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by mowogg
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Replacement seats with subframes
Replies: 0
Views: 105

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: 526

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: 372

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: 31
Views: 748

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: 205

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: 205

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: 341

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: 1435

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.
by mowogg
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: no brake pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: no brake pressure

Have you changed all thr flexis?

It does sound like air or a faulty master cylinder.

I always find you get a bit of air trapped under the brake switch but this would not have this impact.
by mowogg
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Change Engine Mounts in Situ
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Change Engine Mounts in Situ

I changed mine pretty easily. Jacked up the engine from underneath and undone one tower at the base. Once you remove 1 tower you can do both quite easily.

I did not drain the water or remove the rad. There was enough room for access
by mowogg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

I have had 2. One came from Halfords and the second eleshwhere. Both had 12 volt feeds-I used the electric aerial output from the radio so it is not live unless the radio is on. Both were earthed to the car As for location it's on the front screen behind the mirror. As per earlier note they are not ...
by mowogg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

I have had 2. One came from Halfords and the second eleshwhere. Both had 12 volt feeds-I used the electric aerial output from the radio so it is not live unless the radio is on. Both were earthed to the car As for location it's on the front screen behind the mirror. As per earlier note they are not ...
by mowogg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

I have an electronic one on the windscreen. It's OK but not as good as a proper aerial.
by mowogg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Thanks for the replies -looks like the majority of people abandon these when the put new carpets in
by mowogg
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

When I fitted new carpet set 20 years ago I thought my original one had the bung for the gearbox oil top up cut out into top layer. (so you can see the bung on the left hand side of the tunnel) I am beginning to wonder if this was not the case. Does anyone still have original carpets to see. Mine is...
by mowogg
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 29
Views: 2090

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

It will be really interesting to hear what others think, but are sure sure its the gearbox? It sounds to me that this is more related to engine revs, which might point you elsewhere I would start checking engine and gearbox mounts to make sure this is not the issue. I would also have a look at the e...
by mowogg
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

I have run a 948cc on a 4.22 diff. To my mind it was underpowered and I would not recommrnd

I now run a 3.9 on a good 1098 engine. This works really well for me. I have taken it up several climbs over 2000 meters in Switzerland in this combination without any issues
by mowogg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 1597

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I suspect many who slate gasless welding have never really tried. I have welded up 2 cars with gasless. I find it far more practical for occasional use. I can go many months if not years between jobs. The quality of welding wire does vary so its certainly worth investigating this if you are having i...
by mowogg
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers

Not sure what your fault is but I would recommend electrical contact spray in the 1st instance. I have used this to fix crackly switches and even one radio that kept blowing fuses on the on off switch. It's very cheap from screfix etc and 1 can will last a very long time
by mowogg
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing

If the adjustment is not doing anything it could be wear to the needle or jet. These do wear and changing them can result in dramatic improvements. I think I would start here if you don't know the history of the jet and needle