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by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly

Phil, yes original sidevalve engine coming up to 140k now, rebuilt at 50 something. As far as I can remember the followers had been rotating ok but had a bad wear dish in them hence the grind which probably only removed 3 or 4 thou but that must be the extent of the hardening. Same camshaft and clea...
by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly

Interesting that you don't recommend stoning of rockers, I would also agree that there's not a great deal of case hardened surface to play with. However, many moons ago before I was aware of how thick (thin!) a case hardened surface was I had all my cam followers surface ground to remove the indenta...
by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly

Interesting that you don't recommend stoning of rockers, I would also agree that there's not a great deal of case hardened surface to play with. However, many moons ago before I was aware of how thick (thin!) a case hardened surface was I had all my cam followers surface ground to remove the indenta...
by alanworland
Mon May 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Ebay fakers

I've had the same, mindless people with nothing better to do.
When I relist the item I include their name and describe them as a time waster, don't solve the problem just makes me feel better!

Alan
by alanworland
Fri May 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?
Replies: 30
Views: 501

Re: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?

From the right on the additional panel, windscreen washer pump, wiper switch (original wiper switch position is now a flashing alarm led), interior light switch (no door switches), high beam indicator, panel light switch, electric fan 'on' indicator and electric fan over ride switch. To the right is...
by alanworland
Fri May 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?
Replies: 30
Views: 501

Re: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?

This is what I did to my ashtray, lots of years ago.
I know how rare these are now - but still think it looks better modified!

Alan

https://postimg.cc/qgQSp0q1
by alanworland
Tue May 12, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear spring leaf numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: rear spring leaf numbers

Mine was originally equipped with 7 leaves. I didn't realise at the time and bought a new pair of 7 leaves, it is then that I found out the originals were of a thinner material. I fitted the new (7) leaf set but found them very firm and have since removed 2 leaves from each which has helped consider...
by alanworland
Mon May 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Charging battery of modern car
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Charging battery of modern car

I understand that the most modern cars employ an ECU which monitors all charge and discharging of the battery and therefore have dedicated charging points so any additional charging can be taken into account through the ECU.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun May 03, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 930

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I've found the old impact gun really comes into its own on this sort of thing but make sure the (impact suitable) socket fits well.

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 991

Re: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid

Those threads look different?
I seem to recall when working on my brake fittings they were of a different thread to later installations, BSF/UNF type of problem.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf springs
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: leaf springs

Years ago I wrapped my serviceable springs in the woven type masking tape that was available, it seemed to do the trick and lasted well enough.
Has anyone thought about using heat shrink tubing on them, I am thinking it could be worth an experiment?

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Magnetic dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Magnetic dipstick

What a 'stroke' of genius!
It should get less as I think most of will be machining debris.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Conversation piece

And all on a 2 bearing crank!

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiff Nedell looking for a traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Tiff Nedell looking for a traveller

Great stuff!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split Windscreen chrome insert
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Split Windscreen chrome insert

Had to stick mine, used black neutral cure black silicone - worked well.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1172

Re: What we did in the lockdown

I changed the coolant and was amazed at how clean it came out, it always used to be quite discoloured? Gave it all a good purge with the hose and filled up with fresh. I also decided to do something about the kenlowe sensor I have installed in the top hose as the silicone bridge piece is forever try...
by alanworland
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1172

Re: What we did in the lockdown

I laid 50m of Indian Sandstone a few years ago, concrete base then set it all on sand/cement, what a job, but it's great to enjoy now! Worst mistake of the job was using a 'sweep in' pointing material (evostick I think) useless had to cut it all out a couple of years later and redo with sand and cem...
by alanworland
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stainless Bumper Bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Stainless Bumper Bolts

Chrome bolts will be fine, assemble all fixings with lashings of wax!

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1236

Re: Door Fit

I had similar problems with my new seals and found out at the time one of the suppliers did a soft version.
Solved the problems although to fine tune the way it contacted the door I did 'tweak' the seals flange so it contacted similar all round.

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: brake fluid

New system - silicone.
Had it in the Morris for over 10 years never had a problem. I would have it in our other cars if I was starting from scratch, instead it all has to be replaced every 2 years - a bit of a no brainer in my eyes!

Alan