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by Alec
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rear screen seal replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Rear screen seal replacement

Hello SAHTuning, I used my hand, it doesn't take a lot to pop it out unless the rubber has gone very hard? Cutting is another option if it's difficult to move. You can reach round to keep pressure on teh screen while pulling teh cord. Incidenatally I use single flexible electrical cable rather than ...
by Alec
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: J Type wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 54

Re: J Type wiring

Hello Peter,

very often, due to gearlever movement, one one of the switch wires breaks where it exits the gearlever. That's the first place I'd look.

Alec
by Alec
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rear screen seal replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Rear screen seal replacement

Hello SAHTuning,

just push the screen gently from one corner. I don't use any mastic when replacing it and also find it quite easy to replace it without any assistance, being fairly flat it is not difficult to fit.

Alec
by Alec
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Just another Thrust Washer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Just another Thrust Washer

Hello Mike, I would have to disagree with your suggestion, on two points, it is the steel backing that need to be made thinner and that it is next to impossible to lap a piece such as a thrust washer and keep it parallel all over. While I do like to do as much as I can myself, I would not try and do...
by Alec
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Just another Thrust Washer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Just another Thrust Washer

Hello Bernard, take an over size washer to a machine shop and ask them to surface grind the back by the necessary amount. I don't believe that an extra rocker oil feed is detrimental to the rest of the engine providing the engine is in good order. There is excess oil capacity from the pump in a soun...
by Alec
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor Rebuild query
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Distributor Rebuild query

Hello Carboy0,

did you check the number stamped on the distributor to verify it is correct for your engine?

Alec
by Alec
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: rear 3 cylinders running rich
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: rear 3 cylinders running rich

Hello GSouthee, further to Cliffs reply, although there is a little movement in the float bodies there are different adapter pieces to allow for the different angles that S.U.s are fitted dependant on how manufacturers' install the carburettors. Burlen describe them as Float chamber adapters for HS ...
by Alec
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Metal coolant return pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Metal coolant return pipe

Hello llessur,

it should just come off from the water pump then unmount from the rear manifold stud and drop down behind the manifold. The conection at the water pump is a compression joint, so you need to hold the connector that screws into the water pump body then slacken the gland nut.

Alec
by Alec
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil in coolant - head gasket?
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Oil in coolant - head gasket?

Hello llessur,

personally if it's running well enough and as you say there are no other signs then I would run it and keep an eye on the oil and water. Although not a major job to change a head gasket it would seem a pity if you remove the head and find no problem?

Alec
by Alec
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?

Hello llessur, the thing to remember is that the mixture affects the timing required so set the mixture first. They should not need much adjustment from the factory setting, if they do there is something wrong somewhere. Dynamic timing as Tony suggested is a good way to go. If you have a timing ligh...