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by simmitc
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel nut problem
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Steering wheel nut problem

I'm sure that you are trying to turn it anti-clockwise, but worth checking. Definitely try Plus Gas rather than 3-in-1.
by simmitc
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hood blown back
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: hood blown back

Did you have the conversion done, do it yourself, or buy it like that; and how long ago was it done? Just wondering about whether you can claim against the firm doing the conversion? Even if it was something you had done professionally and recently, it would still be difficult to prove that it was f...
by simmitc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mystery repair panels
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Mystery repair panels

They look like sill cover plates to me. Frequently welded over the top (or more accurately underneath) sills that have started to fail. Sold as left and right hand sides and front and rear, so 4 in total. The inside edge is welded to the floor, the outer lip is where the finisher and top cover plate...
by simmitc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

When the fuse is removed (or blown) and the ignition on, then one side will have 12 volts present, unfused. The other side, protected by the fuse, will have zero volts. This is the fused side. Wiring diagrams are available, hopefully someone will be able to direct you shortly.
by simmitc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

Welcome, glad to hear that you're out and about again. Are you sure that it's under the bonnet - could it be from the front wheels? If the car has been standing, there could be rust on the brakes. Do you have the standard drums or converted to discs? Jack up each front wheel in turn, observing norma...
by simmitc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

That's a beautifully clear picture, thank you. Also a lovely looking totally original fuse box and wiring loom :D However, I'm not sure that original in this case is necessarily good. I think it fair to say that the newness has worn off :-? "wiper switch down" confuses me. I'm used to the earlier ro...
by simmitc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1058

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

This is a long thread with lots of quotes in it, so it's probably worth just recapping to make sure that we know the current position. Am I correct in understanding that a) With nothing switched on, the fuse is OK. b) When you switch on the ignition, the fuse blows before you operate any other switc...
by simmitc
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SU Fuel Pump Diode - See what happen
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: SU Fuel Pump Diode - See what happen

Very good demonstration :D

I see a couple of people want to know the specification and source of the diode, if you could post that here then it would be a great help. Thanks.
by simmitc
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headliner bows
Replies: 19
Views: 305

Re: Headliner bows

Bryan's details are always in Minor Matters, sent to every member every two months. It's a service to members funded, like this website, by the subscription, and worth every penny. :P
by simmitc
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: [WANTED] 803 Dizzy
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: [WANTED] 803 Dizzy

In the "For sale" section, because I'd be open to buying any spare distributor for my car! Generally "For Sale" means that you're selling something. As you're open to buying, I've moved this to "Wanted". Hopefully you'll have plenty of people offering you what you need. You could try Club Spares.
by simmitc
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headliner bows
Replies: 19
Views: 305

Re: Headliner bows

Have you tried Club Spares to see if he's got any?
by simmitc
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: misfire when cold

I don't want to depress you, but it could be a failing head gasket. Slightly difficult to start, sounds like it's on 2 or 3 pots, and then all kick in and are OK. You might have water seeping into one pot which gradually gets ejected and then that pot runs OK. I would check compression before changi...
by simmitc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Replacing Brakes

The rear cylinders have a different thread from the front, hence the two separate bags with which you were supplied. You will find that the threads have a different count per inch. Never force a nipple in,as Phil says, it should screw in easily. I'm afraid that the cylinder with the stripped thread ...
by simmitc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Really?

You'll be surprised that it didn't sell, but has been relisted at the same price https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184378398442 ... 4378398442
by simmitc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Stuttering at 50+

Replace the air filter. That's not a flippant comment, see viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49906&hilit=not+the+average+misfire
by simmitc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Towbar wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Towbar wanted

Watling Engineers https://www.watling-towbars.co.uk/ can supply them.
by simmitc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of car
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: History of car

Order a heritage certificate from the Motor Museum at Gaydon. This will give build dates and dealer plus other info. The reg no (unless it's been changed) will tell you where it was registered, and the County Records Office for that area might have a copy of the registration record. We used to say g...
by simmitc
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: worst year for minors

Apart from having a heating system, better performance and braking,
Ah, reminds me of "What did the Romans ever do for us?"
by simmitc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mark on bonnet
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Mark on bonnet

That looks to me like some filler cracking. If you look on the underside, is there a dent or other mark visible? I suspect that you're going to need to rub down, fill and paint again. If you find any rust, then be sure to treat it before covering it.
by simmitc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headliner bows
Replies: 19
Views: 305

Re: Headliner bows

You are correct that you need hoops or bows. They are flat(ish) in cross section, curved at the ends, and have loops through which the tensioning wire fits. They are not all the same size, so make sure that you get a set, and then trial fit them to get them in the correct order. Try Leadbetters. No ...