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by Nickol
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Caterpillar

I have not seen one this year but in the last few years our garden here in central Germany has been visited by what Looks like a small hummingbird but is in fact an insect which normally lives in southern Europe but when the weather is warm enough, sometimes get across the alps. I did take a Picture...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2092
Views: 298400

Re: Spotted today.

minijojo wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 pm
hi Nickol,


Here is a link to a clip from Hamburg Journal (not a permanent link, in german language (sorry))

Joachim
Not a Problem Joachim, I understand German one-wall-free ! :D
by Nickol
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: SERVO FITMENT

so, I did the brake pedal test with the engine not running but I did not really notice any difference afer frequent light depressing of the pedal. Then I removed the screws from the White plastic diaphragm cap and as it was prised free air gushed out. On inspection the rubber diaphragm looked to be ...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2092
Views: 298400

Re: Spotted today.

minijojo wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:21 pm
4 Moggies among other classic British cars at British Flair in Hamburg (Germany) today
the British Flair is an annual standing charity lifestyle event in Hamburg

Moggys_at_BritishFlair.jpg
Do you have any more Pictures of some of the other cars at the Show?
by Nickol
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: SERVO FITMENT

With a servo fitted you should be able to lock the wheels without difficulty. Has the servo been stripped, examined and rebuilt. Is the servo diaphragm serviceable? Thankyou Phil and Richard. The Servo has never been stripped ( by me anyway) but I did fit a non return valve in the hope that it woul...
by Nickol
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: SERVO FITMENT

interesting read on the above. i have a servo assist already fitted on mine but am never sure if it really operates correctly or not. I do Need to apply good pressure to stop quickly but I have never been able to lock the wheels in braking even though the entire System has been renewed i.e new MC, O...
by Nickol
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Am I the first?
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: Am I the first?

You went to USA ? My respects, you are brave!
by Nickol
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 76
Views: 2376

Re: Currently drinking.....

the taste of tea is ruined by the Addition of milk and is positively horrible with sugar as well.

but it is what you are used to, I suppose.
by Nickol
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel cylinders
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Rear wheel cylinders

For People who maybe as stupid as me - the rear brake bleed nipples are at the end of a brass extension, if i can call it that. It is imperative to tighten this up against the Banjo so that it is also vertical. It is very possible to have it in another Position such that bleeding the air out is a ch...
by Nickol
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Extra rattle

hieris the thread link https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=69052 Phil chastised me a bit because I did the simplex as opposed to the Duplex Change he recommended. That is probably why you can still just hear the "tappet" sounding noise so i should have followed his advice. but i...
by Nickol
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Extra rattle

Travelling at Speed is the main symptom and it sounds like a sort of pinking`? Does it start as soon as you accelerate a bit? If it does, then this was a similar Problem in mine which Philthehill suggested could be a worn Timing chain. I replaced it and the noise was considerably reduced. I will see...
by Nickol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2092
Views: 298400

Re: Spotted today.

palacebear wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Spotted today. Permanent exhibit at Avoncroft Museum near Bromsgrove.

Did you see all the Austin 8s.? We had 19 the day before but only 15 yesterday. Sorry that I did not meet you
by Nickol
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2092
Views: 298400

Re: Spotted today.

Nice !

I am coming there for the 80 year celebration of the Austin 8 -see link. There should be 19 there on Sunday.

https://www.austin-eight.com/80th-anniversary
by Nickol
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2092
Views: 298400

Re: Spotted today.

Next week , from Friday to Monday we shall be underway with my Austin 8 Woody from Reading to Bromsgrove. If you see us - give us a wave!
by Nickol
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Morris Minor Owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: New Morris Minor Owner.

On the subject of thread sizes. The brake pipe unions also use different threads which is very confusing i.e BSF and UNF. Declan kindly did a sketch of what goes where sometime ago and I copied it. sadly I am unable to download the Information here.
by Nickol
Thu May 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven Tyre Wear??
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Uneven Tyre Wear??

The issue we have is that that our pickups are our day use vehicle and as you correctly say, tyres are expensive, we have tried to address the issue so that new tyres do not get bad wear, but as you can see, after only a couple of months of use the tyre in the picture has been removed from our pick...
by Nickol
Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage Regulator Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Voltage Regulator Problem

This is (one of ) the link Imentioned - much better than my description.

mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/lucas-faults.pdf
by Nickol
Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage Regulator Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Voltage Regulator Problem

Hej Bemont! From your description, despite the rusty looking pieces, all is working correctly with your voltage Regulator but probably your battery is not in the best condition. Even new ones, which are not used regularly and charged , will deteriorate in only two to three years. Less if stored in a...
by Nickol
Tue May 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 stuck in first gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: 803 stuck in first gear?

There is a detailed thread on this somewhere in the Forum - apparantly the Problem is not uncommon....bit I cannot find it at the Moment.
by Nickol
Mon May 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: KDR 381 needs two parts please!
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: KDR 381 needs two parts please!

I would advise that it is of benefit to drain the dampers and fill with straight 30 grade oil which can be obtained from garden machinery centres or 'e' bay. Is the straight grade SAE 30 the universal solution? I Need to check the dampers on both my 1968 Morris and a 1947 Austin so I did a search h...