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by bigherb
Yesterday, 10:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake replacement - adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Rear brake replacement - adjustments

For a start you haven't centralised the shoes, the rear one is way higher than the front one. Half fit the drum and make sure the shoes have equal spacing top and bottom, then with the drum still half fitted adjust the brakes up on the adjusters making sure you still have equal spacing  until the sh...
by bigherb
13 Sep 2020, 14:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes going weird
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Brakes going weird

They have a dual circuit braking system if one circuit fails the pedal travel extends. Either caused by loss of fluid in one circuit or if no loss of fluid, then one of the seals in the master cylinder has failed. Other problems would be mechanical like the rear brake shoes adjuster bar has slackened.
by bigherb
08 Sep 2020, 04:20
Forum: Campers
Topic: Chinese diesel heater
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Chinese diesel heater

sarran1955 wrote: 07 Sep 2020, 20:38

I have to clean out the burner every year

This is after about 100 hours running.


Your fuelling is out, or it is badly installed.

Mine has no significant build up after nearly 4000hrs running. Image

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by bigherb
07 Sep 2020, 20:18
Forum: Campers
Topic: Chinese diesel heater
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Chinese diesel heater

You only need a small bodied 2kW for the UK climate, had mine for 4 seasons running on kerosene @ 60p ltr. Some parts need upgrading like using Mikalor exhaust clamps and if fitting through the floor mounting on a turret plate. Mines mounted in a cupboard with the fuel tank in the rear wardrobe. htt...
by bigherb
02 Sep 2020, 08:21
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Jump lead doubts
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Jump lead doubts

Yes you can, even a leisure will be able to start an engine, it just won't be able to turn it over for as long as a starter battery. Shouldn't effect a split charger as it won’t be switched on until the engine starts.
by bigherb
02 Sep 2020, 07:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Photo of my Aircooled engine - Thanks folk for helpful comments
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Photo of my Aircooled engine - comments valued!

sarran1955 wrote: 31 Aug 2020, 17:18 Hello,



OK, so you have a 2l CU lobbed into a 1.6CT engine bay ( air filter bracket on rhs is the give-away)



Cordialement,

:ok
Nope, early models with metal grills had the air filter bracket with either engine, just not used with the CU engine.
 
by bigherb
01 Sep 2020, 12:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?

@Funkychops. When you say cold side on the top, what are you referring to? Mine is definitely not cold at the moment, so I wanted to make sure the cool air comes in in the right way. Do you have any pictures or diagrams to help me understand how things should be? That would be super useful.  Thanks...
by bigherb
26 Aug 2020, 21:35
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Dimdip Causing a Problem? Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Dimdip Causing a Problem? Newbie

This is the circuit for the dim dip lamps.
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by bigherb
26 Aug 2020, 17:18
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Dimdip Causing a Problem? Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Dimdip Causing a Problem? Newbie

That is how the Dim Dip system worked, it wasn't so sophisticated as some that only came on when the engine is running. The head lamps should get noticeable brighter when you switch them on.
by bigherb
05 Aug 2020, 10:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Aircooled seized front caliper repair kits.
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Aircooled seized front caliper repair kits.

The pads are the same for ATE and Girling twin piston. Only the anti squeal shims, ATE have press outs that fit in the cut out in the piston to stop it rotating. Girling don't have the cut out in the piston.

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by bigherb
05 Aug 2020, 09:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 4 speed gearbox housing mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: 4 speed gearbox housing mystery

Merrsh1 wrote: 05 Aug 2020, 08:00 ry the Thanks very much, I must have spent 2 hours Googling and found nowt [emoji106]


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Try without the spaces, you will some people making 3D prints of the slider.
 
by bigherb
29 Jul 2020, 19:24
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Hub caps ???
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Hub caps ???

If you can get them I would go for stainless.
by bigherb
25 Jul 2020, 20:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air cooled heater cable
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Air cooled heater cable

There are two heater cables one for each heat exchanger worked off the same control lever.

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by bigherb
24 Jul 2020, 21:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Piston Liners/Sleeves
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: Piston Liners/Sleeves

Use a hot air paint stripper gun to heat the piston crown the gudgeon pins should then be easy to remove.