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by KeithL
Wed May 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too good to use on the road...
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Too good to use on the road...

philthehill wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 9:21 am
Would that be the front three quarters or the rear three quarters? :wink:
Not necessarily.
by KeithL
Wed May 13, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too good to use on the road...
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Too good to use on the road...

He could have bought 2.75 Morris Minors for that money.
by KeithL
Tue May 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Vent catch
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Vent catch

The end is peened over so it depends if you want to keep and re-use the pin or not. My issue was keeping the pin in, not getting it out, so I didn't have a problem. If yours is like mine you could probably tap it out. Failing that you could file or grind the end off.
by KeithL
Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest minor matters May/June ??
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Latest minor matters May/June ??

Mine arrived as well this morning with the rest of the week's post in one enormous pile.
by KeithL
Mon May 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest minor matters May/June ??
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Latest minor matters May/June ??

We're only getting our post once a week at the moment and then a huge pile arrives at once, so I'm looking forward to the next issue.
by KeithL
Tue May 05, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Charging battery of modern car
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: Charging battery of modern car

Dave,

That's worrying. What car was that out of interest?
by KeithL
Tue May 05, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Member - Non Member Field
Replies: 18
Views: 626

Re: Member - Non Member Field

I think it is useful to have the field, but it's of questionable value if the data is wrong. I suspect a lot of forum members don't even know it is there or how to change it. I only found out when this topic came up previously on the forum - I cannot ever remember being told by the Club. Is there a ...
by KeithL
Mon May 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Charging battery of modern car
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: Charging battery of modern car

I've always charged my modern cars without disconnecting the battery and no obvious ill effects so far.
by KeithL
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Steering krook lock
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Steering krook lock

We use a Saxon Stoplock Original which we got from Argos, but I guess it might depend on exactly which steering wheel you have.

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/740%2F8 ... ku:7408234
by KeithL
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Weird oil leak.

I had oil drip from the air cleaner after the engine had been run. My breather system seemed to be fine as far as I could see so in the end I just put a loop in the pipe to the air cleaner. That sorted the problem (although you will note the piece of paper towel underneath just in case).
by KeithL
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical classics
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Practical classics

Yes. I voted for it.
by KeithL
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 17123

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

Thanks Mike. Just ordered mine. I wonder if it will arrive in time for Don't Drive It Day.
by KeithL
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 3653

Re: Alternator conversion

I find 'zombie phone users' are just as big a problem on the pavements. On the busy walk through the city centre from the station to the office in the morning I used to play chicken with them rather than step out of their way. Usually a sixth sense would warn them just before collision. The look on ...
by KeithL
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: Electronic ignition

I've had problems with poor condensor and points for years. I think that's the problem here. If people have been plagued with poor quality parts then an electronic solution is a godsend. If you are using good quality parts and haven't had any problems then you probably can't see what the fuss is al...
by KeithL
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: Electronic ignition

I use the Pertronix electronic ignition in our 1098 Traveller and have had no issues. It will be matched to Flamethrower coil if I ever get round to changing it but it works fine with the standard coil so I haven't bothered too much.
by KeithL
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel octane rating
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Fuel octane rating

We have run all our petrol cars on higher octane petrol, usually Shell V-Power for many years without any problems - 1098 Morris Traveller, MX5 and XK8. They all run smoother on V-Power although I'm not going to make any claims about improved fuel economy beyond saying it is no worse. I'm also led t...
by KeithL
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Car found buried in back garden.....
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Car found buried in back garden.....

Where I used to live there was a sports centre behind. When it was being constructed in the late 1960s the ground was built up to make it flat and level for a running track and one of my friends said that one evening they drove an old Ford Prefect from round the corner, parked it up and left it. Nex...
by KeithL
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 31
Views: 6074

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

Good luck! I personally wouldn't go much beyond £80-90K for that one. :D
by KeithL
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery and charger
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Battery and charger

Most modern chargers have a polarity check should you get it wrong, not that I ever have...... :oops:
by KeithL
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New member with moggie
Replies: 119
Views: 33736

Re: New member with moggie

Well done you. It looks great. You must be dead chuffed with what you have achieved.