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by MikeNash
Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Thanks , Johnathon. Well, I'm interested, of course. But the cost could be a killer. £100 -£150 might be a goer but I'm also worried about fitting. I suspect that what we'll need is a clean fire wall to fit it, and mine like most is a going car with masses of wires etc and difficult access. But I do...
by MikeNash
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Not done the work I hoped, but had a poke about on Google for a couple of hours and found in tyresmoke.net and maxpower.co.uk (how do you get the link direct?) that some think that adhesive flashing (no, not that but water proofing on roofs) and the adhesive underlayering for roofing is as good. The...
by MikeNash
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: lining the cargo area of a van
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Juliet.
On the other thread of noise reduction we've discover "Noise Killer" via Jonathon. Sounds useful (ho,ho). Will contacting them next week and will let you know wot happens. MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Jonathon - Thanks for the "Noise Killer" tip. Stuffed it into Google and its all there.

Mark - This looks like the best source. Will contact them next week and let you know their response. MikeN.
by MikeNash
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Do any seats have speakers up at ear level? (Or have I hit on an original idea? Surely not!) If so, which cars? Scappy, here we come! MikeN.
by MikeNash
Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Mark, had a go at asking about what seems to be called "sound deadening kits". Not seen the material, but seems to be about a quarter of an inch thick and has a peel off sticky back. Halfords can supply a sheet (order number K-80-10) that's 80cmx109cm for £29.99. A local suuplier (JK Motor Factors, ...
by MikeNash
Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Oh yeah, hadn't thought of that. But surely 'phones must still be possible to connect up to a car radio/CD etc. I'll have to have go. But re the original question, we've to find a cheap source of those sheets stuck inside doors and under bonnets etc. Anyone in the trade able to give us a clue? MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Yes! That's it! You remind that about a month ago a Landrover went passed here with the driver wearing eardefenders. Well we all know wot Landies are like, but then I saw an Elise with the driver wearing lightweight earphones. How do you do connect them up to the radio, etc for occasional use? Surel...
by MikeNash
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Another thought; we all balance the front wheels 'cos the they remind us, but don't forget the back ones. As they rotate at very slightly different rates the imbalance goes slowly in and out of sync causing thrum that comes and goes. That was another source of drumming on my Trav. MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Noise Reduction
Replies: 94
Views: 17298

Thanks Mark for starting this - my Traveller's got the same problem. I scrounged a noise meter which gave the following at steady speeds. 20mph 70dBA, 30mph 72dBA, 40mph 78dBA, 50mph 80dBA, 60mph 82dBA and 70mph 85dBA. (All speeds are true. And on a previous diff the noise was about 2dBA higher.) I'...
by MikeNash
Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series 2 engine oil
Replies: 48
Views: 4811

Remember Woolworths when you were a lad? Sold everything and always woth a visit? Well, Wilkinson's are like Woolies would be today if they hadn't blown it. Around here in the sunny south Wilkies is eating Woolies alive. Wilkies' 15w/40 API SJ ACEA A2 is £7.99 for 5 litres. SCATS also have Fuchs 15/...
by MikeNash
Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series 2 engine oil
Replies: 48
Views: 4811

Hey, Mr Cam! (Puts tin hat on and hides behind sofa.) Wilkinson have just dropped the price of their 20w/50 oil from £2.74 to only £2.00!!! Gosh, wot a bargain! Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series 2 engine oil
Replies: 48
Views: 4811

Not wishing to give Mr Cam apoplexy, but our own MMOC Technical Manual describesAPI-SF as "A good useable oil. Suitable for our engines" meaning,I suppose,unmodified motors. And I suppose further that if I don't thrash them like Mr Cam used to, all will be well. (I used Halford's basic red can stuff...
by MikeNash
Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Replacing the thermostat!
Replies: 15
Views: 11953

Re flushing, I saw that the stuff use in central heating systems has to cope with a range of metals some of which are in Morrises. So back in May I put in half a bottle of Purimachos "Flushex"and a month and 1500 miles later drained flushed and re-filled with the other half. Drained flushed a few we...
by MikeNash
Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series 2 engine oil
Replies: 48
Views: 4811

And do you mind if I strongly urge you to fit a magnet to the drain plug? It'll cost you about a fiver to get an 8mm dia bar magnet from a tool store and you drill the plug and Araldite it in. When you do your first oil change you'll terrified by the shaving brush you pull out but delighted to see i...
by MikeNash
Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing
Replies: 19
Views: 4218

The general drift of the above seems to be the more advance you can stand without distress the better. I don't agree. If the octane rating of the fuel is high enough then you can easily have more advance than is best for max power before you actually get the onset of pinking. I've just done this wit...
by MikeNash
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: GEARBOX
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re the original question; it cost me £231.50 for a rebuilt gearbox from John Evans in 30.6.2004 and £133.85 to fit it by Allen Hill in 1.7.2004. It hurts, but sometimes the money is worth less than the time. Both box and the fitting have performed well over the last 10,000 miles. Hope this makes sen...
by MikeNash
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Graduations in NGK sparkplugs
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Found the fault. Didn't have time to do a strobe test after a rapid clean and gapping of the igntion points and although done with care, wound up with a static advance of 10 degrees! Corrected later, but in going up the same hill at Basinstoke at 60 mph listened carefully and just caught it as misfi...
by MikeNash
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil volume between marks on dipstick
Replies: 30
Views: 3558

OK folks! Here's the answer! I find that between Min & Max marks on my 1098 dipstick is near as I can measure it exactly 2 pints! I sure this can't be chance and probably reflects the sale of oil in quart cans when we were young. The distance between the markings is 13/16 of an inch, and this gives ...
by MikeNash
Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Graduations in NGK sparkplugs
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Got no pinking - a dfferent and distinct "pip" noise, instant cut out on one or two cylinders and rapid water temperature rise, all in the middle lane where you can't just stop! Pulled over, reduced throttle and slowed down, pulled out the choke to cool off and brought it under control and then prec...