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by martin418
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many tools is enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: How many tools is enough?

it was meant as a joke just to try and raise a smile in this crazy world .it was not aimed at a specific gender group
by martin418
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many tools is enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: How many tools is enough?

simple answer you can't have too many tools it's a man thing !! as a simple creature a box of spanners = happy therefore problem solved
by martin418
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spotted on ebay....
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: spotted on ebay....

they are s2 wheels
by martin418
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Car found buried in back garden.....
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Car found buried in back garden.....

do you mean it's not true :D
by martin418
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Car found buried in back garden.....
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Car found buried in back garden.....

car sos will have that on the road in 2 weeks no problem
by martin418
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: austin fx 4 taxi engine colour
Replies: 0
Views: 552

austin fx 4 taxi engine colour

do any of you widely knowledgeable folk on here know what colour austin painted the 1970's austin taxi diesel engine blocks i am rebuilding one as a stationary engine as you do !!
by martin418
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes seizing after a short drive.
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Front brakes seizing after a short drive.

over adjustment can cause this as the drums heat up they expand and stick on the brakes , i went through a similar issue which i found was caused by weak brake shoe return springs worth a try especially if the springs are fairly new and likely to be of poor quality
by martin418
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

were all the kits the same make ? if so i would think the issue is in the new part
by martin418
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 5042

Re: dead moggy

hi what's your location ? there might be a member local to you who could help
by martin418
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Redex

thank you for the info i am one of the members who is using redex and the ones i just bought are the latter part number
by martin418
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

update update ! well it looks like the redex additive is doing the job , i have done over 100 miles today and my car has never run so smoothly even in traffic and several hot restarts its perfect
by martin418
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

another update .its still running fine and i have put some redex lead additive in the fuel just to help so i am leaving it well alone
by martin418
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Extra rattle

my car developed a tinny rattle at idle which i traced to old exhaust paste in side the silencer which must have fell in when i took the down pipe off , it sounds like the cars about to fall apart !! :)
by martin418
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

quick update its running fine , it had a reasonable run this eve and its a hot day but no issues , the plot thickens
by martin418
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

i pressed them in using a similar tool i made to get the correct dept , i didn't ream them as they had just permissible clearance , i am 100 % sure it/'s the mismatch of materials , checking with mini spares they say unleaded spec exhaust valves must use bronze or other alternatives to the cast ones...
by martin418
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

everything else is spot on , so i am sure its the guides at fault
by martin418
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

question answered they are cast iron guides the same the ones i replaced ,cylinder 3 was / is the culprit it makes sense now
by martin418
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

hi all interesting one this , 1098 engine unleaded head , i just had an exhaust valve stick open , i thought head gasket when it lost power but i soon found the valve plus you could hear it firing into the exhaust manifold [valves and guides under 500 miles old ], i was not far from home so pushed o...
by martin418
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: series 2 upper steering column bush worn
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: series 2 upper steering column bush worn

i just used super glue and its been fine , a spot oil now and again helps the bush
by martin418
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Clutch and brake pedal stop plate
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Clutch and brake pedal stop plate

my 55 s2 does not have any stops at all