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by kennatt
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1019

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

that's it,if you can see a reflection then its near enough,you have a good depth of paint so as you polish (obviously once a week :D :D :D ) it will get better,and better. well done.
by kennatt
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1019

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

it's better than two coats,you have plenty of thickness to cut back and polish,fine wet and dry with soapy water to get a dull overall finish ,then polish with t cut.To be honest its what we used to have to do in our family paint shop(In another life ),its always the same problem with celly. 50 year...
by kennatt
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1019

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

Difficult to get a finish in celly without orange peel / dull areas, depends on the skill of the painter, and the quality of the gun,best guns are too pricey for one off use, in the early days it was prevented by thinner and thinner coats of top coat until you were just about spraying neat thinners....
by kennatt
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear suspension knocking
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Rear suspension knocking

have a look at the rear shackle ,if the springs have sagged the shackle is pushed close to the chassis and then hits it causing a knock if so you will see a mark on the leg, springs have been of dubious temper for a few years, some to stiff some too soft and if the latter two years may be enough to ...
by kennatt
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake problems
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: brake problems

have you tried pulling the pedal up by hand,may be sticking on shaft
by kennatt
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: misfire when cold

seeing that you changed the cap in the morning and it runs ok in same afternoon I think you have found the fault and cured the fault .Well done. now watch the water level carefully .
by kennatt
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: misfire when cold

you don't need the oil just do the test it will be obvious if its head gasket,there will be very low compressions on one or possible two pots ,the oil test is to check for worn cylinders ,rings etc,put the oil in on second test and if pressure rises it indicates wear,since it seals the rings and pis...
by kennatt
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub

see amended post above
by kennatt
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub

they go on the back not only as a return but to hold the shoes up against the back plate,on the front they would tend to pull the shoes away from the back plate onto the rotating drum.The Poster says they are fouling on the rotating hub,may be in wrong locating holes(Easy to mistake ) Can't see how ...
by kennatt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 991

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

before doing anything else,take it out on a quiet road and as soon as the stuttering starts ,into neutral and switch off so engine and pump are not doing anything.Coast to a stop and remove the top of the carb so that you can see the fuel level.If low then you have found the cause ,and then you can ...
by kennatt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking sound in 948 Minor
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Knocking sound in 948 Minor

gear box mountings,engine steady bar bushes,starter motor bolts,clutch linkage bushes,possible clutch plates .
by kennatt
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking sound in 948 Minor
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Knocking sound in 948 Minor

big ends tend to knock on the overrun,as you ease the throttle after acceleration,they will knock under acceleration but need to be well gone by that stage. Mains just rumble all the time .With those oil pressures I would think that its more likely to be the head gasket as suggested. comp. test will...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mark on bonnet
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Mark on bonnet

looks like crazing ,one cause is too many resprays the paint becomes too thick and contraction and expansion of the panel with the sun causes the under layers of paint to crack.If it is, only solution is extensive stripping back.Probably back to the original primer.Had several similar older vehicles...
by kennatt
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Static Timing

Just a reminder ... the dizzy runs anticlockwise ... but you all knew that already :D :D yes was being distracted by two grand children on home tutoring arguing about which way water turned down the plug hole in Australia. Sick of having to re learn romeo and Juliet,division of fraction etc. glad i...
by kennatt
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Static Timing

please explain how you have set the engine at TDC on compression stroke,I suspect you have set it on exhaust,if so its at TDC on no4,
by kennatt
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Tuning woes

plug that tube in the carb body, I had a similar problem with an mgb and blanked off that tube,think its supposed to be attached to the manifold on mg.never really worked out what it was for.Put your finger over it and see what happens(unless you know whats its for and was attached to something and ...
by kennatt
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Tuning woes

Check needle not fully fitted into piston causing weak mixture at jet. Maybe?.
by kennatt
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Static Timing

as long as you know which cylinder is at top dead centre on compression stroke,then any terminal in the dizzy can be used as long as the lead from the TDC cylinder goes to the terminal that the rotor is pointing at and you can move the body of the dizzy to line up the rotor with that terminal. Then ...
by kennatt
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help with Hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Help with Hubs

except track rod ends :D :D :D :D :D :o used to hit the fancy tool as well :-?
by kennatt
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Static Timing

If you are sure its one tdc (explain how you checked) simply turn the dizzy until the rotar points at a terminal and check that that lead goes to no 1,then the rest in turn 3 4 2.