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by Edward1949
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1476

Re: High speed pinking

Noise could be so many other things, maybe even something dead simple. Can you replicate the "pinking" by driving in 3rd gear under load at similar revs (just to prove it is indeed engine-related)? Could be any number of loose metal bits in engine compartment area vibrating at certain speeds. Exhaus...
by Edward1949
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books with Minors
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Books with Minors

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... uts-in-may


...Minor convertible features heavily in this 1976 BBC play.
by Edward1949
Tue May 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 2138

Re: Brakes

moggiethouable The reason I included the statement 'not to be tightened so as to remove play' was because there have been some suggestions on this forum reference taper bearings which put forward the proposal that taper bearings should be lightly torqued up and with no play in the bearings or at th...
by Edward1949
Tue May 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine runs backward
Replies: 16
Views: 1215

Re: engine runs backward

If I am not very much mistaken, some two-stroke mini-cars had to be started with the engine running in the reverse direction when the driver wants to move the vehicle backwards. I think the Gogomobil is an example. Perhaps the Messerschmitt 3-wheeler?. Don In the late 1950s - early 1960s Bond Minic...
by Edward1949
Tue May 15, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing noise in a Traveller
Replies: 26
Views: 2202

Re: Reducing noise in a Traveller

As Chipper says, one of the worst culprits is the inevitable general mechanical "looseness" and imbalance which comes with age - eg. propshaft, wheels, wheel bearings, engine mountings ( eg engine steady bar set under too much tension - I keep mine adjusted in a "relaxed" mode so that it does its jo...
by Edward1949
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Swivel pin death-rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Swivel pin death-rattle

Thanks for the advice etc. The upper trunnion rubber bushes are certainly badly worn. Does anyone know if there would be enough play in the suspension leg's bottom trunnion bushes to lever the top trunnion rearwards free of the damper lever while leaving the lower one undisturbed ? (PS: Both ESM and...
by Edward1949
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Swivel pin death-rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Swivel pin death-rattle

My L/H front is making that familiar light/medium clack/clonk over poor road surfaces. I'm thinking of getting the complete swivel pin plus trunnions which are listed by several parts suppliers. In the past there were dark rumours of inferior swivel pins on the market. Does anyone know if there are ...
by Edward1949
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ebay brake shoes "Borg &Beck"
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Ebay brake shoes "Borg &Beck"

Many thanks for the advice, reckon I'll go for Mintex
by Edward1949
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ebay brake shoes "Borg &Beck"
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Ebay brake shoes "Borg &Beck"

Borg & Beck branded 8" shoes for under £18 post free for a set of 4. Does anyone know if these are likely to be good quality or is it too good to be true? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-MINOR-1-1-Brake-Shoes-Front-62-to-71-Set-B-B-75242538-8G8767-GBS581-GBS705/232642337681?fits=Car+Make%3AMorris%7...
by Edward1949
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not the average misfire - SOLVED
Replies: 50
Views: 7646

Re: Not the average misfire - SOLVED

This excellent thread inspired me to check my air filter (newly-purchased 1098cc, vigorous acceleration from low to middle revs but very sluggish beyond that). Filthy! And the main culprit was clearly oil-laden fumes from the engine breather pipe. I've torn some holes in the filter until I can fit a...