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by amgrave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 769

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: 670

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: 19
Views: 1152

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: 1233

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: 1974
Views: 260567

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: 1233

Re: Just won't start

Seconded
by amgrave
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM overheating.
Replies: 14
Views: 389

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: 191

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: 363

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: 299

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: 504

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: 333

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: 383

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: 537

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: 242

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.
by amgrave
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine out tips please.
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Engine out tips please.

Hello all. I've been asked to help change a clutch and gearbox on a 2 door 1967 model and as the front of the car is all off I have suggested getting the whole engine/box out to do the job. Questions: Does the gearbox cross member and remote have be removed or can the lot come out in one go. Does th...
by amgrave
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: " Typo " opening page banner
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: " Typo " opening page banner

Opppss, another typo palacebear :lol: :lol: :lol:
by amgrave
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 1210

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Read the post properly, he states he has an alternator fitted. Good idea re the relay though if it's a heavy draw.
by amgrave
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 48
Views: 3533

Re: Won't start

I don't think your distributor drive is a worm I think it's an offset slot drive which means it will only fit in one place throughout the whole 360 degree's.
by amgrave
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: My Car wont start
Replies: 41
Views: 2419

Re: My Car wont start

Needs a new battery perhaps?