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by Murrayminor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Cooper S steel timing gears.
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Cooper S steel timing gears.

Phil
Can I ask what advantage these items have over say a set of "ordinary" duplex set up from the usual suppliers/engine builders?

This is a genuine question rather than criticism.

Regards

Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Has the timing been set correctly, as you stated you had difficulty setting it.
Incorrect timing can cause the engine to run hot.
by Murrayminor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Disc brake and suspension question
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Disc brake and suspension question

You appear to have a slightly different damper set up than my Owen Burton unit but the instructions for my kit shows there should be a packing piece between the two lower suspension arms.
by Murrayminor
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake problems
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: brake problems

Check if your clutch pedal moves when you depress the brake as mentioned it could be the shaft is worn causing the brakes to stick on.
That is assuming you have the brake shoes and springs fitted correctly.
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 8608 RK Traveller
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: 8608 RK Traveller

The DVLA still say its untaxed since 1995
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

I would check the timing is correct, tappet under load could be "pinking" or pre ignition

Lack of power, misfires, pinking all point to incorrect timing.
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: SEA773G
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: SEA773G

Unfortunately these days simply calling the local police is a difficult process. You will only get through to a call handler who in turn will send the job to the radio operator. The radio operator has numerous outstanding jobs to allocate which are usually deemed more pressing than a simple stolen v...
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distributor issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Distributor issue.

Try compressed air, that may lift the carbon up so you can grip it with some pliers.
by Murrayminor
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration advise.
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Restoration advise.

Hi and welcome. Hope you manage to get someone to assist with your Minor,sadly you're too far away from Manchester for me to offer assistance. I do however have a couple of video clips showing the major rust areas on the Morris Minor which may help you ascertain how rusty or not your minor is. The c...
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HIF44 Inlet manifold query
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: HIF44 Inlet manifold query

Phil I didn't tell the full story, I apologise. The inlet manifold I have is an old heated inlet Oselli Torqmaster which I think was an original mini item but having looked at it again its a 38mm and not a 44mm. I wonder if there is enough meat on the manifold to open the inlet out to 44mm either th...
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HIF44 Inlet manifold query
Replies: 3
Views: 134

HIF44 Inlet manifold query

I'm planning on running a single HIF44 on my 1330 engine which will in turn be fitted to my Minor. The inlet manifold for the single HIF44 I have in the garage is from a mini and it will place the carb at an angle when fitted,I presume this is to accomodate the HIF and the mini bulkhead. I can fores...
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have I done wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: What have I done wrong?

I would have thought drilling from the rear will cause the paint to lift. I usually tape over where I'm about to drill with masking tape and then drill through the tape on the face firstly with a pilot hole, then the full size hole. Its all a bit late for you now though, still a bit of black paint a...
by Murrayminor
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock pile
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Stock pile

The issue with selling thing on such as the boats you mentioned is one of liability. Many years ago I attempted to set up a youth club off shoot teaching kids how to repair and service bicycles, punctures, chain repair that kind of thing. At Bolton Police station we had a great pile of bikes in all ...
by Murrayminor
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bargain manual......NOT!
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Bargain manual......NOT!

A friend of mine deals in books and has a regular supply from charity shops and the like. He then puts all the books on a pallet and they are taken to a distribution centre in Scotland where they are stored awaiting a buyer. Once a buyer buys the book its packaged automatically and posted. The selli...
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters

I have competed at Baitings dam on several occasions. Your right about it being bumpy. :wink: It was good fun at Baitings but I was there to make up the numbers, I was never a serious competitor though. Grass roots motorsport is great fun and this evening I'm "stealing" my wife's Citroen DS3 for a ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters

I have competed at Scammonden dam a few times and Baitings Dam when that was open. Batings Dam was short but very steep and mostly made up of hairpins with a very bumpy surface and was a real power hill more suited to rally cars than hillclimb cars, I didn't fare well at either in my Hillman Imp. Sc...
by Murrayminor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters

It's always nice to source parts especially when you have waited for them for a while. I'm keen to see your car set up, I could spend hours simply asking questions. My 1330 engine block has returned home albeit without the oil galleries being tapped but the good news the crank and bores were suitabl...
by Murrayminor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Helicoil help - front damper mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Helicoil help - front damper mounting

Why not try a thread cleaner or tap through the nut first along with some new bolts.
The bolt doesn't look stripped , more worn than anything.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Ignoring a thread
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Ignoring a thread

I just click on the "New posts" tab at the top of the page and scroll through.
If I want to see who has replied to a post I click on the "Your Posts" tab that way I can just ignore the posts I don't feel relevant
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheeler dealers
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Wheeler dealers

Whilst the idea of the Wheeler Dealer show is good, it all just seems too stage managed and false. They need a down to earth presenter to really get under the skin of the cars and maybe cover the renovation of one vehicle over a few episodes. Checking classifieds , buying a car, renovating it and se...