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by kennatt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car cover propping
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: Car cover propping

They really aren't worth the risks,some get away with them other don't. I've come to the conclusion that it depends on the car,if its original paint and was not stood in a field in primer at the works then may not have any moisture in the primer or paint,if the car has been re sprayed at some time i...
by kennatt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car cover propping
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: Car cover propping

inside just use a cotton dust sheet,or non at all,unless birds can get in and cr....p on it,as long as there is air circulating it will be ok but DO NOT use a waterproof cover even the top price ranges risk condensation forming on the cold bodywork.Its possibly still will form on damp days but uncov...
by kennatt
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car cover propping
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: Car cover propping

The easiest way to keep a car dry in winter is to keep driving it,they were built to be used all weather, there is no doubt covers cause blistering matters not what paint 2k or celly,but if absolutely essential then a cover propped off the bodywork to prevent chaffing and some form of ventilation ,m...
by kennatt
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car cover propping
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: Car cover propping

if you want my advice ,throw it away the quickest way to get micro blisters(Google it) in the roof and bonnet is to use a car cover,even inside Putting pads would b e even worse they would concentrate the wet area and hold it against the paint .A cotton dust cover is ok inside but any that cause con...
by kennatt
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: wonky steering wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: wonky steering wheel

thev'e probably removed and replaced the track rod end,If I was you I would take it to a tyre depot and ask them to check the tracking,,just incase.Or keep and eye on the tyre wear.
by kennatt
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch issue
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: clutch issue

years of sitting with the clutch down ,just wears the carbon ring away,,, eventually
by kennatt
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is my clutch on its way out?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Is my clutch on its way out?

the clutch bearing is only in contact with the pressure plate in the clutch system when you press the pedal,it touches nothing at idle with the pedal up,if the noise gets no worse when you press the pedal then unlikely to be realease bearing,which as an aside is a solid carbon ring which dosent move...
by kennatt
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is my clutch on its way out?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Is my clutch on its way out?

the clutch bearing is only in contact with the pressure plate in the clutch system when you press the pedal,it touches nothing at idle with the pedal up,if the noise gets no worse when you press the pedal then unlikely to be realease bearing,which as an aside is a solid carbon ring which dosent move...
by kennatt
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: interchangeability of rear seat
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: interchangeability of rear seat

the seat bases are different shape
by kennatt
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: interchangeability of rear seat
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: interchangeability of rear seat

the seat bases are different shape
by kennatt
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: interchangeability of rear seat
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: interchangeability of rear seat

two door and four doors are different not interchangable
by kennatt
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help to brake bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Help to brake bleeding

Couple of other things - Do your 1st bleed with the drums off to allow the pistons to extend and retract. Ensure after this that your brakes are correctly adjusted up to the drum before further bleeding. until there is fluid in the cylinder,the pistons will not move,once there is fluid in there wit...
by kennatt
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 2214

Re: Car painting with spray cans

just remember way back all coaches were painted with a brush,its gets a better coverage but requires a skill, to get a mirror finish, now lost .Spray painting came in because it uses less paint and is a lot quicker. There used to be a paint on the market called Re paint for brush use,where the brush...
by kennatt
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 2214

Re: Car painting with spray cans

if you mean a full car, roof bonnet etc don't consider it, apart from the cost ,you will never get an acceptable finish. You would be better using a brush or roller with coach paint(brushable cellulose). Or buy a cheap compressor and spray gun
by kennatt
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: question for phil
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: question for phil

An update......he has now had the comps tested ,by someone who knows what they are doing ,and get readings of 155 approx. on all pots so eliminates head gasket, but looks like he has cured the fault, on my suggestion he has replaced the rotor from the NEW dizzy with an old one from a spare ,and the ...
by kennatt
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: question for phil
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: question for phil

hi phil and rob I also think gasket but the even readings,if they have been checked correctly,and as said no access to car myself would tend to discount that. What would you say was an acceptable comp for a decent 850?.He tells me that the mechanic in france has a good knowledge of A series ,but don...
by kennatt
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: question for phil
Replies: 7
Views: 694

question for phil

my son has a midget 850 twin carb,which has had( Prior to him buying) a complete engine rebuild.It starts but runs rough until full throttle then it pulls well and runs ok until easing off, Comp ok on all pots,new dissy coils swapped about,carbs are new ,when pulling off plug lead 2 no change in eng...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Accident repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Accident repairs

the biggest problem you will face is that unless your car is in A1 condition,its value could be under that of the cost of repair so they will write it off ,been there a couple of times, last one was with a campervan,but managed to get them to let me keep vehicle,which I then repaired myself with sec...
by kennatt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 3628

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

on your way up stop at aveimore and take the road up to the cairngorm ski centre the car will now be in the highest car park in the country, the midge are deadly at this time of the year ,go on line and buy Smidge repellant it has been formulated especially for the Scottish beasties ,or the best alt...