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by les
Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1 or 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

I hope so Fweddy, after the work I've put into it! Thanks for the replies.
by les
Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1 or 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

1 or 2

I've just finished descaling and painting another radiator in readyness to fit, but have noticed this one has only one row of channels running top to bottom, rather than two that the present one has. Who has what out there!
by les
Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Access to washet jets and wiper spindles
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

There are two methods of removal, each depending on where you are located!
by les
Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: parcel shelves
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

I'm pretty sure the thread is 1/4 inch bsf. In fact I'll say it is.
by les
Fri May 28, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What the hell is that?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

I've added to my post a possible reason. (possibly while you were replying!)
by les
Fri May 28, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What the hell is that?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

I'll say suppressor, evidence of a radio or not! The car might have annoyed a neighbour watching tv at some time.
by les
Fri May 28, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unleaded 1275 Head
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Although replying to your request I have not got a specific answer, but my understanding of the subject is that the valve guides should be in good order, if not replace them, the proceedure for fitting hardened seats involves using the guides to locate the machining operation. I do not know the actu...
by les
Tue May 25, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: noise - drivers side - front
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

I,ve left the tab washers 'undone' so as I can check the bolts now and then, they seem to loosen even with the tab so thought I had nothing to lose
by les
Fri May 21, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Wiper motor brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 6272

Ok Kev, I can be cruel at times!
by les
Fri May 21, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Wiper motor brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 6272

How about a commercial, Ray? Come over to the dark side!
by les
Fri May 21, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Wiper motor brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 6272

You know Ray, in this day and age you're supposed to throw things away and buy another. What were you thinking of!
by les
Wed May 19, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Stainlss bolts ect
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Most threads on minors, if not all, are bsf( british standard fine) not a popular thread today. If the application requires a nut and bolt, and you don't mind non-original, I suppose any thread will do, but bear in mind that a fine thread tends to be more resistant to vibration. If you are screwing ...
by les
Wed May 19, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Lifting off van rear and cab
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

To make a good job the cab and rear need removing. It's reasonably straightforward, 2 can lift it, pretty sure the seal is available, but keep the old one handy. Should go back ok. Of course the usual restoration problems will arise, but you probably know that. If you go down this route you will dis...
by les
Mon May 17, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake system re-build
Replies: 57
Views: 6537

Put the bolts the right way round!
by les
Tue May 11, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina / Ital engines - Which ones/
Replies: 26
Views: 3409

I sometimes wonder how far I would modify a Minor before I went out and bought myself a car that fitted the bill. Don't get me wrong I have an Ital engine to fit later, so I've started on the road, but think I would stop before the Minor became likely to be unreliable, and say what you like, the mor...
by les
Sat May 08, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: camshaft triangular plates
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Yes so did I, Still a current part I think. I'm not so sure that they're hardened, in fact I'm pretty sure they have a 'white metal' bearing face, as the camshaft end bears on it.
by les
Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: tracking
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

Too many horror stories, where did it all go wrong?
by les
Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: tracking
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

It's not always the price either, it's finding a place that knows how to do it!
by les
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Exhaust troubles
Replies: 22
Views: 4049

Make sure you have the correct diameter clamp, some also have the diameter one side larger than the other and can be fitted the wrong way round. It can help, when assembling, to hold the pipe carefully in place with a jack, as long as the system is not forced to line up. Imho most exhaust troubles a...
by les
Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake fluid query
Replies: 37
Views: 6952

Yes Nick, unlike most cylinders with a male thread, the minor has a female thread, which is not supplied. You need a spare cap and drill a hole in it to suit the connector, I can't remember the size offhand. Don't forget the fibre washers each side! You shouldn't need to tap a thread the connector h...