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by mogbob
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?

My method for this repair was to grind down the spot welds , wire brush the loose rusty exposed metal. Make a cardboard copy of the likely area of metal you'll need to replace. Allow a generous perimeter to allow "wriggle room " to find good solid metal to weld to. Aim for a 90 degree, one piece rep...
by mogbob
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 17 amp cable for heated rear screen?
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: 17 amp cable for heated rear screen?

Matt , Once you've identified the rating of the Heated rear windscreen it will help you use the correct rated / size of wiring. In turn , given it's likely electrical consumption , you can choose an appropriate relay switch. There are a number options , a straightforward relay , a fused relay , a Ti...
by mogbob
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tube nut stuck
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: tube nut stuck

John With the tank out and filled with water, I'd try an application of boiling water over the nut , rather than the blow torch.It may need more than one application but I've loosened many a stuck nut / bearing with the method. I easily cracked a paving slab with boiling water first time around , fr...
by mogbob
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel nut problem
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Steering wheel nut problem

Martin Good advice from ManyMinors , I'm a fan of Plus Gas too. Other things to consider , if it's a case of " no joy ". Ask a local garage to put an Impact socket on it with their air gun. Once loosened , pop the nut back on it's thread. Do it up hand tight. A smear of vaseline , for lubrication , ...
by mogbob
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 618

Re: Ignition light

I'd leave the WD 40 on the bench myself. It's very useful for a lot of things. However it is a bit "sticky" after use.It will therefore attract more dust from the carbon brushes and after a while you'll be back where you started. You want to keep the old varnish on the windings dry. Any penetrant sp...
by mogbob
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter

Bruce , Sorry for delay in responding. I've taken a link from the Technical section of the Burlen Fuel Systems website showing / explaining the official pencil trick. I've found it useful , compared to using the spare third hand that you can never find. https://sucarb.co.uk/technical Click on H type...
by mogbob
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter

Hi Apologies if I'm teaching you to suck eggs at any stage. Is the outside of the carb and it's controls clean and lubricated ? Assuming the relatively new jet and needle haven't been dropped or damaged in any way , was the jet centering done at the same time as replacement or more recently ? Was pr...
by mogbob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge

Charlie , Glad you were able to crack the problem. One to tick off the big long list ! There's always something to do on any classic car. Personal safety should always be top of your list with any job , especially if working alone. We'll sign you up to Michael Caine's " Self Preservation Society " f...
by mogbob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge

Hi Charlie , Welcome to the Forum. Apologies for the fact that your post has slipped by the radar.It's strange times at the moment. Your post suggests that you have been tracking down the right lines. At this late stage would it be possible to have an update as to whether with new voltage stabiliser...
by mogbob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 922

Re: No spark

Richard This link to a YouTube video will "paint a picture " for you on a conventional set up : - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T01lZdAsP9I " Ecuspark "...I've not come across that particular Electronic Ignition set up before. Could it possibly be Accuspark ? In which case there fitting instructio...
by mogbob
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 73
Views: 10377

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

There's a lot of really , really good work being done. As your experience has grown , the quality of the work rises. You are the Chief Quality Controller and you have some very clear specifications as to what is acceptable and what isn't. Well done that man ! As I said in the early stages , crack on...
by mogbob
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heated rear screen wiring?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Heated rear screen wiring?

It's a plus 1 for an extra fused box. My mate wanted " just one or two " additions to the electrical system when we re-wired his Moggie I put a secondary fuse box inside the car under the dash. Count up how many feeds you need and allow for a least a couple of "spares " positions. My modern car has ...
by mogbob
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heated rear screen wiring?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Heated rear screen wiring?

One option for you to consider is a timer relay that will switch off automatically after a certain time. You will need a " beefy" to cope with the electrical load of a rear windscreen. Here's what I had in mind : - https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/836 . I've used the Company for years....
by mogbob
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition switch wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Ignition switch wiring

Carsten
You're welcome. Safe driving Bob
by mogbob
Sun May 31, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition switch wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Ignition switch wiring

Carsten , If it's a 3 terminal ignition switch ( ? ), the wiring diagram for a " saloon " says : - 1. To Starter Motor Colour White with Red tracer wire ( via Solenoid ) 2. Two wires Colour both White wires a. goes to Ignition warning light b. goes to the fuse box for ignition controlled components ...
by mogbob
Wed May 20, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clutch operating fork from.......??
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Clutch operating fork from.......??

Mike
Looks like a Sprite / Midget fork to me , see attached : -
https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-m ... 58-66.html
Keep safe
Bob
by mogbob
Sat May 16, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299572

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Dave , Glad you were able to blow away a few of Alice's cobwebs whilst "travelling for your daily exercise ".It was a super day weather wise. Still need a few parts for my pal's Jag to finish off the refurbishment of the bits but 75% of it done. It's certainly kept me sane over the last couple of mo...
by mogbob
Fri May 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Valance
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Rear Valance

If you've done the Restoration Bodywork course or are a professional body shop guy or gal......then it would be an easy fix. It's always difficult with just photos to fully assess what work needs to be done. Quote " only some surface rust " ?? My definition of that is no more than 30 minutes rubbing...
by mogbob
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: New member

Brian
Welcome to the Forum. Keep the questions , concerns , other peoples preferences ( and why ) etc. coming.
I don't suppose you've got any inside information on " when the dust settles " have you ? Let's hope it's not long.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 73
Views: 10377

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

What's the expression … " you can never have enough Mole grips when doing bodywork ! "
Some quality work there alright.
Bob