1954 series 11 black 4 door

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:10 pm

I think they all do, bless 'em. I call it rust prevention................. 8)
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:02 pm

true that - constant loss oiling! :D


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:22 pm

After runnig about in PZ with the new type oil filter fitted oil pressure has dropped a good 10 - 15 on hot idle, compared to an original spec one. Goodness knows what it would have been with out the wee restrictor! still around the 40 though so all good, just an observation


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:43 pm

decided to actually do something today. Got round to fitting indicators. I had the new loom modified to take them and they are on now operating alongside the trafficators. I dont know about them, i suppose they will grow on me - safety and all that.[frame]Image[/frame]


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:40 pm

I don't know if anyone has mentioned the idea of a high level brake light to you before but I thought you might like to take a look at this article:

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... rake+light

I had three people drive into the back of me before I fitted mine and it would be a shame if some idiot did the same to you and then said it was because your brake lights were too low for them to see!!
Them being too close has nothing to do with it, of course!! :evil:

Anyway, the attached idea for said high level brake light incorporates it into your existing rear badge very neatly, without any visible (when the boot lid is closed of course) modification. You would just need to link it into the brake light circuit.
Simples! :D
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:51 pm

I did see that thank you, but I think im happy with it as it is. The indicators are growing on me :D


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:38 pm

I always find it amazing when i jump from the 1098 to the 803 and find it so sedate, then when i swop back the 1098 feels like its supercharged :P


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby TvdWerf » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:26 pm

This feeling I have when I step in my Prius, he is faster as some BMW's ;)
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:34 pm

quite right too :P


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:36 pm

Well after a fantastic national, i decided the door hinges on the drivers side needed re-pinned. So as the series 2 hinge doesnt open that far, it was decided to take the door off. Easy stuff as it had been off before :P Sweating buckets not to scratch pain though. The bottom hinge pin came out easy and was re drilled to fit to other oversize pin with little issues, the top was different. It wouldnt move even after roasting it and thumping it. Grinding a wee num off the top and bottom finally seemed to sort it. After it was out it didnt even need redrilling for the new pin - it was that worn.[frame]Image[/frame]

Also on the way home from England the ignition warning light came on. Turns out the regulator had stuck on charge, boiled the battery and melted the solder out of the dynamo! a replacement armature sorted the dynamo and an NOS regulator replaced the original, so we are up running again. I've still got the old regulator as its the original, but is there anyway to rebuild and refurbish the original?


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:47 pm

What Stevey hasnt mentioned here is that PZ won Best Series 11 saloon at the national Rally in Scampston Hall! 100 miles later it stopped charging :D[frame]Image[/frame]


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:46 pm

:P


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:02 pm

I thought I would have a look to see if the photos were still attached to Stevey's resto, I've just spent the last half hour looking through them and had forgotten how rusty it had been!
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:37 pm

It was a mess!!! Ready for the next one :D


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:33 pm

The boys famous, a 4 page spread in the March April 2018 edition of Minor Matters!!

Well done Stevey B-)


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replacement armature

Postby JohnV » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:52 pm

I've spent about half an hour online and haven't been able to locate a "replacement armature" ... where did you source yours, Stevey?

Thanks in advance.
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Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:36 pm
Also on the way home from England the ignition warning light came on. Turns out the regulator had stuck on charge, boiled the battery and melted the solder out of the dynamo! a replacement armature sorted the dynamo and an NOS regulator replaced the original, so we are up running again. I've still got the old regulator as its the original, but is there anyway to rebuild and refurbish the original?
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:33 am

I was lucky enough to get hold of another damaged dynamo and was able to use the armature from that. They do appear online for sale quite often. Just ensure you get the same type as you already have.


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