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by simmitc
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller leaf springs best place to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Traveller leaf springs best place to buy

I have nothing against ESM and use them regularly, but be aware that price is not everything. Sometimes more expensive is better quality and therefore better value. I stress that I am not casting any doubt on ESM's offering.
by simmitc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

I sympathise with the problem, but question wheter the Webber is the right solution. Years ago, I fitted a Webber to a Minor for improved performance. A lot of expense, a lot of work with the manifold. Even after adjustment on a rolling road, the damn thing was incredibly tempermental and never deli...
by simmitc
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Cardiff Police van.
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Cardiff Police van.

Have you got asny more photos or details on the van?
by simmitc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

What's the translation for "Your call is important to us"? So far as I can tell, it's: "We exploit too few staff to do the job and don't give a [insert your choice of expletive here] about your call or business". Didn't we have a topic about a ginger bush a while ago. No, stop it, don't go there. :w...
by simmitc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card

The catch for me is that there's no Esso station anywhere near where I travel. Now if only we could have the equivalent card for Shell...
by simmitc
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

Think "Mikado". If I was the Lord High Executioner, then I'd certainly have a list, but it's too long to post here...
by simmitc
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

by simmitc
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor Replacement Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Distributor Replacement Advice

1. Usually the 25D, but what's on there at the moment? It should be stamped on the side of the case, or post a photo of it in situ and we can advise further. 2. No. 3. You can use a strobe, but the initial setting can be done by "static" timing to get the engine running and then adjust it by "feel" ...
by simmitc
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: IGN light on, fitted with alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: IGN light on, fitted with alternator

Ign light on would mean not chargiung, it works the smae with an alternator as a dynamo. As above, check fan belt, but it's interestiing about going out when it warms up. Usually with an alternator it will be the rectifier built in to the back of the alternator that fails. These can be repaired/repl...
by simmitc
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

I like the concept. I would derfinitely extend the wheelbase and reduce the overhang. A van or pickup chassis would offer a better structure than the Traveller. Given the amount of work already envisaged, the ideal would be to extend the cab section to take Traveller doors, giving more space for ent...
by simmitc
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Essex.
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: New member from Essex.

Welcome Jonnie, depending on where you are in Essex, the main Essex Branch has events in various places, their next is in Danbury on the last Sunday of January; and there is also a branch in the Saffron Walden area. I'm sure that both would welcome meeting you.
by simmitc
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Attachment Tab has vanished!
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Attachment Tab has vanished!

I've just tested the clattering thread and can see the attachment tab, and have also got it on this one. Could you test again please. Thanks.
by simmitc
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Clattering noise

Just testing, and I've got the attachments tab. Could you try again please. Thanks.
by simmitc
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 23
Views: 1657

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

I've been discussing Mary's "The Team" section with Mike. He reports: Unfortunately, I've found I can't edit the Team list after all - every name on it except mine (Admin) is a 'founder' member of the board, and even my account permissions aren't high enough to edit those. Will have to have a think ...
by simmitc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loss of power
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Loss of power

You could try using 3rd to negotiate roundabouts :o It's possible that the vacuum unit is breaking down and not able to adjust the timing for the load. It could also have been a bit of muck temporarily blocking the jet. Is the vacuum unit connected to the carb by a push-on plastic pipe or a screw-on...
by simmitc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Change Engine Mounts in Situ
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Change Engine Mounts in Situ

You'll see that the mounts are angled with studs through the engione front plate and the towers. I would remove the radiator to ensure that it is not damaged and to get more working space. Support the engine. Remove the nuts securing the studs to the front plate. Remove the four bolts holding the to...
by simmitc
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)

Test picture:
Dec4.JPG
Dec4.JPG (73.77 KiB) Viewed 306 times
Seems OK
by simmitc
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)

Just tested, similar problem. Will report it.
by simmitc
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol issues on 1960 Morris Panelvan.
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Petrol issues on 1960 Morris Panelvan.

Could you please post a picture of the engine bay showing all key areas? It's not going to add anything to the current diagnosis, but would be interesting in the context of some other topics and also aid in case you have any further problems. Many thanks.
by simmitc
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2440

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Forgetting to push the choke in reminds of a tall story from the days when every car had a choke, and people didn't get upset about stereotypes... A little old lady took her car to the garage and complained that it ran very badly. The mechanic agreed to look at it but could find nothing wrong and re...