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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Expected Braking Performance
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Expected Braking Performance

No they will not necessarily lock up and that is a good thing. Depends on the road surface. I find the 7" drums adequate when they are well maintained, and I think that's what some people fail to grasp - that cars need maintenance.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake hose part numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Brake hose part numbers

Thank you all.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake hose part numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Brake hose part numbers

Can some knowledgeable tell me the Unipart/Lockheed part numbers for the brake flexible hoses for a 1962 948cc car please.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1000 front panel
Replies: 0
Views: 79

1000 front panel

I need a 1000 front panel, must be in excellent structural condition, not bothered about paint/cosmetics as it's going to be stripped and sprayed.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Font type
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Font type

It appears to be a variation on Gill Sans, a remarkably clear type introduced in the early 20th Century and quickly adopted by industry.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Ripaults pliers
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Ripaults pliers

I have had to disconnect factory bullet connectors before and they've been so stuck the wires actually came out, necessitating repair.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor Clamp
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Distributor Clamp

Looks a very nice job there. Are you doing it yourself?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Preferred Radio location on 1970 Minor
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Preferred Radio location on 1970 Minor

That's pretty neat!
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake Cables
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Handbrake Cables

Not all the remanufactured cables have a grease nipple. They should be lubricated from the factory, handling the inner cable will soon tell you.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust choice
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Exhaust choice

Be very careful which one you order. Some are a very poor fit and do not seat on the manifold properly leading to constant blowing, and some catch the bodywork where the downpipe exits leading to excessive noise. For this reason I have my local 'old school' exhaust shop manufacture and fit new exhau...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Gremlins become too often
Replies: 38
Views: 727

Re: Electrical Gremlins become too often

Autosparks have upwards of a 12-week wait presently. I ordered an overdrive harness in early July and am still waiting. So won't have a new loom any time soon.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?

Meanwhile someone is re-inventing the wheel. :lol:
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

There is a useful Lucas gadget called a Stop Lights Indicator Sounds interesting, I haven't heard of this before and an internet search doesn't bring it up, do you have a picture or a link to one? Many thanks, Mike. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUCAS-STOP-LAMP-INDICATOR-MODEL-AL-127/323668666679?hash...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of car
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: History of car

Unfortunately that wasn't my experience when I applied for the previous keeper timeline on one of my cars - using the correct form - DVLA declined to provide any information at all.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: worst year for minors

Aye. The important models were the larger cars which yielded a far greater profit margin, but don't cost much more to manufacture. I had a Morris Oxford MO and the step up in quality and engineering was phenomenal, it's just the loveable Minor, for all their faults, get under your skin.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: worst year for minors

They were cheap cars quickly thrown together in the factories. The engines and running gear did not have a long service life. By the introduction of the 1098 engine they were so outdated in style and layout, BMC just didn't care about them and only continued making them because they sold well. Compa...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat on the back - Accuspark
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Pat on the back - Accuspark

Yes exactly, after arriving at the 'book setting' you can then advance it gradually by listening to the engine to get the best performance.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat on the back - Accuspark
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Pat on the back - Accuspark

Do you adjust the ignition after first setting with the timing light?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet to wing gap
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Bonnet to wing gap

Thank you, no it looks 'original'. I might just swap them back, I can see the hinge on that side is in a totally different position. Probably a Friday car.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet to wing gap
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Bonnet to wing gap

Can you give me an idea of typical bonnet to front wing panel gaps please. I swapped bonnets and the replacement is fine on the nearside but on the offside I can fit my fingers in the unsightly gap, it's that wide, and the bonnet is also fouling the anti-rattle rubber on that side. Or is it a case o...