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by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pesky misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Pesky misfire

I once drove my long-suffering Traveller all the way down the A13 in Essex in the dark after the cylinder head gasket went between the middle two cylinders. It got me home to Westcliff-on-Sea, and the next day I drove it 4 miles to work in Hadleigh and dropped it off at the garage there for a replac...
by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pesky misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Pesky misfire

S*d walking home a mile in the rain because of a misfire. I would have driven it on the 2 cylinders. :lol:
by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.
Replies: 46
Views: 7912

Re: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.

Some of the cars had no great monetary value so will sit here for evermore, just like the one in the next photo.!!! [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1400929627_16213 [/frame] Actually, Fiat 126s are going up in value nowadays, here in the UK at least. I owned a 1973 594cc one for my first...
by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help needed for first purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: help needed for first purchase

It sounds on the face of it, a good buy, but as said, check carefully for the full extent of the amount of work that needs doing.

There are numerous MMOC branches up and down the country:

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/index.php?page=531
by Chipper
Mon May 26, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good place to break down!
Replies: 11
Views: 2097

Re: A good place to break down!

The voltage across the battery should be around 14 Volts with the engine running, which indicates it's being charged.

As bmcecosse says, the ammeter should show a charge (+) reading, or hovering around the zero mark once the battery is charged.
by Chipper
Mon May 26, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electric fuel pump...can they be fixed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: Electric fuel pump...can they be fixed?

Perhaps it's just not set up right; the Burlen conversion requires a bit of fine tuning to work properly. Try and get hold of a set of the instructions, but basically, you need to adjust the fork to hit the 'sweet spot': http://etype.chrisvine.com/tag/fuel-pump/ I've had a Burlen electronic conversi...
by Chipper
Thu May 22, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favourite additions - not for 'purists' !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Favourite additions - not for 'purists' !!

A set of LP917 van rims certainly look the part on my Traveller, whilst being a subtle 'mod'. Then, there's the 1275cc MG Midget engine with electronic ignition and fuel pump conversion and matching close-ratio gearbox, which are quite satisfying, plus Ford Sierra/Escort ventilated front disc brakes...
by Chipper
Mon May 19, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: crossflow into moggie
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: crossflow into moggie

The main difficulty will be making the gearbox fit, engine mounts and exhaust.
by Chipper
Mon May 19, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things that make you go AAAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 9497

Re: Things that make you go AAAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!

brucek wrote:SOMEBODY please tell me why we need sidelights at all :evil:
They are pretty useful if you happen to be parked in an 'awkward' position in the fog or at dusk, say. Or if your battery is too flat to power the headlamps! :wink:
by Chipper
Mon May 19, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: MY CAR HAS BEEN STOLEN!
Replies: 24
Views: 14770

Re: MY CAR HAS BEEN STOLEN!

Ah, I thought it was rather too 'real' looking to be a painting. Good 'moody' shots. 8)
by Chipper
Sun May 18, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Re-assembling the front suspension - setting the height
Replies: 24
Views: 4354

Re: Re-assembling the front suspension - setting the height

philthehill wrote: [frame]Image[/frame]
Wonder what they mean by "loaded with full equipment"? :-?

That could mean anything, ranging from bags of spuds and cement, to 4-man tent, bicycles, tools, etc, etc... :lol:
by Chipper
Sat May 17, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Re-assembling the front suspension - setting the height
Replies: 24
Views: 4354

Re: Re-assembling the front suspension - setting the height

Ride height looks about right to me, and as long as it more or less matches the rear, probably is. Have you allowed it to settle? You may well need to bounce it up and down a bit to obtain this. Check that your front wings measure the same height from the top of the arch to the top of the wing - it'...
by Chipper
Sat May 17, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: MOT

Congratulations on the pass. :) Offside front brake not working does indeed sound pretty serious. :o
by Chipper
Fri May 16, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch-ing for Answers
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Clutch-ing for Answers

Could be a matter of adjusting the actuator rod, but also check the bushes on the relay shaft - if they are badly worn, there may be excess play. Also remove the rubber bung in the base of the gearbox bellhousing and peer in with a torch to check the condition of the release bearing; if it's worn do...
by Chipper
Fri May 16, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: MY CAR HAS BEEN STOLEN!
Replies: 24
Views: 14770

Re: MY CAR HAS BEEN STOLEN!

Great painting! Hope you get it back...
by Chipper
Thu May 15, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: smoothcase/ribbed gearbox
Replies: 16
Views: 2931

Re: smoothcase/ribbed gearbox

Whilst the 803cc smooth cased gearbox may be alright when driving with a light right foot. When driven in a normal manner the margin between alright and failure is narrow. When mated to a 1275cc engine I would consider that margin to be even narrower. The 803cc engine only gave out 30 bhp at most a...
by Chipper
Thu May 15, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris as a daily driver.
Replies: 19
Views: 4426

Re: Morris as a daily driver.

Indeed. For daily motoring, Minors are easily upgraded with various enhancements, such as disc brakes, Midget 1275cc engine, telescopic dampers, alternator, spin-on oil filter, etc., that makes them as useable as any modern car. But even as standard, they can be fine as long as the overall condition...
by Chipper
Thu May 15, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear shocks
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: rear shocks

I fitted Gabriel telescopics all round on my Traveller back in the early 1990s, and they still perform well to this day.

Ideally, you should weld the upper crossmember in place, but I didn't, just bolted it up nice and tight and it's been fine.
by Chipper
Thu May 15, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris as a daily driver.
Replies: 19
Views: 4426

Re: Morris as a daily driver.

They make great daily drivers! :) I've owned my 1970 Traveller since 1989 and have mostly used it as an everyday car to this day, in all weathers, and it now has 154,000 miles on the clock. It's been more reliable than some modern cars I've owned in that time. And of course, excellent parts availabi...
by Chipper
Wed May 14, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pesky misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Pesky misfire

Ah, that'll be the patented SU fuel-saving measure. :wink: