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by Nickol
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing sump for oil change?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Removing sump for oil change?

The real experts on the forum can make a better factual judgement than me but... I had to remove the sump from another Old Timer of mine to inspect the bearings and which probably did not have an oil change since God was a child. The thick black gunge had to be scraped off the bottom. A normal oil c...
by Nickol
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scissor lifts - any good for a Moggy?
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Scissor lifts - any good for a Moggy?

I purchased such a lift a year ago. Best investment I ever made. The central pivot on the lift link you gave seems a bit risky to me. When the car is up in the air could it not tilt if not perfectly balanced? My Traveller drives easily over the ramps and the wheels are on the ground front and back. ...
by Nickol
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

The insulation "batts" are fixed to the inner leaf facing into the cavity. Longer cavity ties are used to maintain a 50mm cavity between the insulation and the outer leaf. The insulation is usually either mineral fibre or polyisocyanurate, so not susceptible to mould. British building regulations t...
by Nickol
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Yes, very interesting read. I have a vague memory of demolishing rubble walls but that was a long long time ago. I am intrigued by the usage of these "batts" you mention. Fixing insulation of any sort to the inside of an external wall is not such a good idea due to the build up of mould. But perhaps...
by Nickol
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

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by Nickol
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Many thanks for the interesting details. I am quite jealous of the double garage - mine is quite narrow but I have recently put a workbenchand shelves at teh end so that I do not have to keep going up and down the steps to get tools and bits. If it works here is apic taken in high summer. I do not h...
by Nickol
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

What a lovely looking wall! The cold inner wall you describe is exactly the problem. It is probably too thin to be insulatory and often is a cementious material which is notoriously bad insulator. The 9", 22,5 cm wall is about the minimum to get away with but it has to be a material with high insula...
by Nickol
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

Yes, on long journeys cruising at about 100 I get 5,9/6,0 litre per 100 which is very good, almost diesel proportions.
by Nickol
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

I have a 3,9 in my standard 1098 Traveller - best thing I ever did for long distance travel. So your 1275 would eat it but it might eat the half shafts too.!
by Nickol
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

unless it has changed in the past 30 odd years it used to be building regulations and planning approval, i.e in the latter case to fit in with guidlines. It meant in the south-east of England to usually have a brick face - easily made using cladding material. If the building ergs demanded a cavity w...
by Nickol
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Most definately not if you are going to heat a garage. But this is a fantasy thread to build a garage where money and space are limitless. The membrane you mention , I suppose is meant to be under the concrete base? It will do no harm and costs almost nothing. Let it lap up the outside walls above g...
by Nickol
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

It is interesting to read that it seems British houses are still using cavity walls. It was a great idea in the 19th and 18th century and still works after a fashion just like steam engines do but modern building technology and materials has overtaken it. The original idea was to keep out damp by ha...
by Nickol
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

A very nice thread to think and dream about. I would definately go for the pit and the concrete base would be laid on Styrodur insulation and then have on top what we call a schwimmender Estrich which I think is a self levelling screed. To that apply a dust sealer. Walls would be 24cm thermal block ...
by Nickol
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1621

Re: Overheating

Victorplum did not say he had rewired anything so if the gauge was working correctly before it should work still. In any case, the fuel gauge also takes current from the volt reg which, if faulty would also read incorrectly.

Perhaps he can tell us what ohm readings he gets ?
by Nickol
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1621

Re: Overheating

Time for me to jump in. You seem to have established that the engine itself is not overheating by taking readings with the infra red gun. Is that right? Thus, although it seemed to be working correctly before, the gauge or its feed must be the culprit and the slight leakage at the valve cannot be si...
by Nickol
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEB van in Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: SEB van in Germany

Advertised where?
by Nickol
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Sidevalve water pump

That is a great shame not ot use it. I do not have a Morris side Valve but I do have an Austin 8 side valve. This I use locally whenever I can ( not in the winter though) but only occaisionally on the Autobahnen even though it will compfortably do 70kmh on the flat. It brings a smile and often a wav...
by Nickol
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2517

Re: Hello from north London!

I fear that any respectable car thief would only be delayed by maximum 30 seconds with a "secret" cut off switch. :x
by Nickol
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter

Perfekt! :D
by Nickol
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter

It is consoling to see others have the same set up as me - although the other way around. i.e. oil pressure and temperature.
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