Search found 455 matches

by Monty-4
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regular engine runs during winter storage?
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Regular engine runs during winter storage?

The engine doesn't worry me - I'm just sure to crank it with the plugs disconnected before firing it up for the first time in a while to circulate it all.

What I have had issues with is the clutch and handbrake sticking on!
by Monty-4
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rubber suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Rubber suspension

What on earth does it do, a kind of bump stop upgrade?
by Monty-4
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy Recon Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Noisy Recon Diff

Rear wheel bearings are fine as far as I know. I had a good look in there when I recently fit the Wolseley rear drums. The Ford 5-speed also whines a little in some gears, so it all adds up to just a little too much to count as "old charm" and crosses into "tiring drone" for me. But I am quite sensi...
by Monty-4
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broquet Fuel Catalyst
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Broquet Fuel Catalyst

You'll get more benefit from making the car lighter by throwing it away. :) In my experience Minor engines are fine on normal unleaded although I'd use additive or convert the cylinder head if doing hundreds of fast motorway miles. No ill effects from ethanol yet either although all my pipes are fai...
by Monty-4
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: London Moggy Owners
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: London Moggy Owners

I haven't heard anything about the exemption dissapearing and I'd say the classic car lobby is pretty strong - plenty of money and people with connections. Whether it's deserved or not is another matter. :)
by Monty-4
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy Recon Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Noisy Recon Diff

I got tired of whiney eBay differentials a year or two back and bought a recon/exchange unit from Moss. After not driving the car for a while until recently (rusty o/s rear spring hangar needed sorting) I was reminded today that it still whines! Could it perhaps be the half shafts or should I be get...
by Monty-4
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

I'm a sucker for some period accessories so did track down an "original" BMC one a while back - leather with the two flaps. The one time I put it on, with flaps open, I nearly cooked the engine in traffic and had to pull over to take it off! There might be need for one if your thermostat has been dr...
by Monty-4
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines

I doubt Nissan or Renault are making losses on every Leaf and Zoe they sell, somehow. Both-sides-ism about the 'green lobby' obfuscates the fact that the weight of misleading nonsense is coming from the old dinosoars interested in continuing very profitable dinosoar burning at the expense of everyon...
by Monty-4
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines

Who is this "PC brigade" and where do I sign up? Seems we'd have a great time being very polite to each other. :lol: A further development from the original source of this thread. It seems Jagnut is correct in that major corporations don't want to spend the money - namely on switching to alternative...
by Monty-4
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines

Who knows what to believe. Indeed. This "research" is not actually research. There was no study. There were no new recorded results. This is a brochure put out by some lobbyists and a PR firm being loyally repeated by the usual suspects under the same ownership - the Mail, Telegraph & Times. The la...
by Monty-4
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Twin Amal carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Twin Amal carbs

How do these run compared to a set of SUs?

Can't find much in the yellow bible or the web.
by Monty-4
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Is this ok?

Good to steer clear of those and hit the report button on eBay.
by Monty-4
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 722

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

philthehill wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:54 am
Could be a left over from the proposed flat four engine which would require twin exhaust pipes which would run either side and above the rear axle.
Giving me naughty ideas involving two standard exhausts...
by Monty-4
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 46
Views: 1287

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

I have the style of timing cover fit with the timing marks on the top (Mini? A+?) and assumed they would be correct, is this not right? If so my timing may be out!

On the leaks - I use this gasket - but it still drips - not £270 worth of drips though!
by Monty-4
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Electric Cars

Parafin would require a compression ratio half of that in the Minor engine and would probably require a pre-heater, so terribly inefficient and impractical all round. I think some petrol-kerosene mixes were used in four stroke engines in the past though. Ethanol much easier. Perhaps in 15 years we'l...
by Monty-4
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 722

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

I think the Minor was originally supposed to have rear torsion bars as well as front?

Also the exhaust needs some of that space on one side or the axle would hit it when the suspension is under load.
by Monty-4
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Electric Cars

While EV sales have taken off this year, in relative terms, they are still a single digit percentages of the total and we're a year or two from price-parity (not accounting for vastly lower maintenance costs of EVs). I don't think we have much to worry about for the next decade other than taking pre...
by Monty-4
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uprated 1098 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Uprated 1098 engine

Whilst buying their package would be the easiest course to take for an upgrade, it's eye-wateringly expensive for the results. If you have any mechanical inclination you could perform the same upgrades to the 1098 (well documented on this forum) for, say, 30% of the listed price on their website. Th...
by Monty-4
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Maestro carb/manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Maestro carb/manifold

I have no idea but have one of these carbs and manifolds, plus years of dirt, sitting in my garage if you want pictures and details. I decided to go with likely inferior but prettier twin HS2s for my build. :lol:
by Monty-4
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 2013

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

That's what we need in the classic car world, whether its a 1989 MX-5 or a 1959 Morris Minor all people coming together for the good of the general classic car movement. I feel many responses on here are quite blinkered, there is a large cohort of youngsters that are interested in classic cars, jus...