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by simmitc
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: Engine misfire advice

Make sure that you get a decent copper gasket by Payen. Last time I ordered from ESM, they were unable to get Payen, but I pointed out that my local motor factor and numerous mini spares specialists had them on the shelf, so there should not be any problem. Cheap gaskets tend to fail. Although conve...
by simmitc
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Great news. There are great welders, there are welders, and there are some who just cannot weld (same with almost anything really) so at least you will find out where you fit; and if all goes well, you'll get the car done. Now, where does that chap have his workshop, and how many Minor owners can he...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: Engine misfire advice

Like others, been there, seen it, done it. It could be a sticky valve that frees off after running, but the initial description followed by the permanent three cylinder running and noise going up hill makes me verge towards a head gasket. If ony to rule that out, check compression as a matter of urg...
by simmitc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

It's a small hole in the top of the front panel, close to the bolts that secure the panel.
by simmitc
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 34
Views: 564

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Or use a small jumnp lead from the small terminal on the solenoid where the white/red lead connects up to the non-earthed battery terminal. That will have the same effect as turning the key..
by simmitc
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 34
Views: 564

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Your description doies not match what appears to be in the video - you say nothing but aa whine and the engine does not turn over; but the sound track seems to indicate that the engine is turning. How do you know that the whine is coming from the starter motor? It could be from a number of sources. ...
by simmitc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Our local agricultural college runs a course, one afternoon per week for ten weeks and it was a fraction of that cost. I can't remember exactly, nut may be £80 - £100. It would be worth checking for evening classes etc.
by simmitc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Logging into Message Board from my iPad
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Logging into Message Board from my iPad

No need to apologise, I'll ask Mike (Admin) to have a look for you.
by simmitc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Logging into Message Board from my iPad
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Logging into Message Board from my iPad

Before passing this over to Mike, one thought: Do you have special characters in your password, and could the keyboard layout on the devices be different? It's quite common for UK and US keyboards to get mixed up, which will, for example, swap " and @ keys, and other keys such as £, hash and pipe ar...
by simmitc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Door window frames
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Door window frames

Have you tried Club Spares? Contact details in Minor Matters.
by simmitc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

And sorry if my post sounded like a rebuke, it wasn;t meant to be. I just opicked up on Kennett's valid point that T&Cs maean we don't give bad reports in public; but wnated to alert everyone ot the PM without casting aspersions anywhere. Ah, modern life can be so complicated.
by simmitc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Although we cannot allow "name and shame" on the public forum, if anyone does have experiences to share with regards to any particular copany, then private messages (PM) can be used between individual members. Even with PMs, remember that there can be two sides to a story. Just to be clear, I am not...
by simmitc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Logging into Message Board from my iPad
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Logging into Message Board from my iPad

Can we just clarify, the main website www.mmoc.org.uk has a login facility, and this gives access to the Members' Area. The messageboard has a separate username and password that has to be entered in order to gain access. Is it that you can use both sites on your PC, but cannot use the messageboard ...
by simmitc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting Handle
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Starting Handle

Welcome to the world of Minor ownership, and the forum. When you join the MMOC you will get a copy of the magazine "Minor Matters" in which many specialist suppliers will be advertising, and most will be able to sell you everything that you need. ou will also fins details for the Club spares, and Br...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

It's also worth having a chat with the restorer that you'r goig to use - regardless of what we advise here, it will be up to the installer whether he will accept a bare shell or a wolling shell. If it is "just" cross member and sills then that is routine for a Minor specialist and you won;t need to ...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Glove box doors
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Glove box doors

Of course, it's your car, and if you want to fit doors then go ahead and do it. They certainly help to stop bits flying out, and also keep things hidden from prying eyes.
by simmitc
Fri May 31, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Morris 1000, Radiator Grille Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Morris 1000, Radiator Grille Removal

The chrome hockey sticks have studs that go thtough the grille surround and wings. The nuts are accessed from under the wing. They will often be covered in muck and/or underseal. You might be lucky and get them undone, or the studs might shear off. Other than that, two bolts at the top on each side,...
by simmitc
Fri May 31, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could this Morris 1000 (64) be used?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Could this Morris 1000 (64) be used?

Welcome. Sorry to hear of the reason for the sale. As to whether the car can be viably saved is going to depemnd on its condition, which will need a lot more photos and probably a visit to assess. What is the location of the car (approximately, not precisely)? Title is going to be interesting withou...
by simmitc
Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Distributor

You could try "Distributor Doctor", if anyone can do it for you, then it's probably him.
by simmitc
Wed May 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body

Do you mean the one to the rear of the carb when installed on a standard minor, and below the dashpot, close to the throttle linkage? If yes, then it's to connect to the crankcase breathing system on later cars. There could well now be many suggestions as to which is the best breather system, and wh...