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by d_harris
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: the other car i get to drive occassionally
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: the other car i get to drive occassionally

I believe that literally is just a Renault 8HP.

Matt is likely to be more of an expert on this one though, considering some of the stuff he's played with...
by d_harris
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brake Cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Brake Cylinders

I've got myself in a bit of a confusion. Its been ages since I played with the brake cylinders and was labouring under the aprehension that they were all the same. Visiting ESM's site there are both L/H and R/H listed - and I am sure this is a very silly question indeed but which one do I need?? Kna...
by d_harris
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Safer than headlight peaks
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Safer than headlight peaks

I've seen all sorts of cars driving round with those on. Pretty horrid really.
by d_harris
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sidelight and headlight problems...
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Sidelight and headlight problems...

I've replaced the fuse, and if it was one bullet connector then it would only be headlights or sidelights surely?
by d_harris
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sidelight and headlight problems...
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Sidelight and headlight problems...

OK, so on Friday (having passed the MOT that morning) my sidelights failed, in the dark. Roadside diagnosis was that the wire running into the inline fuse had snapped. As a get home bodge, I wired the sidelights directly onto the battery side of the Solenoid and all was good. Having tried to fix the...
by d_harris
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)
Replies: 2741
Views: 406880

Re: SADMOG (Sowf'ampton taawn)

Anyone got a spare brake light switch handy? Agatha just failed her MOT :evil:
by d_harris
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Keep Formula 1 'free to air' petition
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Keep Formula 1 'free to air' petition

I signed it weeks ago. 8)
by d_harris
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine low mileage cars
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: Genuine low mileage cars

My gut is that 4.5k is a little on the steep side but not massively out of the ballpark with the euro being relatively strong to the pound at the moment the italian chap may well think he's got a bargain on his hands. please correct me if I'm wrong lindores, (going on from BMCE's point) but I read i...
by d_harris
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel Question Help
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Fuel Question Help

To check whether it has been converted to unleaded you have to take the cylinder head off. And even then its hard to explain exactly what to look for.... Not really worth doing just to check
by d_harris
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How to find out if a number plate is still available
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: How to find out if a number plate is still available

I think thats a bit unfair Roy. Last time I rang the DVLA I got through to a real person after only a few seconds.
by d_harris
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much oil in a 1098cc engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 3106

Re: How much oil in a 1098cc engine?

I too have heard that the halfords classic is the same as the comma stuff....
by d_harris
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water Pump Leak
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Water Pump Leak

Nope. :D
by d_harris
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Boot latches.
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Boot latches.

Whilst on the subject, do the early cars have bolt holes in the handle? I have a boot handle that looks very much like a minor one but has two mounting holes to put a bolt etc through...
by d_harris
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: How many Morris Minors are left ?.
Replies: 62
Views: 19109

Re: How many Morris Minors are left ?.

how many left lumps us lot in with mini minor owners and the pre war minor.....

http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?q=Morris+Minor

If you click on the model, it gives you sorn information too. I am suprised though that theres only ~800 travs left.
by d_harris
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Problems with full beam
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Morris Minor Help Again Please

Hi Scot,

I've edited the title, to make it a little more meaningful.

My gut reaction is to check the plug on the top of the dipswitch.

When you are on full beam do the sidelights stay on?
by d_harris
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Date of Registration Query?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Date of Registration Query?

Entirely possible that it was off the road when the DVLA computerised and as such "dissapeared" and then registered when it was restored and put back on the road. Something to ask about, but not something to worry about too much IMO. There is also the possibility that its an import
by d_harris
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP - BUYING FIRST MORRIS, ADVICE APPRECIATED
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

Re: HELP - BUYING FIRST MORRIS, ADVICE APPRECIATED

Hi AJ, there are many of us who are willing to do a prelim viewing to ascertain whether a journey is worthwhile - might save you some time.

It should only be seen as a check whether the car is worth actually coming to see though and you shouldn't base your descision to purchase on it...
by d_harris
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Boot Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Boot Lock

Guess what I broke at the weekend? :lol:

Boot handle is now 90 degrees off where it should be, still locks and unlocks though (although you can only remove the key in the locked position)
by d_harris
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: She's bit slow
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

Re: She's bit slow

IMO, the best thing that you can do to improve the handling is to make sure that the suspension is uptogether and behaving as it should be. I've always found the minor to have fab handling when its in good fettle.
by d_harris
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2176
Views: 352636

Re: Spotted today.

Friday afternoon at about 1.30pm grey saloon (possibly series 3) driving down Goldstone Villas in Hove. I was sat, parked up in Aggy... Waves/toots were exchanged