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by Nickol
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

No, they must be ordered extra.

I wanted to wait and see what condition they were in before ordering new ones.
by Nickol
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

I do of course have a LH rack.

Re-use the track rod ends without taking them off? ; good point. I was always assuming that you had to remove the trackrods and thread onto the rack. But provided that the lock nut can be loosened, then yes I do see.

Go for that then.
by Nickol
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MOT failure: binding brakes
Replies: 20
Views: 3641

Re: MOT failure: binding brakes

Just for information, I did have a similar problem last year. The slave cylinder worked but did not retract fully causing the brakes to bind on one side. Replaced the cylinder but the problem persisted. It turned out that the flex hose had, how can I call it, impacted? Foot pressure put the brakes o...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

Progress and planning thoughts so far. Gearbox removed, cleaned off with pressure washer and with cover plate fixed after milling. One stud will not let itself be tightened up. There must be something wrong with the thread for it will not tighten up no matter which hole I try. However, the thread lo...
by Nickol
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

Having failed to locate a local eng firm to ream it out ( they are all closed for Betriebsurlaub - works holidays), I decided to ream it out, or rather mill it out myself on my small Lathe/ milling maschine. The "circular" mill is not quite that but there is enough clearance now and the cover no lon...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

Onward. Today I had some time to spare and decided to clean out the clutch bellhousing and remove the front cover. The replacement for the LHD was then fixed in position with the paper gasket ( will this really be effective- paper??) in between. Job done I thought. Then the shaft was impossible to t...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

That must be the part listed in the exploded view as "sliding joint bush".

The felt seal you refer to does not seem to be pictured. The "oil seal" looks like a stepped bush - presumably there is felt inside it?
by Nickol
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

That would seem logical - the exploded view of the tailshaft as you call it, shows an oil seal. This would seem to me to be a likely suspect all of its own? The clutch housing "mess" is as you say probably just the collection of the (1)47.000 miles dirt . I see no visible signs of anything else unto...
by Nickol
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

Yes I have all the bits....(.famous last words ) - at least the major components. Tomorrow is off with the existing clutch assembly and if all goes well, with the existing steering rack and steering wheel assembly.

We shall see.
by Nickol
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 18784

Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

over a year ago I mentioned hier on the Forum my intention to convert Morris ( an original name if ever there was one) :P to LHD. The imminent start of the project then, has been postponed until now. Now if there is a 50% chance of doing anything the wrong way, then I have a talent for it so I am ho...
by Nickol
Sun May 17, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an Alternator Video
Replies: 14
Views: 11400

Re: Fitting an Alternator Video

Cannot listen to a north american voice for more then 2 minutes at any one time because of the horrible sound but the information, so far , looks very good.
by Nickol
Sun May 03, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Environmental Zones
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Environmental Zones

I was discussing with a fellow enthusiast this afternoon about our environmental zones here in Germany and I have ,( or rather my friend does) a question as to how it works in GB? Here, most of the large towns/cities have this Zone where only cars with a green sticker in the windschreen are allowed ...
by Nickol
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calibrating speedo - Do it yourself?
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: Calibrating speedo - Do it yourself?

Many thanks...where would we be without you?
by Nickol
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calibrating speedo - Do it yourself?
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: Calibrating speedo - Do it yourself?

After digging through the archives I have come across this thread and as ever Roy, you supply the answer..... Now, a year and more after the event a question. There are some second hand speedos available , (presumably from a Mini) which have the "1248" after the description. (i.e. " Code reads SN 64...
by Nickol
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Old Moggy still has its little miss fire..
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Old Moggy still has its little miss fire..

Vacuum advance works at low throttle settings - so not generally at high revs....although it could be forcing an incorrect 'idle' setting (if faulty) which in turn could upset the high revs running. Just how 'high' are the revs....maybe valve bounce if the springs are weak ? Is that right? I would ...
by Nickol
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine suddenly runs rough
Replies: 9
Views: 1906

Re: engine suddenly runs rough

Check the air filter too
by Nickol
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Old Moggy still has its little miss fire..
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Old Moggy still has its little miss fire..

Sorry that's just my lack of knowledge of these carbs.. It's an SU completely standard. So it has no jets. . Does anyone no roughly how many turns out the mixture should be ? I think I'll replace the leads. They have been on there for a long old time. Dan[/quote] 12 flats of the large nut is the sta...
by Nickol
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heavy clutch
Replies: 19
Views: 4723

Re: Heavy clutch

As an aside, to save me opening a new thread. It was mentioned that the B&B clutch is now Made in China and is not worth a spit......
what do the "panel" then recommend to buy and from whom ? For me it would be a standard fitting for 1098 engined TRaveller.
by Nickol
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5 speed conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 4038

Re: 5 speed conversion

Today in Germany the Police are having a much publicised nationwide "blitztag", i.e the mobile speed cameras are everywhere. There is a well frequented downhill section with 70km/hr which is always a good source of revenue for the local government so I was paying more than usual careful attention. A...
by Nickol
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5 speed conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 4038

Re: 5 speed conversion

The price of €246 is just for the pinion wheel and plate (my translation) whereas the whole front end assembly is €600 plus. I would not trust myself to fit the components.