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by ianmack
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?
Replies: 15
Views: 395

Re: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?

I would have to disagree with you there Phil, cutting off the a post and inner wing could result in serious alignment difficulties, especially if the sills also need cutting away. I would add repair pieces to these flat sections. Provided it is well treated afterwards the repair should be durable.
by ianmack
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery SU carb
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Mystery SU carb

Thanks gents, I had already searched on line before posting here but without conclusive result. SU do not seem to have been very consistent with marking model numbers on their carbs. The MM appears most likely. The 803 also had a 1 1/8 carb but that was semi downdraught as on all the ohv engines. If...
by ianmack
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery SU carb
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Mystery SU carb

In my parts hoard I have an old SU carb of unknown origin. It is a sidedraught with a 1 1/8 bore plus vertical inlet manifold flange and a horizontal air inlet flange. Marks on it are. 3457, C6, 1217e. There is no sign of the more usual AU marking. Does anyone know what it is for please? 735C0FA5-E8...
by ianmack
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last saloon in Minor Matters
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Last saloon in Minor Matters

Thank you, I look forward to seeing them.
by ianmack
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last saloon in Minor Matters
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Last saloon in Minor Matters

In the previous Minor Matters there was a detailed introduction to the last saloon project, ending with it in a sad state in Derby. This month begins with a beautifully welded and painted shell having parts fitted. Surely on most cars the welding and preparation are the most challenging parts of a r...
by ianmack
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 471

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

A mobile telephone? We in the Morris Minor fraternity do not concern ourselves with such modern fripperies. :D
by ianmack
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Incredible

Reminds me of the Harry Enfield character with an antique shop called ‘I saw you coming’.

Sadly not so incredible in this day and age, more a sorry comment on the era in which we live.
by ianmack
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dvla visit
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: dvla visit

But if dvla want to see the car presumably the transfer process has not been completed. If the dealer or previous owner wanted to keep the number they should have done this while they kept the car. The number will only have a value if it can be transferred. If transfer is allowed dvla allocate a rep...
by ianmack
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dvla visit
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: dvla visit

Matt wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:15 am
Yes it is normal... but unless the vehicle is in running order and able to move under its own power, the registration number won't be transferred :wink:
If dvla refuse to allow the transfer does that mean that the op keeps the original number on his car free?
by ianmack
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: worst year for minors

The two spoke wheel has fewer naked wire spokes which might impale the driver in an accident. We have to compromise between period charm and modern standards of protection.
by ianmack
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: worst year for minors

My ‘54 seems a lot more solid than my ‘70 having done welding on both, but has possibly been better cared for. It is difficult to compare objectively after decades of rust and additional layers of paint on panels. If anyone has spares to hand it might be interesting to weigh early and late examples ...
by ianmack
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor with CAT fitted
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: Minor with CAT fitted

The domestic cat is quite likely the biggest killer of Kingfishers. Bearing in mind how many species prey on Kingfishers and what their numbers are it is only to be expected. A slightly bogus use of statistics in my view. I’m not sure if the cat control lobby have any understanding of cat behaviour....
by ianmack
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor with CAT fitted
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: Minor with CAT fitted

Yes, no one messes with Mister Pussycat! We had an old Labrador until last year but he was the boss. :D
by ianmack
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor with CAT fitted
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: Minor with CAT fitted

No moggy is complete without one.
by ianmack
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with my suspension please
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: help with my suspension please

In the normal course of events sagging springs are remedied by fitting a new pair. Unfortunately at the moment there are quality problems with new springs and a pair I fitted are unpleasantly hard. Unless this is really upsetting you personally I would live with the one inch difference.
by ianmack
Thu May 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Late wings, early light problem
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Late wings, early light problem

The options for fitting late pattern front wings to an earlier car are either to make metal plates to bridge the different hole size, or else use the later and larger combined side/indicator lamp. I chose the latter which is much simpler and gives an amber indicator.
by ianmack
Sun May 24, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern car chassis rust repair
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Modern car chassis rust repair

The main difference on a modern car is all the electronic stuff which can be damaged by mig welding impulses. Some items may need to be disconnected or removed.
by ianmack
Sun May 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

There can be quite a lot of variation between exhausts as different manufacturers pack their silencers differently. In addition stainless ones tend to be noisier as stainless is more brittle and resonant. As a final variant deposits in the system will muffle noise, for example if the engine runs ric...
by ianmack
Sun May 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: howling differential
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: howling differential

I believe it is sometimes possible to quieten a diff by altering shimming so the crown and pinion mesh better but this would depend on the degree of wear or damage that is causing the noise in the first place. If you are not willing to try it yourself you would also face the balance of costs between...
by ianmack
Tue May 19, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 43
Views: 1070

Re: E scooters

Life is full of small annoyances. Roger McGough put it into perspective.

Survivor - Poem by Roger McGough




Everyday,
I think about dying.
About disease, starvation,
violence, terrorism, war,
the end of the world.

It helps
keep my mind off things.