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by mogbob
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Sound decision Bob
by mogbob
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2037
Views: 287069

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Dave , Well done. There's always "sum-mat to do " on a classic car , but after a restoration your mind is problem solving attuned. Confined to barracks as part of the 70+ brigade , my mate has brought me some " homework ".In lieu of my weekly visit to his garage , to work on his old Jaguar MK2 'S' t...
by mogbob
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

Writing for the record , ALL Morris Minors have solenoids , it's only the method by which they are activated that differs 1948 to 1964 cars were made with "pull type " ESM part number SWH106 1964 to 1971 cars were made with "key starter " type ESM part number SWH108 In this scenario , the activation...
by mogbob
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

Hi NorthWalesMorris , Welcome to the Forum. First things first … everybody starts as a novice....knowledge comes from learning , advice and experience. Certain assumptions are made and quite often on the forum we will try giving a full checklist for problem solving so that people can pick up hints /...
by mogbob
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies
Replies: 14
Views: 1207

Re: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies

Hi , Sorry to hear you've both been unwell but … pleased to hear that you're now back in action. Better take a box of tissues with you , when you visit Mrs Curley , I'm sure it will be an emotional day for all concerned. We like stories with a good outcome / happy ending ( both mechanical and emotio...
by mogbob
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: testing fuel pumo
Replies: 23
Views: 912

Re: testing fuel pumo

Dave Your response doesn't disenfranchise you in anyway shape or form. The Forum regulars try and provide a " broad and informative " response to questions on the forum , recognizing that there is a wide spectrum of knowledge and interests amongst it's users. Please keep your questions coming if we ...
by mogbob
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: testing fuel pumo
Replies: 23
Views: 912

Re: testing fuel pumo

Dave Never forget , we all started out with zero experience and there are only a few people who literally know everything there is to know about cars. As my old Dad use to say "don't be afraid to ask the experts daft questions ". Most people are more than willing to share their knowledge and help yo...
by mogbob
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Stiff door hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Stiff door hinges

Have you tried " lifting " the door ever so slightly. A decent lump of wooden batten , under the bottom of the door.Out with the hydraulic jack and " just " take the weight of the door off the hinge. Either spray or finger in grease into all the joins. Release jack and work the door back and forth. ...
by mogbob
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Can't fault your logic , on the order of tackling the sill areas first. It's never good when you find " more rusty bits " but it's always better to find them now and not when you think you've finished. You'll have the satisfaction of knowing it's ALL sorted at the end of the resto. Well done , keep ...
by mogbob
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Van Doors on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Van Doors on Ebay

See my post under Bodywork for the link Bob
by mogbob
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: VAN doors on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 135

VAN doors on Ebay

Hi Folks , Spotted these whilst browsing a well know website. A bit of rust just below one of the windows ( internal ) side but otherwise looks to be pretty solid. No connection whatsoever with the seller. Just the ticket for those who are trying to source a pair of doors. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm...
by mogbob
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 compression test figures
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: 1098 compression test figures

Compression figures sound great. Nothing wrong with your technique either. Worn guides might eventually be the cause but eliminate everything else before making an appointment with Engine machine shop ! First of all you say it's running a bit rich. So check the timing first of all and the state of t...
by mogbob
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Body and paint recommendations inside the m25?
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Body and paint recommendations inside the m25?

See my post under bodywork for another recommendation. Bob
by mogbob
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bodywork, Twickenham
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Bodywork, Twickenham

Kate Kate you could try www.osc-chessington.co.uk . He painted my classic car , plus two for two of my best mates ( one owns a two door Morris Minor saloon !! ). All three were a " post restoration " complete respray. I know of three other cars including a classic Jaguar that were painted by OSC. I ...
by mogbob
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Restoration Advice needed

Dermot , I can see from this post and the others you have put on the Forum that whilst a Morris Minor is " new " to you , you cannot be considered a total novice. A catalogue from Moss Europe.co.uk , if you don't already have one already will be a useful reference source. The cross section diagram o...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting new door cards
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Fitting new door cards

Take the opportunity to inspect the door " internals " clean up as necessary and re-grease / oil as required. Make sure the drain holes are clear.Replace any missing door clips or ones that are too far gone with rust to salvage. After lining up the clips on the new cards , pinch a bit of Vaseline be...
by mogbob
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 49
Views: 2783

Re: starting

Donald How old is your battery? Are the posts and the clamps anything other than clean , i.e nice clean metal for a good electrical connection. Ditto ….if you have a quick release set up on the battery ? Can we pin you down a bit to help with the diagnosis please. When you turn the key to start up ,...
by mogbob
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Well done on the progress so far. The more experience , the better the weld. It certainly worked for me , by the time I got " back to the start " on the car I realized that my first attempt was not quite up to scratch / new improved standard. I cut it out and did it again ! ( No reflection on your w...
by mogbob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU carb float chamber not filling
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: SU carb float chamber not filling

The needle in the inlet valve should "move freely " with just the merest gentle touch of a finger. A slow motion upward flick of the finger should see it rise and fall immediately. If you're having to use a screwdriver to force it to move then it does need replacing. Take Phil's advice onboard of ch...
by mogbob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Su fuel pump repair
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Su fuel pump repair

Sandun Referring to Burlen's diagram , see link http://sucarb.co.uk/su-fuel-pumps-spares/single-lp-pumps-kits/electric-fuel-pump-dual-polarity.html There are two gaskets that could be described as " diaphragm sized ". The item No 38 , nearest the base has 6 x holes for the fixing screws plus a slot ...