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by catswhisker
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

Job done! I went the traditional route, ESM/NC parcel shelf and re-covered the original rubber crash pad with black fabric from Woolies which was excellent, fixed with Hobbycraft spray adhesive. Took the opportunity while the bar bolts were out to spray anti-rust fluid into the A post area. Working ...
by catswhisker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

Thanks, yes I think I might re-cover the old vinyl rather than try and remove it as the 'rubber' padding seems ok.
Plenty of stuff available but need to see it first, will try Dunelm .
by catswhisker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Parcel shelf renovation

Just getting round to replacing my sagging front parcel shelf, new one arriving, am planning to rivet it to the metal rail but the rail covering is a bit scruffy, I would like to tidy it up but the 'kit' from NC is a bit pricey at over £40 for what seems to be just a length of foam rubber and a stri...
by catswhisker
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 55 year old car next to a 1,000 year old church
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: 55 year old car next to a 1,000 year old church

Nice pictures of your car at the church with Devils Dyke and the South Downs in background. We live nearby and often do our 'Seniors midweek ' run in this glorious part of Sussex. In these troubled times we are truly thankful that we are able to get out in our Minor and enjoy the wonderful English c...
by catswhisker
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 1771

Re: footman james

I have been with RH for many years and don't plan to change, But ; I am a bit peeved that they insist on adding services that i don't need or want. Breakdown - I already pay RAC a vast sum for ' arrival ' which covers the Minor, Foreign travel ! I rarely venture outside Sussex and don't have a passp...
by catswhisker
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 346168

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: 815

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: 1145

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: 2541

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: 2541

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: 2293

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: 924

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: 2293

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: 2293

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: 1427

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: 1427

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: 2015

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: 4676

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: 1720

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: 1415

Re: ht lead colour?

And with proper copper stranded wire inside !