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by Biggles1957
Sun May 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Traveller sealant

I have found Stixall to be excellent for this sort of thing. It comes in a cartridge but for fine work I fill a syringe and use that. Black, white, grey and clear are available. It's similar to Tigerseal but cheaper. Cleans off with water before it cures. It's an EDPM rubber I believe so stays sligh...
by Biggles1957
Thu May 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: WD 40

This new fangled decimal coinage still doesn't seem quite right.......
by Biggles1957
Thu May 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)
Replies: 17
Views: 286

Re: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)

Bridgestone 145 radials - EXCELLENT! Best tyres I had on my moggie
by Biggles1957
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FLATISH BATTERY START
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: FLATISH BATTERY START

Connect earth last

Disconnect earth first
by Biggles1957
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

OSMO OIL!!!!! :D
by Biggles1957
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn Push
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Horn Push

Cant really see in the picture very well but I think you're missing a little spring clip thingy...
by Biggles1957
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Distributor prices

Forgot to say - mine were both 45D - Dizzy Doctor told me the advance curve was better suited to modern fuels I think? My Traveller ran REALLY well!
by Biggles1957
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Distributor prices

I fitted an Accuspark complete dizzy to my Traveller and also to a Series III Land-Rover. Neither of them missed a beat - I ran the Traveller as my daily for seven years - NEVER failed to start on the button. Land-Rover sits for long periods and does the same. I understand why people say have the or...
by Biggles1957
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc

Welcome Andy! My traveller (Monty) was my only and everyday car for several years - we went everywhere, holidays the lot and it never once let me down. My son convinced me to sell it eventually and get a pre war Morris Minor instead - not an everyday car at all really though! I do rather miss my tra...
by Biggles1957
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?

I've had my 1934 Oxford Sixteen Six springs refurbished at Midland Motor Springs in Nottinghamshire. Obviously these are not readily available like those for the post war Morris's but excellent service and a cracking job done. I agree the modern replacement stuff is often somewhat dodgy!
by Biggles1957
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Accuspark 2 leads
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Accuspark 2 leads

Yup - I tapped mine off the coil. Dead easy and convenient
by Biggles1957
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Wot No Garage

Pretty impressed with the Clarke cover - son-in-law has his blob of iron oxide (Nissan something or other) under one for the last year or so in all weathers. I expect it will be a while yet before he's finished rebuilding it!
by Biggles1957
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear heated window (Traveller)
Replies: 25
Views: 5779

Re: Rear heated window (Traveller)

I fitted heated rear screens to both rear doors on my traveller, and a heated windscreen. Used an illuminated centre off two way with via relays so that both front and rear couldn't be on at the same time and put too much strain on the electrics 9charging etc) front screen only needs to be on for a ...
by Biggles1957
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Powdery rear view mirror

Might be worth trying a quick coat of wood hardener! sounds weird but it's basically polystyrene dissolved in a solvent.. A light coat may well 'bind' the surface which is all you want to do really. Don't put a heavy coat on - just a light one to seal the surface.
by Biggles1957
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: replacing engine steady bar

Geoberni's is the correct way up. It is more difficult to get at the securing nut of course, but if you mount it upside down (like yours is) then the angles are all wrong and it puts pressure and strain in the wrong place. No problem taking the single head bolt out if you have to but agreed do it wi...
by Biggles1957
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll over jigs
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Roll over jigs

You can get a good quality one (advertised in several mags) for not much over £100. I suspect that by the time the club had sorted out suitable indemnity insurance and all the associated paperwork it wouldn't be cost effective. IMHO much better just to buy one and sell it afterwards - then you can k...
by Biggles1957
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Seal
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Radiator Seal

OOOPS!

Don't know what happened there! :o
by Biggles1957
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Seal
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Radiator Seal

I think several people have found K seal to be effective
by Biggles1957
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Seal
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Radiator Seal

I think a lot of people have found K Seal to be very effective?
by Biggles1957
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible

Years ago I fitted inertia reels to my MGB and later to a Midget I rebuilt. they're specially designed for the reel to be mounted horizontally an the rear 'scuttle' if you know what I mean and I didn't have any issues with them slipping off of shoulders.