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by paul 300358
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

The other option could be to fit an electric fan.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

Thanks Keith, The tab and the hole are there, I will order a spring the next time I order anything from the usual suppliers.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

I've never had a spring, am I missing out? The bonnet seems to release okay without the spring :o
by paul 300358
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 33
Views: 527

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Not all the solenoids have the button.
by paul 300358
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder banjo union - male or female?
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Master cylinder banjo union - male or female?

Sorry, I can't remember the pipe that goes to the front brakes but the one that goes to the rear brakes is a single flare.
by paul 300358
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

I tested my 1098 a couple of weeks ago, it has a 82 deg thermostat in and it ran between 83 and 85 deg at the top of the radiator whilst sat ticking over. Tested with a calibrated digital thermometer.
by paul 300358
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil slinger front timing
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: oil slinger front timing

Citroen were the first European manufacturer to use rack and pinion steering on a production car, the Traction Avant.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 134
Views: 2909

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

Blimey, I wish I had thought of that!! Eventually, I will drop the sump for a clean and will have another look at the thrust washers as the end float was 0.006" but 0.005" would not fit. Are you removing metal from the face or the back of the washer?
by paul 300358
Fri May 31, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front brakes sticking on problem solved
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: front brakes sticking on problem solved

I suppose that its expensive to use the correct grade of spring steel. It just goes to show that parts are produced to a cost rather than the correct quality.
by paul 300358
Wed May 29, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: choosing a cam
Replies: 75
Views: 6428

Re: choosing a cam

Martlin wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Looking at the photo’s of the crank showing the big end fixing nuts,what sort of socket do I need to remove these,my torque set do not seem to fit.
The pictures are on page 2 and they are 12 pointers.
by paul 300358
Wed May 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: choosing a cam
Replies: 75
Views: 6428

Re: choosing a cam

Big ends are 9/16 AF. You need 12 pointer sockets, not 6.
by paul 300358
Tue May 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front brakes sticking on help
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: front brakes sticking on help

As Phil has said, the brakes should not need adjusting up too tight as the first press of the peddle should move the shoes into contact with the drum. The residual pressure valve should keep about 10lbs of pressure in the pipes which should keep the shoes adjacent to the drum. A bit of a long shot b...
by paul 300358
Sun May 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brake pipe replacement - remove gearbox cover?
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Front brake pipe replacement - remove gearbox cover?

I did mine a couple of months ago, I am lucky enough to have access to 2 and 4 post ramps but even if your doing it on axle stands I don't think you will have a problem. If you have a remote reservoir, to stop the fluid leaking when changing the pipe, prepare a length of wood to hold the peddle down...
by paul 300358
Sat May 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 134
Views: 2909

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

I had the same problem with my 1098, I ended up tightening the square key with a pipe to give extra leverage. Kept it all we oiled and tapped in with a hammer shaft. Probably not political correct but it worked.
by paul 300358
Fri May 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: master cylinder fault
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: master cylinder fault

Are you sure that the wheel cylinders are operating freely?
by paul 300358
Thu May 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake master cylinder failed
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: brake master cylinder failed

I totally agree with all the above. Due to the position of the master cylinder, they usually suffer corrosion pits in the bore. Fitting new seals are a waste of time and money as the fluid leaks past the pits.
by paul 300358
Wed May 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 134
Views: 2909

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

Don't smear oil on the back of the bearings or the caps, fit the bearings dry and then smear with plenty of oil prior to offering to the well oiled crank journal.
by paul 300358
Fri May 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tacho with electronic ignition.
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Tacho with electronic ignition.

I would suggest that you contact the distributor doctor for your points and condenser. The country lanes are littered with copies from eBay.
by paul 300358
Mon May 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Scrap master cylinder wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Scrap master cylinder wanted

Tried again.
by paul 300358
Mon May 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Scrap master cylinder wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Scrap master cylinder wanted

You have a pm