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by simmitc
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Motor
Replies: 27
Views: 236

Re: Starting Motor

I suspect that you have pulled a wire off the ignition switch. The white wire with a red tracer provides power to operate the solenoid. With the proximity of the ignition switch to the Speedo... :wink:
by simmitc
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: internal wood screws
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: internal wood screws

Any chance of a clearer photo? What I can see is ver dark with a hiont of wood and window, and a hit of a screw to the right. Where are the screws going? Is to hold the interior capping to thw waist rail or somewhere else? If you have the existing screw then that will give you the length and gauge. ...
by simmitc
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration and Tax question
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Registration and Tax question

Just a technicality: The V5 or any variant thereof, does not record the owner, it shows the registered keeper. Ownership or title to the vehicle is a completely separate matter. In your case it won't make any difference but in some cases it can be a significant distinction. Simply complete the chang...
by simmitc
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Which one is original

Agreed, but see also the discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=29716&p=303707&hil ... mp#p303707
by simmitc
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Donington Historic Festival - May 1-3 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2419

Re: Donington Historic Festival - May 1-3 2020

The spammer is now banned, and I've broken the link. I'm leaving his post plus Berni's explanation as it's quite instructive. I will also lock this topic. If anyone wants to have the spam post removed, then feel free to contact me.
by simmitc
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear axle Locking Washer
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Rear axle Locking Washer

Hi, welcome to the forum. Could you confirm in which year your car was manufactured as the rear axles were different over time. Also, please describe which washer you mean - is it the one on the hub or the diff? I'm not aware of one on the half shaft, which is retained to the hub by a screw, visible...
by simmitc
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Server Errors?
Replies: 25
Views: 1613

Re: Server Errors?

It was frustrating, so apologies for the lack of service. The matter was raised with the Club's supplier. We are hopeful of a permanent solution soon.
by simmitc
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rib case tranny rebuilds for LH drive Morris Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Rib case tranny rebuilds for LH drive Morris Minor

It's interesting, but is this a trade advert, and would it be better placed in Minor Matters?

I'm going to lock the thread pending a reply to a PM.
by simmitc
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 28
Views: 876

Re: Ignition

I think that we're in danger of confusing the OP. There is no meter available, so let's work with what we have. The existing results suggest that the solenoid is the most likely culprit, although I agree that it could be the other components - and a few other things too, but on the balance of probab...
by simmitc
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 28
Views: 876

Re: Ignition

If I understand correctly, you have used a wire direct from the battery to the solenoid, and still get a hesitation. You have bridged the two large terminals and the motor always spins. QED the solenoid is faulty. The symptoms pointed to that, but conducting the tests seems to prove it, and it's alw...
by simmitc
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 28
Views: 876

Re: Ignition

Several simple things to try: Look at the solenoid. On the side is a terminal with a white/red wire going to it. Remove that and attach a new piece of wire. With the car in neuitral and hands etc clear of moving engine parts, touch the other end of the new wire to the unearthed battery terminal. The...
by simmitc
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Left Hand Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Left Hand Drive

If you own an original left hand drive Minor, then could you please send me the chassis number by PM (not in open forum) as I'm trying to verify some unusual formats. Many thanks.
by simmitc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Internal door latch for 1969 2 door
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Internal door latch for 1969 2 door

These springs are a common failure. They don;t stop the lock from working, but do allow it to rattle about a lot. This is one of those parts that just does not seem to be available anywhere and so would be ideal for the club to manufacture.
by simmitc
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 3665

Re: Car not starting

As it's sorted, I'm going to lock this now to avoid any additional comments.
by simmitc
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor won't budge!
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Starter Motor won't budge!

Starting handle?
by simmitc
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1319

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

If anyone is still waiting for Minor Matters Nov/Dec 2020, then could they please contact the office in Derby.
by simmitc
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 63 Ribbed Gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: 63 Ribbed Gearbox

When in neutral, the lever flops freely from side to side. Pressure is required to push sideways to allow selection of reverse, but if not moved backwards, then it will spring back to the floppy position rocking happily betwen 1-2 and 3-4.
by simmitc
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare tyre/wheel-does anyone not carry one?
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Spare tyre/wheel-does anyone not carry one?

On a modern, we were faced with a can of tyre goo instead of a spare wheel. The goo failed completely to have any impact on the flat tyre and we had to have the car recovered to a garage for a new tyre to be fitted. Not having a spare wheel seems to be a weight/cost saving thing and is, in my view, ...
by simmitc
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: petrol pump paranoia?
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: petrol pump paranoia?

The Minor has a starting handle for when the electricity (battery/solenoid/starter motor) fails. I can remember our Shell garage with fairly modern looking petrol pumps, but they had a mechanical display and a small flap on the body. When the electrical supply failed, one could move the flap and ins...
by simmitc
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reputable Specialists
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Reputable Specialists

Welcome to the forum and to the world of Minor ownership. There is an Essex branch of the MMOC, so they might be able to recommend a local firm. Otherwise I'm afraid that it's a bit of a hike to either East Sussex and ESM or Ely and Minor Services. I'll send you a PM with the Essex contact.