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by KeithL
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

Thanks MorrisMinion. I was wondering how I was going to get around the problem of my hose being too short. Now I have the answer.
by KeithL
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

The handbook for our Traveller says 26psi all round, but that was for Crossply tyres. With Radials the recommended pressure is 30psi all round. Those pressures may differ for saloons. That's interesting. Which handbook is that? I still have the maker's handbook supplied with my car when new and tha...
by KeithL
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

The handbook for our Traveller says 26psi all round, but that was for Crossply tyres. With Radials the recommended pressure is 30psi all round. Those pressures may differ for saloons.
by KeithL
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Stopped getting notifications

As per previous conversation on this topic, I'm afraid there isn't a great deal I can do about this. Looking at the mailbox of the account the automated emails are sent from, I have a number of bounced mails, which is essentially your own email provider rejecting the emails sent by the board as cro...
by KeithL
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

Thank you everyone - that's very interesting. I'm glad I asked the question now.
by KeithL
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: Ignition

We also switched to the Petronix system in our Traveller a couple of years ago and have had no problems so far. Fuel economy has improved since then and it does seem to run smoother. Speak to Martin at Distributor Doctor (www.distributordoctor.com) and see what he has to say. If nothing else he will...
by KeithL
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

On other forums I am subscribed to, such as MX5 and Jaguar, there always seems to be a quest to get colder, and therefore denser, air into the engine, and people are always coming up with ways to reroute the air intake to just behind the radiator or into the wing in front of the engine where it can ...
by KeithL
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Stopped getting notifications

Once again I have stopped getting notifications of new posts. The last one I had was 2-3 days ago. Could someone take a look please.
by KeithL
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dashpot oil
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Dashpot oil

So, having topped it up on Sunday I checked the dashpot level again today and it has dropped. There is still resistance to the plunger, but the car hasn't even been started since I topped it up so is it normal for it to just drain away with time?
by KeithL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dashpot oil
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Dashpot oil

How often do folks have to top up their dashpot oil? I seem to have to top it up every few journeys but then again I might be overfilling and wasting it. I have always topped it up to the lip in the chamber where the piston enters. What happens if the level drops too low whilst you are driving? Woul...
by KeithL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1296

Re: fume vent dumping oil

The draught tube does not block easily, but may be worthwhile taking the tappet cover off and cleaning it to make sure. Should there be anything in the draught tube? I tried pushing a thin piece of wire up it this morning and it seemed to hit an obstruction around the join in the tube. Is taking th...
by KeithL
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

Monty-4 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Half the problem is finding them!
Exactly so, which is why I think we need to create a directory of sorts.
by KeithL
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Morris Minor Specialists

For servicing and routine maintenance of our Traveller I currently use a one-man garage about 25 miles away. He used to specialise in Morris Minors but as that business has reduced he probably does more modern cars than Minors. That got me thinking. If anything ever happened to him I would be scuppe...
by KeithL
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1296

Re: fume vent dumping oil

The air filter element itself is very clean. However, and the reason I started this investigation, is that oil does collect in the air cleaner hosing, run down the side and drip out the bottom. Not a problem as such but it's a bit annoying and I was worried it was symptomatic of a bigger problem. Fr...
by KeithL
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1296

Re: fume vent dumping oil

paul 300358 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Was it re-bored or just the rings replaced? Have you carried out a compression test?
The last compression test was 6,000 miles ago at which time all cylinders were even at 140 psi. They didn't tut and shake their head when they told me that so I assume 140 psi is okay.
by KeithL
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1296

Re: fume vent dumping oil

I changed the filler cap for a non-vented one and the other day I was checking everything out and pulled the hose off the air cleaner container and noticed that rather than air being sucked into the rocker cover, air is being blown out of the tube. This seems to be at odds with what has been said be...
by KeithL
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 18
Views: 891

Re: Fuel spill

The only way to prevent over filling was to watch the fuel gauge and stop when it got to full. My Minor is in bits at the moment, but can you see the gauge on a Minor when filling, and if so does it respond reasonably quickly? We have used this technique when filling to avoid a spill, with Jayne sa...
by KeithL
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: Just saying hi.

Welcome to the Forum and to Minor ownership. Lots of helpful and friendly advice here.

It would be great to see a picture once you have picked up your van.
by KeithL
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Account removal notice
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Account removal notice

A few years ago I had a 'you need to reactivate your account' e-mail. I followed the link (after checking it was genuine) and didn't have any problems.
by KeithL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

I asked SU this question when I was recently looking for an ethanol-proof replacement fuel hose and they said it was 6 mm / 0.25 inch.