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by olderisbetter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trafficators with indicators
Replies: 13
Views: 2515

Trafficators with indicators

After a bit of digging into the wiring i have sorted out all the bad add ons and dead ends i am looking at making the trafficators active, I have tested they work by powering them up and all is good, The traveller is a 1958 and I know it must have had indicators added and the trafficators disconnect...
by olderisbetter
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: None starter
Replies: 27
Views: 4656

Re: None starter

I will put my hands up to once putting the wire on the wrong side of the inslutator, As i had changed the points, condenser, plugs leads ,dizzy cap, rotor arm and put on a new battery we mad much head scratching and tea drinking for a while. :roll:
by olderisbetter
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not what it used to be?
Replies: 57
Views: 10469

Re: Not what it used to be?

As i use a few sites and they use different picture posting methods i started using http://puush.me, You down load it and it uploads pictures to your account giving each picture a web address, I find it faster and i can desktop capture and edit before i upload, I am sure there are other ways but thi...
by olderisbetter
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: None starter
Replies: 27
Views: 4656

Re: None starter

My move woud be to check the fuses and that you have power feeding the coil using a meter, Did the engine come out to do this work? is the earth strap on the gear box on?
by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ramipril cough
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Ramipril cough

I have never smoked but i have been told tobacco is not as good now as it used to be, I did have some senior service and wills cigarettes sealed in a box from maybe WW2, I gave them to a guy in his 80's and he smoked them and said they were very nostalgic.
by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead as a dodo
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Dead as a dodo

I had a problem that ended up being a old bit of fuel pipe to the carb, It was twin wall and on tick over and a rev it was fine but under road use it was struggling, I ended up putting the air line down the pipe and found the inner skin was split and under pressue it sealed up, a bit freaky but very...
by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ramipril cough
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Ramipril cough

It is always worth a look into medication as breakthroughs in treatments can give you new options, The good news is you are getting treated for conditions and giving up smoking means you can spend the money you save on cars and bits... :D
by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not what it used to be?
Replies: 57
Views: 10469

Re: Not what it used to be?

It is not just this forum quite a few seem quiet, maybe the sudden good weather has got alot of folk involved in the outdoors.
by olderisbetter
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead as a dodo
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Dead as a dodo

When i have a suspect dead battery normally put the lights on to see if there is any power, If you have no lights on the dash and it will not charge then maybe a jump start might help as a temparay measure.
by olderisbetter
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Compression test

Thanks oliver90owner, I see what you mean, and Beetles...i have one and yes the smoke is normal even though mine has a modern fuel injected engine, Those hex screws look good, i will add to my list of bits, i might aswell get a few at that price as i think i have space in a drawer again, Thanks all.
by olderisbetter
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Compression test

IslipMinor, Do you mean a kit like this?
http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... o%20search
I have a few bits to order from minispares...mainly gaskets
by olderisbetter
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Compression test

Les, it is ok i do things quite slow at the moment so it may be weeks before i get into this, And Phil i think i will grab that kit while they have some left.
by olderisbetter
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door skins for 2 door/ traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Door skins for 2 door/ traveller

ESM...crickey i struck gold haha, But having had a close look at the skins today i have to say the shoulder of the door by the top hinge is quite loose compared to my car door it has a curve rather than the tight bend, Is this normal for copies, do they just expect you to shape them after fitting? E...
by olderisbetter
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Compression test

Thanks Les, i have a mate into marina bits i will nip round and see if he has some bits.
by olderisbetter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Compression test

Thats good compression then, i just need to get it running a bit nicer, the rattle makes me think timing chain so it looks like a bank holiday monday job for me.
by olderisbetter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Compression test

I did a test in on my 58 traveller today , It has a 948 engine that has a few rattles and noises, The compression was 160 -170 on all cylinders and went up by 5-10 psi per cylinder when i added some oil, It does gives a bit of bluey smoke if i rev it, I do not do many miles in it so hard to say if i...
by olderisbetter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door skins for 2 door/ traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Door skins for 2 door/ traveller

I have a pair of door skins they do not feel flimsy or wobble about but they are pattern ones, I do not know who made them but they have been knocking about for at least 10 years, just wondering what they are worth as i do not think i will use them, they do have very light surface rust in a few rand...
by olderisbetter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ramipril cough
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Ramipril cough

It is good to see other people having no problems with Ramipril, I did go through a process of removing anything that might have been causing the cough but hopefully now mother might get some sleep.
by olderisbetter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Varnish for oak work tops ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3939

Re: Varnish for oak work tops ?

Just gone midnight and i have applied another coat of tung oil on the oak tops and on the quarry tiles i used on the walls, It all seems to have worked ok.
by olderisbetter
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ramipril cough
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Ramipril cough

I think we went for Candesartan rather than Losartan as mother is on other tablets and the kidney function is important for her, At 85 she has had quite a few bad years of health and the NHS system has been very good, Sadly humans wear out and although we can get a few new parts it would be good if ...