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by Sleeper
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Breakers of Bread (Short period drama) - Car needed
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Breakers of Bread (Short period drama) - Car needed

Hello, I'm currently producing a short period drama titled Breakers of Bread at Westminster Film School. The film is set during the mid-1950s and for one of the scenes, we need a classic car, preferably something bulkier to emulate as a taxi cab. I had come across this forum and was wondering if any...
by Sleeper
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 419

Re: Ignition

I recently sold my Sparkrite set up as no longer needed,it was perfect for the job and built to last , clipped onto the coil and with a 3 position switch..Normal points ignition ,Electronic Ignition and Off ( security) ,also had a built in timing light.. If you can find a good old one , go for it.. ...
by Sleeper
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radial Tyres - Help
Replies: 23
Views: 2511

Re: Radial Tyres - Help

Thanks Rob...

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radial Tyres - Help
Replies: 23
Views: 2511

Re: Radial Tyres - Help

green123 wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:59 pm
i have 165x65 r14 tyres on my morris minor on standard rims they do fit and have no problems apart from the tyre dosent fit under the boot floor
Anyone?

Would 155R 14 80S , tyres on either van or saloon rims fit under the boot floor?

Thanks
John :wink:
by Sleeper
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: 1963 pull starter cable

With the inner removed an angle grinder cuts through it like butter...

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: General advice

If you've got your music on your phone,a small bluetooth box and speaker is compact and discreet..
john :wink:
by Sleeper
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1372

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Monty
You have a PM....

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1372

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

By my maths you need a 1039, nearest MM is 1000 , nearly 4% out , once again Speedy cables or 1040 mechanism from a donor...

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 430

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

I think the black faced speedos range from 1248tpm to 1504tpm so the result should be better..

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 430

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

Declan " If a 1625 speedo under reads then he will need a higher TPM not a lower. " A 1625 speedo needs 1625 turns to show 60mph ( or 1 measured mile ) His is under reading ie. showing for example 50 mph at an actual 60 mph , he is getting less turns per minute/mile than before.. so He needs either ...
by Sleeper
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 430

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

Richard What you need is a 1462 speedometer,the nearest that I know of for a MM is either 1408 ( 4% over reading ) or a 1504 ( 3% under reading ) , the other option is to find a speedometer ( nearest available is 1472 , less than 1% out ) and change out the mechanism ,failing that Speedy cables can ...
by Sleeper
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

Phil
If you're going to use it , in all conditions , I'd strip and lubricate and then wrap with denso tape ( or similar ) , but if it's a summer show queen there's no need...

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malvern car show today
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Malvern car show today

Nice photos

Thanks

Did they never get the soft tops to fit correctly?

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 430

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

Mogs
Question3 , Yes , but you need to alter the sweep , I take it you have clap hands wipers...and fabricate ( or buy ) a mounting plate... and a little re-wire.


John :wink:

P.S What number is on the face of your speedometer.
by Sleeper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Speed Limiters

Blaketon wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:04 pm
. It seems to have resulted in cars going by in groups, as if forming part of a train.
Just like Formula1....

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

Phil
It's the same old story , the quality just isn't there these days , what is the problem with your old springs?

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: 7", 8" hubs, backplates etc collect Manchester
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 7", 8" hubs, backplates etc collect Manchester

Gone to a good home...

John ;)
by Sleeper
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 7", 8" hubs, backplates etc collect Manchester
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 7", 8" hubs, backplates etc collect Manchester

You have a PM...

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Vacuum bleeder comments anyone?

John :wink:
by Sleeper
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 7", 8" hubs, backplates etc collect Manchester
Replies: 3
Views: 152

7", 8" hubs, backplates etc collect Manchester

Dear All
Spring has sprung , shed clear-out , free to a good home, first come first served....
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John :wink: