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by ManyMinors
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: wanted - Bonnet parts
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: wanted - Bonnet parts

Oh yes. Apologies. I can see that now. Those parts should be easily removed from a secondhand bonnet. As you say, they are simply screwed on and shouldn't be difficult to obtain.
by ManyMinors
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Cab pick up chasis
Replies: 19
Views: 213

Re: Traveller Cab pick up chasis

The photo above clearly shows a Traveller "B" post as opposed to the van/4door one. If a Traveller cab is used than I imagine the Traveller chassis legs were removed from the floor pan by drilling out the spot welds?
by ManyMinors
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: wanted - Bonnet parts
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: wanted - Bonnet parts

The bonnet crossmember is not available as a separate part. You'd have to find somebody with a spare bonnet and either use that whole bonnet or remove the crossmember from it and weld it to your own. There isn't a shortage of spare bonnets.
by ManyMinors
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Cab pick up chasis
Replies: 19
Views: 213

Re: Traveller Cab pick up chasis

The doors are quite different. The van doors, which are the same as a 4door saloon, are almost 6inches shorter.
It wouldn't be the first pick-up built using the cut down body from a Traveller :wink:
The pictures do appear to show a Traveller door.
by ManyMinors
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Wing Mirrors

Wing mirrors were factory fitted to all Travellers. At least one exterior mirror being a legal requirement on a duel purpose vehicle in the UK. They had a round mirror glass and were manufactured by Raydyot I think. These had a straight stem which was fixed to the wing and had no "spring back" provi...
by ManyMinors
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

First thing to check immediately after the car comes to a halt: Is the fuel pump supplying fuel? Does the pump have to tick a lot before the engine re-starts? Simply pull the supply pipe off the float chamber and briefly turn the ignition on to check. If that is working alright then check through th...
by ManyMinors
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike on a traveller?
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Bike on a traveller?

You can now get a bike rack that fits onto a tow ball there very good and really secure I have used one on my motorhome for a few years with no problems. You obviously need a tow bar fitting and the racks aren't cheap A much better option than using the roof though - particularly on a car like a Tr...
by ManyMinors
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare Standard model on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Rare Standard model on eBay

I must disagree that "there were very few made" of the standard models. I have 3 Minor saloons and a convertible and 3 of these 4 cars are standard models as opposed to the deluxe. I do agree that is was unusual to specify no heater but the heater was an option which most new car buyers were prepare...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front & rear screen rubbers
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: front & rear screen rubbers

A 1966 car would originally have been fitted with exactly the same rubber and trim as a 1959 car. It wasn't the cars which changed, simply that the rubber changed around 1967 to carry a plastic filler strip trim instead of the previous stainless steel trim. I assume this change was motivated by cost...
by ManyMinors
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 143
Views: 26658

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Great progress :D
by ManyMinors
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti Rust Products
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Anti Rust Products

As Phil says, spraying waste oil was a common (and free!) rust preventative many years ago but should never be used now as the fumes are highly toxic. A great many products are available along the lines of waxoyl preventatives, my own favorite being Supertrol. This used to be available in 5L cans bu...
by ManyMinors
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

I agree with Phil. I wouldn't be any rush to replace that. Some decent rust treatment and preventative in all the vulnerable areas and it'll last for years. It is hard to tell from the photos but the crossmember looks to have been replaced previously in any case. It doesn't look to be just spot weld...
by ManyMinors
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

Anything is "possible". Because of its structural importance I would personally replace the whole thing if the bottom is failing. It is quite a big job but, once done and properly protected, it is done for good :).
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece

Quite so.
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Late type Smith's heater
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Late type Smith's heater

That IS the original type. Just to confirm.
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Expected Braking Performance
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Expected Braking Performance

One of my Minors still has the original 7inch front brakes. As said above, they are perfectly adequate in a smaller engined car. One thing, often overlooked, is that drum brakes only work well with good quality lining material and some of the new brake shoes available are POOR! I found it difficult ...
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake hose part numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Brake hose part numbers

The Unipart number was GBH 108.
by ManyMinors
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: backplate drawing

A most interesting conversion. I think the Mazda gearbox gives a much more pleasant gear change than the Ford one and is much more readily available at decent prices too. The Ford gearboxes will be in short supply soon. The old Toyota 5 speed box conversion was a very successful one but again, avail...
by ManyMinors
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1367

Re: Disc brakes

Quite :roll:
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?

I would never suggest that anybody carried out a "substandard" job. All the rot needs to be cut away first. However there is nothing wrong with making localised repairs and only using part of a repair panel . Many repair panels do not fully replicate the original and it is a skilled job to correctly...