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by Nickol
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 588

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: 2756

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: 2756

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: 2756

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: 2756

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: 1981

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: 1981

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: 417

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: 846

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: 3006

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: 1128

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: 1128

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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by Nickol
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car cover propping
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

Re: Car cover propping

I am interested to hear what others think - my Traveller and the other OldTimer have go into the garage for the winter. The garage is really like a barn but is not sealed, i.e cracks in the wally allow air from outside to circulate. Being of Fachwerk construction, dried clay/straw walls ensure the t...
by Nickol
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you warm up engine before driving away?
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Do you warm up engine before driving away?

Some years ago a friend of mine told me that he left his car ticking over on the driveway to warm up and went back into the house. When he returned after a few minutes the car was gone. He rang the police. They turned up a while later, not very happy and handed him the keys to the car. He had not se...
by Nickol
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1960's information films
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: 1960's information films

Road research Lab in Crowthorne........now closed down when I last went past.
by Nickol
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear changing
Replies: 14
Views: 1183

Re: gear changing

nothing to be sorry about - hopefully the comments given in that thread are helpful
by Nickol
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 1894

Re: Axle drain plug

by Nickol
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear changing
Replies: 14
Views: 1183

Re: gear changing

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by Nickol
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2496

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

mine is only half as good as that example but

GBP 36.000 / 2 = GBP 18.000 = ca. € 21.000

I am rich !
by Nickol
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput

Try jacking the rear of the Minor as high as you can. I once had to deal with a Minor with similar problems that needed the car to be nearly stood on its nose to get the air out of the system. Have had similar problems and I came to the conclusion, rightly or wrongly that the rear brakes were the p...