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by David W.
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

Thanks. Like most of MY ailments, all in my head.
by David W.
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

It's definitely the caster effect in reverse. There's no play or slop in the steering at the steering wheel or front wheels.
by David W.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

It happens when I back out of the driveway. In reverse the wheels tend to take it to full lock.
by David W.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

Thank You. It's a rare but annoying noise I'll have to get used t o.
by David W.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

Thanks, Phil, but......
It's not a rattle typical of a loose rack. It's definitely a banging when the rack goes full travel and hits the housing. I observed it after removing the gaiter. In the parts diagram, I don't see anything to cushion the impact. Would a new rack have anything to do so?
by David W.
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

Boy, I wish Roy (RIP) had gotten an answer to his question. I'm getting the clunking when the rack goes to full travel (bottoms out.) It happens both directions. Doesn't seem to have any means to cushion the stop. Is there anything can be done? New rack?
by David W.
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MA-U-H 180898 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: MA-U-H 180898 engine

Phil When you say the pressed rockers should not be re-bushed, were they bushed originally? I've noticed that my pressed rockers are bushed, but that the oil hole doesn't line up with the hole in the shaft. 20180605_102429.jpg The yellow markers show the oil holes in the shaft, and the white marker ...
by David W.
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fueling issue
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Fueling issue

I've "calibrated" my gauge by observing the reading when the tank is empty. Then I put in 2 gallons at a time, and observe where each 1/4 full indicates.
by David W.
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mmm bit feathered
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: Mmm bit feathered

The camber is bad. I had the same wear on the outside of the tyres. I fixed by shimming the eye bolt away from the frame by the appropriate amount. Check your eye bolt to see if there are shims you can remove. With the weight on the wheels, put a level vertically on the wheel. Try to measure at the ...
by David W.
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel tank how to clean, or is it too far gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: Fuel tank how to clean, or is it too far gone?

I've had good luck with a product similar to this one. I don't remember the brand name of the one I used. You can buy the smaller kit for motorcycles which will work fine for the Morris tank. There are you tube's to watch, and the process is a bit tedious, but not difficult. I'm in the US, so look f...
by David W.
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tire Codes
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Tire Codes

I replaced the spare from my 60 Traveler. I think it was time. It was a 5.20-14, and looked unused, plenty of tread etc. I found this branded into the sidewall. Old tire data (1).jpg Also, I presume that this code indicates it was manufactured in the 11th week of 1970. Am I correct? Old tire data (2...
by David W.
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust system recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: Exhaust system recommendations

I had one shipped across the Atlantic for my sedan. Mild steel. I can't get the flare to fit and seal at the manifold. I've tried two different clamps with no luck. This morning I'm off to the auto parts store for some exhaust wrap with which to fashion a gasket of some sort. Next problem is that wh...
by David W.
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing semaphore Led Bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: Flashing semaphore Led Bulbs

Is there a bulb number for these? I'm on the other side of the Atlantic.
by David W.
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant bypass hose
Replies: 20
Views: 2497

Re: Coolant bypass hose

And if I plug the holes and don't use a hose??????????
David
by David W.
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: moving up to a 1098
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: moving up to a 1098

And 10 minutes later, there was one on Ebay, and I bought it.
I'll sleep well tonight.
by David W.
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: moving up to a 1098
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: moving up to a 1098

Just what I needed. I'm only driving around town in a very flat area, so I'm not worried about the 948 clutch, although I'll look for a 9 spring up until the moment of i installation.
Thanks very large!
by David W.
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: moving up to a 1098
Replies: 4
Views: 712

moving up to a 1098

I have a 1098 engine available, and my 948 is starting to lose compression. I've scoured the forums searching for compatibility, and here's what I've come away with: If I put my 948 back plate, flywheel and clutch on the 1098, I'll get along fine. I wasn't able to find clear advice on using the 1098...
by David W.
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 4
Views: 548

New Exhaust

I just installed a new exhaust on my sedan. It's the two piece pipe and muffler from a prominent supplier in the UK. I also replaced the insulator above the muffler.
I'm a bit surprised to see about 1.75 inch clearance between muffler and insulator.
Is this as it should be?
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by David W.
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heater specification
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Heater specification

That's my only fan, and it puts out a lot of air. I had the whole heater disassembled when I got the car, it having been derelict for 14 years. This car is a 64. My other is a 60, with the round heater and integral fan. I'm curious about how they came to rate the heaters in kW's. That calculation of...
by David W.
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heater specification
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Heater specification

I see two heater specs for the Morris. One is 2.8kW, and the other is 3.something kW. What are they measuring to get that kW spec? 2.8kw is about 3.8hp, or around 200 amps at 12 volts. I think I've attached a picture of the fan I have. It's mounted in the engine compartment, not in the heater itself.