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by myoldjalopy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Exhaust Baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Exhaust Baffles

Thanks Alan - I might give that a go.....at some point.......but I'm not grovelling around underneath the car until the weather warms up!
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working

That 'brake cable coming from the trafficator' is probably the tensioning wire for the headlining - assuming you have a four-door model. The trafficators earth simply through being screwed to the body.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Exhaust Baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Exhaust Baffles

Hmm OK Alan - where did you put on the squeeze? Top to bottom, or on the sides? And all the way along the silencer, or just at each end, or in the middle?
by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Exhaust Baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Exhaust Baffles

Thanks Mike. It looks the biz - but I wonder why it says '62 - 71' when I thought all exhausts for saloons/travs were the same from the 803 onwards?
by myoldjalopy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Exhaust Baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Exhaust Baffles

Oh dear...I think the overrun trumpet is so loud, it blew the silencer internals apart!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery fail
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Battery fail

Ignition light not going out whilst driving and a flat battery suggests a non-charging issue...and, yes, that could be the dynamo. It could also be a loose fan belt, bad electrical connections, or a faulty regulator. If you have a battery charger and charge it every night you might get away with jus...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Exhaust Baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Exhaust Baffles

Hello peeps. For almost a year I have had a rattly exhaust as baffles have come loose in the silencer. The workshop manual refers to fixing this issue by welding. But I can't weld and don't even have a welder. However, I have heard of people fixing this with self-tapping screws. Has anyone here done...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats

I don't know that you can actually 'feed' vinyl in the same way as leather although, of course, vinyl can eventually dry and crack. The product 'KeithL' mentions may well improve the look of the vinyl....
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803cc to 1098cc Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: 803cc to 1098cc Swap

Transmission tunnel "Hidden by the carpet, so not on show...…." Not so - the later transmission tunnel is at once much bulkier and squarer in profile than the 803 type, as even a cursory inspection will reveal........hence the need for the later carpet to fit! I don't see a problem in trying to ensu...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDT treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: EDT treatment

Much needless stuff has been 'invented' as a means of extracting more money from us..........this sounds like one of them...... :-?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803cc to 1098cc Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: 803cc to 1098cc Swap

"Once he's done it will still look the same, except for the position of the gear lever."
...and the type of lever - and the transmission tunnel - and the handbrake lever! :-?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: 'Smart' motorways

Nowadays, 'smart' usually means the opposite :(
by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803cc to 1098cc Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: 803cc to 1098cc Swap

The point being missed here is that the OP appears to have all the spares/items readily available to fit the 1098cc engine/gearbox. I'm not missing the point, Phil. I'm well ware of what the OP has and what his proposals are - hence my own comments! At least he will be able to make an informed choi...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803cc to 1098cc Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: 803cc to 1098cc Swap

It would seem a shame to brutally chop the floor of yet another old original. And in addition to Mike's comments, you will need a new carpet to cover the later transmission tunnel! A sympathetic approach would be to amalgamate the 803 and 1098 box so the interior remains original. However, its a bit...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heater dial
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: heater dial

Ha ha, 'fug-stirrer' is a colloquial expression used for many years now to describe the old heaters that had no fresh air intake! I don't think BMC ever used it in their advertising blurb! :wink: :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heater dial
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: heater dial

Darren - assuming your 1959 car has the original heater then it will require the brown, round knob (are some black?), which is typical for these round heaters. However, I would ring ESM for advice, as they list a 'long' and a 'short' type........not sure why there is a difference - possibly differen...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

'geobernie': "Just ask yourself, would you want to sell a car and then 20 odd years later have some nutter turning up asking questions about what you may or may not have done with/to it?" Why would they be a 'nutter'? In the past I have contacted previous owners of a car and they were most helpful w...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: fuel pump

Dave - if you gave the pump to someone to refurbish, as opposed to exchange for a good one, that is what they would do. So it would look exactly the same externally but with new internal components (diaphragm, valves, points etc.). But it may not need a complete overhaul - try lightly cleaning the p...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: testing fuel pumo
Replies: 15
Views: 465

Re: testing fuel pumo

Rather than using a rag, it would be better to use a clean, dry and empty bottle - conventional wisdom says it should pump about a pint of fuel a minute. Then you can pour the fuel back in the tank afterwards 8) If the pump is not working, it may just need the points cleaning or replacing. When a pu...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: carpet underfelt

The latex-based felt does claim that the 'latex backing on one side offers a slight moisture barrier....' but, of course, if it is for carpet underlay/sound deadening, this would not be necessary if the car is bone dry internally - no leaks!