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by silloyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Door catches
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Door catches

I don't have an issue with my passenger door, which closes easily with a gentle push, but my driver's door was similar to yours. One way to help work out what needs adjusting in which direction is to place a piece of plasticine on the B pillar 'receiver' to try to work out where the door 'pin' is hi...
by silloyd
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina carbs/exhaust etc
Replies: 30
Views: 2692

Re: Marina carbs/exhaust etc

What is this trick? Take some copper wire - a piece from a length of 2.5mm T&E cable stripped of its insulation is ideal but use whatever you have available Form it into a circle that is slightly larger than the hole in the manifold and slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the bell end of ...
by silloyd
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina carbs/exhaust etc
Replies: 30
Views: 2692

Re: Marina carbs/exhaust etc

I have a (cut down, i.e. inlet removed) 12G3538 manifold with an ESM large bore stainless downpipe and I use a ' GEX7790 ', which at the time of writing is £12 including postage. I did have some challenges with seating the downpipe to the manifold, mostly I think due to the shape and inflexibility o...
by silloyd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric

Thanks both for the prompt replies.

I am going to use thin black sound deadening pads (not overly concerned about originality), so based on your comments I'll try some left over rubber backed felt underlay that I've got. It's about 10mm thick so worth a go.

Thanks again!
by silloyd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ESM Website
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: ESM Website

3, 2, 1 ....and it's back inthe room! Good ol' PlusNet :roll:

Thanks all.
by silloyd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric

After re-fitting my bonnet (after re-spray) I get some quite nasty vibrations / resonance at certain speeds. I'm going to add some anti-vibration pads to the underside but one of the things that seems to be missing is the 'Anti Drum' fabric on the top of the rear brace. If you look at No. 5 in the p...
by silloyd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ESM Website
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: ESM Website

Even after clearing my browser cache and trying another browser, I'm still getting 'This Domain Name Has Expired' bizzare! :-?
by silloyd
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ESM Website
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

ESM Website

Tried to view http://www.morrisminorspares.com/ this evening but just getting a page stating 'This Domain Name Has Expired'!!

Anyone know what's going on?
by silloyd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2176
Views: 352384

Re: Spotted today.

At the Australia National Motor Museum on 3 July:
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by silloyd
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help this Electricle part number of S.U
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Help this Electricle part number of S.U

When a I rebuilt a pump a long while back I used a P6KE18A Fairchild Semiconductor Diode (Transient Voltage Suppressors Axial Unidirectional 600W) across the points.

Check out:
by silloyd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood for traveller - who kit is best ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4239

Re: Wood for traveller - who kit is best ?

Dinefwr Joinery is the place I think you're referring to. It featured on Wheeler Dealers some time back.

Indeed their website states "You can only buy our Morris Minor and Mini woodwork from Bull Motif Spares"
by silloyd
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden wheels, wooden engine, would'n go
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Wooden wheels, wooden engine, would'n go

Coursey of the BBC: Car parts of the future could be made out of a surprising material. Wood.

No! :o Really!?!? What, you mean .... like .... a Morris Traveller? :lol:



OK, it's on about wood pulp-based materials really. Next debate: varnish, Danish oil, .....?
by silloyd
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hif 38 carb question
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Hif 38 carb question

The diagram here shows where the idle screw is and what the various connectors are (the rest of that thread is also worth a read).

Also, this thread includes a link to a useful document and my post from that document covering where to start with the needle height.
by silloyd
Fri May 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 6v car
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: 6v car

I doubt you'd find 12v to 6v DC converters that would handle the starting current but you could consider using motorcycle batteries - try one from a large capacity motorcycle. If needs be wire two or more in parallel to get the extra start current (the Cold Cranking Performance (CCA) figure for the ...
by silloyd
Fri May 12, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front Bumper Spring Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Front Bumper Spring Bar

Thanks firedrake, I'll see if I can find one locally.
by silloyd
Thu May 11, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front Bumper Spring Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Front Bumper Spring Bar

Need a little help please. I've removed the front bumber (in the process of an engine and gearbox swap) and found that it has no spring bar (Item 1 in the diagram below) - it was just mounted with the spring - over rider supports (item 14). Is this normal for a 1971 Traveller and if not then is it a...
by silloyd
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reversing light on a 1098
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Reversing light on a 1098

Thanks! Mine is a Spidget box, so that should work :)
by silloyd
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reversing light on a 1098
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Reversing light on a 1098

814XUW wrote:...get the right one, as there are two that look very similar but the threads are different.
Can you confirm the correect part number please? Is it GAE191A?

Thanks.
by silloyd
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MG Metro cam and 12G295 head related query
Replies: 36
Views: 3976

Re: MG Metro cam and 12G295 head related query

You may find this useful as well.
by silloyd
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Desperate request for help. Bodywork experience required
Replies: 18
Views: 3523

Re: Desperate request for help. Bodywork experience required

alexandermclaren wrote:Hi Matt
I know you were looking for these axle brake pipe straps and couldn't find any
After a long trawl through many sites here they are in the UK[frame]Image[/frame]
Would you please post a link or PM me the details?