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by liammonty
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run

Thanks for posting the link, Phil. Well worth a visit if you’re in this neck of the woods, though I suspect it’s a little far for a day trip from Hampshire on Sunday!! Are there any other takers for the trip over there on this Sunday 9th?!
by liammonty
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?

philthehill wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:24 am
For a valuable classic alloy engine (i.e. Bugatti) it might be worth the trouble and expenditure but for a plain old cast iron block Minor I would not fork out money or time for waterless coolant.
I totally agree!!!
by liammonty
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Heater Problem

I've amended my previously unintelligible post (corrected by my 'smart' phone so that it makes some sense...! In the picture, the valve is in the ‘no heat’ position. It sounds as though it has failed, which is no great surprise - they are notorious for doing so, and unfortunately, the replacements a...
by liammonty
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Stuttering at 50+

I would go through all the easy stuff first before looking at the fuel tank, as cleaning it won't be a trivial task. People often suspect fuel issues when (in my experience) most trouble is normally ignition-related. When you say the car begins to misbehave at 50+ mph, if you slow down to, say 30 mp...
by liammonty
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: worst year for minors

I’ve had a 1968 saloon and a 1968 Traveller as well as a 1963 Traveller, 1966 Traveller, 1954 saloon and a 1962 saloon and both the 1968 cars felt every bit as well built as any of the others.
by liammonty
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run

It was a good day - what a shame that the llamas and alpacas in the trailer behind the cars aren't showing!!! thanks for tolerating the Wolseley as well as the Minor, David! Looking forward to meeting up at Moretonhampstead in a fortnight. It's a super museum.
by liammonty
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Static Timing

As above, it would be good to know what you’ve changed (if anything) up to this point. Assuming everything is as it should be and you’re definitely in TDC on the compression stroke, it could be that the distributor drive gear has been fitted 180 degrees out.
by liammonty
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat belts - Series II 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 404

Re: Seat belts - Series II 4 door

I agree with jagnut and geoberni on this one - I'm also 6' and used to be fine in my early SII car with its original seats - as the others have said, check that the driver's seat is bolted in using the rear set of captive nuts, as that gives an additional inch or two of legroom. I always found the s...
by liammonty
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat belts - Series II 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 404

Re: Seat belts - Series II 4 door

Sounds like a good plan, Mike. I have heard if it happening, albeit in a Minor 1000
by liammonty
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder Head Refurb.
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Cylinder Head Refurb.

I'd be wary of taking too much off the head - the compression ratio on a standard (HC) 1098 is already 8.8:1 and if you go much higher than that, you'll need to run on super unleaded, or retard the timing a little to prevent pinking. Retarding the timing would of course negate the benefits of increa...
by liammonty
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat belts - Series II 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 404

Re: Seat belts - Series II 4 door

The picture isn’t terribly clear, but it looks as though your other vehicle (of the French two-wheeled variety) is also woefully lacking support on its seat, and I can’t see a belt either :D
by liammonty
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat belts - Series II 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 404

Re: Seat belts - Series II 4 door

I think that a lap belt would be a waste of time - it's not going to stop your upper body from hitting anything that it would hit without a belt. I think that the best thing you can do is to fit a decent set of 3-point seat belts (or a 4 or 6 point set up as Phil suggests, but that isn't really prac...
by liammonty
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run

Thanks for organising it, David! Agreed that it was great fun (even the kids enjoyed it which is a real endorsement!) and we are looking forward to meeting up again soon. Well done on getting your car back on the road and running so well!!
by liammonty
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

I don’t really think that a Minor needs any enhanced cooling or improvement. Works just fine as it is :D Unfortunately, one of mine needs additional cooling in the hot weather when stuck in a traffic jam to stop fuel vaporisation. No idea why two cars are fine and the other is not. Maybe this aerof...
by liammonty
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 tuning
Replies: 43
Views: 1436

Re: 948 tuning

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by liammonty
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run

Ok, so am now thinking next Sunday 12th July for this first run! StartImg at Tavistock just inside the main car park on the Plymouth Road (with the leisure centre) at 10am sharp. Then heading to Kit Hill near Callington via Gunnislake. Short rest at the top of Cornwall’s highest viewpoint (to take ...
by liammonty
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series II to 1000 Brakes/Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Series II to 1000 Brakes/Wheels

Your rear axle should be the same as a 1000 axle so no need to change that, if if increasing engine size you may want to change the diff to a better ratio. I believe that on the earliest SII cars, the axle and brakes were as fitted to the earlier Series MM, which could be why he is asking about pot...
by liammonty
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: engine problems novice help!

Thanks guys! So turning by hand first then.Take the front off and radiator off and there should be a bolt head 17mm or 22mm or imperial equivalent? That turns anti clockwise? Then get battery 12v 43ah and try connect starter motor and ignition and try? Dont know if its -ve +ve? Heres another pic of...
by liammonty
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: engine problems novice help!

It may be that the engine has never been run in that car, given the way pipes have been cut. It’s a replacement and looks to be a 1098cc in what appears to be an early (1952-1954) Series II Minor that would originally had an 803cc in it. A few more pics might help determine what is there and what is...
by liammonty
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Smiths heater lever

Well done! I’m sure you will be ‘blown away’ with the result :lol: