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by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 24
Views: 1220

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

If you look closely at the numberplate, it says 'West Riding Classic Cars'! The photo angle is one of their typical ones too. :-?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange ticking noise
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Strange ticking noise

Remove the fanbelt and go for a short run. This will eliminate the alternator and the water pump - or not, depending if the noise goes or is still present.
by myoldjalopy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?

Exactly. It doesn't matter what you are driving if you are delivering essential supplies to a vulnerable, isolating individual, or just getting your own essentials - as long as the vehicle is roadworthy, insured etc. and you have a licence to drive. I have no choice anyway, as I don't have another c...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ashtray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Ashtray Position

No.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ashtray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Ashtray Position

It is screwed under the dashboard, just to the left of the choke knob. I'm sure if you Google 'Morris Minor dashboard' you will find a picture.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: double ended wheel nuts
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: double ended wheel nuts

paul 300358 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:55 am
I was once told that if I wanted to stop the trunnions from failing to make sure that I greased them once a month. I do this at the start of the month no matter how many miles I have done in the car. It would be interesting to know what others do.
When they start rattling! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FLATISH BATTERY START
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: FLATISH BATTERY START

Well, I dunno.......I've always been successful with it. Has come in useful a few times over the years when out in the middle of BFN with a flat battery! Of course it helps if timing, valve clearances, points and plug gaps are spot on..... Perhaps I should try again sometime... :) This article may ...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Pop the series 2 side lights
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Pop the series 2 side lights

Well done. Nice surPRISE for you! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Pop the series 2 side lights
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Pop the series 2 side lights

He did. Maybe the OP's replacements are inferior quality, as was suggested as a possible reason at the time.....
It may be necessary to prise the rubber away to get the lamp cover to clip into the holder and then go round easing the rubber over its lip.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FLATISH BATTERY START
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: FLATISH BATTERY START

Well, I dunno.......I've always been successful with it. Has come in useful a few times over the years when out in the middle of BFN with a flat battery! Of course it helps if timing, valve clearances, points and plug gaps are spot on.....
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Tool Kit

Myrtles Man wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:53 am
Three cans of beans, a toilet roll and hand sanitizer.
Surely its five rolls of toilet paper? :roll: :-?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

Except they'll all agree it is vulnerable to rot and decay if neglected! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

The original BMC handbook states: "Re-varnish the woodwork annually, using varnish recommended.... Sand the original varnish with 320 grade wet-and-dry paper, used dry" I doubt many adhered to that practice, especially in the longer-term. If they had, I suspect there would be more travellers about ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: There s a hole..
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: There s a hole..

I don't know how big your aperture is, but there's a slight chance that the bung for the hole behind where the battery sits might fit? It was, according to ESM's website, used in MMs and SIIs but not later cars. If you measure your hole diameter, ESM may be able to confirm if this would fit it or no...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: emblem color
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: emblem color

Probably worn away after all these years - mine is similar, but a little blue still left on it.................
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ash Tray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Ash Tray Position

Try poking about with a bradawl?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ash Tray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Ash Tray Position

There is a pic of mine in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70434
But bear in mind it is a SII and is set at right angles compared to later models - nor sure which model you have?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Petrol sender unit
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Petrol sender unit

Hello Bill, I can only give you my experience. When I replaced my cork gasket, it started to leak when I went to fill up with fuel, so I tightened up the screws a bit and it stopped. But a few weeks later the same thing happened, so I tightened it up again and that cured it for good. It might help t...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The truth will out
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: The truth will out

Of course, they had no idea of what caused The Black Death back then and had little idea of how to deal with it - apart from running/hiding from the infected. Today, the bacterium (Yersinia pestis) which transmitted the disease from rats to humans would be treated with anti-biotics (although bacteri...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The truth will out
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: The truth will out

I have been thinking about it for years, John! Now the folly of unsustainable population growth is laid bare........ :(