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by James k
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Replacing Traveller Woodwork
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Replacing Traveller Woodwork

I don't know the full history of the car but I suspect it has been restored at some point. All wings have been replaced with fibreglass and the car was presumably all resprayed at the same time. The waist rails I removed had no drain holes before I drilled them a couple of years ago. I'm led to beli...
by James k
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Replacing Traveller Woodwork
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Replacing Traveller Woodwork

Hi, Thanks for the replies. I had another go at trial fitting the side today, again without much luck. I placed the sides back to back and they are indeed mirror images of each other. Looking at the old wheel arch, it seems as if the wood had been trimmed so that the inside edge was at an angle such...
by James k
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Replacing Traveller Woodwork
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Replacing Traveller Woodwork

Hi, I've come to trial fit the wood but I'm having a problem with the nearside frame. The offside fits into place fine but the nearside seems way out. I can get it to fit at the front (with some effort) or at the back, but not both. Has anyone had the same experience when fitting a side? The wood ha...
by James k
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Replacing Traveller Woodwork
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Replacing Traveller Woodwork

Thanks for the reply. I'll paint those bits black too. I also wondered if I should do the insides of the joint where the rear post meets the rear base rail. Today, I applied three coats of Burgess Woodsealer to all of the wood. I put it on with a cloth and did my best to avoid drips but I still mana...
by James k
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Replacing Traveller Woodwork
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Replacing Traveller Woodwork

Hi, I am currently replacing the woodwork on my traveller. I had initially intended to replace only one side but, on disassembling, the rot turned out to be far worse than I thought. Both rear posts had been badly rotting from the inside and, after breaking through a thin hard crust, were mainly com...
by James k
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: Tin opener.

I have an 'OXO' tin opener that I'm very pleased with. It can even open Fray Bentos pies with ease. I even use it on tins with ring pulls as it's so satisfying to use.
by James k
Mon May 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I imagine that the 'parp' is caused by a standing wave created in the exhaust system, effectively behaving as a brass instrument. Adding the chrome tailpiece moves the node about 6" further along and therefore 'tunes out' that resonant frequency.
by James k
Sun May 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flasher Unit again
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Flasher Unit again

I have a Durite, black plastic, flasher unit in my car. It's worked reliably for six years now after I had several of the metal can 'Lucas' units fail in the space of a few months.

James
by James k
Sun May 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I would be really interested to know what exhaust you end up going for, if you replace it, and how it is noise-wise. I have a mild steel exhaust from ESM on my Traveller and it is horrendously loud. I enjoy the parp sound and it did make that when new but it disappeared when I added a short chrome t...
by James k
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller side replacement - a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Traveller side replacement - a few questions

Thanks for the reply. I'll get in touch with Woodies again to see if I can get a one side set. I think I'll settle for traditional varnish as that's what I used before and it seems to have held up well in those places. In terms of the welding, I'm now wondering if it can be done with the frame in pl...
by James k
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loose engine mount tower
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Loose engine mount tower

Hi, I opened the bonnet just now to check if the fan-belt was still tight after fitting an alternator and made a shocking discovery. The nearside engine mounting tower is currently only fixed in properly by one screw! One is missing entirely and the other two are loose and at an angle. Obviously I'm...
by James k
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller side replacement - a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Traveller side replacement - a few questions

Hi, When replacing a brake light bulb last weekend I noticed that the rear post on that side had rotted badly (nicely concealed by the varnish). Since there are various other bits of rot on that side, I've decided to replace the entire side. I've purchased a new assembled side and I've got some ques...
by James k
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying this part please
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Help identifying this part please

Thank you! I thought it seemed a bit too clean to have come off the car! I suppose it must have been caught up with the wire or something and dropped without me noticing.

Hopefully the alternator lives up to my expectations. I'm a bit tired of having to bump start my car on winter mornings!
by James k
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying this part please
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Help identifying this part please

Hi, I was just fitting an alternator to my traveller and I found this thing under the car. I assume it's come off the car but I'm not certain. Any idea what it is?
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Thanks,
James
by James k
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Built in drip tray

geoberni wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Flipping Nora; the link I posted above takes you to the topic where you saw the photo!
:oops: Feel like a right incompetent now! I didn't see that it was on page two :oops: That is indeed the post I remember. Thanks!
by James k
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Built in drip tray

I did build the engine myself so it's entirely possible something is slightly out of spec :-?
by James k
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Built in drip tray

Hi, I remember there being a thread with pictures of the drip tray, showing a yellow sponge inside and a brass tap. I've tried to find it again with the search function and via Google but had no luck. The engine has the canister breather set-up, connected directly to the carb. It is definitely funct...
by James k
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Built in drip tray

Hi, I remember seeing at some point on here that someone had fitted a built-in trip tray fitted to the back of the engine. It was a metal tray with a bracket, drain tap and sponge fitted inside. Does anyone remember this and whether they were ever made available to buy? My Traveller drips oil from t...
by James k
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Backfire on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Backfire on overrun

Hi,
Thanks for the replies. I did change the head gasket a few months ago so the exhaust has been disturbed. I'll check the joints. The ignition and fuel systems have been checked over recently and are all in order.

Thanks,
James
by James k
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Backfire on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Backfire on overrun

Hi,
I'm getting quite a lot of backfire on overrun, for example when going down a fairly steep hill in third gear. What could be the cause of this and is it typical? I am talking about popping and not the classic Morris Minor overrun noise or exhaust parp.

Thanks,
James