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by simmitc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: A little shocked

No, they are less expensive, but not very cheap. :-?
by simmitc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steel or fibreglass
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Steel or fibreglass

With GRP, the only thing to watch out for is the quality of the moulding, layup and gelcoat. I haven;t bought any for years, but when I did use some I bought the best quakluty that I could find and was very happy with them. I also bought a Traveller where the GRP wings were thin, flexible, crazed an...
by simmitc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Electrics

The wiring diagram here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=28295 explains most things.
by simmitc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1346

Re: Doris cuts out

The original problem was muck in the carb. With that cleared the car ran for a while then stopped again. Rhe RAC attended and found more muck in the carb. Cleaned and running until "No fuel again carb block again.". Is it only me who can see a pattern here? It looks like a fairly conclusive diagnosi...
by simmitc
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1346

Re: Doris cuts out

Good idea to get the RAC to earn their money. Result: As I suggested originally, drain and clean the fuel system. You report that there was again crud in the carb, and when the engine stopped, it was a blockage to blame, so we can be fairly confident that it is the fuel. There could be a separate pr...
by simmitc
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: SERVO FITMENT

It depends what you mean by "better". A servo will not improve efficiency od remove brake fade undr heavy use, but will make it easier for the operator to apply the maximumk force to the pads - you would use less effort on the poedal to achieve the same braking. A standard system in good order shoul...
by simmitc
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pipe bend
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Fuel pipe bend

Small cheap pipe bender to avoid kinks. Similar to this: https://www.toolstation.com/draper-mini ... gI2l_D_BwE
Useful for brake pipes too :D
by simmitc
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1346

Re: Doris cuts out

I agree with checkikng for a spark, but we already know that the fuel gauge was reading empty, so even if it still had a little left, it would be low, and we also know "I took top of float chamber and soaked the fuel out which was in there a blob of jelly looking sludge was in there too" which does ...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1346

Re: Doris cuts out

It sounds as if there might be crud in the fuel. If the tank has a drain plug and it's not tusted solid, then drain and flush the tank - use suitable containers, well ventilated place, no sources of ignition, and other similar precautions for handling petrol. If that's not possible then disconnect t...
by simmitc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member...
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: New member...

There was a new question about Doris in this thread, but as it was asking for advice I've split it off to the mechanical section (although it could end up being electrical, but at least it's in Technical).
by simmitc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller wood frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Traveller wood frame.

If you're a good shipwright then you should have no problem witha Traveller frame. As you will know, the arch is cut from sections anf glued/screwed together. I have often wondered about the possibility of cutting and steaming a solid piece... You need the plans to cut the wood properly, but the old...
by simmitc
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Clutch pedal

You are correct:
1098 = 1 1/4
948 = 3/4
by simmitc
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Spare wheel

I guess the price reflects the use of a "mallot". I've searched a number of tool suppliers and just haven't been able to find a mallot anywhere. :-?

All credit for a nice looking finish, but a specialist restorer can offer a fully prepped, painted and balanced wheel for a lower price.
by simmitc
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7663

Re: get you home bodges

I had a clutch operating rod snap. Used a wire coat hanger to get home. On another occasion, a fractured brake pipe meant gentle driving, anticipation, and careful use of gears and handbrake. This technique used to be taught on some advanced driving courses, don't know if they still do.
by simmitc
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suspension/Steering knock
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Suspension/Steering knock

When you rock the wheel, how are you holding it? It sounds like it is the rack, but you do need to check the trunnions and wheel bearing, and as others have said, shock absorber mounting. Also look at the tie rod, check bushes at front and yoke/bolt on the arm.
by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: Limeflower

Limeflower = Marmite :-?
by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New wiring harness
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: New wiring harness

Interesting in that the fuses do not affect ignition or starter or headlights; but a little cleaning is always a good idea - coat contacts with a thin coating of vaseline to avoid future corrosion. Good result, hopefully you will now have many many miles of trouble free driving.
by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New wiring harness
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: New wiring harness

If you bought the car from a trader then it is covered by consumer rights and you should ask the supplier to repair the car, there is no need for you to seek to make the repairs. That said, as others have suggested, it probably is not anythig too serious, and should be simple to fix. What year is th...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior colour change
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Interior colour change

For what it's worth, as soon as I started reading your original question, my first thought was to suggest biscuit; and then read that it was already on your list :) As others have said, it's your car and your choice. Finance is certainly a private matter, but I know of a restorer who produced what c...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings

I can understand you not wanting to take the matter up with the supplier, BUT if everyone follows the same line then the supplier will never know that the product they are selling is not correct. When some poor soul does finally raise the matter then the supplier will shrug their shoulders and say "...