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by newagetraveller
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Filler Midget Back Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Oil Filler Midget Back Axle

The rear axle for the 948cc engine has a filler hole in the differential casing but not in the axle case. The rear axle for the 1098cc engine has a filler hole in the axle case but not in the differential casing. If someone has fitted a 1098cc differential to a 948cc axle case there is no filler hol...
by newagetraveller
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Brakes Problem

The likely reasons that brake cylinders leak are (in order of occurence): 1. The rubber seals are perished. 2. The inside of the cylinders are corroded which has caused the rubber seals to wear. If the inside of the cylinders are not corroded then it should be possible just to replace the seals ESM ...
by newagetraveller
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery: 3-year guarantee
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Battery: 3-year guarantee

If the alternator is faulty you should still be able to charge the battery up overnight at a low current using a battery charger and see what it is like then.

Is the battery sealed for life? (I always avoid these.) If not I would test the cells with a hydrometer to see if one of them has failed.
by newagetraveller
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: petrol pump ..
Replies: 27
Views: 3620

Re: petrol pump ..

i realise that clunking the pump isn't really a long term fix Years ago people avoided having frequently to lift the bonnet and hit the pump with a spanner by using a large nut and a piece of string. Tie one end of the string to the nut and the other end to somewhere underneath the bonnet so that a...
by newagetraveller
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar
Replies: 11
Views: 1847

Re: A pillar

I am not sure if this is a silly idea or not. How about using an electromagnet? Wrap some wire around a nail. Drop nail down A-post until it reaches socket. Connect wires to a battery and energise electromagnet. Electromagnet is attracted to socket. Pull electromagnet and socket out of A-post. Clear...
by newagetraveller
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Adjusting Traveller Rear Doors
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Adjusting Traveller Rear Doors

There should be room for adjustment. However at this time of the year if the wood is not varnished all over then it will absorb water and swell up. It will probably swell up somewhat at this time of the year anyway. Loosen all sixteen nuts. Open the doors and then shut them with a thin strip of some...
by newagetraveller
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: cost of bodywork repairs
Replies: 23
Views: 3202

Re: cost of bodywork repairs

Most welders like welding but hate lying underneath cars cutting off bits of rusty metal with an angle grinder. The preparation usually takes a long time compared with the time taken to do the actual welding. Try to come to an arrangement with a welder whereby you do all of the dismantling and the p...
by newagetraveller
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Innertubes
Replies: 22
Views: 2653

Re: Innertubes

The trouble with innertubes is that they rub against the inside walls of certain tyres. Eventually they may wear so much that they wear through and then the tyre deflates rapidly. If you have four new tyres all with new innertubes several of them can deflate within a worryingly short space of time i...
by newagetraveller
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Top Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 1825

In the photograph the edge of the rocker cover does not look parallel to the top of the cylinder head to me. The gap at the front looks greater than the gap at the back. This would be in keeping with the idea that it has been tightened down too much.
by newagetraveller
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Trav rear door seals (quadrant)
Replies: 25
Views: 5091

The fact that blundell74 and millerman both had to redrill the holes to get their hinges to fit and then both found that the door seals prevented the doors from closing properly is ringing alarm bells for me.

I wonder if they have fitted the top hinges at the bottom and the bottom hinges at the top?
by newagetraveller
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Trav rear door seals (quadrant)
Replies: 25
Views: 5091

I did a quick search on the ESM website and could not find anything called a quadrant seal so I am assuming that you mean the seals which they describe as aperture seals or part T24. Firstly I would take the new seals off one at a time and then refit them one at a time to see if it is one particular...
by newagetraveller
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper Mountings.
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

The only way to get the front bumper mounts in the correct position is to fit the front panel and then make sure that both the mounts are in the centre of the holes provided for them.
by newagetraveller
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Radiator position
Replies: 33
Views: 5132

The front panel that the radiator fits in (radiator cowl) should have a slot in it where the starter handle goes. Yours quite plainly does not. It addition the radiator looks as if it is sitting too low. As these front panels are no longer available I suspect that someone has attempted to fabricate ...
by newagetraveller
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Layshaft Thrust washers in ribbed gearbox
Replies: 24
Views: 3951

The oil grooves are there to improve lubrication and prevent excessive wear. So does no groove result in reduced lubrication and hence increased wear? With no groove would that crucial gap open up more quickly? If so then are washers with an oil groove missing a good idea.?
by newagetraveller
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Layshaft Thrust washers in ribbed gearbox
Replies: 24
Views: 3951

I think I am getting confused here. All of the thrust washers that I have ever seen have had an oil groove in both sides. But were otherwise smooth on both sides. The original question suggested to me that he had some washers which were smooth on one side and rough on the other (rough being the oppo...
by newagetraveller
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Layshaft Thrust washers in ribbed gearbox
Replies: 24
Views: 3951

The only ones that I have ever seen have been equally smooth on both sides.
by newagetraveller
Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can't select 4th gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

When this happened to me many years ago the cage which keeps the ball bearings in the front ball race apart had broken up and part of it had ended up in a place which prevented the fourth gear being engaged.
by newagetraveller
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft Seal leak???
Replies: 24
Views: 3424

Changing the gearbox rear oil seal is easy. There is no need to take the gearbox out of the car. All you need to get it off is a hacksaw, a hammer and a steel chisel. (And the ability to be able to cut a slot in the old seal without cutting the end of the gearbox.)
by newagetraveller
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Newbie Traveller 68 Wood needs replacing and some welding
Replies: 6
Views: 819

It is relatively easy to find out which parts of the chassis are rotten with the old wood in place. If the rear wheel arches are rotten it much easier to work out where the new ones fit if most of the original wood is still in place than if you have taken it off.