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by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 435

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 ...
by newagetraveller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Mainshaft removal

Remove the front bearing cover. Pull the lay shaft out from the front (I attach a mole wrench and twist and pull. The lay gear should drop down a little bit. ) Withdraw the third motion shaft from the back. (In practice I use a long steel chisel and knock it out from the inside. This usually takes c...
by newagetraveller
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Self stirring left and right

IMHO the tracking needs adjusting.
It the car wanders to one side or the other the front wheels are toeing out too much.
If the car keeps to a straight path without adjusting the steering wheel the wheels are toeing in too much.
by newagetraveller
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Self stirring left and right

IMHO the tracking needs adjusting.
It the car wanders to one side or the other the front wheels are toeing out too much.
If the car keeps to a straight path without adjusting the steering wheel the wheels are toeing in too much.
by newagetraveller
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 47
Views: 3217

Re: Starter Motor Woes

You don't have to turn the ignition key to turn the engine over.
You can also press the button on the underside of the starter solenoid.
by newagetraveller
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stud release tool.
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Stud release tool.

Useful for removing the thermostat housing.
by newagetraveller
Sun May 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 2062

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

It looks like a botched repair to the crossmember end.
by newagetraveller
Sun May 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 2062

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

The welding and the chassis all look a bit odd to me too. I would like to see some more pictures of the crossmember.
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a new copper fuel line
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Fitting a new copper fuel line

When I had to cut my fuel pipe I used a piece of rubber tubing and two jubilee clips to connect the two ends together. This was several decades ago and it is still there.
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Laygear advice ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1304

Re: Laygear advice ?

It is possible to round off the chipped teeth on a lay gear using a little hobby grindstone that fits in an electric drill. If you leave it like that it may get worse. It is difficult to tell how worn the selector forks are just by looking. You really need to measure the inside using vernier callipe...
by newagetraveller
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: new radiator issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: new radiator issue

Does anyone fit new cores to old radiators so that you retain the original top, bottom and sides?
by newagetraveller
Mon May 27, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sill alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 4537

Re: Sill alignment

I think that the new part that you are fitting needs to be bent up at the rear and the bend should go where there is a notch visible in the vertical part. It should then meet up with the front of the rear wing and the rest of the chassis. To confirm this you either need to look at the sill on the ot...
by newagetraveller
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Black water in exhaust
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Black water in exhaust

When you burn a hydrocarbon such as petrol the products are carbon dioxide and water vapour. It the exhaust pipe is cold the water vapour will condense inside it and the soot from the exhaust will dissolve in it. That is why it looks like black water dripping out of the exhaust. If you take the car ...
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to Know - over heat Engine of MM 1000
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: How to Know - over heat Engine of MM 1000

If you think the engine is overheating then turn the heater on as well as the fan that blows the hot air out of the heater.
That should cool the engine down. If it gets too hot in the car then open the windows.
by newagetraveller
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: gearbox help please

If the selector fork is worn then why not just replace the selector fork?
by newagetraveller
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breaking down after 4-6 miles ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Breaking down after 4-6 miles ?

Try taking the petrol filler cap off. You may have an airlock.
by newagetraveller
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Chassis Leg Replacement - INSTRUCTIONS
Replies: 17
Views: 7782

Re: Chassis Leg Replacement - INSTRUCTIONS

I removed the front suspension eyebolts which go through the chassis legs on both sides and fitted a length of steel piping of the same diameter through both holes.
by newagetraveller
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front End Dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 2309

Re: Front End Dilemma

I would like to see a picture of the same thing on the other side of the car.
by newagetraveller
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flatt Batt
Replies: 24
Views: 2433

Re: Flatt Batt

The only way to find out whether your battery is charging or discharging is with an ammeter.
by newagetraveller
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Re: Engine rebuild

It should be stamped on the back of the old shells. I take the old shells and one of the pistons along to my local motor factors or engine rebuilders and tell them the engine that they have come out of. They get the parts for me.