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by Nickol
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wobbly Water Pump Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Wobbly Water Pump Pulley

Whilst checking the front end of my 69 Traveller I noticed the fan was loose even though its 4 fixing bolts were tight. It seems that the rotating spindle of the pump itself is quite wobbly. New pumps are cheap enough (quality??) but has anyone dismantled a pump and successfully repaired it? Worksho...
by Nickol
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2378

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

A dyslexic man walks up to the bra...........
by Nickol
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox Remote vibration noise
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Gearbox Remote vibration noise

Just to tidy up the thread. Having dismantled the gear lever I discovered that not only was the rubber ring missing but also the anti rattle plunger and its spring. ESM odered, arrived, installed. No more strong noise. :D
by Nickol
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Stuttering at 50+

If a lot of crud is coming from the fuel tank as surmised, would not the filter in the fuel pump become continually blocked? If it is not then there must be another root cause soemwhere.
by Nickol
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking sound in 948 Minor
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Knocking sound in 948 Minor

I will be interested to know any solution to this problem because I have exactly the same symptoms in my other Classic ( OldTimer) english car. There are a few threads on here about this very phenomena and the initial suspects are low oil pressure ( which you do not have and me neither) worn bigends...
by Nickol
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Driver's Seat Refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Driver's Seat Refurb

Seems like a good idea but out of interest what language was he speaking?
by Nickol
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Bi-plane

geoberni wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Nickol wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:54 pm
philthehill wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:31 am
Looks to be a Vickers Vimy
It certainly is.

https://youtu.be/qzoMroZzVDM
Not an un-typical landing for the era either.... :lol:
One of my better ones :D
by Nickol
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Bi-plane

geoberni wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Nickol wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:54 pm
philthehill wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:31 am
Looks to be a Vickers Vimy
It certainly is.

https://youtu.be/qzoMroZzVDM
Not an un-typical landing for the era either.... :lol:
One of my better ones :D
by Nickol
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Bi-plane

philthehill wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:31 am
Looks to be a Vickers Vimy
It certainly is.

https://youtu.be/qzoMroZzVDM
by Nickol
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Bi-plane

This is a real bi plane
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by Nickol
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox Remote vibration noise
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Gearbox Remote vibration noise

super! thanks for the info . I can now investigate and probably order some parts.

Many thanks
by Nickol
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox Remote vibration noise
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Gearbox Remote vibration noise

With everything working now on my 1968 Traveller so well ( famous last words....) I can turn my attention to the small annoying things. The remote gearstick vibrates and makes quite a loud noise when travelling along. I am able to dampen it by resting my right leg against it ( my car is LHD) . Befor...
by Nickol
Fri May 29, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 3320

Re: WOOD OIL

I suppose the key to all this was "..used in all weathers.." My Traveller is varnished but hardly ever gets wet apart from when I wash it. It hibernates in the winter in a dry Garage. For the moment I will keep it that way.
by Nickol
Fri May 22, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flasher Unit again
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Flasher Unit again

New Unit arrived and installed - working as it should. Strangely, it looks bigger than what was in before........
by Nickol
Thu May 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 29
Views: 1118

Re: WD 40

simmitc wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:56 am
Or VHS over Betamax?
Now you are showing your age... :oops: :D
by Nickol
Thu May 21, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb Heat shield kits.
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Carb Heat shield kits.

Are Mr Grumpy stuff still available? I like the idea of his reversing light switch.
by Nickol
Wed May 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 29
Views: 1118

Re: WD 40

The company's own website gives a history of the product: https://wd40.co.uk/about-us/ which confirms that it was the 40th attempt that worked. As I suspected, a US American product heavily marketed world wide, no doubt with a profit margin in three digit percentage proportions but as far as the ex...
by Nickol
Tue May 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential oil – which type?
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Differential oil – which type?

oh weia! I wonder what I have got in mine? :(
by Nickol
Tue May 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: whining diff
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: whining diff

It was not cheap, that is true. I do not remember exactly what I paid so I just had a look in the english ebay - over GBP 400.
by Nickol
Tue May 19, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: whining diff
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: whining diff

I exchanged my 4,22 for a 3,9 version with Heathrow Transmissions - works very well.