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by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: axle question
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: axle question

Yes, I used a 3/8 square drive today to do this very job..................make sure you successfully remove the filler plug before draining, just in case - you don 't want to drain it and find you can't refill!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Re: Gearbox Oil Change

OK thanks...........
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Gearbox Oil Change

Just an idle query really......
Manual says change gearbox oil every 6,000 miles. I left mine go at least 12,000 miles and was very surprised to see how clean the oil was when I drained it.......any thoughts on how often it really needs to be changed?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Door Alignment

A-hee hee! Turns out the kick plate screws weren't tight enough. Tightened them up, a little more adjustment on the striker plate and jobs a good 'un! :D
by myoldjalopy
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Door Alignment

Will check when I get a chance next.............
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Door Alignment

Not possible.......the new rubbers were fitted because the old ones had fallen to pieces - literally :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Door Alignment

Well yes, Steve. Thank you , but that doesn't answer my question about moving the pin socket.......
Anyone else?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Door Alignment

Hi, Trying to improve the alignment of my front doors. I have adjusted the striker plate so that it fits perfectly, but it is rather hard to close - involves slamming the door, which is obviously not good. Question - will moving the pin socket below the striker plate help in any way? I should add th...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: wiper blades and exhaust
Replies: 20
Views: 2310

Re: wiper blades and exhaust

If you don't want a fancy clamp then here is what I did: Jack up pipe until flange meets manifold in correct position. Wrap a couple of turns of aluminium exhaust bandage round the join. Refit the clamp and tighten before letting off and removing the jack. I did smear a bit of exhaust paste round th...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running problems
Replies: 62
Views: 4750

Re: running problems

Before you go getting fancy new ignition stuff, you can test the rotor in the following way: If you are getting a spark from the king lead, remove the dizzy cap and hold the king lead with a pair of insulated pliers about 1/4 inch away from the brass top of the rotor. Ignition on, crank the engine. ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running problems
Replies: 62
Views: 4750

Re: running problems

Hmmm... if you now replaced dizzy cap I suspect the rotor, assuming all else is well with the dizzy. Get a red rotor arm - either direct from Distributor Doctor (Google him) or I think ESM sell them as well. Unlikely all plug leads would fail but if they look cracked or otherwise dodgy, best replace...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running problems
Replies: 62
Views: 4750

Re: running problems

Hi Tanya, When you say it sparked today, do you mean the king lead or all the plugs? I agree with simmitc - if there is a spark coming out of the king lead INTO the dizzy, the next question is is a spark coming OUT to each plug? If not, then we have rotor arm or dizzy cap as prime suspects......faul...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: COIL CONNECTIONS
Replies: 21
Views: 3750

Re: COIL CONNECTIONS

Remember.....on a +ive earth car, the current has to go to earth at the points when they close. Therefore, the +ive terminal on the coil must be the CB (contact breaker) terminal to go to the distributor via the low tension lead and thus to earth. If the car is -ive earth, it will be opposite way ro...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil Advice Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: Coil Advice Please

In any case, a smear of vaseline is a much quicker, easier and cheaper fix! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil Advice Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: Coil Advice Please

OK thank you! :D
by myoldjalopy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil Advice Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Coil Advice Please

Hello, Noticed today my coil looked a bit grooted so took it off to clean it and the connections. Was shocked to see how rusty it was inside the HT terminal - surprised it worked at all! :o So I cleaned it all out, plus the SW and CB connections and re-fitted. All is well but wonder is it worth smea...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerial options
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Aerial options

Hi Mike,

If you want music in your car, why not try this way :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTQyyhZXO8M

You will have to stop every so often though!

Cheers,

Pete
by myoldjalopy
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Filler Gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Petrol Filler Gasket

OK thanks :)
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Heater valve
Replies: 16
Views: 3367

Re: Heater valve

Fit the early tap type and leave it open all the time - just don't turn the heater on in summer! Works for me :D
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Filler Gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Petrol Filler Gasket

Well, in fact I had TWO spare caps! One did show evidence that there had been some sort of a (cork/leather?) ring in it once, and when I took the current cap off again, the ring WAS back in the cap, not in the filler tube which is where I first noticed it. So it would be nice to keep it there. Back ...