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by alex_holden
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hello: Valve guide removal/install tool
Replies: 22
Views: 3920

Re: Hello: Valve guide removal/install tool

Darren, if you run into trouble drop me a PM. I'm not on the forum much any more but can probably help out. I'm sure I've got a home-made drift somewhere in the garage and quite possibly a reamer too. Not to mention several complete spare heads in various states of repair... :lol:
by alex_holden
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FULL and FRANK CONFESSION
Replies: 34
Views: 4875

Re: FULL and FRANK CONFESSION

Congratulations Roy, from an unapologetic vegetable-dodger (apart from anything potato-based)! :lol:
by alex_holden
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dodgy instrument bulb holder - wiring loom fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Dodgy instrument bulb holder - wiring loom fire

Loom now repaired by taking it apart, splicing in new wires to replace the ones with melted insulation, and re-wrapping it with fabric loom tape. I've also added a new fusebox with fuses for the lights and for the coil/fuel pump, plus a small inline fuse in the dash protecting the instrument panel b...
by alex_holden
Sun May 25, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dodgy instrument bulb holder - wiring loom fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Dodgy instrument bulb holder - wiring loom fire

Long time no visit! I was driving my Traveller along the Welshpool bypass some time ago when smoke started pouring out of the demister vents. I quickly shut the ignition off, pulled over onto the verge, grabbed an adjustable spanner, popped the bonnet, and disconnected the battery. Peering into the ...
by alex_holden
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Re: Battery suppliers

i changed my dads car battery from that shop after2years 11 months ,could you not put the battery on the car and leave the lights on to flattern it then change it just an idea :D It was flat. It had got to the stage where it was discharging itself within hours of taking it off the charger. I wonder...
by alex_holden
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Battery suppliers

The battery in one of my cars gave up the ghost during the recent cold weather. Charging it for a few hours would give it enough oomph to start the engine, but when I left it overnight it had completely flattened itself again by the morning. Not entirely unexpected; tired batteries usually choose co...
by alex_holden
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hazards for relayed indicators
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Hazards for relayed indicators

It is possible; I've done it on one of my cars. It took a couple of extra relays and some slightly complicated re-wiring. There are a few gotchas (eg. in one configuration I tried, pressing the brake pedal while the hazards were operating made the ignition pulse on and off! :oops: ). Unfortunately I...
by alex_holden
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: National rally
Replies: 21
Views: 3149

Re: National rally

Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. The PDF form linked to from here doesn't mention the closing date for pre-booking.
by alex_holden
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National rally
Replies: 21
Views: 3149

Re: National rally

Do we have to book in advance in order to camp on-site? It's looking like I won't know until the last minute if I can make it this year.
by alex_holden
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water leak. Best method to fix it is.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Water leak. Best method to fix it is.....

Nice idea, but it's flush on the head. When the head was last off, I tried and impact hammer with alot of heat and I still couldn't get it out. The car lives at my Mothers house so I'll check it at the weekend. Someone at work suggested welding a nut onto it. The heat should shock it loose and I co...
by alex_holden
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water leak. Best method to fix it is.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Water leak. Best method to fix it is.....

I think it would give a less useful reading because it's after the thermostat.
by alex_holden
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 255
Views: 79182

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 21

Impressive (no pun intended!). :lol:

I wouldn't have expected resin to be hard enough to press fine details into steel like that. How much force do you need to apply?
by alex_holden
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

Re: Brake upgrade?

bmcecosse wrote:Have we not heard of hub problems with the grumpy kits.....?
I thought that was the cheaper Ford-based kit.
by alex_holden
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pigeon toed
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Pigeon toed

The accelerometer in a phone/iPod doesn't provide a very accurate level reading. They might be good enough for putting up a bookshelf but I wouldn't rely on it for setting your car's suspension geometry.
by alex_holden
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: clutch kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Re: clutch kit

I think AP Drivelines bought the part of Borg and Beck that made clutches some time ago, but I don't know what happened after the UK factory shut down a couple of years ago.
by alex_holden
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen Morris Van
Replies: 26
Views: 12336

Re: Stolen Morris Van

rdm5555 wrote:my insurance company phoned me yesterday and asked me to fit more security as Minors are currently being stolen to order, they have had 3 claims this week alone.
Did they say if it was a particular area of the country that is suffering an increased number of thefts?
by alex_holden
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel pump isolator warning
Replies: 21
Views: 4451

Re: Fuel pump isolator warning

Don't do what I did on one of my cars and hide it in such an inaccessible location that you have to either lie flat out across the seats or get the passenger to operate it for you! ;)
by alex_holden
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split sceen
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Split sceen

Here's a photo of my friend's traveller with the imitation splitscreen:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30854310@N02/5088596365/
by alex_holden
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Nearly Stolen!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 11408

Re: Nearly Stolen!!!

Blimey! :o
by alex_holden
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hazard lights ..... on a budget
Replies: 16
Views: 3271

Re: Hazard lights ..... on a budget

As I posted I spotted my error, indeed a permanent live (not ignition) to the hazard unit would be needed. at the moment I'm looking at maplin for the DT relay, cant see DPDT, any other suppliers to recommend? I will be putting it together over the next couple of weeks so we'll see how we get on. I...