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by newagetraveller
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: cough splutter stop
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Re: cough splutter stop

Whenever I read that a car has had the coil and rotor arm replaced and now the car doesn't start I am inclined to suspect the new coil and rotor arm before anything else.
by newagetraveller
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gasket Sealing
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Gasket Sealing

Both.
by newagetraveller
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lifting out the engine...
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: Lifting out the engine...

Two ladders tied together at the top.
by newagetraveller
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Creaky front suspension.
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Creaky front suspension.

Lubricating the rubber bushes with brake fluid may solve the problem.
by newagetraveller
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: traveller rear post how to replace
Replies: 11
Views: 5048

Re: traveller rear post how to replace

[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1275419903_36 [/frame] The problem is that the way that travellers were built originally the wood was assembled on a jig, then the roof was nailed on top, then the whole lot was bolted and screwed onto the chassis. Fixing the rear pillar to the middle rail ...
by newagetraveller
Mon May 31, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Storage

Charge the battery up fully using a battery charger.
by newagetraveller
Fri May 28, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine vibration
Replies: 15
Views: 2626

Re: Engine vibration

If the nuts on the engine steady bar are too tight it can cause vibration.
by newagetraveller
Thu May 13, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine over run?
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: engine over run?

The usual reason why an engine keeps on running when you turn off the ignition is because the mixture is too weak.
Try unscrewing the mixture adjusting nut at the bottom of the carb by one flat or two and seeing if it makes any difference.
by newagetraveller
Thu May 06, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuck in 1st gear!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4636

Re: Stuck in 1st gear!!

Two possibilities. Firstly something has gone wrong wrong with the selector fork mechanism for first/second gear such as the locking screw falling out. Secondly some debris floating around in the gearbox has lodged itself somewhere and is preventing the first gear cog from moving. This could be part...
by newagetraveller
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake upgrade quick question
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: Brake upgrade quick question

7" drums are OK provided you keep everything in tip top condition and don't drive too close to the car in front.
by newagetraveller
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: engine smoking

Has it been overfilled and now got too much oil in it?
by newagetraveller
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1902

Re: Fuel Pump

When my pipe was cut I joined the two ends together with rubber tubing and a couple of jubilee clips.
by newagetraveller
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: rear brake adjusters
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: rear brake adjusters

Using a washer as a spacer sounds a bit dodgey to me. I make little spacers from pieces of sheet aluminium with the ends bent up to stop the adjusters sliding about too much.
by newagetraveller
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: How Hot?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: How Hot?

So long as your engine is not getting so hot that your radiator is boiling over and you are continually having to top it up I would not worry about it.
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Float Chamber
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Needle Question

The other possibility (as you have an early Minor) is that the carb has a brass float in it which has sprung a leak and sunk to the bottom of the float chamber in which case you need to get all the petrol out of it and solder up the hole.
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can You Name That Sound In One?
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Can You Name That Sound In One?

Then you may have damaged a bearing.
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can You Name That Sound In One?
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Can You Name That Sound In One?

Your back axle should have Hypoid 90 oil in it. From your description it is not clear what sort of oil you are using but running it with engine oil it it will not do it any good.
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Float Chamber
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Needle Question

As the petrol level in the float chamber rises the float should also rise and cause a valve to shut which prevents more petrol entering the float chamber and keeps the petrol level in the float chamber ( and hence the petrol level in the jet ) constant. If the petrol level in the float chamber is so...
by newagetraveller
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Floor Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Floor Removal

The easiest way is to use a special drill to remove the spot welds.

http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp? ... ctName=8mm Cobalt Spot Weld Drill

(This link does not appear to work however Googling "Cobalt Spot Weld Drill" comes up with several on ebay.)
by newagetraveller
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking Sound under Acceleration
Replies: 96
Views: 5962

Re: Knocking Sound under Acceleration

Consider replacing your oil filter if it has not been changed recently.
A blocked filter will result in the symptoms that you have described and replacing it is relatively easy.