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by rjt1951
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 11
Views: 111

Re: replacing engine steady bar

Spare half hour and managed to remove the bar but it ruined the end of the thread on one half. Have shortened the thread length on both halves to make re-assembly possible and ordered new rubbers and cup washers. Think will leave bracket on head as is as looking at lots of engine bays just as many h...
by rjt1951
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 11
Views: 111

Re: replacing engine steady bar

Thanks again guys for the input. Mine is set up as per drawings so will give it a go on Monday, think mine may have been over tightened as bushes are well squashed up.
by rjt1951
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 11
Views: 111

Re: replacing engine steady bar

Thank you for your help. Mine is set up as per your first illustration. I will try again but not sure I can turn it enough to seperate. Will report back Monday as other demands on time today!
by rjt1951
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 11
Views: 111

replacing engine steady bar

Hi, I want to replace the rubbers on my standard engine steady bar. I am worried that I have to undo one head nut to remove bracket from engine. If I just undo one head nut do I risk head issues as usualy they are all slackened off in a set order?
by rjt1951
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

Will do, thank you for the advice. While in the mood going to flush the cooling system and then do some test runs with new and old rotor in place. I feel sure it was the condenser at fault. Think Morris was feeling neglected due to purchase of a new project and needed to remind me he is still here!!
by rjt1951
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

Well I have changed the condensor for a spare I keep and also the rotor and bingo I think we have lift off!
Will take for a longer drive when I get a chance during the week. Will replace my spares SAP.
Thank you all.
by rjt1951
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

Thank you all for your comments.
I will change condenser and see what happens. Have checked points, leads, connections and distributor cap is quite new.
by rjt1951
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Died on me, now iregular running

Ideas please, sure you have herd it all before. 1098cc 1970 car has always gone like a dream for 8 years, admitt short runs now and again. Did 30 miles no probs, next day did 15 miles and on way home started to splutter then backfired then died, came back to life after a few minutes, ran a bit then ...
by rjt1951
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Engine breathing
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Engine breathing

Forgot to report I have connected the breather pipe from the canister to the side of the carb and it seems to have stopped the slight oil drip totaly. Car seems happy, have just driven to Devon and back so will leave as set up.
Thanks for all your advise.
by rjt1951
Wed May 09, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Members area
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Members area

Have just reset my email and password but seem unable to get into members area. I need to download the data protection form but it keeps saying I do not have authority to this section. Help! computers do my head in!!!
by rjt1951
Tue May 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drivers Arm Rest
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Heaven forbid I should upset the great man. Always have both hands on the wheel and never use the radio as engine noise makes it impossible to hear anyway. It was just a thought but too scared now to tamper with his masterpiece and would not want to take the originality away. I seem to remember my M...
by rjt1951
Tue May 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drivers Arm Rest
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Good thinking, thank you. Would need to drill through to door structure and tap into that. Just thinking they would be good for long drives.
by rjt1951
Tue May 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drivers Arm Rest
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Drivers Arm Rest

Has anyone ever fitted arm rests to the front doors on a Minor 1000. If so what was used, would need to look period.
by rjt1951
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: How Far have you driven?

Seems like we do get about a bit! Very interesting how other road users treat us. I tend to stay on the side roads and where possible will pull in to let a build up of traffic pass. Most road users seem to be happy to see Morris and many leave a good distance behind but there are always some who dri...
by rjt1951
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

How Far have you driven?

We all know these little cars are made of strong stuff and built to last. I have just made a little jaunt down to the west country and back and it has done the Morris the world of good. No issues during the 360 mile trip, no oil used, no water loss, everything as it should be. Even those steep Devon...
by rjt1951
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Torsion adjustment

Thank you for your help.
by rjt1951
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Torsion adjustment

Hi, I know there are hundreds of threads on torsion bars but can I ask a simple question. I want to adjust the ride height a small amount on the near side. If I put the front end on stands and jack up under the suspension can I take out the bolt and move it to a lower hole in the plate? I know each ...
by rjt1951
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4537
Views: 241855

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

spare in boot
by rjt1951
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4537
Views: 241855

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

outside cafe Nero
by rjt1951
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4537
Views: 241855

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

side effects for