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by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover design A motor 948
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Timing cover design A motor 948

I once used a modern oil in a Morris Marina and to say it leaked slightly was an understatement, I investigated everything to solve the leaks but when I reverted back to proper oil the majority of the leaks stopped.
I now look upon oil leaks as a rust preventative measure.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Is the timing spot on? incorrect timing can have an effect on the engine which could cause overheating
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Is the remainder of the cooling system up to scratch? Sometimes crud can build up or become loose causing partial blockages which can cause overheating. The rad can also suffer from the same. You can purchase radiator flush and you would be surprised what that stuff manages to dislodge. A word of ca...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

Good luck in doing all that work by next year, that sort of stuff took me many years. I have spent the last few months working around the house getting it up to scratch so my better half is happy. I now have a job where I start at 6am and finish at 2pm so that will give me at least 4 hours a day, p...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

You didn't mention any upgrades to the brakes, have you considered a front end conversion to discs ? Phil No I was planning on keeping the all round drum set up, mainly as I wanted to keep most things standard hence reliable, I have recently replaced all the braking components so its all new and sh...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

I have the majority of my plan in my head but its going to go something like this. Manchester-Hull -Rotterdam via overnight ferry Head north from Rotterdam into Denmark then northbound all the way up the west coast of Norway taking in the famous "Trollstigen road" amongst others. The trip will end a...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

I've done no end of long journeys in each of my six Minors over the years - probably the longest in a short period was 1,300 miles in 2 days (Warwickshire to the Massif Central in France and back). At the time I was unphased (the folly of youth, perhaps?), but now realise I must have been mad to un...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot rack
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: boot rack

I have a boot rack and when I tried to fit it I couldn't find enough adjustment to keep it secure enough to hold any light luggage, in the end I stuck it in the loft in the garage and left it there.
How did you fit your rack?
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Hello

Hi Joe
Welcome
I have not been a member long either but sadly no longer young (I suppose it's all relative) I still feel young and stupid at times.
What model Minor are you getting?
Post some photos when you get it.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sump leaking after new gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Sump leaking after new gasket

It appears soaking the seal in new engine oil is the way to go, but there are different thoughts on how much to trim off the cork seal. Some manuals say 3.2 mm others say 2.4 mm proud and some even say 1/4" proud which is 6.3mm If I was doing it I would soak the cork gasket, trim it to an average of...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

You can read up on the Himalayan Minor and the Peking to Paris Minor if you want some further ideas on endurance driving. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Himalayan-Minor-by-Young-Philip-Book-The-Cheap-Fast-Free-Post/143202220961?epid=1205514791&hash=item2157847ba1:g:JeYAAOSwWzddBHpa Cheers I have ju...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

As I'm waiting to go into a work meeting I'm obviously engrossed on the work subject matter...... I forgot to add upgrade the electrical system Alternator to replace the dynamo Replace the distributor but retain the points/condenser for ease of use (failed electronic ignition can leave me stranded) ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

So having given my plan further thought here is my wish list for long distance touring Morris Minor: Ensure the car is reliable, once the car is back together I will run it in for a while to make sure everything works as it should. I have chosen to keep the engine/gearbox/rear axle standard for ease...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Tappet screws
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Tappet screws

by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sump leaking after new gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Sump leaking after new gasket

There are quite a few threads on sump gaskets on this forum.
Was your gasket cork? was it soaked in oil before fitting?
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

I love the photograph. Unfortunately I have stopped riding now due to a bad shoulder injury which really frustrates me. I was thinking of maybe linking a smaller fuel tank sitting on the floor over the existing tank or just remove both a fit a larger tank I have not decided yet. Mind you I could al...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

Since the Minor restoration was completed in 1998, we have been all over Western Europe, some of Eastern Europe, the southern half of Scandinavia and all of the island of Ireland in the Minor over the last 21 years. Often as part of an organised classic car tour, the 'Euroclssic'. This year it was ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: long distance driving

I love the photograph. Unfortunately I have stopped riding now due to a bad shoulder injury which really frustrates me. I was thinking of maybe linking a smaller fuel tank sitting on the floor over the existing tank or just remove both a fit a larger tank I have not decided yet. Mind you I could alw...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

long distance driving

Good morning I will hopefully be restoring my '65 2 door back to a strong shell this year and removing any rust, whilst its apart I will be tackling the transmission/running gear and maybe an engine refresh/rebuild. I have a long standing yearning to take a classic car on a long distance tour, I wan...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1256

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Here's a few images of my rough and ready version - two builders trestles, a scaffold tube, two scaffold clips, some scrap timber and four lengths of 10mm threaded stud (poss 8mm, not sure). It pivoted fairly easily, just below a standard size garage door mechanism, and I secured it in various posi...