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by kennatt
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: Series MM split screen installation

it really isn't that difficult.just takes time and at least two people.there has been many descriptions of how by many on here.I've done three .The main problem initially is getting the two glasses internal metal separator into position.This is the way I found easiest/ Fit both glasses to rubber the...
by kennatt
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: Series MM split screen installation

it really isn't that difficult.just takes time and at least two people.there has been many descriptions of how by many on here.I've done three .The main problem initially is getting the two glasses internal metal separator into position.This is the way I found easiest/ Fit both glasses to rubber the...
by kennatt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: A little shocked

just compare prices with other classics ,try mgb, and I think you will find that minor bits are very cheap .
by kennatt
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Softer Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Softer Ride

the rear springs look new That may be your problem I've fitted two sets of aftermarket rear springs on two minors and every one produced a very harsh ride. One in particular so hard it was only springing on the tyres very little movement on the springs. I think its simply the quality of the temperi...
by kennatt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Starting problem

have you ever had a compression test done,I take it the engine is spinning over at a satisfactory rate. I would get a test done just in case, with low compression it will always be difficult to start from cold.
by kennatt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7353

Re: get you home bodges

well since the imitations of statute on the have long passed, about 50 years ago I had the,then common failure, of the bottom trunion collapsing, the suspension dropped and fortunately it was at the usual time of slow maneuvering after a back seat session with girl friend ,now wife,Miles from anywhe...
by kennatt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud gearbox knocking
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Loud gearbox knocking

if it was the spigot bush would it not work the other way,ie when clutch out no noise since as oliver says clutch mech is holding shaft steady,clutch in and shaft is now held by first motion bearing and spigot so no spigot and bush free to clatter. However would this theory apply to bearing,hmm ? ma...
by kennatt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud gearbox knocking
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Loud gearbox knocking

had exactly the same issue with my old 948 ser11 ,tried everything as you have and eventually just put up with it couldn't hear it once driving but then you wouldn't expect to with all other engine noise,but about 18 months later started to throw 4th gear out ,swapped gearbox and noise gone. I think...
by kennatt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching

no roller bearing in standard minor its a solid carbon thrust.
by kennatt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Self stirring left and right

get underneath and examine .very closely the REAR axle mountings, Ubolts and spring shackles,its not unknown for the axle to be insecure and move about causing weird steering issues
by kennatt
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: bodywork
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: bodywork

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/10000 ... eries.html have a look here at the back pages should find what you are looking for
by kennatt
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

would thinks its now recorded as belonging to you via v5 and the date of transfer will be on record so if ,in the highly unlikely chance of being stopped by the police,they will only be interested in insurance and mot,If the vehicle is already recorded as historic vehicle ,exempt for tax,then you do...
by kennatt
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1128

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

its amazing how often a mig come in to its own,I recon I recouped my outlay in less than a year,(Long time ago now) Gate posts,fence posts ,car bits and pieces . Then a very long time rebuilding several mgbs,ford escorts ,minis ,minors and so on, and now building land yachts.There are probably cheap...
by kennatt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1128

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.J...
by kennatt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1128

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'm...
by kennatt
Fri May 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early high arch rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Early high arch rear wings

try JLH on web and the other forum,he used to offer mod to convert. don't know if he still is. If you try diy the cutting to shape is easy,relatively, but you need to then roll the edge to finish needs a rolling rig to do it ,and a fair bit of skill.
by kennatt
Tue May 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Ignition help

Never got the point connection wrong ONCE in my life................................................................... be about ten times over the last 50 years :D
by kennatt
Sat May 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch stuck on
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Clutch stuck on

allhough prevention is better ,as above. No need to separate engine and box (Usually) Start engine and let it idle until hot,switch off engage first gear,press and hold clutch down and turn engine over on starter, car will be pushed forwards on starter once engine fire up and starts to drive the car...
by kennatt
Thu May 02, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Starting problem

well there's starting problems and starting problems(no further contact from OP after 5days) the essential question is ... is the problem because the engine is turning over too slow,indicating battery or starter motor,or is it spinning at normal rate and taking time to fire up indicating ignition ,f...
by kennatt
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Reregistration
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Reregistration

check the reg number on reg document on the dvla site it may still be registered or hope not but now on a range rover or bently