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by MikeNash
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rad muffs
Replies: 23
Views: 2318

Like SR I think you can safely blank off quite a lot. I use a total blank of hardboard with a 12 inch diameter hole centred on the fan spindle for all winter (Oct to April) and often going down to a 10 inch hole for Dec to Easter. No troubles, but then I don't idle regularly in traffic, but do often...
by MikeNash
Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Winter Radiator Muffs
Replies: 29
Views: 5741

Dear Multiphon, I'm interested in your comment on not getting up to temperature. I've got a 88C thermo, and never get more than a 75C reading. Does this happen to anyone else? I've changed and checked the thermo and the gauge several times and come to the conclusion that the waterpump throws up the ...
by MikeNash
Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sealed beam headlamp failures
Replies: 17
Views: 2338

Vernon, I've been awaiting years for my sealed beams to conk out so that I can justify replacing them - but no luck! So hang the expense! I'm going for the change and if I'm not amazed then it rude words to Scotland! But I'd check your volts if I were you. I can't find anyone down here that's had yo...
by MikeNash
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation
Replies: 62
Views: 7046

Re bmcecosse, If your fuel line's well clear of the exhaust then you've got the ideal installation! Have you a re-routed/non-standard exhaust system? Re Mr Cam (shall I drop the Mr? Its only a term of respect!) My counter's purpose is fuel flow metering, and this subject of vaporisation is incidenta...
by MikeNash
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation
Replies: 62
Views: 7046

Thakns for the piccies and details, Mr Cam. Mr Cam says "..it starts to vaporise BEFORE the pump..." Exactly. and then "You can hear the ticking over the engine at idle so you don't really need a counter." Well, that not the purpose of the counter, but my point is that at the onset of vaporisation, ...
by MikeNash
Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation
Replies: 62
Views: 7046

Bmc, I don't think anyone blames the pump. Its the fuel getting too hot and turning to gas whch is then vented out the float chamber breather so starving the engine that stops the car.(Unless like me you direct it back into the carb.) If you've never had trouble it doesn't mean you've not had vapori...
by MikeNash
Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation
Replies: 62
Views: 7046

Thanks Mr Cam! Your installation seems the definitive solution. Is this braided line the same as we often see between the pump and the carb ie attatched by jubilee clips? Is the Facet pump easily obtainable? Finally, what do you think of an SU mounted low? I think their output pressure is about 2 ps...
by MikeNash
Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brigther dash?
Replies: 16
Views: 2850

Has anyone fitted LEDs? I'm interested 'cos I'm up to three extra instruments with another three to fit and each has its 2.2 watt bulb to power that my dynamo could do without. (And before you start on alternators, I like my dynamo amd my dynamo likes me. Loyalty among old friends is a virtue.) I've...
by MikeNash
Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation
Replies: 62
Views: 7046

Oh yes it is! Even when I was a lad and petrol was something you could wash your hands in, occasionally you got a stoppage on a hot day in traffic. And the latest fuels just exacerbate a poor detail in the design, the closeness of the fuel pipe to the exhaust pipe. (Have we got a fueloligist on boar...
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation
Replies: 62
Views: 7046

Looks like only four of us interested in this problem, Kate! When's the date of your next parade? (Can't be this year surely?) We should bend our collective brains onto this - its the only true design fault on the car. There are other weaknesses, like the gearbox, but none as irritating as this. Mik...
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Thanks for the prod, Ron. Rather lost my way here. Have become my father's executor and battles with solicitors and estate agents have eaten into valuable Moggie time. All proper sound deadening material I've seen comes in at £5 a square foot, sometimes more, which I suspect is too dear for most peo...
by MikeNash
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition coil ballast resistor
Replies: 21
Views: 5714

Haha! Done it! 150 miles without fault. Climbed up on to the A303 at full throttle - a minute later cruising at 60. And all that ignition work pays off - its so smoooooth! Oil pressure, charge and good water temp. All's well although its a bit switchy 'cos of crosswinds - must get the rack changed. ...
by MikeNash
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake pressure limiter
Replies: 80
Views: 6840

TerryG & Wanderinstar tipped me off on the first page of this read! Were in the spares for sale part of Minor Matters - you should join the club! And read all these messages!
And when I've got that head of yours (as was) fitted I'll need them. MikeN.
by MikeNash
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake pressure limiter
Replies: 80
Views: 6840

Well friends, tried crash stops again and no noticeable improvement. Hey ho! I get my Wolseley nine inchers in the next ten days so I'll just take care till then. Re the drillings, these were mid way across and thro' the front drums braking surfaces - about a dozen 1/8 inch holes for ventilation I a...
by MikeNash
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation
Replies: 62
Views: 7046

I think a proper cure is going to need a space age solution like ColinP suggests. With a thermocouple on the fuel line out of the pump and a pump stroke counter I found over the last two years that whenever the fuel temperature is over 21/23C vaporisation will occur. And in hot summer spell the fuel...
by MikeNash
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition coil ballast resistor
Replies: 21
Views: 5714

Got it sorted! Changing every item in the ignition circuit made no improvement! What to do? Drove around with bulb across coil and it had electrical power at times including stoppages. Only the fuel system left. But the SU petrol pump is only 8 months old and only done 10k miles and still bright and...
by MikeNash
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake pressure limiter
Replies: 80
Views: 6840

ColinP, Checked my brakes and thank goodness, they are twin leading shoes! You had me going there for a moment! I've vacuumed out the dust and given them a fettling with a toothbrush and done a little adjustment. But really there isn't anything obviously wrong with them. They look perfect, fully bed...
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition coil ballast resistor
Replies: 21
Views: 5714

Thanks for the pointer, Nigel. Mine's got no CI mark but it'll the first thing I change. The brand new one is ex-Bull Motif without a maker's mark. Hoping for the best. MikeN.
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake pressure limiter
Replies: 80
Views: 6840

Elsewhere I've been advised to look out for old riveted linings as giving better brakes. Probably asbestos of course. Is there any truth in it? I was thinking of starting another topic on brake materials. When I was young and daft and we fitted clapped out Gold Star cams in our B32s and M20s and tho...
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake pressure limiter
Replies: 80
Views: 6840

Today did some emergency stops (without the emergencies). From 40/45mph on smooth dry tarmac I can make the rear wheels just lock, which seems about right. But the fronts, while working well and straight, don't lock. On damp roads the rears lock but the fronts still don't. I'd expect to lock the fro...