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by Murrayminor
Thu May 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: ethanol

Current petrol in most pumps is E5 meaning there is already 5% ethanol in the fuel already, the E10 adds another 5% of ethanol. Ethanol does cause rubber parts to deteriorate over a period of time. I have lifted the below from the British Motorcycle federation: Ethanol is also a potent solvent. As a...
by Murrayminor
Thu May 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo size
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Photo size

The above was supposed to show a picture so obviously something has changed, I used the usual method of uploading a picture but it failed.
by Murrayminor
Thu May 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo size
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Photo size

Photo test
by Murrayminor
Wed May 27, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Authenticity of Vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Authenticity of Vehicles

Hi

A brief description of which model you are interested in may assist.
Do you want a Van, Pick-up, Traveller, 4 door, 2 door, year, engine size etc lots of varying models.
by Murrayminor
Wed May 27, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Kent registration help
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: New member from Kent registration help

Be careful with the registration process and ensure you don't re-register the vehicle in error. The DVLA are notorious for making simple mistakes that are not easily rectified. When applying for a new V5 in your name, provide the most up to date information you have including the current owner,chass...
by Murrayminor
Fri May 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MGB EGNINE IN MORRIS
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: MGB EGNINE IN MORRIS

Have a look here:

viewtopic.php?t=28938
by Murrayminor
Fri May 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

The distinctive sound from the original Morris Minor is usually heard on the overrun, I should imagine the small bore exhaust has a lot to do with it, changing to a large bore exhaust will allow the exhaust gases to escape more freely therefore you may lose the sound.
by Murrayminor
Wed May 20, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sticking brakes?
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Sticking brakes?

Ah right many miles away from me.

Try the above if you feel comfortable with it and see how you get on, failing that ask a nearby member to pop along and assist, I'm sure someone would accept the challenge.

Just ask any questions on here, lots of advice available.
by Murrayminor
Wed May 20, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sticking brakes?
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Sticking brakes?

where are you based?
by Murrayminor
Wed May 20, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

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

Having read through quite a lot of other restoration posts the one thing that strikes me is how people overcome problems, until you are faced with the issue then you have to think it through, I find it quite stimulating, although I do find myself going into a semi trance when thinking about a proble...
by Murrayminor
Wed May 20, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sticking brakes?
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Sticking brakes?

The Morris Minor brakes are fairly straightforward to work on, but a word of warning, they are not the best of brakes if something is amiss, therefore if you believe you have an issue I would get someone who knows to have a look before you do any major road trips. That's the Health and safety out of...
by Murrayminor
Wed May 20, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Mystery pipe

Hi Mike

It certainly looks like a HS4, obviously you will have to measure the bore to obtain the size.

Regards

Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Wed May 20, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 26
Views: 388

Re: WD 40

The marketing people at WD40 have worked wonders, people swear by the product but its actual use in a garage it fairly limited. There are better options out there, in fact any of the penetrating fluids on the market available at most motor factors are better than WD40. Having said that I usually hav...
by Murrayminor
Tue May 19, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replacement Fuse Box
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Replacement Fuse Box

The more I look at my wiring, the more I see the protective plastic coating is cracking and deteriorating, exposing the bare wire - I'm sure that some of my elusive and random electrical gremlins are due to the wiring shorting from time to time. If I were you I would chase the bare wires and cover ...
by Murrayminor
Tue May 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

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

In the first photograph above, you are looking at the rear most section of the inner sill where it turns and enters the boot area. The only way to see this panel is to remove the rear most boxing plate. The bottom of my plate was rotten so I intend to make another, I take it this panel is welded to ...
by Murrayminor
Tue May 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

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

Some photographs added.
by Murrayminor
Tue May 19, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

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

Just a short update, I have been working from home so only managing a couple of hours a day in the garage, I tend to try and keep my weekends free from working on my car to save my wife from endless boredom. Having aligned all the sill panels and checked my measurements from the opposite side of the...
by Murrayminor
Mon May 18, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Ebay fakers

les wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 am
I’ve not yet heard back from ebay, how long is it usual to wait before being able to re list?
Its usually only a few days.
by Murrayminor
Mon May 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Minor Matters article on converting to negative earth and wiring in an alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Old Minor Matters article on converting to negative earth and wiring in an alternator

Mike Thank you very much for that excellent post. I have a few pictures of my original wiring loom (the actual loom is in my mate garage having been removed and labelled) I can see my car had two brown wires running to A as well. I will see what the new loom looks like when I eventually get round to...
by Murrayminor
Mon May 18, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clarke load leveller
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Clarke load leveller

If a bar was fixed to the underside of the load leveler and had a series of holes in it so as to allow the chains to fall vertical it would serve its purpose better. I like that idea and it could be easily bolted in place where the hooks pass through at present. What thickness of metal would be eno...