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by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 2454

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

I wish that road was still as quiet today.
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearings and brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Rear wheel bearings and brakes

The seal is separate to the bearing and fits first into the hub, then the bearing. Not all hub seals are black rubber it could be a metal encased seal. A photo of what you have would be appreciated. Make sure that the lip seal is the correct way round with the lip seal spring facing the bearing. Ch...
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breakdown cover suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Breakdown cover suggestions

To be honest I have only had breakdown cover on my motorbikes but as I grow older the excitement of wondering if I'm going to break down is growing rather thin.😊
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearings and brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Rear wheel bearings and brakes

I had to use my brakes in anger on my minor 1000 yesterday when a stupid person decided to reverse onto the main road without stopping. Anyway my car lurched to one side so I thought I better have a look at the brakes. I began at the rear as I wanted to re hang the exhaust whilst I had the car up in...
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breakdown cover suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Breakdown cover suggestions

Cheers
My minor is insured by Adrian Flux I may try them first off.
Regards.
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breakdown cover suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Breakdown cover suggestions

Hi
Does anyone have breakdown cover for their Minors?
I hope to travel to Ireland in the new year in mine and would like the peace of mind of having breakdown cover behind me.
A lot of the companies I have looked at only cover vehicles up to 6 years old.
Any suggestions?
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: insurance companies
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: insurance companies

I just remembered when insuring my minor ,when the lady asked how many doors it had, when I said two her computer then said it was a coupe.
No its a two door saloon, she wouldn't or couldn't understand the two door saloon concept.
Things like that car void an insurance policy be careful.
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: insurance companies
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: insurance companies

I have used Adrian Flux but have also used Carol Nash amongst others, best bet is to shop around but don't just pick the cheapest, make sure your car is well covered in case of any claims.
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust fit
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Exhaust fit

I have the same problem, I tried to hang the exhaust as described above but I didn't pack the exhaust where it exited the engine bay and I now have contact,
I will try again with the packing tip and see how it goes.
Thanks.
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Sunday outage
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Sunday outage

Great stuff, I thought it was me.
Thank you.
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Indicator issue

Phil I have in the past fitted led bulbs to motorcycles and they do require an electronic sender unit because of the small amount of current drawn by the bulbs so I can only think the same will be true to an older vehicle. I messed with my wiring and I think I traced the issue back to the actual ind...
by Murrayminor
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Indicator issue

The flasher unit I have fitted is a modern plastic square unit, I want to put the original cylinder type back on, are they considered more reliable?
by Murrayminor
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Indicator issue

Hi all Firstly let me say my knowledge of electrics consist of knowing the colour of wires and the replacement of fuses and I currently do not have a workshop manual to refer to :D The indicators on my '65 minor 1000 have packed in, There has obviously been an issue as the car previously as there is...
by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Throttle cable woes
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Throttle cable woes

Thanks for the replies. The cable is brand new and was oiled again before fitting, it is smooth as silk when hand operated off the pedal. I thought the hole in the bulkhead may have been the issue but on checking it the cable sits dead centre of the hole even when opening the throttle. I have adjust...
by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Picture Attachment Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Picture Attachment Failure

I have just uploaded the above picture from my tablet and it seems to work ok for me.
by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Picture Attachment Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Picture Attachment Failure

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by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Throttle cable woes
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Throttle cable woes

Good morning I have replaced the fraying,damaged and rough looking throttle cable on Gracie my minor 1000. The new cable is free moving and smooth, the throttle pedal is free moving and smooth but when I introduce them to each other I can feel a grinding like the cable is rubbing on metal. I have ch...
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 12213

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

Or should the numerous car clubs around the uk send one charismatic member to do a stint every week promoting or test driving another clubs vehicles.
I think the show needs a bit of variety rather than just three wealthy blokes in fast cars.
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 12213

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

Mc Guinness is not funny and as far as I can see doesn't know much about cars, I can't comment on the other guy as I know nothing about him.
But the show will become some sort of gamey laugh along and the car subject will become secondary.
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manchester Area Saloon Petrol tank out ?
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Manchester Area Saloon Petrol tank out ?

I paid a visit to Morris Minor Millennium in Chorlton yesterday and they have a couple of stripped out shells in the workshop, maybe they could assist.