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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Spare engine

Well, I decided to do a bit more on this lump today and as I vacuumed the rubbish out of the bores it dawned on me it's a flipping low compression engine! At least I think so, as the pistons are deeply dished and from what I could glean from the engine number: 10AB-U-L 37020 So this engine will beco...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: indicator bulb ignition
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: indicator bulb ignition

I used to use the end of a steel ruler.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Distributor prices

New one won't be same quality as the original, better to get the original reconditioned by someone like Distributor Doctor.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Late 'banjo' steering wheel £15
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Late 'banjo' steering wheel £15

For refurbishment due to bad cracking of the plastic rim. This is the type for centre horn push. Steering wheel only, no central motif/horn push assembly. I can bring this to Manchester Bus Museum Morris Rally if desired. £15
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: No key
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: No key

Heritage Certificate would tell you key numbers unless the locks had been changed.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 948 clutch which is best?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: 948 clutch which is best?

Be sure to save the worn parts for reconditioning. There is a shortage of replacements for certain classic cars because the worn units are being thrown away.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

I tried to find out who was the first keeper of one of my cars from 1959 but the form was returned to me request refused.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Old Lucas regulators

On my car the charging system was working but the voltage regulator would not adjust - it was charging full whack. I took a punt on a second hand unit from an autojumble, but the cut-out was inoperative. It is important to remember the regulator and cut-out can be treated separately but work togethe...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Crystals in waterways

This seems to be a natural process, as it has happened to me with parts taken off the car too. Some anti-freeze solutions can cause it. It does seem to affect cars that have been standing unused. I guess you could try using distilled water and anti-freeze in the system.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FUEL QUESTION
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: FUEL QUESTION

Ethanol will not cause any problems in a regularly used car. Any standard Minor will run on 95 RON petrol. Only cars fitted with a 1275cc engine, like Blaketon's Midget, require the higher octane petrol if you want to get the best out of them.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me figure out what year I am
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Help me figure out what year I am

ianmack wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:45 pm
If I’d been a new car buyer in the US in 1959 a Minor probably wouldn’t have been at the top of my shopping list. :D
Me neither. I'd have bought a Oldsmobile 98.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 Gasket question
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: HS2 Gasket question

myoldjalopy wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:16 pm
Fuel vapourisation has been mentioned by some as a strike against an in-line filter but opinions vary. I have never had a problem with one although, if the filter in the pump is sound (they sometimes split), then that should suffice in itself.
Quite right, you beat me to it.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 Gasket question
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: HS2 Gasket question

There is already a filter in the base of the pump, it's secured by a large hex head. On early cars there is a thimble shaped filter on the input to the float bowl. You will never need a fuel filter. If the petrol tank has rust inside it is finished.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Roof sound deadening adhesive?
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Roof sound deadening adhesive?

I bought a tin of this and have been very impressed. https://www.waysideadhesives.com/product-page/high-temp-120-degrees-brushable Used it to glue a headlining back into position over the rear screen body flange when I replaced the screen rubber. The headlining is under great tension here and I had ...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 4085

Re: New Purchase!!

That is very nice indeed.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1396

Re: fuel pump

myoldjalopy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:37 pm
I doubt you will need the full repair kit, just the points, much cheaper. But try cleaning the existing points first.........
Exactly. It's the points that become high resistance and eventually wear out.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Spare engine

Cheers Phil, I will certainly look into that as I have been having trouble with a Humber block silting up. It was a hard-water district car also suffering neglect and I dug so much mud out of the cylinder block drain you could've grown potatoes in it. Despite running cooling system flush through it,...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Spare engine

This has been outside for a long time. But, as it's as simple as a pitchfork and a copy of an American design, it will run again.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 25
Views: 1185

Re: Cheap winter car

A winter beater is a good idea, there are loads of interesting old cars out there you can run over winter, saving your good ones, and still enjoy classic motoring. Over the years I've had a Lada Samara 1500, Talbot Solara 1.6 GLS, Morris Oxford Series IV all steel Traveller. Never spent more than £1...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Spare engine

I procured another 1100 engine for the Morris. The idea being to get this up and running, see how it goes, if it seems to work OK swap engines and overhaul the unit in the car. https://www.thedarkwob.co.uk/download/file.php?id=5863 When we turned the flywheel it nearly completed a full revolution be...