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by newagetraveller
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke Won't Return
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Choke Won't Return

Is it one of the old cables where you can pull it out and then twist the knob to stop it slipping back again?
by newagetraveller
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering rack set up
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: steering rack set up

When the track rods are correctly adjusted, exactly the same length of thread should be exposed on each side.
Then I fit the steering wheel to roughly the right place, drive in a straight line, stop and centre the steering wheel.
by newagetraveller
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: drain plug tap
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: drain plug tap

I vote for tapered thread.
by newagetraveller
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 694

Re: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild

The lay shaft and needle bearings will invariably need replacing. I have never needed to replace the bearing that the third motion shaft runs in and the only problem I had with a first motion shaft was when the bearing cage disintegrated. I have reassembled that synchro ring with the springs and lit...
by newagetraveller
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 63 Ribbed Gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 63 Ribbed Gearbox

When you accidentally want second is what my previous post should have said. (Senior moment )
by newagetraveller
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 63 Ribbed Gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 63 Ribbed Gearbox

The lever is spring loaded to stop you accidentally selecting reverse when you really want first.
by newagetraveller
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox whining
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Gearbox whining

Have you checked the oil level in the gearbox?
by newagetraveller
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Starting problem

If none of the above works it is not unknown for the contacts to wear/burn out due to the high current that it has to switch.
by newagetraveller
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 309

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: 290

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: 751

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: 80
Views: 2596

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: 777

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: 690

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: 1347

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: 417

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: 1336

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: 451

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: 847

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: 1336

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.