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by Murrayminor
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Noisy exhaust

New exhaust tend to be a bit "boomy" until they get a bit of soot in there.
by Murrayminor
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Recent acquisition

Very nice. Unfortunately the salt over here has killed any chance of a "Rust Free" car.

It would be lovely to have that in my garage to tinker with.

Good luck with her.
by Murrayminor
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Recent acquisition

Very nice. Unfortunately the salt over here has killed any chance of a "Rust Free" car.

It would be lovely to have that in my garage to tinker with.

Good luck with her.
by Murrayminor
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Cheap winter car

I may get hung out to dry on this one, but I see many cars on the roads travelling way in excess of the speed limit, sometimes almost motorway speeds in 30mph limits and the drivers are 25-35 females in big SUV's like Audi Q7, BMW X5 or the main culprit is usually a pimped up Range Rover sport tryin...
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

I'm also a member of another car club which will remain anonymous for now, but a couple of let's say younger members have taken it upon themselves to investigate and "hack" the computers on their modern cars for the benefit of other members. They hope to be able to offer members a cost effective way...
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: Cheap winter car

Mike (jagnut) will, no doubt be delighted to know that I have sold the Tiguan and replaced it with a similar car, high seating position etc,that What Car rated as the most fuel efficient petrol car they have ever tested in a real world situation. Can you guess what it is Mike? :D Didn’t lose a penn...
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

Whilst I'm not against local runs organised by regional area's I think a longer distance tour within the confines of this island would be great to see, maybe a Lands end to John O Groats or even a coast to coast.
Plus as mentioned it may improve the image of the Morris Minor.
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Mini roll over jig
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Mini roll over jig

I like the method of levelling the frame to reduce rocking. :D
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

That's the issue, pre 1970 cars are either priced in such a way the young cannot muster enough cash to buy or project car are now approaching four figures. I have spoken to young lads in their 20's who are car fanatics, but they look upon Minor and the like as old hat and would rather work on and en...
by Murrayminor
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

Having just typed that reply a thought entered my head, have the Morris Minor owners club ever organised such an event, for example a sporting event such as a long distance touring assembly or national driving event. I know the sporting triumph club have the regular round Britain tour it would be ni...
by Murrayminor
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

It's quite sad that younger enthusiasts will struggle to be able to afford a "cheap" project car. As mentioned above the more affluent enthusiast will snap up that project just for a few parts and leave the rest rotting in the garden/barn etc. Static shows don't help the situation as the young peopl...
by Murrayminor
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

You're right but it does worry me if todays or even yesterdays children will have the interest in classic cars we have. :D I find young car enthusiasts are more drawn to new cars rather then old. When I was growing up car were old and I certainly couldn't afford a new car so made do with repairing ...
by Murrayminor
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

I have just watched the first episode of the new series of Bangers and Cash and a clip showed a young boy with a pile of book's on the Morris Minor. The young lad stated he owned the minor but only his dad was allowed to drive it but he himself liked to work on it. It's always nice to see youngsters...
by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 Turquoise Traveller Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: 1960 Turquoise Traveller Restoration

I'm no expert but that grey could even be Dove grey.

But it looks to the original colour whichever hue it is.
by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 engine value
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: 1275 engine value

It all depends on condition. People usually want a running engine rather than a stripped one. As for prices well I paid £90 for a complete seized 1275 engine with a 12G940 cylinder head a few months ago. But I have seen stripped engines being advertised for around the £200 mark with complete running...
by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Traveller wheels (sigh) ...

Depends on the year of your traveller.
Some early cars had I believe a PCD of 4.5"

https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/userfile ... nd-pcd.pdf
by Murrayminor
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Where to start
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Where to start

Hi
Although I have a rollover jig I haven't used it as my car was too weak.
I'm taking it step by step cutting out the rust and replacing it as I go along.

I have some short video clips which may assist you.

Regards

Dermot.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbZsl ... Z08ArjvOjA
by Murrayminor
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake queery
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Brake queery

If you can feel the pulsing through the brake pedal something is amiss. Maybe one of the drums is out of round/worn/cracked. The drums can be machined but there is a limit as to how much you can take off. I would check the shoes are fitted correctly with plenty of material they do wear out eventuall...
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to identify manifold/carb?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: How to identify manifold/carb?

It looks like a modified manifold, maybe the inventor wanted to take the carb away from the heat of the exhaust manifold.

Although the long inlet throat could cause issues itself.
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you get?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: What would you get?

My elderly neighbour gave me a two old bottle Jacks many years ago, I still have them under my bench and occasionally use one when working on my minor. I intend to restore them at some point and keep them as ornaments, but sadly in the garage as my wife wouldn't be too please seeing them on show in ...