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by kennatt
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 28
Views: 562

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

If you now have an us pump then they have a filter which ,if you have enough crud to block the pipe,will catch some of the bits and you should be able to see them ,take the filter out and have a look,It seems strange that the fault clears after being switched off and after a while restarts,if the in...
by kennatt
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Cellulose paint
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Cellulose paint

celly thinners contains styrene, thats the nasty bit,but only if breathed in,brush painting will produce very small quantity ,if any ,into the air,so don't worry too much . Spraying produces massive amounts into the air so a mask is essential then.You will find very poor results with brushed celly,e...
by kennatt
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

Well done:D :D :D :D Thought phill would have spotted it (Probably did but too polite,hes probably correct in his suggestion)was going to also suggest for the fitment of a 2.8 v 6 ford lump, but that would have been a bit to obvious as a wind up. :lol: :lol:
by kennatt
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 28
Views: 562

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

you say that on stopping you have checked the carb bowl and found it half full with petrol (Thats about correct accounting for the displacement of the float)The pump is ticking so thats ok. You have replaced needle valve,so eliminated that. Try getting a known good second hand coil,and doing a swap,...
by kennatt
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

exhaust bulge for left and right hand drive.
by kennatt
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Electric Cars

it will be interesting to see if they ever install enough charging points by then,or increase the power output for the demand,There is one solution,fit an old direct injection diesel and run it on veg oil :o :o :o I ran my old transit on veg oil for a number of years,neat in the summer and with a dr...
by kennatt
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 31
Views: 2346

Re: Cheap winter car

changing the car size,but similar driver attitude has anyone else noticed how many times you are overtaken,in restricted areas by fiat 500 drivers,they seem to want to prove a point all the time.Worse in 6omph limit areas.They come flying past overtaking three or four cars. then hold the traffic up ...
by kennatt
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

Allthough its never the coil(as the old sage would say RIP) sometimes it is.If you can find an old known good one do a swap and see what happens .
by kennatt
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition Timing *again!*
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Ignition Timing *again!*

what seems like an eternity ago,I learned to drive in my dad Alvis TA14 ,it had an advance and retard lever on the side of the wheel,Retarted it to start when cold,then put it into the central position when up to temp, including judicious fiddling with the choke. Couldn't hear it when it was ticking...
by kennatt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition Timing *again!*
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Ignition Timing *again!*

put the timing light back in the drawer,take car out with pinch bolt just holding dizzy, advance it a bit at a time until the engine starts to pink under acceleration ( slight light rattle) stop and retard slightly test again repeat ,until the noise stops under hard acceleration stop and tighten the...
by kennatt
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

its called retiring and time spent cycling, walking,windsurfing,kite surfing, fishing, land yachting, with the sea 13 miles away and living on the edge of the York moors.Every time I hear the word, work I have to go and have lie down to recover :D :D :D
by kennatt
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

yes correct,they don't publicise that freely ,wonder why, I use on average about £60 of diesel a month,would double my expenditure.
by kennatt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

If she had stood in front of that lake ,and protested she would now be on a re education program ,for the next 50 years
by kennatt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

and if power supplied via wind farms from spinning magnets see here https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2015 ... e-on-earth
by kennatt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

pretty sure that I will have given up driving,if ,and its a big if they ever solve the problems with charging and range so No much interested in the pros and cons but read this https://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/article/22026518/lithium-batteries-dirty-secret-manufacturing-them-leaves-...
by kennatt
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 25
Views: 1483

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: 25
Views: 1483

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: 25
Views: 1483

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: 393

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 ...