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by Murrayminor
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Security

I would say a disc lock, but don't know if they come in a size large enough for the Minor Wheel. The problem with older vehicles are well known (I wont list them on here) so something like a decent immobiliser and a cheap hidden tracker can pay dividends should your pride and joy go missing. The imm...
by Murrayminor
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No comment
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: No comment

Funnily enough I looked at the cars for sale section yesterday and noticed an advert, I was going to post a comment but saw the section locked. I can understand PM's between a potential buyer and seller will reduce the amount of traffic on the forum but also makes people unaware of the interest gene...
by Murrayminor
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Please help me to get correct cabuletor parts
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Please help me to get correct cabuletor parts

Why do you need to change the needle valves and Jet assembly?

If it is worn replacing them with similar items would be the best course of action.
by Murrayminor
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3035

Re: Euphemisms

I imagine,if she’s a half decent person, that she is probably suffering anyway. But she should come back and face the music,voluntarily. Tragic for all involved. She didn't look to be suffering in any way whilst filling her vehicle up in America in this morning's press. As she killed someone whilst...
by Murrayminor
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working

The first check would be to ascertain if the wire could have reached earth or another metal surface, such as your starting handle. Secondly the glued end of the wire could have been placed there as a method of preventing the wire from touching metal in an attempt to insulate it. The next course of a...
by Murrayminor
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre MOT check
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Pre MOT check

Thanks, Murryminor for the reference to the government pages to the MOT test. I do carry out my own servicing and repair and it was during this process that I identified so many issues with the brakes and suspension on my car (with 11 consecutive - no advisory mot passes, during previous ownership)...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Restoration Advice needed

I'm interested in the alignment frame, that looks just the thing for the front end repairs, I wonder if the club own such a device? Who would be best to ask I wonder?? Have you seen this recent thread? https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=648495&sid=a1042a4a8ff4b817a2c25ce61fa7...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Restoration Advice needed

Well I have ordered complete sills for both sides and also the tie plates and front Crossmember. I will mock the sills up and see how that corresponds to the car. Although I have braced the interior I still have the door aperture to brace before I begin my measuring and cutting. Thanks for the advic...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

The change has been in place for a couple of years and had to be made to ensure DVLA was compliant with the latest data protection legislation. It is shame in many ways that you cannot contact previous owners any more but at least we known they are keeping our personal data safe. DVLA are quite hap...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre MOT check
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Pre MOT check

Its well worth taking the time do carry out your own checks, the majority can be done at home and will give you a better understanding of your vehicle.
See this link for the MOT guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -at-an-mot
by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 tuning
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: 948 tuning

If you are not going racing, why go to the expense of building a race spec 948 engine, why not just put a 1275 engine in there and run that?
by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: Pins in tyres

Firstly report it to the Police, from what you have said I would have a few questions to ask if the job landed with me. When was the last time you were involved (if ever) in any road rage situation? Where you park your vehicle, is it private property or public road? Have any of your neighbours suffe...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Restoration Advice needed

And if you want some inspiration...take a look at this: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=25298&hilit=rose+taupe+traveller+restoration (The pictures are gradually being replaced. Up to page 5 so far). Don I have just read through the whole thread, wow what superb work, shame...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Restoration Advice needed

I can see a line diagram. You might have a problem with your computer settings. Have you tried logging in to this site first? Don Don I have checked the posts on my phone and can see the line diagram, thanks you for that, my work laptop may have silly settings. I think I will order the panels I nee...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Restoration Advice needed

panky wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Is this of any use?

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by Murrayminor
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to here
Replies: 18
Views: 797

Re: new to here

Hi Dave Welcome to Morris Minor ownership. If the car has been stood for a long time ( if you are attempting to remove the fuel I would think it's been a while). The fuel tank is held in with a series of bolts around its perimeter. Personally I would see if the tank has a drain plug then put the car...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Restoration Advice needed

Bob thank you very much for your reply. I have sat and looked at the way the floor panels are currently welded together and although I can see how some of the panels sit it's the order they should be removed that is causing me to hold back. I think once it's braced, (the steel should be with me tomo...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Restoration Advice needed

Good morning I'm currently stripping down my 1965 2 door minor with a view to replacing the rot with fresh metal. Having never worked on a Minor before I have a few questions relating to the order in which parts are replaced. There is rot in all the usual places, chassis rails, tie plates. floors, s...
by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Many thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Many thanks

..to Derbyshire Police, who protected our Minor with a traffic car and flashing lights last evening. The fuel pump failed on a busy,narrow,winding road at twilight and it was a pretty scary experience. The traffic Bobby waited with us until our friend arrived to recover us on his trailer, and then ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Soda blasting or acid dipping
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Soda blasting or acid dipping

Hi all My '65 2 door is now a bare shell and I'm at a position to begin some bodywork. Looking at the underneath I can clearly see its been liberally coated with horrible underseal, in order to access the condition of the bodyshell I was thinking of having the shell either acid dipped or soda blaste...