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by KeithL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grille Badges
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Grille Badges

We have an AA badge which we matched as close as we could to early 1959 when our car was first registered. We also have a Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA) badge with a Queen's crown, again to match the era. A lot of these badges come with a King's crown, and indeed we had one of those for a...
by KeithL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

That's a nice job. You must be pleased with that.
by KeithL
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Condenser problem

I would still go to Distributor Doctor even if you opt for electronic.
by KeithL
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Holes in bulkhead

I've just checked and I have bolts in those two holes, with two more in the holes above the battery.
by KeithL
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Million ?? Cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Minor Million ?? Cheap

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:46 pm
It's too expensive. It looks to have suffered severe frontal damage :o
I think it's wearing a false beard as a disguise.
by KeithL
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Million ?? Cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Minor Million ?? Cheap

It's a reasonable price but not especially cheap. We bought one a few years ago for £4.
by KeithL
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Morris 1000 Doors
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Morris 1000 Doors

I guess it depends how bad it is. Do you have any photos? I got rust in the bottom of one of the doors on our Traveller and the local body shop I use managed to repair it so well that no one would ever know there had ever been a problem. As a bonus the door actually fitted better after the repair th...
by KeithL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

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: 388

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: 197

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: 6
Views: 367

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: 222

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: 75
Views: 35462

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: 287

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: 287

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: 383

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: 23
Views: 718

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: 299

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: 386

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: 801

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...