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by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Cap Seal
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Petrol Cap Seal

I really can't see any adhesive being much good I'm afraid. For what they cost, I would just order a replacement cap. A missing seal makes a car unroadworthy and is an MOT fail point.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Bumper protection

I agree that replacement new chrome bumpers seem to be of nothing like the quality of the originals. However, I would give the "back" a good covering of waxoyl (or similar) and also smother the chrome bolts with something similar - or copper grease - while assembling it all. Such treatment can do no...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: indicator issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: indicator issues.

If your car is a 1962 model it should have a warning light on the end of the column stalk.
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steering Wheel (again!)
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Steering Wheel (again!)

I just use a standard socket from my socket set. I've never needed to disturb the horn contact although you could remove the circlip if you wished. Nothing worrying will happen if you do - just make a note of how it should be re-assembled. If you use a socket to remove the nut it is best to either r...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtray in centre near handbrake
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Ashtray in centre near handbrake

The ashtray doesn't fit between the front seats. It fits onto the top of the transmission tunnel in the REAR of the car. If your car originally had one then the screw holes for the 4 self tapping screws will still be present? There is nothing else fitted in that area so you won't cause any problem. ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Traveller production stopped in April 1971 from memory. The last cars produced had the black engines and quite a few late Travellers remained unsold so were registered later. They were of course a very old fashioned car by 1971 when compared with the Ford Escort and Vauxhall Viva Estate cars as well...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

The last Travellers, vans & pick-ups definitely had black painted engines.
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

I would say yes - as the whole lot was painted in one go more or less. If you look at an original dynamo or starter motor you'll see that it was only the visible areas which received a proper coverage of paint.
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: National rally 2019

Thanks for all the great photos Dean. Looks like there was some great cars there and I've missed out ☹️ The early 52 tourer, OCV 648, does anyone know what colour it is ? Is that Birch Grey ? I have a 52 tourer in birch grey also, but it is so faded and bleached by the sun, it is hard to tell what ...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?

I don't see why it should cause problems with starting but a loose exhaust clamp and escaping gasses can quickly cause poor running if the air filter gets blocked with soot. That is something worth looking at - but the best advise would be to sort out the exhaust asap!
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Morris engine crane
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Morris engine crane

Phil is now owned by the Chinese? :o ?
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Self stirring left and right

There is something seriously wrong with a Morris Minor which doesn't steer properly. Have you actually had the tracking (wheel alignment) checked properly? Tyres checked properly? Are the trunnion joints all moving freely? As Kennatt has suggested it is also worth looking at the rear of the car too....
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust - Top of Battery Tray
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Rust - Top of Battery Tray

I'm not sure I'd recommend that course of action while the battery is fitted in a Minor because there are rivet holes directly beneath the battery through which the water (and acid) can seep and spoil the parcel shelf below - witness all the damp/rotted out parcel shelfs. I do agree that boiling wat...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

ianmack wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:49 am
I believe the panda cars varied somewhat as local forces had their own specifications.
That is certainly the case. I once owned a panda car and that was certainly supplied with a standard dynamo. No ammeter.
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust - Top of Battery Tray
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Rust - Top of Battery Tray

It is caused by battery acid on poorly maintained cars and particularly a growth on the positive battery terminal which is close to that area. It is important to keep battery terminals clean. It is generally recommended to lightly coat them in vaseline.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: passenger side foot well hole series 2
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: passenger side foot well hole series 2

LH Drive dipswitch?
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windscreen rubber.
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Windscreen rubber.

No trimming should be required but you don't have the correct rubber for a 1959 car.
You need to refit your wiper wheelboxes correctly as well :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

If the vehicle is already recorded as historic vehicle ,exempt for tax,then you don't need to apply,only need to on first time after becoming eligible for historic status. I'm pretty sure that is completely wrong. A "historic vehicle" is NOT exempt for tax meaning that you don't need to tax it. I h...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1744

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

I think you're forgetting that these cars when new, were an inexpensive "entry level" car and costs had to be carefully kept in check. Of course better materials could have been used in some cases but then the cars would have been more expensive and not appealed to the mass market. The fact that Mor...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Have you tried a Post Office?
It should be possible to use the green slip - that is the purpose of it surely? Last time I changed my car that is what I did and I had no problem.