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by Chipper
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Disc brakes

I have a 1970 Traveller with the Ford Sierra/Escort ventilated discs up front, and find them a great improvement over the original 8" drums (which I kept, in case I ever wish to revert to standard). The discs (with no servo) give excellent and easily modulated stopping power, with no fade and hardly...
by Chipper
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Must-have accessory!
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Another Must-have accessory!

https://tinyurl.com/y2fr87hs

A really useful item if you're a Minor owner! :roll:
by Chipper
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 39
Views: 567

Re: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)

I had a similar problem with a seized and partially loosened crossmember bolt on my 1970 Traveller, typically, the awkward to get to one underneath the MC, of course. :roll: I actually left it like that for some years, but in the end got sick of seeing it dangling about every time I looked under the...
by Chipper
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: wheel identity

Yes, I was thinking they may be Weller steelies, with holes drilled. They appear similar to these:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/wheel-rims-ty ... 1372888477
by Chipper
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Top Gear Blooper!
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Another Top Gear Blooper!

'News' can take quite a while to reach us down these 'ere parts... :lol:
by Chipper
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1019

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Sounds as though it may be running too lean, if you're having to use choke at this time of year. What colour are the spark plug tips, and have you carried out a compression test?
by Chipper
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 79
Views: 1560

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

All well and good, but it's worth checking that the vacuum advance diaphragm does actually turn the dizzy base-plate a few degrees when you suck on the end of the vacuum hose.
by Chipper
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 79
Views: 1560

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Returning to the original issue, lack of power and knocking noise when going uphill... However, what is of concern is that the same power issue persists. As soon as I hit a hill there’s just no power and things get noisy. Any other suggestions? It sounds perhaps as if your engine is 'pinking' (pre-...
by Chipper
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 79
Views: 1560

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

MorrisJohn wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:00 pm
I’ve attached a photo of the valves in case it helps. I don’t know if anyone can comment on their condition from the photo? They look good to my inexperienced eyes.
The rocker assembly appears to me to be starved of oil, unless that is, you've cleaned them up prior to the photo?
by Chipper
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distributor issue.
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Distributor issue.

I don't suppose you could fit the carbon brush the other way round?
by Chipper
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Maestro carb/manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Maestro carb/manifold

I had a similar Maestro 1.3 carb/manifold fitted to my Traveller's 1275, and can confirm it went pretty well. The extra length intake pipes are apparently designed to give very good torque gains at low rpm.

It looks like it may have an automatic choke on the carb...
by Chipper
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 with new intake, ex manifold and carb
Replies: 34
Views: 4345

Re: 1098 with new intake, ex manifold and carb

Apologies for the holy thread revival, but do you have any more photos of the FlowTech inlet manifold, Mike?

I have one on my Traveller, but have yet to see another in various online searches.
by Chipper
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange whirring noise under bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Strange whirring noise under bonnet

Also check your gearbox-to-gearbox crossmember retaining cable; if worn, loose or frayed, there is the possibility of the fan moving forwards into the radiator under braking, as the entire engine and gearbox moves forwards on their mounts. :o
by Chipper
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A nasty shock
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: A nasty shock

Not standard AFAIK, though I stand to be corrected...

Certainly, my 1970 Traveller didn't come with any fitted, and I don't think I've seen them on any other Travellers, including a 1960s model I owned a few years ago.
by Chipper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A nasty shock
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: A nasty shock

Image

Out of interest, what is the bar between the offside rear chassis rail and offside rear wing? Is it for a mudflap, or a stay to prevent the rear wing flapping about?
by Chipper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A nasty shock
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: A nasty shock

Napolean Boot wrote:
"I noticed it was a bit of a lively drive home..."

It's remarkable that you were able to drive home in it at all! :o :lol:
by Chipper
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

A similar item is fitted to many 1980s BMWs and Mercedes (possibly other makes also), of a viscous fan coupling.
by Chipper
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1023

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I found the cable tie method to work well when I rebuilt one.
by Chipper
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

Yes, either that or Coca Cola (cheap stuff will do), which I gather contains similar acids, and effectively dissolves the rust/corrosion when left for a few days...