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by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel tank blockage
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: fuel tank blockage

tank1.png tank2.png I pulled the tank out this morning, poured in 1/4 kilo of Citric Acid powder and a couple of gallons of really boiling water. Swilled it round for a while and then stuffed a welding rod in the sender hole with a scotchbrite pad skewered onto it. Got a LOT of crud out, none of it...
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 3772

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

I'm available here after the 22nd for a few days if you want to drop by, Spike. Plenty of notice would be appreciated so I don't go and book myself to do something else. CF61 2GS
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 62
Views: 1764

Re: Gearbox woes

TIG weld it back on? I repair a few ali Austin Seven castings with my little home TIG kit. Probably cheaper than the cost of a set of gaskets. Failing that, I have a spare gearbox case here with the gears still in (although knackered first/reverse gear). 10 miles west of cardiff.
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage bare metal shells
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Heritage bare metal shells

I wondered how hard it would be to 3D scan a floorpan and then get new entire floors pressed out. Turns out that the problem will be in the force required to press such a large panel out. It would be great to be able to slice the entire floor out of a car and drop the original bulkhead and outer bod...
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: Fancy being a TV star?

Guesstimate it to be worth £5,500? Roughly half what they're asking? Maybe knock a few quid off for the Thinners to remove the Wicker stuff? :D
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: Fancy being a TV star?

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Director checks the make-up on the star performer.
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: Fancy being a TV star?

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by RobThomas
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED - FIAT 2.0L Oil Filter Adapter Block
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: WANTED - FIAT 2.0L Oil Filter Adapter Block

I used a Relaint Robin filter, IIRC, since it wasn't very deep. There was an upside-down filter casting that I used on one of the Cars, possibly from a Lancia version.

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/reliant_volv ... oil_filter
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 3772

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

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Slot cut from the correct end, this time. Bit of shaping with the file and then some zinc plating. Not original buy waaaaay less likely to crack in half.
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wolseley 1500 brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Wolseley 1500 brakes

I always thought the Riley 1.5 had 4 or 4.5 inch rims as standard whilst the W1500 had the Minor 3 inch ones. Learn something new every day! :D
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 3772

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Sudden thought....why even bother with the original design? If the blasted things keep breaking then why not slit the whole thing right across and use BOTH screws to clamp it? Then it would never break off. Currently the 'hinge' action is right at the weakest point, hence the breakages. Edit. Just f...
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 3772

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

I made the first bottom brackety thing and was just about to polish it when I realised I'd sliced it from the wrong end. Buggah!

Anyway, at least I know how to make them now. Small screw is 2BA and the bigger one is 1/4 BSF. Dome headed Posi
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heads.
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wolseley 1500 brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Wolseley 1500 brakes

Phil. Doesn't the Wolseley steering arm place the track rod end in the same place as the Minor due to a different shaped arm? I've never had one so can't tell for certain.
by RobThomas
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: Fancy being a TV star?

Anyone got an early Traveller near Cardiff and would be willing to drive it to Barry Island to be used in a CBS/Netflicks documentary one day next week (start of February)? Petrol money and a couple of quid plus maybe 10 seconds of fame for your car. Needs to look like a 1950s car being used as fami...
by RobThomas
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy Breather
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Heavy Breather

One piston seems to have been fitted back to front, too.

Do you think he ran out of nuts for the thermostat housing? Strange mix.
by RobThomas
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: In depth SV motor experience needed.

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by RobThomas
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV

There seems to be a stock of conrods in the UK but I always thought it would be nice to get a replacement conrod bolt from a modern vehicle. I theory there ought to be an ideal candidate out there in Metricland that would suffice.

Any suggestions where to go to find a suitable reference book?
by RobThomas
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: In depth SV motor experience needed.

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by RobThomas
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Juddering 1st & reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Juddering 1st & reverse

Worn rear springs, loose U-bolts, dead rubber bushes or engine'gearbox mounts rotten?
by RobThomas
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Tubes and tyres

I'm a fan of tubeless, too. Looking at modern wheel rims you can see the advantage of a safety bead, but then again, I've never had one pop off either. I did have a rip into the treads of a Nankang which had such a flexible sidewall that it looked like it had come off whereas Crossplies seem to stay...