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by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Ashtrays

:D True! But its all interesting..........When you think about it, there were an astounding number of changes, big and small, made to these cars whilst they were in production.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Ashtrays

Ah, but the thing about these ashtrays is 'which way round is it fitted?' :wink: 2019-07-15 18.28.42.jpg SII, registered Jan 1955. I presume de-luxe, as it has leather seats and over-riders. It has a heater too. Not all models had one so Idon't know if this was a 'de-luxe' spec as well, or just an o...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musical propshaft. Other parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Musical propshaft. Other parts?

Let's not forget the horn! They sometimes had two of them tuned to a pleasing interval! :D
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

So why did bull motif sell me a rubber for a 1098 and tell me it wouldnt fit my 57 I really have no idea. But whoever it was you spoke to, they were all mixed up. I'd forget about that and re-try fitting it. You say " The rubber fits the glass perfectly and it fits the opening snuggly" so it has to...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

Are you sure? I just looked at Bull Motif site and I can only see the 57-onward approx rear screen rubber for the post-splitty models (actually it is late 56 onward around October, I think). There are certainly two front screen rubbers, one for the chromed metal surround and one for the (later) plas...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

It may also help to soften the rubber in hot water a while first. Also some vasoline smeared round the window aperture may help. Washing line cord is recommended as it is less likely (being smooth) to tear the rubber. Although the manuals state fitting the rear screen from the inside, Phil's suggest...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Extra rattle

That is not uncommon and often the result of over-enthusiastic use of exhaust paste on the joint.........
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Teething problems!
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: Teething problems!

Regarding the Green/Yellow wire, for a short period of time they fitted a blocked filter switch and warning light along with the oil pressure switch and warning light both using Green/Yellow wires. The blocked filter switch and light was later discarded but the wiring loom never got up dated so the...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Extra rattle

Well done and good luck with the fix! Funny noises are sometimes difficult to describe. I would say pinking is more of a tinkling sound, and would describe the noise when my head gasket went (between cylinders 1 and 2) as a clattering noise. When my crankshaft failed it was a knocking noise. But whe...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Fitting a parcel shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 4651

Re: Fitting a parcel shelf

Here you go: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=65935&p=604424&hilit=parcel+shelf#p604424 You can get the bifurcated rivets, like I did, but small nuts, bolts and washers might well be easier to fit. As I mentioned earlier, the design of the shelves did vary over the years so, ...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Fitting a parcel shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 4651

Re: Fitting a parcel shelf

You are now going back to a post 15 years old and 'Peetee' has not been posting here for a looong time! However.......there were a variety of parcel shelves fitted to the various models of Morris Minors, but I think they were all secured by a biggish screw at either end of the horizontal bar which s...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Update on Audrey
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Update on Audrey

Well done. Nice easy fix - we like them! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

That sounds encouraging and fingers crossed, though I doubt the condensor and rotor arm both failed together. Assuming all is well on your longer run, I would be tempted to then put the old rotor back and see what happens - if the engine plays up again, then it was the rotor......if not, then it was...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

If you are going to change the condensor, I agree with 'Biggles1957' that you should get a quality condensor, and suggest the 'Distributor Doctor' for that. Whilst I agree with 'oliver 90owner' that methodical tests are the best way, it is not always desirable to run an unreliable car in the hope th...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

Sounds more like an ignition problem to me - failing coil, condensor, rotor, dizzy cap, poor/shorted connections etc. Normal procedure is to first test for a good spark at the king lead when cranking the engine, but it is always trickier to diagnose intermittent problems so alternately I suggest swa...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?

Your coil is wired up correctly for +ive earth, as the current goes to earth via the points. But I would hope for more than 12.48v..............12.6 or a bit above would be better. The spark doesn't sound great either. Likely, although not only, culprit is the coil. As I mentioned, many modern coils...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This happened
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: This happened

I think he's just chuffed that he actually managed to get to 80mph! :D
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holes for semaphores
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: holes for semaphores

Hi Keith,
Those features don't help much as they were used even on the 1098 cars up until Oct 1964. The numbers you quote suggest mid-1962 to me, but that is at odds with having semaphores. Some pics might help.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holes for semaphores
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: holes for semaphores

Assuming the car is original, there are various clues to look for. The first 1098 engine was fitted September 1962 so, if your 948 is the original engine, it predates that date. Other clues to look for are the type of seats, whether gloveboxes are fitted or not, the steering wheel and horn button. T...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holes for semaphores
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: holes for semaphores

Semaphores were discontinued in August 1961 so, assuming the holes/slots are original, your car is a bit older than you think! 8)