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by Nickol
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Fuel Economy

Maybe you should change your strapline to reflect the reality?

You will have to explain that to me...strapline????

Anyway, it seems this is not unusual fuel consumption but I will certainly check the tyre pressures again because they appear a bit flat at the bottom :D Thanks for the feedback.
by Nickol
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Fuel Economy

When I did my LHD conversion of my '69 Traveller, I fitted a new reconditioned 3,9 diff. That was three years ago and since then I have only used the car locally in a hilly area where I live, with occaisional trips to Frankfurt. Unhappily my good Lady in undergoing treatment in Hospital at the momen...
by Nickol
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch and Brake pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Clutch and Brake pedals

It is the other way around - to remove the gearbox, you must disconnect the clutch and brake pedals. A LHD is slightly easier set up.
by Nickol
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: biodegradable non-plastic hand cleansers
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: biodegradable non-plastic hand cleansers

I found this relating to the subject https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/eu-plastic-pollution-strategy-uk-environment-plan-theresa-may-prime-minister-a8164531.html It is interesting when one does some armchair research, that the EU commission has been investigating this for a number of years a...
by Nickol
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing 803 1954 series 2
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: timing 803 1954 series 2

For my understanding there is only one TDC and that is when piston nr 1 is at the top of its travel but only on the compression (firing) stroke. At this point the front pulley marking should line up with the pointer and the rotor arm in the distributer will be pointing towards the connection to cyli...
by Nickol
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 20
Views: 1481

Re: Anniversary Celebration

What was the reason for the breakdown? It looks like the police were looking after you - I have the feeling that in a similar situation, our polizei would just issue a fine for illegal parking..................
by Nickol
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn earth wire.
Replies: 39
Views: 7194

Re: Horn earth wire.

Did you manage to sort it, the indicator bulb ?

I had a similar problem after my LHD conversion. I only got it to work by installing a separate earth wire from the column to the the body.
by Nickol
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: High speed pinking

To tidy up the thread, we did replace the timing chain and sprockets after setting the pulley and distributer to TDC. We decided not to install a duplex. We found the orginal chain was at the extreme of floppyness. The noise at 70/80 kmh is "nearly" gone. If it had not been so pronounced before. I w...
by Nickol
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 3067

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

Nickol, Hastings to Inverness is about 600 miles (960km) but we took a rather roundabout route there and back, and did a lot of driving around, so I clocked up just over 2000 miles (3600km) on the whole trip. Incidentally, the week after, I drove to Mannheim which is a shorter distance. I didn't do...
by Nickol
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 3067

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

Thankyou
by Nickol
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 3067

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

I was thinking that from the south coast to Scotland musst be in the region of 600km ? It is less than the distance to me in central Germany where the views are also quite nice.
by Nickol
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 3067

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

Monty-4 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Fantastic, perhaps you have caught the bug for touring in your Traveller and will join the Minors on Tour next year? Belgium I think. :wink:
That sounds nearer to my part of the world - is there a link to a homepage?
by Nickol
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: High speed pinking

I need to inspect - it looks like a single unit from memory. The "clang" noise ? How else to describe it, thump, bang, drummimg.......I had big end trouble once before on anothe rcar and it did not sound like this and indeed was more prevalent at lower revs. It should not be too difficult a task jus...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: High speed pinking

Yes the noise also happens in thrid gear ( I wont call it pinking any more in case Phil scolds me!) We will remove the timing chain cover in the next few days and have a look. The noise is a regular even clang related to engine speed. It does not seem to occur unless the engine is under load. You ca...
by Nickol
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: High speed pinking

Wow Phil - you either have an extensive well organised library of pictures to refer to or you took off the guard and photographed it especiallly for me! Whatever, many thanks.
by Nickol
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: High speed pinking

philthehill wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:52 am
How old is the timing chain and timing gears?
If the chain and gears are severely worn the chain can hit the inside of the timing cover and sound as if the engine is pinking.
would you not hear something from the timing chain at all speeds , not just at70kmh + ??
by Nickol
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: High speed pinking

1970 vintage and most probably never renewed........

Describing a noise, very difficult. Certainly sounds like a tappet/rocker clang......I suppose it would not do any harm to change the timing chain after all this time, even if it is not the culprit.
by Nickol
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Re: High speed pinking

That is a good question - I am never quite sure what pinking sounds like but the clanging sound we got , I describe as pinking.

Head gasket? How would that make such a sound?
by Nickol
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

High speed pinking

Is this possible? I drove another Morris today which pinked severely at 70kmh. We tried afterwards retarding the ignition until it hardly could idle but still the pinking occurred. So we took off the upper plate, checked the vaccuum works and the spring loaded advance and tried again. Still the pink...
by Nickol
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Towing

The golden rule in towing is that the towed car should do the braking for both vehicles in order to keep the rope tight all the time. About three years ago I was having some trouble with my Traveller when the engine would die and anyway was very lumpy when it was running. the culprit turned out to b...