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by kevin s
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

A few futher odd jobs now done, firstly I stripped the letters off the front number plate, re-painted the backgound with white paint and put it back together with new clips. As I had the clips and some etch primer a total cost of £1 for the paint from poundland. rps20190706_232624.jpg Then I decided...
by kevin s
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20522

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

I wouldn't take a corgi model as a reference, they also made a model of our bristol omibus minor (even same registration) but the break lines between the green and white are nothing like the photos I have when they were in service.
by kevin s
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric car conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: electric car conversions

Give it a couple of more years and building the driveline out of a leaf into a minor is going to relatively affordable which wokld make a great town car, they are already down to around £5000.
by kevin s
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Driven it today, gearshift is massively improved, then it wouldn't start! It had flooded probably too many cold starts and miving 10 feet. Blowlamp on the plugs got it going though.
by kevin s
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

New gearstick arrived and fitted, haven't driven it yet but the shift travel and precission feels massively improved.
by kevin s
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Done a few more odds and ends, wired in the heated seats rps20190718_175917.jpg Wired in the radio and ligter / power socket. rps20190718_180009.jpg For £15 the bluetooth radio seems to work very well. Also first time it has been out in the rain and a puddle on the parcel shelf, its coming from the ...
by kevin s
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Looks like we have the wrong gearstick, looking through the archives this appears to be a 950 one with a shorter distance between the 2 balls, good news is the plastic plunger looked like new once the grease had been cleaned off because the stick has never touched it! Off to ebay for a replacement n...
by kevin s
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Been using the minor for the last few days, good news is it didn't break down and generaly drives very well withone exception, the gearshift is terrible, sloppy and difficult to get into 1st or reverse, once it is in gear it is fine, 1st is noisy but it doesent jump out etc. Reading around the subje...
by kevin s
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1122

Re: long distance driving

While driving wise original may be fine if I was driving that far I would want some safety improvements because of the way others drive, i would have a high back seat, 3 point seat belts and led tail / stop lamps, possibly even a centre stop lamp on the parcel shelf as well.
by kevin s
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Not much time lately but I have managed to fit tbe bumpers.
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Just painting the number plate and it will be roadworthy.
by kevin s
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Painted the bumper valances this evening and also a radio mount.
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Radio in place, needs wiring in and will do heated seats at the same time.
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Also replaced oversize VW bus mirror with Beetle one which looks much better.
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by kevin s
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Turned up a blanking plug for the original and now redundant fuel pick up.
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Also turned the flange off the distributor sleeve so the A+ distributor is ready to fit.
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by kevin s
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Ignition

To close this out, this is where i ended up. A+ to left rps20190617_213730.jpg Both distributors have the same diameter, the A+ uses a different drive arrangement so the A+ drive gear is also needed, the A+ sits lower, flush with the block when the sleeve is removed and uses a different clamp. The s...
by kevin s
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?

As said above Offset is the distance from the face the wheel bolts to the hub to the centreline of the wheel, so if the mounting face is in the centre you have zero offset, if it is nearer the outside of the wheel it is positive offset, nearer the inside negative offset. Usually you would try to sel...
by kevin s
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Rear hub done, bearing pressed in easily enough. The new seal had 2 lips rather tgan the single one on the previous one hopefullly this will help. rps20190609_213634.jpg Fitted to axle. rps20190609_213701.jpg Shaft and drum back on rps20190609_213747.jpg Wheel on rps20190609_213817.jpg Trim on and a...
by kevin s
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 308
Views: 70031

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Went and got the car last weeked, started fine and drove home with no issues but noticed the brake fluid level light was on, fluid was low so I topped it up, parked it on the ramp lifted it up to see fluid dripping out of the chassis leg under the master cylinder, took the top cover off to find it d...
by kevin s
Wed May 22, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 796

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

My wife's mk1 mx5 lives outside and is used all winter , we regularly (most weekends) place a dehumidifier inside during the winter, you can buy a small one for less than £100.
by kevin s
Wed May 01, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Brake fluid theory

There is so much conflicting info around dot 5 in theory all brakf components are supposed to be compatible, how well they adehere to this in china or wherever else the cheap servos are made is anyones guess. I work on the principle that virtually every manufacturer still uses glycol fluid and there...
by kevin s
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Ignition

I have seen electronic distributors for late minis this is what I was thinking of, i know the clamp and drive are different, clamp would be easy enough to sort out not sure if the drive can be swapped over though.
by kevin s
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Ignition

Thanks for the replies. It is currently running points, my intention to replace with electronic is based on my experience. I remember as a kid my dad regularly cleaning and setting points on his ford classic, the series 2 Landrover I had for years broke down in the snow with burnt points and often n...