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by panky
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1991

Re: Overheating

I'm very suspicious of the gauge too, if it was that hot there would be a boiling fountain gushing out of the radiator cap. Check the area on the block around where the temperature probe for the gauge is with your thermometer, also the heater offtake at the rear of the head - not on the hose but on ...
by panky
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1991

Re: Overheating

Also check the temp of the thermostat housing and radiator outlet to see if the radiator is doing it's job.
by panky
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: traveller on autotrader & rear door alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: traveller on autotrader & rear door alignment

The doors look pretty rotten to me, quite a lot in other places too. No adjustment on the hinges as they should be flat against the pillar and door. Possible the hinges are bent or very worn, the one on the top left doesn't look right.
by panky
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1991

Re: Overheating

Hi, No water leaking as far as I can see (other than when I close the valve. Is this normal?) It’s good to hear that it’s not overheating. However, it rarely used to go over half way. Now it’s all the way over to the right. Surely this new reading can’t be normal can it? Thank you Where's it leakin...
by panky
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1991

Re: Overheating

140 F is only 60 deg C so if the gauge is reading correctly (and in F) it's nowhere near overheating. If the speedo has steamed up it could be a leak in the heater matrix or a bad hose connection, any water dripping inside the car from behind the dash?
by panky
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

The HS4 will fit on the four stud inlet manifold and the abutment plate for that carb, not HIF type, has an attachment to direct the choke cable under the air box, you may need a longer choke cable though.
by panky
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: cleaning vinyl
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: cleaning vinyl

Worth a try with the Autoglym and a nail brush.
by panky
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: cleaning vinyl
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: cleaning vinyl

I use Autoglym caravan and motorhome cleaner and have found it brilliant for cleaning most things including vinyl (excellent for getting road grime and brake dust off wheels). Others use Cif kitchen cleaner and even, baby wipes work to a point. But if the vinyl has got water stains coming through fr...
by panky
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wishing all MMOC forum users and members a Happy Christmas
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Wishing all MMOC forum users and members a Happy Christmas

HE'S BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN :D :D :D
Happy Christmas :D
by panky
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 3025

Re: Hello from north London!

Well done, enjoy your trip :D
Would also like to see some more of the set up to see what's what.
by panky
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 3025

Re: Hello from north London!

Yours doesn't look like a standard set up, I guess it's been modified for the auto box kick down. It's difficult to see what the fixed end of the spring is attached to, is it a bracket of some sort? would it be possible to bend it slightly to take up the slack in the spring. If not then a shorter sp...
by panky
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

I know the jury is divided on these among Mini owners. The consensus seems to be you get power gains at the top of the rev range but loose out on torque and they can increase wear on the cam, I prefer a torquey engine rather than a BHP screamer, much nicer to drive. They aren't cheap and personally ...
by panky
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 3025

Re: Hello from north London!

Check the throttle return spring is still attached, it should run from the linkage on the side of the carb to a bracket further down. I had it break and the revs went crazy as the throttle opened by itself - scary :o
by panky
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First drive impressions
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: First drive impressions

Excellent, glad you enjoyed your first drive. Mine's tucked up safely in the garage - it's in bits but it's tucked up :roll:
by panky
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

Understand totally and yes your current exhaust wont be helping. If you've got a windows PC then WinSU is a worthwhile investment, the free version allows you to select the engine and tune you have (or want) and gives a detailed read out of BHP, torque, estimated top speed and acceleration along wit...
by panky
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

Panky, i didn't want to suggest it as i hadn't done it myself before, but that is what i would do also. Slight thread hijack... My own Minor is a 998cc, 940 head, 1098 cam, HIF38 with K&N cone filter, AAA needle, Ital twin outlet exhaust manifold going into a 1.25" exhaust system. Could the exhaust...
by panky
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

paul 300358 wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:53 am
I managed to get a NOS 2200 princess air box off eBay and adapted the original mounting plate to fit a hif38. Have a look at this thread https://www.morrisminorowners.co.uk/vie ... =13&t=9579, The air box inlet is 53mm dia.
Neat solution, looks factory :)
by panky
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

Ah sorry I forgot, mines a 1098 so the AAA would be a bit rich so the AAU might be better. Have a look around to see what a 998 mini uses in a stage 1 kit, that may be more suitable
by panky
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

The abutment plate for the HS4 doesn't have the extra stud so I just blocked the hole in the airbox off with a gutter bolt, the stud in the inlet elbow seems to be enough to hold it all in place.
by panky
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4291

Re: Traveller Tuning

I used an AAU with the cast manifold but went to AAA with the alloy inlet and Midget exhaust manifolds.
Try the air box without the holes first and see how it feels, you can always add them later.