Search found 3368 matches

by simmitc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Interior mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Interior mirror

Another example of new parts being sold that are not what they claim, and a comaplint to the supplier should be made. Assuming that you can't get the correct mirror, use a centre punch through the spare hole so that you make a small dent in the screen frame.. Now use a 1/8 drill to create the hole. ...
by simmitc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 48
Views: 681

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko, returning to your original question (interesting though the above discussion is) as in your other thread we seem to have found that the lights in the speedo are not necessarily correct, is the red light really the ignition light? Although other tests do indicate a dynamo issue, just doubkle c...
by simmitc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: What's this switch?

If you've got a heater that really warms the car then I'd try sell the recipe :o As the fan is working, the lack of demist is probably going to be either a blocked vent or more likely a disconnected hose. There should be a wire reinforced hose, about 1.5 inch diameter, running from either side of th...
by simmitc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: What's this switch?

Another thought: if you can see the switch for the heater blower but cannot hear the blower running with the switch in either of its two positions, then you have a separate issue. The fan works only when the ignition is on.
by simmitc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: What's this switch?

You mention two orange lights. That suggests that the bulbs to illuminate the speedo may have been placed in the holes for the warning lights. The speedo illumination lamps should not be directly visible, they spread light around the edge of the dial. With the speedo removed, you will see that there...
by simmitc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: General advice

Welcome, Lorna, I hope that you have many years of happy Minor ownership and really enjoy the car. If fitting a music system, first check whether the car is positive earth as originally made or has been converted to negative earth - most modern music boxes will work only with -ve earth and it would ...
by simmitc
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

The only thing I'd do differently is to use a light cream coloured carpet so that it looks brighter. The dark colour does tend to suck the light in. I prefer to be able to see what's in the glovebox when I'm looking for something. Other than that, a nice job.
by simmitc
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: tyres

What age are the tyres? Check the date on the sidewall, not just when you fitted them. Three years / 2,500 miles is not acceptable, so take them back to the supplier. realisitcally, you'll probably have a battle, but worth a try. regretfully I have found even Bridgestone's having similar problems. H...
by simmitc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

I've had a few poor springs from a coup[le of different suppliers. I approached a couple of genuine british manufacturers and, like you, found that the cost really was, regretably, prohibitive. Four years ago I fitted a pair of these: http://www.gsjones.co.uk/traveller-parts/494-7leaf-roadspring-tra...
by simmitc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Traveller window woes

That looks about right. The drainage channels are only about 1/4 inch across and the window channels do sit on top.
Wish I had another Traveller nearby to compare it with!
Wherabouts are you, there's bound to be one not too far away.
by simmitc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

What sort of bearings do yo have? Standard Minor ball bearingss are not backed off, but if you have discs with taper roller bearings then it is essential that they do have some play.
by simmitc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Traveller window woes

The window catch is definitely home made and not original! There should be a black piece of metal attached to the capping that screws to the inside of the waist rail. The seat support bracket and rear door stay then screw to the capping piece. The capping finishes roughly level with the top of the i...
by simmitc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pair of stainless quarterlights
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Pair of stainless quarterlights

If the above offers don;t work out then someone is advertising complete frames: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=69972&p=636460#p636460
by simmitc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Stainless Front Door frames. 4 door, Van, Pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Stainless Front Door frames. 4 door, Van, Pickup

There was someone advertising as wanting stainless quarterlights. Perhaps you could get together?
by simmitc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone know what these two switches are for?
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Anyone know what these two switches are for?

Yes - unless you make up bracket to hold a micro-switch in place that can be activated by pressure form the gear lever (or us a proximity switch to do the same) or fit a gearbox remote control linkage form a donoir car such as an MG that had the reverse light switch built into it. There are some pos...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Traveller window woes

If I'm reading correctly, that's exactly what he tried. If you do sand down the rail, then make sure that the routed channels in the wood along the length of the rail are still there as they conduct the water to the (new) drainage holes. without the channels, the water is liable to overflow into the...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearstick sloppy
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Gearstick sloppy

I've always found a small screwdriver stuck into the hole in the centre of the nylon cup and then twisted will extract the cup. The spring might come with it, or it might remain in place. If the former, then be careful not to drop it, if the latter then long nose pliers or a hook will extract it. Th...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Hello!

Hi Kitty and welcome. Colour is very personal. I'm 100% with you about Rose Taupe, something that I once described as "sludge", and I'm sure that people can think of a saying about polishing something similar and it's still just polished sludge. No offense to anyone who likes the colour, because I'm...
by simmitc
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New exhaust very noisy
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: New exhaust very noisy

Hi and welcome. As above, nice car - can't quite see if she is LHD export or RHD shipped over from UK? Was the old exhaust mild steel and the new one stainless? Quite often stainless is slightly louder. Is the new one a single silencer box or the newer two box one? Can you pinpoint where the additio...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Seat straps

The diaphragm is thought to be able to bear a heavier weight. It causes less cutting into the seat foam than the straps, so the seat might last longer. The diaphragm does not perish as quickly as the webbing straps. Now you say it's cheaper. What's not to like? You may need to modify the hooks or dr...