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by GavinL
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What do you have in your tool kit
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: What do you have in your tool kit

A decent pair of water pump pliers - probably the most used tool in my tool kit over the years, from gripping a wide range of items, to pressing in scroll pins, undoing spring pipe clips, etc. That and a set of appropriate spanners, screwdrivers, a selection of cable ties and jubilee clips and a rol...
by GavinL
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is this a Midget manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Is this a Midget manifold

Thanks both, having googled 12g420 I've found identical images, so looks like it is a Midget manifold, just surprised it hasn't got the reference cast into it.
by GavinL
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is this a Midget manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Is this a Midget manifold

The manifold below is the one which was fitted to my Minor when I bought it ( along with twin SUs off a Midget). I assume it is a 1275 Midget manifold, but it has no reference numbers cast in it. Anyone confirm or otherwise advise what it is off?
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by GavinL
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: Strange oil contamination

I came across similar 'grit' recently when replacing the head on a 96k. K series engine. This engine has through bolts about 400mm long which clamp the engine together and screw into a plate below the crankshaft. Every time I screwed the bolts in and out whilst measuring for stretch of the bolts, th...
by GavinL
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?

Not sure about Minor Matters, but the letter from the Department for Transport can be found on the FBHVC website https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/uploads/files/D ... ration.pdf
by GavinL
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: What's this switch?

Apart from making night time driving more fun ( I remember driving up the A697 to Edinburgh at night in a Midget, dash lights off, Ultravox turned up loud :) ), apparently it was so that you could turn the dash lights off when leaving parking lights on, to reduce battery drain ( how many people know...
by GavinL
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 33
Views: 4073

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Got some time on Vanessa today, so made a start on welding the boxing panel in place.
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Next stage will be to add the inner wing lower repair panel and lower door pillar section.
by GavinL
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Informal classic vehicle gatherings
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Informal classic vehicle gatherings

Whilst i attend some of the larger more formal events, the ones i enjoy most are the informal gatherings, at a pub or other location, whether organised, or just somewhere liked minded enthusiasts turn up on a regular basis. I'd be interested to hear of any that others recommend, and thought it might...
by GavinL
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Strange sticker
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Strange sticker

I knew someone here would know. :D thanks Gareth.
by GavinL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Thatchers Haze, as I'm running out of home brew.
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by GavinL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Strange sticker
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Strange sticker

Digging in our garden I often find curious bits of metal and other things which have a motoring theme. The sticker below is not untypical, but it was the last sentence which had me curious - any thoughts as to what it might have come off?
by GavinL
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but won't holding the pedal down prevent fluid being pushed from the master cylinder to the brakes as the piston is pressuring the system? When the pedal is released the system is 'open' to the reservoir to allow the fluid to expand back from the brakel...
by GavinL
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 18
Views: 891

Re: Fuel spill

i used to drive a 110 Land Rover on a building site, where we had a gravity tank, no cut-offs or any fancy stuff like that. The only way to prevent over filling was to watch the fuel gauge and stop when it got to full. My Minor is in bits at the moment, but can you see the gauge on a Minor when fill...
by GavinL
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone know what these two switches are for?
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Anyone know what these two switches are for?

Norton Commandos had an accessory socket like this as standard fitted below the side panel, so the plugs may still be available - actually just zoomed in on the picture and this looks different if it has one female socket and a male pin, the Norton one was both female.
by GavinL
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Just saying hi.

Welcome. Are you going to go with period sign writing on your van? Would be great to see pictures if you do.
by GavinL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems viewing old threads
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Problems viewing old threads

Thanks, i wondered if it was something like that. interesting that Google would appear to search stored images / data rather than current info on websites, possibly explains why their searches are so quick? Oh the wonders of the web :D
by GavinL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2859

Re: Gearbox woes

if you are feeling brave you could try a low temperature 'welding' system like https://www.alumiweld.com/ . I've used this in the past to weld a cooling fin back onto a C15 cylinder head, and recently to repair the holes in a thermostat housing. Alternatively what about a quality aluminium putty suc...
by GavinL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems viewing old threads
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Problems viewing old threads

I tried searching "minor boxing panel" with my browser and it brought up an image from a post in the thread "Morris 1962 2 door", but when I try viewing it in the forum the images don't appear, the link has a blue box with a ? in it. Why can I see the image in my browser but not through the forum, i...
by GavinL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 33
Views: 4073

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So I've had a break whilst I did a bit of decorating and dealt with a blown head gasket on my MG TF ( never complain about engine access on a Minor until you've worked on a mid-engined car :evil: ). Recommenced with welding the near side door pillar area. I'm struggling to work out the relationship ...
by GavinL
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12774

Re: caravans

the Cadet was from a colleague who just wanted rid of it, came with an awning which doubled the size, portable toilet ( bucket with a lid) and toilet tent that fixed to the side of the van, gas light, and the original tyres!