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by kennatt
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Parking brake seized/corroded - advice, please?
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

look hear http://www.auto-part.com/auto/shop/Display.asp?page=16

*edited by a so that the link works*
by kennatt
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fiberglass front valance good idea or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 2415

I fitted front and rear fibreglass valences to mine can't tell the difference from closer than five foot. Also no more rust.Was shown steel examples (Tom roy),Aparently they were the only type available,very poor quality. Looked like three bits of metal welded together,very roughly. Chris,from tom r...
by kennatt
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine swap completed - now no clutch
Replies: 70
Views: 9132

hate to be negative but had the same problem on my splitscreen some years ago it was exactly the same type of noise. Sorry but it turned out to be the clutch cover ,the springs had sort of weakened I guess,a new cover cured the problem. The noise was greatest just as I pulled off.I supose because th...
by kennatt
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pattern Swivel pin quality
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

if the beating with a hammer fails,and the leg is scrap,to salvage the arm use a grinder and cut through the leg above the arm.Stop before you get right through to avoid damaging the arm. Use a thickish cold chisel and same big hammer and split the leg,then the arm should just about fall out.I hate ...
by kennatt
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pattern Swivel pin quality
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

the steering arms a easy to get off using this method place the unit so that the domed part of the unit is on something solid(Concret floor) after undoing the nut get a big hammer 5lb club and stike the unit above the point where the arm goes, through several time(You will not damage the unit) keep ...
by kennatt
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 3160

bmc how much do you gain by fitting the 940 head is it worth doing,I've got one and mine is due a valve job soon just curious
by kennatt
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MOT issues
Replies: 24
Views: 3375

get it challenged and threaten to report him to the ministry he obviously dosn't know what he's doing
by kennatt
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

obviously take out the here don't know what went wrong there
by kennatt
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

by kennatt
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fibreglass Panels
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

just fitted fibre glass front and rear bumper valences. they look fine even close up, the steel replacement ones were rubbish when compared side by side.Was informed that original steel not available anymore ,more than pleased with the result. AND no more rust :D :D :D
by kennatt
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Any recommendations for chassis rebuilds?
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

allthough Tom Roy has unfortunately passed away Chris Bransby still trade under Tom Roys name at Great Ayton see advert in August M M does rebuilds .may be your nearest
by kennatt
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain alignment - resolution
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

in this position simple turn the engine in the correct rotation and watch no one valves.If its on firing stroke the valves should not move as the piston goes down the bore,untill the piston comes back up the bore on exhaust stroke.If after you turn it after a short way if either valve moves then not...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain alignment - resolution
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

very strange that john. Just about every engine i've worked on is corretly timed if you make sure the dimples or marks are lined up with crank at tdc.Can't think why yours falls out of this.How did you solve the running problem by the way just in case I come across the same issue.I wonder if you hav...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

the tapered bit of the rotor arm the bit with the brass tab, points at the terminal that it is about to fire the charge down to that coresponding plug lead and then to the plug.Turn the engine over in the correct direction of rotation.and watch ANY pair of valves. watch for the exhaust valve to open...
by kennatt
Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

if you mean you want to check the timing take off the rocker cover and take out spark plugs.turn engine over and watch the rocker arms on no 4 cylinder (the back one).When the exaughts and inlet are rocking (Ie both moving up and down when you turn the engine back and forwards)then the piston on one...
by kennatt
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Renovating brake cylinders
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

as mbc says if they are stuck to the point of needing force to move the piston then the unit is us and should be regarded as scrap. .Not worth the risk,if you renovate the brakes with new linings and the old pistons leak you will need to buy new linings again just piling up on the cost and compromis...
by kennatt
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Undersill - 65 convertible
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

slap as much waxoil on as you can, make sure the drain holes are free to drain the water that gets in and they should last for years
by kennatt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible hood.
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

by kennatt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ash trays
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

mine are full of dried up chewing gum :D :D
by kennatt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rusted headlamp bowl - MOT failure?
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

whynot fit a new bowl if you are fitting new wiring.The ragged hole will damage the wiring anyway.Plastic bowl kit from tom roy £11.95 :-?