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by jackkelleher
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I know indicators cant overheat but...
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

:D I had that kind of incentive for a period- mine smoked when you didn't cancel them. Solved that one pretty quickly though! :o It was a pair of wires mixed up by (presumably) the last owners... Same with the wiper unit, though it took a little longer to notice that smoking because of its position....
by jackkelleher
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: testing horn, out of car
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Looks pretty good to me...
Did that horn work?
by jackkelleher
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I know indicators cant overheat but...
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Could have been a faulty earth... I'm not experienced with the relay, I'm afraid, so someone else will have to comment!
by jackkelleher
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember me? :)
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Incidentally, I like the "upload picture" option we now have... Makes life easier...
by jackkelleher
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember me? :)
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Remember me? :)

Hello all! Just a note to say that after an endless period of moving house, concentrating on school work and numerous other things, I'm now back in the land of cars- working simultaneously on the Moggy and the TR, so I'll be around more again! Incidentally, is the little lifting pin under the carb d...
by jackkelleher
Wed May 07, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hot semaphore!
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

The problem I have with mine is that they refuse to drop at speeds in excess of 70 mph!
Didn't think that would ever be a problem with a Moggy!
by jackkelleher
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blasphemy!
Replies: 17
Views: 3907

on much larger cars of course. I was going to say... :wink: The Humber Hawk was one of the ones I disagreed with, too- it wasn't anywhere near one of the top classics. But then, there weren't many classic Brits in there- there was a notable absence of British cars later than about the forties- no l...
by jackkelleher
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blasphemy!
Replies: 17
Views: 3907

Do you mean the styling was from lots of other cars, or there were lots of other cars on the list?.. I did notice the similarities between the 4CV and the Moggy, but obviously the Moggy was the rightful occupant of that time period's spot on the list...:) There were American cars on there, but they ...
by jackkelleher
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blasphemy!
Replies: 17
Views: 3907

You're right that MSN is American, but this was the MSN UK site... http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/car_news_article.aspx?cp-documentid=6293635 There were some right surprises on that list! And yes, you do generally get a "what's that?" when you go out driving in a moggy here (and huge smiles from all) b...
by jackkelleher
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blasphemy!
Replies: 17
Views: 3907

Blasphemy!

MSN has just run a feature "top 50 classic cars" and the Morris was not featured... :evil:
by jackkelleher
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding the engine...a couple of queries!
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

There we are, I had it switched! :oops: But yes, that's normal.
by jackkelleher
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding the engine...a couple of queries!
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

That's why I asked what engine you have... If I'm remembering correctly, the cam runs straight through the block bar the front on the 1098. Certainly on one of the two types of engine, at least.
by jackkelleher
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding the engine...a couple of queries!
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

What engine do you have in the car? Order for undoing parts, well, if it's a complete rebuild then valves, head, timing chain+wheels, camshaft, sump, pistons; that's about as far as you can go with the engine in the car, if you remove it then the various bearings, followed by the crank. The clutch, ...
by jackkelleher
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Same engine, yes-
I'm getting a proper engine hoist (along with a few other things that will actually make my garage respectable!) some time in the next week, so I'll bring the engine out and have a shufti...
by jackkelleher
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

I did have the engine out, and at the time everything looked fine! I was about to put the engine in and noticed some resistance, I couldn't get it in without forcing so didn't try, a man came round to pick up my brother's car for some work and he said "it's easy" and simply knocked the supports out ...
by jackkelleher
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete electrical death (intermittent...)
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Complete electrical death- No longer intermittent.

Just got worse. I turned the ignition and the car blacked out, tried removing and replacing all the fuses, terminals on the battery etc, but nothing could coax life back into the old girl... The battery wasn't low, so it's not that either.
Mystery. :cry:
by jackkelleher
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete electrical death (intermittent...)
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Did that, no joy... The fuses are really well held but the problem remains!
by jackkelleher
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Complete electrical death (intermittent...)
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Complete electrical death (intermittent...)

Moggy has a new trick! Pull the starter and everything dies. Right down to the courtesy light, which means it's a problem with power coming from the battery... No fuses blown, I removed and put back on the terminal lead that leads to the starter and the system came back online- til I pulled the star...
by jackkelleher
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Could any of the above be causing the "snatching"?
Incidentally, a rather more serious problem has come up, which will be going under "electrical" and renders the clutch useless, since it prevents the car even starting... :evil:
by jackkelleher
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: walkers crisps advert
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

The way they did it in the Bond film was to have the roof cut off, then put back on with a couple of bolts, sitting on top of a whole load of ball bearings... :)