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by newagetraveller
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Leak
Replies: 24
Views: 3258

Re: Leak

Roof and gutter sealant is looking like a much cheaper option.
by newagetraveller
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Leak
Replies: 24
Views: 3258

Re: Leak

Roof and gutter sealant solved the problem for me. It is a bit messy to start with but when it sets it provides a good seal.
by newagetraveller
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Panel gap nightmare!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1977

Re: Panel gap nightmare!!

Are the door hinges worn ?

If you take hold of the door handle end of the door can you move the door up and down?
by newagetraveller
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: traveller guttering
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: traveller guttering

Make sure that when you look along the gutter from one end it is straight.
by newagetraveller
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Rubbing / Grinding
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Rear Rubbing / Grinding

The differential contains two bearings that the ends of the half shafts run in. It is quite possible that one of these has broken up. Should you be unable to get hold of a second hand differential it is much cheaper to replace the bearing than to buy a reconditioned differential unit.
by newagetraveller
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: cough splutter stop
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

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: 918

Re: Gasket Sealing

Both.
by newagetraveller
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lifting out the engine...
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

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: 1116

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: 5173

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: 1346

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: 2661

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: 1100

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: 4770

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: 1154

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: 1036

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: 1938

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: 611

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: 1616

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: 1045

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.