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by kennatt
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 130
Views: 4383

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

if people don't heed the advice the same restrictions will be introduced as in other counties,my son who lives in france tell me they are not allowed further than 1 klm. from home address.
by kennatt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how to paint
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: how to paint

waxoil is designed to self heal,it never sets so a chip or scratch(theoretically)closes up,if put on properly it will protect for years good luck with it,but like everything else probably not as good as it was.
by kennatt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: problems starting

before you do anything else,take the battery terminals off,clean up the posts with a bit of sand paper,if there is a lot of green residue on the posts or cable ends pour hot water over them to clean off.then smear Vaseline on posts make sure the connections are back on fully and tight,try again and ...
by kennatt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how to paint
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: how to paint

all the repair panels come sprayed with this black protective its not even good enough for primer since the first coat should be etch primer onto bare metal, I once made the mistake of priming and spraying a mini quarter panel on top of this it peeled off after a couple of months.It may be safe enou...
by kennatt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump problem......?
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Fuel pump problem......?

yes a sad loss to the forum,never has been the same,however I once suggested that this catch phrase should be its never the coil but sometimes it .But he was correct, old coils lasted the life of the car,new ones are very unreliable.
by kennatt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Advice Needed Please

old cars don't leak any more than moderns,have you check the level of water in the radiator.
by kennatt
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Leave a light on...
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Leave a light on...

the alt is earthed via the case and engine I would disconnect the white and start up and check the battery with meter that you have 13 to 14 volts showing alt is working .Well done with fix,it's easy to mix them up.
by kennatt
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Leave a light on...
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Leave a light on...

in the original wiring the white is from the ign switch to coil ,is there a switched live from the white or from the black which is on the alternator.the coil should have a switched live to the terminal +,and a wire from sw to distributor.Its possible that different wiring has been fitted you need t...
by kennatt
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Leave a light on...
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Leave a light on...

photo of that side of engine will result in an answer to the problem,the lead you pull from alternator may be the one that should be fitted to the side of the dizzy,it's easy to get them wrong unless you have experience with it.
by kennatt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Steering wheel puller
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Steering wheel puller

perhaps I should put my rubber mallet steering wheel remover on the bay for £200 you never know :D :D :D :D
by kennatt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Faded paint
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Faded paint

try a colour back T cut,usual places Halfords etc, be careful with stronger abrasives it's possible to cut through the paint to the primer. And throw out the cover its a common problem ,do a search on car covers they just about always cause some paintwork problem,normally microblisters, which are ve...
by kennatt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series II engine dying
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Series II engine dying

the fuel gauge dropping to zero would indicate that the ignition is switching off,probably caused by a worn switch,try wiggling the key as it starts to stall if it comes back to life then there lies your fault good luck
by kennatt
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spray cans
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: spray cans

you can get good results and bad results but you won't get perfect results,depend on your requirements . Very easy to get runs and sags,the best way is to give it multiple fine coats and then cut back with polish to get a shine,if you lay it on so that it looks like it will shine when dry ......it W...
by kennatt
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Black watery exhaust emissions
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Black watery exhaust emissions

modern has cat absorbs the carbon,normal in non cats on cold start up
by kennatt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre MOT check
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Pre MOT check

mots cost max 54.84 if you asked for just an overall vehicle check bet the time taken would stretch out to a couple of hours at 60 t0 £80 stick to the mot if you shop around many can be found for £35 to £40. And they do have to go on the system,good thing because you can check on mot history on dvla...
by kennatt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 618

Re: Pins in tyres

Don't warn the low life that you have cctv,get a cheap one get the image and take it to the local police station,end of lowlife
by kennatt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear shock absorber advice
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Rear shock absorber advice

The dampers obviously need attention but not sure if their condition will give you any indication of the function of the springs,the sure way to test for sagging springs is to examine the relationship between the rear shackle and the chassis rail,as the spring sags it lengthens and the rear shackle ...
by kennatt
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1687

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Well done you are now 95% there... good luck,
by kennatt
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Blimey

This particular garage has been there for years at least 30,they mainly used to deal with mgs in the early days. I have seen some of their rebuilds ,very high quality but as a result top prices,but they have a high turnover ,so can demand top prices. Haven't been for a while since I gave up re build...
by kennatt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1687

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

they can be done easily but looks a bit of a mess ie As one previous post of mine .....a friend cut his at the top and bottom centre line.fitted rubber to screen then one glass and pushed it tight as he could outwards strapped it up to stop movement did same other side once he realised that the gap ...