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by myoldjalopy
Tue May 11, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition worthwhile?
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: Electronic ignition worthwhile?

No, they get their parts from the Distributor Doctor! :wink: :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 11, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition worthwhile?
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: Electronic ignition worthwhile?

Agreed, and the reason I said sensible is that the OP has a car which has survived on points for at last the last 40 years, and is driving a standard car which - according to him - is 'driving fine'. 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the adage which comes to mind and it is much better to fix the ...
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 11, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition worthwhile?
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: Electronic ignition worthwhile?

Sensible decision, to which I would add - include a red rotor arm in amongst your spares. In the past I have had at least three rotor arm failures. Having said that, ever since I got all my ignition components from the Distributor Doctor, I have had zero ignition faults (last seven years approx.) It...
by myoldjalopy
Thu May 06, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Vinyl Restoration / Colour
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Vinyl Restoration / Colour

Looky here: https://www.vinyldye.co.uk/
Plenty of colours there, or if you have any unfaded hidden-away flaps of trim you can cut off (1" square), these guys claim to be able to match them: https://www.kolorbond.co.uk/vinylkote-p ... her-vinyl/
by myoldjalopy
Thu May 06, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purolator Oil Filter Assembly
Replies: 24
Views: 405

Re: Purolator Oil Filter Assembly

"So don't let the bowl rotate as you tighten the bolt." Sensible advice, although its OK to do this at first, but I agree the final tightening should be with the bolt, not the filter bowl. Having said that, it is quite easy to tighten the whole way with a rachet spanner or wrench, once the bolt beg...
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 04, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the mog in popular culture
Replies: 46
Views: 6641

Re: the mog in popular culture

Sadly, some will have probably died....... :(
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 04, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 29
Views: 1089

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

oliver90owner wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:53 am
Possibly buy a battery before checking for a spark? Never, on my shift!
But if the battery is goosed a new one is needed anyway. That's why I said to get it checked out, not to randomly buy a new one 'just in case'! :roll:
by myoldjalopy
Mon May 03, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 29
Views: 1089

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

Maddie, you say that "the engine does turn over rapidly but doesn't start and after a few goes just dies." Do you mean after trying to start a few times with the engine turning over OK, the starter then fails to turn the engine over? If so, it sounds like the battery is unable to hold and deliver it...
by myoldjalopy
Mon May 03, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 29
Views: 1089

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

OK so, with a fully charged battery, does the engine turn over as normal but without firing up, or will it not even turn over? If it turns over briskly without firing up the starter motor is OK. If it won't turn over at all it could be the starter, or a connection/earth fault (as Phil says above, so...
by myoldjalopy
Mon May 03, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering Rack Gaitor
Replies: 16
Views: 550

Re: Steering Rack Gaitor

Hi Dave, Yes, your guide was useful and a great help in prepping for the job. As for slipping the new gaiter on, it was surprisingly easy, as I said......sometimes these things go well when you expect them not to - and sometimes vice-versa! I didn't need any plasters but I do recall a hot shower and...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head gasket splitting?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Head gasket splitting?

I agree, specially as you have some doubts yourself, Mike. Fit something you are 100% happy with for piece of mind.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sooty plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Sooty plugs

Looks OK to me - unless there could be a bit more slack in the cable where it attaches. From what you say it would appear the choke cable or mechanism is sticking a bit, rather than it being a mixture adjustment issue. I would clean and lightly lube the mechanism where the choke cable attaches. That...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Waxoil
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Waxoil

Except certain animals will lick it off! :wink:
Plus it will go rancid :(
by myoldjalopy
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sooty plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Sooty plugs

I can't see how - but fix the blow and you'll find out! Sooty plugs are normally a sign of a too rich mixture. There may be sooty exhaust smoke as well. Less likely is that the ignition is a bit retarded. Less likely again is the wrong plugs. You could try adjusting the jet mixture nut when the engi...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: My 1964 4-door Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: My 1964 4-door Restoration

Yes, always nice to see another oldie saved from the scrapper! :D
by myoldjalopy
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: No spark

Well done and good result! Nice easy fix too, in the end 8)
The single spark you were getting when attaching a live LT connection to the dizzy suggested some kind of earthing through the dizzy set-up.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: No spark

So to follow the above advice further, with ignition 'on', check voltage at CB terminal of coil when points are open (or insulate them from each other by slipping a piece of card in between them). You should see 12v. But if not, it suggests the current is grounding in the dizzy. So then check the po...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: No spark

As above - there should be 12v at both sides of the coil when earthed by your multi-meter. A cheap coil is likely to let you down. Distributor Doctor is the man for quality ignition parts, including points and condensors. Hopefully your replacement coil will be all that's needed, although I would re...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Series 2 Heater wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Series 2 Heater wanted

My SII has the gold heater and the car was registered in January 1955. It was fitted to the de-luxe models, I believe.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .....no fair daily runners any more?
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: .....no fair daily runners any more?

Agreed, Mike. But I don't know what can be done about it in a society that increasingly values money and hyper-materialism above anything else.