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by kennatt
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Modified Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1565

Re: Modified Suspension

looking at the rear /front spring shackle Allthough not very clear looks like its been m odified,normally the front shackle sits inside the chassis bracket, seems to be held a bit lower,wonder if its been altered to compensate for flattened springs But could just be me looking at it wrongly. photo o...
by kennatt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Protecting cellulose

when I was involved in coachwork (Family garage in another life) we used to use a da (Random orbital) sander with 320 0r finer grit paper dry. But the recommendation for hand flatting was for ....solid colour 500 or finer wet (I use soapy water) Metalic wet 800 or less. Avoid at all cost a circular ...
by kennatt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Protecting cellulose

mark you can put clear coat on top of celly which does give a harder finish (called clear over base) but needs to be done as a final top coat,if you flat the now cured celly which you would need to do ,any slight scratch or flatting mark will show up and be very difficult to get rid of. It's always ...
by kennatt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake help required...
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Brake help required...

friendly advice...................... the one thing you should never attempt as a first time diy, er is brakes followed by a close second...... steering ....... I strongly suggest that you find someone who has a bit more knowledge to let you help him/her to do it. Brake bleeding is normally a simple...
by kennatt
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5422

Re: Gearbox woes

absolute load of rubbish/ the only way the friction plate can float/?????or be released from the pressure plate and fly wheel is when the clutch pedal is pressed and pushes the release bearing onto the pressure plate to free up the plate.The stronger the pedal spring is the less chance there is of t...
by kennatt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Timing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: Timing problem

Had exactly the same with an mgb,after fitting a so called new distributor, came to conclusion that the drive was not exactly cut to the same as the cam, same old problem of copy of a copy etc. the cam shaft is obviously harder.
by kennatt
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5422

Re: Gearbox woes

good luck with the rebuild :-?
by kennatt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5422

Re: Gearbox woes

if you aren't prepared to just refit it,take it and the broken bit to any metal fabricator,gearbox specialist or engineering firm and get them to weld the bit back on,it will a lot cheaper and quicker than finding another gearbox,and if you have never been into the innards of a box ,be aware that th...
by kennatt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5422

Re: Gearbox woes

you may find its still ok to fit as long as the rest of the bolt holes are sound,I ran an mg b with one bolt missing(Same as no bolt hole) for years,some cars have tight access to these bolts and many a diy er deliberately leaves it off,obviously not a good practice but need must sometimes. I would ...
by kennatt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel tank blockage
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: fuel tank blockage

looks like you have eliminated blockage in the pipework so has to be in the tank, take cap off and try comp air directly into tank outlet cant hurt anything,may clear the end of the pick up . but after a very long lay up' pipe has possibly collapsed with corrosion .And in any case all the crud will ...
by kennatt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flowcharts
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Flowcharts

I was having trouble having no internet connection after trying the usual fixes tried to contact vodophone via landline . Automated message " please log on to vodophone at blah blah blah .com" to solve connection problem . Vey helpful :o
by kennatt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel tank blockage
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: fuel tank blockage

have you tried it with the petrol filler cap off,if not do so before strripping anything eldse
by kennatt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Rear Inner Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Traveller Rear Inner Wings

very rare to get panels that fit anymore,copies of copies etc. most have to be cut, reshaped .beaten with a calibration 5 lb hammer and so on. No easy solution to it unfortunately, sometimes you just have to make do with it.
by kennatt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tickover
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: tickover

check the mixture after the oil in the dashpot check.get it hot and lift the little pin under the side of the carb,lift till you feel resistance then just ease it up slightly just a mill or so and hold up,if carb is set ok then the revs will rise slightly then fall back and the engine will run a bit...
by kennatt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can you ID a cable please
Replies: 22
Views: 1938

Re: Can you ID a cable please

are you sure they are spare cables looks to me like they are the only feed from alternator to battery terminal I can only see the red positive lead on the battery terminal(You state charging problems) and from the look of them they have burnt out probably by chaffing against the end of the retaining...
by kennatt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 2004

Re: sudden ignition failure

before stripping anything tip some fuel into the carb,after removing filter and see if it now fires up.,indicating fuel problem,probably by a sticking needle valve in the float, pump working but not letting fuel into float chamber.
by kennatt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Brake Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Odd Brake Problem

left side brake cylinder sticking .needs looking at,because in an emergency braking situation could stick again causing,problem,might just need piston cleaning ,and refitting, or new cylinder to be on the safe side. Slamming on the brakes has freed it up.but could stick again.
by kennatt
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Split window
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Split window

do a search many,many posts
by kennatt
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1810

Re: Overheating

it's obviously the gauge or sender on the block,if it was that hot the water would be boiling out of the filler and the pump is working,because if not the same boiling would happen,but to check the pump,let it warm up with the rad cap off and keep watching the water in the top of the rad. When the t...
by kennatt
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: S U fuel pump clicking?
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: S U fuel pump clicking?

just its heart beat,when it stops or becomes rapid,thats the time to reach for the defib.