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by gtt1951
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

Alice, Do you have any means of checking the revs - should be about 900-1000 at tick-over, otherwise known as Idle Speed (this would be a special meter)? It could be that the 2 adjustment screws, on the side of the carburettor, need adjusting. One does the throttle stop (for Idle Speed) and the othe...
by gtt1951
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

Hello Alice,
How old is the petrol in the tank?
Two of mine (I try to start them every so often) needed to have the choke out a bit longer than usual (just a couple of clicks) as the petrol in those tanks has been there a few months.

George.
by gtt1951
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

Now you tell us 8)

Well done for persevering and all done without Easy Start (my 1950 Series MM started without this chemical about 3 days ago, but the Traveller was cranking over for too long yesterday, so had to have a squirt).

All the best, George.
by gtt1951
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

Alice, in the meantime, get the battery on a Trickle Charger for a day - do you have such a device?

George.
by gtt1951
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

If nothing was changed or tinkered with in the last couple of weeks then it is, most probably, down to damp and condensation given the very wet weather the country has been experiencing. One course of action (after trying the Easy Start test) is to remove the distributor cap and wipe it out with a d...
by gtt1951
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

Try the Easy Start route - if it fires up then it isn't the electrics. No point in speculating - try something!

G.
by gtt1951
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Just rcvd set of 5 new 14 inch wheels from ESM. Unfortunately, they had the wrong lug-to-lug pitch (4.5 inches) for my Traveller. From the ad, I expected 4.5 inch width, but 4 inch lug pitch. Any advice on getting some wheels that will actually fit??? Thanks - Any chance of a photo of one of your n...
by gtt1951
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

I've been outside and measured my spare wheel rims - Series MM has a PDC of 4.5" Series MM 4 and a half inch PDC.jpg Series II face-lift Traveller wheels are 4.0" PDC Series II 4 inch PDC.jpg And, finally, Minor 1000 wheels have a PDC of 4.0" Minor 1000 4 inch PDC.jpg Apart from the PDC, note the ch...
by gtt1951
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 338

Re: Recent acquisition

Richard, I notice, with the rad out, that your engine isn't fitted with a water pump (or heater - not needed, I suppose, in Australia), but it is the slightly later engine block with a blanking plate so a pump can be fitted if required. I also notice that the bulkhead has been cut to allow heater ho...
by gtt1951
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 338

Re: Recent acquisition

... There is also a rolled moulding between the roof and panel above the bootlid, which is not on the earlier cars, when did this appear? ... Cheers Richard Richard, My June 1950 low-light (originally exported to Belgium with LHD) does not have the Long Body Moulding (LBM) but my March '51 High-lig...
by gtt1951
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 338

Re: Recent acquisition

I've just checked the photos of my March 1951 High-light and the recesses are the same.
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Forgot to say - a very nice new acquisition - looks fantastic.

George.
by gtt1951
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 338

Re: Recent acquisition

Me neither, but if you google Minor lowlight there are a few images showing the same setup on other cars. Phil P My June 1950 low-light is like that and the recess is handy for placing things into whilst working in the engine bay 8) IMG_20190305_120614.jpg The battery has since been replaced with a...
by gtt1951
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

I must elaborate on my use of Easy Start. All my moggies are stored outside in all weathers. All of them have solar trickle chargers attached. All but the oldest car (still being worked on) have electronic ignition. The oldest car, the low-light, only recently had its charging circuit restored to wo...
by gtt1951
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 74
Views: 1743

Re: Car not starting

Hello Alice, it could be anything, but a quick way to narrow things down is to get a spray can of Bradex Easy Start (available from good Motor Factors). Do what you normally do, prior to turning the key. Put the key on the first position, so the ignition circuit is "live". Lift the bonnet and squirt...
by gtt1951
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2176
Views: 351480

Re: Spotted today.

Don't know my knee from my elbow - the pick-up was heading WEST. Not seen again.
by gtt1951
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2176
Views: 351480

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted this afternoon, a working Pick-Up, non-standard colours and alloy wheels, heading East on the A30 between Bagshot and Sunningdale.
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This is a blown-up still taken from my dashcam footage.
by gtt1951
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

DAVIDMCCULLOUGH wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:51 pm
George, I know of a man looking 2 wheels without brake holes for his early car, he has 2 with holes. Perhaps you could swap? I can get you his details if your interested ...
David, PM sent. George.
by gtt1951
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

OK, I've got the pictures of the front hub. IMG_20200922_162604.jpg IMG_20200922_162623.jpg And the last picture is a close up of where the bearing races go - still has some old grease in there, cat fur and other fluff and dirt. IMG_20200922_162631.jpg There was another thing that Morris Motors did ...
by gtt1951
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

Hello Mick, That looks like a Series MM front wheel back plate with the original brake cylinders. In the UK ESM has only recently managed to get some newly made stock - they are Aluminium Alloy. I will photograph a spare front wheel hub, I have, to show you what the front hubs used to look like (you...
by gtt1951
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

Mick,
Manyminors is correct - the front wheel you show is from a face-lift Series II.
Maybe a previous owner replaced the front suspension legs with later ones, carnying the later hub and drum assemblies.
Are the rear wheels the same pattern?

George.