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by Chipper
Thu May 13, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford discs-sticking caliper?
Replies: 48
Views: 970

Re: Ford discs-sticking caliper?

Do you have the alloy hubs? The earlier versions were prone to the bearing(s) spinning within the alloy housing, as one of mine did; I had to take it to a machine shop to have it re-bored and a spacer sleeve fitted, and Loctited into place. The Ford calipers are normally (i.e., as supplied with the ...
by Chipper
Wed May 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This guy's got to having a laugh....surely?
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: This guy's got to having a laugh....surely?

Not sure Reg, but the speedo seems to be stuck on 55mph! :lol:
by Chipper
Sun May 02, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can these be saved
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Can these be saved

Top photo looks similar to a Lancia V4 block...
by Chipper
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long engine stabiliser
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Long engine stabiliser

Indeed, the original bulkhead mounting bracket has a tendency to crack (as the one on my 1970 Traveller has), so the longer steady bracket should theoretically give a far sturdier support, to help prevent the engine rocking on its mounts as you change gear, thus making for less NVH (noise, vibration...
by Chipper
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake slave cylinders - which are best?
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Rear brake slave cylinders - which are best?

Does anyone have any recommendations for decent rear brake cylinders for the later 1000s? One of mine has seized up, so I shall have to replace it (or both) soon. Are the Borg & Beck ones any good, or are they as bad as their clutches are latterly reported to be? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-BORG-...
by Chipper
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5-leaf rear springs on a Traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: 5-leaf rear springs on a Traveller

Thanks for the reply. :) This was the way I was thinking. Nowadays, I rarely load mine right up, which leaves the rear end ride somewhat choppy and bouncy over the local roads; the original springs I think are pretty tired now, as the ride height is definitely somewhat lower than when they were new....
by Chipper
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: sills with pics, uncover the bodge
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: sills with pics, uncover the bodge

Extract from 2012 test result:- Reason(s) for failure Nearside Rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings (6.1.B.2) Offside Rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mo...
by Chipper
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5-leaf rear springs on a Traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: 5-leaf rear springs on a Traveller

Anyone, at all? :-?
by Chipper
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5-leaf rear springs on a Traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 179

5-leaf rear springs on a Traveller

Has anyone tried fitting 5-leaf rear springs on a Traveller? I was wondering if this would improve the ride compared to the usual stiffness, particularly if the car is rarely loaded up heavily...
by Chipper
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: sills with pics, uncover the bodge
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: sills with pics, uncover the bodge

Funnily enough, I spotted a Traveller for sale on E-bay today that also had no jacking points on the ends of the crossmember, though the rest of the underside looked in reasonable condition: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1968-MORRIS-MINOR-TRAVELLER-GREAT-ENTRY-CLASSIC-SOLID-WOODY-OWNER-35-YRS/203322307...
by Chipper
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Can I get rid of dark patches in Traveller Wood?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Can I get rid of dark patches in Traveller Wood?

Oxalic acid (available from yacht chandlers, or in some 'fallout remover' products) can be used to bleach the dark areas, prior to the usual treatments being applied once it's dried out after a few days.
by Chipper
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purists look away now
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Purists look away now

I notice the rear Traveller wings have been 'rolled' to match the VW Beetle fronts - a neat touch.
by Chipper
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Re-sleeved Brake Cylinders
Replies: 23
Views: 5928

Re: Re-sleeved Brake Cylinders

Is there any current-day availability to obtain sleeved rear brake slave cylinders, or even just the sleeves, does anyone know?

One of mine has seized - they only seem to last a couple of years or so, and it's annoying to have to keep replacing the things!
by Chipper
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purists look away now
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Purists look away now

Very nice conversion job. 8) Be interesting to see how it compares to a standard or 1275-engined Traveller, in terms of overall driveability, practicality, economy, performance, etc.
by Chipper
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 cyl A Series engine
Replies: 31
Views: 1258

Re: 2 cyl A Series engine

IIRC, BMC gave up on the concept, as they could never get it to run without an unacceptable amount of vibration and harshness.

It would be good to have a running example though, just for posterity...
by Chipper
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What is the cause of half shaft failures?
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: What is the cause of half shaft failures?

My 1970 Traveller has suffered three broken halfshafts; two LHS and one RHS. The car was fine up until the point I replaced the original 1098cc engine with a rebuilt 1275 Midget engine at around 104,000 miles; the first halfshaft (LHS) snapped at 113,000 miles as I was pulling fairly sharply out of ...
by Chipper
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible rear springs - 5-leaf or 7-leaf?
Replies: 21
Views: 738

Re: Convertible rear springs - 5-leaf or 7-leaf?

Minor Mania in London once built a Fiat twin-cam powered convertible, and reckoned they dramatically improved the rear end handling by fitting four-leaf springs, i.e., making the rear end softer. From my own experience, 7-leaf Traveller springs and Spax adjustables (fitted by a previous owner) on a ...
by Chipper
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Seat position and loose steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Seat position and loose steering wheel

You certainly used to be able to buy little clip-on rubber blocks to raise the rear legs of the front seats, but it doesn't sound like that's of any use to you. It would help if you state which year your Minor is; certainly in the later 1098cc ones, there is a felt bush in the steering column that d...
by Chipper
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing chain
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: timing chain

Thanks for the info, Phil. :)
by Chipper
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing chain
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: timing chain

Does anyone know what the service change interval is on these? I fitted one to my rebuilt Midget 1275 60,000 miles ago, and it shows no signs of rattling so far...