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by myoldjalopy
Wed May 27, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fuel sender
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: fuel sender

What sort of speedo is it? Gold or black faced? The gold ones, at least, can get stuck sometimes, which a gentle thump on the speedo face will release.
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?

I once had a car with red leather and off-white piping but one of the seats was destroyed. I got another (second-hand) one but the piping wasn't coloured, so I mixed some vinyl paint and painted the piping to match the rest of the seats. Bit fiddly but it did the job perfectly.
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Card Fixings.
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Door Card Fixings.

ManyMinors wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:58 am
It is a shame that Newton Commercial insist on selling a colour and style of trim for the Series 11 which bears little resemblance to the original :(
Yes, and a pity they don't do the correct material in their headlining for SII cars as well :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon May 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pedal off
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: clutch pedal off

....and check the clutch return spring is in good condition.
by myoldjalopy
Mon May 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

Not much good for sneaking up on crooks then - they'll hear you coming from miles away! :lol:
Lovely looking car though.
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour Chart
Replies: 69
Views: 70319

Re: Colour Chart

I see there is a tear in the driver's seat but, depending on the condition of the other seats, it may be possible to mend that, give the seats some leather feed and re-colour the seats. I had a small tear in one of mine and took the cover off, glued a patch under it, used some leather repair filler ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

Not sure - I have a wider than usual pipe and its really loud!
Tweaking the throttle settings can make a difference.
Once I fitted a new exhaust and the sound was gone - but came back after a couple of hundred miles......no, I can't explain!
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: hub caps for series II
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: hub caps for series II

Result! I like your whitewall tyres - they break up the uniform colour of the SII cars nicely. Where did you get them?
by myoldjalopy
Thu May 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter light replacement. Help.
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Quarter light replacement. Help.

These can be a fiddle! I have done it but can't quite remember how! It may help to try with the QL at different stages of opening and a bradawl can help line up one hole while you get a screw in the other, but be careful. May also help with someone else pushing down on the QL while you try and line ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1956 Morris Minor 847BHN
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: 1956 Morris Minor 847BHN

Oh yes, so I did! :roll:
Here 'tis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17fMiuiLb1A
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1956 Morris Minor 847BHN
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: 1956 Morris Minor 847BHN

Here is a rather sobering look round the actual 10, Rillington Place filmed in 1960. Quite a slum but viewers may also be interested in the two Minors parked in the street - a short-bonnet MM convertible (seen around 6.00) and, near the beginning, one of those new-fangled 1000 motors! Is it YLU 778....
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1956 Morris Minor 847BHN
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: 1956 Morris Minor 847BHN

Much as Rillington Place was razed to the ground in 1978 to expunge the memories of the John Christie murders at number 10. I believe they originally tried to re-name the street Runton Close soon after Christie's arrest in 1953, but that was not enough to shake off the association with the grisly ac...
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too good to use on the road...
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Too good to use on the road...

Best have the front three-quarters if the engine and gearbox are good!
But, seriously, some people must be willing to pay these silly prices or dealers wouldn't be selling them.
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 803cc engine and gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: 803cc engine and gearbox

If you wish to retain the 803 'pudding stirrer' gear lever to keep the interior looking original, then I advise against selling the 803 box. You will need to split it to 'marry' the 803 box rear casing with the 948 box bellhousing. You will also have to swap the 803 speedo drive gear on to the 948 m...
by myoldjalopy
Mon May 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear spring leaf numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: rear spring leaf numbers

In fact looking at the old springs one leaf is actually thicker than all the others? Quite possible - who knows who had the car in the past and what they did......especially with a modest little car like the Minor. Plenty of owners find they have to 'undo' all sorts of bodges and dubious 'improveme...
by myoldjalopy
Mon May 11, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Weird oil leak.

A few years ago both my (old) front dampers began leaking, one after the other, and had to be replaced. But disappointing that you should have problems with a re-con unit :(
by myoldjalopy
Sun May 10, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Valance
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Rear Valance

You are right 'ManyMinors'. Half an hour with a hammer, screwdriver and a vice has made a vast improvement! Once it is de-rusted a judicious bit of filler and a paint job should have it totally useable 8)
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by myoldjalopy
Sat May 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Steering column felt bushes

Well it worked - and no damage done. So should really be in 'Useful Tips' section :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 08, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Valance
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Rear Valance

Thanks Bob. The rust actually looks worse in the pics than it really is - a lot of what you see is dirt. But - I have no experience of panel beating so probably not cost effective to pay for someone to do it. Pity as it would have made a good spare...... :(
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Valance
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Rear Valance

I found this behind a pile of wood in my shed. It has sustained some crumple damage at both ends. Wondering if it can (easily) be put right or no. Otherwise only some surface rust.
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