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by ManyMinors
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Carpets

Metal square ring securing the gearstick gaitor should be above the carpet. Strictly speaking, on a 1971 Traveller, the original carpet was fitted OVER the gearstick gaitor and fixing ring which were fitted first. The way you describe is correct for earlier cars. Late cars had a one-piece front car...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Ashtrays

Yes there were - almost every year up until late 1964 when the later dashboard and heatformed vinyl interior was introduced. Relatively few changes after that until production ended.
by ManyMinors
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Ashtrays

You are confusing things now by bringing a Series 11 car into the debate. Different car. Different ashtray :wink:
by ManyMinors
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual casting number on head
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: unusual casting number on head

I believe that Britmo were an independent company sometimes used by BMC Australia to manufacture castings for them. Your head was probably a standard factory item rather than a performance modification. Does your car have an Australian connection?
by ManyMinors
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Ashtrays

Every Minor 1000 built after 1961 was supplied with vinyl seat facings whether it was a standard or deluxe. Also, stainless steel door window frames were fitted to the Traveller and the 4door saloon regardless of the specification. Overriders were indeed part of the deluxe specification but will hav...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 063 or 038 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: 063 or 038 ?

Getting the correct battery would be a better idea though........
by ManyMinors
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 063 or 038 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: 063 or 038 ?

I think that if you fit an 063 battery to a positive earth Minor, the battery posts will be the wrong way around and you'll have to fit the battery clamp too close to the battery posts because of this. An 038 battery is the recommended battery for a standard car but if you want a larger output, ask ...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 267

Re: Dead Eletrics

If you have 12v at the fuses then the electrics are not "dead". You haven't answered the question regarding the headlights - which are not fused. If you have 12v at one side of the fuse but not the other, then plainly the current is not getting through the fuse. This will be because either the fuse ...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

The Traveller is a lovely car and practical too. I quite see the appeal. If you are going to purchase a restored one then, no doubt, the timber frame will have been replaced - but will still require a fair bit of looking after if you use the car regularly or keep it outside at all. If you don't need...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

One thing I can say is that a Morris Minor doesn't have to be fully restored to be reliable. The first time I drove to the South of France was in an old Morris Minor I had paid £80.00 for. I never had a moment of trouble with it mechanically :) Northern France is not actually that far away from Sout...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

The Morris Minor is still such a great little car. You can do SO much with them if you want to. Best advice is simply to buy the best/most sound example you can find for the money you have available as a major restoration will cost far more than buying a decent car in the first place. What age/model...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Earth strap positions?
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Earth strap positions?

You are missing the point Phil that each parts book you quote lists only one earth cable. I agree that the original BMC parts book calls this the "engine to earth" cable. However, in my opinion, the correct fitting position for this cable is actually from the gearbox. There is no picture in the book...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 729

Re: long distance driving

There are many things owners can do to "improve" their Morris Minors but in reality, few of them - if any - are really necessary. My Minor is an almost completely standard 1098cc car and is used most days locally but also for long distance driving on holidays including several in Europe where I have...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Earth strap positions?
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Earth strap positions?

The earth strap from the gearbox to the chassis is a standard and necessary fitment. The one Phil shows from the engine is not. As he says however, it does no harm to have another.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Cap Seal
Replies: 5
Views: 171

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: 105

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: 207

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: 178

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: 7
Views: 261

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: 230

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...