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by mogbob
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: KDR 381 needs two parts please!
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: KDR 381 needs two parts please!

Hi KDR 381 , welcome to the site. Just let your owner know how clever you are and suggest to him / her that they might have more of a chance posting the request in the " Wanted " section , lower down. It's a typical Newbie mistake , he or she will soon get the hang of it and we try to be forgiving (...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 34
Views: 640

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Just grabbing my sunglasses for the shine from the new petrol tank ! ( Sometimes , you just have to bite the bullet and admit defeat. Still if you don't give it a go , you'll never know ). You and your mates have been cracking on. I always enjoy a mate's company , nice to have someone to blame and a...
by mogbob
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cleaning wiring harness
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Cleaning wiring harness

I've always opted for a new harness.. when the car goes up in smoke from 50 year old faulty wiring .. that's the time to ponder whether saving a few pounds was a worthwhile decision. Back to the question , I've heard of people cleaning the fabric cloth of the loom with mild soapy water and a cloth /...
by mogbob
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil leak at spin on filter housing
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: oil leak at spin on filter housing

Glad Phil has sorted you out.
When you take off the old gasket , make sure the surfaces on the block and spin on adaptor are flat and really clean i.e no old gasket bits still stuck on , making an uneven surface.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 34
Views: 640

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Sorry to break the news but a blocked fuel line / tank is usually bad news. I hope you haven't got too much fuel in the tank to drain , if it comes to it. The diagnosis is usually crud in the tank , either sediment over several decades or more probably flakes of rust from the inside of the tank. A b...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

I've just got a micrometer out and measured the outlet stub on my refurbished Petrol Pump down in the shed.It measured , just the merest fraction under 6 mm.
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 34
Views: 640

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

A stuck Starter Motor would be my first point of call. I'd disconnect the battery , put a spanner on the Starter Motor pinion to try and release it ( or rock in gear back and forth ). Whilst it's all disconnected I'd work my way through , checking battery voltage with a Multimeter.Then check out the...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wanted WING/ SEATS Morris Pick Up
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Wanted WING/ SEATS Morris Pick Up

Hi Greenie , There is a Section on the Forum " Wanted ". It might be worth reposting your request in this Section for people to see. Our Forum Moderators might spot it in the next few days and move it for you. In the meantime good luck with the request , hope somebody can help you out. Bob P.S saw t...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken
Replies: 121
Views: 16722

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Life , health and general stuff gets in the way of most people , so don't beat yourself up about taking a rest from your labours.
Good on you .. attack with renewed vigour …...you'll get there and then you can wear a silly grin with pride saying " I did that ! "
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator Cancel
Replies: 25
Views: 779

Re: Indicator Cancel

You're right a 1 5/16 " AF ( deep socket preferably a thin walled one ). For the record you'll find a permanent list of " Spanner Sizes " listed under the " Mechanica l " section of the Forum , Second Topic down . Most of the components are there. It lists Steering wheel nut as 3/4 " Whitworth. Othe...
by mogbob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What order to do things in?
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: What order to do things in?

Alan My preference would be floor repair then temporary bracing B posts to the chassis member … and across between the two B posts. ( I've always been a belt and braces man. If you let it " flap " it's never gonna be right and you will spend a lot of extra / wasted time trying to sort ). Fix the spr...
by mogbob
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible - leaving the hood down
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Convertible - leaving the hood down

Welcome to the Forum. My advice would be to leave the hood up … for the very sound reasons you specified in your post. Never fold down the hood for storage , unless you are sure the fabric is bone dry. It is impossible to fold any collapsible hood without inducing some form of creasing in the bulk f...
by mogbob
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy Breather
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Heavy Breather

" slightly modified " engine ! Might need to modify your bonnet " slightly " , depending which car you were trying to install it in. Not seen one like that before.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Glass jar!
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Glass jar!

Les
At that price I hope it comes with a free Mini !!
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: I think I might have the wrong rims.
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: I think I might have the wrong rims.

Hi Stuart , Happy New Year. Here is a link to ESM who sell two different type of wheel nut for the earlier cars. Part Numbers SV133 and SV134. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/wheels-tyres-c94/rear-axle-propshaft-wheels-tyres-c96/road-wheel-bolt-bsf-mm-series-ii-p831451 The nuts shown in the picture...
by mogbob
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2029

Re: Hello from north London!

Seb From your photo it looks like a "one off " solution. The top cable has what looks like an HT cable cover where it emerges from the bulkhead area. The nicely machine metal block retaining the bare cable is set too vertically for my taste. I would slacken the main holding nut and bolt and rotate i...
by mogbob
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2028
Views: 263537

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Hi Dave , Glad you enjoyed your little run out in Alice this morning. We went out for a breath of fresh air this morning. Hampton Court had their regular Christmas outdoor skating rink set up . Great fun watching everybody trying to stay upright. A young lad , 13 years old today he announced ( part ...
by mogbob
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2029

Re: Hello from north London!

Seb 1. When removing a steering wheel , loosen the retaining nut but DON'T remove it completely at first. With it removed they are often stuck.If you pull / tap the steering wheel it will hit you in the face and at worst smack your teeth or break your glasses. With the loosened nut still holding it ...
by mogbob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2029

Re: Hello from north London!

Seb
When replacing the petrol tank gasket don't forget to disconnect the battery first. Petrol fumes and electrical sparks are not a healthy combination. With apologies in advance if you're well aware of the precautions necessary.
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welding fitting wings
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: welding fitting wings

Bodge ? I guess , Yes. First attempt by somebody at fabricating and welding , probably. There is a lot of weld and not a lot of it is pretty or professional. Is it the worst I've seen , no. When we took off my mates outer offside wing a previous repair to the inner wing was something to behold ! The...