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by MikeNash
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing noise in a Traveller
Replies: 26
Views: 3201

Re: Reducing noise in a Traveller

Ieuan,
Can you give us a link to the under bonnet product you bought, assuming you're content with it.
MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Want Advice - After Alternator conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Want Advice - After Alternator conversion

Dear Sandun,
I've been using a 30-0-30 ammeter for some years with my alternator and had no problems.
Regards from MikeN.
It's gone on twice! How did that happen?
by MikeNash
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Want Advice - After Alternator conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Want Advice - After Alternator conversion

Dear Sandun,
I've been using a 30-0-30 ammeter for some years with my alternator and had no problems.
Regards from MikeN.
by MikeNash
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Aldi air tools
Replies: 0
Views: 1020

Aldi air tools

I see that Aldi have in today their air drill and air saw both at £14.99. I've both and am pleased with them - esp the saw. They need 4cfm (113l/min) air supply. See here and scroll down https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/di ... lar&page=4
Regards MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri May 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing noise in a Traveller
Replies: 26
Views: 3201

Re: Reducing noise in a Traveller

James,
It's all been done before! (Found it at last.) Here's a real effort at noise reduction that may interest you; see via this link viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59153&p=547872&hili ... or#p547872
Regardsfrom MikeN.
by MikeNash
Thu May 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Damascene Conversion
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: My Damascene Conversion

Hmmm, Lovely car but Myrtle is missing some regular bits. Where's the oil drips from the clutch housing and the diff? And where's the knobs of grease that should hang from the front suspension and the hand brake cables? (But don't worry; I can sell you some if you want true authenticity!) Welcome ab...
by MikeNash
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re-location of Fuel Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: Re-location of Fuel Pump

M'learned friend Phil is correct to state above that the SU pump is suck rather than push pump but it will still deliver to a reasonable height. Mine will lift to a height of 62 inches at which will stop and cease to pump, but the heights you need in an engine bay with the pump set low, say 18 to 24...
by MikeNash
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl compressor and tools
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

Re: Lidl compressor and tools

I've been out and had a look and to my surprise over the years I've bought a lot from Aldi/Lidl. Currently I've the hacksaw, shears, drill, impact wrench, nailer, paint sprayer, nibbler, sander and angle grinder (plus a few lesser things). All are used, but only occasionally in the manner you'd expe...
by MikeNash
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl compressor and tools
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

Lidl compressor and tools

Here they are again! From Sunday the 18th of Feb https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... 538&week=2
In my opinion, very good value. I've had no trouble - so never used the 3 year guarantee.
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Watlings Towbar for a Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

Re: Watlings Towbar for a Traveller

I see that I've had this towing arrangement for over twelve years and that it never excited either my local constabulary or my regular MOT garage, but that said, it would take only a couple of minute to remove the towing ball - and that includes finding the right sized spanners! In the top photo bel...
by MikeNash
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Watlings Towbar for a Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

Re: Watlings Towbar for a Traveller

Phil, Making your own is quite easy. Here's mine IMG_4381.JPG made some years ago from a piece of heavy angle iron. I was particularly keen both to be able to open the Trav's rear doors with the trailer attached and also not to have to put the number plate on body work or doors. A closer view of the...
by MikeNash
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Inverter weldering and welder
Replies: 18
Views: 5642

Re: Inverter weldering and welder

It's back again from Sunday the 14th of January. See here https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... cleId=9615 I see they claim to weld from 1mm upward i.e. the thicknesses we're interested in.
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Welsh TT
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Welsh TT

What ho, chums! Just spotted on the Ariel Owners Motorcycle Club this link which gives you a guided tour of the 5.25 mile circuit in the Sennybridge/Brecon Beacons area which'll host racing on open roads (owned by MOD) on the 4-5th of August next year. Perhaps "Cardiff Rob" can give us a time to lap...
by MikeNash
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: radiator muff
Replies: 34
Views: 5193

Re: radiator muff

Dear Doc, I've been running with a 89C thermostat for years both summer and winter, in summer in ambient 27-28C towing a trailer at 60-65 mph (true) without overheating and in the winter using the rad blanks I pictured above. Of course, in winter the heater's nearly always on. So I'm sure that with ...
by MikeNash
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: radiator muff
Replies: 34
Views: 5193

Re: radiator muff

Regarding stuffing bits down into the slot in front of the radiator, please below a couple of hardboard blanks I've used for some years that use holes cut in them that line up more or less with the fan. The one on the right has a hole of 12 inches, the diameter of the fan and that on the left is 10 ...
by MikeNash
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant bypass hose
Replies: 20
Views: 3024

Re: Coolant bypass hose

Re Dave W 's query, I plugged the holes in the head and water-pump and have run my standard 1098 Trav for some years that way without trouble. Until recently it had 89C thermostat (now currently 82C). I drive it briskly cruising around 60mph (true) but of course, have water passing through the heate...
by MikeNash
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 347391

Re: Spotted today.

A bit off-topic but a couple of days ago we had parked outside our village school a beautiful and perfect Morgan Aero 8. And its registration was "VEE ATE" - no numbers at all - and the first word "vee" had the letters E reversed! How can that be? I see they cost "from £92,610" and this had a few ex...
by MikeNash
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl air compressor & tools
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Lidl air compressor & tools

Thanks for the link, Phil! Off on hols and forgot to put it in! MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl air compressor & tools
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Lidl air compressor & tools

What ho, chums! I see that from Thursday the 14th of Sept Lidl will be offering the above. The compressor is only £79.99 but is a bit small for some tools but will drive many others inc a spray gun. The tools include a sand blaster (that takes more air than the compressor delivers), an impact wrench...
by MikeNash
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 347391

Re: Spotted today.

Hang on a mo, Mr Millerman! That's in B&W!!! I think you're palming us off with some 1960s Box Brownie photo your granddad took.