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by alanworland
Wed May 22, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: the joy of a successful motor rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: the joy of a successful motor rebuild

Anxious times! But as you inhale all those new smells from it all warming up and it's running well is a very satisfying feeling.
Long may it last.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun May 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early high arch rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Early high arch rear wings

Just a thought, I got my high arch wings from ESM, if they still do them could you sell yours on?

Alan
by alanworland
Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: New vacuum gauge

Thanks for your replies, don't really understand why it should pulse and did consider just connecting it up to just one pair of cylinders but as both intake stubs are tapped it seemed a good idea to tap off of both? I shall get hold of the nearest cigarette filter and give it a try! Not really bothe...
by alanworland
Fri May 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 156

New vacuum gauge

Sometime ago I made inlet manifolds for my sidevalve and these accommodate a pair of the original carburetors. This seems to work well enough giving unfathomable horsepower! However I connected the manifold stubs together with a small ID pipe with a 'T' take off for a vacuum gauge which results in a...
by alanworland
Fri May 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 639

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Interesting, your two slotted fixings under the oil filter, on mine I have studs fitted into the sump with washers and nuts on top?

Alan
by alanworland
Thu May 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 639

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I can remember my original engine drain plug was a diecast job which actually developed a crack at the base of the thread rendering it 'highly suspect'! Both my drain plugs that are fitted are of brass and interestingly the engine one is made in two pieces with the hex head silver soldered to the ma...
by alanworland
Thu May 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 639

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I can remember Mike Perry (in Club) had a batch of gearbox/engine drain plugs made.

Alan
by alanworland
Wed May 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 639

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Can't remember the exact size but one of my Big whitworth rings spanners fitted both engine and gearbox drain plugs.
The hole in the gearbox housing is just a drain point if/should/when the input shaft leaks oil.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

That does a great repair! Never understood why the MM used such a wide belt, not as though the dynamo generates 5kw!

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 639

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Perhaps I didn't make that very clear! What I meant was to use a threaded insert so the final size for the bolt to fit in is M8 - so the original fixing could be used.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 639

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Just put my sump back on and it looks like your bolt that 'fell out' is the correct one and the two fixings at the front screw into the alloy timing cover, the material being a lot softer is quite vulnerable to being stripped! Like you, I found them an odd size but did manage with my 1/2 drive socke...
by alanworland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Is your engine oil tight!
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Is your engine oil tight!

Recently had the sump off my sidevalve engine and upon replacing it still leaks - but less than it did! Initially it only had a jiggle pin drop and the timing cover was oil tight but after a journey of about 110 miles yesterday I still have a drop on the jiggle pin but now the timing cover crank sea...
by alanworland
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 639

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I have just fitted new sump gasket/seals from ESM and there were no instructions at all? The rear cork seal you will find needs the step cutting to fit the gap between the rear main cap and crankcase. I found this recess to be twice as wide on one side to the other! So cut carefully as you only get ...
by alanworland
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Led bulb advice
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Led bulb advice

Changed my headlights for Quadoptics with the sidelight window as I had planned to have extra sidelights working at the same time.
I put LEDs in them and they are absolutely fantastic but just don't go with the car they are a cool white and while very visible I should have gone for a warm white!

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Strange oil contamination

I had it running yesterday and all seemed good so today I nipped up all fixings after getting hot and they seemed ok. Today did about 40 miles of varied travel so got good and hot and when I returned home I slipped my drip catcher under and it only got one drip from the jiggle pin! Front of crank se...
by alanworland
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 1863

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: 19
Views: 618

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: 19
Views: 618

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: 19
Views: 618

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: 19
Views: 618

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 ...