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by King Kenny
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proto Traveller?
Replies: 3
Views: 531

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: 2243

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: 980

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...
by King Kenny
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Tubes and tyres

I used tubes only once in the 40 years of driving my Traveller but put tubeless on once they needed replacing. Did not notice a difference except to my wallet.
by King Kenny
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Molly the Convertible Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: Molly the Convertible Restoration

Looks a good starting point. I hope it is as good underneath. I look forward to seeing your progress.
by King Kenny
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Molly the Convertible Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: Molly the Convertible Restoration

Hi. That's a big question. When I rebuilt a convertible (from a two door saloon) I removed the big panels first. Wings doors bonnet and front grill panels. They were treated independently from the shell. That will allow you to strip the interior when your hands are clean, and the engine/gearbox when...
by King Kenny
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 2643

Re: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)

Hi claire, loved the program and the end result. I took this photo at the National Rally at Western Park in 1986. Hope you find it of interest. On a side, I went to the rally in my Traveller that I still own and drive. Good luck with yours. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/download/file.php?mode...
by King Kenny
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a morris engine
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: making a morris engine

The film reminded me of the time I worked in an engineering factory in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. We made valves for the petro/oil industry. The factory was built during the war to make Spitfires and we still used many of the machines until it closed in 1996. I got one of the lads to skim my cylinder he...
by King Kenny
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 2849

Re: Florrie

You are a brave man and I admire you. Well done.
by King Kenny
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 2195

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

When I bought my Traveller in 1979 I only had a motorbike licence. A family friend took me out for driving lessons in the Morris. After one long lesson driving around Trowbridge I pulled up at the side of our house. We heard a click sound from somewhere at the front but we both shrugged it off. "Do ...
by King Kenny
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Car painting with spray cans

It is difficult and very expensive to buy paint here in France so I bought 12 cans of Ford Meadow Green from Halfords. My traveller was in a poor state with lots of different shades of green so anything would be better. Cost about £80.00 When I did my convertible in the eighties I hired an air blowe...
by King Kenny
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Brake adjustment

Strictly, it is bad practice but I have done this for a number of years on my rear brakes for the reason you point out. The front brakes have been converted to disks. I have never had any problems.
by King Kenny
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Clicking bobbin.

Well done lads. Yes, I admit it, I wired up the spot-lamp relay wrong. The lamps worked as expected so I thought it was wired correctly. I took all the connectors off and put them back according to my wiring diagram. The lamps still work but now there is no clicking at the relay when the battery is ...
by King Kenny
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Clicking bobbin.

It is a new battery, less than 3 months old. However I have just been out to check Amps as suggested by Geoberni. There was a small draw of less than 2 amps so I disconnected the clock. It was an old one I got from a scrap yard and fitted 30 years ago (it doesn't keep time anyway). The clicking was ...
by King Kenny
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Clicking bobbin.

Thanks Shoebone. I do indeed have an dynamo.
That's what I thought so it looks like I have something earthing that shouldn't be. I fitted the battery switch because the battery would go flat when the car was not used for several days. I will check it out again (sometime) and let you know.
by King Kenny
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Clicking bobbin.

Several years ago some grot tried to steal my CD player. I had not long bought it at a car boot for £1.00. It didn't work either. He pulled a load of wires from under the driver's side glove box and it has taken me this long to refit them all (correctly). I had rewired a few things wrong but every t...
by King Kenny
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going to France
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Going to France

Are you going to Normandy?
by King Kenny
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Knifeing putty.
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Knifeing putty.

I have only used spray cans but it works fine. Talc is an inert powder so it shouldn't react with paint and yes it dose smell nice. I wanted to fill the gap between the roof and the gutter on the Traveller so I mixed a small amount of fibre glass resin and talc with a tiny bit of hardener. This fill...
by King Kenny
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Knifeing putty.
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Knifeing putty.

With this hot dry weather I decided that it is a good time to look at my paintwork on my neglected Traveller. I wanted to fill in the small blemishes that the seagulls had made on the ally roof. The local motor factors no longer sell knifing putty so I made my own. I sprayed some red primer into the...
by King Kenny
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Indicator
Replies: 13
Views: 2561

Re: Indicator

I was brought up on Honda motorbikes and now I have an old Triumph 650 Twin I find myself stamping on the gearchange to do an emergency stop!!! But I no longer smear the wife's windscreen when I make a turn. I still try to turn the ignition key behind the steering wheel though.