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by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Many thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Many thanks

..to Derbyshire Police, who protected our Minor with a traffic car and flashing lights last evening. The fuel pump failed on a busy,narrow,winding road at twilight and it was a pretty scary experience. The traffic Bobby waited with us until our friend arrived to recover us on his trailer, and then ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Soda blasting or acid dipping
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Soda blasting or acid dipping

Hi all My '65 2 door is now a bare shell and I'm at a position to begin some bodywork. Looking at the underneath I can clearly see its been liberally coated with horrible underseal, in order to access the condition of the bodyshell I was thinking of having the shell either acid dipped or soda blaste...
by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personally, I love it
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Personally, I love it

I also love it but the price is a bit too strong for me.
If it was aimed at the VW Transporter sector it would sell by the van load.
by Murrayminor
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 879

Re: PETROL

I used to run my 1275gt fitted with a 1380cc screamer of an engine on Shell, On my minor I use normal unleaded.
Maybe Shell has some magic ingredient but for the power output and relatively low revs my minor does normal unleaded is fine for me.
by Murrayminor
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 27
Views: 1007

Re: Clattering noise

Is it clattering or pinking? Pinking usually occurs under load. Definitely clattering, it sounds like a tobacco tin full of bolts is on top of one of the pistons :lol: Hmmm I'm intrigued as to what's causing the noise now. Where are you based? Maybe someone could come listen whilst you drive or eve...
by Murrayminor
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 27
Views: 1007

Re: Clattering noise

Is it clattering or pinking?
Pinking usually occurs under load.
by Murrayminor
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 27
Views: 1007

Re: Clattering noise

I don't know the set up for the side valve air intake but I would remove the spark plugs and turn the engine over in case you have sucked some water into the combustion chamber.
Or check the belts, did you pick something up in the water causing your clattering.
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 2 cars free, if you can take them away
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: 2 cars free, if you can take them away

I'm sure someone will be interested
Do you have any photographs?
by Murrayminor
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: An Essential Spare?

Is this the shaft that the brake and clutch pedal share?
I was looking at that shaft the other day and thought it could do with some sort of lubricating mechanism such as a grease nipple.
Has anyone carried out this modification?
Would it work is it worth the effort??
by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn push spring?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Horn push spring?

I just happen to have stripped my steering column out this week.
Will these help.
by Murrayminor
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upper LH Trunnions
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Is it the whole trunnion you need, or are just the bushes worn? I found this Pin & Bush kit listing on Fleabay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1000-56-71-FRONT-SUSPENSION-UPPER-TRUNNION-PIN-BUSH-KIT-GSJ211/372406102279?fits=Car+Make%3AMorris%7CModel%3AMinor&hash=item56b5222907:g:daAAAOSwUZZ...
by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upper LH Trunnions
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Have you tried the owners club spares?
ESM have them listed on their website.
by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

If you are methodical in your strip down you will soon realise how straightforward these cars are. I took mine apart and bagged and labelled everything then placed them in a plastic box and wrote the contents on the outside. I can now see what's in each box at a glance. Post some pics to keep us upd...
by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Yes you should be able to leave the inner sill in place, usually they will be corroded along the flange which joins to the floor but given the metal is pretty thick its not difficult to seam weld a new piece in. Thanks for that, the actual sill seam is solid but the floor is not. One I have the car...
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

This sketch is knocking about the internet showing a cross section of a typical sill. My car will require sills in due course but I have a query. Is the outer under sill on a 2 door welded along its length to the floor panel? My inner sill is sitting above the floor pan will the floor separate from ...
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 973

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I have a helmet but I struggle to see the weld so I think it needs setting up properly.
Apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread.
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 973

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

More important than the type of gas is the facilities you have for safe access to the bits you need to weld. In my experience that's all of them! I've done mine with no previous experience and although not quite there yet I think it's turned out OK. I taught myselff, but I agree that a course is th...
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 973

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I'm in a similar position my minor requires some bodywork and having welded a few bits of steel together in the past and managed to make a wood burner I thought I would try it myself. I think the main thing with welding at home is to obtain a good deal on argon. I'm still looking for a decent suppl...
by Murrayminor
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Looks like you have got quite a bit of welding to do there! I think welding is actually relatively fun work, but accessibility and ergonomics are really important so I think you've got the right idea with the rotisserie! Will be following with interest, good luck! :) There is definitely enough rust...
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

As is usual with UK cars the rust on the nearside it worse than the offside but I think I will begin on the better side so I can work out how it all goes together.
Once the shell is stripped fully I will weld some cross braces in to keep the shell in the same shape while I remove the sills and floor.