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by gtt1951
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series 11 Traveller woodwork & headlining questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3394

Re: Indentification number found in Traveller Woodwork

Hello BMC, thanks for your response - the headlining in the "cab" area is made up of three sections[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1356282954_17825 [/frame] Two strips at each of the door sides and then a covering central strip, in the middle (like what you would do with felt covering for...
by gtt1951
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series 11 Traveller woodwork & headlining questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3394

Series 11 Traveller woodwork & headlining questions

Hi Folks, I've been doing some more tinkering with my 1956 Series II Traveller. and spotted a code number stamped into the left-hand-side vertical wooden door "frame" (inside the car) and it is M BB 34953 (spaced as shown). I cannot see stampings in any other wooden members. Anyone know what it is? ...
by gtt1951
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen Minor Million
Replies: 23
Views: 16139

Re: Stolen Minor Million

Are Essex Plod any good at catching Scum?
They should be cajolled into putting out a witness appeal - like those used for fatal car crashes. :evil:
by gtt1951
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historic Vehicle Road Tax and pre-1960 no MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Historic Vehicle Road Tax and pre-1960 no MOT

Folks, My 1956 Series II Traveller is ready to go back on the road. I thought that I would see what happens with the DVLA online system in changing its status from SORN to Taxed. It has no current MOT (last MOT and pass was Dec 2007), but is Insured. The electronic system accepted all the necessary ...
by gtt1951
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Matching speedometer to drive chain
Replies: 46
Views: 4669

Re: Matching speedometer to drive chain

Mike, thanks very much for the link. The speedo actually fitted to my Traveller is the correct 1000 TPM one with serial number 511440109, Bronze face, as fitted to Late Series 2.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1354972962_17825 [/frame] Referring back to the picture of the three spares, th...
by gtt1951
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Matching speedometer to drive chain
Replies: 46
Views: 4669

Re: Matching speedometer to drive chain

David, thanks for the reply. The middle one was also the type that I had on my 1964 saloon, which did have a 1098 engine but may have started out with a 948. Gone a long time ago, so cannot check. Looks like I'll have to get the fitted one out to see what is on the back. Picture of the dashboard, al...
by gtt1951
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Matching speedometer to drive chain
Replies: 46
Views: 4669

Matching speedometer to drive chain

Hello again, My 1956 Series II Traveller, in the past, was fitted with a 1098cc engine, matching gearbox and gearbox tunnel, but retained its original diff. The speedometer is, I think, the original and is the same model as the one on the left (photo taken of the current spares holding I acquired in...
by gtt1951
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Positive lead rubber end cover
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

Re: Positive lead rubber end cover

DSN Classics also sell the rubber boot, item number ELC7011 at £1.02 each (ex VAT and p&p). see
http://www.dsnclassics.co.uk/acatalog/D ... ts_16.html
and scroll towards the bottom of the list.
by gtt1951
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Could it be the coil
Replies: 35
Views: 3380

Re: Could it be the coil

A few years back, my daughter's 2nd series Nissan Micra had an ignition fault and it really was the coil.
Peugeot's "coil pack" on 206's is also known to give problems (and the petrol injectors). I still have the duff coil as I find it very hard to actually throw things away. :(
by gtt1951
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manifold Markings
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Manifold Markings

Markings must be pre BMC and unleaded fuel. Thanks for the replies and I thought I might have a rare example. This one must be in better surface condition than the others I'd come across. The rest of the head isn't, looks like very hard water had been used in the cooling system and mud-like super th...
by gtt1951
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manifold Markings
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Manifold Markings

Folks, I've just picked up a spare cylinder head complete with manifold attached. I've not noticed this on previous manifolds, but it has information in the casting regarding gap settings and firing order. Is this normal and I've just seen very worn manifolds before (pic below)?[frame] http://mmoc.o...
by gtt1951
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Silted up water channels in Engine Block
Replies: 37
Views: 6987

Re: Silted up water channels in Engine Block

I've got the engine back together again and running (replaced alloy water pump with a used original cast iron one). The only alloy part left is the thermostat housing (new replacement). Engine still hunting a bit, most likely due to old petrol. I've used a drill bit (hand held) in the cylinder block...
by gtt1951
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Bypass Stub in Cylinder Head - how to get it out
Replies: 32
Views: 4604

Re: Bypass Stub in Cylinder Head - how to get it out

Folks, I've just checekd my spare 803 head and its stub is near perfect, so I won't be taking that one out. The one on the head that is still fitted on the project 803, has not yet been looked at. I can confirm, however, that the ESM stub is 16tpi, but I cannot tell you the size (apart from that its...
by gtt1951
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help... two cylinders not firing?!
Replies: 32
Views: 4464

Re: Help... two cylinders not firing?!

I think the "System 4" thing contains something similar to the "snake" I put in my tank - I'll keep it in there, but will be following BMC's advice on setting the gaps at 12 & 15 (I'm planning to do this tomorrow as it should be "mainly sunny" in my area, as I'm working out in the open).
G.
by gtt1951
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series II Traveller Glove Box
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Series II Traveller Glove Box

The one for sale was the passenger side one.
by gtt1951
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Bypass Stub in Cylinder Head - how to get it out
Replies: 32
Views: 4604

Re: Bypass Stub in Cylinder Head - how to get it out

I've chickened out - I've left my original stub in. I have talked to ESM and told them that their stub is twice as long as need be and their answer was "we don't sell many of them". Anyway, I've kept the new stub as I have another project (recommisioning an 803 engine) thaty it may get used on. Geor...
by gtt1951
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series II Traveller Glove Box
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Series II Traveller Glove Box

Thanks, Stevey, I was just about to buy one that looked like it may have been old enough to be the correct item.
George.
by gtt1951
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series II Traveller Glove Box
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Series II Traveller Glove Box

Hello Folks,
Can anyone tell me if SII (Split-Screen, face-lift) Travellers were ever fitted with Glove Box lids/covers?
Ta,
George.
by gtt1951
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Bypass Stub in Cylinder Head - how to get it out
Replies: 32
Views: 4604

Re: Bypass Stub in Cylinder Head - how to get it out

I've made a decision - I'm keeping the stub I have. I did buy a spare from ESM, but this seems to be far too long - about twice the length (see below, still in its bag - scale is Inches)[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1353437953_17825 [/frame] If this were fitted, it may actually touch th...
by gtt1951
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help... two cylinders not firing?!
Replies: 32
Views: 4464

Re: Help... two cylinders not firing?!

Looks like I may have said the wrong thing - sorry Roy (can I call you Roy, its shorter than your tag name?). Yes, the newest one was 1975 (updated Haynes). Although I'll be putting that horrible unleaded stuff in, I've inserted one of those "alloy" widgets into the fuel tank, on a wire for future r...