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by don58van
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Restoration Advice needed

And if you want some inspiration...take a look at this:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=25298&hilit=rose+t ... estoration

(The pictures are gradually being replaced. Up to page 5 so far).

Don
by don58van
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 24
Views: 5037

Re: Electronic Ignition

I assume the new distributor i bought wouldn't work because i have a 25D in my car but tried to fit the 45D. No. The 45D will work as a replacement for the 25D. There are dozens of confirmations of this on this site. Some even argue that it will work better than the 25D because as a later unit, it ...
by don58van
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Another excellent creation, Declan.

I can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow :D :o

Don
by don58van
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Excellent!

What is particularly clever about your reproduction is the custom CAD and 3D printed housing.

Are you taking orders?

Don
by don58van
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: LCV pull-strap guide thingy
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: LCV pull-strap guide thingy

Hi Terry

I received your Christmas present :wink: . Thank you very much.

All the best for 2020.

PM sent.

Don
by don58van
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Declan

That is a really nice job (as expected).

Don
by don58van
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: LCV pull-strap guide thingy
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: LCV pull-strap guide thingy

That is very generous of you.

PM sent.

Don
by don58van
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1082

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

I note that ESM sells glass that they slightly modified in shape with the objective of making it easier to fit. Presumably they have checked that it still seals well. FYI Don To add to my original message: Here is a link: https://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/screen-rubbers-glas...
by don58van
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Declan

I am looking forward to seeing the final product. I'm sure it will have all the finesse we have come to expect from you.
I will have to post it to somebody to test fit it.
You will have to make sure that is a 'boomerang' (as we say here in Oz) :wink:

Don
by don58van
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improved heater
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Improved heater

I think it would be easier to install a heater from later models of Mini. The ones I refer to are the same basic design as the later Minor ('62 on). The main metal shell is almost identical. Why would that be better you ask? They have two squirrel-cage fans the same size as the Minor's one. They hav...
by don58van
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Hi Mike and Declan

Mike: That isn't the measurement I had in mind (sorry if I wasn't clear enough), but I think with the photos and measurements you have kindly provided, Declan probably has enough data now.

Declan: Do you have all the measurements you need?

Don
by don58van
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master Brake Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Master Brake Cylinder

I like Ian's solution. I have used G-clamps and chunks of wood in the past.

In my view, anything that makes servicing the master cylinder less diabolical is worth serious consideration.

Don
by don58van
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Tory jack overhaul

There are zillions of step-by-step restorations on youtube. Like the brakes on your Minor, bleeding is very important and can be tricky. I was surprised to have some success with this product without disassembling anything: Rislone Jack Oil with Stop Leak. It is sold on some markets as Bars Leaks Ja...
by don58van
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Thanks Jagnut

The measurement Declan needs, I think, is the distance between the point where the opening tapers to 84mm and the back face of the door. It looks like it would be 3 to 5mm. Can you measure this while you have your calipers warmed up?

Don
by don58van
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 46
Views: 2078

Re: starting

Kevin

Is the fuel filter before or after the pump? Does it normally have air inside it (as well as fuel) when the engine is running ?

I think it is a good idea to remove it.

Don
by don58van
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Declan

Jagnut's photos show that the opening for the clock is tapered with a slight step. So it seems we need to know where in the taper the diameter is the same as your trim ring (84mm).

Do you agree?

Can you provide that dimension Jagnut?

Don
by don58van
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

So... I guess you need to know the depth of the inset... unless your chrome surround is too big to fit the inset (I understand it is different from the one that came originally with the clock), in which case it might sit flush with the face of the door. To ascertain that, I can measure the outer dim...
by don58van
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Hi Declan The door is a shell, like the late models. So your ??? is not really the dimension you need. The complicating factor is that there is a small inset in the face of the door for the clock, so again, your diagram is not accurate. Sorry about the sandals. I'm in the antipodes ya know. Don
by don58van
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Hi Declan

Thank you for sharing.
Do you know the thickness of the glove box?
Can you clarify for me what dimension you are seeking? I think I have a Series II lid somewhere and I will be happy to take a measurement (if I can find it).

Don
by don58van
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1902

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Hello Declan

Nice progress with that.

I have been working on a reproduction too. :)

One question: Where did you get the bezel?

The hands have been a problem for me. I have bought several pairs of commercial ones from the far east, but I'm not satisfied with them.

Regards
Don