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by myoldjalopy
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: draught excluders
Replies: 12
Views: 6880

draught excluders

Hello,

Has anyone got any useful tips on fitting (original type) draft excluders round the doors successfully? There must be a right way and several wrong ways to do this job.........

Thanks,

Pete
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Fuel Pump problem?

Hi folks,

Thanks for all your replies and, having tested it on actual fuel now, it does work fine, so all is well.
Bledhen Nowydh da dhywgh oll! (Happy New Year to you all!)

Pete
by myoldjalopy
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Fuel Pump problem?

Hmmm thank you for your replies. I think the valves are fine - the inlet valve unseats when blowing, and seats when sucking. And the outlet valve does the reverse. I will have to test with some fuel from a container next time I go to get petrol, unless anyone has other ideas. It might just work OK w...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Fuel Pump problem?

Hi folks,
I just rebuilt a spare SU fuel pump and though I haven't tested it with fuel yet, it seems that connecting it to a battery it is blowing air out of both the outlet AND inlet pipes. I thought the inlet pipe should suck, not blow! Did I do anything wrong??
Thanks.
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen rubbers and chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Split screen rubbers and chrome

Hi and thanks for your comments - plenty to think about..........
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

Re: blocked pipe

Dear friends, I did indeed have a water pump gasket in my scullery and, thinking further about Roy's doom-laden warnings about breakdowns on dark and stormy nights, and now that the evenings are drawing in, you will be pleased to hear that I whipped out the pump today and replaced the "ghastly" conc...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen rubbers and chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Split screen rubbers and chrome

After reading complaints about the poor quality of split screen front window rubbers, does anyone know where I can get a good quality one? Also, is it better to get original parts re-chromed or can I get decent new ones from somewhere as I have read lots of complaints about the quality of those as w...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump filter removal
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Fuel pump filter removal

Thank you for that. The valves are now out but washers look very ropy :(

Also, back to my question as to whether anyone knows if a split diaphragm would make the pump work overly hard? It does seem to beat very fast most of the time.

Thanks
by myoldjalopy
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump filter removal
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Fuel pump filter removal

Thank you for your comments and advice. The filter and its housing did have a lot of stuff that looked like coffee granuals in it but the pump still runs too rapidly to my mind. There is no leak anywhere that I can see and it stops ticking when the float is full (ignition on, engine not running) but...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump filter removal
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Fuel pump filter removal

Hi,

Does anyone know if the fuel pump filter can be removed without removing the pump from the car? It looks like it might be possible....

Thank you,

Pete
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

Re: blocked pipe

Yes, we get plenty of those down here in Kernow :-?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

Re: blocked pipe

Yes, that thought has already crossed my mind. In fact I think I have a pump gasket in my scullery. If so I will add it to the boot collection............. :D
by myoldjalopy
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

Re: blocked pipe

Gentlemen, thank you for your replies. It was, indeed, the by-pass hose I was talking about. Funnily enough, there was a small pebble(!) stuck in the hose which may have caused the problem. I don't think the rest of the system can be too bad as the car has never overheated.Also, the water that came ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: bouncy speedo!
Replies: 14
Views: 8755

Re: bouncy speedo!

My speedo needle swung up and down until one day there was a loud shrieking/grating noise and the needle stopped working altogether. The cable had broken so I fitted a new one.The needle was then steady for a while but has returned to swinging - at about 60mph it oscillates between 40 and 80! I see ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

blocked pipe

Hello, I went to replace the small hose between the water pump and the cylinder head as it was perished and leaking. Then I saw the water pump pipe was completely blocked! It took me a good 15 minutes to clear it with an allen key (I needed something with a right angle to get into the pipe). It was ...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: removing front damper
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

Re: removing front damper

Yes, you did sir, but it was Phil who provided the crucial detail of using "some pressure (but not excessive) to push the trunnion (Part No SUS137/8) eye rearwards and at the same time twisting it whilst also making sure that the front trunnion bush (Part No: SUS144) remains on and at the front of t...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: removing front damper
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

Re: removing front damper

Having had to do this job again (serves me right for getting a second-hand damper which failed within weeks) I confirm Phil the Hill is right - the trick is to pull the top trunnion backwards and towards you while twisting it clockwise. It then does slide off. But that rear bush is difficult. It was...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: removing front damper
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

Re: removing front damper

Crikey! I wish I could just slide it off. When I undo the rear nut, lockwasher and thick washer the trunnion won't move backwards at all..........I just sweated buckets and got scared I would pull the whole car off the jack under the arm (yes it was on an axle stand as well) . There must be a knack ...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: removing front damper
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

Re: removing front damper

Yes, that's what I did. It came off very easily by removing damper bolts and wiggling forwards off the trunnion - the damper came through the slot in the wing with no trouble. No way could I pull the trunnion off backwards!
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: removing front damper
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

removing front damper

General advice is to support car on axle stands, jack up suspension arm, knock back tab washer at rear of top link pin and remove said nut,washers and rear bush, then "slide top trunnion off pin". This I could not do as not enough movement in kingpin/trunnion. I found the answer to be remove damper ...