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by newagetraveller
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?

I would be inclined to use as small amount of ptfe tape, assume that when you tighten it up the sender will cut through it and make contact with the engine and then check that you have an electrical connection with a meter.
by newagetraveller
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes - corroded nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Front brakes - corroded nuts

Gas torch and a mole wrench.
by newagetraveller
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fast idle due to overheating (possibly)
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Fast idle due to overheating (possibly)

Retarded ignition can cause overheating.
by newagetraveller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 79
Views: 1585

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Lacks power going up hills and sometimes runs on when the ignition is switched off.

Is the mixture too weak?
by newagetraveller
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked engine drain tap
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Re: blocked engine drain tap

I use a suitable drill bit to clean them out as much as possible. The largest one that will fit in the hole.
by newagetraveller
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

As long as you unscrew the old one carefully and screw the new one in right away without pressing the brake pedal there shouldn't be a problem.
by newagetraveller
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1034

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I used a big jubilee clip and three little screwdrivers to put this together.
by newagetraveller
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing rear suspension on my convertible.
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Replacing rear suspension on my convertible.

The difficult part it that most of the nuts and bolts may be siezed solid and it is easier to cut them off with an angle grinder and replace with new.
by newagetraveller
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1003

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Dirt in the float chamber?

Ignition coil breaking down in the hot weather?
by newagetraveller
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Fuel pump woes...

When changing the points on a fuel pump it is best to count the number of turns it took to unscrew the old ones so that you can screw up the new ones by the same amount.
by newagetraveller
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 527

Re: Engine to far forward?

I would be interested to know:
a. How close are the timing marks on the timing chain cover to the rear of the front crossmember.
b. If the prop shaft is fitted, how much of the rear end of the gearbox is exposed.
by newagetraveller
Tue May 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1003

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Remove the petrol filler cap before you go for a drive. If the problem goes away then it may be the filler cap.
by newagetraveller
Mon May 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pedal off
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: clutch pedal off

If the gearbox is almost dry, the gearbox rear seal may be worn, allowing the oil to leak out.
Also the third and fourth gear selector fork may be getting worn.
by newagetraveller
Sun May 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU carb overfilling
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: SU carb overfilling

I would start by taking the top off the float chamber, disconnecting the pipe that goes to the fuel pump and making sure that if you blow down the tube on the top of the float chamber you can stop the flow of air by pushing up the little lever inside the top of the float chamber.
by newagetraveller
Sun May 17, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part

My car has those too. I put them there to compensate for wear in the brake drums.
They are aluminium and made from a bit of traveller bodyshell. It is easier to cut than steel.
by newagetraveller
Tue May 05, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Motor breathing/ leaking as a result
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: A Motor breathing/ leaking as a result

Is the existing breather pipe blocked?
by newagetraveller
Sun May 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1265

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I would use a hammer and a cold chisel too.
Any damage to the nut can be smoothed down with a file.
by newagetraveller
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb parts
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Carb parts

Burlen used to sell parts for SU carbs.
by newagetraveller
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

One of the commonest causes of a gearbox jumping out of 3rd or 4th gear is a worn selector fork.
To the best of my knowledge, new ones are not available.
by newagetraveller
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox removal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4823

Re: gearbox removal?

I have a pit in my garage and I could usually do it in an afternoon.