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by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 129

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: 129

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: 41

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: 23
Views: 511

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: 105

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: 339

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: 238

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: 150

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: 378

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: 150

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: 192

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: 91

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: 216

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: 1736

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: 216

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.
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1736

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

The paint dipping process used was to coat the whole bodyshell in primer only. Undercoats and colour coats were applied with a spraygun. That is the only way that the body colour - blue in your case - can get anywhere. The bodyshells were completely bare, primed shells when colour sprayed, so a cert...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: firewall holes

I never imagined this was a factory finish, I assumed a previous owner had slapped it on after repairs. I imagine the owners of the restored cars in Ray's book made the same (perfectly understandable) assumption. It is always better to copy a scruffy but original car than a gleaming fully restored ...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: firewall holes

If you wished to replicate the factory finish of the black paint, I believe you would have to use about a 3inch brush AND be blindfolded! All 3 cars are finished in exactly the same way. The white car most clearly shows that where the black paint has been rubbed off, the white body colour is visible...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: firewall holes

Apologies, I thought you were referring to the soundproofing under the carpets. The original bulkhead soundproofing pictured above and made from 2 different materials sewn together does indeed look the same as mine, It is a thicker material than that used under the carpets. I am not sure how "origin...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: firewall holes

My Minor 1000 still has completely original carpets etc so should be a good guide. There is a black surface to the bottom of the underfelt. Hope this helps. No doubt more effective materials are available for soundproofing nowadays but this is what they had originally.