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by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Some more pictures showing the rusty bits.
I have noticed the carpet appeared to be glued to the floor and was destroyed on removal.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 390

"Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Good evening I thought I'd better start a thread concerning the work I'm about to carry out on Gracie my '65 2 door ?Morris Minor. A brief history of my brief ownership, I used to own a couple of MX-5's but I got bored of them as they were neither new nor properly classic so I decided to sell them. ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

nice project, I look forward to the updates.
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor group photo
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Morris Minor group photo

I would imagine an email to the editor of Minor Matters would be able to answer your question.
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 1488

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

I have just noticed yourr bonnet is different as it doesn't have the "slam handle" was this deleted on export models?
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?

Try and get yourself an engine stand someone may have one to loan you. The problem with resting the engine on the sump is firstly it's unsteady and if you happen to drop it at a crutial point you may damage it. The sump will hold the weight of the engine it's just not recommended and will also scrat...
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 831

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I'm in a similar position my minor requires some bodywork and having welded a few bits of steel together in the past and managed to make a wood burner I thought I would try it myself. I think the main thing with welding at home is to obtain a good deal on argon. I'm still looking for a decent suppli...
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 1488

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

Lovely looking car, keep us updated.
Is there a link to your video's?
by Murrayminor
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Little Nostalgia Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Little Nostalgia Trip

OJO 206 is still showing as taxed but with no MOT history and not currently insured.
It could still be out there some where.
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Axle tramp

Try placing a mobile phone camera under the car with the light on, then with the engine running release the clutch and see if anything is amiss. Try this for each of the major components such as axle,leaf springs, diff, and both ends of the propshaft. You mention in your original post there are issu...
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Axle tramp

Have you checked the halfshafts are secure?
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4537
Views: 247356

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

Is that Final?
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mechanic in Derby?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Mechanic in Derby?

Sadly I'm in North Manchester or I would come and give you a lift.
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mechanic in Derby?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Mechanic in Derby?

Have you had welding carried out on the drivers side?

Try taking careful measurements from the passenger side and see how it compares to the drivers side.

If that doesn't show up any differences then try fitting the old door seal and see if that improves matters.
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Axle tramp

Worn Universal Joints will "clang" on taking up drive (letting the clutch out). Mine did it turned out to be the UJ's on the propshaft. Axle tramp can best be described in the chase sequence in the movie Bullitt, Mr McQueen overshot a junction and put his 1967/8 Mustang into reverse and dropped the ...
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2105
Views: 308537

Re: Spotted today.

Just spotted a Trafalgar Blue 4 Door on the back on a spec lift tow truck/pickup turning off Chester Road onto Seymour Grove Manchester,
I think the first digits were BOO or DOO.
Looked to be in great condition.
Does it belong to anyone on here?
by Murrayminor
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1670

Re: Doris cuts out

I went to visit Doris yesterday and I can confirm she was running very rich indeed, the timing was out by quite a margin as well. I did notice the distributor was 180 degrees out, but the leads were in the correct order so rather than take the dizzy out again I left it where it was as it wont cause ...
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 687

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Have you prodded the underseal at the rear?
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FBF 161C 1965 Dove Grey 2 door saloon
Replies: 0
Views: 393

FBF 161C 1965 Dove Grey 2 door saloon

Hi As I mentioned the previous owner in one of my comments about my car, I wondered if anyone knows or knew of my car in its previous life. I got hold of the car from a chap in Castleford West Yorkshire, but the registration number would suggest it was originally registered in Lincolnshire. If anyon...
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Registration numbers in Film/TV
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Registration numbers in Film/TV

A friend of mine owned the Austin Big 7 used in the 1970's movie "It shouldn't happen to a vet". When I was looking for a classic car he offered me the Austin 7 for £6000 or £4000 without the registration number. I had to really argue the case the number shouldn't be separated from the vehicle, afte...