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by kennatt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Priming Fibreglass for 2 Pack?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Priming Fibreglass for 2 Pack?

don't use the etch primer causes all sorts of problems on grp.just flat the panel and use basic primer,2 pack if you have it,it dosent sink into body filler ,like celly does ,causeing rings round any repaired areas.,just make sure the gel coat is well flatted to give a sound base for the primer.
by kennatt
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Metallic tapping noise - Sounds like a diesel
Replies: 29
Views: 613

Re: Odd Metallic tapping noise - Sounds like a diesel

matters not if dynamo or alternator they are both driven by the same belt,take it off and start engine to see if noise goes.
by kennatt
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Metallic tapping noise - Sounds like a diesel
Replies: 29
Views: 613

Re: Odd Metallic tapping noise - Sounds like a diesel

dosent sound like pinking to me , More like tappets. Could be the alternator/dynamo. /water pump. Take fan belt off and see if it goes. Mormally/unless wildly over advanced the only time you hear pinking is on acceleration or full throttle up a hill when the engine is under heavy loading.
by kennatt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: She’s died!!
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Re: She’s died!!

:oops:
by kennatt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Enamel Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Enamel Paint

I would wait till they were cutting lawns and then switch the comp on then counter compalain if they they do.I mean come on how often do you put your comp on bet not twice a week ,some people have nothing better to do they need to get a life.
by kennatt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: She’s died!!
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Re: She’s died!!

it would pay to run a feed from solenoid ign terminal and touch other end to battery to by pass ign switch and see if the starter engages switches are known to be faulty,I would do this before pulling starter out.
by kennatt
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: She’s died!!
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Re: She’s died!!

before you buy a starter or even go any further,explain how you have checked the battery ,if with a meter what were the readings. Looks like starter motor but just to be sure.
by kennatt
Wed May 19, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noice from clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Noice from clutch

not sure if you understand how the clutch works, so ......................With the car parked in neutral and the engine running with the clutch out the engine is turning the first motion shaft which is in turn, turning the gearbox internals but not the gear cogs. Once the clutch is pressed the first...
by kennatt
Fri May 14, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?

been round the Paris route a few times the first one of two being a nightmare,but a lorry driver put me wise as to how it works....... He said it was basically a Catherine wheel spiral,when you enter it you NEED to know how many exit there are until you are approaching the one you want to leave ie i...
by kennatt
Sat May 08, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boot Badge Reflector
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Boot Badge Reflector

tom roys had them a while back,worth a ring
by kennatt
Thu May 06, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 32
Views: 1594

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

Oliver
Can't imagine why but can see exactly what the message will be :D :D :D :D
by kennatt
Thu May 06, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?

I seem to remember that one of the reasons for introducing the exemption was that stats taken from M O T tests showed that there was a negligible failure rate on classics compared to moderns .Therefore there should be no change in the accident rate as a result.In my 34 years in the police starting i...
by kennatt
Mon May 03, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un reachable rust
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Un reachable rust

use the acid and then spray waxoil into the section,its about as good a result as you can expect for long term protection,I believe you need to wash the acid off after it has converted the rust to clear the painted area since the residue effects the paint /sealer bonding.
by kennatt
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: sills with pics, uncover the bodge
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: sills with pics, uncover the bodge

[quot all my sills have these cover panels but this front drivers side was the only one with visible holes after attacking with a screwdriver. Hopefully they are all in good shape but as a daily car i wont go uncovering them to make sure. /quote] The sill inside this bodge MAY be in a worse conditio...
by kennatt
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: white smoke after 1275 engine build
Replies: 32
Views: 1011

Re: white smoke after 1275 engine build

not sure about the pcv valve . any oil blown past the rings would be burnt in the cylinders ,any passing the valve stems would just run back into the sump. The valve is there to remove any excess crankcase pressure via blow past the pistons,and to prevent oil leakage from seals since in a good engin...
by kennatt
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rubber bumper in upper window channel on traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: rubber bumper in upper window channel on traveller

There was a rubber bump stop fitted to the end of the channel pictured below

Looks like its gone,destroyed or lost.
by kennatt
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rubber bumper in upper window channel on traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: rubber bumper in upper window channel on traveller

probably have to make one.A blob of black tiger seal may do it.
by kennatt
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Waxoil
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Waxoil

see ABOVE
by kennatt
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Waxoil
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Waxoil

my old 55 ser 11 had been waxoiled every year by previous owner(Used waxoil with clean engine oil added to make it more spray able) he had it from new,I aquired it in 1980,and apart from an area under the heat shield,where it was difficult to get oil to ,The whole underside was untouched by a welder...
by kennatt
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: No spark

[quoteI am beginning to suspect my installation of new points missed out an insulation washer. ][/quote]
half way down posts Was about to suggest you have a look at this,its very easy to fit it wrongly ,even experienced owners have done so.