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by paul 300358
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: HEADLAMP KEEPS GOING
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: HEADLAMP KEEPS GOING

Mine occasionally does the same, the near side stops working due to a stuck connector in the foot operated dip switch. I normally park in front of the garage door so that I can see the light beams and keep operating the dip switch for a few minutes, it will then work fine for 12 months. I think that...
by paul 300358
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 1329

Re: Oil filter conversion

If you do decide to fit a spin on filter, make sure that you use two spanners to undo the pipe union from the filter head or the chances are you will split the pipe.
Paul
by paul 300358
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot exclusion
Replies: 15
Views: 1484

Re: Mot exclusion

Mine passed today, at least I know that its road worthy. :D
by paul 300358
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Possible Pinking at Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Possible Pinking at Idle

Has the carb got the same jet and needle as the original carb?
by paul 300358
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What exhaust for Marina 1275?
Replies: 36
Views: 4195

Re: What exhaust for Marina 1275?

The marina 1275 air filter will not fit a 1098 with a mini alloy inlet and HIF38 carb, it hits the bonnet!! You have to fit the alloy elephants trunk to mate it to the carb :( Ah well, back to the sports filter.
by paul 300358
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front seats
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Front seats

It may just require new foam and rubber bands, have you got the rubber lifting blocks under the seat?
by paul 300358
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spin on Oil Filter- no electrical connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Spin on Oil Filter- no electrical connection?

Make sure that you use a spanner to hold the fitting on the filter pipe and then another spanner to undo the pipe union, if you try to just undo the fitting, you will snap the pipe.
by paul 300358
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Airlock
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Airlock

When cold, remove the radiator cap and rev the engine, you should see slight movement of the water from right to left.
by paul 300358
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heard a Sound from Engine may be
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Heard a Sound from Engine may be

Is it all the time or just when you go up a hill?
by paul 300358
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: maniflow exhausts
Replies: 18
Views: 2128

Re: maniflow exhausts

Have you noticed any difference between the two manifolds?
by paul 300358
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: maniflow exhausts
Replies: 18
Views: 2128

Re: maniflow exhausts

I already have a stainless exhaust, yesterday I spent 30 minutes in the shed with a hacksaw to cut the inlet part of the standard cast manifold off. HIF38 fitted straight on with a manifold from minimine (ebay). Dead easy.
by paul 300358
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head compatability
Replies: 22
Views: 2163

Re: Head compatability

I looked at sinking my 12G940 head exhaust valves myself but decided that by the time I had obtained a large 45 deg countersink I could get a machine shop to do it. I took it to a company in Stoke who sunk the exhaust valves and then lapped all the valves in for £60 ish.
by paul 300358
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: higher octane fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: higher octane fuel

I thought turning the distributor clockwise would advance the timing?
by paul 300358
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How to weld Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: How to weld Aluminum

You can also silver solder it, I think that we used to use Borax flux?
by paul 300358
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How to weld Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: How to weld Aluminum

When oxy-fuel gas welding aluminum, the problem is that the alloy oxide melts at a far higher temperature than the aluminum. You are far better off TIG welding it. You do need an a/c TIG set, the alternating HF arc ionizes the oxide and removes it.
Paul
by paul 300358
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cover
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: cover

Mine is a Stormforce all weather 4 ply. It folds down into its own carry bag. I have used it since March this year and the car always stays dry. I usually uncover the car for a few hours every week, but then I like to take it on a run regularly. The cover still looks like new. My neighbour who owns ...
by paul 300358
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant bypass hose
Replies: 20
Views: 2492

Re: Coolant bypass hose

The thread is already there, it has a factory fitted, slot headed blanking stud in it. I once removed one in the late 70's from a mini head but had to weld a bolt to it first. It then just unscrewed. This one has been in a mite longer so I may end up spark eroding it. I could fit a sandwich plate bu...
by paul 300358
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant bypass hose
Replies: 20
Views: 2492

Re: Coolant bypass hose

I fitted a 940 head in the summer which has a bypass plug fitted into the head, so I plugged the pump bypass and drilled a couple of holes into the thermostat. This has been fine all summer as the thermostat opens shortly after starting but I am now finding that the heater fails to get properly hot ...
by paul 300358
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loss of water
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Loss of water

Are the carpets dry?
by paul 300358
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris 1000 heater
Replies: 26
Views: 2820

Re: Morris 1000 heater

What about using the old style tap to give the 90 deg bend connected with a short piece of hose to one of biomed32uk in line tap operated with the pull cord? Just leave the old tap open.

Paul