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Drilling holes in car bodywork

Drilling one or more holes in the car body is necessary for fitting extras such as an aerial, win...

Adjusting catches and hinges

Doors or bonnet and boot lids that do not close properly may have moved out of alignment and nee...

Renewing drum-brake shoes

Check drum brakes at least every six months, 6,000 miles or 10,000 km, or as recommended in the ...

Testing a dynamo and checking output

The dynamo is a robust and simple type of generator which was fitted to many earlier cars. Most ...

How to overhaul a Stromberg carburettor

The Stromberg carburettor does not have a regular service schedule, but should be cleaned about ...

Adjusting a Stromberg carburettor

The Stromberg CD carburettor, like the SU (See Adjusting an SU carburettor), is a constant-depre...

Fitting new high-tension leads

The high-tension leads from the coil to the distributor and from there to the plugs may start to...

Servicing a mechanical fuel pump

Remove the top of the pump first. It is held on by a central bolt or screw, except on...

Removing a carburettor for cleaning

Over a period of time, dirt inevitably gets through the fuel filter of a carburettor, and chemic...

How to replace an exhaust

A damaged or worn exhaust system allows waste gases from the engine to escape before they have p...

Adjusting an SU carburettor

Unlike other types of carburettor, which have fixed jets, the SU has only one jet, so the mixtur...