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by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 2 cars free, if you can take them away
Replies: 7
Views: 175

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: 406

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: 73

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: 222

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: 222

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: 455

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: 249

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: 249

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: 679

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: 679

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: 679

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: 249

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: 249

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.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 249

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

Some more rust shots
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 249

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

Oh and whoever invented underseal needs shooting, it's covering a host of rust and it looks like the last owner who "restored" Gracie got it free by the bucket load as it's everywhere.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 249

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

Some more pictures showing the rusty bits.
I have noticed the carpet appeared to be glued to the floor and was destroyed on removal.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 249

"Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Good evening I thought I'd better start a thread concerning the work I'm about to carry out on Gracie my '65 2 door ?Morris Minor. A brief history of my brief ownership, I used to own a couple of MX-5's but I got bored of them as they were neither new nor properly classic so I decided to sell them. ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

nice project, I look forward to the updates.
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor group photo
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Morris Minor group photo

I would imagine an email to the editor of Minor Matters would be able to answer your question.
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 11
Views: 312

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

I have just noticed yourr bonnet is different as it doesn't have the "slam handle" was this deleted on export models?