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by CaliTrav
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Vacuum Gauge

Hi All, Just sense checking something - a while ago I bought a Smiths Vacuum Gauge, VL2301-00, and one of those carb inlet spacers with a pre-tapped hole and a nipple for the outlet to it. The back of the gauge takes the same kind of fitting as an oil pressure gauge, so I bought an oil gauge pipe an...
by CaliTrav
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Fuel pump woes...

Thanks! Yes that's the spacer I meant. I thought I'd had a eureka moment but I had assembled it right first time. I'll have a fiddle around with the diaphragm setting later and see how I get on. Thanks for the MG guide too - it's a bit more in depth than the SU instructions so should help. Jobs like...
by CaliTrav
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Fuel pump woes...

Thanks for the replies I'm checking it at the same places. After charging still 12.5v between any measurement so the circuit is fine. It is pumping air as I can feel that. I haven't tried pumping fuel from a jar yet as cant get it to run consistently. After saying it was running on the next day it d...
by CaliTrav
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Fuel pump woes...

I've given the battery a charge - it is now getting 12.5v but with the same results.

Frustratingly, when I test it off the car on the workbench it seems to run fine and doesn't "stick"

:roll:
by CaliTrav
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Fuel pump woes...

Hi all So the other day I went to start and it died pretty quickly. I was getting about 30 seconds or so of running - a normal start but would just stop. Diagnosed it as the fuel pump which would work intermittently if I tapped it but not consistently. Bought a repair kit from burlen and have stripp...
by CaliTrav
Tue May 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head Scratcher
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Head Scratcher

Found some alternative measurements for the Hindustan Ambassador (basically an Oxford after they sold the designs and tooling etc) - and they match up. So either the Ambassador had longer hinges or the other measurements I saw were wrong. Or the hinge length changed during the cars manufacture which...
by CaliTrav
Tue May 05, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head Scratcher
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Head Scratcher

The MO does, but the sizing I've seen for those hinges is off - 7.5" closed as opposed 8.5" and the gaps between studs is different.

Unless the sizing I've seen is wrong.
by CaliTrav
Tue May 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head Scratcher
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Head Scratcher

Just for a bit of fun - can anyone help identify these? Ordered as repro boot hinge replacements by my Father in law, only on arrival they're clearly too big and have too many mounting studs at the back for a Minor (2 instead of 1) Initially thought maybe Morris Oxford MO, but they're too big from t...
by CaliTrav
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Bulbs

Hi All, In place of the drivers side glovebox I've fitted a makeshift 'dashboard' - have put photos on in other threads. Initially with a dual oil/water gauge I've now got a vacuum and a voltmeter to go either side. I know not everyone's cup of tea but it's a bit of fun and learning for me and cruci...
by CaliTrav
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1707

Re: What we did in the lockdown

Painted the garage floor so that wen the Traveller gets incontinent now I can tut about it being on the fresh paint rather than bare concrete... also got the gearbox replacement sorted and working in time to not be able to go anywhere :D
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by CaliTrav
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 15766

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

You might have seen the similar project - the 'Stay at Home Motor Show' this coming Sunday (May 3rd) where we're being encouraged to put the cars on the drive for anyone walking by to see. Dragonfly are doing a plaque for that too - another charity raiser with the hashtag #ClassicsforCarers - if any...
by CaliTrav
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Voltmeter

Thanks! You are correct, I have a negative earth alternator converted car. Ok, so if I have a dig around with my multimeter as you say on the post-fuse terminals and find an ignition-live one, I can feed that into the + side of the gauge and the - will go to an earth. Easy enough! And good news on t...
by CaliTrav
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Voltmeter

I know it's a common question - and I know not everyone likes them! - but I'm planning to fit one to keep my oil/water gauge company on the insert made up to sit in the driver's glovebox, along with a vacuum. (Again, I know they aren't universally liked either - I'm just having fun!) As an idiots gu...
by CaliTrav
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stirling Moss
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Stirling Moss

I watched this video this morning as a sort of 'homage' to remember him in his prime. Makes you realise how 'real' racing was then - barely protected, tiny frame, tiny wheels, massive engine... no adjustments to make while running really and no communication with your pit team (such as it was anyway...
by CaliTrav
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

Just to close the thread off really - and show the comparison as biomed says - I've fitted the other gearbox they sent me and this one is absolutely fine. A relief to know the fault wasn't down to my workmanship! And as someone mentioned - I could very well eat my dinner from inside this, which I ab...
by CaliTrav
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

Thanks all for the replies. I hadn't really thought about the condition of the inside of the box - it's the first one I've looked at. The company to their credit were very apologetic and are sending another box for me to fit, it's just the ball ache of actually getting it out to do it. Maybe I could...
by CaliTrav
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

Haven't really gotten any further with this, but updates for what use they may be to other forum members... The travel on another minor gearstick (between 3rd and 4th) was roughly 21cm. I could only get that 21cm between 1st and 2nd - 3rd to 4th was more like 18cm on mine. Having said that, the sele...
by CaliTrav
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

So having recently fitted a reconditioned gearbox, I had the first 'normal' test run yesterday. The new box jumped out of third under power and on overrun within a few minutes, so something not right. 1st, 2nd and 4th seemed ok. Given the box is reconditioned (from a reputable company) I'm not convi...
by CaliTrav
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Leave a light on...
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Leave a light on...

Will try that - thanks!

Possibly it's the other end of the wire disconnected from the control box that used to go to the Dynamo...

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by CaliTrav
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Leave a light on...
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Leave a light on...

I'm sure this has been keeping you all up at night like it has me..!! In any case, I applied some logic and sorted it - think it was a case of mislabelling on my part. Since the coil had to get a live from somewhere - and the live that was down there seemed surplus to what the alternator needed sinc...