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by simmitc
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Purolator - how tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Purolator - how tight?

It might be worth replacing the O-ring with a fibre washer...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Brakes

Was the braking system in good order before fitting the servo? You are correct that the servo should simply reduce the effort needed to press the pedal, it should not make the brakes grab. The state of the drums, shoes and cylinders can all affect the feel of the brakes. It might be that the servo h...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Purolator - how tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Purolator - how tight?

By "collar", do you mean around the bolt at the bottom or round the top lip of the cannister? The sealing ring on the underside of the head usually stays in place if pushed firmly into the groove in the head - a blunt rod helps; but a couple of dabs of grease can help hold the seal in plac...
by simmitc
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Brakes

The clue is that when you brake, you lock the wheels; but when your good lady brakes, she uses less pressure on the pedal and relies on the servo assistance. It is possible to lock the wheels on a minor without a servo if the road surface is suitable and you press hard enough on the pedal. As above,...
by simmitc
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch advice
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Clutch advice

Clutches can fail in different ways, but if I'm reading correctly, you're getting lots of clutch slip, so the engine is revving but the car is not moving in proportion, if at all? Does this apply equally in all gears? If you look under the car, is the propshaft turning and does it increase in speed ...
by simmitc
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Replacement Demister hose (late heater)
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Replacement Demister hose (late heater)

The pipes used at the end of production were all plastic, no wire. Try https://www.hellermanntyton.co.uk/competences/corrugated-tubing. Scroll down until you find the light weight thin wall tubing. No promises, but it might just do the job for you. Also the hoses for a Mini may fit: https://www.mini...
by simmitc
Wed Feb 07, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pm issues
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Pm issues

This is because of the inactivity timeout for security. Although you are typing in the browser, you are not transmitting data to the board until you click the <submit> button. Two solutions: a) If on a private/personal device in a secure setting, that is NOT a public or multi-user device; then when ...
by simmitc
Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pm issues
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Pm issues

Chris, PMs generally working. Can you try clearing your browser cache. If that doesn;t work, then PM/email details of the senders to me and I'll see if I can find anything odd.
by simmitc
Wed Jan 31, 2024 12:49 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where is JFK 645
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Where is JFK 645

Call the MMOC office in Derby and ask if they have a record of the car. If yes, then they can pass your details to the owner.
by simmitc
Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can’t get my daughters car to start
Replies: 163
Views: 6698034

Re: Can’t get my daughters car to start

I think that we have exhausted the original question, and possibly a few others as well, so it really is time to close this topic; and I will lock it. Any objections, feel free to PM me. Let's hope that we hear more of Elaine, Chloe and the car, and that all reports are good.
by simmitc
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Number plate light
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Number plate light

If you did connect the wires the wrong way round at first then the fuse (if fitted) would have blown, meaning that the second attempt still won't work. Look below the voltage regulator for an inline fuse holder with red wires. Check and if necessary replace the fuse. NB 5 amp, not the 35 amp from th...
by simmitc
Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VIN numbers - Series II
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: VIN numbers - Series II

Are you relying on the plate on the bulkhead for the VIN, or have you found the number stamped into the shell? It could be that someone has swapped the plate from one car to another. No idea why, but these things do happen; in which case, your description could be correct and so could BMIHT. Hopeful...
by simmitc
Sun Jan 21, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2speed switch
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: 2speed switch

What year is the car - later carts had "flick" or toggle switches, and the switch for the 2-speed kit matches those. If you have the earlier pull on switches then that will be more difficult. You would have to get the kit and use a meter to work out which terminals were connected for which...
by simmitc
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: we have a problem
Replies: 39
Views: 1816

Re: we have a problem

Of course they went to the moon - how else could they have filmed The Clangers?
by simmitc
Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2speed switch
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: 2speed switch

You need a 2-speed wiper motor. Unlike typical heater motors that can be switched in series with an external resistor to vary the speed, wiper motors have two sets of internal windings. There are 2-speed wiper kits available that come with the motor, switch and matching wiring harness.
by simmitc
Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can’t get my daughters car to start
Replies: 163
Views: 6698034

Re: Can’t get my daughters car to start

Yes, the choke does operate the fast idle cam to slightly open the butterfly, but the description:
when the knob is pulled out fully the butterfly closes properly so the mechanic says we’ll actually get full choke
does not reflect what happens. The mystery deepens.
by simmitc
Sun Jan 14, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can’t get my daughters car to start
Replies: 163
Views: 6698034

Re: Can’t get my daughters car to start

That's a very good point. Elaine, can you please post a photo of your engine bay. It is possible that the cart has a none standard carb.
by simmitc
Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rust-Oleum Mathys Noxyde
Replies: 12
Views: 30602

Re: Rust-Oleum Mathys Noxyde

I have not used it, nor heard anything about it. It sounds too good to be true - I'm intrigued to learn that it's 200% elastic!
by simmitc
Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Traveller Rear Wings
Replies: 11
Views: 5475

Re: Traveller Rear Wings

Wings for a Traveller and a saloon are not interchangeable. Also, saloon wings varied between early and late cars, so Lane9 needs to check the year of his/her car when purchasing replcement parts.
by simmitc
Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dual circuit brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 50307

Re: dual circuit brakes

I understand the desire for dual circuit - I once had a single circuit Mini where one of the link/transfer pipes on the front wheel failed resulting in first a loss of pressure and then loss of fluid. I drove home carefully using the handbrake, but it would have been better with the other circuit st...