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by Chazbee
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Coolant circuit

Well I think I’m fully clued up on the cooling system now (thank goodness is the cry 😀😀). This forum is a fantastic
resource for us mere mortals especially when we’ve access to expertise from people such as Phil.
Thanks until the next question pops up in my head.
by Chazbee
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Coolant circuit

I did’nt express myself very well regarding the heater return - I mean’t to say that I assumed that the returned heater water joins the bypass water in the pump inlet to be recirculated. Your comments regarding the 940 head illustrates the necessity of keeping the heater valve open when there is no ...
by Chazbee
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Coolant circuit

So before the thermostat opens,is the flow - through the block - to the cylinder head then down the bypass hose to the pump where it joins the heater return (assuming the heater valve is open) to be returned to the block?
by Chazbee
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Coolant circuit

Can someone tell me the pathway and direction of travel of the coolant through the engine,cylinder head and heater in the following situations:- a) When the thermostat is closed. b) When the thermostat is open. I haven’t got a problem - I’m just trying to straighten things out in my head! (I know - ...
by Chazbee
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder Head Refurb.
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Cylinder Head Refurb.

Thanks for replies - as in many questions there are varying opinions but I’ve now got food for thought!!
by Chazbee
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder Head Refurb.
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Cylinder Head Refurb.

I’m refurbishing a 12g202 head for my 1098cc engine and I have a couple of questions :- When I have the face skimmed should I just have it cleaned up or would it be a good opportunity to raise the compression ratio a bit? How many thou should I remove? If I turn the engine over with the underbonnet ...
by Chazbee
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Distributor prices

I don’t have a problem fitting a new vacuum advance - I usually remove the distributor to put new points in anyway (much easier on the bench) but I was querying whether it made sense to pay the same money for a vacuum unit as a complete distributor. If no one has tried one of these units I think I’l...
by Chazbee
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Distributor prices

The vacuum advance on my 1968 bog standard 1098 convertible is no longer doing it’s thing so I have searched for a replacement which will cost around £30. During my search I came across a website on eBay offering a complete 45d Powermax distributor for around £30. Normal price for a new distributor ...
by Chazbee
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Brake adjustment

As a follow up to previous post - I have fitted a set of new shoes which has sorted the problem for now! During the fitting process I decided to remove the cylinder pistons to clean and lubricate them and to my surprise one of the cylinders was different to the others in that it had a piston with a ...
by Chazbee
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Brake adjustment

I have run out of adjustment on my front brakes while still having plenty of material left on the shoes - a common occurrence it would seem! While being aware of the larger adjusters available I wondered if a cheaper solution would be to put a thin shim between the metal piston and sealing rubber in...
by Chazbee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Steering wheel

Thanks for all replies.
by Chazbee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Steering wheel

Would the ones with a bull motif wheelcentre be the one I don't want? ie. I need the one with a large M.
by Chazbee
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Steering wheel

Is the horn operation on the metal spoked wheel identical to the later two spoked type or is some rewiring needed?
by Chazbee
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Steering wheel

I am thinking about swapping the steering wheel on my 1968 Tourer for an earlier wire spoked model. I am looking on eBay etc. but am unsure as to which will fit! They are variously described as banjo fitting, 48 splines,etc.etc.
Can someone unravel the mystery for me please.
by Chazbee
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tracking Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Tracking Gauge

I've had a look on YouTube as you suggested but I'm a bit confused as to where to measure - some show measurements being taken to the front and back of the tyre and some to the wheel rim, surely the same toe in can't be used for both places. Where is the 3mm toe in for the Morris supposed to be meas...
by Chazbee
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tracking Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Tracking Gauge

Can someone tell me how to make a DIY tracking gauge or better still do a diagram - I'm sure I've read a thread on here talking about a dexion frame but I can't find it!
by Chazbee
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: EYEBOLT FULCRUM PIN
Replies: 2
Views: 599

EYEBOLT FULCRUM PIN

I'm about to renew the eyebolt bushes and after studying the diagrams and reading various posts I can't see what stops the eyebolt fulcrum pin turning when I try to undo the front nut to remove the front half of the bottom suspension arm.Will it hold tight by friction in the bush or rust on the cup ...
by Chazbee
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Front suspension overhaul

Thanks to all for excellent responses.
by Chazbee
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Front suspension overhaul

Thanks for the quick and comprehensive reply! Have you any idea as to how many or part of a degree the camber will move to negative for a 1,1/4 inch raise in height?
by Chazbee
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Front suspension overhaul

I am about to overhaul the front suspension on my 1968 tourer and intend fitting polyurethane bushes. ESM sell a set for less than £20 which seems cheap compared to EBay etc. - has anyone used them - are they OK.? Would you use polyurethane on both sides of the tiebar or fit normal rubber on the rea...