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by myoldjalopy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 27
Views: 1322

Re: Clattering noise

Yes, as someone has posted on another thread, it's handy if OPs do give an outcome to whatever issue they raised as it may help others in the future with a similar query/problem. Quite so - and it is rather inconsiderate to those who have tried to assist as well :( This is not the first time people...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hardi fuel pump
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Hardi fuel pump

Not used one myself but a number on here have reported issues over the years..........best get the proper SU one.
by myoldjalopy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 49
Views: 2530

Re: starting

Although (assuming the float lid is the kind that has the float itself attached to it) removing the float lid will also remove the float which displaces a volume of fuel, so I would expect the level to then be (20mm?) lower in the float chamber......
by myoldjalopy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: footman james

Doesn't the club have some kind of 'exclusive car insurance scheme' with FJ? Perhaps it should be looking into this and getting a better deal with another company?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: standard or 4.5 diff.
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: standard or 4.5 diff.

One would expect a diff running without oil to be very noisy, thus alerting you to the problem.................at least, that has been my experience on one occasion, but the diff certainly didn't break.....it hadn't run completely dry.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: standard or 4.5 diff.
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: standard or 4.5 diff.

Both 'philthehill' and I have suggested (and 'liammonty' has hinted) that it will be best to replace like for like and as you can get that for £205 less than the other set-up, its a no-brainer, really.......
by myoldjalopy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: standard or 4.5 diff.
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: standard or 4.5 diff.

squizzel wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Thanks for the quick reply
Is the axle casing a straight swap as mine is scrap.
Thanks
Yes, if you have the axle and diff from the 1969 saloon......
by myoldjalopy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: standard or 4.5 diff.
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: standard or 4.5 diff.

If its a standard 1971 traveller, the diff off a 1969 saloon will be the same as the one you had (4.22) so you might as well use like for like.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2959

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Lucy sounds a good name - unpretentious, down-to-earth and endearing....just like the cars themselves! :D And if its 3 degrees below zero up where you are, no wonder the old girl needed a bit more choke! Even kept in a garage the oil will be thicker, making the engine slower to turn over and harder ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2959

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

There you are, Alice I said she'd be fine. 8) Looks like the old girl needs 1/2 to 3/4 choke to start easily in winter........ Assuming the car is in good running order and regularly serviced there shouldn't be any question of the car not starting - once you have the hang of the choke knob! If you e...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2959

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

She will be fine, Alice.....you're getting the hang of it all now! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2959

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

'geobernie': "The Reg letters are BSL, so he's called Basil." Oh, I see...............I thought it was 'cos you kept finding things that were 'fawlty' with him! :D :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2959

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Well done! It seems 3/4 choke works well for your car then. Maybe less in summer. And the drive to and from work will charge the battery again. As you drive her more and more you will become more aquainted with the 'personality' of the car and how she responds to things like starting, braking, gear ...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: Alternator conversion

'kennat': The only thing I would say is that in years to come there will be a slow fall in the numbers of minors available, anyone wanting an original will struggle I would say that's the case already, especially for the earlier cars, the majority of which have been fitted with bigger engines and ge...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2959

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

The clothes peg 'technology' is frequently seen in a Minor but the choke knob *should* stay out on its own. However, this doesn't always work, especially if the choke cable has been fitted to the carb without twisting the cable about half a turn clockwise, which is how it is supposed to allow for di...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2959

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

You don't need to leave the car idling on the drive with the choke out until the engine is warmed up - in fact, that is considered bad practice and not good for the engine. Just start the engine with the choke out, drive off and progressively push the choke in until the engine is at normal operating...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1635

Re: Alternator conversion

Plenty of information about alternator conversions on the net - just search. What they may not all tell you though is to swap the coil connections around to deal with the polarity change. You will get a spark if you don't do this, but it won't be as strong - and, therefore, less efficient.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 17
Views: 939

Re: Alloy Kick panels

"...on the assumption that all is OK, give it a good waxoyl coating and then fit a bung."
Before fitting a bung, make sure the drain holes underneath are present and unclogged.........
by myoldjalopy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: 1958 charging problem

If you are charging the battery up to around 12.6v and it has lost its charge by the morning, then the battery is suspect. Take it to a battery place and have it checked over. If the battery is OK, the dynamo can be checked by removing the fan belt and then removing the cover of the voltage regulato...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 27
Views: 1322

Re: Clattering noise

Yes, I too have been wondering about the exhaust as 7" of water might well affect it. But the OP says that it "sounds like a tobacco tin full of bolts is on top of one of the pistons ". But we don't know if he has definitely pinpointed the noise to that specific area, or if its a bit of a guess. I k...