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by kennatt
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HELP I THINK MY HEAD GASKET MAYBE GONE
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: HELP I THINK MY HEAD GASKET MAYBE GONE

if you are unsure of the gasket via the testing take it to a DECENT garage and ask them to do what is called a"sniff test" its basically testing for combustion gasses coming from the rad. Sometimes you can smell it yourself if the leakage is high. You say there was bubbles coming from rad this dosen...
by kennatt
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HELP I THINK MY HEAD GASKET MAYBE GONE
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: HELP I THINK MY HEAD GASKET MAYBE GONE

see post above
by kennatt
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HELP I THINK MY HEAD GASKET MAYBE GONE
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: HELP I THINK MY HEAD GASKET MAYBE GONE

take the rad filler cap off start engine and let it tick over until hot,rev engine via cable to carb and watch water level in rad ,if head gasket gone water will be pushed out of the rad since gasket failure lets combustion products into water system causing over pressurization. Alternatively get it...
by kennatt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Boot badge on 1955 minor
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Boot badge on 1955 minor

tom roy sells them they are motorcycle reflectors I believe they just need very minor sanding round edge to fit and then glue them in
by kennatt
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes completely jammed
Replies: 20
Views: 1380

Re: Brakes completely jammed

you can very simply prove or disprove the clutch/brake pivot. Once the brakes have jammed on. stop and reach down and pull the brake pedal back up,If it frees up its the pivot needs attention ( it is a known problem)
by kennatt
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: It's never the coil?
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: It's never the coil?

Roys favorite quote, I once replied to him with, I agree with you its never the coil,but sometimes it is :)
by kennatt
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 48
Views: 4585

Re: Won't start

without going back through the threads,have you checked that there is actually petrol in the carb.,stick a eggcup full of petrol into the carb,you need to take filter off to do it. see what happens then
by kennatt
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: My Car wont start
Replies: 41
Views: 3439

Re: My Car wont start

have you checked that its charging,you've fitted new battery,(they need running to get full charge) but still need jumping to start.Jump start it,point it at a wall switch headlights on,watch the refection of lights on wall with it ticking over,rev it the lights should now show an increase in bright...
by kennatt
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Please explain
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Please explain

you've simply remade the connection which was causing high resistance before .its fed via the ignition switch that's why the light was dimming
by kennatt
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A newby restorer asking for help !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: A newby restorer asking for help !!!

Look in electrical section on here its all there
by kennatt
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: My Car wont start
Replies: 41
Views: 3439

Re: My Car wont start

before messing any further,just to eliminate the igniton switch, they do sometimes become worn and faulty,Remove white wire from coil and run a wire from positive side of battery to the terminal on coil leave the B/w lead to distributor in place,see if it now starts and runs if so suspect the switch...
by kennatt
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Moggie - never again if this is what garages are like
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Re: My First Moggie - never again if this is what garages are like

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/section/75 read this then tell the garage you are going to report them unless they sort it out at no cost to you,have you threatened them with trading standards, If its the garage I think it is been many complaints in the past.
by kennatt
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: My Car wont start
Replies: 41
Views: 3439

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: 3439

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: 4378

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: 4585

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: 704

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: 782

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: 704

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: 1300

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.