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by don58van
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Powdery rear view mirror

Please let us know how you get on.

I reckon just about everyone with those mirrors has the same problem. I saw an advertisement for reproduction replacements recently, but at an eyewatering price.

Don
by don58van
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 22
Views: 223

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

If you are keen enough to follow that manual and try a DIY repair, I would be happy to assist once you see what is happening inside and report. The odometer is tricky to pull apart, clean and reassemble though.

Don
by don58van
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 22
Views: 223

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

It would be ideal if you could match the serial numbers, but that might be difficult. So... If the warning lamps are the same, then you need to check the Turns Per Mile (TPM) specification of your potential replacement. On the face, you will see in small print TPM then a number, probably 1376, 1408 ...
by don58van
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

Apart from the issue with Photobucket, many photos were lost by the Club's previous web host.

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by don58van
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 3
Views: 159

A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

Webmaster, and others One of the most important functions of this Club is to help Minors to survive in a safe and serviceable condition. Unfortunately some of the Club's very valuable resources to this end have been damaged. Many of you will be aware of outstanding restoration threads by Neil MG and...
by don58van
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

As mentioned already, there are many threads on here showing and explaining bodywork restoration--many of them demonstrating excellent methods and skill. Two that are often mentioned as giving superb guidance are those by Neil MG and Taupe. There is a thread on here suggesting books on Minor restora...
by don58van
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Gearbox alternatives

There is also a Toyota conversion but quite scarce The Toyota conversion is popular and highly regarded here in Australia and also USA. Conversion parts are available from Delow in Australia. Datsun conversions are also popular here. (Overdrive and 1:1 5th gear versions available) In both cases, yo...
by don58van
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 97
Views: 2046

Re: Differential overhaul

As I have previously stated...
Ooops :oops: :oops:

Sorry Phil. I didn't remember reading that. But then I can't remember what I had for breakfast.

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by don58van
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 97
Views: 2046

Re: Differential overhaul

Not sure what the difference is
My understanding is that the cage is stronger (thicker construction?) but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are not interchangeable. Does anyone on here know?
Don
by don58van
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 97
Views: 2046

Re: Differential overhaul

Hi nevans Nice work there. I want to thank you for taking the time to give us a pictorial coverage of your diff rebuild. Good quality pictures too. I admit that a lot of the detail is going over my head, but I intend to attempt a diff rebuild soon. I hope that once I am hands-on it will all gel. Don
by don58van
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller side replacement - a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Traveller side replacement - a few questions

looks really good
Pictures please! :D

Which Osmo product did you use? There seem to be a few oils.

Don
by don58van
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 426

Re: Rear hub gasket

Dangerous things, those hammers! :o
by don58van
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: Not Starting

Just so you know, Roy Allingham ( bmcecosse on this site) is the person we are alluding to. Roy was very knowledgeable about old cars, especially Minors. He was generous with his help for those needing Minor advice (as are others on here I must add). He was also very opinionated and inclined to be m...
by don58van
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: Not Starting

a light hearted reference to a ‘pet subject’ not to be taken too seriously, of a late respected member of this forum
Agreed.

If I am not very much mistaken, next month will mark 3 years since Roy shuffled off his mortal coil.

I, for one, miss his contributions.
Don
by don58van
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1387

Re: Steering Rack

Thanks Declan I have had a snoop around on the web to learn more about this thick oil / thin grease. It is referred to in the lubricant industry as 'semi-fluid' grease. Many lubricant manufacturers supply their version of this product. They all seem to contain lithium soap as you say. One or two say...
by don58van
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: LCV pull-strap guide thingy
Replies: 0
Views: 123

LCV pull-strap guide thingy

I am restoring an Austin Minor Van to close to factory standard (seems to be the only one in Australia). I am missing one of the brass dohickies (aka thingamebobs) that the door pull strap passes through from behind the lining. I would be grateful if someone would supply me with one. I am happy to p...
by don58van
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1387

Re: Steering Rack

Ah. Thanks for the clarification. I admit that that I didn't understand that your text was about potential problems with oil leakage during shipping. Nevertheless, I think it is worth repeating for the benefit of others, that there is a simple alternative to obtaining a fancy oil gun to get oil into...
by don58van
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1387

Re: Steering Rack

the difficulties of filling with oil
As mentioned on this messageboard a year or three ago, you can unscrew the nipple, squirt in the oil with a syringe and replace the nipple.
Motor factors usually carry syringes that are intended for this type of situation.
Don
by don58van
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

If you don't have another person to look under the car to see the prop-shaft turning, there is another method. Put it in gear with the engine running etc, just as if you were driving: does the speedo show speeds as if you were moving?
Don
by don58van
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: An Essential Spare?