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by Nigel2
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: coils keep packing up
Replies: 18
Views: 8211

It is definitely the 'oil thing', undo the screw in the centre of the HT feed out and top up with oil for horizontle (or other) style of mounting. Why they have reduced the fill on coils I don't know - cost cutting? The oil has changed over the years as well from the pcb toxic type oil to what I thi...
by Nigel2
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic clutch conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2264

Thanks Ray & Jonathon, you have answered the question. I wanted to keep the mechanical clutch if possible as you say due to simplicity. It will be France, we will reluctantly be selling our long suffering four door (see 'for sale' in the new year) and getting a traveller which will be far more pract...
by Nigel2
Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic clutch conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2264

Well it looks as though I am on my own then, I don't have a gearbox extension that would be suitable for a lhd conversion so this seemed the logical solution unless there are any other thoughts. I realise I can just buy a hydraulic clutch kit so this might be the answer.
Nigel
by Nigel2
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic clutch conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2264

Hydraulic clutch conversion

Has anybody done a 'diy' hydraulic clutch conversion, if so what cylinders etc. were used. Shortly going to do a RHD to LHD conversion and hydraulic seems the simple answer as far as the clutch is concerned.
Thanks - Nigel
by Nigel2
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Powerless engine
Replies: 19
Views: 3259

You say you have 'changed' the head. Is the replacement definitely a 1098, if its a 948 head you will have about a 6:1 compression ratio without skimming.
Just a thought!
Nigel
by Nigel2
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Question for an owner of a four-door:
Replies: 1
Views: 934

On our 4 door the front door width is 78cms (just under 30.75"). This is the door width not the opening which is the 78 + door gaps!
All th best - Nigel
by Nigel2
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring + or -
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

This was a duplicate post :o
by Nigel2
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring + or -
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

PLEASE convert the car to negative earth if fitting auxillary bits and pieces. It is a minefield trying to isolate radios etc. There are plenty of past threads showing the 'easy way' to do it.
Nigel
by Nigel2
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker gear
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Thanks for the info - Nigel
by Nigel2
Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker gear
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Rocker gear

Quick question, will the rocker gear off a 948 head go onto a 1098 head. At long last going to put the 12G202 head (after skimming) onto our 948 but I only have the bare head, no rocker gear. Also what about manifolds?
Nigel
by Nigel2
Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Classic radio's
Replies: 32
Views: 7349

Been away, just looked at this post again, I take it all back there IS a radio with BMC on it. Well I never!! :o
Nigel
by Nigel2
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Classic radio's
Replies: 32
Views: 7349

As Kevin said they were as standard a radiomobile or motorola, none as far as I know were ever labelled 'BMC'. When fitted to Rovers or Jaguars you had the appropriate new plastic 'glass' dial with the logo on but not for Minors! Ford were one step ahead with their radio's with 'Ford' on them and th...
by Nigel2
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Thanks for the comments - will be sticking with SU's, at least I know them! Seemed a good idea at the time to go modern but if I wanted to do that why would I be running a Minor :wink:
by Nigel2
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Fuel Pump

Got to change or overhaul the SU pump, have change points in the past and diaphram but has anybody fitted one of these modern replacements like the HUCO pump and if so are there any problems. They seem to come in at around £44.00 and if they are any good seems the best way to go.
Nigel
by Nigel2
Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cheap oil from Lidl
Replies: 19
Views: 4124

Will be interested to see what happens at 60 deg. Sounds like my kind of experiment!! Please post the results - still looking for a pair of shocks!!
Nigel
by Nigel2
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Shock Absorbers

Please look under the 'wanted' section, there must be a pair out there somewhere! Thanks - Nigel
by Nigel2
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller engine cuts out when hot
Replies: 18
Views: 3418

Don't forget the dreaded 'pattern parts' rotor arm breaking down when hot. Image]/url][/img][/url]

Could resist putting th picture up again!
Nigel
by Nigel2
Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrade to Halogen Headlights
Replies: 18
Views: 4826

I don't know where Scott gets the idea about pull switches, they are rated at 14 amps and changing to halogen and even if original bulbs are still being used changing over will increase the load by less than 3 amps through the switch, sealed beam units are of course the same as halogen and still wit...
by Nigel2
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller weight
Replies: 10
Views: 2821

Thanks - Nigel
by Nigel2
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller weight
Replies: 10
Views: 2821

Traveller weight

Does anybody know the kerb weight of a 1970 traveller, I know the series 2 is 16.5cwt so I assume the 1098 is about the same, perhaps just a few pounds more.
Thanks - Nigel