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by edd_barker
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric temp guage with no V regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: electric temp guage with no V regulator

Good afternoon, I have purchased the suggested device, which appears to be ideal for the job. Could anyone let me know a recommended place to earth it? Currently my temp gauge is in the drivers side glovebox door, so access to drill inside is quite limited! That is assuming I need to mount it to a s...
by edd_barker
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: I found a small screw
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: I found a small screw

Don’t throw it away though!! You never know...
by edd_barker
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric temp guage with no V regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: electric temp guage with no V regulator

Excellent, I will order one and give that a go.

Many thanks for the tip!

Edd
by edd_barker
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric temp guage with no V regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 380

electric temp guage with no V regulator

Hi all, I have had a good old search of the electrical forum, but cannot quite find the info that I need. Mine is a 1959 Minor still with original, gold-faced speedo, which I believe means that there is no voltage regulator. My mechanic (did his apprenticeship on Minors so unlikely to be a duffer) h...
by edd_barker
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Amps
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Battery Amps

To finish this thread, I have just ordered a 075 battery from a Cheshire-based seller on ebay. It cost me £55 with next day delivery, which seemed pretty reasonable. My sole reason for choosing it was the 'LUCAS' branding, which I thought would sit quite nicely in the car! Mine is negative earth, wi...
by edd_barker
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Amps
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Battery Amps

Many thanks for the informative replies! I will have a measure and see what I can fit in there. My car is negative Earth, the current battery is fitted backwards, keeping the terminals at the rear, and leaving a handy blank side to fix my own period logo rather than something modern and inappropriat...
by edd_barker
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Amps
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Battery Amps

Hi all, There was an excellent article in the most recent minor matters, on batteries suitable for higher compression engines that might need a little more oomph. Sadly my copy has already fallen victim to the recycling police! Can anyone advise on a suitable battery? My engine has 12G940 head so is...
by edd_barker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine not running - can't figure it out
Replies: 17
Views: 1138

Re: Engine not running - can't figure it out

You can spend hours polishing it up, but it will tarnish pretty darn quick in the air, undoing all your hard work.

You can buy chromed dashpot covers and mirror-finish heat shields if you desire a bit of bling.

Edd
by edd_barker
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head compatability
Replies: 22
Views: 1951

Re: Head compatability

Read through my engine rebuild thread before you spend any money! I machined cut-outs into the block, can't remember what my clearance is from the top ring. Sinking valves is definitely easier, although it then throws your rocker geometry off, so adjustment may be needed there. As soon as you go awa...
by edd_barker
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?

Wading into the grease debate..... When working on my 60s outboards I use 'Evinrude' branded grease, which is marketed as waterproof and "will not wash out, even in salt water". So I tend to use this for everything. I imagine it is a fair bit pricier than a big tub of moly, but a tube has lasted me ...
by edd_barker
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM Mechanic in Berkshire, please
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: MM Mechanic in Berkshire, please

Under an hour away is Peter Rowe, at Dennis Road motors in West Molesey. For all things mechanical he is A1, having served his apprenticeship on Minors. Appreciate that is still a fair journey! They do not do bodywork.
Try your local MMOC branch? Contact details in Minor Matters each month.

Edd
by edd_barker
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Problem
Replies: 39
Views: 3943

Re: Starter Problem

Any engineering firm/reconditioners should be able to replace the ring gear for you. I had a new one fitted to mine and flywheel refaced for £40 plus the vat locally to me.
by edd_barker
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2799

Re: painting gold seal engine

Always good to stand out from the crowd, and a shame to lose some of the history of the car. Gold gets my vote. Spend a bit of time spraying it properly and it will look fantastic.

Edd
by edd_barker
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing chain - tinkling
Replies: 36
Views: 4234

Re: timing chain - tinkling

2" wide puddle, or 2" deep?! I have the same, apparently it is common for mating surface of cover to distort from previous tightening, and so needs dressing back to flat. It's on my to do list, once I have mentally prepared myself to remove hockey sticks again! I may well use non-setting gasket seal...
by edd_barker
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing chain - tinkling
Replies: 36
Views: 4234

Re: timing chain - tinkling

Concur, you've done all the hard work, a duplex kit is under £30, would be foolish to not fit and forget one! In my humble opinion
by edd_barker
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: How do you remove body wrap?
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: How do you remove body wrap?

If UV has broken down the film then you are in for a miserable job, as it will continue to break up. I have done this exact task! As suggested, heat is your friend, this softens the adhesive and makes the vinyl more flexible, so easier to remove in large pieces. Make sure you pull it off SLOWLY, pul...
by edd_barker
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sandblasting and repainting wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Sandblasting and repainting wheels

Bit late, I used a powder coater in Tolworth, they blasted the wheels for me too. Happy with their work. Near the girls school just off the A3.

Edd
by edd_barker
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: Core plugs

I was advised to dab loctite around rim beneath core plug, and then paint a little over the top to aid sealing, as it is not a machined surface, but rough from casting. I imagine there are all manner of sealants you could use, clear nail varnish is another option!
by edd_barker
Tue May 30, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine breathing
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Engine breathing

Loads of info on this on the forum, quick search will dig it up!

General consensus, fit tappet cover breather (ensure correct one or it will foul rad hose) and plumb to carb. No rocker breather required as long as filter cap is vented.

Edd
by edd_barker
Wed May 10, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Balancing
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Balancing

The next time we are all reading about an event that 'broke the internet', it won't be a Kardashian, it'll be Phil listing his stock of unique spares on eBay!