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by Andyhereford
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light / control box
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Ignition light / control box

Thanks for all your help / advice as always. It is a completely standard engine. The only thing that I have changed is to replace the original fuel pump. In doing this I had to reposition one of the earth wires. My intention is to start here and make sure that this is a good connection. I will then ...
by Andyhereford
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light / control box
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Ignition light / control box

My car is not yet on the road but every few weeks I am in the habit of starting the engine and letting it run for a while.The last couple of times that I have done this when I turn the key the ignition / oil pressure lights come on as normal and the pump starts clicking but before the key has been f...
by Andyhereford
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Simmic
Just changed all the oils but thanks for the suggestion. Seems that I was worrying needlessly.
Thanks
by Andyhereford
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Thanks everyone.
by Andyhereford
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

As Les suggested I have just tried to stop prop shaft with my hand. It stopped very easily with no real resistance to stopping. What now if anything?
Many thanks as always for all the help from this forum.
by Andyhereford
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Some advice please. The car is currently up on axle stands with all the wheels off the ground and wheels and drums off. Today I started up the engine and noticed that although the gear box was in neutral the prop shaft and the rear hubs were slowly turning. Reving the engine did not appear to have a...
by Andyhereford
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leak from fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Leak from fuel pump

As always thanks for the advice. The car isn’t on the road at the moment so I will try getting the kit and have a go at rebuilding it / replacing the parts that are needed.
by Andyhereford
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leak from fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Leak from fuel pump

Just noticed a leak from the fuel pump when pumping fuel. It is coming from the joint where presumably the fuel pump diaphragm is located. It is a old pump, possibly original, which occasionally sticks. Question is do I get a replacement diaphragm...approximately £30 from ESM and hope that this solv...
by Andyhereford
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 25
Views: 1461

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

N I am just beginning to contemplate trying to spray my four door. If I can get a finish half as good as yours I will be really happy. I am approaching it from the point of view that they are fifty year old cars and as such don’t have to look as if they have come straight from the showroom. At the e...
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox ...three questions
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Gearbox ...three questions

Phil
Thanks for your prompt reply.
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox ...three questions
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Gearbox ...three questions

Underneath planning to change gearbox oil and have e noticed 1. The rubber dust cover on the O/S about 6 inches in front of the drain plug covering the clutch leaver is split. This presumably should be replaced and presumably this can be done with the gearbox in situ accepting that it will be quite ...
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Sorry..continuation from previous message....distance from the pedal to ensure that the brake and clutch pedal are in line.
Any advice gratefully received.
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Sorry to keep asking questions. About to take the old MC out. There is no brake pedal return spring or obvious place where the brake pedal return spring is attached inside the chassis leg. This is presumably needed for the MC to work effectively. I am anticipating, therefore, therefore that I will h...
by Andyhereford
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes - corroded nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Front brakes - corroded nuts

Cut off with angle grinder and replaced. Thanks for advice.
by Andyhereford
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headliner bows
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Headliner bows

Les. Thanks for the link. I will see how the bidding goes.
by Andyhereford
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Thanks for all your advice. A new master cylinder it will be then. Might come back for some help / suggestions if I get stuck.
by Andyhereford
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Brake master cylinder boot

Slowly working my way around the brakes renewing parts as I go. I think that I have done the four wheels...replaced cylinders as needed....but am still finding it hard to bleed the brakes satisfactorily. No obvious leaking from the master cylinder to be seen under the car but I have removed the cove...
by Andyhereford
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes - corroded nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Front brakes - corroded nuts

Some advice please. Working my way around the brakes. Front o/s cylinders are corroded / leaking. Intended to replace them BUT the nuts holding the cylinders in place through the back plate are so corroded that rather than turning they are rounding off. Also the flexible break pipe to the cylinders ...
by Andyhereford
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headliner bows
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Headliner bows

Les ( Decca I am not trying to hijack your thread) thanks for the photo...a good starter. Can you give me any idea of the dimensions of the rod, what it is made of...some form of pressed metal presumably and how the sprung(?) wire loops are attached to the end of the rod. These loops are presumably ...
by Andyhereford
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headliner bows
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Headliner bows

Decca. I will have a similar problem when I get around to trying to sort out the headlining for my 1967 four door. It might be a bit more complicated because my car has a BMC metal sunroof fitted that I will need to try to fit the headliner around. I will watch this thread with interest. If you get ...