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by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering Rack Gaitor
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Steering Rack Gaitor

Thanks for all your replies. Kennat - yes it is a very small hole and I did wonder about cleaning up the gaitor and wrapping some self amalgamating tape around it at that point. But it would be better to replace it. My thinking is that, rather than split the TRE from the steering arm, it would be ea...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering Rack Gaitor
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Steering Rack Gaitor

Oh dear, one of my steering rack gaitors has developed a very small hole and needs to be replaced. Having heard of a number of people who suffered early deterioration of these rubber components, I wonder if anyone has had recent experience - good or bad? I see ESM offer two types, a 'rubber' one at ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: radiator bottom hose connection weeping
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: radiator bottom hose connection weeping

It is always worth checking the condition of the hoses periodically. Cracks and other signs of deterioration are a warning to replace the hoses, rather than waiting for actual failure far from home on a dark and stormy night............... :(
by myoldjalopy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vac advance/distributor issues
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Vac advance/distributor issues

Well done. Nice, easy fix too - we like them! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saluting good customer service
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Saluting good customer service

MAke sure you don't get paint splatter on those wings when you do your decorating, Mike! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Electronic Ignition

I concur with all of that, 'liammonty' :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: heater valve
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: heater valve

Once you have checked the hoses, and that the valve is clear and flushed the matrix out, leave the valve open. That allows better cooling of the block at the back all year round....
by myoldjalopy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Electronic Ignition

As many have suggested above, if you use good quality components from Distributor Doctor, and service the dizzy as required you will be fine. Yes, if you successfully fit electronic ignition you don't need to service the dizzy periodically but if it goes wrong in the middle of B-F-N in the middle of...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 69
Views: 3938

Re: The awful joke thread

Prince Charles was visiting Cornwall and took a tour of Geevor mine, near Pendeen. After being shown around by the mine captain, Charles asked him, "How many men work here then?" Came the reply, "Aw, 'bout 'alf ov 'em, I s'pose! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Damned fuel gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Damned fuel gauge

If it was working OK before then I wouldn't touch the sender arm - why would that have changed?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 39
Views: 1548

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

Well, if you are 'flying blind' then I would at least swap the rotor, as hinted at by 'liammonty'. I once had similar intermittent problems which turned out to be the rotor arm breaking up.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish Vs Replace
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Refurbish Vs Replace

".......and some had new cars their parents paid on finance."
My, how times have changed! I had to pay my parents for my first car - £100 - I bought it off them when they got a new one.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish Vs Replace
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Refurbish Vs Replace

Refurbish/repair wherever possible......... 8)
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternators
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Alternators

You say it all worked fine before the belt broke. You also say you previously had problems starting the car due to a flat battery and that the battery only shows 12.1v when revving the engine. So it wasn't all fine before the belt broke, otherwise the battery wouldn't have gone flat - I suspect a fa...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: blimey!
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: blimey!

Do not forget that there are a significant number of very rich people to whom money is no object and who might buy it on a whim without it denting their bank balance...... :-?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of our Minors
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Value of our Minors

"Look at their attitudes to open fires / log burners and it's not as if everybody has one of those these days." Mike, I'm totally with you on that. Banning house coal is just a tokenistic, easy, political gesture which will have such a minimum impact (due to the minority who have coal fires regular...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: over reading speedo
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: over reading speedo

It only over-reads? I should be so lucky - mine under-reads and then over-reads repeatedly every couple of seconds....and the oscillations get wilder the faster I go! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Which one is original

I place a piece of cardboard between the habcap tool and the wheel so it can't get scratched as the hubcap is levered off.....
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: 1098 Vacuum Pipe

Good advice....