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by mogbob
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 3157

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Steve
Great work on your car. You certainly haven't been sitting around twiddling your thumbs !!
Is your " smile |" of deep satisfaction working well ?
Well done. Bob
by mogbob
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Any tips gratefully recieved
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Any tips gratefully recieved

I'd " clean up " the area back to bare metal first , wire brush on a small angle grinder , power file , paint stripper , white spirit …. whatever you have to hand. With everything perfectly clean you can really see where the rot , rust and " weak " metal is. A correct assessment can the be made as t...
by mogbob
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Popping when engine braking
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Popping when engine braking

"Coasting " downhill in gear , with no throttle.. ...depending on the steepness of the gradient...means that the sheer weight of the car is turning the rear wheels faster than the engine speed. In gear , the rear wheels turn the half shafts , which through the differential , turns the propshaft , th...
by mogbob
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel tank sender adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Fuel tank sender adjustment

John If you bought a new Morris Minor sender from a reputable Morris Minor supplier then it shouldn't need adjustment. With the sender held horizontally the float arm will naturally fall to the lowest point. Conversely, if the arm is lifted it will reach a "stop point ". The only " adjustment " is b...
by mogbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Centering carb jet

James
After all that cleaning and polishing I reckon you're due a holiday !!
You've made a good job of that.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Centering carb jet

James
After all that cleaning and polishing I reckon you're due a holiday !!
You've made a good job of that.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Centering carb jet

James
+1 for Phil's comments. I'm sure you've got it on your list but don't forget to put fresh oil in the carb once it's
back on the engine. Air filter need replacing at this stage ( whilst it's off the carb ) ?
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Beginners question of the day.
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Beginners question of the day.

Craig Welcome to the Forum. Touch up paint http://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/paint-spray-touch-up-c30/dove-grey-touch-up-p828319 They stock the aerosols as well. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/paint-spray-touch-up-c30/dove-grey-gr26-400ml-note-canno...
by mogbob
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1288

Re: Distributor position

A few drops of oil around the external base of the distributor / clamp area ( when you've slackened off the clamp ) wouldn't go amiss. It will be less of a struggle to make the adjustment.
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Need to borrow a rear hub nut spanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Need to borrow a rear hub nut spanner?

Marty
That's a very kind offer to local Moggie owners.
Good on you. Safe motoring.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Maisey, 2 door 1960 Morris Minor 1000 (871XUU)
Replies: 43
Views: 2508

Re: Maisey, 2 door 1960 Morris Minor 1000 (871XUU)

Dave Great work so far and congrats on getting the inner wing flange fitting so well first time around. Undoubtedly there are " just one or two " bits of metal coming together at the base of the A post. Do you have a hard copy Moss Morris Minor catalogue ? A good reference source ...Tel 020 8867 202...
by mogbob
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake problems again.
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Brake problems again.

Every DIY mechanic needs an understanding wife /partner to help out " when times are tough " !! Glad you cracked it. I think the purchase of a box of chocolates / bunch of flowers is in order ….so next time you have an issue ! When I get to the stage of not thinking straight , my wife goes through a...
by mogbob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Vehicle inspection

I agree with the guys comments. Complete previous history comes in the nice to have category but not essential. Checking the Heritage certificate to confirm it started life as a convertible is a " must do ". A genuine convertible will include a premium in the price being asked. The Heritage Certific...
by mogbob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Vehicle inspection

If you want a professional assessment I'd have no hesitation in recommending Brian Page http://classicassessments.com/about.htm His website will tell you everything you need to know about his background. I known him for over 20 years and what he doesn't know can be written on a postage stamp, a walk...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Brakes

DOT 4 fluid would suit unless you have converted to silicone in the past ( and replaced all the rubber seals in the system ). Ordinary and Silicone don't mix.Don't buy a large volume , once a bottle is opened it starts absorbing moisture and can't be left on the shelf forever. Stick to a recognized ...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Brakes

The fact that it appears , from your description , to be all the brakes aren't functioning , points to a hydraulic issue rather than a mechanical one. Do you still have fluid in the master cylinder to the correct level or is it empty ? Are there signs of fluid leaks around any of the brake cylinders...
by mogbob
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake problems again.
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Brake problems again.

Rob If the handbrake cables are original ( now 64 years old ) it could well be that they stretched and your ability to "take up the slack " by adjustment , has reached the end of the line. I am assuming that once the new kit was installed on the rear wheels , you loosened the hand brake cable, adjus...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: universal joints
Replies: 24
Views: 1861

Re: universal joints

Rob
If you put back the propshaft back in a different orientation there is a possibility ( not a certainty ) that it will be " out of balance " and set up vibration. A bit like balancing weights on car wheels. You sometimes see weights welded to the propshaft or sometimes a jubilee clip or two.
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: universal joints
Replies: 24
Views: 1861

Re: universal joints

Rob Where did you source the UJ from and was it sold as Morris Minor part ? Have you checked that all the vital measurements ,width , depth and diameter of the cups , etc are the same as your " original ? Am I right in assuming that you are referring to the " bulk " on the forged " cross " central p...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil around the Sparking Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Oil around the Sparking Plug

Sandum + 1 with Rob's assessment. Wipe the cylinder head with a paper towel or rag , all around and above the No 2 Spark plug hole so that it is dry. Start up the car to get the engine warm and observe the rocker cover gasket join above No 2. Using a torch sometimes helps , held at an angle to the c...