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by mogbob
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: van won't start
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: van won't start

Frank
The SU Reference Catalogue available from Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd 01722 412500 is one source but there are others like
Haynes SU Carburettors ( available from various sources )for instance.
Bob
by mogbob
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 175931

Re: pickup restoration project

David The " mix "quantaties I always remember is..... golf ball size ( Filler ) pea size ( hardener ). If you are " over generous " with the hardener, you can buy tubes of hardener separately. The mix will " go off" quicker, the hotter the weather gets.No problem at the moment but a different story ...
by mogbob
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: REMOVING SCRATCHES FROM GLASS
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: REMOVING SCRATCHES FROM GLASS

You can buy windscreen scratch removal kits from people like Frost ( www.frost.co.uk ). You could try a metal polish or Jeweller's Rouge...masking up the area beforehand.I If the scratch is "really deep" you will struggle to get a satisfactory result and replacement might be the only solution. It's ...
by mogbob
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Supporting when replacing rear springs
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: Supporting when replacing rear springs

George Having welded in new spring hanger repair plates , just before Chrismas, on my pal's car, I'd strongly recommend removing the petrol tank. It's good from a safety point of view and allows more light , general access for welding ,to ensure correct aligment and a good weld. We put a scaffold pl...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Testing Condensers and Coils
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Testing Condensers and Coils

The other test...Primary circuit...basically as already posted by your goodself. Red lead to the plus terminal, Black lead to the negative.Meter set to resistance / ohms , orginal leads labelled and disconnected, ignition OFF. Readings generally... Standard Coil ( No Ballast ) greater than 3 ohms ( ...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Testing Condensers and Coils
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Testing Condensers and Coils

The secondary circuit test should be done with the meter set to resistance/ohms.Black lead connected to the centre post ( where the king lead going to the distributor exits ) red lead connected to the "plus".The reading should typically be around 5 ohms. IGNITION SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF AND ALL THE W...
by mogbob
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door mis-alingment problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2297

Re: Door mis-alingment problem

A worn hinge ( given the car's age ) and the absence of solid connecting metal at the base of the A post = door misalignment. With the door fully open, construct a "fixed point" under the rear edge of the open door.An axle stand with a few off-cuts of wood is an easy thing to put together.Now lift t...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: courtesy lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: courtesy lamp

Frank Out with the multi meter, remove bulb.Do you have a voltage reading.. on the supply wire terminal, when light should be switched on ? Is the earth point good not rusted/ suspect ? Are the internal contacts of the courtesy lamp,wire connections and bulb holder springs clean and sound ? Does the...
by mogbob
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: flushed away
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: flushed away

Holts Radflush 2 part or Holts Speedflush spring to mind as the obvious cure for a " normal " metal rad depending on the extent of the problem.Why not contact ( or get Garage to contact )Holts Technical Department for confirmation that it is O.K. for your nylon rad ..before parting with your hard ea...
by mogbob
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 175931

Ray I bought the Joddler/ punch version some 15 years ago and have found it an invalueable tool for fabrication.Couldn't live without it. The combined version is a little more expensive but saves mucking around with a drill for the holes.Not that a drill doesn't have it's place. The head just swivel...
by mogbob
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door mis-alingment problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2297

Have you removed the kick plate to come to this conclusion "door side of the pillar looks ok too " ?
Replacement panels may have been installed years ago but the base of the A post behind these may still be " detached ".
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Window rubbers
Replies: 21
Views: 2023

Rather than just "tug" on the string ( nylon cord is better in my opinion..a wipe of vaseline, slips easier ) tie a short piece of round dowel to the end.You can exert more controlled pressure on the "gentle pull ".If you tug and it catches, through lack of lubrication, the rubber will tear/ split. ...
by mogbob
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire ratings
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

George A book ..Classic Car Electrical Systems Repair Manual by Dave Pollard (Appendix III useful information ) lists the usual components and their Wattage. The ISBN number is 1 85960 433 1 . You should be able to borrow a copy from your local library if you put in a request/ reservation. PM me wit...
by mogbob
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door mis-alingment problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2297

Sounds as though the bottom of the A post base and / or the inner wing joint (s) are " not attached" by sound metal, allowing the door to drop when open. The inner wing joint is covered by a plate preventing any accurate visual inspection. Remove the front wheel on that side ,after safely jacking up...
by mogbob
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: short or long
Replies: 6
Views: 922

A "true " fool would not ask sensible questions.
None of us knows ALL the answers to ALL the questions.
If you don't ask questions...you learn very little !!
Happy New Year to you.

Bob
by mogbob
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: short or long
Replies: 6
Views: 922

The description of a "short" engine generally means that it is the basic engine block without "ancillaries" attached. e.g no starter motor, distributer, coil, carb,manifolds, etc. When buying such, you/ the garage will remove all the bits from the old engine to attach them to the new/ reconditioned ...
by mogbob
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did it go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Why is that most "meat eaters" are considerate to " veggies " and respectfully accomodate their dietary requests....yet the " favour " is never returned ?

( For the record, I don't dislike veggie food/ quorn options, etc and I have a daughter-in law and two grandchildren that are veggies. )

Bob
by mogbob
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 carburetor question
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

Katy There should be the remnants of some paint on one of the ends.Old age/ previous owners over entusiastic cleaning, etc might mean that there is nothing left to see. I agree with Roy/bmcosse don't worry too much about the spring colour. Go with the set up you have put together and see how it goes...
by mogbob
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 carburetor question
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

Katy The AUD368 carb was listed for an Austin 7 cwt Van 1098cc 1972/73 and Austin 1100 ( 1098cc) 1971/74 Needles Rich H6 Std AN and weak EB...i.e the same needle range for a Morris Minor 1098cc and all with a Red piston spring. The GX needle was listed as a Standard needle for a Morris Oxford 1622cc...
by mogbob
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration
Replies: 275
Views: 86142

I said "quality work " before....... on reflection that doesn't do it justice !!

Bob