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by mogbob
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starter motor return spring
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: starter motor return spring

John

Good work John, now you can get in the car and enjoy the sunshine !!

Bob
by mogbob
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starter motor return spring
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: starter motor return spring

John As aupickup says it's probably dirt on the shaft/ bendix/ spring. A thorough clean up of everything external to the main body of the starter is called for.Prop the body end up slightly with a small block of wood and douse the shaft with degreaser/ white spirit/ meths, whatever is to hand , with...
by mogbob
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Has My Head Gasket Gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: Has My Head Gasket Gone?

Loz Doesn't sound like a head gasket with no loss of power or water. Was the oil in the replacement engine changed when you put it in ? It could be that the moisture in the oil has burnt off creating the sludge/ mayonaise in the oil cap and rocker box. Clean off again and use an engine flush ( there...
by mogbob
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trouble bleeding brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Trouble bleeding brakes

Ade As the Servo will be higher than the rest of the hydraulics in the system, try loosening the pipe union at the Servo ( just a little, enough for air to escape )....plenty of rag/ paper to catch any brake fluid.Have your mate exert some pressure on the pedal.Fingers crossed...should do the trick....
by mogbob
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: morris 2 door resto project
Replies: 18
Views: 3716

Re: morris 2 door resto project

Martin
A very neat job Martin...well done...onto the next corner !!

Bob
by mogbob
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help! engine spitting and backfiring.
Replies: 22
Views: 3175

Re: Help! engine spitting and backfiring.

Will The plugs "sooting up" are an indication of an " over rich " mixture setting, wasting fuel. With the distribuor cap off ( and ignition off ) you can see the movement of the base plate if you disconnect the vacuum pipe at the carb end and suck.The tensioning spring and base plate will move.....i...
by mogbob
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: van won't start
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: van won't start

Frank
The SU Reference Catalogue available from Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd 01722 412500 is one source but there are others like
Haynes SU Carburettors ( available from various sources )for instance.
Bob
by mogbob
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 176632

Re: pickup restoration project

David The " mix "quantaties I always remember is..... golf ball size ( Filler ) pea size ( hardener ). If you are " over generous " with the hardener, you can buy tubes of hardener separately. The mix will " go off" quicker, the hotter the weather gets.No problem at the moment but a different story ...
by mogbob
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: REMOVING SCRATCHES FROM GLASS
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: REMOVING SCRATCHES FROM GLASS

You can buy windscreen scratch removal kits from people like Frost ( www.frost.co.uk ). You could try a metal polish or Jeweller's Rouge...masking up the area beforehand.I If the scratch is "really deep" you will struggle to get a satisfactory result and replacement might be the only solution. It's ...
by mogbob
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Supporting when replacing rear springs
Replies: 17
Views: 2287

Re: Supporting when replacing rear springs

George Having welded in new spring hanger repair plates , just before Chrismas, on my pal's car, I'd strongly recommend removing the petrol tank. It's good from a safety point of view and allows more light , general access for welding ,to ensure correct aligment and a good weld. We put a scaffold pl...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Testing Condensers and Coils
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: Testing Condensers and Coils

The other test...Primary circuit...basically as already posted by your goodself. Red lead to the plus terminal, Black lead to the negative.Meter set to resistance / ohms , orginal leads labelled and disconnected, ignition OFF. Readings generally... Standard Coil ( No Ballast ) greater than 3 ohms ( ...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Testing Condensers and Coils
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: Testing Condensers and Coils

The secondary circuit test should be done with the meter set to resistance/ohms.Black lead connected to the centre post ( where the king lead going to the distributor exits ) red lead connected to the "plus".The reading should typically be around 5 ohms. IGNITION SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF AND ALL THE W...
by mogbob
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door mis-alingment problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Re: Door mis-alingment problem

A worn hinge ( given the car's age ) and the absence of solid connecting metal at the base of the A post = door misalignment. With the door fully open, construct a "fixed point" under the rear edge of the open door.An axle stand with a few off-cuts of wood is an easy thing to put together.Now lift t...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: courtesy lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: courtesy lamp

Frank Out with the multi meter, remove bulb.Do you have a voltage reading.. on the supply wire terminal, when light should be switched on ? Is the earth point good not rusted/ suspect ? Are the internal contacts of the courtesy lamp,wire connections and bulb holder springs clean and sound ? Does the...
by mogbob
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: flushed away
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: flushed away

Holts Radflush 2 part or Holts Speedflush spring to mind as the obvious cure for a " normal " metal rad depending on the extent of the problem.Why not contact ( or get Garage to contact )Holts Technical Department for confirmation that it is O.K. for your nylon rad ..before parting with your hard ea...
by mogbob
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 176632

Ray I bought the Joddler/ punch version some 15 years ago and have found it an invalueable tool for fabrication.Couldn't live without it. The combined version is a little more expensive but saves mucking around with a drill for the holes.Not that a drill doesn't have it's place. The head just swivel...
by mogbob
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door mis-alingment problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Have you removed the kick plate to come to this conclusion "door side of the pillar looks ok too " ?
Replacement panels may have been installed years ago but the base of the A post behind these may still be " detached ".
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Window rubbers
Replies: 21
Views: 2032

Rather than just "tug" on the string ( nylon cord is better in my opinion..a wipe of vaseline, slips easier ) tie a short piece of round dowel to the end.You can exert more controlled pressure on the "gentle pull ".If you tug and it catches, through lack of lubrication, the rubber will tear/ split. ...
by mogbob
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire ratings
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

George A book ..Classic Car Electrical Systems Repair Manual by Dave Pollard (Appendix III useful information ) lists the usual components and their Wattage. The ISBN number is 1 85960 433 1 . You should be able to borrow a copy from your local library if you put in a request/ reservation. PM me wit...
by mogbob
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door mis-alingment problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Sounds as though the bottom of the A post base and / or the inner wing joint (s) are " not attached" by sound metal, allowing the door to drop when open. The inner wing joint is covered by a plate preventing any accurate visual inspection. Remove the front wheel on that side ,after safely jacking up...