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by kennatt
Mon May 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1101

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

Please refer to reply no 1 :D :D :D
by kennatt
Mon May 04, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1101

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

Think you would have a hard job twisting a crank shaft by hand with anything :o :o
by kennatt
Sun May 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: headlining
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: headlining

when you get the headlining,just to note ,its Not cut to fit the original length, they are longer so need fettling so the best way to refit is to note the position of the original on the wood former and re staple in that position so that the rear falls in line. When I did mine I threw the old lot ou...
by kennatt
Sun May 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1413

Re: Door Fit

from memory I think there are three to the front panel and three on the inner under wheel arch to A post and the ones on top. and two from wing to front skirt. Think that it,but that's where they are so should be able to see them
by kennatt
Sun May 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: headlining
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: headlining

also make sure you note the positions of the metal hoops because they are all slightly different lengths :o Don't ask how I know this :D :D
by kennatt
Sun May 03, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1101

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I know The shouts will come ,but if shocking on the end of the bar has failed. and you don't feel happy with locking the fly wheel,allthough easily done with decent long screwdriver,. get a cold chisel and once put on the flat of the nut at an angle pointing downwards give it a knock with the hammer...
by kennatt
Sat May 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1101

Re: Removing this timing nut

standard thread ,red direction to loosen sometimes you need to shock it loose ie put socket on with longish bar and hit the end of the bar with a hammer.Make sure you have flattened the locking tab even a slight nib will hold it tight
by kennatt
Sat May 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1413

Re: Door Fit

have you any wear in the hinge pins by any chance ,open door and lift door from rear to check for any movement,if the pins are worn then you will never get the door to fit exactly
by kennatt
Sat May 02, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1413

Re: Door Fit

Yes thought the gaps looked strange,again do you know the history of the car,what you have is a classic case of the sill sections being removed and re fitted,without bracing of the frame,on welding the sill back on,the frame at the bottom shortens and the gaps change. There is very little adjustment...
by kennatt
Fri May 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welded wings
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: welded wings

You may be in for a shock when you take the sill covers off,have they been welded on as well,hope not :o :o
by kennatt
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1413

Re: Door Fit

if you manipulate the door wind the window down first :o
by kennatt
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1413

Re: Door Fit

looking at the rear door gap and the front gap in last photo,looks to me that the door is too far back close fit ar rear but wide at front,unless it's the photo angle. But yes give the door a push it may just do it
by kennatt
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1413

Re: Door Fit

do you know the history of car,any work done on frame etc,photo may help
by kennatt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing paint gently
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Removing paint gently

good .just needs the white removing and the brown flatting back,a coat of primer and new top coat.Just like that :D :D
by kennatt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing paint gently
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Removing paint gently

an orbital sander should get it off . A 68 car would be celly .but be aware that one of the causes of crazing,(there are others,) is where over the years successive coats of paint build up the thickness and eventually the next top coat starts to crinkle/craze after being exposed to the sun. The surf...
by kennatt
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cold start rattle
Replies: 39
Views: 1369

Re: Cold start rattle

Probably fitted a relay,fed from oil switch.Its actually not a bad idea when you think about it, certainly guarantees oil pressure to bearings before it fires up, only issue could be flooding with choke out .
by kennatt
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cold start rattle
Replies: 39
Views: 1369

Re: Cold start rattle

it dosent knock when running because the oil is now up round the system,after a longish stand if there is any wear in the bearings,mainly the mains, the oil drains back so on start up you get the dreaded death rattle. a few years ago I was informed that a couple of escort owners had wired the igniti...
by kennatt
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split Windscreen chrome insert
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Split Windscreen chrome insert

they weren't stuck originally Its the rubber profile that's the trouble,just have to stick them in, did you also have to stick the corners down,but atleast 99.9% good luck
by kennatt
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cold start rattle
Replies: 39
Views: 1369

Re: Cold start rattle

do you know the history of the block prior to reconning ie was no three big end knocking before. I say this because(although not common on A series)certainly on the B (Most of my rebuilds on MGs) If there had been a lengthy big end knock or a run bearing it was advisable to change that particular co...
by kennatt
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cold start rattle
Replies: 39
Views: 1369

Re: Cold start rattle

check the oil pick up pipe,From memory I remember someone having same problem and discovered that if you overtighten the pipes bolts on the bearing cap it can distort the pipe fitting to the block and cause an air leak until oil circulates,take pipe off and refit may just be the problem. Pretty sure...