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by simmitc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 451

Re: No spark

We probably need a bit more information than that :-? For starters, check that plug leads are on in the correct order 1-3-4-2 and check compression on all four cylinders. By not following suggested checks you now don;t know whether the new points were any good or whether you can a small error in how...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Apply loads of grease to the threads on the swivel before fitting the trunnions. Also put grease in the trunnions, then when assembled, use a grease gun to add grease via the nipple. Once on the road, the grease should be injected every 1,500 miles. I recommend fitting the seals supplied by Declan B...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Traveller Reg No. 9525FN
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Traveller Reg No. 9525FN

Give the office a ring and ask if the club has a record of the car. GDPR means that they won't be able to tell you the owner, but they can confirm whether the car is known in the Minor world.
by simmitc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 451

Re: No spark

I did write earlier "When connecting the condenser to the LT and points, take care to have the plastic insulators positioned correctly.". The tests that I described above will confirm that all is connected correctly, and the links that myoldjalopy and I provided will give some excellent assistance. ...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Adjustable drivers seat frame/62convertible rear wing
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Adjustable drivers seat frame/62convertible rear wing

Do you mean the original style with the notched lever to move the base a little bit, the upmarket original with adjustable backrest, or one of the modern higher backed adaptions as mentioned above? Also, what area are you in as seats aren't the easiest or cheapest things to post, so someone local to...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 451

Re: No spark

If I understand correctly, you now have points installed, but no spark from any of the plugs. The disconnected white wire with black tracer is the original wire to connect the dizzy to the coil. You can use that, or the new wire that you have added. Switch off the ignition. Rotate the engine slowly ...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098 engine
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: 1098 engine

I recently had a quote from a well respected engine reconditioner for a similar spec engine at a very similar price, so it seems to be fairly common. I thought that if a firm had excess stock then it was usual to reduce prices in order to shift the product :-?
by simmitc
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor with CAT fitted
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: Minor with CAT fitted

Picking up on MIke's point " this was originally meant to be a pleasant diversion ", I couldn't agree more, and think that we do need some light relief now and then. In that line... It's amazing how all these different Moggies have attracted ginger pussies G1.jpg And here's one basking in the mornin...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 451

Re: No spark

Single wire (should be white with a black tracer along its length, but any colour will work!) runs form the terminal on the side of the dizzy to the terminal on the coil that is marked "CB" or (and here's where it gets tricky) the "-" termnal on a -ve earth car or the "+" terminal on a +ve earth car...
by simmitc
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: engine problems novice help!

Not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but in addition to everything else, the air filter and vacuum advance pipe are missing. Is there an engine number plate on the right hand side of the engine? If yes, what are the first few characters? Also check the left hand side of the block for casting nu...
by simmitc
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Most long term Minor owners know what trunnions are, yet it's very rare to find a reference to them in a dictionary (remember them?), spellchecker, or manual, so some puzzlement is understandable. In Haynes, page 147 the diagram shows 6 = upper link and 8 = lower link. Those are the trunnions. Item ...
by simmitc
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Just a thought. I once had a similar problem where taking LH bends at speed would result in a scraping sound. RH bends or running in a straight line were fine. On inspection it turned out to be an excessively worn wheel bearing. This was allowing the brake drum to touch the back-plate. Spot on, and...
by simmitc
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Sorry, I may be being a bit pedantic, but with good reason - so that when we advise on certain parts, then we know that we are all talking about the same thing. Don't worry, we all started knowing very little and had to learn as we went along. As I said, I just want to ensure that we are speaking ab...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting Traveller Wings
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Painting Traveller Wings

Paint first. Rear wings you need to paint the face where it meets the wood, and you can't do that properly when it's on the car. Front wings, you need to paint the area adjacent to the A-post, and again you can't get the paint onto that face when it's on the car. Paint the inside surfaces first so t...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Regardless of how worn or otherwise the trunnion and bush are, I do not see how they would possibly be "touching the wheel", and do not understand which bit in the photo you think is touching. I agree that you need to strip and examine all the components, replacing as needed. The procedure is covere...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 27
Views: 1615

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

It's been taken down by Ebay :D
by simmitc
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very intermittent fault
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Very intermittent fault

Choke won't do any permanent harm, either it will ease the problem or make it worse. I'll turn the question round and aks whether using the choke does make it better or worse? It could provide a clue. Immediately before the problem occurs, have you been using the brakes to stop the car? Is there a s...
by simmitc
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1964 morris minor 1000
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: 1964 morris minor 1000

What area are you? Engines and boxes can be difficult and costly to ship, so a local one rather than 350 miles away might be a good idea.
by simmitc
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Smiths heater lever

As a last resort, you could adapt a solid (not strands) choke cable and fabricate a bracket.
by simmitc
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very intermittent fault
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Very intermittent fault

When trying different ideas, change one thing at a time so that when you do fix it, you know what the problem was. Could you just confirm that there is no misfire. Also, if it is safe to do so, when the problem occurs, press the clutch to disengage the drive and see if the engine revs freely, or whe...