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by Nickol
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 38
Views: 1364

Re: The awful joke thread

Translated from the German

A man drives his Trabant into the garage and asks the attendant.

"Have you got a wing mirror for my Trabby"?

The man behind the counter has a think and replies

"Yes, sounds like a fair swop to me"
by Nickol
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex Timing Chain Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Duplex Timing Chain Kit

philthehill wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:08 pm
No longer than 1 working day.

It is an easy job for the home mechanic.
Plenty of help on here if you need it.
As long as you have the right Tools..... 😁
by Nickol
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smelly engine
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Smelly engine

Does not white smoke in exhaust indicate that water is getting into one or more cylinders?
by Nickol
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

The report was that the Mains were not too bad but the big ends needed doing. - whether that was really the cause of the noise.......?
by Nickol
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

My reground crank has arrived but i am in italy until the weekend. Hopefully next week, now suitably motivated, I can install it before the first snow comes
by Nickol
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: No compression cylinders 1&2
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: No compression cylinders 1&2

Do check in you tube for decarbonising methods and what tools to use. I like the green scourer method myself together with WD40 (it is about all its good for!)
by Nickol
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

I had also considered these options and if the crankshaft regrinding does not cure the noise then that is one of the last possibilities. However in my case because enlarged pistons have been already fitted, i wish to assume they are ok. :( They can also be done with the engine back in the car and I ...
by Nickol
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

Yes , the engine runs quite smoothly now and does not overheat anymore. It has plenty of power and accelerates well. My noise however only appears when the engine is warmed up. I installed an oil pressure gauge which indicated, especially when the engine was warm, low pressure. So I replaced all the...
by Nickol
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

I have a similar problem...no, it is an identical problem albeit not on a Minor. I had replaced all the main bearings and the big end bearings to no avail. The pistons are oversize as yours are indicating to me that at some stage the Engine has been rebored. All this can be done without removing it ...
by Nickol
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"

...and some German lessons for the non-Brexiteers

slob - Schlampe

copper - Bulle

Gas [AE] - Sprit

Open air - Draußen
by Nickol
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Duplex chain tension.

thankyou for that. I was trying to avoid the end fixing as it gets in the way when installing and setting up the end plate. Will persevere.
by Nickol
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Duplex chain tension.

I come back to this thread after I remembered the picture Phil posted with the engine fixed to an engine stand. In preparation to remove the Crankshaft for regrinding I purchased said engine stand but then realised I cannot fix it to the backplate of the engine as this must be reoved to take out the...
by Nickol
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol pumps
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Petrol pumps

Mine started leaking profusely earlier today. My neighbour had often said he could smell petrol when it was parked but I could never find any leak around the tank. Now I know. I have removed the pump and cleaned up the joint but not tested it yet. As above, if the leak persists - it was more a fount...
by Nickol
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wobbly Water Pump Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Wobbly Water Pump Pulley

your link is for the 948 engine whereas I need one for a 1098 https://www.morrisminorspares.com/cooling-system-heater-c52/radiator-cooling-heating-c53/water-pump-1098-1275cc-long-impeller-p829649 which appears to be in stock :) Phil is always good for detail informations :D - I will have alook at th...
by Nickol
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wobbly Water Pump Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Wobbly Water Pump Pulley

Whilst checking the front end of my 69 Traveller I noticed the fan was loose even though its 4 fixing bolts were tight. It seems that the rotating spindle of the pump itself is quite wobbly. New pumps are cheap enough (quality??) but has anyone dismantled a pump and successfully repaired it? Worksho...
by Nickol
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 1966

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

A dyslexic man walks up to the bra...........
by Nickol
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox Remote vibration noise
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Gearbox Remote vibration noise

Just to tidy up the thread. Having dismantled the gear lever I discovered that not only was the rubber ring missing but also the anti rattle plunger and its spring. ESM odered, arrived, installed. No more strong noise. :D
by Nickol
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Stuttering at 50+

If a lot of crud is coming from the fuel tank as surmised, would not the filter in the fuel pump become continually blocked? If it is not then there must be another root cause soemwhere.
by Nickol
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking sound in 948 Minor
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Knocking sound in 948 Minor

I will be interested to know any solution to this problem because I have exactly the same symptoms in my other Classic ( OldTimer) english car. There are a few threads on here about this very phenomena and the initial suspects are low oil pressure ( which you do not have and me neither) worn bigends...
by Nickol
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Driver's Seat Refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Driver's Seat Refurb

Seems like a good idea but out of interest what language was he speaking?