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by Tom and Maria
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Warning light when main lights are on
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

Re: Warning light when main lights are on

Thanks for all the hints everyone. I'm going to be with the car later in the month and will investigate further then. From memory, the ignition has the correct bulb attached an comes on as usual before starting the engine. Also from memory, the car has an alternator. Will post an update when I'm abl...
by Tom and Maria
Mon May 30, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Warning light when main lights are on
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

Warning light when main lights are on

Long time no post - embarrassed to say my minor has been off the road for a year needing welding to rear spring hangar. Any way... My mum's minor has a problem I'm struggling to puzzle out; electrics are generally a mystery to me. The problem is that the ignition warning light comes on when you put ...
by Tom and Maria
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

Ah, I'd always assumed it was the other way around, although what you say makes sense. I'll use the steep hill method to set it right, but will also use a test bulb to see what the end figure is, just for interest. From memory its about 7degrees advanced at the moment going by the notch on the crank...
by Tom and Maria
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

It's pinking slightly (jangling noise) and the roaring noise occurs when accelerating hard, so I figure it's when the vacuum advance is at maximum. I'll run a few test drives up a steep hill and find the best position from that.
by Tom and Maria
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

Spent the day today putting the engine back together after KAR in Barnstaple were able to supply me with the ring I needed. The compression is now equal across all cylinders and the car is much improved, although I can now hear and feel that the timing is slightly out - it's too far advanced and is ...
by Tom and Maria
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

Removed the head today and pulled the piston and valves. Two of the exhaust valves were in quite a bad way and I'll be replacing the whole set. On pulling the offending piston I found that the top ring was broken in two. Luckily the bore was undamaged and still like new. So, the question (which I'll...
by Tom and Maria
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

Just back in from doing a compression test. With the engine hot and the throttle open, three pistons pushed 170 dry, the fourth only managed 115. I followed this up with a wet test on the bad pot, which raised the result to 140. Didn't bother doing wet tests on the others. So this suggests I do have...
by Tom and Maria
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

It just goes to the air filter at the moment, but I have an hs4 in the shed which might need to see action. Tried tapping the spacer block On the old, ailing engine which worked but gave a rough idle.
by Tom and Maria
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

Thanks Roy, that's exactly what I was planning on doing.

It's not burning any oil that I know of - no white smoke, so hopefully the new guides will do the trick.

I'll post back once this is done in the next week or so.

Tom
by Tom and Maria
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking. Leaking exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Knocking. Leaking exhaust?

Right. I am running a rebuilt engine which I did myself on a bit of a budget two years ago. Everything in the bottom half was replaced with a reground and rebore. I've covered about 8000 miles since then. When I rebuilt the engine I reused the old valves, which weren't in tip top condition, I'd have...
by Tom and Maria
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor drive replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Distributor drive replacement

I did drop mine when refitting. Luckily I had put a tappet chest cover bolt in the top and had tied a bit of wire around the end so it lifted right out again.

Certainly worth doing as dropping the sump can be a bit time consuming - all those little screws!
by Tom and Maria
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: I love the smell of rust dust in the morning.
Replies: 24
Views: 8706

Re: I love the smell of rust dust in the morning.

Wow, looking great! Good luck.
Tom
by Tom and Maria
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horrendous brake squeal!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2438

Re: Horrendous brake squeal!!

As you've already filed the leading edges I'd take it for a good run with lots and lots of hills (is Staffordshire hilly?) at least 20 miles, and see if it gets any better. The shoes won't have done anything over five miles. It takes at least 100 miles of normal driving in my opinion to bed new shoe...
by Tom and Maria
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper link nut size
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Re: Rear damper link nut size

Yes, I will.
by Tom and Maria
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper link nut size
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Re: Rear damper link nut size

Thanks all. Fingers crossed for Saturday.
by Tom and Maria
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper link nut size
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Re: Rear damper link nut size

Great, thanks. I do have a splitter so all fine hopefully. As always looks like an easy job if things come undone as they ought to.

Tom
by Tom and Maria
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper link nut size
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Rear damper link nut size

Had the MOT today and failed on a few things, one of which was a worn rear damper link. Does anyone know the size of the nuts, both the one that holds the link to the damper arm and the one that joins to the body? Other fails were: Rear brake lights flashing when the indicators were on. Sorted this,...
by Tom and Maria
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 4381

Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

When I did mine I disconnected both hoses at the engine end and blew through them to get almost all of the water out of the matrix. A small amount still got spilt, but hardly any - a rag or two under the clips on the matrix will do the job. There is no need to drain further coolant from the engine a...
by Tom and Maria
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rubber Sump Gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Rubber Sump Gasket

Rubber ones are available from Moss Europe. http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=1375 item 166. I bought a set of these but didn't end up fitting them as I finally got knack of cutting cork ones to length, which have been fine ever since. I left about 3/16'' (or not quite...
by Tom and Maria
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine problem
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: New engine problem

Yep, all exhaust set to 15 thou. With the valve ground all psi readings are 170 ish and no fumes, so can only presume that the burn (which was pretty awful) was getting up the valve guide. Would have the new head on in the next couple of weeks. A little odd I guess, but very glad all the rings were ...