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by daveyl
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Twin carbs
Replies: 20
Views: 3446

Re: Twin carbs

I would think it's the noise factor that is the problem. I had a very similar set-up to yours and finally got myself a 4.2 diff. It has made the gearbox/drive much more flexible.
by daveyl
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW SAFE ARE WE?
Replies: 65
Views: 9650

Re: HOW SAFE ARE WE?

I trained as a driving instructor years ago and did the job for a few years. I only mention this as up until that point I thought that I was a reasonably good driver, with only one minor accident in 8 years. I was shocked to find that I wasn't a very good driver. Defensive driving (me thinks) is rea...
by daveyl
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine tightness
Replies: 8
Views: 2315

Re: Engine tightness

Interesting. I've not heard of fitting it without the rings. I would have been fearful of damaging the bores, but if it works then good idea, as it's difficult to check the 'big-ends' for tightness with the rings attached, particularly if the rings are new.
by daveyl
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS4 or HS6 - That is the question!
Replies: 24
Views: 3560

Re: HS4 or HS6 - That is the question!

Just a question to put out there. When I re-built my 948, I did compare the mains end caps locating rings with a 1098 and noticed that they were different sizes. This may be of no consequence, as you'd simply use the 1098 caps (or not!?) However, are the caps the same size/width? I can't remember. I...
by daveyl
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS4 or HS6 - That is the question!
Replies: 24
Views: 3560

Re: HS4 or HS6 - That is the question!

I very much like the 950. Mine has been bored to 998 and warmed up. A tuned 1098 certainly has more torque, perhaps better acceleration. But, the 950 is 'sweet', it loves to rev, gives reasonable acceleration and can break the speed limit on the motorway! And most importantly, gives a very reasonabl...
by daveyl
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS4 or HS6 - That is the question!
Replies: 24
Views: 3560

Re: HS4 or HS6 - That is the question!

The HS6 is really too big. A HS4 or HIF38 should work, although some may disagree. Most 'mini' 998s run with a HS4 which has the small valve head. Is yours a standard spec 950?
by daveyl
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: morris ital
Replies: 15
Views: 2074

Re: morris ital

Also worth keeping or selling on, are the Torsion bars. The Ital ones are thicker than the original Marina ones AND if you can make or find the brackets, a useful upgrade for a Minor.
by daveyl
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: morris ital
Replies: 15
Views: 2074

Re: morris ital

As above. However, there are some parts that are of value to marina and kit car enthusiasts. I scrapped one myself. 1)chrome 'beauty' rings for the wheels. 2)The dual circuit servo master cylinder 3)Gauges 4)interior if it's the 'SL' 5)viscous cooling fan 6)uprights/trunnions 7)tank (maybe) 8)steeri...
by daveyl
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternator pulley too small?
Replies: 17
Views: 2390

Re: Alternator pulley too small?

As Roy has said 'managing' the load in traffic is a good tip. I have a 'volts' gauge fitted to mine (a lot of folk don't like them but it is part of a triple gauge cluster) and the biggest draw on power is the heater fan. With the lights and wipers on it still comes in at 13.5v but as soon as the fa...
by daveyl
Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: head gasket leak
Replies: 71
Views: 3792

Re: head gasket leak

Are you sure that it's not leaking from the thermostat housing or it's pipe connection or the temperature sender (if you have one). Or even blow back from the top of water pump or the little stub connection on the pump.
by daveyl
Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternator pulley too small?
Replies: 17
Views: 2390

Re: Alternator pulley too small?

I believe making the pulley bigger will make it worse. If you have an electric test meter set to 'volts' you should get a reading of more than 14v across the + and - terminals of the battery, with the engine running. Actually, just tested my 'modern'. 12.8v across the Battery terminals before engine...
by daveyl
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW weekend
Replies: 73
Views: 7198

Re: VW weekend

There was a VW meet and auto jumble during the summer on Southsea seafront common (Portsmouth). Entrance was free but if you were showing your car it was approx £12. I was impressed with the distances some of these folk had travelled. Had children's 'street dancing' show and some other small enterta...
by daveyl
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favourite Beers
Replies: 90
Views: 8541

Re: Favourite Beers

The serving of beer is, in my limited experience, is dependant on what type of beer it is and what time of year. An ice cold cider or larger is 'well lush' in the summer. But less so a real ale, which for me is a winter pint. During the summer one of my faves is a sommerset cider or perry, served in...
by daveyl
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Noisy Fuel Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 3030

Re: Noisy Fuel Pump

Interesting. I have one of those 'mini' pumps on mine (as pictured), curious as it's made in New Zealand. It has worked well for several years. Famous last words, perhaps.
by daveyl
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 rebuild progress
Replies: 101
Views: 10902

Re: 803 rebuild progress

Pressure release valve/spring assembly, perhaps? Or have you already fitted a new one?
by daveyl
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HELP i need some one ...Help...its hurting my head
Replies: 34
Views: 4223

Re: HELP i need some one ...Help...its hurting my head

I can only suggest that you move all the dissy leads forward one space and then if still it wont start, try them all back one space from where they are at the mo. I have found this to work on occasion.
by daveyl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: VIN no explained please
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

Re: VIN no explained please

Out of interest,
Can anybody tell me the details about my Traveller from the Vin No which is MAW5D/1052122G
, Does the '10521' refer to the the engine serial number?
by daveyl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: fuse holder melting
Replies: 21
Views: 2901

Re: fuse holder melting

Got to ask. Is your car negative earth? I don't know if that makes a difference.
by daveyl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Are these things connected?
Replies: 17
Views: 1151

Re: Are these things connected?

I bought one of these indicator stalks recently. So far so good. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330814257511? ... 1423.l2649
by daveyl
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: waxoil?
Replies: 12
Views: 3272

Re: waxoil?

Dinitrol make both an underbody waxoil and a cavity one, in a rattle can and spay gun. Supposed to be the 'high-end' product. But yet to try it myself.
I have tried another brand in the past on the under-body and I didn't think it was very effective. As pointed out, it's more of a cavity wax.