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by mowogg
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint availability
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Paint availability

My local paint suppliers have all that info. They can turn around stock paint while you wait. They have also matched paint and put it in a can from a bike frame

Depending on when you car was painted it could well have faded a bit. The challenge of course is getting a piece off for them to match.
by mowogg
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint availability
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Paint availability

Try a local auto paint supplier. They can mix up what ever colour you need or can match existing paint. They also have the facilty to put it into a can
by mowogg
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Engine w/ HS4 won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: New Engine w/ HS4 won't start

I would double check you are not 180 degrees out on your plug order. I made this mistake in the past and was convinced I had it corrwcr. This can occur by different locations on the distributor drive on ths recon engine particular if you are just swapping over the compenents
by mowogg
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 58
Views: 1207

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Just a thought. You said it was serviced in July. Have you checked the points gap? It's not unknown for new points to close up very quickly and it would make it harder to start.
by mowogg
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smelly engine
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Smelly engine

Just re read this. You said the 948 has a canister type oil breather. This is non standard as these were fitted to late 1098 engines that the fumes are taken to an extra intake on the carb. Where is the canister plumbed into? To work effectively it needs to be routed to the carb. And it should also ...
by mowogg
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smelly engine
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Smelly engine

Before you get to I grossed in the engine I would check the manifold to exhaust pipe seal. These frequently leak in my experience and can be really difficult to deal. You can often see it when you start it up. If you look at this area when the car starts you often see a puff of smoke which then come...
by mowogg
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 58
Views: 1207

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

It does sound like you are over using the choke. I would try starting with either none or maybe 50%choke. I have never pumped the throttle on start up but gently press down to give it a little more until it fires up. I know pumping is recommended on some newer cars but as above it is not required or...
by mowogg
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Million going to auction

I did not know about the change-- you learn something every day
by mowogg
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Million going to auction

I might be wrong but I thought all chassis plates were held on with screws?
by mowogg
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Air Filter

Sorry i had missed the comments on why it was rich. I would look at the plugs before worrying about it further. Black deposits from the exhaust are the norm for both of my minors
by mowogg
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Air Filter

From the photo shown this looks like a standard set up for a late 1098 minor. As far as I know the spigot pipe was left in place on the air filter but not used but the breather from the rocker cover was blanked off It will be running rich for other reasons. Do you know if it has the correct needle i...
by mowogg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: PCV valve
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: PCV valve

Pm sent
by mowogg
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Replacement seats with subframes
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Replacement seats with subframes

Brown replacement seats with subframes to fit saloon or traveller floor plan. I think these are BMC seats but I am not sure which model they are from. Subframes fit floor and need 2 extra holes at rear to secure. Seats are on runners for forwards and backwards movement Generally these are in good co...
by mowogg
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Failing seat cushions
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Failing seat cushions

I always make my own straps. I use the metal bits from the old ones and standard seat webbing. It take a couple of hours per seat but I have never had any problems afterwards. The rubber straps sold are too soft to my mind.
by mowogg
Wed May 27, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

There is a dedicated smiths kit available from the usual suppliers -this is really easy to fit, with the cables all colour coded the same as the car. It has a period style light up switch too.

Not sure saving a few pennies here makes sense?
by mowogg
Tue May 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1120

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Have you checked the filter in the fuel pump? It might be partially blocked and unable to keep up with the required supply?

If as suggested removing the cap does not fix it i would start to be suspicious of the coil. Do you know its history? Modern ones are often the issue
by mowogg
Sun May 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring hanger front corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Spring hanger front corrosion

Thanks for the note. Yes keen to get to the rust so it can be removed before welding ina new piece.

If course I might find more as I investigate.....
by mowogg
Sun May 10, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring hanger front corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Spring hanger front corrosion

While do some servicing I have noticed a small amount of bubbling under the front of the spring hanger front bracket. I have poked around with a blunt screwdriver and it looks like a little corrosion to the floor probably to trapped water. You cannot fully see it from the top due as it falls where t...
by mowogg
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Rally -paying online
Replies: 3
Views: 383

National Rally -paying online

Last year i paid for the national rally online -i cannot seem to find the link for this. Is this an option this year?
by mowogg
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve !
Replies: 32
Views: 1647

Re: Heater valve !

As an alternative I have fitted a 3 way valve inline to the heater. I use the 5/8 outlet from the block into a 3 way valve. This either feeds the heater or if closed keeps the water circulating back to the block.

It's worked OK for a couple of years now. The one I bought was for a London taxi.