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by 57traveller
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: REAR BRAKES - ADVICE PLEASE
Replies: 3
Views: 881

It has to move Dominic, if fixed the top shoe wouldn't work.
by 57traveller
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft to Diff bolts...
Replies: 22
Views: 2954

I've paid my fiver, hopefully I can find it this year. The rally, not the fiver. 8) You're probably right Ray, the plain section of the original bolts is not as long as on a standard bolt. Enough to just enter the diff. coupling flange and not "run out" of thread when tightening the nut. (If insert...
by 57traveller
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Victoria Motors, Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

In the 70's there was a Victoria Station Garage in the same vicinity but don't remember their address. However, Long Millgate is next to Manchester Victoria Railway Station. I wonder if they changed the name and became a VW dealership. :-? I bought a Beetle from them in the early 70's. 8) Liverpool ...
by 57traveller
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft to Diff bolts...
Replies: 22
Views: 2954

Oh well, differing opinions and interpretations on the English language. Handbags at dawn then!! Or at the Potteries rally Cam? I've paid my fiver, hopefully I can find it this year. Re the diff flange/propshaft bolts - the spare set (originals) I have would indicate they are non standard in both le...
by 57traveller
Wed May 31, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft to Diff bolts...
Replies: 22
Views: 2954

Yes a 1/4" Whit spanner does fit a 5/16" bolt head perfectly but the original question asked for the propshaft to diff bolt size. Cam wrote "they are 1/4" Whitworth" which could lead to confusion - which it has.
by 57traveller
Tue May 30, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft to Diff bolts...
Replies: 22
Views: 2954

5/16" BSF. 1/4" is too small and Whitworth thread too coarse.
5/16" UNF will also fit nicely (1/2" A/F spanner)
M8 foreign equivalent (13mm spanner size) don't know how they would be in the hole though?
by 57traveller
Tue May 30, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: To varnish or not to varnish,
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

I attacked my Traveller's woodwork almost two years ago now. Sanded down to bare timber using a small detail power sander, I think it was about £20 from Screwfix and uses the triangular sanding pads. Hand sanded where necessary. Removed rear lights, indicators and reflectors first. Treated the whole...
by 57traveller
Thu May 25, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: spin on oil filter
Replies: 14
Views: 4600

Well done Roger, a good buy. I bought the other two of the available six just before posting the link. 8) I'm glad I didn't wait 'til after! :wink:
£2.95 each + vat at ESM
by 57traveller
Thu May 25, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: spin on oil filter
Replies: 14
Views: 4600

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-new-Fram-Oi ... dZViewItem

Good price even including the postage costs.
by 57traveller
Tue May 23, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: spin on oil filter
Replies: 14
Views: 4600

If the filter you are replacing has a maker and makers type/part number printed on it that should be enough for any decent motor factor to identify by cross referencing to the make of filters they stock. They should have a decent enough catalogue to achieve this. Both my 1098cc engined cars have spi...
by 57traveller
Sun May 14, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

[quote="Welung666"]0.30 in (0.8mm) page 74 in the haynes manual ;)[/quote]

Call me Mr Picky :wink: but decimal is slightly wrong
- 0.030 in. Foreign bit's right though. 8)

Why doesn't the quote work properly?
by 57traveller
Thu May 04, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front btake imbalance.
Replies: 19
Views: 3173

Sorted :D Don't know 100% what the problem was but I'm fairly certain it was the right side wheel cylinders. When the imbalance was first apparent, and as stated in my first post, I found the left cylinders just about seized and thought that was the problem solved. I should have checked the right si...
by 57traveller
Wed May 03, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Cylinders
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: Brake Cylinders

[quote="Dominic"]I had the tracking sorted today, my local Kwikfit actually did a good job, no sign of an air powered tool to tighten up the wheelnuts! They relied on a good old wheelbrace![/quote] When anyone else has tightened the wheelnuts on my car I always check them afterwards by slackening of...
by 57traveller
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front btake imbalance.
Replies: 19
Views: 3173

I'll post the results, maybe a few weeks to work up the enthusiasm, after renewing RH wheel cylinders, RH flexible and L & R shoes. Probably fit new "pull off" springs, L & R, at the same time. I'll go to MOT test station I always use, I'm sure he'll test the front brakes for me - fortunatley a very...
by 57traveller
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front btake imbalance.
Replies: 19
Views: 3173

Thanks for replies. I've just about exhausted all the possibilities mentioned except, as I stated, renewing the right side cylinders and flexible pipe. Yes, I'll check for any differences in hub temperatures Willie, not tried that. I think I'll fit a new set (both sides) of brake shoes at the same t...
by 57traveller
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front btake imbalance.
Replies: 19
Views: 3173

Petee - I wondered about the left side pipe because of the almost seized wheel cylinders, i.e. fluid not getting through to them, therefore I renewed it along with the flexible. Alec - all of the front suspension bushes were renewed a couple of years ago, poly, as were the swivels and trunnions. How...
by 57traveller
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front btake imbalance.
Replies: 19
Views: 3173

Front btake imbalance.

I'm back. :D For the past couple of years, at MOT test, the brake testing machine has always picked up an imbalance in my Traveller's front brakes (only the front). Never enough to attract a failure. The first time it was put down to unequal adjustment. The second time, last November, I made sure th...
by 57traveller
Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New brake pads.
Replies: 21
Views: 2123

Slackening off the nipples in turn and allowing any excess fluid to leak into a container through a tube would be preferable to letting it flow back to the reservoir and overflow from there. Less messy and confirms the bleed nipples are not blocked or rusted in. :roll:
by 57traveller
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3017

I suspect Cam's "current dependent" remark was correct. Even with a new flasher unit the same thing eventually happened again. I checked all the lamps and holders and all like new. I checked the switch and the contacts for each side plus the supply contact were very dirty, date stamped on switch bod...
by 57traveller
Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: synthetic brake fluid
Replies: 21
Views: 2172

Never had any trouble with Automec either. However, I've found it pays to give the system a bit of a flush through annually. Any crud remaining in the system seems to find it's way to the bleed nipples so opening each in turn with pressure behind seems to produce said crud with fluid in a jar every ...