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by BrianHawley
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch noise
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Clutch noise

Thanks guys.

Shall investigate further.
by BrianHawley
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch noise
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Clutch noise

On depressing the clutch to its fullest extent, further than necessary for normal operation, I’m getting a tac-tac-tac-tac noise. It is not a rattle. It sounds more like a rotating part coming into contact with a stationery part and the rate varies with engine revs. It seems consistent with the clut...
by BrianHawley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Engine steady bar

I believe it was a Charles Ware restoration about 8 years ago (I’ve had her 2 years). A mildly uprated 1275 was fitted.

Perhaps they got it with just the welded anchorage and added or put back the bolted one for extra strength.
by BrianHawley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Engine steady bar

For what it’s worth, here is a picture of mine.

Appears to be bolted to two anchorages. One bolted under the battery tray and the other welded.

No idea what’s original, but the welding does not look like Factory original quality.

It’s a 67 Traveller.
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by BrianHawley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2332

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

I am not convinced that the tie bar body bracket (Pt No: ACA5143) is or was latterly factory welded to the body. I think that there is a mis-match of what constitutes the tie bar bracket. The vertical metal support bracket (no part number given in the BMC parts list but listed as Pt No: 400231 in t...
by BrianHawley
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

Took my first test in my own Mk.1 Mini with sliding door windows which wouldn't lock. Very wet day. Windows slid open during the emergency stop, and the examiners clipboard got soaked. Needless to say, I failed! Should’ve been given extra credit for an effective and brisk stop. I failed my first te...
by BrianHawley
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 2580

Re: I just do not believe some people!

Several times I’ve been almost the only car in the car park and found someone parked next to me. I think it’s because people drive in, notice an interesting car, so they park near it to take a look. That’s fine and something of a compliment. Parking TOO close is a different matter of course and I th...
by BrianHawley
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2332

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

SteveClem wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:56 pm
I agree, but if someone will pay that kind of money you can't blame people for trying...
True.

It’s buyers who determine prices, not sellers.
by BrianHawley
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you warm up engine before driving away?
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Do you warm up engine before driving away?

As soon as the oil pressure is up I generally drive it.
by BrianHawley
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2332

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 a...
by BrianHawley
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Re: Car painting with spray cans

shoebone wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:42 pm
No compressor required ...... :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qinZkdzOtCQ
Might get a bit puffed doing a whole van.
by BrianHawley
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine bay
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: engine bay

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by BrianHawley
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 42
Views: 3657

Re: NMP Plates?

The letters are not as sharp as the original, but short of making a proper hardened steel tool and a press with 100 ton plus power, think they are as good as we in a shed in deepest Essex can produce. Mine looks great in Clarendon Grey. I will post a pic when I get the car back. Happy with mine. Ce...
by BrianHawley
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 42
Views: 3657

Re: NMP Plates?

Got mine and it’s a great improvement
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by BrianHawley
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

I learned in one.

It was a Traveller, so great visibility for reversing and three-point turn :)
by BrianHawley
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2332

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 a...
by BrianHawley
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2332

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but hadn’t the warning stencilled on the radiator top been dropped by then? Shown on the engine bay for a 62-71 Minor 1000 in Ray Newell's "Original Morris Minor", but not clear how late that one is. None on the 56-62 1000. Be nice to know before I go to the trouble of sten...
by BrianHawley
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lovely Rusty Traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Lovely Rusty Traveller

Mark Wilson wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Never get past the concours judges - wrong colour corrosion for the aluminium panels :)
Perhaps a thin wash of white emulsion?
by BrianHawley
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2332

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but hadn’t the warning stencilled on the radiator top been dropped by then?
by BrianHawley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ESM Website
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: ESM Website

silloyd wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:37 am
Even after clearing my browser cache and trying another browser, I'm still getting 'This Domain Name Has Expired' bizzare! :-?
Can take a while for the DNS to propagate and some ISPs cache them for longer than they should. It will come back eventually.