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by les
Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front dampers
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Yes I was suprised how reasonably priced the dampers were, I've just bought a pair which I hope to fit soon, should make for a more comfortable ride over speed humps!
by les
Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: How to use a starting handle?
Replies: 16
Views: 6646

Chris, I've only just managed to access the board to-day. Hence the late reply! Yes, my handle is intended for one hand, must confess I didn't know there was a two handed version, the only difference in method I can think of is perhaps the standing position adopted. I've seen a two handle type used ...
by les
Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: How to use a starting handle?
Replies: 16
Views: 6646

Do you mean 4 fingers? I've haven't heard of using both hands, is that what you mean? Also a decent glove can make it more comfortable.
I left my lights on a while ago and was I glad of that handle!
by les
Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 14
Views: 6148

Chris, I have fitted wing mirrors to my pick-up and the original position it appears is 7 inches from the wing front and at the highest point on the width, hope this helps.
by les
Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tweety ..Squeaky noise..
Replies: 20
Views: 4250

Sometimes the clutch or brake pedals touch on the side of the cut outs in the gearbox cover that they pass through, and cause a squeak.
by les
Sat Dec 07, 2002 9:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: distributor identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2467

thanks for your replies, I have got a lot of information from following the suggestion to use google, although not my specific query as yet. May end up contacting lucas as well.
by les
Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'She won't start....danm her!
Replies: 37
Views: 7513

Ice cold in Alex?
by les
Tue Dec 03, 2002 8:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: distributor identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2467

Sorry to butt into this thread but i've been interested for some time now in the internals of these distributors, ie the number of degrees stamped on the toe of the main spindle. it seems that any number of variations will physically go in, but the correct one for a 1098 high comp engine is what i'm...
by les
Tue Nov 26, 2002 7:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'She won't start....danm her!
Replies: 37
Views: 7513

All light hearted stuff Cam, but i'm sure there are people out there who say they dont like Allegros because its the done thing! Without wanting to use this moggy board as an allegro platform I must say it was one of the most reliable cars i've owned and they could be run on a shoestring, but not ta...
by les
Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'She won't start....danm her!
Replies: 37
Views: 7513

Oi watch it Cam, I owned an allegro and I'd have another!
by les
Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shes starting to sound like a Beatle.
Replies: 46
Views: 10290

Your the man Willie, I've just unearthed the passage from the manual that I mentioned in my last post and it does indeed talk of longitudinal anchorage. My apologises to Ray for any misinformation I have given. Cam seems to have observed the same as myself though with regards to judder, perhaps this...
by les
Mon Nov 04, 2002 10:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shes starting to sound like a Beatle.
Replies: 46
Views: 10290

I have heard this one before Willie, about the reason for said cable, but have maintained that the engine and gearbox rubbers would have to be well shot to allow the inch or so movement before hitting the rad, and whenever I have experienced judder in reverse, invariably this cable had broken, with ...
by les
Sat Nov 02, 2002 9:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shes starting to sound like a Beatle.
Replies: 46
Views: 10290

The wire cable connecting the rear of the gearbox to crossmember is quite important in stopping juddering in reverse. It should be tightened to give just slight tension. Whenever I have refitted the head steady, being 'telescopic' it can be lengthened or shortened and therefore made to fit the dista...
by les
Thu Oct 31, 2002 10:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shes starting to sound like a Beatle.
Replies: 46
Views: 10290

I hope the bend at the front of the pipe is ok when your man fits it, i've had no luck at all with the two systems that I bought. Both fouled where the pipe goes through to the engine compartment. The first one wouldn't fit, so I started to alter it, big mistake! Tightening the bend prevents the sys...
by les
Mon Oct 28, 2002 9:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spin-on filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

I've always taken the Red goo to be the set hard one,didn't realise there was Brown, the Blue one is none hardening and feels more 'sticky' IMO. I started using the White silicon type after the local Austin/Rover dealer said that they were getting too many cars returned to the workshop with oil leak...
by les
Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spin-on filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Thanks Willie, I'm going to cut down and re-thread the original 'long' studs so will work on 1 1/4'' from block, I have noticed the new gasket is not as substantial as the original, a lot narrower around the outside, I usually use a smear of silicon on gaskets, with good results. Gasket for housing ...
by les
Sat Oct 26, 2002 8:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spin-on filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Spin-on filter

Hello, I could well be the last person here to do this conversion, ie: change from paper element to spin-on filter, however I've got the housing ,gasket and filter but can't, as yet, find the shorter studs that screw into the block to hold the housing, the next plan is to make a couple but would lik...
by les
Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: poly bushes
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

poly bushes

I read a post here a while ago about polyurethane bushes for the front uprights rear springs etc, I wondered if anyone can tell me if the different colours of these bushes are indeed to indicate various degrees of hardness or just a product of different manufacturers? If the former is the case, whic...
by les
Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Flooding Carb?
Replies: 16
Views: 3843

Do you think the engine overheated? Maybe a faulty thermostat.
by les
Fri Sep 06, 2002 8:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sticking clutch,
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Thanks to all, I have finally managed to free the clutch using the method Willie suggested although it took about 10 minutes of revving and hitting the brakes, I can't understand it being so tough. Yes Cam, I was starting to think that something was broken and it would be an engine out job, but a co...