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by kennatt
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: My Car wont start
Replies: 41
Views: 3493

Re: My Car wont start

you don't need a TIMING CHECKER ,simply take plugs out so you can turn engine by hand (put a spanner on bottom pulley bolt turn it clockwise) place thumb onto the hole in number One (The front cylinder) turn engine till you feel it being pushed off by the compression indicating that number one pisto...
by kennatt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: My Car wont start
Replies: 41
Views: 3493

Re: My Car wont start

petrol goes off,and will be difficult to fire up, although after 4 months should still be reasonable Take air filter off and get an egg cup full of new petrol and pour it in to the mouth of the carb and see if it will now run,if it runs then electrics ok and suspect no petrol in carb bowl(have you l...
by kennatt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: My Morris Minor (1971) will not start!!
Replies: 40
Views: 4470

Re: My Morris Minor (1971) will not start!!

The op said he filled with new fuel in the summer,Whilst fuel does go off,it takes a bit longer than a few months,some of mine stand a lot longer than that,and still start and run,sometimes with a shot of easy start,but they still fire up. I have a petrol generator which sometimes stands for over a ...
by kennatt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 48
Views: 4649

Re: Won't start

I see that you have changed the coil,have you got the old one,if so put it back on and try again,the new breed of coils are very suspect,it sounds like you have a heat related problem something failing when fully warmed up.classic coil symptom
by kennatt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How to set the bonnet side badges
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: How to set the bonnet side badges

or a dab of mastic behind which would also seal up the hole to stop rust
by kennatt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Brakes and Bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Brakes and Bearings

not sure but the rears are a drum and hub in one unit,not that I've had anything to do with them,so could be wrong.
by kennatt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How to set the bonnet side badges
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: How to set the bonnet side badges

or cut ends off ball point pen insert,and push plastic tube onto peg,did mine like that twenty years ago,still there
by kennatt
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: Door catch repair

don't think I would trust a repair on a door catch,could cause a problem if it failed and the door flew open,I would be looking for a second hand one ,must be plenty about.But suppose if repair done to your satisfaction then fair enough.
by kennatt
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Enamel paint on underseal
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Enamel paint on underseal

stone chip is designed so that it can be overpainted,just try a bit where it can't be seen,if its oil based coach paint then it may go on top of normal underseal,again just try it somewhere.
by kennatt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 48
Views: 4649

Re: Won't start

You could just take dizzy out and fit it so that the rotor is now pointing at num.four,dosen't matter as long as the leads are correct 1342.if it is on firing number four it will run ok
by kennatt
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature sensor
Replies: 36
Views: 3738

Re: Temperature sensor

very strange, I've rebuilt about 10 A series over the years ,never used sealant and never had this problem ,I suspect the head is warped and would have it checked first. If you think about it with the number of threads on the stud you have a massive interface with the block each one sealing when pul...
by kennatt
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 48
Views: 4649

Re: Won't start

you can get TDC both on firing stroke and exhaust,which may be what you have done,make sure the timing marks on the crank pulley are indicating TDC on firing stroke, on no one, the marks may be in line but engine could be on TDC firing stroke on number four, then check dizzy again and re set if so.I...
by kennatt
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Master cyilinder
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Master cyilinder

have you still got the original 7'' front brakes, if so fit the later 8''' you will be amazed at how much better they are.the 9'' wolseley are even better but becoming a bit rare now.
by kennatt
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1968 saloon lost brakes..
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: 1968 saloon lost brakes..

if your master cylinder is at fault,(as above rubber seals not holding the pressure,) you will have fluid loss,but just look underneath the car at the chassis below where the master is, since a failed one lets the plunger go right down but as is comes back up it pushes fluid out of the open end of t...
by kennatt
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 48
Views: 4649

Re: Won't start

so no spark at king lead to engine block,..Do you get a weak spark when you flick the points open,,,,,you should...... if not no supply to them. I see you have changed the points,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,without being too condescending, no intention, but have you fitted them correctly , it's very easy to fit ...
by kennatt
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Bouncy Rear-End
Replies: 39
Views: 7322

Re: Bouncy Rear-End

don't know how I missed this first time round,but I had the same issue after fitting new leaf springs,changed bushes and pads and still had a bouncy rear,not the sort you get with no damper effect,but just a feeling in the rear :o . On static bouncing I could see that the slight bounce was mainly fr...
by kennatt
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New battery keeps going flat
Replies: 42
Views: 3901

Re: New battery keeps going flat

multimeter to dc volts set to 20. connect to battery and see if you get 12 volts, see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_sFE_M16ps will need to get it started then look to get 14 volts at least when running if not 12 volts AFTER charging,suspect battery,if no14 v at least when running dynamo or ...
by kennatt
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cover
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: cover

by kennatt
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern cars
Replies: 92
Views: 9432

Re: Modern cars

not to forget the need to strip the front bumper off to change the headlight /side light bulbs on most produced in the last 10 years or so,absolute madness.
by kennatt
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Re: Engine runs on

take the rad cap off,start engine and let it tick over until hot, watch the water in the rad and you should see the water start to move through the rad as the thermostat opens, rev the engine,via the carb,and watch the level of the water in the rad,if the thermostat has opened ,the rad is free from ...