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by catswhisker
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304564

Re: Spotted today.

The Minors around Runcton on Saturday had been to a West Sussex branch breakfast meet at
Manor nursery,very nice full English and plenty of moggy chat with other like minded folk.
by catswhisker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: insurance companies
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: insurance companies

Coupe is a term used in America for 2 door cars I think, I have been happy with RH insurance, my only beef is that they insist on including things I dont need like breakdown cover ( I already have 'arrival' with RAC ) which covers everything I need , and foreign travel ( I dont have a passport !) I ...
by catswhisker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?

If it seems to be too good to be true ----------
Seriously I would be guided by it's colour, if it is red , pink or orange I wouldn't put in a Minor,
General advice it to use Bluecol or Blue star 50/50 mix with de-ionised water. Cheap enough
at motor factors, change it after 2 years.
by catswhisker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Re: Anti freeze

Tried Southern water authority who say ' your local council will have arrangements for disposing of chemicals'. Response from council - take it to the HWRS - that will be the local tip that gave me bad advice in the first place ( geoberni was right !) No septic tank here so probably could dilute and...
by catswhisker
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Anti freeze

Replaced my 2 year blue A/F and took the old stuff to the local re-cycling centre, shocked at the advice given by operatives which varied from - 'pour it into the waste oil tank' to 'chuck it into the general waste skip' !! Not thinking either of these to be a good idea I took it back home. -- any i...
by catswhisker
Mon May 02, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Re: Dynamo Dilemma

Problem solved - I managed to find an ' old school ' auto electrician who has done a grand job on my dynamo.

Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions.
by catswhisker
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Prop shaft

Yes, the front of the propshaft is on splines so it can be moved back and forth, I would mark the shaft
and flange so that it goes back the same way, (don't forget to drain the gearbox oil first !) good luck.
by catswhisker
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Re: Dynamo Dilemma

Thanks to all, yes, I am concerned about the reputation of some re-pro parts and have decided not to go down that route. I don't think I could manage DIY but am looking for a local place that would do it (thanks for the parts link Richard ) Other than that a reconditioned exchange unit from Speedy s...
by catswhisker
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Dynamo Dilemma

I intend to replace my dynamo ( noisy bearings ) but can't decide whether to go for a re-conditioned exchange
or a 'Lucas type' outright buy with no exchange, which will probably have been made in a far away place.
I would be pleased to hear of other folks experiences.
by catswhisker
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox dust seal
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: Gearbox dust seal

Even if I took the floor panel out I don't think it would be get at able without dropping the G.Box
and I don't want to risk dropping the bung inside.

Extra ventilation for the clutch -- hmm-- I like it .
by catswhisker
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox dust seal
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Gearbox dust seal

The rubber 'bung' on top of my bell housing has become dislodged,
Limited room to access under steering rack, any ideas please.
by catswhisker
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox Rear Oil Seal Extractor
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: Gearbox Rear Oil Seal Extractor

Hope my gearbox man will know this, just taken mine in for leaking from back end for second time,
( different company this time ) Read somewhere about reaming being required, don't fully understand
this. Does the the prop shaft need to be matched up ?
by catswhisker
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historic car road tax renewal
Replies: 14
Views: 4328

Re: Historic car road tax renewal

So you have to tax the vehicle but don't get a tax disc and don't hand over any payment.
Seems a bit pointless I reckon !
by catswhisker
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior light question
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: Interior light question

I think it is working correctly, the sliding switch on the interior light on my 69
over rides the courtesy light (door) switches, ( light on all the time ),
but doesn't have a switching off option.
by catswhisker
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: ht lead colour?
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: ht lead colour?

And with proper copper stranded wire inside !
by catswhisker
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Petrol Gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Petrol Gauge

Nice one ! glad you got it sorted. I love a Minor electrical mystery . I have done some reading on MG sites about voltage stabilisers, very interesting, apparently they switch several times per second making test meter readings virtually impossible. It is possible to strip out the old parts from the...
by catswhisker
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Petrol Gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Petrol Gauge

It's just possible that the needle has 'jammed' on full, I would see what it does with the battery disconnected first.
The gauge would show full if the wire from gauge to sender is touching earth but only with ignition on.
by catswhisker
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Making ignition leads
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Making ignition leads

Yes,copper core cable IS much better than carbon string stuff.
I made up a new set to go with the nice Champion plug caps I had aquired.
Couldn't believe the difference, better starting ,smoother running,very good.
by catswhisker
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parking at Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 1889

Re: Parking at Shows

Hi Pete, it's dead easy as the courtesy light and the horn are both switched in the earth circuit,
without giving too much away all you need is a single pole switch ( 2 terminals), run one wire
to either door switch and the other to the earth side of the horn. Job done. CW .
by catswhisker
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parking at Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 1889

Re: Parking at Shows

I have fitted a hidden switch( accessible from outside !) that connects the door switches to the horn.!!
Should give any intruders a surprise they weren't expecting.