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by simmitc
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Good to know that it's been mostly a happy partnership between you and the car :D The SU carb fitted to a Minor does not have an accelerator pump, so pumping the throttle does not have the same instant flooding effect that other makes carbs might experience. After letting the car stand for a few hou...
by simmitc
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: The awful joke thread

"Mummy, Mummy, this egg isn't fresh"

"Be quiet and eat your breakfast"

"Alright, but can I leave the beak?"
by simmitc
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: what to do with mm 1100
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: what to do with mm 1100

Hi Lynne, you could keep it and have a great time meeting some fabulous fellow owners, but I think that you really want to move it to a new owner. You'd be amazed at what is restored these days, so probably someoie will be keen to purchase. Could you please post a few pictures of the car - outside, ...
by simmitc
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Do you know the history of the gearbox oil? You could try changing it for clean 20/50, but as others have said,nothing to worry about per sae.
by simmitc
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Oh dear, it looks like we need a whole new thread on acronyms. One of my favourites still has to be NORWICH.
by simmitc
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Readily available from most of the usual suppliers. For example https://www.morrisminorspares.com/brake ... ly-p829513
by simmitc
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: rear axle
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: rear axle

Which sort of rear axle? Early MM, 948 cc, 1098 cc or not bothered?
by simmitc
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sudden Death
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Sudden Death

I wouldn't hold a low tension lead out of the top of the dizzy cap, these should be HT wires! The centre wire is the input from the coil, and so you won't get a spark out of the other end that should be in the coil. You say that the engine "quietly dies", which is rather different to the title of "s...
by simmitc
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Must-have accessory!
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Another Must-have accessory!

Shouldn't that be on the "awful joke thread"? :-?
by simmitc
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

Utterly delightful :D
by simmitc
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Rule of Six
Replies: 0
Views: 90

The Rule of Six

Without getting political, it seems to have caused some confusion... I'm used to the Rule of Nine to adjust my valve clearances, but now I'm following the Rule of Six, the car is running really roughly, and I've got two spare valves that I don't know what to do with. At last, they've reverted to En...
by simmitc
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attachment issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Attachment issues?

I guessed what it was going to say as soon as I saw the title, although I suppose that it could have been under "problems with messageboard" instead of "general discussion". I like Mobylette's test picture 8) Intermittent problems like this suggest a possible disc space issue on the server, perhaps ...
by simmitc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 17 amp cable for heated rear screen?
Replies: 20
Views: 287

Re: 17 amp cable for heated rear screen?

Most likely yes, but it depends on the rating of your rear screen heater. Is it a saloon or traveller, stick on or built into the glass? Does it have a rating on the packet or supplier's website?
by simmitc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 39
Views: 589

Re: Cross-member bolts.

I've had one idea about that weird linkage: could it be for towing? An A-frame with a rod linkage to the bit protruding through the chassis would operate the vehicle's brakes on the overrun; making it a braked trailer. Whatever, I think that some restoration would be a good idea.
by simmitc
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 39
Views: 589

Re: Cross-member bolts.

If you have standard brakes, then to remove the MC, you need to remove both front and rear pipes. To just slide it, you might get away with removing just the side entry pipe, but be careful to not bend or stress the rear pipe. Yes, the torsion bar will flex enough to remove the bolts. If you search ...
by simmitc
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Million going to auction

That style of plate was used from mid 1958 onwards. M = Morris A = A-series engine 2S = 2 door saloon (S not 5) 3 = 948 cc 1000021 = car number I don't believe that the factory stamped 25 instead of 2S, it's a typical mistake when copying poor hand writing or a badly worn original plate; so I think ...
by simmitc
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: for those who like cookies
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: for those who like cookies

I ordered 2 and they arrived very quickly. They worked well, and I am eating a Traveller as I type :o For those getting into cooking, look for a recipe more like shortbread than pure cookie - a cookie dough mix can be very sticky and difficult to cut, a dryer, crisper bake is better.
by simmitc
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

Check compression, exhaust for leaks, and that the silencer tube is correctly attached to the air filter.
by simmitc
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber bung or grommet 5/16 BSF
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Rubber bung or grommet 5/16 BSF

Try a company called Vital Parts. They sell loads of end caps, bungs, grommets etc.
by simmitc
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: No compression cylinders 1&2
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: No compression cylinders 1&2

Classic head gasket failure. Follow the procedure in the manual to remove and refit the head with a new gasket. Whilst the head is off, check that there has been no damage to the mating surfaces of either head or block. Unfortunately, after three years, the warranty will be expired. There shopuld be...