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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: 1098 Vacuum Pipe

I have never heard of a case where the distributor has exploded or contained explosions because a spark has ignited a fuel/air mixture from the carburettor. Not only is the suction from the engine pulling air in away from the distributor and up the tube, there is a diaphragm in the way which even if...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: 1098 Vacuum Pipe

Other later cars in the BMC/BL range had a flexible plastic pipe with rubber ends which pushed on. No flame trap. Agree it should be left alone though.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti Rust Products
Replies: 35
Views: 882

Re: Anti Rust Products

To add to the above, hosing off any vehicle which has been driven on gritted roads is essential for longevity. A real difference can be made to prolonging the life of the car if this is done monthly. What I do is hose all the underside and under the wheelarches, wash the top of the car as normal, by...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

Yes it is from a scrap 1967 Hawk which can just be seen in the background. As it has overdrive my thoughts turned to whether a conversion was ever available for the Minor, but that's a different subject.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

Will do but it won't be for a month or two because of Covid and work.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

They are better than nothing but still not a faithful reproduction as the lettering is wrong and it is a vinyl sticker. The Americans are very good at reproducing exact facsimiles of original decals but don't think they've done one of these yet.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duckhams classic fuel additive or valvemaster
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Duckhams classic fuel additive or valvemaster

What are you all going to do when ethanol is blended with petrol in greater quantity.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series 2 Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Series 2 Radiator

Good stuff.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch replacement time...
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: Clutch replacement time...

You are right much easier to replace clutch with engine out on a Minor, inspect the flywheel for scoring and the pressure plate (generally advised to replace too), old clutch friction linings will tell you which side the wear is on. Don't forget to observe putting the new clutch in the right way aro...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series 2 Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Series 2 Radiator

Something like this on the right of the picture in the listing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Car- ... SwixNfQUpK

Radiator threads were generally all the same. Or obtain another radiator with the part.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

Hello, I am in a similar situation to you as I also have a Gold Seal engine which would also benefit from fresh paint or at least touch-ins. They were painted all over including the sump and even the alloy thermostat cover (which I have also seen painted green on the green engines). First of all I n...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Disconnected wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 650

Re: Disconnected wiring

Oh dear. You just won't let things go. MDP, isolating the bare terminals you circled with some insulating tape around them would be a priority. Then in the long run a new wiring loom, as this one looks past it. It is certainly an interesting vehicle with these modifications, and all that angle-iron ...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Split windscreen chrome centre pillar
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Split windscreen chrome centre pillar

I think 2BA, they will be the same as Morris Oxford MO, Six MS and the corresponding Wolseley models.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Spark Plugs

If you lay an N9Y and an N5 side by side you will see the N9Y is a longer plug, which means it protrudes more into the combustion chamber.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shine a (dimmed) Light
Replies: 25
Views: 865

Re: Shine a (dimmed) Light

Your view counts for nothing. As you are both clearly geniuses please do carry on making a hash of a request to help with an extremely simple fault.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shine a (dimmed) Light
Replies: 25
Views: 865

Re: Shine a (dimmed) Light

Not sure what you're getting at there apart from confusing the issue as usual. A multimeter would not 'make life easier' in this case. And very presumptuous to think 'the person' doesn't understand how to use a test lamp.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shine a (dimmed) Light
Replies: 25
Views: 865

Re: Shine a (dimmed) Light

It's a very simple circuit, you just have to be methodical and work through it. No need for a multimeter, just a simple test lamp will work. The lamp earthing point is on the inner wing.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Broken valve spring
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Broken valve spring

I know that, but compression can change over time and I will compare the readings with the results I obtained years ago for my own interest.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Broken valve spring
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Broken valve spring

During recent maintenance I found a broken valve spring on one of my cars. Not wanting to go to the trouble of removing the cylinder head, I was easily able to do the job with the head in situ. I filled the bore with rope, wound the cylinder up to TDC and the engine locked solid, so the valve was go...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Split windscreen chrome centre pillar
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Split windscreen chrome centre pillar

Likewise I would carefully drill the remains out.