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by MikeNash
Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil volume between marks on dipstick
Replies: 30
Views: 3558

Mr Cam
Onne must almost be ready for compoud Imperial units like British Thermal Units or Slugs. I'll leave them to you.
Personally, I find "miles per litre" enough of a step forward. Mike N.
by MikeNash
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Graduations in NGK sparkplugs
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Thanks, Mr Cam! Thought so, but when you get a response of "..errr, I fink its it the 7 ..err no, err yeh, its the 7" you don't bet your engine on it. My engine's standard, (at least I think so) and yes I'm doing the checks. Its just that occasionally it has to be driven hard and at the moment its f...
by MikeNash
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Graduations in NGK sparkplugs
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Graduations in NGK sparkplugs

I want to find a cooler running plug than the BP6ES that I'm currently using but my locals motor shops don't give much confidence on their understanding of the above. What would be the next two steps up? The background is that till now BP6ES has been fine but recently when charging up the M3 hill so...
by MikeNash
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil volume between marks on dipstick
Replies: 30
Views: 3558

Thanks for advice, lads! Cos I've got many drips underneath and often a oily smear on the Traveller's rear windows I've been concerned that the leaks are excessive. My guesstimates on consumption have been about 500miles to the pint which Willie & Bmcecosse show is acceptable. So therefore my guess ...
by MikeNash
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil volume between marks on dipstick
Replies: 30
Views: 3558

I've been doing that, Bmcecosse, but only got a very rough global figure of about 500 miles to the pint. But its obvious that its higher on fast runs. Cant find a figure for between marks on the dipstick in any of my handbooks so in lieu of advice from yourselves its going to have to be a bit of car...
by MikeNash
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil volume between marks on dipstick
Replies: 30
Views: 3558

Oil volume between marks on dipstick

Can you tell me the above for a 1098cc engine? I want to know so I can get a better estimate of my oil consumption. Regards to all, Mike N.
by MikeNash
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heaters what's the "Problem" exactly ..
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Don't you find that in the winter with the heater coming on the first thing that happens is that the screen mists up? Probably a damp heater drying off! Cured by opening the quarter light, of course but then you need to wear a glove on your right hand... And a rag to clear a patch on the screen quic...
by MikeNash
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayo-like substance in thing where you put the oil in...
Replies: 42
Views: 5626

Coupla thoughts cos I sort of inherited a car like you and had immediate misfiring too. My case was simply the plugs and ignition leads. New plugs - I use NGK's number BP6ES (£8.99 a set of four from Halford's). You can drive flat out all day on these and they last abut 10,000 miles. For leads, look...
by MikeNash
Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: petrol pump
Replies: 17
Views: 2557

Pertrol pump

Just checked the Hardi pump on my standard 1098cc 1963 Traveller after a 60 mile trip. Does 13 strokes in 2 minutes ie about 1 stroke in 9 seconds. (Haven't tested it when the engine's not turning which would give the "internal leakage" back though its own valves which would subtract from its actual...
by MikeNash
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust valves
Replies: 14
Views: 2323

Re Alec's point that a weak mixture can give a white inside to the end of the exhaust pipe, I think that stopped when lead went out. You look around, and ALL exhausts are now black inside. I suppose it was the lead that gave it the grey/white if insufficient carbon was present. Like Kevin's mate run...
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust valves
Replies: 14
Views: 2323

I agree with Les. I take great care (that is check it every 3-5000 miles) that the ignition is timed properly using a strobe, and check the mixture using a colortune plug (you know, the type you can see the colour of the flame thro'). Weak mixture and retarded spark are exhaust valve killers. Regard...
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark Plugs ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Yep Arfon. I'll get piccies on this site if its the end of me. Mike N.
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust valves
Replies: 14
Views: 2323

Coo! Alec! You're brave! Hope you've got a tin hat! Can I stand behind you? I also have a standard cylinder head and use unleaded fuel without an additive. After almost 30,000 miles I've no trouble. And the head hasn't been off since about 1965! True! Watch out! Into the trench! Mr Cam and Ray O'Fle...
by MikeNash
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark Plugs ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Used to use Champion N9YC but found I could get a dreadful misfire if driven v hard eg full throttle uphill passed Basingstoke on the M3. Now use NGK BP6ES which are a bit cooler (not meaning fashionable - wot we used to call harder). Had them in for almost 10,000 miles now without complaint - even ...
by MikeNash
Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant question ...
Replies: 27
Views: 3614

Coolant question

Regarding the use of neat antifreeze the specific heat of alcohol is a good deal lower than water so its ability to shift the heat to the radiator is a lot less - but as we're "over radiatored" you might be alright. But as a lad in the 60s at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (ah! those were the days...
by MikeNash
Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Need a new gear box fitted on my new traveller
Replies: 20
Views: 2759

Sorry Ray! Didn't know about there being other pages so thought my pearls of wisdom had got lost! Wife (looking over shoulder) put me right!
by MikeNash
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Need a new gear box fitted on my new traveller
Replies: 20
Views: 2759

Back in June I had the same prob as Tracie. Got a 'box from John Evans of Hayling Island and had it fitted by Allen Hill of "Over the Hill Motor Company" at Ripley Surrey. (Both advert in the magazine.) All now sweetness. Costs were £231.50 for the 'box and £133.85 (with bits) for the fitting. Since...
by MikeNash
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Need a new gear box fitted on my new traveller
Replies: 20
Views: 2759

gearbox replacement

Had the same problem as Tracie - instant need to replace gearbox. Got the receipts here - bought relacement from John Evans at Hayling Island on the 30th of June this year for £231.50 and had it fitted by Allen Hill of the "Over the Hill motor Co." on the 1st of July for £133.85 (inc oil, clutch bus...
by MikeNash
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation Question
Replies: 34
Views: 6453

Thinx. If we speed up the flow up the pipe to the pump then it'll have less time to evaporate. How about a smaller bore pipe like brake pipe? A quick look suggests its about 2/3 the external diameter, so say 1/2 the internal cross section, so the petrol goes up at twice the speed, i.e. in half the t...
by MikeNash
Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel Vaporisation Question
Replies: 34
Views: 6453

Ray. Yeah, perhaps I've been lucky. I'm not in big towns. But my point is that even with the kit fitted and the pipes wrapped it still goes on, and on days in the summers of air temps in the upper twenties any journey could easily double the number of pump strokes. So for parties who can't keep movi...