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by Edward1949
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: 803 cc oil filter

Any updates? Was the ebay filter OK? Is it a simple matter of measuring the bore of the central feed tube?
by Edward1949
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

A little late to the party with this one. My Nov 1950 Lowlight has vents but no water pump. However, they did have heaters. They picked up hot air from the radiator which was circulated with a fan in the car. So instead of plumbing to carry water through the firewall from the engine coolant, does y...
by Edward1949
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gan Canny pet
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: Gan Canny pet

Personally I try to Gan Canny all the time, not just the next 1/3rd of a mile 8)
by Edward1949
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

My tie-bar story: nearly 50 years ago I bought a late 1950's Riley 1.5 (that's the one based on Minor chassis) with front-end shunt damage, dirt cheap but still driveable, bought it to use till MOT expired then scrap it. I used it heavily for some months (regular long fast motorway trips with that l...
by Edward1949
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

geoberni wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:55 pm

Why the interest?
Have you found a car that you are trying to date accurately? :)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor ... 3368258777

This in "cars for sale" section. As an ex-lowlight owner I was surprised to see a heater. Very nice car, by the way.
by Edward1949
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Lowlight with demister vents?

Does anyone know whether later lowlights had demister slots in the dash?
by Edward1949
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: 803 cc oil filter

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OIL-FILTER-F ... SwiDFYOEpi

The description suggests that this has the original constrictor.
by Edward1949
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 1475

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

I’m sorry too, but glad that no-one was hurt. I hope that the damage is as limited as it seems to be, and that you are soon all back on the road. I enjoy your posts and videos, and I look forward to more tales and pictures of your happy adventures. Same here - very sorry about the accident and plea...
by Edward1949
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: PETROL

My 1098 is in original fettle so has the added complication of needing a lead substitute. I use Millers VSPe additive, which claims to be not only a lead substitute, but protects fuel system from adverse ethanol effects up to E10 concentration. In addition it claims to enhance fuel by "up to 2 Octan...
by Edward1949
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Slack tightening up at speed
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Clutch Slack tightening up at speed

Are you saying that the clutch takes up free play at speed, then reverts to normal free play at rest? If so, the only logical explanation is that the engine/gearbox unit is insecurely mounted to the extent that when the car is under power the power unit shifts position and takes up clutch play. Is t...
by Edward1949
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: starting

Strangely it has done it twice when parked in the garage at home for a couple of days but when left outside at work for a couple of days it has started fine. Could be a clue here. Mine needs full choke after a cold night outside, but only half choke if garaged, otherwise it can flood (although this...
by Edward1949
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: An Essential Spare?

Is this the shaft that the brake and clutch pedal share? No, we're talking about the rod which links to the clutch withdrawal lever at the bell-housing. The shared brake + clutch pedal shaft can certainly wear and develop looseness over the years, anything you can do to lubricate it must be a good ...
by Edward1949
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1639

Re: Steering Rack

alawrence10360 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:11 pm
it was a nightmare fitting it back on my own
:( I'm contemplating this job. Any tips ?
by Edward1949
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: An Essential Spare?

Yes, back in the 1970s driving a 1955 Minor. A long way from home, but the route had few junctions. Started the car in first gear (a bit brutal) and went through the gears to top ( it's surprisingly easy to get engine speed just right for clutchless gear changing if you concentrate). Main angst was ...
by Edward1949
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1256

Re: Circular heater

geoberni wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm

When did the elephant trunk under the bonnet get introduced?

About 2 years after the upgrade to 1098cc, so circa 1964
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Going back to circular heaters, some had simple doors so that heat could be directed at the screen instead of the car interior.
by Edward1949
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1075

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Good continuity for a Minor owner . The B series engine is a big cousin to the A series, and Minor-based front suspension....
by Edward1949
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller

http://brakereline.co.uk/ I was thinking (and still am) of fitting softer front linings. I had a quote last year from this company to reline my shoes with a soft woven material which guarantees stronger braking - presumably with the penalty of faster wear. The cost was £9.50 per shoe plus VAT plus p...
by Edward1949
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3139

Re: Axle tramp

..............................There's a knocking or clunking noise when changing gear, which seems to come from the rear of the car. It feels like it's drive train or axle/diff related. ... Can you be more specific? Does the knock happen when you re-engage the clutch after a gear-change? Can you av...
by Edward1949
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1075

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

1960's MG Magnette 1622cc (or Riley equivalent) with Borg-Warner Auto was a nice relaxing motorway cruiser with upmarket interior. Or get the Oxford/Cambridge version if you feel like slumming it !
by Edward1949
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Redex

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/302032241570 I now use this Millers product. In addition to being a Lead replacement, it claims to protect classic cars' fuel systems from Ethanol damage. It also claims an enhancement of up to 2 Octane points. After a few hundred miles usage my Minor seems to pull more stro...