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by Owlsman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Textured paint for heater
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Textured paint for heater

I don't know for definite because I have got the earlier type heater set-up but I suspect it's very similar to the 'wrinkle finish' paint of an MGB dashboard.

Here you go:- https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/paint-cra ... 1048a.html
by Owlsman
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 355

Re: Alternator conversion

Couldn't agree more geob! I love driving my Moggy - the key word there being, 'driving'. I know it's got standard drum brakes so I adjust my driving style accordingly i.e. give myself plenty of braking distance from the car in front...….which some 'modern' is bound to fill as soon as possible anyway...
by Owlsman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

Thanks Mowogg - may I ask what type/make it was, 'cos there seems to be ones that need a separate live feed, others not. Some have to be earthed, others not. Prices seem to vary quite a bit too - typically, 3 or 4 squid up to 11 or 12 squid on Fleabay and then there's this https://www.raysmith.co.uk...
by Owlsman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glass Channel Felt
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Glass Channel Felt

I bought a roll of suitable window glass channel felt from the Woolies stand at the NEC Classic Car Show on Friday and fitted lengths to the 2 vertical sides of the n/side front door window this afternoon. For anyone considering doing it, it's dead easy. There was just a minor problem on one side wh...
by Owlsman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Treating rust
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Treating rust

Interesting to read about the formulaic change of Nitromors. Nothing to do with Moggies or even cars but I bought some recently (not having used for many a year) and my instant impression was that it was not as efficient as I remembered it. Now I know why. It did the job, eventually, but it was pret...
by Owlsman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Price of Travellers

He might have got his pricing a bit wrong but he's right about one thing: There definitely won't be any capital gains tax to pay...….because there won't be any capital gain at that price.

Has the vendor never heard of paragraphs, either? Meeeow :D .
by Owlsman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: All in the name of art!

Phew! It isn't just me then! :D

I don't thing even the tv programme 'Money for Nothing' could do much with that...…...even it was free!
by Owlsman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

All in the name of art!

I'll freely admit to being a cynical old Philistine but surely it isn't just me: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1000-FRONT-END-WALL-ART-GARDEN-ART-ART-PROJECT-BARN-FIND/293310976085?hash=item444ab25055:g:PmUAAOSwruldvpgF There are some dreamers about, aren't there? I wouldn't mind so much b...
by Owlsman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 27
Views: 1363

Re: E-bay Scammers

Now come on guys 'n gals, you've got to feel sorry for this guy. He's been let down by a 'no show' would-be purchaser https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1967-MORRIS-MINOR-TRAVELLER-SUPERB-ALL-ROUND-WHAT-AN-EYE-CATCHER-MOT/392514028929?hash=item5b63a8c581:g:gmgAAOSw4qZdvXGU How unlucky can one person be?...…...
by Owlsman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Best radio aerial type? Electronic any good?

I know there are a couple of historic threads on this topic but they are so old that any links posted have long since gone and besides, technology might have moved on i.e. improved a bit, in the last few years. Basically, I'm thinking of fitting a period(ish) radio cassette player to my saloon but a...
by Owlsman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glass Channel Felt
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Glass Channel Felt

That's encouraging - sort of just what I was wanting to hear :) Thanks for posting. Did the old felt strip come out fairly easily? Does the new strip have to be glued in or is it a 'push fit'? May I ask also what type of and the dimensions of the felt you used...….or is it all pretty much universal?...
by Owlsman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Wiper Motor rubber mount mod
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Wiper Motor rubber mount mod

That's cheating!!...…..but very ingenious all the same. Well done. Replacing the very perished wiper mounting rubbers was one of the first jobs I did on my car. I managed to protect the paintwork but it didn't do much for my sanity. Just about everything else I've done on the car seemed like a doddl...
by Owlsman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glass Channel Felt
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Glass Channel Felt

You're quite right of course, Bob. Quarter-light rubbers etc generally seem Ok but I'm going to have to bite the bullet sooner or later and do the job properly with a full strip-down of the door In the meantime, I've effected a temporary repair 'cos in my ''it'll come in useful, one day'' tin I foun...
by Owlsman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glass Channel Felt
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Glass Channel Felt

I've resurrected this very old thread as I want to ask, hopefully, not too daft a question...… :oops: The nearside front door window glass rattles about quite a lot when fully wound up. I think it's simply that the rubber/felt runners on both sides and top are well past their sell-by dates as there'...
by Owlsman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 576

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

Just to get back on track and to round off this thread - I've just done 10.3 miles in my moggy. How do I know? 'Cos my milometer is now working. Woo-hoo, and best of all, I repaired it myself. Thanks to a kind offer from another member (see p.1), I had the option of another comparable speedo, which ...
by Owlsman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?

Thanks. I bought this one: https://www.morrisminorspares.com/engine-c14/ohv-engine-c16/engine-steady-bar-complete-original-type-p830276 ……..if anyone wants both end brackets, you know where to come! My drive is actually quite flat, so next time I'm out, I try reversing up a hill and see if the impro...
by Owlsman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?

Rather than just the rubber bushes I ordered the full steady bar kit from ESM. Arrived this a.m. and fitted this p.m. Well, actually I did not use the end brackets as one end is welded to the bulkhead and notwithstanding what is mentioned on another thread, I didn't want to disturb the back cylinder...
by Owlsman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Really?

What do you mean? The B-i-N price or the P 'n P cost?

Both unbelievable.
by Owlsman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?

Phil - apologies, for not responding sooner with my thanks and appreciation of your (as ever) comprehensive response. Needless to say, I've ordered said components from ESM and now look forward to 'mouse-free' classic car motoring in the future. No doubt another noise will come along soon to occupy ...
by Owlsman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 576

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

My younger son is the only known Owls supporter in Oxford!
If we get stuffed 5-0 against Cardiff tonight, I might be the only known Wednesdayite in Sheffield :D :D