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by Nickol
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: Extra rattle

Travelling at Speed is the main symptom and it sounds like a sort of pinking`? Does it start as soon as you accelerate a bit? If it does, then this was a similar Problem in mine which Philthehill suggested could be a worn Timing chain. I replaced it and the noise was considerably reduced. I will see...
by Nickol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304906

Re: Spotted today.

palacebear wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Spotted today. Permanent exhibit at Avoncroft Museum near Bromsgrove.

Did you see all the Austin 8s.? We had 19 the day before but only 15 yesterday. Sorry that I did not meet you
by Nickol
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304906

Re: Spotted today.

Nice !

I am coming there for the 80 year celebration of the Austin 8 -see link. There should be 19 there on Sunday.

https://www.austin-eight.com/80th-anniversary
by Nickol
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304906

Re: Spotted today.

Next week , from Friday to Monday we shall be underway with my Austin 8 Woody from Reading to Bromsgrove. If you see us - give us a wave!
by Nickol
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Morris Minor Owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: New Morris Minor Owner.

On the subject of thread sizes. The brake pipe unions also use different threads which is very confusing i.e BSF and UNF. Declan kindly did a sketch of what goes where sometime ago and I copied it. sadly I am unable to download the Information here.
by Nickol
Thu May 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven Tyre Wear??
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Uneven Tyre Wear??

The issue we have is that that our pickups are our day use vehicle and as you correctly say, tyres are expensive, we have tried to address the issue so that new tyres do not get bad wear, but as you can see, after only a couple of months of use the tyre in the picture has been removed from our pick...
by Nickol
Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage Regulator Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Voltage Regulator Problem

This is (one of ) the link Imentioned - much better than my description.

mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/lucas-faults.pdf
by Nickol
Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage Regulator Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Voltage Regulator Problem

Hej Bemont! From your description, despite the rusty looking pieces, all is working correctly with your voltage Regulator but probably your battery is not in the best condition. Even new ones, which are not used regularly and charged , will deteriorate in only two to three years. Less if stored in a...
by Nickol
Tue May 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 stuck in first gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: 803 stuck in first gear?

There is a detailed thread on this somewhere in the Forum - apparantly the Problem is not uncommon....bit I cannot find it at the Moment.
by Nickol
Mon May 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: KDR 381 needs two parts please!
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: KDR 381 needs two parts please!

I would advise that it is of benefit to drain the dampers and fill with straight 30 grade oil which can be obtained from garden machinery centres or 'e' bay. Is the straight grade SAE 30 the universal solution? I Need to check the dampers on both my 1968 Morris and a 1947 Austin so I did a search h...
by Nickol
Thu May 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Brake adjustment

This occured to me later as well.

I have brazed a ca. 2,5 mm steel Piece on to the underside of the adjuster. Now it works really well. A few clicks starting from Zero and the brake drum is locked. Release one click and it turns freely.

Now for the handbrake.....
by Nickol
Thu May 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Brake adjustment

I will today try to weld/braze a distance Piece to the underside of the old adjusters I recently replaced. Probably 4 to 5mm will suffice I surmise and see what that does.

When the shoes are not properly adjusted, the handbrake Needs excessive travel to work properly so I am looking to cure this.
by Nickol
Wed May 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Brake adjustment

I was thinking about posting a new thread but checked the Forum first - my Problem it seems is not new. The rear Brakes on my 69 Traveller also have run out of adjustment. I thought that the existing adjusters were simply worn but on Fitting new ones, there is no Change. The shoes are mintex and har...
by Nickol
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 19
Views: 1301

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

This Forum to me is my "local MM expert". I cannot recall the number of times, when faced with a Problem that many have contributed ideas or indeed knew the solution. As can be imagined, there are precious few MM specialists in my part of the world so the Forum is all I have............but up to now...
by Nickol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: Rolling tax exemption

Good suggestion. Here in France the road tax is on the fuel and a sticker is placed in the windscreen to show the car is insured and has a CT (MOT). [/quote] That must be very practical for those living near the German or swiss border, no car tax to pay and buying your fuel at German or Swiss Prices.
by Nickol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: Rolling tax exemption

I read with growing envy "tax free historic vehicles"...no periodic testing...rolling Registration of the 40 year rule. :( Each of my classic cars is taxed at €190 per year. The testing is every other year. To Register as an historic vehicle, especially with an imported car like mine are, costs Mini...
by Nickol
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Re: Speed Limiters

Although personnaly I think that not having a General upper Speed Limit on our Autobahnen is absurd, ( the only other countries in the world that do not have one are apparantly the Isle of Mann and Republik of Sudan) it does mean that the tailgating referred to, as a rule does not happen. For sure I...
by Nickol
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3237

Re: Currently drinking.....

mit oder ohne Alkohol?
by Nickol
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: Quality of New Parts

I have had the same Problem on a new steering rack gaitors and they are not easy to replace. I smeared the outside with rubber lubricant last year to see if it helps but it has not been on Long enough to say if this works or not.
by Nickol
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New exhaust very noisy
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: New exhaust very noisy

If the exhaust is newly fitted then you may find, as I did that it is just touching the Body as it leaves the engine compartment. When the engine is not running, there may be enough clearance but with the Vibration of the Motor it may then just touch and create a lot of noise. Worth checking. Salut ...