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by greendefender123
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Steves Morris Traveller 1970
Replies: 249
Views: 42288

Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Iv done about 500miles now. Probably just over. Iv just given it another oil change as it got quite dirty quickly. Think it will be ok now tho. It was for peace of mind really but it was nice to flush it through. Iv also adjusted the brakes now theyve bedded in more. I whipped the drums off aswell a...
by greendefender123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wipers suddenly coming on
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Wipers suddenly coming on

Bad earth somewhere.
by greendefender123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spam
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Spam

Hi guys think someone is spamming us again. Looks like a profile has been taken over.
by greendefender123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic ignition distributor
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: Electronic ignition distributor

You do hear of the odd failure not many considering everyone seems to have one fitted in classic cars. Hardly "everyone" has gone electronic. Like many others, our Minor has been very reliable with its traditional ignition system for nearly 60years. I understand how it works and it is driven almost...
by greendefender123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic ignition distributor
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: Electronic ignition distributor

Iv got the powerspark one fitted. I fitted a complete 45d dizzy. You do hear of the odd failure not many considering everyone seems to have one fitted in classic cars. So its worth carrying your old one as a spare. I also carry a spare cap for the 45d distributor.
by greendefender123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7509

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Thats some really good repairs there. That cars gonna last a long time!
by greendefender123
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dont ever give up on finding your old morris :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

Re: Dont ever give up on finding your old morris :)

How lovely. Non car people would never understand.
by greendefender123
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: suspension springs corrosion
Replies: 50
Views: 5371

Re: suspension springs corrosion

I normally squirt them with a oil and waxoyl mix. Tho you could grease them or brush oil in. Try and get it between the springs abit, oil seems to soak in well. I did paint mine first on the traveller. Been doing this for years on my fathers vehicle's. Normally if the spring has blown with rust its ...
by greendefender123
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2104
Views: 308098

Re: Spotted today.

Exmoor classic tour and allerford fete
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by greendefender123
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dashcam
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: Dashcam

This thread just reminded me of my dash cam. Just spent 20mins fitting it to the astra. Just ripped it back out again as its not my thing and i didn't like it. Its only a £25 one. Il fit it the girlfriends car. Id like to get a satnav with one in it. But these are still alot of money. This one recor...
by greendefender123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat backs.
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Seat backs.

Thanks guys. Looks simple enough. Il have a play with it soon.
by greendefender123
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat backs.
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Seat backs.

Hello all. Is it just the straps that need changing in the seat backs? Iv rebuilt the bases but have a bad back after driving all day on Sunday.

Thanks a lot Steve
by greendefender123
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Squeeeeeeeak
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: Squeeeeeeeak

Rubber parts are poor quality these days and don't last. Grease and fit some polys and you should be good. They're almost fit and forget.
by greendefender123
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Keith Hole Memorial CLASSIC TOUR OF EXMOOR
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: The Keith Hole Memorial CLASSIC TOUR OF EXMOOR

I'm all ready for Sunday. Girlfriends gonna do a picnic basket.
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by greendefender123
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 83
Views: 10200

Re: What was your first car?

1st off road car at 13 was a lada niva cossack. 1st road car at 17 was a Rover 400 my parents gave it to me when the head gasket blew.
by greendefender123
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oily plugs
Replies: 43
Views: 4754

Re: oily plugs

That's if the dvla will believe you. We had to get a garage to write a letter on headed paper as proof on my father's landy. I know someone with a Rickman Ranger (escort based kitcar) who changed the engine from a 1300 to 1600. They wouldn't except it even with photographic evidence and the receipt ...
by greendefender123
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7509

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Look at the rest of the crossmember from underneath. If it looks ok you can repair the top of it, butt weld the new floor repair on it then plug weld through this to the top of the crossmember to finish it off you can then seal the crossmember to floor join with a seam sealer. I did this on one side...
by greendefender123
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right distributor
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: Right distributor

I think the advance curve is different tho don't really know. The caps bigger aswell. I know Roy would always reccomend the 45d tho never said anything bad about the 25d.
by greendefender123
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right distributor
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: Right distributor

by greendefender123
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right distributor
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: Right distributor

Yeah use the standard coil. The old ones seem the best. I basically just put the whole distributor on. Adjusted the timing till it ran the best. Took it for a drive then adjusted more till I was happy with it. Apparently the caps arnt the best so iv got a spare one aswell.