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by simmitc
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National rally history
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: National rally history

I hope so, but there are many factors to conisder. Please email Andrew Stone with requests / suggestions / offers of help. Even better if your Branch can also make representations to Sue Akrill.
by simmitc
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

Simple? I know that I've seen a Minor version too, but for now...
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Sorry, we're wandering a little off topic :(
by simmitc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National rally history
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: National rally history

I've just put in a correction for 2017.
by simmitc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

Near-side (N/S) the left side of the car when looking forward from the rear. Off-side (O/S) the right side of the car when looking forward from the rear. Except on LHD vehicles driven on the right hand side of the road where the opposite is true, hence using left and right to avoid confusion :wink:
by simmitc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National rally history
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: National rally history

2000 Harewood House 2001 Lichfield Park 2002 Harewood House 2003 Knebworth House 2004 Donnington Park 2005 Breamore (near Saliusbiry) 2006 Normanby Hall 2007 Kelmarsh Hall 2008 Stanford Hall 2009 Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford 2010 Harewood House 2011 Knebworth House 2012 Kelmarsh Hall 2013 Cornbury...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

I suspect thyat your tap is on the left hand side of the engine, near the back, aft of the exhaust. That might be the right hand side as you look at it from the front of the car, but convention is that we always refer to the side off the car; so the distributor, starter motor snd dynamo/alkternator ...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Ex-Government Minors
Topic: Ex-Military Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Ex-Military Traveller

Welcome to the forum and to Traveller ownership. We look forward to regular updates, and don't hesitate to ask any questions that you may have regarding the car.
by simmitc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtray in centre near handbrake
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Ashtray in centre near handbrake

That picture shows perfectly where the said ashtray goes for the benefit of the rear passengers. Front ashtrays are under the parcel shelf. I believe that the rear was fitted only to deluxe specification cars, but am open to correction. The best policy is to not smoke and then you won't need the ash...
by simmitc
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: National rally 2019

Catering - Friday night, as long as there is demand then the caterers will be open. Open all day Saturday and Sunday, including early.
by simmitc
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: National rally 2019

Showers will be open approx 06:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:00
by simmitc
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller roof rack
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Traveller roof rack

I've used a roof rack on a working traveller for years. The front clamps are attached to the steel cab gutters. The cross bars have thick foam pads that rest on the aluminium, spreading the load. This has avoid any dents for the past 40 years. When I was lyounger and ighter, I also stood on the roof...
by simmitc
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: passenger side foot well hole series 2
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: passenger side foot well hole series 2

There are lots of holes in Minors, some original, some added later. Could we have a photo of the area please.
by simmitc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virginia Beach LCV Resto
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Virginia Beach LCV Resto

Here's what it looks like with the wire attached:
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by simmitc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virginia Beach LCV Resto
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Virginia Beach LCV Resto

The oil filter head incorporated a switch to which the wire attached. Apart from the spade terminal coming out of the filter head, there are no other noticable differences. Although I have two engines with this fitted, I have never attempted to service the switch, and would be quite upset if I let i...
by simmitc
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Engine misfire advice

Make sure that you get a decent copper gasket by Payen. Last time I ordered from ESM, they were unable to get Payen, but I pointed out that my local motor factor and numerous mini spares specialists had them on the shelf, so there should not be any problem. Cheap gaskets tend to fail. Although conve...
by simmitc
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 23
Views: 760

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Great news. There are great welders, there are welders, and there are some who just cannot weld (same with almost anything really) so at least you will find out where you fit; and if all goes well, you'll get the car done. Now, where does that chap have his workshop, and how many Minor owners can he...
by simmitc
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Engine misfire advice

Like others, been there, seen it, done it. It could be a sticky valve that frees off after running, but the initial description followed by the permanent three cylinder running and noise going up hill makes me verge towards a head gasket. If ony to rule that out, check compression as a matter of urg...
by simmitc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

It's a small hole in the top of the front panel, close to the bolts that secure the panel.
by simmitc
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 35
Views: 747

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Or use a small jumnp lead from the small terminal on the solenoid where the white/red lead connects up to the non-earthed battery terminal. That will have the same effect as turning the key..
by simmitc
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 35
Views: 747

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Your description doies not match what appears to be in the video - you say nothing but aa whine and the engine does not turn over; but the sound track seems to indicate that the engine is turning. How do you know that the whine is coming from the starter motor? It could be from a number of sources. ...