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by parkview094
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear shock absorber links
Replies: 38
Views: 5017

Re: rear shock absorber links

Hmm, so the new link and bushes have arrived.. But it looks like the bushes are too wide? Isnt the link going to move around on these?

Also, any way to remove the supplied rubber bush without cutting it out?

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by parkview094
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear shock absorber links
Replies: 38
Views: 5017

Re: rear shock absorber links

Thank you - Ordered!
by parkview094
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear shock absorber links
Replies: 38
Views: 5017

Re: rear shock absorber links

Just adding to this old thread, as my Rear Shock absorber link has also failed and this is the thread that keeps coming up first on Google! Suspension Link.jpg Whilst I await the replacement (coming in the post) - I see there was mention of a split pin on the chassis nut? I cant see this on mine nor...
by parkview094
Mon May 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight Gremlin
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Headlight Gremlin

My offside headlamp dipped beam has stopped working. I swapped the main beam and dip connections over and retested to make sure the bulb was good, which it is. With the lights connected up, the dip connector shows 0v when turned on with my multimeter. If I disconnect the bulb connection, my multimet...
by parkview094
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Round (Gold) Smiths Heater Refurbishment
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Round (Gold) Smiths Heater Refurbishment

So.. I've finally gotten round to removing the heater to try and find out why it's stopped working. I'm suspecting the brushes. But seeing as I'm going to fully dismantle it, I thought it's probably a good opportunity to refubish it a little bit. I'm completely missing all the plastic the ducting fr...
by parkview094
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter Switch Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Starter Switch Replacement

Thanks all for your help! Took the parcel shelf and the heater out and had good access to the cable and retaining nut. Removing the speedo instument panel flooded the area with light so wasn't a difficult job at all. Of course, despite paying extra for a new 'Lucas' start switch - the new switch was...
by parkview094
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter Switch Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Starter Switch Replacement

Thank you, the diagrams are very helpful. How do you get at screw (23) - does that have to be reached through/under the dash, or will it all pull out into the engine bay? Indeed - I have a '53 MM. I've removed the instrument panel from behind the steering wheel, but there is no sign of the the back ...
by parkview094
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter Switch Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Starter Switch Replacement

Is it easier to get access if I remove the chrome center section (with ash tray etc) from the dash first do you think? I've not looked yet, but is it obvious what holds that center section in place?
by parkview094
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter Switch Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Starter Switch Replacement

It may be obvious to you (that the switch needs replacing), but not 100% to me. Firstly, it may have just been more resistance in the connection than the starter motor, and secondly, is the starter motor bendix jammed in mesh? Not certain it's the switch that needs replacing, but the push button of...
by parkview094
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter Switch Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Starter Switch Replacement

Hi All, I had trouble starting the car over the weekend from the pull switch, so popped the bonnet and used the button on the starter switch. It was very stiff to depress requiring much more force than usual. I sprayed liberally with WD40 before giving the button a few more pushes to try and loosen ...
by parkview094
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leaking convertible hood
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: leaking convertible hood

Any signs for where the water is coming in? Where is the water collecting? Is this whilst standing or whilst driving?
by parkview094
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio!
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Radio!

If the car doesn't have a hole drilled somewhere for an Aerial, perhaps consider a DAB radio? We fitted one under the parcel shelf which, although not very 'in-keeping' can easily be removed in the future if desired. The Aerial is a stick-on type attached to the front windscreen which works really w...
by parkview094
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running Hot when Stationary
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Running Hot when Stationary

Thank you Both. If it's likely just the (very) hot weather, I'll repeat the test next week when I'm sure our summer will be over :)
by parkview094
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running Hot when Stationary
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Running Hot when Stationary

The recent spell of decent weather has brought on both an increase in use of our Morris Minor, but also a potentially new problem. Stuck in traffic after a longish drive, the temperature gauge started creeping up. At around half-way between N and H, the car started running lumpy and then eventually ...
by parkview094
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: MMOC National Rally 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 27675

Re: MMOC National Rally 2017

Aha! We're hoping to go, but still have some items in the diary we need to clear out first. Is not-booking and just paying on the day an acceptable option then?
by parkview094
Mon May 15, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM Boot Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

Re: MM Boot Handle

Yes, captive nuts so the external screws CAN just be unscrewed, but the originals had a large headed screw in the end of the square shaft so you couldn't just pull it out and the screwed on casting has lugs on the side so it cannot be turned, even if unscrewed. :wink: Ah! That explains it! Thank you.
by parkview094
Sat May 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM Boot Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

MM Boot Handle

As long as we've owned our '53 MM, the boot handle hasn't worked properly. One lazy afternoon, I ordered myself a new assembly and finally thought I'd have a go at fitting it today. I really should have checked before, but today I discovered that the existing handle on the car is actually a later ty...
by parkview094
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2017 Miglia Quadrato (London)
Replies: 0
Views: 1344

2017 Miglia Quadrato (London)

Wondered if this might be of interest to any of the London / South East members... The 2017 Miglia Quadrato (Treasure Hunt) takes place in the City of London during the night of the 20th/21st May. This always promises to be an excellent event for both first time and experienced treasure hunters alik...
by parkview094
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club 4th December
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club 4th December

We'll be there :) This is normally an excellent free event and guaranteed to be an interesting Sunday morning..
by parkview094
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series MM Speedo Cable?
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Series MM Speedo Cable?

Hello, Now we're safely back from MoT, I've gained a long list of things to fettle with or fix on the car. Top of the list is addressing why the speedometer is not currently working. The odometer incremented by 100 miles on our journey of around 50 miles to Portsmouth and the speedo needle just flai...