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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

There is a useful Lucas gadget called a Stop Lights Indicator which serves two purposes; first it proves your brake lights are working and secondly it warns of bulb failure or total failure. I have one of these fitted to my cars. Otherwise the time-honoured method of checking they operate by looking...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?

Yes as long as you observe it must be properly hot and then allowed to cool. So go and enjoy a drive.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wheelarch bodgery
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Rear wheelarch bodgery

That's a disheartening discovery. But at least, once you have it done properly, will last for many years to come. I'm currently collecting wings for my own Traveller which is in need of some work.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle

Thank you both, yes that is the handle I want to remove. I am going to try Osmo oil Biggles I also saw mentioned in another thread, I initially used yacht varnish and this looked great and worked fine but after 2 years needs doing again (just like in the old days I imagine). Like someone then said, ...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

It's not a calibrated instrument, it's for indication only. Rootes had the most accurate gauges marked in litres and gallons.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle

I used a mixture of wood glue and fine sawdust but this eventually cracks as the timbers shrink and swell. What is the best wood filler to use to press into the joints?

What is the right way to remove the Traveller door handle and lock?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Colour?

That's right, smoke grey is to all intents and purposes blue, but with all the exhaust smoke and tobacco smoke around in those days that's probably how the colour got its name.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

If you place your hand behind the fan with the engine running you will feel the airflow. I think the effect on power by removing the fan is more psychological than noticeable. Some cars develop fan roar at high RPM.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

With the 1000 tank at 6.5 gallons, for practical purposes let's say you have 6 gallons, which at 35 mpg gives a range of 210 miles, some cars will do even better than this. A Series II might be even more economical so the smaller tank corresponds with that. There used to be thousands more filling st...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

I ran without fan on my Series II and it was fine, I haven't bothered removing it from my current 1000 and doubt I will. It's only a 2-blader so not exactly critical equipment unlike some cars with 6 or 8 blade fans you'd be foolish to remove.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: Inner tube
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Inner tube

OK will do.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Old battery charger
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Old battery charger

Thank you
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Inner tube
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Inner tube

les wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:04 am
Certainly ———are you in a position to collect?
Thank you yes I am but depending on where you are may take me a few weeks before I am in the area. I recollect you are in the south?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: Inner tube
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Inner tube

This would do nicely for my 5.90 tyre, may I take it please?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Old battery charger
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Old battery charger

Please may I?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FIRST STARTUP AFTER LOCKDOWN
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: FIRST STARTUP AFTER LOCKDOWN

No, not really. You won't be able to turn it fast and long enough to move the oil to the top. But you could turn it over once or twice to see how it feels.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling road in the north
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Rolling road in the north

Just make sure your valve clearances are correct before submitting it for tuning.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Electronic ignition set up
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Electronic ignition set up

Better off sticking with good points and condenser, which is NOT a service item. Ask those guys in NASCAR with $2,000,000 prize money what they use. One missed spark and they're out.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling road in the north
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Rolling road in the north

I would be willing to do this for you if you don't get anywhere. I am near J21 M62.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lockheed vs Pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Lockheed vs Pattern

Lockheed are marked with their trademark double triangle cast into the body.