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by Biggles1957
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Condenser problem

There's an awful lot of really poor quality condensers out there - well documented fault - best to get good quality ones from the Distributor Doctor or somewhere like that. Bit ,more expensive but they work!
by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1957 Bolt on indicator kit
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: 1957 Bolt on indicator kit

Better Car Lighting does some neat 'conversion' kits that fit within the existing lamp housings and provide multi function from the one lamp such as rear side light, brake and indicator all in one original fitting. No need for extra lamps at all. Worth a call - I've used them on my pre war Minor and...
by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??

Catalyst - balls says it all! Load of rubbish. Never proven to work.
by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrome wheel rings
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Chrome wheel rings

Do you mean just the rings that go around the edge of the wheels, or the 'perforated' type trims that are held in place by the hub cap and fill the space to the outside diameter of the wheel? If the latter, then I have a full set new in box (I no longer have my traveller) that you could buy if you'r...
by Biggles1957
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

I would certainly focus on ignition system.. condensers make them do funny things when they're starting to break down. Make sure you get good quality stuff though - there's a lot of cheap rotor arms out there that actually conduct electricity and also dodgy condensers etc.
by Biggles1957
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.

I fitted heated rear and front screens to my traveller and it was my only vehicle for several years and through some yucky weather/winters. Absolutely brilliant - I had an alternator of course to cope well with the additional load, wired the screens through a two way (centre off) switch so that I co...
by Biggles1957
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing front seats in traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Removing front seats in traveller

don't forget to wire brush any undersea etc off the bit of the bolt sticking out before squirting penetrating fluid (NOT WD40 use something like Plus Gas) on. The undersea and any other crud on the threads can make them seize up as you undo them from the inside.
by Biggles1957
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: National rally 2019

Hi Dave - the info certainly does seem to be quite well hidden doesn't it? Which seems a bit daft.....and doesn't do much to encourage people to come if they're not members of the club. Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's £15 per car on the gate. Hope this helps and hope you come along. I shall be there in...
by Biggles1957
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

Exactly the point Richard - so the really bright flashing LED's at least make them a bit more visible - especially because people are used to noticing flashing lights these days. I agree though that a lot of drivers now wouldn't notice trafficators - and perhaps not even work out what they were indi...
by Biggles1957
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 23
Views: 693

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

Have you considered replacing the glow worms that live in the trafficators with self flashing LED's? I don't think you'd need to wire in an additional flasher unit then...
by Biggles1957
Fri May 31, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: faded indicator lens
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: faded indicator lens

Well you actually said they were faded - in which case any amount of cleaning isn't going to make them turn orange again! If you'd have said they were dirty then it's obvious that a good clean would do something....

Glad you're happy with them now though :D
by Biggles1957
Thu May 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: faded indicator lens
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: faded indicator lens

Just cure the source of the problem and buy new lenses!! For goodness sakes they're not expensive in the scheme of things and by the time you've spent ages fiddling about you'll never get them to look right anyway! You have to be prepared to spend a tiny bit of money occasionally to keep these old v...
by Biggles1957
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 4 front brake wheel cylinders Morris 8
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: 4 front brake wheel cylinders Morris 8

The Morris Register has a very good spares shop... :D
by Biggles1957
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 937

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Minors handle very nicely on Bridgestones. I ran mine at 26psi all round.
by Biggles1957
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Ignition

Yes it was the turbo I was thinking of - I seem to recall seeing an engine for sale a while ago but maybe it wasn't the original dizzy.
by Biggles1957
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Ignition

Didn't some Metro's use electrickery dizzy's?
by Biggles1957
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Ignition

I had Accuspark in my traveller and also Series III Land-Rover. The lady has stood for over a year and started on the button. My traveller was my every day car for five years plus and I had absolutely no ignition problems (or anything else for that matter!) ever. Always started on the button and nev...
by Biggles1957
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osmo Oil - Traveller Wood
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Osmo Oil - Traveller Wood

I didn't know they did an interior one! My traveller was purchased by a large hotel chain and resides at a posh place in deepest Gloucestershire now and only a few weeks ago his woodwork looked as good as it did when I did it several years back now. If ever I get another traveller - I do miss Monty!...
by Biggles1957
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1037

Re: Brake conversion

I put Wolseley's on my traveller - dead easy, brilliant brakes with the added bonus that the back plate stops the king pin dropping off if it fails! Haha! As you say, rare as hen's teeth but I know that Richard at Minorparts of Oxford was advertising a set at a very reasonable price the other day. R...
by Biggles1957
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Clamp
Replies: 18
Views: 832

Re: Battery Clamp

terminals should deffo be at the bulkhead side