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by mobylette
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Vacuum Gauge

You can easily test the gauge by sucking on the pipe to check for movement.
by mobylette
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Signature File Attachments
Replies: 22
Views: 9400

Re: Signature File Attachments

test
by mobylette
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Brake judder.

You could check the wheels for balance and the condition of the tyres.
by mobylette
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Image / Photo uploads not working AGAIN!
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Image / Photo uploads not working AGAIN!

Yes , I & others have been unable to post for a couple of days, seems to be OK now, would like to get to the bottom of the problem though.
by mobylette
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hand Brake Bodge
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Hand Brake Bodge

Thanks Phil, I did think of that , and I need to replace the bump stop so would do it then , but I wanted a nice thick bracket that wouldn't flex, mine is ~ 1/4 inch, and between spring and axle it would have dropped the car by that amount. Not a lot I know but I would always be aware :D See if this...
by mobylette
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hand Brake Bodge
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Hand Brake Bodge

I thought I would share my latest bodge. My handbrake has always been poor, and when recently working on the rear hubs I found out why. The bracket the handbrake cable bolts to was corroded and part fractured. Operating the handbrake caused the bracket to twist and so the brake was hardly applied.I ...
by mobylette
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1957 2 Door Morris Minor
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: 1957 2 Door Morris Minor

Sadly not been taxed since 25 September 1984.
by mobylette
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina front hubs
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Marina front hubs

Both hubs came off easily complete with bearings :D , new seals and longer studs fitted and Minator wheels mounted. Been for a quick spin, feels nice and planted and steering feels no heavier although my other car is a series 2 LR :wink:
by mobylette
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head
Replies: 17
Views: 445

Re: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head

The pipe is ~ 13mm (just measured mine) which is the old 1/2 inch. but I don't suppose anyone would spot the difference if you made one up out of 15mm .The 1/2" pipe is available here:

https://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/prod ... tre-pc-009
by mobylette
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Electronic ignition set up
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Electronic ignition set up

No need for a strobe, just turn the distributor back and forth for best tickover/performance.
by mobylette
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Brake Cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Replacing Brake Cylinders

The screw is there to locate the half shaft. It's the wheel nuts when done up that pull everything up tight. Is the leak from the half shaft/hub joint or from behind the hub?
by mobylette
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina front hubs
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Marina front hubs

Thanks Phil I will be removing the front hubs shortly to fit longer studs to accommodate the Minator wheels I bought on the forum recently (rears already done). I have read up on this, and am aware that there can be problems with the rear inner bearing staying on the shaft, and I do need to replace ...
by mobylette
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina front hubs
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Marina front hubs

Is there any benefit using these Marina front hubs which apparently are a straight swap. I was thinking it would resolve the problem of the stuck on inner bearing centre?
by mobylette
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Electronic ignition set up
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Electronic ignition set up

A lot of people fit these, cheap enough:

https://simonbbc.com/k2-powerspark-elec ... stributor/
by mobylette
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: My old Morris minor
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: My old Morris minor

It has a current MOT
by mobylette
Wed May 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 870

Re: Mystery pipe

Sorry, did not mean to gatecrash your thread, so started a separate one :)
by mobylette
Wed May 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another breather problem
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Another breather problem

Having followed jagnuts question, I have my own. I have run my set up for over a year with the pipe from the HS4 carb connected to the rocker cover pipe, see attached pics, with no problems or oil leaks. The oil cap is not ventilated. As it works, should I just leave it? , or could I connect the car...
by mobylette
Wed May 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 870

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by mobylette
Wed May 20, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: longer choke cable
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: longer choke cable

I heard somewhere that an MGA choke cable will do the job, but you would need to check.
by mobylette
Mon May 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Nuts for Minator Alloys
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Wheel Nuts for Minator Alloys

Thanks for the advice Phil :D