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by nigelr2000
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tappet clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

Re: tappet clearance

yeh....me! lol :lol:
by nigelr2000
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tappet clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

Re: tappet clearance

Nice one Roy :lol:
by nigelr2000
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tappet clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

Re: tappet clearance

Thanks Roy knew I could rely on you. I think it was page 15 but can't find it right now it might still be in the van and it is after midnight. I was amazed how easily it started on the handle, usually takes quite a few pulls, Must have been low on compression for quite a while.
by nigelr2000
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tappet clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

tappet clearance

Well the engine transplant went well bar catching the rad core on the fan and holing it.........oops. so set the tappets to 19 thou as in the haynes manual and wow it sounds clattery, anyone want to suggest a better clearance ??

see here for a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li6rg1YHNhg
by nigelr2000
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Look what I found

Luckily I have a spare engine so thats the route I am going down. Although they dont look it in the picture the grooves can be measured in mm's rather than thou so I dont think it will even be re-boreable. And yes the water loss was a leak at the other end of the block, probably caused because the h...
by nigelr2000
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Look what I found

I have been using a lot of water in the pickup lately and the compression was down on No3 so I assumed these were connected however when I took the head off I found the idjut who last worked on the engine forgot to put the circlips in on the piston and I now have lovely matching grooves down both si...
by nigelr2000
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pickup heater hose
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Pickup heater hose

Cheers Neil, yes I was going to replace both hoses, halfway through doing it now and stopped for a cuppa
by nigelr2000
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pickup heater hose
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Pickup heater hose

Found a leaky hose on the pickup, its a 950 and my question is should the piece of metal pipe be there by the battery box or is it supposed to be a straight run from the pipe on the head to the heater and someone has just repaired a leaky hose with it?[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=13081...
by nigelr2000
Thu May 19, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Mig welding vs Brake cleaner = life threatening
Replies: 3
Views: 2551

Re: Mig welding vs Brake cleaner = life threatening

I thought they banned carbon tet years ago. Seems not, handy warning
by nigelr2000
Tue May 17, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller featuring on BBC4
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Re: Traveller featuring on BBC4

Working that night so set me digibox to record. Cheers for that
by nigelr2000
Sat May 07, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302386

Re: Pickup restoration part three

You might have a problem finding a cambelt :roll:
by nigelr2000
Wed May 04, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grrrrr Flippin restorer
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Grrrrr Flippin restorer

Just decided to restore my bumper blade on the pickup as it looking a bit rusty. removed it to find at least 3 other colours under the silver and whats more the bumper underneath is rotten. This is on a van that had a "full restoration" and "bare metal respray" only four years ago !!! Seems the rest...
by nigelr2000
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mystery Machine Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Mystery Machine Tool

Thanks for that info Dean knew somebody would know

Whats its official title ?
by nigelr2000
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mystery Machine Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Mystery Machine Tool

Need any engineers out there to tell me what this is. My dad used to be a toolmaker and we found this amongst a set of micrometers and a setting out tool. I know how to use the mic's and they will come in usefull to measure the journals and bores on my mog when I strip the engine. This however is so...
by nigelr2000
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: car battery condition advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: car battery condition advice

The battery on my pickup was left for 3 years and didn't have enough life in it to even work the oil and ignition lights, gave it an overnight charge and it started the car fine and I am still using it a year and a half later so charge em up and put on a car with the coil disconnected and see if the...
by nigelr2000
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motor museum in Calne Wiltshire
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Motor museum in Calne Wiltshire

Discovered a new museum in me mums town, been there for years apparently. Well worth a look round.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1303569273_8697 [/frame][frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1303569326_8697 [/frame] Heres one for BMCecosse[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1...
by nigelr2000
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2176
Views: 351826

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted in Chippenham yesterday 262 LHW Taupe 2 door saloon in Sainsburys car park and then PNH 779 J Traveller in Smoke grey in the underground car park in emery gate.
by nigelr2000
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst Accessory Ever ????????
Replies: 79
Views: 8253

Re: Worst Accessory Ever ????????

Nobody expect the spanish inquisition, cardinal fang......bring in the comfy chair :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by nigelr2000
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2176
Views: 351826

Re: Spotted today.

White convertable EDV407D with the roof down in Chippenham wilts. Sadly I was in the Citreon :(
by nigelr2000
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best car advert ever
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Best car advert ever

All ebay listings should be like this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2001-FORD-FOCUS-G ... 7324wt_932