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by kennatt
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1197

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

You don't hit the PIN you hold the heavier hammer up against the side of the arm inline with the tapered pin,the arm has an opposite taper so that the pin is driven into the arm by the nut and held fast.when you then hit the arm on the opposite side the shock causes the two tapers to spring apart ,d...
by kennatt
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1197

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

lost count of the n umber of track rod ends I have removed over the years,on cars vans and commercials,I don't own a specialised removal tool except for TWO HAMMERS :D turn the steering until you can hold the heaviest hammer on one side of the arm in line with the taper of the rod end and hit the op...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Mot advice

since the patch has rusted through,I would be dubious if the rest of it is sound enough to weld a stong enough patch to it.I think you need to cut it out and re do it,it's more than possible that the patch has just been stuck on over the original rotten section trapping the rust underneath it, A bit...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1197

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

yes wise move ,its always better to fit new or re conned items for steering, suspension and brakes Used to be common way back for the top to separate and drop the car, when maintanence was neglected,happened to me once, fortunately usually happened when turning slowly .I was five miles from home and...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Mot advice

see here item 10 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-private-passenger-and-light-commercial-vehicles/appendix-a-structural-integrity-and-corrosion Without seeing the previous repair,but would suggest that it would be better to cut out the old patch and get a new section welded in a...
by kennatt
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: New member saying "Hello"

when they were introduced in the 60ies,Z car era on the tv,programs were in black and white,so the cars were black and white on screen .ie Pandas. That's probably where the name came from . When I joined the Thames Valley Police in 1969,they had a variety of different cars ,having just been formed f...
by kennatt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: engine problems novice help!

If I were you,I would forget about the engine for the moment,its an early car and they tend to suffer from rust problems round most of the underside.Because its early,they are now a bit in short supply and are becoming sort after,so restored they bring highish prices. My advice,take the engine and g...
by kennatt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1197

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

before you fit the suspension you really need to take the top and bottom trunnions :D :P :P off the arm and look closely at the threads,the tips of the threads should be flat,if they show any sign of being sharply pointed the whole lot is scrap and should not be fitted. Take it to bits and photo the...
by kennatt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 395

Re: observations

one of the reasons for parking and taking two spaces,is that the flash new car is a lease and any damage be it a minor scrape results in a charge for a re spray when returned .Another good reason not to join the lease rip off.See it all the time in supermarket car parks,and 90% of the time its a new...
by kennatt
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 485

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

well done, every fault sorted is another set of information stored ,and a great deal of self satisfaction,you could have stuck the car in to a dealer and paid a small fortune,I know a guy who has so little inclination to even change a flat tyre that he doses even know where the wheel brace and jack ...
by kennatt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 485

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

you don't need the choke other than for starting,once running ,at this time of year a few hundred yards.push it right in. without a rev counter ,(Have you one fitted,not standard) its just done by ear,turn it down until you feel that its going to stall,turn it up gradually,and then get in and press ...
by kennatt
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 485

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

sounds as though the revs are too high at tickover,unless its the recording,if they are then you will not get a result with the lift pin, since revs too high, lift the needle up from the jet so you cant get the pin to touch the barrel in the dash pot to lift it for checking.If you had to put heater ...
by kennatt
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Brake judder.

warped drums//// usually/// show through the brake pedal ie you can feel the pedal pushing back at your foot,if its just through the streering you need to have a close look round for play in the track rod ends,the eye bolt at the front of the torsion bar to chassis connection,the top arm from top tr...
by kennatt
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Brake judder.

have a look at the condition of the tie bar rubbers,they may have perished
by kennatt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 485

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

if you tried starting before returning timing to original position with the choke fully out,if the timing was now way out its likely that all you have done is flood the engine.Now the timing is returned to original and the engine has dried out you may find it will start. If you had pushed the choke ...
by kennatt
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)

maybe the mods will answer ,or not
by kennatt
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)

have a read of this viewtopic.php?f=25&t=52960&p=524428&hil ... ar#p524428
from custom forum unless you already have
by kennatt
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)

yes probably true the white tyres and red centres do tend to draw your eye to them,but as said each to their own .You say you've changed the tyres,gone to 13s by anychance When I acquired my old ser11 it had 13in tyres instead of the original 14s and it did look like a dinky toy looked much better w...
by kennatt
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)

Yes low wings cut and edge rolled to high cut dimensions, Think JLH used to do the mod.got banned from here many years ago for some obscure reason,think he's still on the other site.Probably get banned myself now , :D
by kennatt
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running too rich
Replies: 23
Views: 307

Re: Running too rich

where was it just loose in the carb .