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by kennatt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Welding issue
Replies: 18
Views: 3395

is the hole in the vertical part of the outer side of the car the bit that leads up to the door or on the flat floor where your feet would go. and are you describing the hole from inside the car or from underneath.
by kennatt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunnion Thread??
Replies: 21
Views: 2632

now thats another good reason to fit teles on the front never thought about that but great safety tip :D :D
by kennatt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake pedal return spring
Replies: 17
Views: 3548

after several attempts to fit a new spring to mine I did the following unscrewed the plunger to pedal rod by undoing the locking nut and turning the plunger rod. they eventually separate and leave the pedal and rod free from the master cylinder and the plunger still held in the cylinder by the rubbe...
by kennatt
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunnion Thread??
Replies: 21
Views: 2632

they should just turn on by hand if you have had to use force there is something wrong with the threads, some trunnions from obscure makers arn't worth the money. One way or another you will have damaged the threads on the trunnion or post. I would not use the car, how much is a life worth.Having do...
by kennatt
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: brake lights
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

If the brake light is coming on even when you hold the brake pedal up then I would have a look at where the wiring loom passes the pedals under the floor,It may be that the loom had come adrift and dropped onto the cluch mechanism and worn through allowing the circuit to be made when you press the c...
by kennatt
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rust on the headlining
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

grinder :D :D (Sorry couldn't resist it)
by kennatt
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: broken piston ring?
Replies: 3
Views: 880

if you have a broken piston ring,its not just a case of replacing the ring it will had damaged the cylinder bore,so rebore, new pistons.but if the engine has done 100k then you would be also wise to have the bottom end done as well.Therefore better option is to do as other say get a compression test...
by kennatt
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front inner wings
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

nor me
by kennatt
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: "Running on", unleaded and magic conversions...?
Replies: 18
Views: 3327

different engine but the early mgbs had a serious problem with running on to the point that you had to engage gear and let the cluch out to stop it they eventually fitted a sort of bleeder sytem on the bulkhead attached to the inlet manifold when the engine was switched off it allowed air to be intr...
by kennatt
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: jacking/propping up for welding
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

yg your rollover cage from your x teacher would be ideal if you can get it.One tip It's a good idea to weld a length of angle iron or pole accross the bottom of the door frames before you cut out the sill,it stops the car from spreading inwards or outwards. (Is essential on mgb).Then when you weld t...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

99% chance of bad connection as alex says,if you havent got a test lamp or voltmeter go to the drivers side front under the bonnet and you will see where the wiring loom is connected to the lights,put the headlights on full beam and find the connector to the headlights, back trace them from where th...
by kennatt
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sheared front damper bolt
Replies: 20
Views: 3078

yes straight through into cab area and very long bolt not a good idea now that I think about it, forget I mentioned it,stupid idea really :( :( much better suggestions elswhere
by kennatt
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil leaking from exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

are you sure the oil was allready in the exhaust manifold before you took it off.Would have thought that any oil getting in there would be burnt off and blown out of the exhaust while the engine was running .And how would the oil get out of the exhaust and form a pool on the floor below the engine. ...
by kennatt
Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front inner wings
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

hi yg looks typical type of moggie problem .if you take the doors off you will probably find that the bottom of the A post is also ripe.You need to cut out all the rot,and start from the inside replacing all bits of rust and work outwards. You will find that theres probably nothing left to weld the ...
by kennatt
Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: roof change, Is it possible
Replies: 9
Views: 2434

brave man to try that :o :o serious rejigging to get everything back in the right place. I think that if your good one is a two door I would rather convert to soft top. Saves headlining and repainting too plus more value :D :D
by kennatt
Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sheared front damper bolt
Replies: 20
Views: 3078

not sure if yours is the same as my split screen but just had a look at mine,when you say sheered off at the bulkhead do you mean at the box section that runs across the bulkhead(Like mine). If so then I would probably cut a flap in the top of the cross member and weld a nut on the inside so that i ...
by kennatt
Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Stripping the inside
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

yg do a search on HEADLINER lots of advice do not under any circumstances just rip the old headliner out you need it to make sure you fit the new one to the right size.use it as a template to pin the new one to the wooden former that is behind the front lip on the roof. and MARK THE STEELHOOPS IN OR...
by kennatt
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Converting a head to unleaded
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

as mbceccose say don't bother been running mine on an unconverted head since leaded petrol went out(Same with an MGB) sometimes I put additive in but generally don't bother,Done thousands of miles in both,recently had the head off the moggie and reground the valves in, no sign of any serious burning...
by kennatt
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: To spray or not to spray.
Replies: 25
Views: 4674

these days a pro paint colour change,ie inside engine bay and interior,including boot will cost you about three times what the car will be worth after the job is done.You may need to get a mortgage to pay for it :D :D .Would look good though..
by kennatt
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hunting Minor
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

check tie rod bushes at front maybee perished.