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by Murrayminor
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Just an update, having looked into various college welding courses and even private company courses I was chatting to my wife when she suggested I speak to a work colleague of hers whose husband owns a fabrication company, well the upshot is he has agreed to teach me how to weld, I can turn up at hi...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: Engine misfire advice

It could be the timing is out, running on three cylinders, rattling when under load could be pinking. Before you tear it apart check the distributor is not loose which could cause the issues mentioned. Worth a try before spending money. One the timing is set, set the points, gap the plugs check the ...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

go for the course ,it will be something you will never regret.Remember,most panels on minors are simply spot welded ,under MOT rules you are allowed to spot weld full replacement panels,you only need to seam weld when inserting patches although some always advocate long tacks . so not too daunting....
by Murrayminor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Although we cannot allow "name and shame" on the public forum, if anyone does have experiences to share with regards to any particular copany, then private messages (PM) can be used between individual members. Even with PMs, remember that there can be two sides to a story. Just to be clear, I am no...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

A suggestion If you are confident in stripping to the bare shell you obviously have good workshop skills, why not enroll in a welding/car rebuilding course,most areas have these ,welding with a mig requires very little training,and with a logical approach and help from the wealth of info on here,I'...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

I couldn't bring myself to go into the garage yesterday as I was feeling a bit sad about the rust issue. I think I will ask someone to replace the cross member and replace the sills and take it from there, they may uncover more rust but I will have to play it by ear as I go along. As mentioned I hav...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Thanks for that, I saw the rust and kind of panicked and digging found more so I really have to keep digging to see exactly what I'm dealing with. I'm located in Bury Lancashire and I have sent an email to the Lancashire Branch to ask for assistance. I have seen a few restorers and have been told to...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Thanks for the reply. The rot in the cross member is substantial I was quite disheartened when I saw the extent of it. I have emailed the local branch in the hope someone will come and give me some impartial advice. The rot seems to extend along the nearside sill so its looking like a major job eith...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Gulp....what do I do?

Hi all I had a bit of a knocking from the front end when going over rough roads, so I though I would renew the front suspension. Well all was going to plan when I had to remove one of the torsion bars and on poking around I found some quite advanced rot in the cross member so I carried on and have r...
by Murrayminor
Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: Ignition help

Where are you located?
Maybe there is someone close who could assist.
If you are close to me I could come have a look.
by Murrayminor
Fri May 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: master cylinder fault
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: master cylinder fault

I have just read another thread where the owner was contemplating using a repair kit but has been talked out of it due to failing seals. As the MS is located in a pig of a location if you have to change it you only want to be doing it once. I cannot comment on your particular problem but having had ...
by Murrayminor
Thu May 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: King pin replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: King pin replacement

Thanks for the replies
I did of course mean Trunnion's and not King Pins.
I now have a manual for the Minor so I will have a proper read through before I go to work.
Your help is invaluable.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Wed May 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: King pin replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 277

King pin replacement

I have purchased a set of King pin to replace the upper and lower king pins on my '65 2 door. I have never worked with king pins on a morris minor before so I have a couple of questions Will replacing the kingpins have an effect on the camber and castor on the front wheels? Secondly if I measure the...
by Murrayminor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

My first car was a mid 60's mini
I then had in no particular order
1979 mini 1275GT (a should have kept it car)
1980 GTM Coupe
1995 Mini Cooper
1979 Morris Marina
1965 Morris Minor
1973 MG Midget
1970 MG Midget
that's it so far I think.....watch this space
by Murrayminor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Wanner grease guns are a nice size, but try and get a flexi made up as the solid nozzle can be difficult to get into some of the grease points.
I picked my Wanner up cheap from E-bay for a few quid.
by Murrayminor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Best type of garage door

I built my garage about ten years ago and decided on a roller shutter door, I have just replaced the motor (an easy job) and other than the motor it has never caused me any issues. My door is 10ft wide by 8ft high. It has a remote with it so I can open the door as I approach. the roller shutter door...
by Murrayminor
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2032
Views: 290937

Re: Spotted today.

It must be a good weather thing, in the last few days I have seen a few Minors around the Manchester area.
I saw a grey split screen towing a trailer in near Sale, I saw a cream tourer in Cheadle.
Yesterday I saw a blue saloon in Ramsbottom whilst I was in my 2 door.
Nice to see so many out and about.
by Murrayminor
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: New Purchase!!

Lovely tourer.
The registration IG 5128 shows the car as being registeed on the 1st March 2019!! :D
by Murrayminor
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18680
Views: 704408

Re: Word Association

perform
by Murrayminor
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impending restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Impending restoration

Good evening As mentioned in other posts I recently aquired a 1965 2 door morris minor 1000. From a distance it looks fairly presentable and has been painted in the past. The previous owner did things the wrong way round and painted over some rust ( and filler). I intend to have the car professional...