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by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed May 12, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This guy's got to having a laugh....surely?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: This guy's got to having a laugh....surely?

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by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed May 12, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This guy's got to having a laugh....surely?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: This guy's got to having a laugh....surely?

It needs to read 88MPH to travel back in time!
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue May 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gaskets
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Gaskets

If the leak isn’t bad I would leave it as the replacement of the seal can go wrong:- The pinion nut sets the bearing preload by the use of a single use crushable spacer. A workaround if you are only changing the seal would be to mark the nut to the flange so it can be tightened to the exact same pos...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon May 10, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gaskets
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Gaskets

Does this help, gasket highlighted.
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by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed May 05, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

Have got jump leads. Is it the same as jump starting a modern car? My husband said something about the car being negative earth and that you have to be careful. What your Husband is referring to is if you use jump leads between two cars with an opposite earth system you have to make sure that no me...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue May 04, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

Does the fuel pump tick as normal when you turn the ignition on. Just a theory but I reckon an SU pump could be damaged by being left on with a low voltage as the battery runs down, not enough power to make the contacts go overcentre leaving the solenoid coil energised and overheating it, an electro...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon May 03, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn earth wire.
Replies: 54
Views: 9274

Re: Horn earth wire.

Gene Johnson wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:33 pm
Opening this topic for my problem today. By the way, those of you with 30+ years of experience can be obstinate jerks, I've got 40+ years of experience and I'd never be so RUDE as many of your answers.

I'm also out.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1098 Clutch repair kit
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: 1098 Clutch repair kit

Unexpected item in bagging area :o
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 cyl A Series engine
Replies: 31
Views: 1255

Re: 2 cyl A Series engine

Part 6
https://youtu.be/qs0XL_8vB1o
Watch it to the end, he has bought the two cylinder 2 Stroke prototype engine.
He also shows off his very original 59 mini featuring the eBay £800 glass washer bottle that I think was mentioned on this forum.

Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 cyl A Series engine
Replies: 31
Views: 1255

Re: 2 cyl A Series engine

Get your headphones on and listen to it running :D
https://youtu.be/rKik4DpKxvA
Regard John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber grommets on glovebox surrounds
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Rubber grommets on glovebox surrounds

My 1970 Austin badged pickup owned for 40 years has them fitted.

Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine won't start, carburettor problem?
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Engine won't start, carburettor problem?

Has it got a servo fitted.
If so, has the hose from it to the inlet manifold become disconnected or perished, letting in too much air and therefore low suction at the carb.

Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?
Replies: 106
Views: 3814

Re: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?

Got my invite today through the post for the first jab.
Looking forward to attending on the 4th April.
West Wales 50-60 age group.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Swapping SU Carb parts
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Swapping SU Carb parts

Before you place an offer on the manifold in Phil's link above, the manifold is broken.
See photo
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Edit: Apologies Phil, after posting I realised the alloy inlet can be removed.

Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19267
Views: 1056653

Re: Word Association

Pilot
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19267
Views: 1056653

Re: Word Association

Roll
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4618
Views: 318205

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

but Ether way
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4618
Views: 318205

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

an uncouth chap
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19267
Views: 1056653

Re: Word Association

TR7
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horn push insulator - how easy to replace?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Horn push insulator - how easy to replace?

You’ve pretty much described it yourself. The contact on the end that sits up inside the insulator is an ordinary bullet connector with a circlip fitted. The circlip just needs levering off the side to enable you to replace the new parts. The only problem will be the circlip flying off never to be s...