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by Edward1949
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Upgrading my grease gun

My ancient telescopic-action Tecalemit gun struggles to achieve sufficient pressure, and when it does the grease usually leaks out at the nipple-connector joint, failing to enter the component. Any experiences and advice on buying a new gun would be very much appreciated.
by Edward1949
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1222

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

This thread reminds me that Minors had a bit of a reputation back in the day for wheel-wobble at higher speeds, even after careful wheel-balancing. I always put it down to some subtlety of suspension design which exaggerated the slightest bearing play into an annoying vibration felt through the stee...
by Edward1949
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 409

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

les wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 pm
No one had an Allegro? Missed a trick there!
Never had one. I always thought they had a nice body shape. Could've been a classic, let down by poor detail design, and they rusted quite badly (as did most cars then ).
by Edward1949
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 409

How many A-series cars have you owned?

As a young driver in the late 1960s there was a good choice of cheap bangers for impecunious youths & I went through my share of money-pits (often large cars) until I had a run of luck with A series-engined cars. The engines seemed to take appalling abuse and neglect and were easy and cheap to keep ...
by Edward1949
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tyres 2
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: tyres 2

Interesting, please report your impressions when you've had them fitted. Only problem for me would be that I want higher gearing, if anything.
by Edward1949
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Keith, The draught tube does not block easily, but may be worthwhile taking the tappet cover off and cleaning it to make sure. Edward, All crankcase ventilation systems rely on drawing or sucking fumes out from the crankcase area, which includes the rocker cover, and delivering them somewhere outsi...
by Edward1949
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: fume vent dumping oil

For the breathing system to work, fresh, filtered air enters the rocker cover FROM the air cleaner and is drawn down through the crankcase and OUT through the tappet cover and down the side vent tube. Trying to get my head around this. What causes the pressure in the rocker cover to be LESS than th...
by Edward1949
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ball Joint - washer?
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Ball Joint - washer?

Thanks for the reply pgp001. I've tried to finish by tightening up the nut with the washer placement as suggested, but the stud just spins in the socket! Do I have to hammer the stud into the steering arm? Seems rather brutal. :o This can be a problem, especially with a new self-locking nut. Try fi...
by Edward1949
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Speed Limiters

Nothing new here - many trucks and light van fleets are already fitted with speed regulators and have been for years. You soon get used to hitting your ceiling speed and drive accordingly. It makes for a relaxing drive and discourages risky competitive driving.
by Edward1949
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

Update : an old 11/32 socket from a cheap'n nasty 1/4 drive set fitted perfectly without any slimming down . Job done, thanks.
by Edward1949
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

philthehill wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:57 pm
You will need the special spanner or similar to remove and fit the float valve.


Is this vital, or can I improvise?
by Edward1949
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

Many thanks for the advice, have ordered 6mm and hoping for sufficient tolerance! Supplementary fuel question : I need a new float needle valve (1968 Saloon, HS2 Carb ) and am a bit baffled by this ebay advert for an HS2 valve which excludes the Morris 1000 from the list of compatible vehicles. http...
by Edward1949
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

Different sources state 5mm and 6mm internal diameter. Anyone know for sure?
by Edward1949
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mi-tests ... gon/#mmGal

…. earlier than Bullitt, but this 1954 road test is very positive.
by Edward1949
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine number interpretation
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Engine number interpretation

My 1968 saloon came with no history. I've Googled its engine no: 10V / 189E / H8818, and it appears to originate from a van with closed circuit breathing (it has a pipe from tappet chest cover to air cleaner, no breather outlet in rocker cover). Other listed van engine numbers state "low compression...
by Edward1949
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: valuation prices
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: valuation prices

i feel that's a slightly negative view of the s 11 cars ,i know my one has got a 1098 engine and diff + 8'' brakes [ i have the original parts if i want it original ] and makes it perfectly useable , i am not sure about the '' inferior ''visibility problem or the heater issues , i feel they are mor...
by Edward1949
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12774

Re: caravans

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Mini- ... rk:14:pf:0

Not a Minor , but a close relation...
by Edward1949
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?

https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct ... de=080.861
Time for antifreeze and found this.
Seems cheap and almost too good to be true. Any comments, folks ?
by Edward1949
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E10 fuel introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: E10 fuel introduction

Lots of info if you search "E10 fuel in historic cars" on YouTube. And lots of different opinions! The USA seems to have been using E10 for some time, hopefully their classic car experts will have come up with some answers. I already use an unleaded replacement additive - if I have to use an Ethanol...
by Edward1949
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: High speed pinking

We will remove the timing chain cover in the next few days and have a look. The noise is a regular even clang related to engine speed. It does not seem to occur unless the engine is under load. You can give a little bit of throttle at 70km/hr + and it starts. Lay off the throttle it stops. I also g...