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by chickenjohn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: Vehicle inspection

Whereabouts is the car? If it's local to Margate then I might be able to have a look for you.

I agree that condition and restoration quality is far more important that "provenance" and "History" on a Morris Minor, cheers John
by chickenjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leaking convertible hood
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: leaking convertible hood

Check the rain isn't getting in through the 1/4 light rubbers and 1/4 light to door top seal. Water may be collecting under the carpet and running down to the rear floor pans.

Check also the side window seals which can drip in heavy rain.
by chickenjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Repair panels recommended suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 2449

Re: Repair panels recommended suppliers

ESM bought all the old Hadrian tooling when they went out of business and did a good job of improving the panels from there. ESM manufacture most of the panels they sell. The RP135 L and R for example now come with original looking drain holes and fit to both the floor pan and sill edge panel a lot ...
by chickenjohn
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cellulose shrinkage problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: Cellulose shrinkage problem

You can use a different filler / primer to cellulose. No need to use the nasty 2K, ask at your local paint suppliers. 2K should only be used in an extracted booth and with an air fed mask with a clean air supply. I've recently used Lechler 1k filler primer over etch on a traveller roof and on the re...
by chickenjohn
Sun May 22, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris resto on TV
Replies: 20
Views: 3291

Re: Morris resto on TV

Wheeler Dealers is totally fake (as are all so-called ""reality"" shows). Even the person you see Brewer buying the car from is an extra as is the person he "sells" it to. The cars are quietly disposed of on Ebay or other outlets as projects still needed masses of work to make them roadworthy. I kno...
by chickenjohn
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10892

Re: flex in floor

You are correct Rod that repairs should be continuously welded, and this is where there was originally a continuous piece of metal. Where we see the crack at the right hand side in the picture above, in a rust free car this would be a continuous sheet of metal. Therefore the repair is an MOT failure...
by chickenjohn
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10892

Re: flex in floor

:-? This is what i found when removed the black crap off. I don't think its too structural just a bit of patch welding then rust treat and paint over. What do others think? Do I replace the front N/S chassis or leave for another day when really 'gone'.-snip-[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?sr...
by chickenjohn
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10892

Re: flex in floor

I haven't read the whole thread, but would just like to add that excessive flexing in the Minor floor can be due to hairline cracks.

Clean up the area carefully with wire brush on grinder and inspect for cracks. If you find any, cut out and butt weld in a new section.
by chickenjohn
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Europe referendum malarkey
Replies: 144
Views: 15361

Re: This Europe referendum malarkey

Just consider that the FBHVC only exists to try and prevent EU legislation from driving our classic cars from the road!

The EU would like to scrap all classics and make us drive Euroboxes.
by chickenjohn
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Isopon by the truckload, what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 6095

Re: Isopon by the truckload, what to do?

This could just be a light skim as required when a lower rear quarter panel is fitted, as said above remove the rear quarter inner trim panel and check for a seam indicating a repair panel has been fitted.
by chickenjohn
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake cylinder fur
Replies: 18
Views: 2335

Re: Brake cylinder fur

I would be more worried about corrosion on the INSIDE of the wheel cylinder! Removal of the outer piston and application of red rubber grease will give longer life to the cylinders (and red rubber grease does not attack rubber like other greases and oils do).
by chickenjohn
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ectoplasm in fuel!
Replies: 27
Views: 3537

Re: Ectoplasm in fuel!

Sorry - but you are wrong - it's very standard procedure to add Meths to remove loose water from the fuel. There are limits of course - and it's not suggested as an every day procedure - just a 'one off' treatment. And it is well known that condensation on the roof the tank (due to breathing in moi...
by chickenjohn
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contaminated fuel
Replies: 13
Views: 2916

Re: Contaminated fuel

The biggest problem is that ALL standard unleaded these days is contaminated fuel. Because they add ethanol to it and that ethanol contains water and corrosive acids.

Best to stick to Superunleaded as for the moment that does not have any ethanol added to it.
by chickenjohn
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat foam replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

Re: Seat foam replacement

I couldn't agree more Manyminors!

And ditto with engine power, the 1098 or 948 is perfectly acceptable for everyday motoring, provided, the engine is not knackered and the mixture and ignition are set up correctly.
by chickenjohn
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat foam replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

Re: Seat foam replacement

Yes, I installed the seat diahragm and foam from ESM - worked very well. I really think that a lot of people needlessly change their seats to either seats from a scrap car or an expensive purpose made seat when all your Moggy seats need is new foam, padding and webbing/ diaphragm to be comfortable a...
by chickenjohn
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ectoplasm in fuel!
Replies: 27
Views: 3537

Re: Ectoplasm in fuel!

The possible problem with an inline filter before the pump is that in hot weather it may 'strangle' the flow of fuel to a possibly weak pump -causing a fit of 'the vapours'. However - it's hardly warm weather at the moment -so as above , flush out and by all means try a filter. Water in the fuel ca...
by chickenjohn
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ectoplasm in fuel!
Replies: 27
Views: 3537

Re: Ectoplasm in fuel!

Hi Folks, I think I already know the answer but other opinions welcome. Broke down the other day, cut out on a hill and wouldnt restart, so been working through possibles. Just checked fuel filters and found goo in both fuel pump and carb. Some of it in the float chamber is like a jelly, so could i...
by chickenjohn
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine convertible or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 5174

Re: Genuine convertible or not?

The chassis legs, front and rear, floor pans,spring hangers, cross members, inner wings, boot surround bulkheads and even sills ( apart from one strengthened piece) is identical between a 2 door saloon and convertible , that is what I meant by " base" that the factory made convertibles from.
by chickenjohn
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine convertible or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 5174

Re: Genuine convertible or not?

Very good advice! As Jaekl quite rightly states, a factory convertible is just a factory converted convertible from a 2-door saloon base. This idea has been put forward in a couple of posts recently for some odd reason. The factory DID NOT convert saloons into convertibles. The convertible was fact...
by chickenjohn
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes failed
Replies: 31
Views: 4411

Re: Brakes failed

Having spoken to our local branch chair and moggy guru I had a look at the master cylinder. Dry at the back wet at the front where the pedal is attached. Offer was made to supply from ESM new Lockheed unit and fit. Car collected last night with no fuel in it and sticking starter motor. Car now retu...