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by Sidney'61
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo not charging at high revs
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Dynamo not charging at high revs

Changing the fan belt made no difference, looks like the new brushes didnt last long then! I'll look into it. Though would it definitely be nothing to do with converting to negative earth last week?
by Sidney'61
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo not charging at high revs
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Dynamo not charging at high revs

The fan turns easily and turns the dynamo with it...
by Sidney'61
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo not charging at high revs
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Dynamo not charging at high revs

Well I tried to tighten the fan belt and it seems to have made it worse, the light now comes on even earlier. Should I just try changing the belt completely then?
by Sidney'61
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dynamo not charging at high revs
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Dynamo not charging at high revs

Hi, Recently I've found that the ignition light in the traveller seems to be coming on whenever at higher revs so when accelerating or cruising over about 35mph and doesnt go off again until I slow right down. The brushes in the dynamo were changed a couple of months ago and worked fine but it was o...
by Sidney'61
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304720

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted a white B-reg traveller in Patchway, Bristol just outside Rolls-Royce HQ about 3pm today, also later saw a maroon traveller heading south down the M5 in the pouring rain. I was in a modern, no waves :(
by Sidney'61
Sat May 26, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304720

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted a clipper blue 4-door belonging to 'RTanguy' in the car park of Sainbury's Castle Marina, Nottingham. Unfotunately I had walked there so couldn't park next door!
by Sidney'61
Tue May 22, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more MOT for pre 60 cars
Replies: 90
Views: 8965

Re: no more MOT for pre 60 cars

I do wish folk would stop bashing testers with duff info! ALL doors on any car must be able to be OPENED from OUTSIDE when they are unlocked. As long as you can physically unlock them with or without central locking thats fine. The front drivers and FRONTpassengers door must be able to be opened fr...
by Sidney'61
Mon May 21, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more MOT for pre 60 cars
Replies: 90
Views: 8965

Re: no more MOT for pre 60 cars

Just a thought, this would probably mean that even more older cars will just be sold for their number plates and left to rot as they would no longer need to be made roadworthy and MOTd before nicking the plate. :(
by Sidney'61
Mon May 21, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more MOT for pre 60 cars
Replies: 90
Views: 8965

Re: no more MOT for pre 60 cars

The BBC states no MOT for vehicles manufactured before 1960. My Minor was first registered on 23/02/1960. The chassis number is MA2S3803262 Is there any way of establishing if my car was manufactured before 1960? The first chassis number of 1960 was 790007 so yours was built in '60 A have a 1957 th...
by Sidney'61
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304720

Re: Spotted today.

A white 2-door saloon zooming down the ring road past nottingham university about 2pm today, I only saw it briefly as I was gazing out of the window during a meeting :roll: I resisted the urge to shout and point :)
by Sidney'61
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304720

Re: Spotted today.

Yet another minor spotted in the car park of Queens Medical Centre. Smoke grey traveller just driving out as I walked through, OBW 38F.
by Sidney'61
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304720

Re: Spotted today.

Yesterday drove past a white saloon MLH 947, in Blythe S.Yorkshire, didn't get a good look and was in my dads modern so didnt wave
Today I just walked past a clipper blue 1960ish 4-door, XHO 545 i think. Parked at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. :D
by Sidney'61
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating!
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Overheating!

Over the last few days I've found that the radiator is occasionally overflowing slightly and was producing a bit of steam after a run today, the car generally seems to be running fine though. Whats the likely problem causing it to overheat so easily?
Thanks
by Sidney'61
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting a warning light on rear screen heater
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: Fitting a warning light on rear screen heater

hiya, sorry but this one was fitted on my parents traveller when they bought it so i've no idea where you can buy them, I think it had been there a long time! To be honest I havent really seen any similar ones.[frame]Image[/frame]
by Sidney'61
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting a warning light on rear screen heater
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: Fitting a warning light on rear screen heater

I had the light connected in series to the circuit, tried fitting it both before and after the switch but the heater didn't work so yes it must have been acting as a resistor. I've now fitted it in parrallel with its own separate wire from the switch and it's working fine. :D
Thanks :)
by Sidney'61
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting a warning light on rear screen heater
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Fitting a warning light on rear screen heater

I recently fitted a heating element to my rear windscreen, it works fine on the flick of the switch. I just decided to fit a warning light to it but wherever i fit it in the circuit the light comes on with the switch but the heater then fails to work, it seems it just won't accept anything else in t...
by Sidney'61
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304720

Re: Spotted today.

An almond green F-reg pick-up parked outside the music department on Nottingham university campus friday morning, I was rushing to a lecture so didn't get a good look, it had gone by the time I'd finished :( , then also passed a white traveller on the A60 last night, I flashed my lights and waved bu...
by Sidney'61
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Driving School
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Dangerous Driving School

i saw that and thaught he was driving well and was very aware of what was going on around him ,just took the girlfriends 2 door to bristol today doing 70 in the middle lane and a chap was flashing me ,he over took and was pointing to the inside lane giving me various gestures so i gave them back . ...
by Sidney'61
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011 classic car show NEC auto jumble
Replies: 44
Views: 4486

Re: 2011 classic car show NEC auto jumble

Well I had a fantastic weekend at the NEC this year and it seems most other people did, the MMOC stand was very well organised and I was offered coffee and biscuits several times! The club's very helpful and friendly attitude was very useful for my mother who had trouble walking so was able to occas...
by Sidney'61
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes slack on first push
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Brakes slack on first push

Hi, A friend of mine has been having problems with the brakes, a couple of cylinders and pipes have been recently changed, the system seemed to bleed fine and the brakes work but only on and after the second push of the pedal, it is still quite slack for the first push. There doesn't seem to be an o...