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by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo or Alternator?
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Dynamo or Alternator?

Oops! 59 years! :D Can't count! But that's even longer it has been OK with a dynamo. :D
A dynamo is fine, especially if its just a Sunday drive car.....
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo or Alternator?
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Dynamo or Alternator?

If the red ignition light was staying on then the battery wasn't being charged. That's why you lost power when you switched the lights on. Might be a fault in the wiring of the charging circuit, the dynamo or the control box. Possibly the fan belt needs tightening. If you can identify the failure th...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tank not allowing fuel to come out :-(
Replies: 13
Views: 1945

Re: Tank not allowing fuel to come out :-(

It may be that there was some crud in the tank you fitted which has blocked the fuel line. Try undoing the feed pipe at the petrol pump and blow back down the fuel line which may clear it. If that works then I would advise giving the tank a good rinse out to remove any flakes of rust floating around...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Greasing Difficulty
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Greasing Difficulty

OK thanks...........sound advice :)
Oh, and a new grease gun hose on its way, Roy.............didn't fancy it exploding and splattering me with grease next time I use it!!
by myoldjalopy
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Greasing Difficulty
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Greasing Difficulty

Many thanks for your replies, all makes sense. One pedantic question - when removing the trunnion, to make sure it is put back properly is it best to: a) count the number of turns to unwind it, and repeat this when re-assembling, or; b) before removing, tighten it up fully, counting the number of tu...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Greasing Difficulty
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Greasing Difficulty

Over the years, the upper driver's side trunnion on my car has become increasingly difficult to pump grease into. Today it was impossible - to the point the flexible hose from the grease gun bulged out into a permanent bulbous shape! It now looks like a snake that swallowed a small but very fat anim...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: axle question
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: axle question

Yes, I used a 3/8 square drive today to do this very job..................make sure you successfully remove the filler plug before draining, just in case - you don 't want to drain it and find you can't refill!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: Gearbox Oil Change

OK thanks...........
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Gearbox Oil Change

Just an idle query really......
Manual says change gearbox oil every 6,000 miles. I left mine go at least 12,000 miles and was very surprised to see how clean the oil was when I drained it.......any thoughts on how often it really needs to be changed?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: Door Alignment

A-hee hee! Turns out the kick plate screws weren't tight enough. Tightened them up, a little more adjustment on the striker plate and jobs a good 'un! :D
by myoldjalopy
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: Door Alignment

Will check when I get a chance next.............
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: Door Alignment

Not possible.......the new rubbers were fitted because the old ones had fallen to pieces - literally :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: Door Alignment

Well yes, Steve. Thank you , but that doesn't answer my question about moving the pin socket.......
Anyone else?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Door Alignment

Hi, Trying to improve the alignment of my front doors. I have adjusted the striker plate so that it fits perfectly, but it is rather hard to close - involves slamming the door, which is obviously not good. Question - will moving the pin socket below the striker plate help in any way? I should add th...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: wiper blades and exhaust
Replies: 20
Views: 2319

Re: wiper blades and exhaust

If you don't want a fancy clamp then here is what I did: Jack up pipe until flange meets manifold in correct position. Wrap a couple of turns of aluminium exhaust bandage round the join. Refit the clamp and tighten before letting off and removing the jack. I did smear a bit of exhaust paste round th...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running problems
Replies: 62
Views: 4783

Re: running problems

Before you go getting fancy new ignition stuff, you can test the rotor in the following way: If you are getting a spark from the king lead, remove the dizzy cap and hold the king lead with a pair of insulated pliers about 1/4 inch away from the brass top of the rotor. Ignition on, crank the engine. ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running problems
Replies: 62
Views: 4783

Re: running problems

Hmmm... if you now replaced dizzy cap I suspect the rotor, assuming all else is well with the dizzy. Get a red rotor arm - either direct from Distributor Doctor (Google him) or I think ESM sell them as well. Unlikely all plug leads would fail but if they look cracked or otherwise dodgy, best replace...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running problems
Replies: 62
Views: 4783

Re: running problems

Hi Tanya, When you say it sparked today, do you mean the king lead or all the plugs? I agree with simmitc - if there is a spark coming out of the king lead INTO the dizzy, the next question is is a spark coming OUT to each plug? If not, then we have rotor arm or dizzy cap as prime suspects......faul...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: COIL CONNECTIONS
Replies: 21
Views: 3770

Re: COIL CONNECTIONS

Remember.....on a +ive earth car, the current has to go to earth at the points when they close. Therefore, the +ive terminal on the coil must be the CB (contact breaker) terminal to go to the distributor via the low tension lead and thus to earth. If the car is -ive earth, it will be opposite way ro...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil Advice Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Coil Advice Please

In any case, a smear of vaseline is a much quicker, easier and cheaper fix! :wink: