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by arjay
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Garage Floor paint

Mmm. I have a garage approx 27' x 17'. That would cost some £6300 with one of the matting products listed above. I might not get that past the home treasury...
by arjay
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller Load Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Traveller Load Bay

I had to use glue on the wheel arches but not necessary on the floor. Still all there after 30 years.
by arjay
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Really

I can't believe that it isn't...
by arjay
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare Standard model on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Rare Standard model on eBay

I had a sheep jump over a wall in Cumbria and even though my Minor Ser 2 was fitted with Marina disc brakes and wheels I could not pull up quick enough. Those Cumbrian sheep must be tough as it got up and jumped back over the wall and disappeared. The Minor had a broken headlight and dented wing. I...
by arjay
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: **Wanted**==**Gauge mount**
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: **Wanted**==**Gauge mount**

I had a spare traveller B post cover, so went the home made route.
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by arjay
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Gremlins become too often
Replies: 38
Views: 1052

Re: Electrical Gremlins become too often

When I changed my loom, I followed a tip from an old hand: having disconnected battery, I cut the loom leaving a couple of inches attached to each instrument or fitting. This made identifying which wire went where much easier than following a far-too-small wiring diagram. I accept that this might no...
by arjay
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Tin opener.

Issued with every box of Army compo rations 1960-1990 at least. Folds up, too. But it is - like many tin-openers - right-handed.
by arjay
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub

Thanks again Phil. That's two beers I owe you now. I am not a million miles away, so perhaps RV when 'Betty' is back on the road.
Shane
by arjay
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub

Whoops, only saw the top half of your post!
Shane
by arjay
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub

Thank you Phil. I was, of course, trying to attach then like Morris, MG etc, ie both ends through the shoes. The 'Riley' springs I was sent were the yellow one here. The other is an MGA spring. Where does the 'loose' end go? Through the small hole in the backplate? It looks like it in your picture. ...
by arjay
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub

They do go behind, but still foul
by arjay
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley front brake springs - fouling hub
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Riley front brake springs - fouling hub

Another thread on brake springs reminded me of more unfinished business. I have an immaculate set of Riley front brakes, with good drums and backplates, new cylinders adjusters etc, and with MGA flexible brake pipes to match up with the Minor setup. Unfortunately, the return springs - bought with ot...
by arjay
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

Thanks for that Phil. I should have known better than to trust a modern device (or the modern part of it). A 10mm drill shows up as 8. IOU the beer, if we meet! Now I just need to find a local helper who can work magic with the loose end, as I am clearly not up to that. :oops:
by arjay
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

Sorry Phil, is that for me? if so, see below: you owe me a beer, if we should ever meet! I have been a bit more careful with the measuring stick this time...but it slipped from .125 to .126 as I picked up the camera. Shane
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by arjay
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

Thank you both. I have a photo but can't remember how to upload so it is an attachment. IMG_20200719_161345282.jpg Let's hope it works. Part of the pipe is not showing. I can assure you that the OD of the pipe is .129 (1/8" nominal). The fittings are all screw type. I have dropped a note to JLH. He ...
by arjay
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

Arjay, You can send an email to Jonathan at JLH, he's very helpful and never seems to take long to reply. He sent me a sketch and an email explaining the pipework modifications when I fitted the brake fluid reservoir. info@jlhmorrisminors.co.uk I bought a secondhand Bluepoint flaring kit on eBay an...
by arjay
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

I have since made Morris minor kits with 6mm copper pipe which I flare. The flare for the reservoir JIC fittings must be 37° and not 45°. The company you bought it from probably does not have a proper flaring tool. Regards Declan Thanks, Declan. The other 3 joints are complete, like yours but the 4...
by arjay
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

<t>I come to this thread rather late. Like the owner (neil morey on 25 May 2017, I have the (JLH, I think) kit with the unflared pipe connection. I appreciate that, as it is not in the pressured circuit, there is little pressure in this pipe but it surely does need flaring. The copper pipe has an ou...
by arjay
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 4133

Re: I just do not believe some people!

Just like on a beach: you walk 1/2 a mile to be well clear of others and the next people to arrive walk all the way down and set up right next to you. Do they think you know the best spot?
by arjay
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great-Grandfather's Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2157

Re: Great-Grandfather's Ride

I could do with the lifting roof panels on my MGA Coupe.