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by King Kenny
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

It was a long time ago but They are Ford based.
'OWN112FD Complete disc kit, using the more powerful Ford Sierra or Escort Mk 3&4 callipers. A larger swept area of pad gives greater stopping power'.
by King Kenny
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

I fitted Owen Burton, Ford based disks to my Traveller some time in the late eighties, can't remember exactly when. The car has been used for commuting and touring ever since. I have had no problems at all. I use silicon brake fluid and the pads have never been changed.
by King Kenny
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1053

Re: How Far have you driven?

We once took a touring holiday from our home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire through London and on to Dover. From Calais we drove through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and on to Bitburg in Germany. Our return trip was through The Nederland's and on to Dunkerque, then Dover back to Trowbridge all in five day...
by King Kenny
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare bolt identification
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Spare bolt identification

Possibly gearbox to engine?
by King Kenny
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

The last time I did an engine rebuild for my Traveller I fitted CORD piston rings rather than have a rebore. That was over twenty years ago and she still runs well.
by King Kenny
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a new copper fuel line
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Fitting a new copper fuel line

When I accidental drilled through the fuel pipe on the wife's car I bought a new copper-alloy fuel line with all the difficult bends built in, saved a lot of hassle. I have not seen this for Morris Minors - where did you get it from? lordy! It was thirty years ago. We were living near Bath so I wou...
by King Kenny
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a new copper fuel line
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Fitting a new copper fuel line

When I accidental drilled through the fuel pipe on the wife's car I bought a new copper-alloy fuel line with all the difficult bends built in, saved a lot of hassle.
by King Kenny
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper mount
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Wiper mount

That looks bad.
There should be a set of metal and rubber washers screwed through the panel welded to the wing. It is a very fiddly thing to do which is probably why the previous owner bodged the job.
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by King Kenny
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Adding drain holes to Traveller waist rails
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Adding drain holes to Traveller waist rails

Probably not a popular fix but....I had a pair of one piece windows made by my local Pilkington shop. After seeing two lots of wood go rotten because of water in the waist rail and never being able to open the sliding window I decided to remove the problem altogether. Not a sign of rot or water inge...
by King Kenny
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermittent wiper control
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Intermittent wiper control

I have a variable period intermittent wiper box fitted to my Traveller. I can't remember where or when I bought it but it was over 30 years ago.
by King Kenny
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Have you got disk brakes? Twice I have had a similar horrible metallic (expensive) sound and it turned out to be a small piece of gravel stick between the disk and the brake pad.
by King Kenny
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proto Traveller?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Proto Traveller?

Something similar photographed in 1986.
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by King Kenny
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: brake lines - material?

And I thought the French system of registering a UK vehicle was difficult. I contacted FFVE (French Federation for Historic Vehicules) and they cave me a Certificate of Conformity so that my 1969 Traveller could be registered here. My Minor has disc brakes and Kunifer brake pipes. Is there German eq...
by King Kenny
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor problem
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Wiper motor problem

It seems to me that if the motor was working but not parking the it is just a matter of resetting the motor. With everything back together as before just loosen the 5 or 6 screw/bolts on the cover plate and turn the round housing (the one with the red wire) until the wipers stop in the correct posit...
by King Kenny
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Tubes and tyres

I used tubes only once in the 40 years of driving my Traveller but put tubeless on once they needed replacing. Did not notice a difference except to my wallet.
by King Kenny
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Molly the Convertible Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Molly the Convertible Restoration

Looks a good starting point. I hope it is as good underneath. I look forward to seeing your progress.
by King Kenny
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Molly the Convertible Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Molly the Convertible Restoration

Hi. That's a big question. When I rebuilt a convertible (from a two door saloon) I removed the big panels first. Wings doors bonnet and front grill panels. They were treated independently from the shell. That will allow you to strip the interior when your hands are clean, and the engine/gearbox when...
by King Kenny
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)

Hi claire, loved the program and the end result. I took this photo at the National Rally at Western Park in 1986. Hope you find it of interest. On a side, I went to the rally in my Traveller that I still own and drive. Good luck with yours. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/download/file.php?mode...
by King Kenny
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a morris engine
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: making a morris engine

The film reminded me of the time I worked in an engineering factory in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. We made valves for the petro/oil industry. The factory was built during the war to make Spitfires and we still used many of the machines until it closed in 1996. I got one of the lads to skim my cylinder he...
by King Kenny
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 1356

Re: Florrie

You are a brave man and I admire you. Well done.