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by MikeNash
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

And thank you too for completing this thread! MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

Dear Mr Midget, May I suggest that you take out the capillary sensor end and place it in a kettle of boiling water? With luck you should be able to get an electric kettle on an extension lead under the bonnet and so test the temp gauge for a steady reading of 100C, the critical point. (It should rea...
by MikeNash
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Geared camshaft drive.
Replies: 21
Views: 1763

Re: Geared camshaft drive.

Phil, Re using paper for gauging the gear mesh, long ago & far away I saw Rizla cigarette papers being used by RAE fitters to set up a back axle. These papers are closely controlled in thickness and vary according to the colour. Alas, I've lost my notes of what is what but it's down around 2-4 thou....
by MikeNash
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Editing message

Thank you, Mr Webmaster!
I didn’t understand a word of it but Number 2 Son did and now all’s well; the “Use SSL 3.0” needed to be ticked.
Regards from MikeN
by MikeNash
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Editing message

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by MikeNash
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Editing message

I was trying to edit my post in the General Discussion section regarding the “dream garage” query that I put up at 8.21 p.m. last night. Each time I edited it and then pressed “Preview” I got the legend “Cannot securely connect to this page” and “. . .unsafe TLS security settings”. I got my post up ...
by MikeNash
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Editing message
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Editing message

Dear Moderator,
I've just been trying to edit a message and the site refuses to connect up to allow it to proceed. Something to do with security. I've tried a couple of times but I just lose my addition.
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3904

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

One thing I forgot is that over my two double side hung doors are 9 inch by 5 inch "Catnic" lightweight "I" beams on which I can hang my hoist to lift out the engine and gearbox assembly. Not something you can do with "up and over" systems. Also I thoroughly recommend you that you don't have a botto...
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3904

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Well Oldmogman, I've a double garage that's 22ft wide and 23ft deep and it's still too small! Go for the biggest you can, even a few extra inches is worth it. You'll find that "Her Indoors" will demand that the freezers, tumble dryer etc, will go in there so every inch you gain is important. Regardi...
by MikeNash
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Downhill on motorways
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Downhill on motorways

Hmmm, "Freewheeling downhill is very bad practice . . ." say my m'learned friend Phil with whom I'm very loath to disagree, but I must point out that they've been original equipment even in recent times, especially on Saabs. And you may not know they were occasionally fitted to Morris's, for instanc...
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Magnetic wristband from Lidl
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Magnetic wristband from Lidl

What ho, chums! Just seen this coming up at Lidl from this Thursday the 29th of November, a wristband that'll allow steel bits like pins, nails, etc to stick to it while you're working rather than holding them in your mouth, etc. See here https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=18385 So...
by MikeNash
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2988

Re: Axle drain plug

Re magnet types and temperatures, for the engine where the oil temp can get above 80C occasionally (measured on my 1098 on a hot day and a long drive of 2/3 hrs at 60mph motorway cruise) a samarium cobalt would be best: the "first4magnets" site above prices 5mm diaX10mm long magnets at only £1.29 ea...
by MikeNash
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2988

Re: Axle drain plug

I always glue the magnets in using something like Araldite. Even though modern ceramics are so strong that they should stick and not move, I hate the thought of one to moving upward into the rotating parts; it's peace of mind. Like Phil, I believe you can't have too many so I've got them in all thre...
by MikeNash
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2988

Re: Axle drain plug

Yes it is a "tapered thread"; a normal parallel "cylindrical" threaded plug will go right through and would depend on PTFE tape, etc to get a good seal. (I know!) If you want to know more about these curious threads, an Imperial survivor that's become an international standard then see here http://w...
by MikeNash
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2988

Re: Axle drain plug

Dear Rust Bucket, The back axle drain is a 1/2 inch BSPT plug (i.e. it's thread is British Standard Pipe Tapered) and you can get them from a good plumber's store for under a £1. ( I got mine from Woodstock Plumbing & Heating Supplies, Andover, Hants; B&Q, PlumbCenter etc may not know what you're ta...
by MikeNash
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl airtools
Replies: 0
Views: 992

Lidl airtools

Dear all,
See that among the airtools on offer this week here https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... leId=16141 is an air driven vacuum cleaner! Not seen one of these before.
Regards from MikeN.
by MikeNash
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best book(s) on SU tinkering
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Best book(s) on SU tinkering

Rob, I've found "the science" behind SUs difficult to find but I have some ideas - however I certainly don't want to "teach granny how to suck eggs"! If I remember right you're an aviator and have a "spare" lambda fuel/air measuring device so you're ahead of most of us. So I'll plunge on. One of the...
by MikeNash
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker assembly query
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Rocker assembly query

Thanks for that, Phil. I'll get and fit those spacers; I like to have simplicity and minimum friction in valve gear. Re the oil seals I remember now that their installation it was a bit experimental. I felt that the complication of fitting new valve guides to locate the seals was a step too far but ...
by MikeNash
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker assembly query
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Rocker assembly query

Phil, Thanks for the advice and reference; as my 1098 is a ordinary road machine I shouldn't have a problem. I'll remove the shrouds as well 'cos I find any oilseal on the valves always breaks up whatever type. See the picture below that I've just taken. And the shrouds weigh almost 6g each which at...
by MikeNash
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker assembly query
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Rocker assembly query

I see that Mr Chappers' valve collets have wire clips around the collets' outer grooves. I've never had these fitted to any of my "A" series engines and, indeed, they're not part of any other make of engine I've had. Are they important?
Regards from MikeN.