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by Oldmogman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Morris officially MoT exempt? Historic Vehicle vs Vehicle of Historic Interest
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Is my Morris officially MoT exempt? Historic Vehicle vs Vehicle of Historic Interest

I think I've jumped through all the hoops but I just want to check with other owners who've declared their car MoT-exempt that I've taken all the right steps! I completed a 'Declaration of exemption from MoT' from V112 and produced it at the Post Office when re-taxing my car last year, my tax remind...
by Oldmogman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder banjo union - male or female?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Master cylinder banjo union - male or female?

Could anyone advise whether the brake pipe going into the banjo at the rear of the master cylinder should have a male or female end (ie convex or concave, single or double flare)?

Can't see inside the banjo when looking from underneath, and don't have the original brake pipe to compare!

Thanks all!
by Oldmogman
Sun May 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brake pipe replacement - remove gearbox cover?
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Front brake pipe replacement - remove gearbox cover?

Has anyone changed the master-cylinder-to-front-three-way-union brake pipe recently? I think I will need to remove the gearbox cover for the best access, but I wondered if anyone's managed to replace it without removing the gearbox cover? Experience tells me that the ostensibly long way round of doi...
by Oldmogman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?

Thanks Gavin - much appreciated!
by Oldmogman
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?

I thought I saw a story in Minor Matters suggesting it's wise for driver's of MoT-exempt cars to carry an official letter explaining this, in the event of being stopped, and providing a link to the website to download it. However, I've scoured the last two copies of Minor Matters but can't seem to f...
by Oldmogman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Best type of garage door

Could anyone advise on the best type of garage door in their experience? I was going for the traditional up-and-over type for the double garage I'm building, but I've been told a door of this size can be unwieldy as it's likely to twist in use and may come off its runners. Another option, is roller ...
by Oldmogman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic car shows near Perth, WA, Feb/Mar?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Classic car shows near Perth, WA, Feb/Mar?

Bit of a shot in the dark, I know, but I wonder if there are any Aussie members on this forum who might know of any classic car events within easy striking distance of Perth, Western Australia? I'm hoping to visit some rellies in Busselton and Australind in late Feb/early Mar (subject to flight avai...
by Oldmogman
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scissor lifts - any good for a Moggy?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Scissor lifts - any good for a Moggy?

Has anyone used a scissor lift for a Moggy? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOBILE-SCISSOR-LIFT-TILTING-CAR-LIFT-RAMP-ADJUSTABLE-WIDTH-1500Kg-Capacity-/254049928169 It supports the car in the middle but I'm not sure it would align with the Morris chassis members, and I doubt whether the saloon's floor wo...
by Oldmogman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2169

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Thanks everyone - there was some very good advice among your descriptions of your fantasy garages that I can consider for my new (fantasy-meets-reality!) garage.
by Oldmogman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2169

What would your dream garage look like?!

Hi everyone I’m planning to replace my tiny garage with a double, which will be an opportunity to create my ‘dream’ garage (within reason!), so I’d be interested to know what my fellow classic car tinkerers would recommend! Brick built, the size will be limited to approx 16-feet wide by 18-19 long. ...
by Oldmogman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help! Good quality oil filter for 1275 Marina?
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Help! Good quality oil filter for 1275 Marina?

I've just discovered that the FRAM oil filters I've used on my 1275 Marina-powered Minor for years have been deleted, so I'm trying to track down a good quality alternative. I've also used Coopers and Champion in the past, but can't seem to find these either. Various motor factors I've contacted hav...
by Oldmogman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Part numbers for Lucas points and condenser
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Part numbers for Lucas points and condenser

Would anyone know the original Lucas part numbers for points, condensors and rotor arms for the Minor 1098/Marina 1275? (Assuming they are the same - my Marina engine runs a 23D dizzy.) A friend has been given a large stash of NOS Lucas electricals, but I need to know the part numbers to identify th...
by Oldmogman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petition to stop classic scrappage
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Petition to stop classic scrappage

Practical Classics magazine has started a petition to make it illegal for manufacturers to process vehicles which have Historic Vehicle on their V5 documents though any scrappage scheme. Please sign and forward the link to a fellow classic lover! https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/207027/signa...
by Oldmogman
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FBHVC and the MMOC
Replies: 8
Views: 920

FBHVC and the MMOC

Am I right in thinking that a proportion of MMOC member's subscription fees go to support the FBHVC?
by Oldmogman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?

Forgot to ask about Declan's famous seals!

Might pop in a set over the winter - does anyone have a contact for him?

Thanks all
by Oldmogman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?

Thanks guys, that's great. Yes, I've just finished a tub of Duckam's Keenol, which is waterproof but sadly no longer available. However, I like the idea of the extra protection for the trunnion threads provided by the moly grease, although it will of course mean getting an additional grease gun 'cos...
by Oldmogman
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Grease monkey - what's best for trunnions?

Could anyone advise on the best type of grease for trunnions? I've used Castrol LM for years but have heard some people recommend a moly grease, which seems to be a good idea. However, the Halfords website says it's for CV joints and 'multi-purpose greasing tasks', which sounds a bit vague. http://w...
by Oldmogman
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lidl compressors - any good?
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Lidl compressors - any good?

Does anyone have experience of Lidl power tools - specifically compressors? I see they're selling a Parkside-branded one with a 1.8kw motor producing 7bar and with a 24-litre capacity for £80. It comes with a three-year warranty. However, I wonder if it's any good for that price, whether it would be...
by Oldmogman
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Stereo fuses blow – wrong rating or symptom of failing regulator?
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Stereo fuses blow – wrong rating or symptom of failing regulator?

Hi guys

Just checked the voltage output at the battery with the engine running - I'm getting 12 volts. Is this OK?

cheers

PJ