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by Chipper
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 24
Views: 4965

Re: Electronic Ignition

+1. When I fitted an Accuspark to my existing (25D4) dizzy, I had to turn the dizzy body by quite alot (20-30 degrees or so) to even get it to start, then adjust the timing from there.
by Chipper
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor Replacement Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Distributor Replacement Advice

It sounds like it's running pretty well. You can swap the dizzy out for another if you take careful note of the relative positions of the rotor arm and dizzy mounting bolts, and ensure the replacement is fitted in the same position - one point to be aware of is the drive dog on the underside of the ...
by Chipper
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275, Backplates and gearboxes
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: 1275, Backplates and gearboxes

A standard MG Metro (with HIF 44) used a BDL or BFY needle.
by Chipper
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3595

Re: New Purchase!!

Nice work! How did you make the pressings in the floor, out of interest?
by Chipper
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improved heater
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Improved heater

An idea I found in the latest Practical Classics magazine, from a Staff Car Saga author who was having demisting issues on a Peerless GT; fit a 12V Marine bilge fan/blower in the air intake trunking to the heater, to give it a boost in demisting pressure - they blow approx 130-145 cfm, and would be ...
by Chipper
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 9
Views: 1190

Re: Clattering noise

I would just continue to drive it gently and let it fully warm up over a decent period of running, which will hopefully clear whatever the issue is. Also check over all the usual culprits that get affected by water, e.g., distibutor, points, carb intake, fan belt/pulleys, etc. Maybe also add a bit o...
by Chipper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What is the best head gasket
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: What is the best head gasket

Payen make good gaskets, that have a semi-sticky surface. You can get them from any good Minor specialist or motor factors.

https://www.enginepartsuk.net/payen
by Chipper
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: LHD Glovebox lid
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: LHD Glovebox lid

My aluminium panel is held in place with a bungee cord pulling it back into the glovebox surround, that makes it very easy to get it out if needed. You just reach up through the big round hole under the dash and un-hook it, I have left enough length on my new wiring so it will come right out. Phil ...
by Chipper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2343

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Yes, at this time of year, you generally need to use a fair bit of choke (at least half way) from a cold start, whereas in summer, you often don't need any at all. My 1970 Traveller's choke control (with HIF carb) is quite slack, so it tends to automatically work its way in as I set off, so I only h...
by Chipper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Brake valve limiter with discs
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Brake valve limiter with discs

I had a similar conversion professionally fitted by a local Minor specialist to my 1970 Traveller; they fitted a new master cylinder at the same time, but no limiter/balance valve was fitted. The brakes seem well balanced (in fact, with less tendency to lock up than the front drums, as they are more...
by Chipper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Alloy Kick panels

They are to be left as bare alloy. I have original ones (March 1951) on the black car in the signature picture and they are "bare". Later ones were made from steel and were painted "silver", but most cars have them painted in "body colour" as the reason for "silver" had been forgotten. My Traveller...
by Chipper
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Alloy Kick panels

Are these intended to be painted, or just left bare alloy?
by Chipper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 1741

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

Somewhat doubtful, I suspect - there's also Andrew Eggleton (ame353 on E-bay) who sells lots of Minor bits at keen prices.

https://www.morrisminorspareparts.com/
by Chipper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Morris Minor 1000 (factory convertible) restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Morris Minor 1000 (factory convertible) restoration

Interesting project. Someone appears to have fitted a 1962-on 1098cc inlet manifold, carb and air filter to it, unless that is, the whole engine has been swapped to 1098cc?
by Chipper
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: Antifreeze

Well, this is an interesting topic for me, as I run a 2003 MINI Cooper (R53) as a daily driver, which has always had pink/red coolant since I bought it, and has intermittently lost some from time to time, hence I check it at least once a week. Reading up on R53 forums suggests it should have blue co...
by Chipper
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: Antifreeze

Interesting test. How long did you have the OAT in there for?
by Chipper
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3940

Re: Axle tramp

I would suggest there's rather excessive play in the diff. With the handbrake on, you should only be able to turn the propshaft by a fairly small amount, perhaps a centimetre or so of rotation at the diff flange; you seem to have at least double that, accompanied by quite a clonky sound, perhaps cau...
by Chipper
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grille Badges
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Grille Badges

Mine does too, sometimes! :roll: Perhaps the answer is to mount the grille on rubber washers, to cushion it a bit from direct metal-to-metal contact with the front panel...
by Chipper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Redex

Generally speaking though, Redex, if stored in a cool, dry place (e.g., garage, shed, etc.) can last for years and be perfectly fine to use, in my experience.
by Chipper
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: AOO 137G Snowberry Woody
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: AOO 137G Snowberry Woody

'OO' denotes it was first registered (and presumably used) in Essex.