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by ianmack
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting my moggy
Replies: 16
Views: 1884

Re: Starting my moggy

Knob with a c, that’s it. You don’t need the pedal to start it, that takes over when you drive away.
by ianmack
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting my moggy
Replies: 16
Views: 1884

Re: Starting my moggy

Hello and welcome. Have you found the choke control? If you’re trying to start it like a modern you need to use this. It provides a little extra petrol for cold starts. On a 1970 it’s the right hand knob beneath the speedo. Pull it out and when the engine starts push it halfway back in, then the res...
by ianmack
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris on ebay.
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Morris on ebay.

Anyone? No thanks I have quite enough to worry about already :( .

That pickup looks particularly dodgy, two halves with no ID, I’d call that a parts pile. Are they even from the same vehicle?
by ianmack
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

The age of the combustion engine may be passing but I wouldn’t be too pessimistic about the future. There are plenty of examples of transport which are no longer mainstream but are kept because they are historically interesting and people enjoy them such as canals, steam railways, sailing boats, hor...
by ianmack
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

The loss of a part supplier is a concern but as for a reason could it be that sales are falling as many cars have been restored and fewer people are starting projects. As a car is restored to good condition, lives in a dry garage and gets only light use when the sun shines its need for parts must su...
by ianmack
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1023

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

I’ve removed a heat shield for floor repairs. It is held on by four small bolts and I ground their heads off from inside the car without disturbing the asbestos. After the repairs I made a new metal cover and reused the asbestos piece. As I understand it the danger of asbestos is in the release of d...
by ianmack
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1023

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

Another disadvantage was that they depended on a small screw being threaded into soft lead which often didn’t hold and needed a succession of larger replacement screws.
by ianmack
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

If the pump works furiously without delivering any fuel there may be a leak between the tank and pump so the pump draws air instead of petrol. Check all the other possibilities before buying a pump.
by ianmack
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: boot lock

The iPad somehow magically knows when the clocks have changed and I didn’t know this was any different, not being well versed in the arcane mysteries of the computer-machines. Of course if the club was properly aligned with Minor era technology we should have paper with pale mauve print, lovingly ha...
by ianmack
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: boot lock

Thanks geoberni, I would never have guessed that in this age of wonderful technology I would have to adjust it myself. I’ve got into the habit of making a mental adjustment now so I don’t think I’ll bother.

Yours at 0706, Ian
by ianmack
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: boot lock

This forum doesn’t do British Summer Time. It will be right again next week. :-?
by ianmack
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Oil filter

The usual suppliers of Minor parts offer free delivery on orders over £60. If I have an order which comes to slightly less I top it up with regular use items such as filters, fan belt, top hose etc. Saves on postage and the parts are here when I need them.
by ianmack
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

Does he mean replace the bars or just the bushes? My Minors have all had old bars, probably original and I’ve never known one to break. I have seen one or two which had worn narrow where the front end had moved against the bracket but this shouldn’t happen with good bushes. Personally I would regard...
by ianmack
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is moggy insulting?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: Is moggy insulting?

They certainly burn fiercely but I’m not sure that burning old fibreglass counts as ‘environmentally friendly’... :-?
by ianmack
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is moggy insulting?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: Is moggy insulting?

Just to complicate matters further the Reliant Robin is known as the ‘Plastic Pig’. This seems to work as an insult or an endearment, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.
by ianmack
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deluxe?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Deluxe?

I think leather had ceased to be available after the 1964 facelift.

They had a very modest notion of luxury in those days!
by ianmack
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2411

Re: Bojo the Cloan

We can only hope not, I think it will mainly depend on the degree of disruption to trade and supplies. The choice seems to be between controlled borders, a backstop or remaining in the customs union. All of these have their objectors but I really don’t see another alternative.
by ianmack
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll over jigs
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Roll over jigs

It’s an idea but it might be a bit bureaucratic for the club to keep tabs on it. Other low cost options are to make your own from scrap metal or buy a secondhand one and sell it afterwards, hopefully getting your money back.
by ianmack
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting ride height - any tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Setting ride height - any tips?

This advice is coming a bit late in your case but if removing a torsion bar it is possible to move the arms at both ends inwards a little and remove the bar and arms without losing their positions on the splines. Or you can put on a dab of paint to mark the positions for reassembly.