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by jaekl
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

The parts book show an optional water temperature gauge and a basic after market mounting bracket that looks like it would mount under the fascia. I haven't seen one of those either but the ammeter probably would have been done the same way. The driver's side ash tray (chrome swivel type) holes are ...
by jaekl
Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 9472

Re: Another van.

You need to take the slip ring and insulator off and pull the wire through the hole in the side of the column.
by jaekl
Fri May 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 38
Views: 1330

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

It's interesting that many of your objections are with post Issigonis changes. Or items that no one was even thinking of at the time, but nothing that were contemporary shortcomings.
by jaekl
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.

I've had it with cars sitting for a while. It takes just a little push to get them moving again but a full tank and bouncy won't move them. I think it;s the unleaded which has a lot of additives that leave a sticky residue.
by jaekl
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 4045

Re: Gearbox woes

The upper bolts have no load since the top of the case is in compression and the rest of the upper case takes the load. The alignment hole is important. Epoxy will work if the upper piece fits back in well. Using a back plate to set everything should be used.
by jaekl
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Tubes and tyres

Tubless tyres are older than the safety bead.
by jaekl
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulkhead copper rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Bulkhead copper rivets

The insulation is held on with copper push rivets into a 1/4 inch hole. The parcel shelf is held in with split rivets and washers along the upper edge of the engine bay cross member as well as the underside of the battery box. It sounds like you are talking about the former.
by jaekl
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory 1275 Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Factory 1275 Traveller

I recently mention this vehicle earlier today in another post and then today someone sent me a link to it being for sale. I was wondering if anyone one in England was aware of it.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967- ... 2018-12-01
by jaekl
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour

Confirming with the book with slight correction, for the first run of 1000 all the dark colours had Birch Grey wheels. It was only the black that had a grey grille. One possibility is it was a special build. Ray Newell's book and the parts books mention single serial numbers for items indicating a u...
by jaekl
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour

What colour is the 57 traveler?
by jaekl
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour

The wheels and grille were body colour through the Series II. Then only black had Birch Grey for those items and then used on the darker colours. Then in 59 Birch Grey was replaced with Pearl Grey which was used with all colours. In 61 Pearl Grey was replaced by Old English White.
by jaekl
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour

The black surrounding the radiator looks better than a lighter body colour giving a solid black hole behind the louvers. A simply masking since the dividing line is hidden
by jaekl
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat frames query
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Seat frames query

All square back frames are the same. Only the seat straps started with straps only across with two hooks in each hole. Any Minor 1000 seat cover will work. The big concern is the passenger seat, whether it folds not. The covers are different.
by jaekl
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: engine oil

I specifically asked that question on an antique auto forum in regards to non-detergent oil in a non-filtered engine. A very confident response was no. The dirt that settles out settles everywhere. The person had worked on engines where oil passages were closed due to settled dirt.
by jaekl
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reliable old components
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: reliable old components

There's a bit of apple and oranges here. A military vehicle and a tractor durability really can't be compared to off the shelf vehicles. They are built to different standards and expectations.
by jaekl
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: clutch replacement/clutch kits
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: clutch replacement/clutch kits

I'm amazed you could remove the gearbox without lowering the rear of the engine. That's standard procedure. Did you do all the wrestling of the gearbox from above? Surely someone had to be working below to get the bell housing into place, in which case you also could have save yourself from removing...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?

A comment about the offset. The thickness of the spacer and the current typical offset due to FWD are not at odds with each other. Getting them centered with the 3/8 studs in most likely a bigger hole would need to be addressed. Will the taper on the lug nuts be enough? Going wider with the confines...
by jaekl
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Towing

To tow like that the towee needs to be able to maintain tension on the rope when decelerating which means the brakes must be in perfect condition since the weight of the tower is also involved. Prepare for fading brakes.
by jaekl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sticking wheel cylinder - in Inverness - help please
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Sticking wheel cylinder - in Inverness - help please

It's most likely just corrosion or dirt between the piston and the cylinder. Simply pull out the piston and clean it up. apply red rubber grease if you have some but it can wait. You do not want to pump the cylinder out. The rubber cup must stay within the range it's been moving.
by jaekl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique Series MM/II Instrument Panel
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Unique Series MM/II Instrument Panel

It is making the rounds. Wonder what brought it up. From the old post there seem to be two at least.