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by panky
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: A little shocked

Compared with other cars I think most panels are pretty reasonable, some even cheap. But when you look at the number of them you need (floor edge/individual sill panels) then the cost escalates rather quickly - as I have found out collecting everything to do my traveller. The bonus, of course, is th...
by panky
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??

Personally I don't use anything in my classics, I used to use Castrol Valve Master but after seeing the state of a couple engines that used it I decided not to bother. They were both Commers with simple iron head engines, the first was a good mate of mine who measured it out carefully to the manufac...
by panky
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 225
Views: 6246

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

More progress. It ran for about 30 min tonight, on and off. I struggled with the mixture-I'm using a Colortune on no.1 plug, and I can't get it lean enough to show a blue flame, the mixture screw is as far as it will go. It's not far off, as raising the pin causing engine speed to rise slightly, th...
by panky
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 225
Views: 6246

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

Got the sump, timing cover, backplate and head on now. Got the flywheel on as well, but having a job tightening up the bolts to 40lbft without the crankshaft turning. An old main bearing shell does the trick too. The ends of the shell fit nicely into the teeth on the flywheel and the curved back of...
by panky
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 225
Views: 6246

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

From the back of the bearing, I did this when I re-built my Mini engine.
by panky
Tue May 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front brakes sticking on help
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: front brakes sticking on help

Could also be the flexible hoses collapsing in side.
by panky
Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 225
Views: 6246

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

A chap I know made this to fit the pistons in his Perkins
by panky
Thu May 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3476

Re: Traveller Tuning

I ended up using an AAA needle and it runs well, nice biscuit colour to the plugs after a run. That was after I fitted the Midget exhaust manifold, previously I had an AAU fitted. It's a compromise really as it isn't a standard set up with all the different components that have been fitted the only ...
by panky
Thu May 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bubble car museum
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Bubble car museum

I was really pleasantly surprised at the exhibits, a real nostalgia trip. Also surprised at the entrance fee, I think it was only £3 at the time.
If Darth Vader rode a scooter
by panky
Wed May 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing Boot Lock Barrel - Step by Step guide - Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Removing Boot Lock Barrel - Step by Step guide - Part 1

That's a great guide, thanks for posting.
by panky
Wed May 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bubble car museum
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Bubble car museum

Yep went a fews years ago and stayed on their campsite for a few nights. The museum is excellent with loads of stuff packed in and not just micro cars, great little cafe too serving home made cakes :P
A few wee tasties
by panky
Sun May 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2091
Views: 297991

Re: Spotted today.

I do pop up now and again - just when you thought you were safe :wink:
by panky
Sat May 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2091
Views: 297991

Re: Spotted today.

Or just a beema towing a trailer
by panky
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Using Morris to jump-start modern car
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Using Morris to jump-start modern car

Is your car negative earth?
by panky
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2691

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Check the readings with another meter if you can. A guy on the Mini Forum recently had a similar issue and it turned out to be his multi meter reading high.
by panky
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What do you have in your tool kit
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: What do you have in your tool kit

And polish tools :)
by panky
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2691

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

I understand that is not a good idea to mount the coil on the alternator, electrical wavey stuff goes weird :o
by panky
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2691

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

After fitting an alternator I found that that space was tight on the inner wing and the king lead was a little short when I mounted the coil on the inner wing so I modified the old bracket that was on the dynamo to bring the coil out a bit. I fitted some spreader washers on the bolts after this pict...
by panky
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is this a Midget manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Is this a Midget manifold

Some differences to mine
by panky
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Nice one, looks nice and tidy :)