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Austin-Morris J4 van challenge
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrisf wrote:
/Looks like I've found a new way to upload the photos... TinyPic - dead easy (if it works)...
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Hi Chris. I am also a frustrated Photobucket user and found this line on their web page interesting

TinyPicŪ owned and operated by Photobucket.com, a free Image and Video Hosting company

Does Tinypic allow you to downsize the images so we don't have to scroll the page across to see everything ?

Regards
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chrisf



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter, I thought the pics were coming out a little on the large side, but not seen anything on 'tiny' pic to downsize... I'll have another look at some point but keeping busy enough with other things rather than looking for web photo hosting sites... I'll let you know if I come up with anything though as I think the pics are important to go with the story.
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris. You are correct, photos are almost essential. I had a look at the site and couldn't find a resize option. What I did find though was a reference to photos being deleted after 90 days. That is not good for topics that often run into years.
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chrisf



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted new clutch slave cylinder, put a kit on the master cylinder and all bled up nicely, great pedal... however, clutch does not actually operate. Suspect the friction plate has stuck to the flywheel with rust - I'll try a few tricks to get it unstuck today and hopefully I won't have to drop the gearbox!! ... and then while running the engine the water pump started gushing water out so a new water pump is on the list as well.
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chrisf



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update... clutch still stuck fast, think I need to fix brakes first to 'shock' it free... rear brakes done and ready for bleeding, stripped the fronts down today, will have a look at what's needed tomorrow hopefully.
Bought a new water pump ready to fit, but today the exhaust fell into 2 pieces... two steps forward and one step back !!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear you are still battling on with it even in these freezing conditions! Takes me back!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another quick status... still can't use photobucket and struggling for an alternative... shame I can't post from my PC directly - however...
Brake cylinders all needed replacement (x6), as did the adjusters on the front brakes... plus a few pipes very rusty too, jobs all now complete.... well, nearly - still a bit of air in the system, needs bleeding out again, but brakes working OK now.
Put the back up on axle stands, gave the engine a good revving, banged the brakes a few times and eventually 'POP' clutch came free. Didn't want to go too mad as coolant is very low... next job water pump.
Have to confess, I did have a little shunt backwards and forwards in the garden - first time it's been driven in 23 years Very Happy momentous milestone!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

Good to hear of yet more progress. Shame about the photos. The first four
photos posted by you were the correct size, after that they got much larger, did you change the settings on your camera?

If you are stuck, I would be happy for you to email pics to me so I can post them on photobucket if you like?

Let me know, then i could pm you my email address.

Cheers Steve
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chrisf



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Steve, that's a kind offer... if you pm me your email that might do until I can sort something out more permanently Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so have I cracked the photo problem... there should be an image of my brake assembly below if I have Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK well still looks pretty big, we shall see.
Brake cylinders and pipes all done, working on the water pump today... ordered a new one but it was wrong so replacement arrived and is hopefully weather permitting this afternoons challenge
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wrong pump

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you sorted the photo hosting out! Smile

Have you found out what the new pump is actually for?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystery wire... I noticed an extra wire resting behind the fuse box... it doesn't seem to be live but anyone know what it is for?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pump still fits J4 but different version / age... not sure exactly, as well as a few other models I'm sure...
Bolt holes are the same but 4 holes for the pulley / fan instead of 3 and slightly smaller hose connection and impeller.
Decided to keep it on the 'spares shelf' rather than return, so if anyone thinks they need it let me know
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