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by King Kenny
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lead free head
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Lead free head

Quite possible. When I had my head done I got new valves but I could not tell you if they were standard or not. The problem with lead free fuel has been the erosion of the cast iron head seat rather than the valves.
by King Kenny
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lead free head
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Lead free head

The valve seats will be a different shade of grey than the rest of the head. When a head is converted the engineer will machine out the old valve seats and shrink fit new ones made from harder material thus preventing seat erosion.
by King Kenny
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 50
Views: 818

Re: Disc brakes

I fitted Owen Burton ford based disks in the 1990's. Vast improvement. I used my Traveller every day for work and I still have not needed new pads. Neither do I have a servo. My view is that servos do little to help on a minor and I can do without the added complexity. I feel a lot safer with the di...
by King Kenny
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust choice
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Exhaust choice

I bought a S/S exhaust system from the Morris Minor Centre in the mid '80s. Still in place and working well.
by King Kenny
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Tricky one. You could (might) get away with just changing the boot, but the master cylinder will have to come out to change it I think. As you have done the wheel cylinders and the master is an unknown quality I would err on the side of caution and renew that as well. Taking it out is quite a strugg...
by King Kenny
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Extra lighting for Travellers
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

They look really nice. Years ago I fitted a switchable light above the rear doors, but it was not as smart as the ones you have.
by King Kenny
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller wood frame to B-pillar joint
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Traveller wood frame to B-pillar joint

If I were to do that job again I would use black Gutter seal. I have used it to seal the front wings, some of the glass and to replace the rubber seal that goes over the roof on my traveller.
by King Kenny
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

It does look like blue coolant dripping down. You say your not loosing any, but over a long period a little weeping may not be noticed by looking in the radiator. Or it could be remnants of a gasket sealant. If the engine is running OK then I would not be worried.
by King Kenny
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bakelite/plastic cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Bakelite/plastic cleaner

I used a permanent black marker pen to restore mine.
by King Kenny
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Replacing the head lining in my traveller 1961
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Replacing the head lining in my traveller 1961

Hi. I replaced mine a long time ago. Start at the back for the rear pieces. Note how they are attached to the roof struts. Once that is off undo the wire that runs from the front parcel shelf through the window pillar. Tie a long length of strong string to the end to help you pull it back when you r...
by King Kenny
Mon May 25, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I used to test how well my Traveller was tuned by driving down the Bradford on Avon hill. If it Parped loudly all the way down to the town bridge the engine was in fine fettle, but if there was no Parp I knew it was time for a service. I am curious to know what part of the service it was that resto...
by King Kenny
Sun May 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I used to test how well my Traveller was tuned by driving down the Bradford on Avon hill. If it Parped loudly all the way down to the town bridge the engine was in fine fettle, but if there was no Parp I knew it was time for a service.
by King Kenny
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Failing seat cushions
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: Failing seat cushions

Go carefully. I thought I would be clever and use a ply wood base. It was a comfortable ride but it raised the seat far too high. I relinquished and fitted the rubber base from ESM. All is fine now.
by King Kenny
Sat May 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Steering column felt bushes

Probably should not say this, but in the past I pushed a cocktail stick into the bush to tighten up the felt bush. I did replace the bush 10 years later.
Is this bad? :roll:
by King Kenny
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Declan's timing marker
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Declan's timing marker

That brilliant. I am going to make one tomorrow.
by King Kenny
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front Wings & Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Front Wings & Sealer

I used a tube of black Gutter Seal in a caulking gun. Wipe the excess off with a white spirit soaked rag.
by King Kenny
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: brake fluid

I replaced the whole braking system in the 1990s and have only had to replace silicon fluid when I had to replace the master cylinder two years ago. It is much more expensive, but my rear brakes never seize up like they used to.
by King Kenny
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how to paint
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: how to paint

To be honest, John, it was so long ago I can't remember. It is something I have wondered about myself, but knowing how lazy I am I would not have removed the black paint (assuming it had any) and just painted it with the paint I had at hand. Red oxide is good for an undercoat. I get mine from Wilko....
by King Kenny
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how to paint
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: how to paint

Hi John. I had my chassis legs replaced in the 1980s. To stop them rusting again I painted all that I could reach with a hard Paint such as Hammerite. Then I sprayed/painted everything with Waxoil. In the thirty or more years since I did this they remain as good as day one. I also use silicone brake...
by King Kenny
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: Mystery Overheating

A similar thing happened to me about ten years ago. It was winter and I was just a few miles from home when I was held up in a queue of traffic. A huge plume of steam bellowed out from under the bonnet. " Oh dear " I thought. " Looks like I will have to do some work tomorrow ." I got home and checke...