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by mowogg
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Seat straps

I use standard seat webbing which is availae very cheaply. It's been on my cars for 15 years.

You can reuse all the old clips if you prize them open with a suitable leaver and pliers
by mowogg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Installing a windscreen

When I did my van I sourced a black filler strip. This was a little more flexible and hence easier to fit
by mowogg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Installing a windscreen

I use plastic coated washing line to fit them. It's smooth and does not snag like cord can do.

Front screens usually go in OK, but the filler strip is another matter.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 1404

Re: sudden ignition failure

I have had 2 lucas sports coils a few years ago Both failed in service after a few months. I would not advise using these.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Brake Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Odd Brake Problem

I have had this before. I stripped and replaced all the seals in all the cylinder and applied red grease to the bore. This fixed the issue.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Brake Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Odd Brake Problem

I have had this before. I stripped and replaced all the seals in all the cylinder and applied red grease to the bore. This fixed the issue.
by mowogg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Battery

Europarts has always been good for me. Its local and if you preorder it you can take advantage of significant online discounts. Just had a bosche battery fail after 3.75 years on a minor of its 4 year guarantee. It was exchanged with no quibble. I am sure there are others like it. My experience woul...
by mowogg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

I have a 3.9 with a 1098. My speedometer is spot on compared to satnav but my odometer under reads by about6%.
by mowogg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: interchangeability of rear seat
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: interchangeability of rear seat

I believe the earlier duotone seats have a higher back than the later ones. It should still fit but it will look different and you will need to consider changing rear seat belt mounts if you have them
by mowogg
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Removal of old window stickers
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Removal of old window stickers

I have an old baked on discoloured window sticker in my car. Its not proving very easy to remove-is there some sort of solvent to do this?
by mowogg
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 18
Views: 891

Re: Fuel spill

Has anyone else noticed the more expensive petrol becomes the rate of delivery at the pump slows down? Perhaps I imagine it but I am sure the large supermarket near to me does this.

Back to the original thread mine spits back too. If anyone know how to stop this please post
by mowogg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windscreen rubber infill trim
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Windscreen rubber infill trim

The rubber on mine dates from the 1980s at least. It's black all over with no infill. Sadly it is past its best so I would like to replace with a black only.

Photo attached
by mowogg
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windscreen rubber infill trim
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Windscreen rubber infill trim

Thanks for the quick reply. My van is 1965.
by mowogg
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windscreen rubber infill trim
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Windscreen rubber infill trim

Does anyone know if the minor windscreen rubber is the same profile as a mini? The reason I ask is I am looking at changing mine on the van. The current one is all black-I assume this might be the original. It looks more appropriate than a chrome style one. You can get a black one from mini suppliers
by mowogg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 2371

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

Sorry I should have wrote this too. Bridgestone on standard rims was a significant improvement on my car.
by mowogg
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 2371

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

There are quite a few modern cars with different sizes on front compared to rear. I have run a minor with 145 on front and 155 on rear. Seems to work well
by mowogg
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 2371

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

I have a 3.9 diff. Going from 155 to 145 reduced speed by 3mph at 60mph on the speedo as confirmed by a satnav. Its not a massive shift
by mowogg
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Brakes

I had a problem for years like this without a servo gitted. The brakes would work but the pedal travel was often quite high unless the brakes were used regularly (every 10 mins). I eventually found it was air in the system under the brake light switch. To clear i removed the switch with rag around i...
by mowogg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front suspension initial setting
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Front suspension initial setting

I forgot to measure the position of the lower arm before it come it's spline. Does anyone know a good initial setting that I could follow?
by mowogg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front suspension initial setting
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Front suspension initial setting

I forgot to measure the position of the lower arm before it come it's spline. Is there a known initial setting that I could follow?