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by Nickol
Mon May 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: KDR 381 needs two parts please!
Replies: 5
Views: 415

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: 765

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: 765

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: 765

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: 1128

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: 953

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: 953

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: 892

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: 76
Views: 2443

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: 545

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: 291

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 ...
by Nickol
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 76
Views: 2443

Re: Currently drinking.....

Dunkles Hefeweizen.....Kellerbier........ :P
by Nickol
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1475

Re: How Far have you driven?

Nice Topic! We have been to Freiburg in Breisgau a few times last year there and back @ 375 km each way. A couple of years ago a round trip in France to Nantes and then up to Caen for the Ferry to Portsmouth and thence home via Harwich and Rotterdam. How far was that? I do not remember, maybe 2000km...
by Nickol
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Master cylinder?

Were all the wheels hot when you touched them or only the one? Perhaps you did not feel the others after the first "hot" shock. Before you jump to the conclusion that the MC is at fault, jack the car up so that the wheels are off the ground ( or at least in turn the front and the back) then apply th...
by Nickol
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Fire briquettes

A good friend has developed, in conjunction with a local university a Nanoblockheizkraftwerke - sort of miniature power station. The principal is not new of course, just the construction using readily available parts from the motor industry and thus considerably cheaper not to mention much smaller t...
by Nickol
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MY PRODUCT IN PRACTICAL CLASSICS
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: MY PRODUCT IN PRACTICAL CLASSICS

Wonderful ! I will go for one of those.
by Nickol
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1105

Re: brake lines - material?

That would seem like an eminently reasonable Suggestion for the test every 5 years instead of the present two. However, it appears that the government have ignored the recommendation . This is perhaps to be expected - such ideas sadly from one of the states rarely gets taken up.
by Nickol
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1105

Re: brake lines - material?

It appears on the face of it that the TUV people do not understand the British MOT relating to cars over 40 years of age. Cars over 40 years old that have had no major alterations (which are specified in legislation) do not need to have a MOT which if I understand correctly was agreed with the EU. ...
by Nickol
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1105

Re: brake lines - material?

The basic problem with the TüV organisation whether it be Nord or Süd is exactly the same but on a larger scale than British MOT stations. A lot comes down to interpretation and application. Added to that is the individual testers personnal taste. End result is widespread inconsistency even though t...
by Nickol
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 4783

Re: Gearbox woes

Under the Basis that trust is good but control is better. I am no expert on ...clutches or anything really but I have installed one. The operating mechanism on the MM is very mechanical, i.e. has quite a few moving parts and pieces that fit into Nylon or rubber bushes. Unless brand new, These tend t...