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by Murrayminor
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impending restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Impending restoration

Good evening As mentioned in other posts I recently aquired a 1965 2 door morris minor 1000. From a distance it looks fairly presentable and has been painted in the past. The previous owner did things the wrong way round and painted over some rust ( and filler). I intend to have the car professional...
by Murrayminor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Indicator issue

Apologies I didn't explain myself very well. The indicators work as normal apart from when the light or the heater are switched on. At that point the stalk light stays on constant and the actual indicator goes out, the flasher unit also stops. As the flasher unit then works as normal once the lights...
by Murrayminor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Indicator issue

Hi all The indicators on my '65 minor 1000 work fine until I switch the lights on or the heater then they freeze. I'm thinking something along the lines of a bad earth or something but I'm not that clued up on electrics. Would fitting a new earth lead help or could any of you experienced minor owner...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Ezibleed query

That may be my issue, in one of the manuals it states to fill the master cylinder to the bottom of the thread for the cap,maybe my cylinder is over full.
I will try persuade my wife to pump the pedal for me again.
Thanks for the information thus far.
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Ezibleed query

Well I have been busy with work lately but on attempting to bleed the brake system I have hit a wall and would like some advice. If I open the master cylinder and depress the brake pedal I can see fluid being forced out of the cylinder. Does this point to a leaking seal within the master cylinder? T...
by Murrayminor
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Mysterious Scratches

I will second the hose pipe theory, I suffered the same damage to one of my previous cars so now I'm careful not to allow the hose anywhere near the car.
As the hose is fairly light I would think the scuffs would Polish out.
Good luck.
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Ezibleed query

Phil
Thanks for your assistance.
I will drill and tap the cap which will hopefully sort out the air in my system.
Which hillclimb championship do you compete in?
I used to hillclimb a lifetime ago but work got in the way.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Ezibleed query

Well that's me totally confused.
I have ordered the unvented cap from ESM and see if that will fit my lockheed MC.
If it does then I will drill and tap as per your guide.
Thanks for your input.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Ezibleed query

It should fit as the non vented cap is a direct replacement for the Lockheed vented cap when ESMs additional remote brake fluid reservoir which is mounted higher than the brake master cylinder is fitted. If the original vented cap is retained the vented cap would leak brake fluid. Do you know what ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Ezibleed query

Thanks for the reply
Do you know if that cap is compatible with the Lockheed master cylinder?
The aftermarket MC fitted to my car has a smaller diameter cap thread than the Lockheed one.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Ezibleed query

Hi
Has anyone used an Ezibleed on a minor 1000 master cylinder?
If so how do you overcome the master cylinder cap issue?
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: christmas bonus??
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: christmas bonus??

Where in Ireland do you live?
I moved from Limerick to Manchester back in the late 70's, I still have lots of family in the area and will be going back in January to say hello.
by Murrayminor
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is my clutch on its way out?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Is my clutch on its way out?

Sounds like the clutch release bearing is on the way out. If you are removing the engine to change the bearing you may as well change the clutch whilst you have it apart. I have been told the easiest way to change the clutch is to remove the engine and get at it that way, I have to go through the sa...
by Murrayminor
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit at a time.
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: A bit at a time.

I like the addition by the seller that the auction is only for the cover and not the car itself, sounds like they are shocked at the price it has got to.
by Murrayminor
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moggie rear brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Moggie rear brakes

The rears have less work to do than the front, look how many modern cars used drums on the rear up to a few years back. I would say the standard rears in good condition should suffice on everything up to a modified vehicle, you don't want too much braking on the rear causing the rears to lock when b...
by Murrayminor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apologies but yet another tyre question
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Apologies but yet another tyre question

Always worth asking the question I think.
So does anyone know where I could find a set of Nankangs as I cannot justify the high price of the Pirelli or Michelin just yet.
by Murrayminor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apologies but yet another tyre question
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Apologies but yet another tyre question

The tyres currently on my minor 1000 are 145 80R 14. I have seen a set of Toyo tyres advertised on the Bull Motif Morris Minor spares website but the size are 155x14. I take it these will give me roughly the same rolling ratio as the 145 tyres fitted, is this correct? Plus has anyone previous experi...
by Murrayminor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.

Report it to Ebay before someone has their Minor stolen and ringed.
I report all vin plate or V5 Documents for sale.
They are usually only used for one thing.
by Murrayminor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEC classic car show
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: NEC classic car show

I didn't manage to get to Birmingham this year as I was in Flanders for Armistice day. I have to say though it does sound like another show getting out of hand for the average person. But what do people want? do they want a small show with a limited attractions/model/marques on show or even just a m...
by Murrayminor
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you warm up engine before driving away?
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Do you warm up engine before driving away?

I usually treat all my cars the same way. I usually allow them a short period of time to get the oil flowing before setting off and then I usually dont use many revs until it's fully warm. That along with regular oil changes seems to keep them running fine. Too much choke can actually wash the bores...