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by amgrave
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 7400

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Check to see if the head is not sitting on the top edge of the water pump and stopping it seating fully on the block top face, it does happen with some water pumps apparently.
by amgrave
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Silicone brake fluid

It won't cause any rust problems Les, it is used to protect metal from corrosion it is often found in spray on lubricants. The only problem I know of with it is if you get it on the paint work it can cause silicon spots when painting over, you often have to sand the paint down to the metal to get ri...
by amgrave
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Brake fluid theory

Hear hear from me, been using it for five years with the car standing for months in the winter and the brakes work every time.
by amgrave
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles

You can get something for that :oops:
by amgrave
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chicken, Fox, Bag of Grain...
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Chicken, Fox, Bag of Grain...

Cor, what a palarva :D
by amgrave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

Re: High speed pinking

Sounds like it could be a big end or main bearing on its way out if the noise sounds like a clanging.
by amgrave
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Total Loss Salvage Value process
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Total Loss Salvage Value process

It looks a bit twisted to me, could end up being a big job. The fact it is a convertible does not help as the lack of roof may have allowed the base to twist beyond the engine bulkhead. I hope it is not the case though and it's the pictures telling porkies especially the first one.
by amgrave
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 2890

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

Out of interest MollyOwner what pressure do you run your Bridgestone tyres at.
by amgrave
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Just won't start
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: Just won't start

Sounds like you need to replace the rotor arm, it might be tracking to earth via the shaft it's mounted on.
by amgrave
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301446

Re: Spotted today.

All I can say is my 4 door is a 1963 and has clap hand wipers and front indicators are single lens white.
by amgrave
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Just won't start
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: Just won't start

Seconded
by amgrave
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM overheating.
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: MM overheating.

iirr if you remove the thermostat you have to fit something in its place otherwise the water only circulates round the front of the engine and does not reach the back and so causes over heating. I think it is some sort of baffle that you fit in place.
by amgrave
Wed May 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket test
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Photobucket test

Yes, I see it OK. Is it one on Photobucket that had been taken down latterly by them.
by amgrave
Wed May 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Gearlever, selection

You might find using the palm to push the gearstick in changing gear helps. Use an upward or downward movement and at the same time a slight sideways push works well. Good for racing changes too.
by amgrave
Sun May 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT - implications for Minors?
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: New MOT - implications for Minors?

You live in a dream world Panky :lol:
by amgrave
Fri May 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen from Kent.
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Stolen from Kent.

Just read about a Minor Van has been stolen :evil: , thought I would put it up here. Hope the link works but if not let me know and I will try and correct it.
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/weald/news/ ... en-183240/
by amgrave
Fri May 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: car starts well ish
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: car starts well ish

Don't forget you have to re-torque the head bolts/nuts after a heat and cool cycle and re-set the valve gaps.
by amgrave
Fri May 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonnet up height
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Bonnet up height

If you are a couple of inches short of the required hight you could try letting the air out of the tyres :lol:
by amgrave
Tue May 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake pedal return spring
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Brake pedal return spring

Yes, that's how I did it Les. Took about 4 attempts if I remember rightly.
by amgrave
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine out tips please.
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Engine out tips please.

Thanks for that Simmitc. I wondered if there was a way without removing the gearbox cross-member as I have heard the stories about the captive nuts turning and having to remove the brake master to rectify the problem, the simple job becoming deeper and deeper.