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by jagnut66
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

Thanks, this was my original thinking on the matter.
Of course if there is wear / a thinning of the bar, then I would automatically replace them.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: TBJ POLICE CAR
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: TBJ POLICE CAR

Nice period image. Sadly there is no record of TBJ 90F on the DVLA's database, so unless it's 'resting' somewhere............ Would have been nice to get them together in the same spot for a comparison picture of the site today. Of course if you are putting her back into police livery then another ...
by jagnut66
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series II Classifed ad...
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Series II Classifed ad...

missing Morris emblem from the glove box lid! Hi, Is any of these any good? Best wishes, Mike. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjxnYWJ6arlAhVL8OAKHTfAANEQMwhTKAMwAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.dk%2Fpin%2F412501647109152216%2F&psig=AOvVaw2htyNMG5hsxVGFm...
by jagnut66
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Longevity of front tie bars

Hi, I am in the process of going through my suspension, front and rear, refurbishing it / replacing all the bushes. Another club member has raised the issue of the longevity of the front tie bars, stating that they should ideally be replaced every couple of years, as they can fail, with rather nast...
by jagnut66
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Engine steady bar - how tight should it be?

No doubt another noise will come along soon to occupy my attention...…..something I just don't get in my Jazz :D Talking of which, I saw a TV program recently about the BMW Mini production line and the attention to detail to eliminate any and all cabin noise was almost beyond belief. Specialist noi...
by jagnut66
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris making a comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Morris making a comeback

Okay, so two out of five then, if we are including the MGR V8 (sadly no longer in production) in the 'tenuous tributes' lineup. I concede that was a good looking car, following in the style of the original too.
Pricey these days though, if you can find one............
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Minor Workshop Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Minor Workshop Manual

Hi,
I have a BMC version of this, so I can recommend this to anyone who doesn't have one as well worth the money. :D
Snap it up!
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: what oils are best

Hi, This is an interesting read and I will now go and check that my diff oil is GL4, I have used it in previous Minors diffs without issue but no harm in checking. I was reading through the manuals section on lubricants the other day and that recommends SAE20/20W for the dampers, so this is what I ...
by jagnut66
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stainless Steel Bumper blades
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Stainless Steel Bumper blades

Hi, Did anyone ever get round to manufacturing stainless steel front and rear bumper blades for the Minor? I see they are available for the (classic) Mini and I seem to recall some discussion on this site about it a few years back but, sadly, I can't see any for sale, so I assume it never got off t...
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

Hi, The plain black will be the earth wire and needs to be connected. Green / White is right hand indicators. Green / Red is left hand indicators. Not sure about the green / black you mention though, looking at the wiring diagram in the workshop manual (section N page 29) this is code number 24 and...
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Strip down - rust?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Strip down - rust?

Hi, To be honest I've seen allot worse. Are there more areas that are in poorer shape? The lip just below the bolt holes for the rear wings does suffer and some people eliminate it entirely to solve the problem. If you are bothered by the patches and want to replace it, the rear inner wings are ava...
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris making a comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Morris making a comeback

albeit tenuously, keep the memory of those classics alive Very tenuously indeed.... The (BMW) Mini is more like a maxi on steroids and not healthier for it (the Clubman version falls into the plain ugly bracket) and the new Beatle looks more like a slug...... The new Fiat 500, in its smallest size ...
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris making a comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Morris making a comeback

On second thoughts, considering what BMW have done to the Mini, perhaps it would be better if the memory of the Morris Minor is left alone..... Modern safety standards etc could possibly turn it into something completely different to what it was originally. Modern engineering would mean it would ha...
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Series book?
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: A Series book?

Hi, Doing something (rather than just reading about it) is sometimes the best way to learn about the way it was constructed. I had a spare rib case gearbox that I managed to crack the bellhousing on (in several places - don't ask - not my proudest moment)……... Anyway I have a few spare ones now but...
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is moggy insulting?
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: Is moggy insulting?

Tongue most definitely firmly in the cheek there jagnut!
:wink:
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris making a comeback
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Morris making a comeback

Hi,
That is interesting.
So do they just have the rights to make vans under the 'Morris Commercial' name or have they bought the 'Morris' brand in its entirety I wonder?...……….
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear Lights on a 4 door.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Rear Lights on a 4 door.

Hi, Blimey, whenever I've been looking for spares in the past there has been loads of rear light units for the later cars for sale, now I can only find the one left hand unit below. Where have they all gone??? :o Try 'sparesman', Bryan Gostling (club spares), his email address is listed in the mag,...
by jagnut66
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Club HQ Open day.
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Club HQ Open day.

Guilty as charged.
In my defence their is an (English made - circa 1898 to 1905) full hunter pocket watch on the end of the chain :D .
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Hi,
Yes, replaced my rear / brake lights for greater rear visability (so others can see me!). Also panel lights and fitted 'Flashicator' bulbs in the trafficators, for the price it's a no brainer.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hub nut removal problems
Replies: 36
Views: 4004

Re: Hub nut removal problems

That Bull Motif spanner seems the best way forward then.
I have ground out the concave part of the socket and checked that it has a flat surface to it but to no avail, it still can't grip properly and slips off.......
Best wishes,
Mike.