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by Apolaustic
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?
Replies: 20
Views: 3153

Re: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?

This is a great forum - thank you to all who contribute. I had to drive our Minor at short notice in the rain today, and, having read this thread, shortened the wiper-arm springs on the ineffectual wipers and enjoyed a significant improvement in performance. 🙂
by Apolaustic
Tue May 28, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?

This doesn’t answer your general question - but is this the page?

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=51780&p=489920&hili ... r+f#p48992

(I searched the site using your keywords)
by Apolaustic
Tue May 28, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

Dear All, I’ve just fitted LED headlights to my car, and would like the alignment checked properly (I can’t readily do it at home and I’d like to know it’s (a) right and (b) going to pass the MOT. Is anyone able to recommend a friendly workshop in Preston, Lancashire, which could help? If so, please...
by Apolaustic
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Led bulb advice
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Led bulb advice

Thank you all - please could you share your views on which LEDs to get for the front side lights and for the number plate lamp? - bright white or warm white, and standard or extra bright?

Thank you!
by Apolaustic
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 3043

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko - I’m not going to add to the practical advice, but I echo Myoldjalopy; don’t give up! There are bound to be issues with a decades-old car which has been through several (or more) pairs of hands. And I agree, mechanically it’s all relatively straightforward to sort out; it does need a patient ...
by Apolaustic
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearstick sloppy
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Gearstick sloppy

Thank you for your post and photo, wearthefoxhat. I was inspired to buy the o-ring, thrust button and spring to sort out my sloppy gearstick. I fitted them this evening, and there is an enormous improvement. That’s not surprising, because on dismantling I found a split and worn o-ring, and no thrust...
by Apolaustic
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Hood frame, rear window frames
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Hood frame, rear window frames

On ours, where the hood frame attaches to the bracket on the window frame, the hood frame is on the inside (the car side) of the bracket and not the outside (the window side). Yours is on the outside, and so the hood frame is closer to the window frame. That may be a partial cause of the fouling. I ...
by Apolaustic
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible - leaving the hood down
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Convertible - leaving the hood down

Thank you Declan. I’m keen to try to avoid the window crease, and I certainly could do with the practice at lowering/raising the hood 🙂.
by Apolaustic
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible - leaving the hood down
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Convertible - leaving the hood down

Thanks Bob - that’s very helpful.
by Apolaustic
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible - leaving the hood down
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Convertible - leaving the hood down

Morning Everyone! We have just acquired a 1966 convertible (last Minor was a 1968 2-door in the 1980s). Please could I have some advice - is it generally better to leave the hood up when not using the car (she'll be in a garage) so as to avoid the risk of any mould and ensure that the hood stays tau...