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by kennatt
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: starting

You have check the float ,but have you checked the mixture setting when hot with the lift pin (assuming yours has one) under the carb body. It could be too rich and with the choke out on cold start simply over enriches the mixture ,choke in and throttle fully open is the classic way to clear mixture...
by kennatt
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Removing sorn
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Removing sorn

you simply go on line and tax the vehicle using the number from the vehicle log book/ reg document since you no longer will have a reminder they don't send one after first sorn declaration,they check mot/exemption and insurance and sorn is removed.,until you ,again on line ,place it back as off road.
by kennatt
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Backfire on overrun
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Backfire on overrun

check the timing probably slightly retarded
by kennatt
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: best glue for rubber trim
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: best glue for rubber trim

depends if you ever need to take it off,if permanent tiger seal is what most pros use . think is commercially called sycoflex?? Not sure of spelling .
by kennatt
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

Why would you want to put a weld on top of another weld if the first weld is ok? simply when welding thicker metal (Not talking about thin car bodies,but heavier steel as in some car chassis section) the correct procedure is to grind each edge to an angle to form a V section when both butted up ,the...
by kennatt
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 683

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

any one buying a mig always get the dual gas /no gas There is nothing wrong with no gas except the shielding gas tends to hide the weld but you can not weld with gas outside, the slightest breeze blows the gas off the weld and prevents quality welding.You can erect shield round the area but I person...
by kennatt
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?

more likely to be the track rod ends need close examination ,simple to check hold the tre in your hand and get someone to wobble the steering wheel,you should not be able to feel any movement AT all . good luck
by kennatt
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brake shoe steady springs.
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: Front brake shoe steady springs.

Over the years I have had two minors with the same problem Cured each time by replacing the adjuster cams,I think that they do wear and after adjustment and on application on the brakes a few times the adjustment slips. I confirmed the fault by rechecking adjustment after a few days of deliberate ha...
by kennatt
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

well done for accepting the challenge It will be OK ,in the end,< everything can be repaired or replaced . When doing your assessment make sure you take the sill covers off,the ones below the doors,even if they are welded on,which they shouldn't be, It,s one of the major rot areas. Good luck.
by kennatt
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Series MM split screen installation

it really isn't that difficult.just takes time and at least two people.there has been many descriptions of how by many on here.I've done three .The main problem initially is getting the two glasses internal metal separator into position.This is the way I found easiest/ Fit both glasses to rubber the...
by kennatt
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Series MM split screen installation

it really isn't that difficult.just takes time and at least two people.there has been many descriptions of how by many on here.I've done three .The main problem initially is getting the two glasses internal metal separator into position.This is the way I found easiest/ Fit both glasses to rubber the...
by kennatt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: A little shocked

just compare prices with other classics ,try mgb, and I think you will find that minor bits are very cheap .
by kennatt
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Softer Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Softer Ride

the rear springs look new That may be your problem I've fitted two sets of aftermarket rear springs on two minors and every one produced a very harsh ride. One in particular so hard it was only springing on the tyres very little movement on the springs. I think its simply the quality of the temperi...
by kennatt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Re: Starting problem

have you ever had a compression test done,I take it the engine is spinning over at a satisfactory rate. I would get a test done just in case, with low compression it will always be difficult to start from cold.
by kennatt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7589

Re: get you home bodges

well since the imitations of statute on the have long passed, about 50 years ago I had the,then common failure, of the bottom trunion collapsing, the suspension dropped and fortunately it was at the usual time of slow maneuvering after a back seat session with girl friend ,now wife,Miles from anywhe...
by kennatt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud gearbox knocking
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Loud gearbox knocking

if it was the spigot bush would it not work the other way,ie when clutch out no noise since as oliver says clutch mech is holding shaft steady,clutch in and shaft is now held by first motion bearing and spigot so no spigot and bush free to clatter. However would this theory apply to bearing,hmm ? ma...
by kennatt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud gearbox knocking
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Loud gearbox knocking

had exactly the same issue with my old 948 ser11 ,tried everything as you have and eventually just put up with it couldn't hear it once driving but then you wouldn't expect to with all other engine noise,but about 18 months later started to throw 4th gear out ,swapped gearbox and noise gone. I think...
by kennatt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching

no roller bearing in standard minor its a solid carbon thrust.
by kennatt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Self stirring left and right

get underneath and examine .very closely the REAR axle mountings, Ubolts and spring shackles,its not unknown for the axle to be insecure and move about causing weird steering issues
by kennatt
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: bodywork
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: bodywork

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/10000 ... eries.html have a look here at the back pages should find what you are looking for