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by ampwhu
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you choose Lucas parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Would you choose Lucas parts?

As previously mentioned, buy modern electric ignition. No more problems.

Only problems are people giving you negative comments because they simply dont like it. I dont know 1 single person who has not said it is fit and forget. I've had it fitted to all 3 cars for over 10 years now.
by ampwhu
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Hub Nut Spanner
Replies: 43
Views: 972

Re: Rear Hub Nut Spanner

philthehill wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:16 pm
The hub nut (1 7/8") and the camshaft nut (1 5/16") are two different sizes so the one socket cannot be used to do both nuts.
Just realised that after I wrote it! Think I used a 33mm for that.

Getting old and forgetful!
by ampwhu
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Hub Nut Spanner
Replies: 43
Views: 972

Re: Rear Hub Nut Spanner

I've used a slightly modified 47mm 6 sided socket for 30 years. 3/4 drive. I've never had a problem with it. I do the camshaft nut up with it as well
by ampwhu
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head gasket failure-3rd in 2½ years
Replies: 73
Views: 2432

Re: Head gasket failure-3rd in 2½ years

Fan blades should only fit one way.
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cooking the spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Cooking the spark plugs

i agree totally. But these plugs were very brittle which is why they broke easily. First time for me in what.... 35yrs!
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cooking the spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Cooking the spark plugs

ceramic part. Plugs were Champions.
by ampwhu
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cooking the spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Cooking the spark plugs

I recently fitted 4 new plugs in my rebuild 1275 engine. I've driven 500 miles or so and wanted to check it all over. When I started to remove 1 plug to check colour, it snapped. Then I tried another plug, snapped. 2 out of 4 broke. Me thinking it was my plug spanner, I tried it on my spare engine w...
by ampwhu
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Fuel Problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1069

Re: New Fuel Problem

Filled mine up today with super, I'd never used it before.

Van now fly's let me tell you.
by ampwhu
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Increasing petrol tank capacity.
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Increasing petrol tank capacity.

I did this a couple of years ago and ran into problems with the sender unit. I tried a few different ones with longer arms and never got it to work right. I got a 9 gallon tank made out of Stainless where I work at an engineering company. I ended up using the original sender. It meant when my gauge ...
by ampwhu
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Spin on oil filter conv
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Spin on oil filter conv

now sold
by ampwhu
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Spin on oil filter conv
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Spin on oil filter conv

hello Ian, still available.
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to repair my Traveller
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Where to repair my Traveller

Des911 wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:22 am
I know the feeling at 70.

Good luck with finding somewhere, when I asked I got no replies. I live in Nottingham.
there is a classic car restorer in Lincolnshire near to Heckington who may do the work. He is an A30/A35 specialist but does do other cars.
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Mechanical fuel pumps
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

Mechanical fuel pumps

20210710_122900.jpg 2 x working mechanical fuel pumps with priming lever. Also some spares in a bag. Originals and not Chinese versions They make the 'duck noise' when moving the lever. Left one came off my working engine 6 months ago. £28 (includes delivery) or collection from New Malden KT3 Messa...
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Spin on oil filter conv
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Spin on oil filter conv

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Spin on oil filter conversion. Comes with banjo bolt, pipe and adaptor to allow it to sit higher or lower (normally used on midget to clear chassis).

£22 (includes delievery)
or collect from New Malden KT3

message for details
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Service spares
Replies: 0
Views: 1222

Service spares

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Some service spares for sale.
4 x New Exhaust valves for a 803/948/1098
4 x Rad caps
2 x Air filter
1 x oil filter
various points/condenser/rotor arm unused

£30 (includes delivery)
Or collect from New Malden KT3

Message for details
by ampwhu
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unusual Breakdown
Replies: 24
Views: 1553

Re: Unusual Breakdown

it does make me wonder why people pay for breakdown recovery when they want to attempt to fix a car by the roadside? why pay for a service you have no intention of using? never understood that. if it came with your insurance, fair enough but i'd be asking for a discount if it meant you wasn't going ...
by ampwhu
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unusual Breakdown
Replies: 24
Views: 1553

Re: Unusual Breakdown

les wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:40 pm
That’s told us ! :o
It's not supposed to come across like that. It's my opinion only.
by ampwhu
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unusual Breakdown
Replies: 24
Views: 1553

Re: Unusual Breakdown

this is exactly why i changed to electronic ignition around 12 years ago. My dizzy cap has been off around 4 or maybe 5 times in that time. The car is 100% reliable and i would drive it anywhere knowing i won't have all this hassle. If i breakdown i call the breakdown company. thats why i pay them a...
by ampwhu
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak at front of engine
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Coolant leak at front of engine

thats a lovely job replacing that. i had fun getting the old one out a while back. Fitted a stainless one now.
by ampwhu
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Smiths pcv valve
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Smiths pcv valve

Item now sold.