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by Monty-4
Thu May 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 642

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

Can the rear be opened so it is just effectively a tunnel? Thinking of adding one in front of a garage on a driveway.
by Monty-4
Wed May 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 642

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

I would suggest it would be fine outside if all of the seals are in good condition and function properly. A leaky windscreen, rear window, boot or bonnet would be pretty intolerable if the car is being kept outside. Perhaps an outdoor cover or one of those pop-up garage tents would also be an option...
by Monty-4
Tue May 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Road
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Rolling Road

I went to Southam Mini & Metro Centre and paid a little under £150, but I miraculously had the correct needle in my toolbox so may have saved a little on parts.

Nice chaps.
by Monty-4
Sat May 11, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

Wow! Have you been doing stunts in the Morris? Jumped over other cars? Quite a bend!
by Monty-4
Fri May 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: New vacuum gauge

Interesting, I have a vacuum gauge that is connected to a manifold/carb spacer on one side of a twin carb setup - no pulsing whatsoever. Perhaps it is more exposed to the turbulence when plugged directly to the manifold?
by Monty-4
Fri May 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

That cost implies approx 4-5 hours labour to me at ~£60 p/hour + VAT. It could take that long if every bolt is rusted and needs cutting off an replacing, but I doubt it. I'd also suspect that the car just needs the ride height adjusted on one side rather than a complete replacement of both torsion b...
by Monty-4
Thu May 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1660

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

The rear torsion bar arrangement would have been fun, as well as the flat four.

Given the prevelance of smoking at the time they could have also made changing the headlining easier!
by Monty-4
Thu May 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Brake adjustment

On the topic of oversize snail cams - I see ESM do a version that they state requires the drum to be skimmed.

I wonder if these might solve my problem of running out of adjustment with the Wolseley 1500 brakes?
by Monty-4
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What do you have in your tool kit
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: What do you have in your tool kit

Quite a bit as I over-prepared for the 2018 Minors on Tour when getting home would have been 1,000 miles. A spanner for everything up to the eyebolt size, screwdrivers, ignition parts, fuel pump repair kit, fuses, carb springs and float, spark plugs, ignition leads, brake cylinder seals, a brake fle...
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vacuum take off on Minisport manifold
Replies: 20
Views: 547

Re: Vacuum take off on Minisport manifold

Ah, I didn't see servo mentioned anywhere. I wouldn't know but perhaps not!
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vacuum take off on Minisport manifold
Replies: 20
Views: 547

Re: Vacuum take off on Minisport manifold

You could also use a carb spacer with a vacuum take-off, like so:
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by Monty-4
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Quality of New Parts

I fit new track-rod ends a fortnight ago and noticed the rubber is already looking like its dried and will crack.

Usually I smear red rubber grease on absolutely everything (that's rubber!) which does help a bit. My brake slave cylinders are holding up beautifully.
by Monty-4
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 713

Re: Ignition

I had a cable in an Accuspark unit wear away as the plate inside rotated, short, and burn out a section of the loom while my partner was driving. Lots of smoke in the cabin apparently. These days I use the original dizzy that the Dizzy Doctor refurbished for me and it's been flawless. Just an experi...
by Monty-4
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Either works (although cue furious debate on the matter).
by Monty-4
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Placing an old rag between the grease nipple and the grease gun nozzle can help them seal and prevent the grease from just making a mess around the nipple! I find have to do this to get anything into my steering rack at all.
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: PAINTING BRAKES
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: PAINTING BRAKES

I can tell you from experience the cheap and widely available "e-tech" engine/brake paints do not stay on the drums for long. :roll:
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: General advice

20/50 mineral oil is exactly right and will also be fine in the Carburettor in a pinch, although specialist oils for this are available for that. There are many ways to get tunes playing in your Minor and as such you may get many different answers. Budget and ones inclination to do some simple wirin...
by Monty-4
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malvern car show today
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Malvern car show today

I was there too so perhaps unknowningly saw you around cococola. I found myself an old National Trust grille badge and a Mini 1275GT steering wheel to refurbish! No Morgans but oddly a display of modern Mercedes from a local dealer. I don't know why they bother when they pale in comparison to the su...
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

I feel another trip to an autojumble to pick up a couple of Mini speedos is on the cards!
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Various Carb Needles
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Various Carb Needles

Various needles I've used over the years or saved from autojumbles.

ADF
ABP
ADQ
AAQ x2
ABD x2
AEA x2
ABQ x3
H6 (converted to swinging) x2
V3 (converted to swinging) x2

£5 each or whatever it takes to stop them from cluttering up my desk drawer!