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by newagetraveller
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 40
Views: 4577

Re: 'Smart' motorways

I used to travel regularly between Huntingdon and Reading in a morris traveller via the M25 and the M4 and its wasn't unusual to have to stop on the hard shoulder. Here are some reasons: Flat tyre Faulty ignition coil (a new one). Faulty voltage regulator Loose wire. Weak bladder (!) If I had been o...
by newagetraveller
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 1779

Re: footman james

I was with FJ for years but when the premium reached over £130 I rang RH and their quote was £50 less. I have stayed with RH and the premium hasn't gone up too much. Also there is no mileage limitation with RH.
by newagetraveller
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master Brake Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Master Brake Cylinder

Regarding the bolts and nuts holding the master cylinder in place. I ground down the nuts to half their original thickness and ground down the bolts by a similar amount then fitted the bolts the opposite way round. They do not touch the torsion bar and I have done many tens of thousands of miles wit...
by newagetraveller
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Change Engine Mounts in Situ
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Change Engine Mounts in Situ

I think that in order to replace an engine mount you not only have to lift the engine up but also push it to one side. I am not sure if this is possible without disconnecting the radiator.
by newagetraveller
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Brake adjustment

Are the brake drums worn?
by newagetraveller
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating or fuel issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Overheating or fuel issue?

Coil breaking down when it gets hot?
by newagetraveller
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 29
Views: 2300

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

I would start by checking oil level in gearbox and oil level in back axle if you have not already done so.
by newagetraveller
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 1396

Re: Recognising inlet valves

by newagetraveller
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

I would look at the clutch linkage.
I think you are saying that the clutch doesn't bite until the pedal is near to the top. If you carefully try to engage the gear while slowly pushing the pedal down is there a point before the pedal reaches the floor where the gear will engage?
by newagetraveller
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2665

Re: Circular heater

Search for: Smiths round heater r250
by newagetraveller
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2665

Re: Circular heater

has a case around it is what I meant to put.
by newagetraveller
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2665

Re: Circular heater

There is a deluxe version which case a case around it. It connects to a hole in the floor which enables air from the outside to come through the heater.
by newagetraveller
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Uneven tyre wear - wheel bearings?

If the bearing is loose you may be able to correct it by tightening up the nut that holds it it place. If the bearing is worn you should be able to detect it by spinning the wheel round. While the car is jacked up have a look at the tie rods which should both have the same length of thread exposed. ...
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud gearbox knocking
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Loud gearbox knocking

I agree about the missing spigot bush.
There should be a rubber cover over a hole on the left hand side underneath. I think that if you take it off and shine a light in you may be able to see if anything is moving about although you cannot see the spigot itself.
(I hope this makes sense. )
by newagetraveller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running fast when hot
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Running fast when hot

I would check the ignition timing.
by newagetraveller
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1902

Re: Jumping out of gear

Is it a worn selector fork?
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Silicon brake fluid can cause the rubber seals in the master cylinder to perish after a while.
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

As far as I remember you have to take the gearbox out in order to remove the shaft.
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Mainshaft removal

I used a selection of flat bladed screwdrivers. I put one in the gap in the split ring to widen it until a space emerges between the ring and the bearing case. I put the blade of a small screwdriver in this space and then work it round until I get to an end of the ring. This enables me to get that e...
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Mainshaft removal

The above assumes you have already removed all the springs and plungers and selector forks. Somewhere in that third motion shaft assembly are a lot of springs and plungers which will fly all over the place if you are not careful. Main problems are likely to be: Worn lay shaft and lay shaft bearings ...