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by mowogg
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.

It would be very intersting to hear if they are a straight fit. I agree replacement parts are very questionable.

Has anyone on th drum fitted a pair?
by mowogg
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?

As above just use a long bar. Mine in the van fron bumper were tight but a long bar made it very easy.
by mowogg
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1319

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

Not arrived yet in West Sussex......
by mowogg
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris in for service
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Morris in for service

Suspect the clutch has rusted to flywheel. It's happened on mine quite a lot over the years. I always do the same thing. Run it up to temperature out of gear. Turn it off Select 2nd or reverse dependending on clearance in front or behind the car Press clutch down Start car Usually it pops straight o...
by mowogg
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which new tyres for a 67 Traveller
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Which new tyres for a 67 Traveller

I have 2 minors -one has Bridgstones, one had Nankangs. Both are fine, and were much better than the old tyres they replaced. From appearance the Bridgstones are a little smaller (it makes 2mph difference on the speedo at 60mph i recall going from Nankang 155 to Bridgstone 145. If i was pushed for a...
by mowogg
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 1066

Re: Garage Floor paint

I did mine a few years ago. It's been a big improvement. I brushed it out and cleaned off the oil as best I could but my time window to do it was a little limited so the surface was not perfect I used a 2 part epoxy paint off of ebay. There was quite a lot of fumes so I used a mask whxih I would rec...
by mowogg
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint availability
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Paint availability

My local paint suppliers have all that info. They can turn around stock paint while you wait. They have also matched paint and put it in a can from a bike frame

Depending on when you car was painted it could well have faded a bit. The challenge of course is getting a piece off for them to match.
by mowogg
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint availability
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Paint availability

Try a local auto paint supplier. They can mix up what ever colour you need or can match existing paint. They also have the facilty to put it into a can
by mowogg
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Engine w/ HS4 won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: New Engine w/ HS4 won't start

I would double check you are not 180 degrees out on your plug order. I made this mistake in the past and was convinced I had it corrwcr. This can occur by different locations on the distributor drive on ths recon engine particular if you are just swapping over the compenents
by mowogg
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 2063

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Just a thought. You said it was serviced in July. Have you checked the points gap? It's not unknown for new points to close up very quickly and it would make it harder to start.
by mowogg
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smelly engine
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Smelly engine

Just re read this. You said the 948 has a canister type oil breather. This is non standard as these were fitted to late 1098 engines that the fumes are taken to an extra intake on the carb. Where is the canister plumbed into? To work effectively it needs to be routed to the carb. And it should also ...
by mowogg
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smelly engine
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Smelly engine

Before you get to I grossed in the engine I would check the manifold to exhaust pipe seal. These frequently leak in my experience and can be really difficult to deal. You can often see it when you start it up. If you look at this area when the car starts you often see a puff of smoke which then come...
by mowogg
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 2063

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

It does sound like you are over using the choke. I would try starting with either none or maybe 50%choke. I have never pumped the throttle on start up but gently press down to give it a little more until it fires up. I know pumping is recommended on some newer cars but as above it is not required or...
by mowogg
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: Million going to auction

I did not know about the change-- you learn something every day
by mowogg
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: Million going to auction

I might be wrong but I thought all chassis plates were held on with screws?
by mowogg
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Air Filter

Sorry i had missed the comments on why it was rich. I would look at the plugs before worrying about it further. Black deposits from the exhaust are the norm for both of my minors
by mowogg
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Air Filter

From the photo shown this looks like a standard set up for a late 1098 minor. As far as I know the spigot pipe was left in place on the air filter but not used but the breather from the rocker cover was blanked off It will be running rich for other reasons. Do you know if it has the correct needle i...
by mowogg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: PCV valve
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: PCV valve

Pm sent
by mowogg
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Failing seat cushions
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Failing seat cushions

I always make my own straps. I use the metal bits from the old ones and standard seat webbing. It take a couple of hours per seat but I have never had any problems afterwards. The rubber straps sold are too soft to my mind.
by mowogg
Wed May 27, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

There is a dedicated smiths kit available from the usual suppliers -this is really easy to fit, with the cables all colour coded the same as the car. It has a period style light up switch too.

Not sure saving a few pennies here makes sense?