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by Mark Wilson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?

A bit surprised you noticed the missing bump stops from within the engine bay rather than from under the wing. Do you mean the reinforcing plates above the bump stops? Not a particularly difficult item to weld in, but a surprising omission suggesting that the car has not been in good hands. I suspec...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Horn bracket

Mine is a later car, but the horn is mounted on an angle with a rubber block to provide flexible mounting. The bracket you show looks very much like a dynamo mounting bracket, eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1000-DYNAMO-REAR-MOUNTING-BRACKET-FITS-ON-BMC-A-SERIES-ENGINE-USED/392215420638?h...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen XBU911
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Stolen XBU911

Ermm - this was in January 2013. :roll:
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a morris engine
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: making a morris engine

Wasn't automated in the current sense of the word, ie programmed - my father was involved in bringing the first CNC machinery to the UK in about 1965 or 66. In many ways analogue automation, as in the film, was far more impressive.
by Mark Wilson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Door split by quarterlight

I cut a couple of holes, made my piece of curved steel, clamped with a long armed welding clamp and plug welded from above. Attached photos in wrong order but should give you the idea. i don't think I'd bother with the Haynes book unless you come across it for a few pence. Much better information on...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Door split by quarterlight

I've done mine by welding a curved plate underneath, as shown on page 108 of the Lindsey Porter Haynes Restoration Manual. I don't think a simple weld will hold at this stressed point. Although I did mine off the car, shouldn't be too bad to do with the door still on, providing you've protected ever...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2514

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

The insulation "batts" are fixed to the inner leaf facing into the cavity. Longer cavity ties are used to maintain a 50mm cavity between the insulation and the outer leaf. The insulation is usually either mineral fibre or polyisocyanurate, so not susceptible to mould. British building regulations th...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2514

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Being a pedant and a retired construction professional a couple of minor factual corrections/amplifications, none of which have the slightest relevance to Morris Minors! Cavity walls, in the form most people are used to, were introduced in the 1920's and were first found in cheaper housing in the no...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Inner Rear Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Traveller Inner Rear Wings

Sorry, hadn't quite understood the question! Don's right, the outer flange is outside, or on top, of the inner arch. Here's some photos showing mine in progress. Incidentally, when I mentioned filling the gap between the wood and the flange, I meant the gap between the flange and the bottom of the w...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Inner Rear Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Traveller Inner Rear Wings

You have to dress the flange on the inner wing flat, instead of at a right angle, and then spot or plug weld the new flange to the outer edge. If you are replacing or refixing the timber it's a very, very good idea to wait until you have trial fitted the side before you complete the flange welding -...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulkhead copper rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Bulkhead copper rivets

Thanks - that makes sense now. Suspect it's going to be fun fitting the bifurcated rivets unless I recruit another pair of hands!
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulkhead copper rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Bulkhead copper rivets

Back in the mists of time when I dismantled my Traveller I removed ten copper split rivets from the bulkhead, and amazingly I haven't lost them. They were presumably intended to fix a parcel shelf and/or sound insulation, neither of which were present when I acquired it. What I can't remember or wor...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust prevention with..linseed oil?!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Rust prevention with..linseed oil?!!!

Seriously interesting, thanks! Let us know how you get on, please.
by Mark Wilson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 42
Views: 2956

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

As I understand it, the data is for convictions declared on insurance application forms. As most Morris drivers tend to do the bulk of their mileage in other cars it is more likely that the offences were committed in their modern motors, so correlating with the number of Minors insured is totally me...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Floor and cills
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Floor and cills

The boxing plates and the outer sill extensions are different, all floor panels, sill step and floor edge panels are the same.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quality Hockey Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Quality Hockey Sticks

I've had a pair of ESM hockey sticks for over a year and they are still in perfect condition - possibly because they are still in the garage, in the bag they came in! Hope they eventually perform better than yours, but suspect they all come from the same place. Although I haven't used it on a grille...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine bust, what replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: Engine bust, what replacement

Oops - 35% indeed! Schoolboy error of taking the increase as a percentage of the increased figure :oops:
by Mark Wilson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine bust, what replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: Engine bust, what replacement

Minor correction to Phil's excellent advice. The Midget 1275 didn't have a mechanical fuel pump, although the A plus did have. The actual power increase will depend on a lot of factors, but for the Midget would go (nominally) from 48bhp to 65bhp, ie a 26% increase. That would make improved braking e...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: insurance companies
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: insurance companies

I've just cancelled one of the two moderns we have on an Admiral multicar policy, as we've sold it and won't be replacing it. The cover had two months left to run, so we expected forty quid or so back. Not so - they've charged me an admin fee and a "loss of discount" fee which means I don't get a pe...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2306

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

At the risk of becoming viewed as a Radiator Stencil obsessive, I've Googled as many images as I can, and the one I'm attaching seems to show a fairly original engine bay (apart from the battery cut out and the fuel filter) identical in equipment to my 1970 Adderley Park traveller. No evidence of an...