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by KeithL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Where to purchase cars?

You also need to decide if you want a project car that is driveable but will need work doing over time or whether you want a car that is sorted and reliable that you can just drive without worrying. The latter obviously comes with a higher price tag.
by KeithL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Where to purchase cars?

Have a look on the Cars For Sale section of this Forum. There is also good advice to be found there about buying. Also ask around at your local MMOC branch to see if anyone knows of anything for sale. Again, people may have advice and be prepared to look at potential purchases with you. Also the cla...
by KeithL
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painter req for my moggy
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Painter req for my moggy

I'm based in Bromsgrove and I use S H Auto (www.shauto.co.uk) for all my rust repairs and paintwork. I've never had a complete car done but they repaired and painted the rusty passenger door on our Traveller and even the mechanic I use (who's as fussy as me) said it was one of the best paint jobs he...
by KeithL
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Cap Seal
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Petrol Cap Seal

When I fill our Traveller I usually stop at the first click if not before. As well as stopping the seepage going uphill it avoids petrol sitting in the filler pipe which, unless it has been replaced recently, is almost certainly not ethanol resistant and will, over time, start to degrade.
by KeithL
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Spark Plug Gap

I am just about to by a Pertronix Flamethrower coil and was advised to set the gap to 40 thou.
by KeithL
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 66
Views: 34515

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Looking good - I love it :D :D
by KeithL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: HT lead routing and spark plug connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: HT lead routing and spark plug connectors

Shropshiremoggie wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Hope this has posted OK and is helpful !
Perfect - thank you.
by KeithL
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: HT lead routing and spark plug connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 227

HT lead routing and spark plug connectors

I am trying to establish: a) if the 1098cc engine in the Minor 1000 originally had straight or 90 degree spark plug connectors, b) what are the correct lengths for the spark plug leads, and c) what is the correct routing for the spark plug leads. Does anyone know? I've looked at a number of photos a...
by KeithL
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

paul 300358 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:15 pm
I've never had a spring, am I missing out? The bonnet seems to release okay without the spring :o
The spring isn't to aid bonnet opening but to stop the long connecting rod from vibrating.
by KeithL
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

Our Traveller has both working. Unfortunately it was all sorted before we got the car. I know from the previous owner that two relays from a Ford Mondeo were involved. I'm sure someone more technical will be along soon to fill in the details.
by KeithL
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Loose quarterlight lever
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

This happened to me a few years ago because the pin was slowly working loose and eventually the catch fell off. Fortunately it fell inside the car and I was able to retrieve the parts - there was a washer as well as the catch and the pin. The pin the catch turns on goes through a hole in the frame o...
by KeithL
Thu May 30, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: faded indicator lens
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: faded indicator lens

Just cure the source of the problem and buy new lenses!! For goodness sakes they're not expensive in the scheme of things and by the time you've spent ages fiddling about you'll never get them to look right anyway! You have to be prepared to spend a tiny bit of money occasionally to keep these old ...
by KeithL
Fri May 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 666

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

You haven't said why you have no garage where you live. Sometimes, if you have a suitable offroad space, that doesn't lend itself to a conventional garage, there are alternatives, such as https://www.gazebox.net/ . This website doesn't give prices that I can see but I suspect that even at £960 a ye...
by KeithL
Wed May 22, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 666

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

We have a 2001 MX5 convertible which we keep outside. We know that these are prone to rusting and leaking and so we just take suitable measure to mitigate the risk. The underneath is fully Dinitrolled (other rust prevention products are available) and checked every year, all sill, cavities etc. are ...
by KeithL
Wed May 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 666

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

Is your Minor a saloon, Traveller or convertible?
by KeithL
Sat May 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 3983

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Your request was quite direct and did come out of the blue. Your profile says you are not an MMOC member, and you give a non-MMOC e-mail address so I can see why someone might be reluctant to send that information if they don't know you. Perhaps if you had explained who you were and why you wanted t...
by KeithL
Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: Stopped getting notifications

Yes - thank you. Getting notifications to both old and new e-mail addresses.
by KeithL
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

Stephen Baimbridge or "Mostly Minors" in Welling Green is a minor specialist, not too far from Worcester. PM me if you'd like his number. It's Steve Baimbridge (in Twyning, near Tewkesbury) that I currently use and he's brilliant. We picked up our Traveller from him yesterday after some work and it...
by KeithL
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: Stopped getting notifications

I have now changed my e-mail address to one from a different ISP and I am still not getting the notifications so either I am dead unlucky with my choice of e-mail providers or there is something else going on. Could someone please check again to see why they aren't coming through. Thanks.
by KeithL
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

Thanks MorrisMinion. I was wondering how I was going to get around the problem of my hose being too short. Now I have the answer.