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by James k
Mon May 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 495

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: 437

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: 495

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: 875

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: 412

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: 875

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: 377

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: 377

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: 666

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: 666

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: 666

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: 666

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: 695

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: 695

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
by James k
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member...
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: New member...

Do you by any chance live in Hastings, Hastings? If so, you might see my blue Traveller around.
by James k
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Engine misfire advice

I did indeed loosen and retorque in the correct sequence. I've been reading up on whether to retorque hot or cold and the explanation seems to be that the steel head studs expand more than the cast iron head so the torque is lower when the engine is hot. Therefore tightening when hot ensures that it...
by James k
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Engine misfire advice

I've retorqued it now and reset the valve clearances again. I'm sure I've been told in the past to retorque when cold. The workshop manual doesn't mention it but the slip with the gasket said to let it cool fully before retorquing.
by James k
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Engine misfire advice

All back together and running very nicely now! It took about an hour and a half to get it all back together and there were no nasty surprises. I drove it round the block to get it up to temperature and it's currently sitting with the bonnet open, ready to retorque the head later. On closer inspectio...
by James k
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Engine misfire advice

Hi again, Thank you for mentally preparing me for the inevitable outcome. I went through the normal steps of diagnosing an ignition problem. Plugs fine, leads fine, rotor arm and cap fine. I then checked all the valve clearances which were all spot on. I then went ahead with a compression test which...
by James k
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Engine misfire advice

Thanks for all the replies! I'll begin with a compression test and then try and systematically diagnose it from there. I did wonder about a sticking valve since that would make sense if it was coming free after revving a bit. I hope the head gasket hasn't gone although it's not a huge job to replace...