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by Biggles1957
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 4 front brake wheel cylinders Morris 8
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: 4 front brake wheel cylinders Morris 8

The Morris Register has a very good spares shop... :D
by Biggles1957
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 732

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Minors handle very nicely on Bridgestones. I ran mine at 26psi all round.
by Biggles1957
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 550

Re: Ignition

Yes it was the turbo I was thinking of - I seem to recall seeing an engine for sale a while ago but maybe it wasn't the original dizzy.
by Biggles1957
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 550

Re: Ignition

Didn't some Metro's use electrickery dizzy's?
by Biggles1957
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 550

Re: Ignition

I had Accuspark in my traveller and also Series III Land-Rover. The lady has stood for over a year and started on the button. My traveller was my every day car for five years plus and I had absolutely no ignition problems (or anything else for that matter!) ever. Always started on the button and nev...
by Biggles1957
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osmo Oil - Traveller Wood
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Osmo Oil - Traveller Wood

I didn't know they did an interior one! My traveller was purchased by a large hotel chain and resides at a posh place in deepest Gloucestershire now and only a few weeks ago his woodwork looked as good as it did when I did it several years back now. If ever I get another traveller - I do miss Monty!...
by Biggles1957
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 697

Re: Brake conversion

I put Wolseley's on my traveller - dead easy, brilliant brakes with the added bonus that the back plate stops the king pin dropping off if it fails! Haha! As you say, rare as hen's teeth but I know that Richard at Minorparts of Oxford was advertising a set at a very reasonable price the other day. R...
by Biggles1957
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Clamp
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Battery Clamp

terminals should deffo be at the bulkhead side
by Biggles1957
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lucas 700 series headlights
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Lucas 700 series headlights

Are these the 'tripod' ones Phil?
by Biggles1957
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU fuel pump not pumping fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: SU fuel pump not pumping fuel

I did of course mean PIPE. Although a good dollop of apple and blackberry would probably do the same....
by Biggles1957
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU fuel pump not pumping fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: SU fuel pump not pumping fuel

I've had the pick up pie in the tank blocked before. Blew an air line down from the pump end and cleared it that way.
by Biggles1957
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat to steering wheel dimension
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: Seat to steering wheel dimension

You'll probably find that the longer you own the car, and the older you get, the steering wheel will mysteriously move back towards the seat thus making the whole thing a snugger fit. A bit like trousers that hang in the wardrobe for a while shrink - the only remedy being the next waist size up! Enj...
by Biggles1957
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 2464

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

Bridgestones without doubt...
by Biggles1957
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New MOT Exemption Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: The New MOT Exemption Rules

Did I read somewhere that the first time you had to tax at a Post Office and that you couldn't declare it on line?
by Biggles1957
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyre age
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Tyre age

I can most definitely recommend Bridgestone 145's - IMHP best by far for a Minor :D
by Biggles1957
Tue May 29, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: maniflow exhausts
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: maniflow exhausts

As per some replies above....I modified my original manifold with judicious use of the angle grinder and thin cutting disc. Fitted a HiF38 onto a separate Holley inlet manifold. Standard 1098. Made a noticeable improvement in overall 'drivability' and all worked beautifully.
by Biggles1957
Sat May 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solenoid?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Solenoid?

You need to check there is power on the small leads to the solenoid - they are what actuate the coil in it to bridge the heavy leads and energise the starter motor. :D
by Biggles1957
Mon May 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing noise in a Traveller
Replies: 26
Views: 1989

Re: Reducing noise in a Traveller

I put a piece of about 1" thick heavy black foam rubber all under the rear seat of mine - made a big difference. :D Went all over the UK in him - fine on motorway and everywhere else.
by Biggles1957
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyre advice needed
Replies: 45
Views: 4557

Re: Tyre advice needed

I ran my traveller on 155 Toyo's for several years and they were excellent - until I put 145 Bridgestones on. By far the best for a moggie I think
by Biggles1957
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars For Sale section
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Cars For Sale section

Really? Thats a bit daft! So whats the point of being able to click on how many months worth you want to look at then?? :-?