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by hdavy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No sparks
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: No sparks

a lead from either coil terminal will spark to earth battery terminal.
by hdavy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No sparks
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: No sparks

Rob where is the white lead from the coil attached to the dizzie? It is of course different from mine.
by hdavy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No sparks
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: No sparks

OK guys. did RAB test and no HT spark when points are opened. So next I will check whether there is current between coil and points when they are closed. RAB which is 'pigtail' lead? Rob I should have said I have and black and white from positive (which I presume is effectively 'SW' terminal) to loo...
by hdavy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No sparks
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: No sparks

Rob. Yes the green one. I eventually sold the Alta head for £2000 to a guy in Oz. Under pressure I am looking to sell the car and several useful spares but don't want to try unless I can get it to run. Also a few people want to see photos so I need it out of the garage.
by hdavy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No sparks
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: No sparks

Wow thanks. Will take a while because I can't get starting handle through without taking bumper off which is why I have not turned the engine manually yet!
by hdavy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No sparks
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

No sparks

I was having trouble with (side valve) engine running but had sparks on all cylinders. I then removed, torqued and replaced cylinder head but after that no sparks. I had not done anything to the electrics. Ignition key on shows ingnition warning light OK. Test bulb lights across battery - car is pos...
by hdavy
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Driver's door lock
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Driver's door lock

Thanks guys. Think will wait for next sunny day.
by hdavy
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Driver's door lock
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Driver's door lock

Have a new lock to put in complete with handle but cannot get the old one out. I have removed the three screws which fix it to the door, the jubilee clip which links it to the release bar, and the trim clip on the outside of the door under the handle (which broke). Can slide the lock backwards just ...
by hdavy
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Disc brakes - top hat seal
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Disc brakes - top hat seal

Why does one have to do something to this top hat seal with disc brakes?
by hdavy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: juddering in London
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: juddering in London

Ah so. If you had called me back if condensor didn't work I would have feared head gasket. Anyway not too hard to fix on a minor. Good luck.
by hdavy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: heater valve that works
Replies: 0
Views: 586

heater valve that works

Anyone got any new old stock late heater valves? The business end of my new one just totally fell off because it's only held on pegs and slots which just not tight. These things are about as good as new replacement hydraulic brake light switches.
by hdavy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lower trunnions
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Lower trunnions

Can I change the lower trunnions by removing the front arm or do I have to remove both arms from the torsion bar etc etc?
by hdavy
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacement for asbestos under floor
Replies: 18
Views: 2410

Re: Replacement for asbestos under floor

I appreciate advice from everybody with bile or not
by hdavy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb too rich
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Carb too rich

OK so 0.9 of what?
by hdavy
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb too rich
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Carb too rich

Thanks guys. On my 1098 1971 traveller. I will take jet off again and measure it. Should be 0.9 cm?
by hdavy
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb too rich
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Carb too rich

Oh and I didn't move the needle.
by hdavy
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb too rich
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Carb too rich

Jet came from Moss. Surely if I screw the adjusting nut down at all it will increase the richness?
by hdavy
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb too rich
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Carb too rich

I had to change the jet to get a new pipe float chamberto carb because all in one unit. Since then I have not been able set the mixture corrrectly which seems too rich. Have screwed the adjusting nut right up. If lifted the piston drops down cleanly with a click. Lifting the piston pin speeds up the...
by hdavy
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MMs For Sale
Replies: 85
Views: 22238

Re: Series MMs For Sale

See my ad on Main Minors for sale
by hdavy
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel problem finally resolved.
Replies: 0
Views: 704

Fuel problem finally resolved.

After changing coil, plugs and fuel pump twice without success I finally replaced the jet. Bingo! Think probably the little pipe from the float chamber and/or the little washer was at fault. Possibly suffering from modern petrol. Thanks to all for suggestions. (I never did get the carb bell off beca...