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by alanworland
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1125

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

My original 60 odd year old regulator packed up with burnt out coil and wouldn't charge.
Didn't like to abandon the original but it didn't work and replaced it with one from ESM, not made anywhere near as well, but it works and was charging at 13.6ish volts today.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Strange oil contamination

I had forgotten what a performance replacing the sump was! In particular the rear cork seal. I moaned about the seal not being cut to length/fit the rear bearing, glad it wasn't because the 'ear' needed on one side was twice as big as the other side!. Anyway held it all in position with grease and b...
by alanworland
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Strange oil contamination

Rob, no still have the original paper filter in the cannister.

Alan
by alanworland
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Strange oil contamination

I agree that it is most odd, never found anything like it before. It never does short journeys so the engine always gets properly up to temp (it even has a pre heater so doesn't start from 'cold' anyway) Last ran probably late October, been out of use a lot longer in the past and always kept in an a...
by alanworland
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Strange oil contamination

Not magnetic and as I said if 'massaged' between your fingers it breaks down into a sludge? It's Halfords Classic 20-50. Years ago I had a Castrol GTX which had a sediment in the bottom of the 5l container, looked like cloudy dirt. Contacted Castrol who assured me it was fine and it was an additive ...
by alanworland
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Strange oil contamination

https://i.postimg.cc/CdGfcY0y/IMG-20190417-201930431.jpg Removed sump tonight and there was far less contamination than I had feared with none in the oil pickup recess. Photo is of centre main journal which looks fine considering its done 80+k with endfloat measuring just over 0.003 Investigating t...
by alanworland
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Strange oil contamination

Paul it's interesting you say that, as when I removed the old 80k shells they were showing signs of breaking up and I decided I was changing them just in time. The originals weren't noisy or causing low oil pressure just that I thought they had served their time (the sidevalve works hard for reasona...
by alanworland
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Strange oil contamination

Most odd? I rebuilt the engine about 80k ago and as I said have had the sump off fairly recently and I can remember the insides being painted in what looks like a thick red lead primer and because of that the insides are quite smooth, unless it's the paint breaking down and coming off? As you are pr...
by alanworland
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Strange oil contamination

Went for my first run of the year today, started first time and I thought went really well(for a sidevalve!) Did about 30 miles with the idea of changing the oil upon arriving home. Dropped the oil and allowed it to drain while took filter off. The engine has always made 'sludge' so just before I wa...
by alanworland
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New battery
Replies: 2
Views: 126

New battery

My Morris tends to get 'hand me down' batteries from our other vehicles. Not ideal but as the Morris is less demanding on power it works except that my last hand me down had discharged to the point where once connected to a charger the alarm chirped! A well flat and exhausted battery. Ordered a new ...
by alanworland
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: New boot carpet
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: New boot carpet

Very smart!
You going to put the old one on top to keep it looking good!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Strange sticker
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Strange sticker

Sticker might have said:
My other car is a Bentley (or Rolls Royce)!

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 790

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

The jiggle pin is there to do just that - jiggle! and keep the hole open allowing any leaked oil to escape so as to not contaminate the clutch.
As long as the holes kept clear I can't see not having one being a problem.

Alan
by alanworland
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Clip on door mirrors

Mine are fitted in the same position as ManyMinors, on the triangular section although I modified the mirror base and silver soldered them in position.
Convex are a must, my flat rectangular ones (in my main photo) were useless.

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Clip on door mirrors

Not seen that model but I have changed my rectangular flat glass for round ones with convex glass, can see so much more now!

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Lucozade Orange Energy, currently working my way through a bottle (from the bottle!)

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Exhaust raspberries

Marina TC, now they sound nice!

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Strange? Never used anything as high as 20 psi (probably because I use the same process on our moderns with plastic reservoirs) but have always had a steady flow, not fast, at around 10 psi
Could be when pedal not depressed seals are covering ports?

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ball Joint - washer?
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Ball Joint - washer?

My (original) track rod end joints don't have boots like we have come to accept. I have 2 or 3 spherical shaped cups that make up where the normal rubber boot goes, the joint also has a grease nipple through which grease can be expelled between the shaped cups. Must work ok as they have done over 13...
by alanworland
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Exhaust raspberries

My sidevalve does it but it's definitely louder when the exhaust is cold.
The sounds all originate from the days when you could identify a vehicle by its exhaust note!

Alan