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by mobylette
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: AA membership badge
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: AA membership badge

Badge number range: O100000 - O999999 issued Oct 1945 to Jan 1951
by mobylette
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

Seems that your non standard pump has too much pressure for the SU carb float valve. Surely fitting the correct SU fuel pump would resolve your problem?
by mobylette
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Salt

Nothing wrong with salt, too much water (substitute any other food item) can kill you. :roll:
by mobylette
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 27
Views: 994

Re: Clattering noise

Are you sure the thermal shock hasn't loosened the baffles in the silencer?
by mobylette
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Borg & Beck Clutch Kit NOS
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Borg & Beck Clutch Kit NOS

NOW SOLD.
by mobylette
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1489

Re: Circular heater

At that price I would just fit a pull on/off switch. The fan hardly does anything even when on maximum setting, so the rheostat is really not needed. Might be worth taking the old one apart before you bin it though.
by mobylette
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulley removal
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: Crankshaft pulley removal

Like this?
by mobylette
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulley removal
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: Crankshaft pulley removal

Well it is always worth having some Plus Gas about, it has freed off a lot of rusted fittings for me. I don't bother with the aerosol, just the standard can. Will last you for years. WD40 is really a water dispersant hence the WD.
by mobylette
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulley removal
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: Crankshaft pulley removal

WD40 is not a penetrating oil although a lot of people think it is. You want something like Plus Gas : http://www.plusgas.co.uk/
by mobylette
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1489

Re: Circular heater

I think the ones for early Land Rovers are the same, but you would need to check, £20 new:

https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/serie ... ables.html
by mobylette
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Backfire on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Backfire on overrun

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by mobylette
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Backfire on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Backfire on overrun

+1 for exhaust leak. Cast an eye over the entire exhaust system and see if you can spot any witness marks to show where exhaust gases are escaping , usually at a joint.
by mobylette
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment

Interesting, on the strength of that I am happy to leave things as they are. Thank you. Regards your comment "not a regular battery", this Hankook lead/calcium battery was the very cheapest I could find(075 code, £55 delivered), so by definition I would have thought it should be described as regular?
by mobylette
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment

Thanks, but I was not confused. I have remembered where I read about this, it was on the Land Rover Series 2 forum. This was the post: Batteries "The new technology Lead/Calcium batteries are long-lived - come with 4 or 5 yr guarantees - if looked after. Our best advice is to fit the biggest battery...
by mobylette
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 438

New Battery & Regulator Adjustment

I have just had to fit a new battery, and I have heard that modern batteries should be charged at a lower voltage than the originals. If this is correct, can someone advise how to adjust the regulator to achieve this? The new (Hankook) battery was covered in all sorts of stickers and logos and looke...
by mobylette
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Silly" choke cable question
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: "Silly" choke cable question

Yes it should lock but the mechanism does wear out. In the mean time standard practice is one or two clothes pegs depending on the weather. :D
by mobylette
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Holes in bulkhead

I did the job today. One of the original rivets was still attached to the sound deadening material. You may be amused to learn that it is trifurcated!
by mobylette
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Holes in bulkhead

Ah, that makes sense. Thank you both for your replies. At least I know it is not something vital.
by mobylette
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Holes in bulkhead

Can anyone tell me what these holes at the top edge of the bulkhead are for? Looks like something has been pulled out from them as they are distorted.