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by 57traveller
Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: STUPIDO
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Also make sure the bracket is fitted the correct way. The leg of the "L", where the steady fits, points down which does make the end steady nut harder to access but ensures the steady is more horizontal.
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

RE: Oil pressure gauge

I personally prefer a "mechanical" gauge. Just as easy (well almost!) to route a small bore copper pipe, and fit a "tee" piece into where the oil pressure switch screws, than wires. I would say no to the possibility of utilising the warning light switch because that's all it is an on/off switch depe...
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ignition coil gets hot
Replies: 15
Views: 5084

Re: RE: ignition coil gets hot

bmcecosse wrote:Something fishy here ! f
Does that refer to the "shark plugs"? - Sorry. 8)
by 57traveller
Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

bigginger wrote:You sure it didn't come from a Volvo, completely unused?
No but it's probably lasted so long because like most Volvo, BMW, Mercedes Benz and 16 drivers I never use indicators.
by 57traveller
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waxoyling access
Replies: 2
Views: 761

RE: Waxoyling access

Thanks John. From one black Traveller to another. :D I assume that's your's in the signature?
Yes, I'll be using Dinitrol myself this time.
by 57traveller
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

and if you find a flasher unit that keeps working for the lifetime of a Mog, I'd love to know where! :D How about the one I've just replaced then - date stamped 11/72, when I assume the indicators might have been modified from the original flashing brake lights. But it's not strictly outlasted my c...
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

A lot of modern "state of the art" automobile electronics with a built in destruction factor will not be working in 5 years time never mind 50.
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Will do, in due course.
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waxoyling access
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Waxoyling access

Re Travellers and the closing plate between the timber and floor/chassis rail?
Can anyone confirm that access to the top side of this plate, for Waxoyling, is possible after removing the trim panels at the rear seat/wheel arch top? Or suggest a different approach.
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

(wake up Cam! :lol: ). It is Friday after all. :wink: Yes it is odd. I initially checked Haynes wiring diagram and the first thought was it can't happen!! I've removed the can (yesterday) and as you say there's nothing obviously amiss. Quite a clever, simple little device really. Anyone want a pict...
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Cam - there is only the one warning lamp connection inside the unit irrespective of which way the indicator switch is positioned. If the warning lamp works for one direction then it should work for the other. That is what was happening and I can't figure out why changing the flasher unit cured the f...
by 57traveller
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Yes the "P" connection feeds the warning lamp. But the flasher unit doesn't know or care which indicators the switch connects to. It just has feed from fuse box and output to switch (L and B) plus warning lamp separately. So if the warning lamp works for one direction (in my first post), proving the...
by 57traveller
Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oddball indicators.
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Oddball indicators.

Yesterday I noticed that the indicator stalk warning light wasn't working on my saloon. On arrival home checked and all indicators were working. Must be the warning light bulb! Removed and tested found o.k. but fitted new one anyway. Tried indicators, all working but warning lamp only working for le...
by 57traveller
Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uprated Torsion bars - are they worth it???
Replies: 26
Views: 3505

Maybe the poll question is wrong because the answer surely is yes. e.g it could possibly be compared to "does fitting 7 leaf rear springs instead of 5 leaf really make a difference?" Might have been better asking if the cost involved is worth the expense? Don't forget to identify left and right on t...
by 57traveller
Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Crankshaft pully spanner size...
Replies: 34
Views: 5267

A clever man Mr Whitworth. He invented and manufactured a rifle which had a spiral hexagonal barrel and bullets to suit. Highly accurate. He'd calculated the best spiral for velocity and accuracy. At the time the British government refused to buy because of cost. Whitworth sold the rifle to Confeder...
by 57traveller
Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Crankshaft pully spanner size...
Replies: 34
Views: 5267

I purchased a 3/4" Whit ring spanner at a car boot a few years ago, as Rog says only a couple of squid, cut it down to about 7" and now use it as a "flogging" spanner. A few or less, hard or less smacks with a 4lb hammer usually releases the nut. Never failed yet. I just tighten by hand using a non ...
by 57traveller
Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fitting centre main bearing strap...
Replies: 29
Views: 4043

As far as the quoting goes, make sure you have the "BBCode is On" statement in the options (lower left corner of page) when replying to a message. Well done in New Zealand! Simple when you know how Actually the options did advise "BBCode is ON" but the "Disable BBCode" box below the reply window wa...
by 57traveller
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fitting centre main bearing strap...
Replies: 29
Views: 4043

[quote="bigginger"] all I can think is you're doing something wrong. :(
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Definitely no. Worked fine until only recently. Thanks Andrew, that's the first possibility I thought of.. :wink:
by 57traveller
Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fitting centre main bearing strap...
Replies: 29
Views: 4043

[quote="les"]

[quote]I suspect that these people are now few and far between.[/quote]


There's still some of us around Les!

Third time of asking - why aren't the quotes working correctly for me, surely somone has an idea?
by 57traveller
Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: RE: mirrors

[quote="simmitc"]Wherever best suits you 8)[/quote] But as a rough guide only, the wing mirrors on my saloon are 240mm from the wing front (behind the headlamp bezel) and 110mm out from the bonnet/wing "gap* Sit in the car and get an assistant to hold the mirrors in position for best view. Note posi...