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by Nickol
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat to steering wheel dimension
Replies: 20
Views: 991

Re: Seat to steering wheel dimension

The not readily adjustable seat is a bit of a nuisance if there are two people alternatively using the car. I am playing with the idea of using a seat runner I got from a Triumph Herald. It is readily boltable to the floor but the seat will need some steel flanges welded on. Will let you know if it ...
by Nickol
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General public
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: General public

My Traveller is of course quite rare over here and especially so now that the steering wheel is on the left. We usually get a wave from passers by and a chat is often on the cards when parked in the town. I parked it in the underground car park in Frankfurt recently and it was clear that in the 3 ho...
by Nickol
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearlever Rubber Gaiter
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Gearlever Rubber Gaiter

...or indeed use a rubber lubricant which aeromodellers use for free flight rubber motors. Applied to the inside before fitting , it keeps the material supple.
by Nickol
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New tyres and steering rack oil
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: New tyres and steering rack oil

The Problem Comes with new steering racks. ( labelled Made in Argentina) They are supposedly maintenance free and, I assume, already greased up. I know that they are not filled with EP90 because one of the gaitors split during the tracking Setting and nothing poured out. Did not see much grease eith...
by Nickol
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Remote reservoir fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Remote reservoir fitting

Declan does a very nice braided hose connection - guaranteed leak free but it uses screw fittings.

I got fed up with mine leaking / weeping and discarded it for the normal mastercylinder set up.
by Nickol
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Guy
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Guy

It is simply a sign of the gradual US americanisation of British english language and culture. I notice it more and more every time I come to visit. Fault is partly television where a lot of US american programmes are shown in their original form. Also due to microsoft domination of computers, the d...
by Nickol
Tue May 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle of historic interest mot
Replies: 25
Views: 1712

Re: Vehicle of historic interest mot

I am wondering whether my from England imported Traveller which is still shown on the Govt listing even though it has been registered here since 6 years, could also be taxed ? I will have a go on the website and let you know :lol: Edit: Failed at the first hurdle because I do not have the original V...
by Nickol
Fri May 25, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Gearlever, selection

Thankyou Kennet for taking the troubler to comment. I am getting used to conciously moving the stick towards the right when changing up when it goes into neutral. I think though, you oversaw that I am LHD so the palm movement with theright hand is a bit of a contortion ( spelling??) The theme is onl...
by Nickol
Wed May 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Gearlever, selection

I did used to drive an old army lorry with crash gearbox but that was many years ago. Nowadays I am not into a challenge - just keeping the car going is challenge enough. My Austin 8 of 1947 vintage is also a bit of a challenge not least due to it jumping out of first gear on steep climbs. No, carry...
by Nickol
Wed May 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Gearlever, selection

Thankyou Phil - and if you are not aware of such then I shall take it such spring assistance never did exist. Yes, the gears do naturally go into neutral and yes you need to develop a technique to push the lever away from you ( I am LHD remember) I try with just fingers and thumb but sometimes get i...
by Nickol
Wed May 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Gearlever, selection

I should have mentioned that my Traveller is a 1098 version from 68
by Nickol
Wed May 23, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Gearlever, selection

I have a very bad habit when changing gear from 2nd to 3rd to try to put it backinto first gear which results of course in a horrible and embarassing crunching sound. I was wondering whether the gear lever mechanism in its original form had some sort of pressure spring that automatically or rather a...
by Nickol
Wed May 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Recognising inlet valves

From what you say Phil, I should be Setting both inlet and outlet to the larger 0,015", not just outlet. Is that what you mean?
by Nickol
Tue May 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Recognising inlet valves

Within the Forum it is suggested that the exhaust valves when doing the rocker adjustment are set to 0,015" when using unleaded fuel. I assume that the inlet valves are set to the Standard (cold) Setting of 0,012 " as before. But how do you recognise which is the inlet and which the exhaust valve? P...
by Nickol
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Brakes

Forgot to mention - when I bled the System before I had the handbrake on which is not recommended, I understand. This morning it was off. Whether that should have made a difference???
by Nickol
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Brakes

After a rather rainy easter Weekend away I tackled the Brakes this morning in the sunshine. Although it was a distinct possibility about the actuating rod, this was checked to be ok within a few seconds. I also felt that having left the whole System alone to settle down for 5 days, the movement of t...
by Nickol
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Brakes

Good Point, worth a try. Thanks for that. I had as an Elimination process tightened up the shoes on all 4 wheels until locked to see if that makes a difference to the pedal travel. Only slightly if at all was my conclusion. I would say, having not really tested it like you mention, that the pedal is...
by Nickol
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Brakes

I have often found it helpful in the past to write about a Problem and in doing so, sometimes the solution manifests itself, so....... I have never been too happy with the Brakes on my 68 Traveller in the 10 years I have had it. Despite having a brake servo, have always had to exert pressure on the ...
by Nickol
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lubrication schedule - correct methods?
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: Lubrication schedule - correct methods?

I must do this yes. Fortunately I have not driven it very much since and never in the rain. This is mainly because the Brakes were not right and this is being done now....................hopefully.
by Nickol
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lubrication schedule - correct methods?
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: Lubrication schedule - correct methods?

Nickol Lubrication of the rack is absolutely necessary otherwise it would eventually be come stiff to operate unless it is pre-packed and constructed differently from the original. The workshop manual is quite clear that the original spec steering rack does need to be lubricated. It should be noted...