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by MikeNash
Fri May 19, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox oil - your suggestions please
Replies: 23
Views: 4574

Re: Gearbox oil - your suggestions please

Mr Bear, Recently I've started collecting various temperatures on my 1098 Trav using a remote reading IR thermometer measured at the end of runs and so far the gearbox maximum I've seen after a 50 mile run at a steady 60mph (true) was 37C (the engine oil was 88C). My g'box isn't the same as yours, o...
by MikeNash
Thu May 11, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Inverter weldering and welder
Replies: 18
Views: 5627

Re: Inverter weldering and welder

Well, I took the plunge and bought one! It's so light! Didn't need the supermarket trolley. So far I've only opened the box (strong smell of new plastic), assembled it and switched it on. Expected the usual welder purr - but nothing happened except the power light on. Then the cooling fan cut in, so...
by MikeNash
Tue May 09, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Inverter weldering and welder
Replies: 18
Views: 5627

Re: Inverter weldering and welder

Putting aside pricing and international economics, has anyone welded the thin materials we see on cars with an inverter welder? My 20+ year old Clarke Pro-90 Mig is still working well (gasless these days) but I wonder if I should make a leap into the future. At this price I'm strongly tempted esp as...
by MikeNash
Mon May 08, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Inverter weldering and welder
Replies: 18
Views: 5627

Inverter weldering and welder

Dear all, I've just begun to read about inverter welding and its advantages and I wonder if anyone here knows of it's applicability to the thin materials we have on Morris Minors. And more especially what about the £69.99 machine on offer at Lidl from this Thursday the 11th of May? See here and scro...
by MikeNash
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running temp
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

Re: running temp

Oliver, That's interesting; I hadn't known that Merlins actually flew with 100% glycol. The change to water/glycol mixes makes me think that the test note I'd read as a lad (about 55 years ago!) was probably part of the case for the change for it suggested that the 60/40 water/glycol ratio was the a...
by MikeNash
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: running temp
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

Re: running temp

R&S, a few thoughts.. If you've the standard 4psi radiator cap that'll require a coolant temp of 106C before it'll blow off steam so you've quite a lot of "headroom" available for a higher temp thermostat. I ran a 89C thermostat for years without any overheating even when driven hard with a trailer....
by MikeNash
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radiator Pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Radiator Pressure

Yup! Sounds just like mine. Even after long runs (100-200 miles) at high speed i.e. GPS read 60-65 mph on my '63 Trav 1098 I don't get any boiling which is what I think you fear. And my rad is old and depends on Radweld in various places! The hoses' temps sound right too. Enjoy!
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Aldi compressor & air tools
Replies: 12
Views: 4770

Re: Aldi compressor & air tools

Hmmm, CFL? Wiki tells me that CFL is the Courant-Frieddrichs-Lewy condition used in maths while solving certain partial differential equations, usually hyperbolic PDEs. (Then again, the Canadian Football League?) Perhaps you meant CFM i.e. Cubic Feet per Minute airflow? If so, if you go thro' the li...
by MikeNash
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Aldi compressor & air tools
Replies: 12
Views: 4770

Re: Aldi compressor & air tools

What ho, Chums! I see that Aldi will have it's 50 litre tank V twin cylinder compressor back for sale again from this Thursday onward and at £140 it's good value. See here at https://www.aldi.co.uk/air-compressor-50l/p/094243120321100 And if you click here at https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/diy...
by MikeNash
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not what it used to be?
Replies: 57
Views: 10736

Re: Not what it used to be?

Thanks for that Tricky! I've "Clever Daughter" here tomorrow so I'll get her to translate what you've written and show me.
Taa, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not what it used to be?
Replies: 57
Views: 10736

Re: Not what it used to be?

Regarding photos, does anyone else get the legend "You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post" instead of the picture? Sometimes I get the photo and sometimes the legend, indeed, at the moment I've got the legend on my ipod and the photo (Philthehill on "Rear Hu...
by MikeNash
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Aldi compressor & air tools
Replies: 12
Views: 4770

Aldi compressor & air tools

From tomorrow Aldi have these https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/diy/tools. I've bought most of my air tools and my compressor from Aldi and am well pleased.
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl chain hoist & digital calliper
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

Lidl chain hoist & digital calliper

I see that from Thursday the 9th of March Lidl stores will have 1 tonne chain hoists with a lift of about 3 metres for sale at £24.99 each. Also they'll have digital callipers at £9.99 each again. The one I've already bought from them I've found accurate and practical - and cheap enough to use in di...
by MikeNash
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1000 Air filter modification
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: 1000 Air filter modification

Dear Hamster, The standard intake is often criticised for its restricted airflow and great claims (exaggerated in my opinion) made for after market replacements. See the curves below obtained from my standard 1098 Trav running with a standard air intake system. (Sorry I can't rotate it - I've just l...
by MikeNash
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: HEATER - SCREEN DE-MIST
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: HEATER - SCREEN DE-MIST

Just an outside chance, but do you have any rubbish in the vents? When mine was apart I found that 50 years ago carpark tickets had fallen in through the top of the vents! Cleaned out its worked much better - relatively, of course. MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New exhaust is very noisy
Replies: 17
Views: 3023

Re: New exhaust is very noisy

Just an outside chance - does your tailpipe protrude clear of the body? On my Trav my exhaust was a bit short and I've fitted a 3 inch extension to get the end just clear both the body and towing bracket and it made a small but worthwhile improvement.
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Winter protection
Replies: 11
Views: 3045

Re: Winter protection

Regarding hosing beneath, Quee, I got a cheap pressure hose (for under £50 from Lidl or Aldi I think) which makes the job much easier if a bit messier. I'm always surprised by how much crap it gets off. Luckily I've a garage so I let the Trav drip for a while before I put it away and then put on a c...
by MikeNash
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2915

Re: Running problems

Martin, I've not fitted valve oil seals on my 1098 'cos they often disappeared anyway. (I've got the earlier little ring things.) It's an experiment, but so far after a couple of years running I don't have oily plugs and the engine will idle as long as I like without distress or smoke. And I have a ...
by MikeNash
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Lidl bench pillar drill
Replies: 0
Views: 1631

Lidl bench pillar drill

What ho, chums! Thought you might like to know that Lidl (at least in Andover, Hants) will have from Thursday the 2nd of February the Parkside bench pillar drills in again for £59.99. I've had one now for some 7/8 years and been happy with it, taking it to be a bit cheap and cheerful, but its been r...
by MikeNash
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messageboard back up!
Replies: 28
Views: 4544

Re: Messageboard back up!

Just "thank you" for coming back! Regards, MikeN.