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by Biggles1957
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 239

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: 245

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: 347

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: 302

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: 302

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: 302

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: 280

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.
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: 280

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.
by Biggles1957
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 316

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: 223

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: 442

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: 203

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: 433

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: 394

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: 1441

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: 1245

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: 24
Views: 967

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: 24
Views: 967

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: 458

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: 458

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...