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by bmcecosse
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Growling Traveller
Replies: 25
Views: 3317

Re: Growling Traveller

Don't put 'gear oil' in the gearbox - it rots away the brass/bronze bits. As Phil says - likely to be the crownwheel/pinion and NOT the 'diff'unless it only happens on cornering? Perhaps a an oil change in the back axle would be worth trying. Otherwise pretty much all covered. Just a thought - is th...
by bmcecosse
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Re: Compression Test

Yes - the compression will have fallen away slightly - but it would be better to use the same tester, and same hot engine/throttle wide open/valve gaps set to 12 inlet/15 exhaust before testing.150 psi is 'ok' but not great.........
by bmcecosse
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct oil filter?
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Re: Correct oil filter?

The original paper/felt filter is fine - and quite frankly as often as not I didn't even change the rubber ring. Very simple to fit - typically 50p at say an autojumble and a lot less hassle than trying to get that pipe to align without kinking/twisting - which it does VERY easily.
by bmcecosse
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Negative earth wiper motor switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Negative earth wiper motor switch

The wiper motor has both field and comm windings - so it is not in any way affected by polarity.............
by bmcecosse
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermostat quqliaty
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: thermostat quqliaty

The hole is drilled to allow a small flow of water when the bypass hose has been eliminated. This does indeed make for faster/better heater operation, and ensures full flow of cooling water round the back of the engine block and head until the stat begins to open. It's not essential to do this - but...
by bmcecosse
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Modern Engine Swaps
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: Modern Engine Swaps

With ANY engine upgrade on a 52 car you will need to attend to the tyres/wheels/brakes/ suspension/back axle and gearbox before even thinking about the engine. As others have pointed out - a larger capacity A series will be the relatively straight forward choice.
by bmcecosse
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermostat quqliaty
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: thermostat quqliaty

Are you sure the problem isn't in fact an over heating engine? When you take out a stat it is always 'closed' - it should open if you boil it up in a pan of water.
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VariFlow Dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

Re: VariFlow Dampers

Just vary the flow with different grades of oil - SAE 40 is highly recommended.
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT Rules?
Replies: 26
Views: 5279

Re: New MOT Rules?

This has been going round and round for a long time now............ :roll:
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which garage/specialist....?
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: Which garage/specialist....?

My Traveller had the misfortune to pass through King Street Motors hands many years ago........... :roll:
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPGRADE CAMSHAFT
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: UPGRADE CAMSHAFT

The old SW5 has long been 'found out' - see Adrian Dodd for what are now considered by the Mini lads to be the best cams for the A series. You do realise it's a big job to change the cam on a 1275 engine ?? There's no need for rough idling - also note that there is no point in fitting a cam that pea...
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.
Replies: 27
Views: 4364

Re: Distributor and Vacuum advance/retard component.

The 'trap' does nothing useful and was eliminated on later engines - just pipe it direct to the dizzy with (obviously) a non - collapsible tubing
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Negative earth wiper motor switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Negative earth wiper motor switch

You don't do anything to the wiper motor or switch. You DO need to swap the coil connections and clean the points in the dizzy and the fuel pump.
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Disc Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: Disc Brakes

You definitely don't need the vented discs - and fitting a servo is not particularly easy due to the front/rear split at the master cylinder. Hope you are good at making up new pipes - and don't be tempted to use 'copper' pipes- they should be kunifer - or the original bundy tubing. Frankly - I'm su...
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4667

Re: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?

Quite right to send it back - and at no cost to you!
by bmcecosse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermostat quqliaty
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: thermostat quqliaty

And does the engine boil up? I've never know a stat to jam shut - maybe had one in all my years that stayed open - but that's all.
by bmcecosse
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermostat quqliaty
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: thermostat quqliaty

What happens to them? Usually extremely reliable and no reports of problems that I have seen. You sure that's the problem?
by bmcecosse
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine valves
Replies: 16
Views: 2331

Re: engine valves

The check is to see if the oil rings are present and correct - and the piston lands not broken or seized up with 'gunk'. Yes - you would need +40 rings - but check if the pistons are ok first. The check for valve/guide clearance is simply to wobble them in the guide - there should only be the very s...
by bmcecosse
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: hs4 carb needle problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: hs4 carb needle problems

Thinner oil will make it worse - use engine oil. The AAA is for a modified engine - not suitable for a bog standard unit. Is the float bowl vertical ? Check if the float bowl is overflowing - when you switch on, does the pump give a couple of clicks then stop - or does it keep on clicking?
by bmcecosse
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: is there an alternative carb for a mm 918 side valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: is there an alternative carb for a mm 918 side valve

Just stick with the H1. why would you want anything else ? It won't increase vthe power - the limitations are elsewhere in the engine ....