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by Rob_Jennings
Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: door fit
Replies: 8
Views: 2824

Well Much pulling, pushing lifting and dropping.... and the passenger side is now pretty good, but the drivers side is terrible ;-( Looking at the catch, it has been ground back in the past to get the door to fit and close. Looks like the forward edge is just too low, the seam by the bulk head is sl...
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410292

Carlo estimated 2-3 hours for an engine swap, thats 1098 to 1275 so no changes to anything else required.
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410292

hummm We talked a little about this last night An engine change (simple swap) might take a few hours, your problem is the gearbox change. Putting in the ford box You have to re-engineer the tunnel and mounting points and move the handbrake and all sort of other little fiddle odds and ends ..... not ...
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410292

just got a text from him, sounds like he should be there tonight

im just about to leave (cash point stop first)
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: door fit
Replies: 8
Views: 2824

door fit

My car has just had a lot of chassis work done and during this the doors were removed. One side also had a new fitch and hinge plate. After getting the car back I have found the door fit to be poor. I'm going back to the garage on Saturday to see what can be done in terms of refitting the doors. Loo...
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410292

the bold is fine for me

oh and Dan I sorted out my writer problems so can burn you a CD of your photos if you can return my SD card for me. Cheers
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Beyond resonable economic repair.... or not....
Replies: 37
Views: 6856

Get the car to an expert for proper advice. Mine failed MOT 3 weeks ago on a few small areas of rust, but I have invested a bit more money than it needed to ensure it has a long term future. I would never ask for patches, repair panels are easily available and inexpensive, the labour to put them in ...
by Rob_Jennings
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410292

hummm

well I'll be there in a modern car of some sorts she failed her MOT on some other minor points (the perils of a re-test no pun intended) which are being sorted on Thursday, too late to collect her and bring her home..... sigh I miss the old girl

well see you all there then
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: battery
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

err with the ignition off and all lights etc off there should be no spark as there is nothing to draw current and leakage current should be minimal.

If you have some acessories like a radio then that may be responsible as modern units draw something all the time.
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: draining the radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

I found that my tap was solid on mine so removing the hose, it is the easiest way. There is no need to remove the radiator, just let it drain, fill it with water (holding the hose you removed closed) and let it drain, repeat this 3-4 times until the water runs clear. Then top with 50-50 water antifr...
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410292

I'll be there.....

big fingers crossed that I might have my car back by then, otherwise I'll make josh drive the Cortina so I can have a drink ;-)
by Rob_Jennings
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: morris traveller gear box oil,
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

I found a bit of kitchen towel over the plug keeps it snug in the socket set when replacing
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: extra fuse box
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

you can, but that puts more load on an old switch with things like fog lights etc drawing a lot more current than it was designed for.

It is much better idea to create a new circuit with a relay.
by Rob_Jennings
Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: extra fuse box
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

ok, im not sure exactly how simple I need to be on this, so don't take it too personally if it sounds a bit dumb. Get a automotive relay from a car bits shop or electronics shop. These have labled connection for the coil (the bit that makes it work) and the contact (the switch bits). Make sure the c...
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: extra fuse box
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

i was about to do this on my car before it had to go to the garage for some serious welding! my plan was to take a feed from the brown wires where the regulator would have been (alternator and neg earth means no regulator on mine) or from the battery, through a relay that is energised from the white...
by Rob_Jennings
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Respray needed - Wiltshire
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Where in Wiltshire?

My car is currently in with SGA in Ringwood and personally I think he is doing a very good job (saw it on Saturday in its side for the welding). Apparently his son does spraying and as they are more than minor friendly then its someone I might consider when I get to that job.
by Rob_Jennings
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller wood sqeak
Replies: 2
Views: 965

I found mine has a squeak in the height of summer, but it went as it cooled.

I guess you can try and remove them, but its bound to be a feature that may come and go. I actually miss the squeak now! (as well as my car at the moment while work is done)
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lights and Fire, oh joy
Replies: 16
Views: 5278

that does not look too bad. I think cut back and solder new lengths in would be fine. Also check at the front for any worn section and renew (replacing grommets where it passes through body holes). Something must have overloaded the wiring at some point for it to melt in the first place
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 410292

ok folks I'll be there.... but not in lizzy ;-(

got my estimate for time and costs, had to sit down thats for sure.
by Rob_Jennings
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lights and Fire, oh joy
Replies: 16
Views: 5278

At the bulkhead there is a bunch of wire around the fuse box and regulator, the brown (always live feed) will come from the regulator into the dash area. From there the wires from the switch leave via the same route, and I think pass down along the front wing to the offside lights and indicators fir...