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by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Not Starting

And that story illustrates why it is a good idea to periodically check the condition of hoses/fuel lines etc. in the engine bay so you can replace them before they crack or split............
by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Not Starting

Just so you know, Roy Allingham ( bmcecosse on this site) is the person we are alluding to. One of his most common declarations for those with engine problems was '...its never the coil'. (This, it seems, has become less true as poor quality items flooded the market over recent years.) Quite so, bu...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Not Starting

So......the moral of this story is - its never the coil! :-? :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Not Starting

To be honest, I would not be rooting around for 'an antiquated electronic ignition system' just yet, if at all, until you have diagnosed the current problem. There appears to be circumstantial evidence that the coil is at fault, but this can only be determined by systematic testing (or simple substi...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 654

Re: Not Starting

Five minutes may have been long enough to 'cook' the coil. Remove the dizzy cap and then test for a spark at the king lead with ignition on and, with the points in closed position, flick them open with a little screwdriver a few times. As you have not tinkered with any part of the ignition system an...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Original equipment

'Myrtle's Man' - have you got the tool to smash the glass in case of a breakdown emergency? :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1031

Re: Circular heater

Assuming you have hot water flowing through the heater, and hot air blowing out from it, the switch is bound to get at least warm.....
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is moggy insulting?
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Is moggy insulting?

I thought a 'snowflake' was just a mollycoddled 'wuss', but for a more detailed definition - and history - looky here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowflake_(slang)
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1955 split screen Morris Minor
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: 1955 split screen Morris Minor

OK then, being a 948cc engine, you may need a paper air filter - or maybe not, depending on the type of filter used! Some 948 models used an oil bath filter - and others used the dry paper element (inside a housing that looks a bit like a saucepan!). You will need the paper oil filter for a 948, ass...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1955 split screen Morris Minor
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: 1955 split screen Morris Minor

Well, it depends on whether you still have the original 803cc engine, or a later, bigger one as regards oil filter, air filter. And whether you have the points set-up or electronic ignition. But generally speaking, and assuming you have the points set-up, get points and condensor and rotor from The ...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Original equipment

The use of the spare wheel clamp is interesting and ingenious but, originally, it was the curved end of the wheelbrace in Mike's picture above that was designed to remove the hub cap by wiggling it side to side under the cap (i.e. not just prying it off in one movement). I put a bit of cardboard bet...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is moggy insulting?
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Is moggy insulting?

'Moggie', 'Moggie Minor' and 'Mog' have been used for years. I don't think they are insulting terms at all. Wait til someone calls your car 'an old wreck/tin can/heap of junk/banger' etc. - then you know they are being insulting! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: starting

Have you checked the plugs after a run? If sooty, then probably mixture too rich as 'kennatt' suggests.
Are the plugs new(-ish) and in good condition - and are they gapped properly (0.025 inch)? I assume the plugs are the correct type? Champion N9YC or equivalent is recommended.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1965 Black 2 Door Saloon.
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: 1965 Black 2 Door Saloon.

AF - Cornish registration. Look after the old girl - I'm sure you will - she might be feeling a bit dis-orientated now she's emigrated to England! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil? Or something else...
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Coil? Or something else...

In addition to the above, have a good look at the condition of the king lead where it goes into the coil, and whether it goes in tightly - might be a dodgy conection, made OK when you first push it in, but then loosening as you try to fire the engine.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: An Essential Spare?

Yes, there is a certain amount of sense in what you say, Ian. And as I have pointed out before, with age and use, any and every part will fail sooner or later, even if the car is well maintained. Its just a matter of time. Ominously, some have reported early failure of new replacement parts! Certain...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 2719

Re: Axle tramp

Not to mention the steering wheel nut :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: An Essential Spare?

I may be reckless, but a failure every 25 years wouldn’t convince me to class this as an essential spare! There are so many things I could carry in the car if I worried too much. Fair point, but as the pedal rod broke, I'm wondering if the adjustment rod may be next as they are presumably the same ...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1277

Re: Steering Rack

"do you need to remove the normal type grease nipple to use one of these guns ?" No, the gun fits straight over the nipple. Pity it is out of stock but there must be others on the market - you'd think so, anyway. I think you could use a grease gun to pump the oil but clean all the grease out first.....
by myoldjalopy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1277

Re: Steering Rack

I use one of these to oil the rack via the steering nipple: https://www.frost.co.uk/hp-push-type-oil-gun/
It does the job but leaks a bit while in storage so I keep it in a polythene bag.