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by les
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wanted WING/ SEATS Morris Pick Up
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Wanted WING/ SEATS Morris Pick Up

Well we’re getting a handle on the arrangement now, although it does appear that Eric also shares the writing of posts, unless, of course, Marilyn sometimes signs off as ‘Eric’ :o
by les
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Radiator

geoberni wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 pm
That's one heck of a drain tap on the lower right corner ....... :wink:
Give it time!! :D
by les
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Van wheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Van wheel?

The 936 rim also has the extra width on the outside, I’d like to see a comparison with these 896 rims.
The 936 rims appear to be the 917s with the centre welded in the other way round, the wider inside part then being outside, if that makes sense.
by les
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Van wheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Van wheel?

There appears to be van rims LP917——-LP936—— and one that I’ve not heard of before, until recently——LP896. This could be what you have mistaking the 9 for 0 —— 806 ?
by les
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 270UYJ
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: 270UYJ

I too have been somewhat confused as to whether Mr Greenie or Mrs Greenie is the author of some posts, and indeed who has done what. However, regarding this ‘upset’ it maybe down to interpretation rather than anything else. Some lives are open books, others keep themselves to themselves.
by les
Fri May 31, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front brakes sticking on problem solved
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: front brakes sticking on problem solved

The expense puts some people off, so suppliers can’t sell enough, which lets in cheaper less quality stuff. This situation is why it so difficult to get parts that actually fit and/or last.
by les
Tue May 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 9498

Re: Another van.

Those reverse rims are great, I’m looking for some!
by les
Fri May 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 102
Views: 3583

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Just touch the submit button once and release, to avoid repetition of post. To delete, touch the X at the top right of your post, it may nor be there if you leave the deletion too long.
by les
Fri May 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: marina/ital
Replies: 32
Views: 2657

Re: marina/ital

Well my project has not progressed very far, even after all this time! However I have bought new pistons and they have 4 rings, as the original ones have. It’s an A+ ribbed block, I’m taking it as from an Ital. The bore is standard.
by les
Thu May 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: positive to negative earth

A vehicle with the battery negative terminal going to an earth point is considered to be negatively earthed. The bulkhead/ bodywork is an earth point. I believe the procedure to effect the change can involve some form of ‘flashing’ over on the dynamo terminals but presumably that’s been sorted when ...
by les
Wed May 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Dash panel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Dash panel removal

I can’t imagine the entire dash board is the subject of this enquiry, because it would be readily seen that it is part of the structure and not removable without an electric grinder ! Without further clarification I would hazard a guess at the glove box lids but there again the the screws for remova...
by les
Wed May 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body

If it’s the angled brass tube, I’ve seen it fitted with a plastic restrictor. I’m not clear as to why this was.
by les
Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch stuck on
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Clutch stuck on

I think I must have. A good friend of mine built the garage, using Thermalite blocks inside, brick outside, cavity in between.
by les
Sat May 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch stuck on
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Clutch stuck on

Reading this post yesterday I started to worry. I haven’t use my pickup for well over a year, and the van for a good few months, so today set about freeing the suspected stuck clutches. Panic over, both vehicles started, and no clutch issues. I must have have fitted special super duper plates!! :D I...
by les
Fri May 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 149
Views: 3268

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Looking at those pictures, piston ring compressors have come a long way. Mine must been made just after the internal combustion engine was invented! :D
by les
Fri May 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sale of Logbooks
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Sale of Logbooks

Resolve the sale of log books?—— Good luck with that one!! Next project, rid the world of evil? :roll:
by les
Fri May 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 102
Views: 3583

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Yes it should say Pickup, also have you registered it as historic?
by les
Tue May 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Road
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Rolling Road

Ok thanks, looks like £100-150 for a session. Is that right in anyone's experience? As a starter for 10, I'm going to put a BDL needle (MG Metro) in my HIF44. Planning also on fitting a Piper MB270 camshaft, I will get my existing camshaft reground to this spec, as it's cheaper, and allows me to re...
by les
Sat May 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

I doubt you’ll get away with that area of the crossmember, I suspect the hole had been well distorted. A picture of the torsion bar in place would be interesting, to see the extent of the bend ( the other side of the nut)
by les
Thu May 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 45
Views: 1577

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Yes terrible design, how can something so wrong still be around around seventy years on!! :roll: