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by kennatt
Tue May 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Ignition help

Never got the point connection wrong ONCE in my life................................................................... be about ten times over the last 50 years :D
by kennatt
Sat May 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch stuck on
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Clutch stuck on

allhough prevention is better ,as above. No need to separate engine and box (Usually) Start engine and let it idle until hot,switch off engage first gear,press and hold clutch down and turn engine over on starter, car will be pushed forwards on starter once engine fire up and starts to drive the car...
by kennatt
Thu May 02, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Starting problem

well there's starting problems and starting problems(no further contact from OP after 5days) the essential question is ... is the problem because the engine is turning over too slow,indicating battery or starter motor,or is it spinning at normal rate and taking time to fire up indicating ignition ,f...
by kennatt
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Reregistration
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Reregistration

check the reg number on reg document on the dvla site it may still be registered or hope not but now on a range rover or bently
by kennatt
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: water pump noise
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: water pump noise

check the fan belt tension before doing anything else
by kennatt
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: water pump noise
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: water pump noise

the screech is more likely a loose fan belt,but if there is play in the pully then a change is probably wise,but make sure the belt is tensioned especially if you have an alternator fitted,as far as the rad ...well that's how it works cooling the hot water as it enters the top and feeding the colder...
by kennatt
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: series 2 brake cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: series 2 brake cylinder

have these cylinders become unobtainable recently definitely replaced all of mine about 4 years ago got them from tom roys,might have the old ones lying about if I find them you can have them for the postage.Dont have the ser11 now so no use to me ,possible threw them out on moving but will have a l...
by kennatt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: series 2 brake cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: series 2 brake cylinder

not really worth it just buy a replacement and know it will work ok
by kennatt
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder?
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Master cylinder?

wait till brake light is on then check the free play on the pedal,if non then probably rod too tight or pedal stuck on shaft,if penty of free play at pedal then problem in master.
by kennatt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: It's the rules,mate.

I went to the recycle / household rubbish depot last week, I had three bricks and a small bag of rubble,One operative stopped me and said '' you need to ring the council to ask for permission to dump bricks or rubble'' I said '' I'm not a trader as you can see so don't need a permit ,do I'' No said ...
by kennatt
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: It's the rules,mate.

how about this for jobs worth councils, Last summer on my local beach at low water, saw council beach comber machine scraping the litter up,bottles cans waste paper ,seaweed etc, From the foreshore then,dumping it at the waters edge :o . I rang the council and told some official that someone was dum...
by kennatt
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Modified Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1128

Re: Modified Suspension

looking at the rear /front spring shackle Allthough not very clear looks like its been m odified,normally the front shackle sits inside the chassis bracket, seems to be held a bit lower,wonder if its been altered to compensate for flattened springs But could just be me looking at it wrongly. photo o...
by kennatt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: Protecting cellulose

when I was involved in coachwork (Family garage in another life) we used to use a da (Random orbital) sander with 320 0r finer grit paper dry. But the recommendation for hand flatting was for ....solid colour 500 or finer wet (I use soapy water) Metalic wet 800 or less. Avoid at all cost a circular ...
by kennatt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: Protecting cellulose

mark you can put clear coat on top of celly which does give a harder finish (called clear over base) but needs to be done as a final top coat,if you flat the now cured celly which you would need to do ,any slight scratch or flatting mark will show up and be very difficult to get rid of. It's always ...
by kennatt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake help required...
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Brake help required...

friendly advice...................... the one thing you should never attempt as a first time diy, er is brakes followed by a close second...... steering ....... I strongly suggest that you find someone who has a bit more knowledge to let you help him/her to do it. Brake bleeding is normally a simple...
by kennatt
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 3766

Re: Gearbox woes

absolute load of rubbish/ the only way the friction plate can float/?????or be released from the pressure plate and fly wheel is when the clutch pedal is pressed and pushes the release bearing onto the pressure plate to free up the plate.The stronger the pedal spring is the less chance there is of t...
by kennatt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Timing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: Timing problem

Had exactly the same with an mgb,after fitting a so called new distributor, came to conclusion that the drive was not exactly cut to the same as the cam, same old problem of copy of a copy etc. the cam shaft is obviously harder.
by kennatt
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 3766

Re: Gearbox woes

good luck with the rebuild :-?
by kennatt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 3766

Re: Gearbox woes

if you aren't prepared to just refit it,take it and the broken bit to any metal fabricator,gearbox specialist or engineering firm and get them to weld the bit back on,it will a lot cheaper and quicker than finding another gearbox,and if you have never been into the innards of a box ,be aware that th...
by kennatt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 3766

Re: Gearbox woes

you may find its still ok to fit as long as the rest of the bolt holes are sound,I ran an mg b with one bolt missing(Same as no bolt hole) for years,some cars have tight access to these bolts and many a diy er deliberately leaves it off,obviously not a good practice but need must sometimes. I would ...