.
by jaekl
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1431

Re: What we did in the lockdown

That's odd to hear that the steering column branch of the wiring could not reach the left side. Was there an obstacle in the way. Before you replace the entire turn signal switch, where was your earth probe when you checked the voltage? If you used the chrome stalk, it's earth path may be the proble...
by jaekl
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: New member

Due to our higher headlamp requirement in the States, even the home market Minors received the higher lights still in the MM era. My understanding is the change to the overhead valve engine is the start of the Series II. The wheel/axles were changed within the Series II.