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by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Dead Eletrics

Are the cables correctly connected to the battery? you have tested the battery but sometimes the cables can work loose.
I would be inclined to check all the visible wiring for loose connections sounds like something has worked loose.
Battery
Ignition wires
Fuses and holders for corrosion
by Murrayminor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

Re: long distance driving

johngrigg wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:53 am
And WD40 .....
I usually carry WD40 or similar depending on what's on offer at the motor factors when I'm there.
by Murrayminor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

Re: long distance driving

Having done quite a few 400 mile or more trips including a couple into the thousands I would recommend paying attention to the following. - Minimise wind noise through refurbishment of door and window seals. - Don't put up with a noisy gearbox. - Don't put up with a noisy diff. - Carry spares for u...
by Murrayminor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

Re: long distance driving

While driving wise original may be fine if I was driving that far I would want some safety improvements because of the way others drive, i would have a high back seat, 3 point seat belts and led tail / stop lamps, possibly even a centre stop lamp on the parcel shelf as well. Thos items are already ...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

The problem with cutting the blade is it may run out of true and cause unwanted vibrations which could have consequences elsewhere.
For the sake of £40 I would fit the flattened case knowing it was right.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover design A motor 948
Replies: 9
Views: 336

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: 699

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: 699

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: 1549

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: 1549

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: 1549

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: 1549

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: 248

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: 562

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: 416

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: 1549

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: 1549

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: 1549

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: 371

Re: Tappet screws

by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sump leaking after new gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 416

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?