Sunday, June 29, 2003

and now the next problem.... On driving to pick up Megan from nursery in the rain - with the radio on, and the lights, and the wipers , and the heater - I was confronted by a smoking dashboard! I quickly managed to pull over and get a mate to give me a lift to pick up Meg - I now have a morris minor sulking in the garage - waiting for some attention!

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

... and the vice didn't help much at all. Four new cylinders later and we're moving - well stopping.

The next problem is that of the brake pedal hitting the floor. Easily solved as the actuator pin (attached to the pedal) was too short.

Like some women of a certain age, we have a hot and cold problem. I've set up the timing properly so the overheating should be cured.. but no. Off came the thermostat housing and inside was a very battered thermostat (did I stand on it before fitting it?) More cash for the Bull Motif bank account!

Oh and this showed up another problem, the brakes binding on (apparently can cause over heating!) atuator pin too long. As the manual says "Don't adjust the actuator pin length". Must pay more attention