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by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Car not starting

Hmmm.......well, I can understand you are getting fed up with Lucy but it really has to be something simple if she was starting well before and now won't. Many of the suggestions in the old thread about sparks and fuel need another look, I think. Even if the car was serviced recently by a garage, w...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 28
Views: 1922

Re: Cheap winter car

I just stick with my Minor - winter and summer, although she's not often out in the wet. Though to be fair I also use my bicycle and the train as I find them both handy.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2174
Views: 347937

Re: Spotted today.

Looks a very characterful old work horse!
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Car not starting

Hmmm.......well, I can understand you are getting fed up with Lucy but it really has to be something simple if she was starting well before and now won't. Many of the suggestions in the old thread about sparks and fuel need another look, I think. Even if the car was serviced recently by a garage, wh...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil gun
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Oil gun

Or this will do the job: https://www.frost.co.uk/hp-push-type-oil-gun/
Keep it well wrapped up when not in use as it does tend to leak slightly......or I suppose you could empty it in between using it like 'Myrtles Man' does.
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter motor growling
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Starter motor growling

First check the screws holding the starter together are tight - I had a growling starter once, cured by tightening up a loose screw!
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light / control box
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Ignition light / control box

If the battery is fully charged then I can't see how a fault in the control box would prevent the starter motor turning over when you try. More likely a poor connection/fault at the ignition switch or associated wiring, or even at the battery terminals/solenoid. I wouldn't rush to get a new control ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Fuel pump

I don't know Mark, but in over 35 years of Minoring, I have only twice had issues with the original SU pump - and in both cases it was simply a matter of replacing the points. If an electronic one went wrong, would it/could it be fixed so easily?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Wing Mirrors

Like 'cococola' I prefer the round ones, especially on earlier cars. The only problem I have found with the ones I have used is that the chrome-plated arms do not seem to last very long and go pitted quite quickly. :(
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Fuel pump

You may well be able to rectify the pump by fiddling with the points - but, if you can't, you may find your warranty is then void. If it were me, I would talk to the supplier first. Hopefully they will replace it with no quibbles. It certainly shouldn't have given trouble so soon after purchase.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Current Full Respray Cost
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Current Full Respray Cost

colonelchestbridge wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:11 pm
What was the firms name?
Colonel it was Cardrew Bodyworks, Cardrew Industrial Estate, Redruth....but a long ways from London :-?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Current Full Respray Cost
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Current Full Respray Cost

Yes, it depends on what needs to be done - and how well they do it. I had mine done for £5,700 - but that included stripping the whole car to bare metal, removing doors wings etc, repairing a front wing and all four door bottoms correctly and putting it back together again (not to mention fitting th...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noise from engine under labour.
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Re: Noise from engine under labour.

I don't understand why the mechanic says it's the timing chain 'when under labour'.
Nor do I. I can't see why it would make any difference under labour or no as to rattling - was hoping someone with expert knowledge could clarify this, please.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare Standard model on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Rare Standard model on eBay

Is there gonna be a fight? :o :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare Standard model on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Rare Standard model on eBay

'JJ' - I agree with your sentiments, given the present-day rarity of cars that have not been 'modified' in some way, although I don't think fitting an appropriate, age-related Smiths heater would be going too far..... Many, many moons ago, I had a standard SII and retrieved a heater from a 1000 that...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex Timing Chain Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Duplex Timing Chain Kit

If you fit a new chain, is it advisable to fit a new tensioner as well?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: how many bubbles?
Replies: 37
Views: 680

Re: how many bubbles?

Well, the only way to have found out would be to have changed each thing one at a time and testing in between. You could, I suppose, undo what you've done, one at a time, until it goes wrong again just to find out, but I wouldn't bother - and I doubt you will want to either! Great news it seems all ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1374

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Ha ha! Oh, I see...... I thought you meant this page! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1374

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Er.......are you sure? :roll: :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1374

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Fantastic news - long live 'Lucy'! 8)