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by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: If I were you...

Just on the clutch - what does everyone recommend? ESM are selling the Borg & Beck kit, but I'm reading as many horror stories as I am good reviews, people saying it's cheap chinese rubbish etc etc others saying it's absolutely fine. There's a checkered history of B&B becoming AP Driveline but B&B ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre Sizes
Replies: 32
Views: 16372

Re: Tyre Sizes

I don't understand what you mean by "excessive roll on 80 profile tyres"? I have that size on my own Minor (these are the standard size when radial ply tyres are fitted) and have no undue problem with the handling at all despite enthusiastic driving. What pressures are you running? By lowering the p...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: If I were you...

SteveClem wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm
If the box is out just do the clutch anyway, you might as well!
I would have agreed with you at one time. However, with SO many owners having problems with new poorly manufactured clutches, I would leave well alone if it was working OK and still has a bit of mileage in it :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Contentment
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Contentment

PoolGuy wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm


With regards to the Royal Family, the rot set in when Harry used an electric E-Type when he left church.
An E type without a proper engine is like a man with no soul. :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I saw it on ebay and wasn't surprised it sold fairly quickly. It looks a grand starting place for a project and !'d have been tempted if looking for something to do. There are only so many cars like that. Well done! As David says, just preserve it as much as possible, don't "overdo" it and get it ba...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1261

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Myself and a mate replaced the rubber on my splitscreen many years ago without any trouble at all - including fitting the chrome finishers.
I can only guess that the problems owners have now are largely due to reproduction rubbers being of the wrong profile?
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Caffyns Tonbridge

What a fascinating history.)

Lovely looking car too by the way 8) .
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

Yes, that is the one I spotted too. As you seem doubtful about the validity, I made contact with them. They are Morris Minor specialists and advertise in Minor Matters. The listing IS current and they say that because the item is generic rather than specific, the listing hasn't been updated recently...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1171

Re: Euphemisms

How many of us do you imagine drive cars with "automatic braking" though? Even when we do, cars will still suffer the occasional puncture (as I did on the M4 recently) and some people are dis-organised enough to run out of fuel on the motorway :o. Drivers sometimes become unwell at the wheel, and ca...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

I'm afraid my limited technical ability doesn't extend to me posting links Phil. However, if you type "Morris Minor exhaust manifold" into an ebay search, you will restrict yourself to exploring the generally overpriced items for sale on the single marketplace of ebay. If however you type "Morris Mi...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

Ebay always seems expensive to me. A quick google search of the same item shows up manifolds at under half the price of that ebay one :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

Me too. It was the first thing I did to my 1958 Minor. I only have the old "static" belts but actually these, when properly adjusted, are a pretty good restraint and I feel much more secure in the car - especially when I view those early type sunvisors in line with my head :o A 1961 car might even h...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Do you have the heater fresh air intake (below the heater) open? It will mist up if fresh air cannot be drawn in to the car. It isn't as effective as the intake on the later cars but is better than nothing. Otherwise, you will have to resort to opening the quarterlight which is what I do. It IS vita...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Drivers door card
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Drivers door card

You'll need to be more specific. There are a few different styles of door card depending on age and whether a basic model or a deluxe and two different sizes depending on whether your car is a 2door or 4door version.
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Wot No Garage

I really wouldn't worry about it. Our Minor (1000 Convertible) lives outside come rain or shine and is used regularly all year round. I have never used any sort of car cover as so many people have told me about their car suffering under them (rising damp, micro-blistering paint, interior going mould...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 707

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Naturally, very few of our cars are still to original specification after all these years. Does it matter? To some owners it does and to some it doesn't. Many owners (and garages!) have simply done whatever they could - often with limited resources - to keep the cars on the road :wink: It is easy to...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 707

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Yes, the original BMC wing did have captive nuts in that position. Like every thread in the Minor's bodywork it would have been a BSF thread - the same as That used in the door furniture etc. I was simply guessing that on the aftermarket panels the manufacturer might not have followed that same rule...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 707

Re: Front wing/light thread type

I don't think it matters too much what thread BMC used originally in production as the wing pictured is a modern Taiwanese copy. Your guess is as good as mine as to what thread they use :wink: ......
by ManyMinors
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 707

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Surely it has to be the headlight mounting as the OP mentions the screw thread in a captive nut. It is only the headlights that have a captive nut isn't it.
by ManyMinors
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1950s / 1960s UK country driving video
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: 1950s / 1960s UK country driving video

Not as many Austin/Morris 1100s as I remember as a toddler. Surely that is simply because the film pre-dates the production of most 1100s? The 1100/1300 range was Britain's best selling new car during the 1960s and the roads were indeed covered with them. I don't know what year(s) the filming cover...