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by Alec
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox filler hole.
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Gearbox filler hole.

Helo Bernard,

I think it is fairly accademic, in practice. Yes you are right but saloon do not seem to suffer gearbox problems becau eof a lack of oil in them. bear in mind the designers leave some margin for loss of oil in service anyway?

Alec
by Alec
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Running on
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Running on

Hello Kev, when the controlled ignition source is removed, if there is incandescent carbon then fuel will continue to be drawn into the engine as long as it is still turning over. Running on can continue for some time, in severe cases, unless the engine is deliberately stalled using the gearbox and ...
by Alec
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Diff pinion height or fore/aft position
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Diff pinion height or fore/aft position

Hello Bernard,

I never found a dimension and ended up measuring my existing differential and rebuilt it to that setting.

Alec
by Alec
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Boot Carpet Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Boot Carpet Panels

Hello Sam,

Thye are some sort of fibreboard, I think Woolies or similar trim specialists sell it. I believe it's known as mill board?

Alec
by Alec
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: For sale. Poly rear mountings late MK2
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: For sale. Poly rear mountings late MK2

Hello all,

these items are now sold.
by Alec
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: For sale. Poly rear mountings late MK2
Replies: 2
Views: 959

For sale. Poly rear mountings late MK2

Hello all,

I have a brand new, never fitted pair of Superflex subframe mountings 150382PKSS (Chris Witor) for sale as bought in error.
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. Current price £146.25.

I would like £75.00 including postage?

Alec
by Alec
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Thoughts on engine refresh
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Thoughts on engine refresh

Hello Charles,

you believe in doing things the hard way, just bolt the strter motor to the block.

Alec
by Alec
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Front suspension overhaul

Hello Llessur, unpeening the top nut is easy with a normal pin punch. You may need to make up a spanner to undo that nut, although it can be drifted loose with a punch it damages the nut as it is soft. Cost depends on the quality of parts you use, I prefer Koni dampers but I'm not sure if they are s...
by Alec
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Thoughts on engine refresh
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Thoughts on engine refresh

Hello Llessur, I would do a compression, or leak down test of the engine and from that decide what to do. If it is 'average' and shows no disasters after that then I would just replace what bearings are necessary and refit the engine into the car. I'm assuming the car will just get typical classic u...
by Alec
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition

Hello Forkie,

good luck with that

I've found that with old machines that haven't run for a long time, adding fuel directly into the air intake often helps. At worst it helps narrow the cause of a non start by eliminating the fuel side of it.

Alec