Search found 104 matches

by Murrayminor
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 774

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: 1147

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: 1147

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: 1147

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: 1147

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: 1147

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: 906

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: 501

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: 450

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: 270

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: 702

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: 702

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: 673

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: 1181

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: 764

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...
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1960's information films
Replies: 5
Views: 362

1960's information films

https://youtu.be/KkN2Rr1Ol7Y

Some interesting viewing relating to safety back in the day.
Anti lock motorcycle brakes are only just becoming common place.
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

Does passing my driving test in an A series engined car count?
I passed in a newly introduced Austin Metro, which actually cut out at the traffic lights and took a while to restart.
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearings and brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Rear wheel bearings and brakes

I would call the spiral or spring the indented side of the oil seal.
So from the above information and diagram I can see the spring/spiral side of the oil seal should face the outside of the vehicle or towards the brake drum.
I can now see this part is called the rear hub oil seal.
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearings and brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Rear wheel bearings and brakes

taupe wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:25 pm
Murrayminor wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:42 pm

It seemed the correct way round with the spiral facing the diff.

Dermot.
The spiral or lip should face out towards the bearing as on the pic attached above, not towards the diff....
Ah ha, that will explain the problem then.

This forum is worth its weight in gold.

Thanks again.
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

I wish that road was still as quiet today.