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by King Kenny
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1963 traveller with no jacking points
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: 1936 traveller with no jacking points

I have jacking points on my Traveller but I never use them. I carry a scissor jack with two pieces of angle iron welded onto the top so it slots on the cross member.
by King Kenny
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: Rolling tax exemption

Vehicle excise duty should have been added to the fuel years ago. It is the only fair way of dealing with it. The more you use the roads the more tax you pay and nobody can avoid paying. That's the way it is done here in France and petrol prices are similar to the UK's.
by King Kenny
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wings for 71 Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Front wings for 71 Traveller

Sorry, Dumdum is a sealant not a personal comment.
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by King Kenny
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wings for 71 Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Front wings for 71 Traveller

No beading just sealant (Dumdum).
by King Kenny
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Speed Limiters

Probably faster. A good selling point.
by King Kenny
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake cable length
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Handbrake cable length

Sorry I do not know the actual length of the cable but as soon as I fitted now cable several years ago I found I ran out of adjustment at the hand brake lever too. The old frayed cable was fine so there must be an issue with some new cables. Chas Ware says..."HBK119 Cable - Handbrake - Cable Outer L...
by King Kenny
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

It was a long time ago but They are Ford based.
'OWN112FD Complete disc kit, using the more powerful Ford Sierra or Escort Mk 3&4 callipers. A larger swept area of pad gives greater stopping power'.
by King Kenny
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

I fitted Owen Burton, Ford based disks to my Traveller some time in the late eighties, can't remember exactly when. The car has been used for commuting and touring ever since. I have had no problems at all. I use silicon brake fluid and the pads have never been changed.
by King Kenny
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: How Far have you driven?

We once took a touring holiday from our home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire through London and on to Dover. From Calais we drove through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and on to Bitburg in Germany. Our return trip was through The Nederland's and on to Dunkerque, then Dover back to Trowbridge all in five day...
by King Kenny
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare bolt identification
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Spare bolt identification

Possibly gearbox to engine?
by King Kenny
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 7521

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

The last time I did an engine rebuild for my Traveller I fitted CORD piston rings rather than have a rebore. That was over twenty years ago and she still runs well.
by King Kenny
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a new copper fuel line
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Fitting a new copper fuel line

When I accidental drilled through the fuel pipe on the wife's car I bought a new copper-alloy fuel line with all the difficult bends built in, saved a lot of hassle. I have not seen this for Morris Minors - where did you get it from? lordy! It was thirty years ago. We were living near Bath so I wou...
by King Kenny
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a new copper fuel line
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Fitting a new copper fuel line

When I accidental drilled through the fuel pipe on the wife's car I bought a new copper-alloy fuel line with all the difficult bends built in, saved a lot of hassle.
by King Kenny
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper mount
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Wiper mount

That looks bad.
There should be a set of metal and rubber washers screwed through the panel welded to the wing. It is a very fiddly thing to do which is probably why the previous owner bodged the job.
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by King Kenny
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Adding drain holes to Traveller waist rails
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Adding drain holes to Traveller waist rails

Probably not a popular fix but....I had a pair of one piece windows made by my local Pilkington shop. After seeing two lots of wood go rotten because of water in the waist rail and never being able to open the sliding window I decided to remove the problem altogether. Not a sign of rot or water inge...
by King Kenny
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermittent wiper control
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Intermittent wiper control

I have a variable period intermittent wiper box fitted to my Traveller. I can't remember where or when I bought it but it was over 30 years ago.
by King Kenny
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Have you got disk brakes? Twice I have had a similar horrible metallic (expensive) sound and it turned out to be a small piece of gravel stick between the disk and the brake pad.
by King Kenny
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proto Traveller?
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Proto Traveller?

Something similar photographed in 1986.
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by King Kenny
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: brake lines - material?

And I thought the French system of registering a UK vehicle was difficult. I contacted FFVE (French Federation for Historic Vehicules) and they cave me a Certificate of Conformity so that my 1969 Traveller could be registered here. My Minor has disc brakes and Kunifer brake pipes. Is there German eq...
by King Kenny
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor problem
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Wiper motor problem

It seems to me that if the motor was working but not parking the it is just a matter of resetting the motor. With everything back together as before just loosen the 5 or 6 screw/bolts on the cover plate and turn the round housing (the one with the red wire) until the wipers stop in the correct posit...