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by Mike Stevens
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Stag propshaft
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Stag propshaft

Shorter. They also use a bigger UJ and hence drive flange.

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Purging the U.J.s...
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Purging the U.J.s...

I'd leave it and see how it is when the car is back on the road. After all, it's a relatively easy fix! There are 2 failure modes in a UJ (that I know of). It goes loose It goes tight! The former is relatively easy to detect but you can't check for the latter without removing the prop. In my experie...
by Mike Stevens
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?

As all 4 cylinders gave much the same reading, I think that is probably more important than an absolute value. Like johnnydog, I've done compression readings both hot and cold - I don't see what it should make much difference - assuming that rings and valves are sealing OK. In a way, it's a shame th...
by Mike Stevens
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition

In my experience, old fuel hasn't given me any problems. For example, my PI is awaiting restoration (when I can get the '49 Land Rover finished!) so its fuel is at least 3 years old, maybe even more. When I need to move it, it always starts and runs very sweetly. Of course being 3-4 years old, it pr...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: MK1 ignition light on
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: MK1 ignition light on

johnnydog wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:39 pm
Yes, my mistake - it is an ammeter on a Mk1, not a voltmeter , you are correct Mike!
I am sometimes. Even the 'boss' says so - very occasionally!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: MK1 ignition light on
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: MK1 ignition light on

I'm not sure there is a voltmeter on a Mk1? Isn't it an ammeter? Does the ammeter read charge when the engine is revved a bit? The most likely problem is the dynamo brushes. I think there is a minumum length stated in the workshop manual. They are easy to replace but it's probably easier if the dyna...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

You raise a very interesting point which I don't know the answer to. My thoughts were that if the gearbox had been drained and then re-filled but the engine not run at all after that, then I suspect the oil level would higher than if it had been run - even if sometime before. I've only ever had 1 au...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Overdrive stopped working

I see we don,t live too far apart so it would be a great pleasure to me to meet sometime especially as you have such experience with these cars ? I would appreciate your assessment of the car. I'm sure we can arrange something. I'm in Normandy at present (and have been here since July!) but we're b...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

Johhnydog has mentioned an important fact that the oil level can be too high if the car has not run for a while. As it appears that the engine has not run for some time, it may be that it hasn't run since the gearbox oil was changed. In that case the 'proper' level could not have been determined so ...
by Mike Stevens
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Still after a few MK1 parts....
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Still after a few MK1 parts....

Mk1 and Mk2 are completely different and not interchangeable. The Mk1 is bigger and completely flat, whereas the Mk2, besides being smaller, is slightly curved in its profile. Upto chassis no MB 60,000 they were colour coded to match the interior trim of the car, but later models were all black irr...