Search found 638 matches

by Chipper
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital engine and gearbox
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Ital engine and gearbox

It sounds as though it is indeed an Ital one, if this thread is anything to by: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=50187 I understand a Marina/Ital gearbox can be fitted but as they are a lot bulkier than the Minor one, a fair bit of modifying is required to make it all fit - see t...
by Chipper
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2075

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Admittedly, the bolts that hold the bonnet hinges on are a bit on the thin side, and easily strip the threads. :o I once had to replace a replacement aftermarket (Sri-Lankan made) hinge that had seized after only a few years, and the chrome had pitted badly as well.
by Chipper
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2075

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Indeed, it's quite strange that BMC didn't offer a 'performance' version of this once very popular/best-selling car, as they went on to do with Minis, Austin 1300s, etc. You'd they could have at least fitted the 12G295 cylinder head and twin SUs to the 1098cc to bring it up to a whopping 55 bhp, to ...
by Chipper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

Bear in mind, they were originally intended for MGB/Midget fitment, where their engines probably run quite a bit hotter than the Minor's over-cooled setup. The Smiths electric gauge in my 1275cc Midget-engined Traveller usually sits at around half-way only after a long high-speed run or in traffic o...
by Chipper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

What engine is it, and what temperature thermostat do you have fitted?

You could try temporarily blanking off the radiator with cardboard, to see if the reading goes up beyond, say, half-way, which would at least verify that the gauge is working beyond the lower part of the range.
by Chipper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: 1962 Morris 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: 1962 Morris 1000

Bear in mind also, 1962 was the first year of the 1098cc model (chassis numbers 990290 - 1005482); they were built in three factories at the same time - Cowley, Adderley Park, and Abingdon (MG) and they used some cross-over parts from the previous 948cc spec., such as duo-tone seats, clap-hands wind...
by Chipper
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Morris Minor Owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: New Morris Minor Owner.

Is the gearbox noisy in all gears, or just first/reverse (which are straight-cut, and don't have synchromesh - so are a bit whiney)? It could be worth changing the gearbox oil (use normal 20W50 or similar engine oil) to see if it makes any difference, and inspect for any swarf/metal bits that come o...
by Chipper
Sat May 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Ignition help

Miner-Bob wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Thanks gays will do and let you know what happens
Was that a Freudian slip? :lol:
by Chipper
Wed May 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: rev counter
Replies: 42
Views: 5734

Re: rev counter

Hehe, that used to switch a pair of front fog lights (now removed) but currently operates the reversing light, as I haven't got around to wiring it to the gearbox switch yet...
by Chipper
Tue May 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: rev counter
Replies: 42
Views: 5734

Re: rev counter

Too late! Fitted it recently, and it's satisfactory enough for my occasional use of the Traveller:
Image
It's easy enough to remember on a Midget 1275 engine that peak torque is at 3,000 rpm while peak power is at 6,000 rpm.
by Chipper
Fri May 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tacho with electronic ignition.
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Tacho with electronic ignition.

I fitted a cheap 2" E-bay tachometer (the one in the middle of the three) to my Traveller with Accuspark, and it works a treat! :D I connected the tacho input (green wire) to the switched side of the ignition coil (blue wire from the Accuspark). https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/46472807044_620c1e...
by Chipper
Thu May 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2075

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

These features would be nice: 1. Make it easier to add extras to the dashboard. 2. Make more comfortable seats, particularly in the later versions (I gather some of the earlier leather seats were more comfy). 3. Tougher halfshafts (I've broken three, without trying too hard, all admittedly since fit...
by Chipper
Tue May 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential Ratios:
Replies: 25
Views: 2875

Re: Differential Ratios:

No, the top ratio won't change one iota, since both Minor & MG Midget/Sprite gearboxes are direct (1:1) ratio in top (4th). :wink:
by Chipper
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Refitting engine and gearbox advise
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Refitting engine and gearbox advise

It is relatively easy, once the radiator has been removed, of course, and assuming you have a controllable enough hoist. But yes, generally far easier with the front panel removed, assuming the numerous small bolts holding it on actually undo easily, which is not often the case after a few years of ...
by Chipper
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

I've owned four Minors - all had 1098cc engines, apart from my Traveller which I fitted a 1275cc MG Midget mill into (I still have the original 1098cc to maybe go back in one day...), and one had a Fiat twin-cam engine fitted by a previous owner. Other members of my family have owned numerous A-seri...
by Chipper
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Nice idea - might do that to mine, which have also been disintegrating for years.

I also have that book, puchased years ago, probably from some autojumble! 8)
by Chipper
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

My Traveller has LP917 van rims fitted with 165 tyres. I can get my fingers between the tyre and top trunnion, however, I have a Ford Sierra/Escort-based front disc brake kit installed, which I gather spaces out the front wheels further than the original drums. I would suggest in your case that thin...
by Chipper
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1877

Re: Currently drinking.....

Got me a gottle of gear in the form of Wychwood brewery's Hobgoblin tonight, and a fine 5.2% brew it is too. :P
by Chipper
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

Can anyone confirm, is a Morris Minor convertible parked up on the right-hand side of the road at 2'29" into this clip?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EK5MHzqcaw
by Chipper
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Oblongs & Circles

On the subject of circles, does anyone know the purpose of the hole drilled in the middle of the front bumper 'C-shaped' overrider support pieces?

These things:
Image