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A similar thing happened to me about ten years ago. It was winter and I was just a few miles from home when I was held up in a queue of traffic. A huge plume of steam bellowed out from under the bonnet. " Oh dear " I thought. " Looks like I will have to do some work tomorrow ." I got home and checke...
- Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:20 pm
- Forum: Other
- Topic: Master Brake Cylinder Fixing Bolt Size
- Replies: 2
- Views: 194
Hi. Buy your bolts and grind down the heads to give clearance to the torsion bar and fit them the right way around. It is easy to bend the bars for future removal. I just use a crowbar resting on a piece of wood to spread the load and force the bar down to give me clearance. To make it easier I have...
- Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:47 pm
- Forum: Other
- Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
- Replies: 21
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Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
I vagally remember reading a long time ago that when collapsible steering columns became mandatory in the early 1979s the Morris Minor was exempt due to the contract BLMC had with the GPO. I also read that the Minor steering columns were sought after in India because the tube has the same diameter a...
I bought my Traveller for £360 in 1979. It failed its first MOT on the chassis legs. I had them welded for around £30. Every year the patches got bigger. In 1983 I took the car to Bath to have both legs replaced by Charley Ware. It cost around £300, but they have net rusted since. I do soak them wit...
- Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:26 pm
- Forum: Restoration Projects
- Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
- Replies: 13
- Views: 860
Once you start it will become easier. My son in law has a Mini in similar condition and was scared stiff until I talked him through the restoration prosses. I showed him how to do welding and now the front half of the floor is done. Starting is the hardest part of the process. Just take your time an...
- Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:01 pm
- Forum: Electrical
- Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
- Replies: 7
- Views: 554
Not heard that before unless you mean charging off car. Some new batteries are sealed and cannot vent gasses in the same way as the older ones did. ie. gel batteries. High voltage chargers produce a lot of gas and old batteries had breather caps that could be removed to let excess gas escape. I use ...
It is all down to cost. Silicone brake fluid costs about four times the price of ordinary fluid. Times that by how many cars are produced ant it will add a huge cost to the manufacturer. Plus. the benefit won't be felt until the car is over four years old and probably passed to the second hand market.
I have used silicone brake fluid for twenty years or more without a problem. I have never changed it in all that time. Some had spilt or leaked into the cassis leg a long time ago. It dribbled out of the drain holes but the metal is unharmed. If it is good enough for Rolls Royce and Harley Davidson ...