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by pfgiz
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Puddles
Replies: 22
Views: 4280

Re: Puddles

Ok..... After two years of pretty good motoring it is time to upgrade a few items..... Namely the engine, carbs and gearbox from an MG 1275 replacing the 1098 units which will then be placed into my saloon........ I'll also be re-bushing the front suspension with poly, and possibly new front seats.....
by pfgiz
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What the heck was that!
Replies: 13
Views: 1867

Re: What the heck was that!

Hi, I have an axel, surplus, in the shed. Complete unit, diff and halfshafts. It's been stripped so if you can get an idea as to which bit you want, diff or half-shafts, then come and get them..... Point to mention here it's a 948 diff so won't give you a great cruse on the motor way, but it is free...
by pfgiz
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Socket sets
Replies: 13
Views: 5418

Re: Socket sets

If you have the money and want to invest in a single socket set one name to look out for is Metrinch. They are sold by RS and don't come cheep. I was bought one a number of years ago and it has given me faultless service ever since. It uses rounded edge sockets and spanners to grip the nut / bolt by...
by pfgiz
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273405

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Mr Miles..... well done sir..... Can't wait to see it around..... Now the fun starts.... enjoy the driving....
by pfgiz
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Splutter - Splutter.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Splutter - Splutter.....

Cheers guys.... In the end, after much replacing of parts, it's all sorted. I'll post pictures and details in a new thread..... On another point.... (pardon the punn).... What brackets do I need to mount a Lucas Alternator instead of the dynamo? I understand a 'long bolt' will do the job as a tempor...
by pfgiz
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Splutter - Splutter.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Splutter - Splutter.....

Hi.... My wonderful traveller has just started exhibiting the classic signs of an over-rich mixture. IE: car dieing when the throttle is used. Under normal circumstances I've have re-adjusted it but it happend when I was at the in-laws yesterday evening, only there for a few hours, drove there ok bu...
by pfgiz
Wed May 25, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Year.....
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Another Year.....

Thanks for the comments guys, it is the Family run-about. I do get some people wonder why we drive it instead of a modern but they don't get the smiles and waves we do...... I was reminded today at work that she probably went through so easily as I spend a weekend every couple of months sorting all ...
by pfgiz
Wed May 25, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Year.....
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Another Year.....

The Traveller passed it's MOT on Monday, so here starts another year of Family classic motoring... Last year we did 10,000 miles in the old girl who just needed a few little tweaks, brake adjusting etc, for the test. She seems to have developed a small problem with the fuel pump and wants to cut out...
by pfgiz
Tue May 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

When I got my Saloon MOTed after rebuilding it the tester nearly failed me on not having therubber seal on the fuel filler cap. I had to phone my Dad up to bring a spare one over......

You four split pins still have it though.....
by pfgiz
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switch or Lights...???
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Switch or Lights...???

Cheers guys, despite being an original switch it had died. Strange that it appeared to work with the metre.... It's been replaced currently with the one off of my saloon, again an original unit with screw terminals.... If the re-pro ones are bad any sugestions where I can get a good replacement...??...
by pfgiz
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switch or Lights...???
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Switch or Lights...???

I've got an issue with my brake lights, they do not come on when I put my foot on the pedal. They do come on when I take off the connectors and short them together When I connect a multimetre to the switch and depress the break pedal the resistance drops to near zero, with the 'buzz' from the metre....
by pfgiz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nintendo DS & DSi XL
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Nintendo DS & DSi XL

Does anyone know if the DSi XL uses the same game cartridges as the old DS Lite please? For DS games, yes, but there is no Game Boy Advanced slot in the DSi or DSi XL. This mean some games, like guitar hero that used the GBA slot for the coloured buttons, will not work. This only affects a small nu...
by pfgiz
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spitfire engine??????
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Spitfire engine??????

owning and working on both of these on a regular basis I can recommend staying with the a series. You can get a 1275 and tweak it up a little it will give you basically what the 1500 does on the Spitfire.... As for fuel economy I get about the same from both the Traveller and the Spitfire, but the S...
by pfgiz
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18843
Views: 762186

Re: Word Association

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by pfgiz
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: shaft tachometer
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: shaft tachometer

Hi Ian,

What about a mechanical one from a mk3 / early mk4 spitfire? you'd need to fix the cable so you can drive it from the lathe but would be easier than an electrical option....
by pfgiz
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Young Members
Topic: How local?
Replies: 67
Views: 22533

Re: How local?

Telford (work) also Crewe and Solihull sometimes, Oswestry (home)
by pfgiz
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what other hobbies do minor members have ????
Replies: 120
Views: 11339

Re: what other hobbies do minor members have ????

pfgtz .. loooking at your signature pics, that's 3 x moggies and one properly-old Triumph. What's that one ? D ps retro PCs .. wow. .. I'm a software developer and my first PC (well, my dad's) was an Apple II. Then we upgraded to the Apple IIe (with twin disc drives!) Yeah, my sig picture is a litt...
by pfgiz
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what other hobbies do minor members have ????
Replies: 120
Views: 11339

Re: what other hobbies do minor members have ????

My hobbies, Retro Computing, I have a comprehensive collection from the ZX81 to the Commodore Amiga, but this is waning now in favor of my retro motoring. wood working, mainly tuning. my three cars, two minors and a triumph. and my two boys and better half keep me occupied. I also collect anything r...
by pfgiz
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Oil Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Oil Gauge

Thanks for that, I suppose I could shorten the pipe but the ends are air tight and I'm unsure how I would re-make then during the shortening process.... Any ideas anyone?
by pfgiz
Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Oil Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Oil Gauge

I've just finished fitting an oil gauge, Smiths with a T piece and a long black pipe. All looks to be working well but I have a simple question. There was way too much black pipe so I've coiled it up and rested it behind the bash board. Will this give a false reading on the gauge? While I'm here wha...