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by pgp001
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 28
Views: 829

Re: knocking on start up

Make sure to clean the oil galleries very carefully with all that rubber floating around.

Phil P
by pgp001
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 1852

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Just in case there are still any doubters, here is the latest breather canister one of our members sent me for the modification. It looked fine from the outside and there was no clue as to how bad it had got. Air was still passing through it, but crucially it was not being filtered in any way, so al...
by pgp001
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two wires left in the engine compartment
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Two wires left in the engine compartment

That earth connection circled in red, looks to be connected to the battery hold down hook, not exactly the best point for a good earth.

Phil P
by pgp001
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Timing Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Replacing Timing Chain

It should be pretty foolproof for you as the two sprockets are both keyed to the shafts. So as long as the two timing marks on the sprockets are lined up when you slide them onto the shafts complete with your new chain that is all you need to do. Prior to final assembly, I would test fit each sprock...
by pgp001
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Timing Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Replacing Timing Chain

I have converted mine to duplex using some Cooper timing chain sprockets that I got from Phil the Hill. The main thing that needs modifying is the front engine mounting plate, in that there are two fixing screws behind the crank sprocket that will need countersinking to clear the duplex sprocket, I ...
by pgp001
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MMOC Snow Reports....
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: MMOC Snow Reports....

Silsden in West Yorkshire.

Woke up to a light covering over everything maybe 1/2" deep, but roads are clear so far, it just keeps doing very light snow showers and then sunny intervals.

Phil P
by pgp001
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Water leak
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Water leak

Sounds like a job for "Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure".........No I am not joking :D

https://captaintolleyshop.com/products/ ... ml-8-fl-oz

I have used it on my Traveller and it really does work.

Phil P
by pgp001
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality tools
Replies: 22
Views: 620

Re: Quality tools

Agreed When I was a schoolboy my dad would never lend me his tools, he said I had to save up and buy my own if I wanted any. I thought at the time he was just being mean, but I soon realised what a valuable lesson that was. So in my school holidays he got me a pocket money job cleaning machines down...
by pgp001
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Home (replica) Chrome kits
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Home (replica) Chrome kits

Surprisingly good results can be obtained with powder coating. Don Don I wonder if the powder technology has moved on since I had some motorcycle rims done years ago. They looked good for a year or so, but eventually just turned grey, admittedly they have never rusted again but dont look very nice....
by pgp001
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of our Minors
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Value of our Minors

According to the Traction Talk website it is unlikely that the coking coal will not be any good for preserved road and rail steam.

https://tractiontalkforum.com/showthread.php?t=47093

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 1852

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Job done I made the bobbin a bit longer than normal so I could get the O ring below the rust hole that had gone through the side. https://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/Breather_Canister_002_29-01-21_28229.JPG The visible band of the aluminium bobbin is a bit thinner than normal ...
by pgp001
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 1852

Re: Breather Oil Trap

What Phil said, with the added advantage of getting a higher crankcase depression and thus less oil escaping from the rear scroll seal.

Phil P
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 1852

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Phil

Do those have any material inside to stop the oil passing through ?

Phil P
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of our Minors
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Value of our Minors

Unfortunately the steam preservation world is having great problems obtaining coal now, I know it will never be used commercially again but it seems that some preserved railway lines may disappear due to the high running costs of using imported coal. The traction engine owners are also affected as t...
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of our Minors
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Value of our Minors

I for one just don't get why you would want to convert a Minor to electric power.
The whole charm of the car would be lost, you may as well just buy a modern car.

Phil P
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of our Minors
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Value of our Minors

Your 10 minute charge is not far off being a reality according to this. https://www.whatcar.com/news/new-super-fast-electric-car-batteries-will-charge-up-in-five-minutes/n22584 Your 500 mile range is also on the horizon. https://www.tesla.com/en_gb/cybertruck And if you need a bit more load capacity...
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Seasonal Scenes...
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Morris Minor Seasonal Scenes...

This happened a week after I drove my Traveller home and before I managed to get the car port built back in 2018.

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Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 1852

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Les

I have replied via PM.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 1852

Re: Breather Oil Trap

This one was surprisingly good in the bottom, it had a layer of oily sludge which had kept the steel clean and shiny, the upper part was a different story though.

Phil P
by pgp001
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of our Minors
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Value of our Minors

Does anyone believe our Minors are going to continue to appreciate in value ? I can see them starting to decline with all the talk of electric cars and the demise of petrol, we may all be left with a museum piece that nobody wants in a few (not many) years time. It alright being told that there will...