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by King Kenny
26 Oct 2020, 19:36
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Greasy appearance on interior of glass
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Greasy appearance on interior of glass

Thanks I wonder if previously the dash/dashes had been sprayed with cleaner which has somehow contaminated the inside of the windscreen.  I don't use that stuff but previous owners may have. That is my theory. We bought the car second hand. I recon the dealers may have been over zealous with the da...
by King Kenny
25 Oct 2020, 18:26
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Greasy appearance on interior of glass
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Greasy appearance on interior of glass

My wife's Hyundai Kona suffered badly with just the thing you describe. I tried wet wipes, vinegar, meths and even shaving foam. Nothing shifted it. In the end, and out of desperation, I used clean dry wipes and rubbed the screen in small areas really hard. Bit by bit I successfully removed the film...
by King Kenny
26 Sep 2020, 12:06
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Temperamental Starter Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Temperamental Starter Motor

Try cleaning the battery connections. If they are slightly corroded they won't let enough current through to turn the starter.
by King Kenny
17 Aug 2020, 20:06
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What a difference a gearbox oil change makes
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: What a difference a gearbox oil change makes

Thanks for that. I have never checked my gearbox oil in the ten years I have owned the van so I guess it is well overdue. I will put it on the Urgent to Do list.
:ok What oil did you use?
 
by King Kenny
20 Jul 2020, 17:57
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Hi all which is a better under body seal before i refit my gearbox stone chip, body Shultz, or wax oil???
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Hi all which is a better under body seal before i refit my gearbox stone chip, body Shultz, or wax oil???

I spray/paint Waxoil under my van. I do not like underseal as it tends to dry out and rust underneath. But that is just my preference. I have done the same to my Morris Traveller that I have owned for forty years.
by King Kenny
15 Jul 2020, 15:00
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Battery or Alternator trouble?
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Battery or Alternator trouble?

Difficult to say for sure, but I would suspect the battery. You could take the battery to a garage who can do a drop test on it and give you a good idea of its condition.
by King Kenny
05 Jul 2020, 17:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stripped Pressure Switch Port
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Stripped Pressure Switch Port

It is difficult to say. My opinion is 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Keep an eye on it, but if it gives you concerns then investigate further.
by King Kenny
11 Jun 2020, 17:46
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant flange leak
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Coolant flange leak

Mocki wrote:I "customised " a spanner to do that job , but even so it’s arSe
Thanks.


I was thinking of a very short box spanner, but there is very little space to turn it.
by King Kenny
11 Jun 2020, 13:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant flange leak
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Coolant flange leak

Coolantweb.jpg I have had a leaking joint for some time now and I want to stop it. However, I can't get the nuts off the flange. The oil filler tube is in the way, but I can't get both nuts off that flange. The bottom one is easy, but the oil pipe is in the way of the second nut and I can't get a s...
by King Kenny
09 May 2020, 17:11
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Brazing or soldering or weld
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Brazing or soldering or weld

I would not use any solder or brazing. A MIG welder from Clarke or SIP are the ones to go for. Stay away from gas less. On very thin metal use a multiple spot weld technique and take your time. Practice on some scrap metal. These are very brief pointers as there are plenty of tips available on the i...
by King Kenny
11 Apr 2020, 19:34
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: LED DRLs
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

LED DRLs

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Decided I would fit a pair of daytime running lamps to the underside of the front bumper. I have wired them into an ignition controlled power supply with a separate switch.
by King Kenny
22 Mar 2020, 18:59
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Enamel paints (hopefully in right place!)
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Enamel paints (hopefully in right place!)

Yes, no problems. I painted the red M on my Morris Minor hubcaps and badges years ago and they are still fine.
by King Kenny
01 Mar 2020, 20:24
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Installing a stereo and usb power socket in dash
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Installing a stereo and usb power socket in dash

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I used a piggy-back fuse to provide power to a USB plug fitted here.
by King Kenny
02 Feb 2020, 13:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Anybody else oil here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Re: Anybody else oil here?

Can't say I have in eight years of ownership. Nor in my Morris Minor in forty years of daily use. More worried about getting oil on the rotor arm than premature wear.
by King Kenny
25 Jan 2020, 15:21
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Removing a washer jet
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Removing a washer jet

I replaced mine with a triple-jet. So much better.