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by newagetraveller
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating or fuel issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Overheating or fuel issue?

Coil breaking down when it gets hot?
by newagetraveller
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 23
Views: 556

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

I would start by checking oil level in gearbox and oil level in back axle if you have not already done so.
by newagetraveller
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Recognising inlet valves

by newagetraveller
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

I would look at the clutch linkage.
I think you are saying that the clutch doesn't bite until the pedal is near to the top. If you carefully try to engage the gear while slowly pushing the pedal down is there a point before the pedal reaches the floor where the gear will engage?
by newagetraveller
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1074

Re: Circular heater

Search for: Smiths round heater r250
by newagetraveller
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1074

Re: Circular heater

has a case around it is what I meant to put.
by newagetraveller
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1074

Re: Circular heater

There is a deluxe version which case a case around it. It connects to a hole in the floor which enables air from the outside to come through the heater.
by newagetraveller
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?

If the bearing is loose you may be able to correct it by tightening up the nut that holds it it place. If the bearing is worn you should be able to detect it by spinning the wheel round. While the car is jacked up have a look at the tie rods which should both have the same length of thread exposed. ...
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud gearbox knocking
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Loud gearbox knocking

I agree about the missing spigot bush.
There should be a rubber cover over a hole on the left hand side underneath. I think that if you take it off and shine a light in you may be able to see if anything is moving about although you cannot see the spigot itself.
(I hope this makes sense. )
by newagetraveller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running fast when hot
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Running fast when hot

I would check the ignition timing.
by newagetraveller
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Jumping out of gear

Is it a worn selector fork?
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Silicon brake fluid can cause the rubber seals in the master cylinder to perish after a while.
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

As far as I remember you have to take the gearbox out in order to remove the shaft.
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Mainshaft removal

I used a selection of flat bladed screwdrivers. I put one in the gap in the split ring to widen it until a space emerges between the ring and the bearing case. I put the blade of a small screwdriver in this space and then work it round until I get to an end of the ring. This enables me to get that e...
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Mainshaft removal

The above assumes you have already removed all the springs and plungers and selector forks. Somewhere in that third motion shaft assembly are a lot of springs and plungers which will fly all over the place if you are not careful. Main problems are likely to be: Worn lay shaft and lay shaft bearings ...
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Mainshaft removal

Remove the front bearing cover. Pull the lay shaft out from the front (I attach a mole wrench and twist and pull. The lay gear should drop down a little bit. ) Withdraw the third motion shaft from the back. (In practice I use a long steel chisel and knock it out from the inside. This usually takes c...
by newagetraveller
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Self stirring left and right

IMHO the tracking needs adjusting.
It the car wanders to one side or the other the front wheels are toeing out too much.
If the car keeps to a straight path without adjusting the steering wheel the wheels are toeing in too much.
by newagetraveller
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Self stirring left and right

IMHO the tracking needs adjusting.
It the car wanders to one side or the other the front wheels are toeing out too much.
If the car keeps to a straight path without adjusting the steering wheel the wheels are toeing in too much.
by newagetraveller
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1453

Re: Starter Motor Woes

You don't have to turn the ignition key to turn the engine over.
You can also press the button on the underside of the starter solenoid.
by newagetraveller
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stud release tool.
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Stud release tool.

Useful for removing the thermostat housing.