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by kennatt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 3157

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

on your way up stop at aveimore and take the road up to the cairngorm ski centre the car will now be in the highest car park in the country, the midge are deadly at this time of the year ,go on line and buy Smidge repellant it has been formulated especially for the Scottish beasties ,or the best alt...
by kennatt
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Axle question
Replies: 23
Views: 1454

Re: Rear Axle question

my 55 leaks just the same ,got into the habit of only ever taking one wheel off at a time with that side jacked well up so the oil runs away from that side. It was a well known fault from new that's why there is a slot in the bottom of the back plate to let any oil drain out and not contaminate the ...
by kennatt
Fri May 25, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Gearlever, selection

simply ,........when changing from ,first to second twist wrist so palm of hand is on right side of knob ,weight of hand holds lever automatically over in line with second. second to third place palm of hand on left hand side of gear knob and weight of hand automatically drops lever over the gate to...
by kennatt
Mon May 14, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Drivers door problem suggestions needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Drivers door problem suggestions needed please

the catches do wear,and instead of being flat and pointed at the tips ,become slightly rounded,so let the catch slip back onto the safety .On mine I carefully re shaped the tip with a file solved the problem,with mine anyway.
by kennatt
Mon May 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing the kick plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Removing the kick plates

any sign of them being welded at the base of the pillars/?
by kennatt
Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gear selection
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: Gear selection

before anyone can help...........can you select a gear with the engine NOT running
by kennatt
Tue May 08, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Door alignment

try making some spacers to fit between the hinge and frame may work,
by kennatt
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear spring shackle plates failed
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Rear spring shackle plates failed

if it was mine i'd be looking at the crack in the body as well,or are you already on the job.
by kennatt
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear spring shackle plates failed
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Rear spring shackle plates failed

if it was mine i'd be looking at the crack in the body as well,or are you already on the job.
by kennatt
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adding an extra silencer
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Re: Adding an extra silencer

whats not widely known or understood (including by me) is that the design of the exhaust contributes to the performance,changing the distance the gasses have to exit,or adding resistance in the form of baffles,can upset the system, Not sure if this applies to 50 and 60 cars,but probably original sys...
by kennatt
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller restoration advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Traveller restoration advice please

seen this many times over the years,if you can't do most of the work yourself,then the rebuild becomes totally uneconomical,it would probably cost as other have said 20 to30 thou for a pro build, to get a car worth 10 to 15. Is the other half paid out worth the sentimental value.? You could sell the...
by kennatt
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Buzz & Flicker - Interference or Diodes?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Buzz & Flicker - Interference or Diodes?

not sure but I think a diode will alow current to flow in one direction so multimeter would show continuity one way and not the other if ok.but if the diodes had failed you would be having trouble with charging .Also if they have failed and you can use a soldering iron,diodes and charging packs can ...
by kennatt
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 4280

Re: Mot

just to hi jack this tread,have been advised that new mot rule coming in soon will include engine management lights, reversing lights and age related fails on tyres plus a few other minor bits ,also new categories .Pass,pass with advisories.fail,and too dangerous to drive away from that centre with ...
by kennatt
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HELP I THINK MY HEAD GASKET MAYBE GONE
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

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: 1254

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: 1254

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: 1251

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: 1466

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: 1094

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: 4778

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