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by simmitc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine rebuild won't start
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: engine rebuild won't start

Or leave it where it is and rearrange the leads :wink:
by simmitc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Morris-Minor-Chassis-Jig
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Morris-Minor-Chassis-Jig

Already discussed, see https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=71660&p=650736#p650736 I think that this topic title is more descriptive and the other intriguing, so thanks to both contributors for flagging up what is potentially a very useful jig. I'll lock this topic to avoid dupli...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Metal plate cover
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Metal plate cover

Have you tried Club Spares?
by simmitc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wheel Brace
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Wheel Brace

Club spares usually have them avilable.
by simmitc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

As I might have written before, if you have twelve traveller owners gathered together then you'll get at least fourteen different answers to any question about woodwork. :o
by simmitc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

It's amazing how many other items "Miss Vanessa" has got listed, all finishing at 12:03 on Saturday, and all such great value. The feedback is really impressive too :-? Given how easy it is to spot, I really don't see why Ebay can't detect this sort of thing with a few algorithms.
by simmitc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine rebuild won't start
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: engine rebuild won't start

Sometimes it's easiest to go back to very basic methods: Remove the spark plugs. Stick your thumb over the No.1 plug hole (1 is nearest the water pump. I'm sure that you know that, but I did once meet someopne who thought that they numbered the other way) and then turn the engine over until you feel...
by simmitc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Metal plate cover
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Metal plate cover

This was in "Parts for sale", now moved to "Wanted".
by simmitc
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

Just to clarify:
Did you swap boxes like for like, or did you change the type of box?
What type of engine is it mated to?
Are you using the same gear lever as originally?
Was the previous box OK - why did you swap it?
by simmitc
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Wheel Swap
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Steering Wheel Swap

Many people prefer the look of the earlier steering wheel, but remember that the later one is correct for your vehicle, and the design was changed to improve safety. If you were ever unfortunate enough to be invovled in an accident, then the later wheel collapses whereas the earlier one increases in...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake cylinder 1970 minor?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Rear brake cylinder 1970 minor?

Lockheed/Delphi not the quality that they used to be, but they do at least fit; pattern normally need fettling and/or a big hammer.
by simmitc
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox removal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4330

Re: gearbox removal?

Yes, the cross member is removable on your car (unless someone has welded it in place) and as Phil writes, 4 bolts underneath the car facing upwards. These are hex head. Inside the car are lots of cross head brass screws (some new replacements are slotted) holding down the gearbox cover panel. Eithe...
by simmitc
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

alawrence10360, mogbob stated that ALL Minors had solenoids. Phil and I are saying that they did not, the early cars had cable operated switches that were not solenoids. Hope that clarifies things. There's quite a bit of thread drift here, but it is interesting.
by simmitc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

I don't want this to develop into an argument about terminology when what we want to do is to assist the OP, but a definition of a solenoid is "A solenoid is a type of electromagnet, the purpose of which is to generate a controlled magnetic field through a coil wound into a tightly packed helix. The...
by simmitc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

Vaseline is an insulator. Clean the posts and inside the clamps, re-attach the clamps, and then smear whole assembly with vaseline to protect against future corrosion - you need good metal to metal contact between the clamps and the posts; but as per my previous post,please advise on your starting a...
by simmitc
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

If it's a 1955 car then it probably won't have a solenoid. Could you confirm how you start the car: Pull a knob on the dashboard, press a switch on the floor, or turn the key one click for the ignition to come on and then further to make the starter motor work and then the key springs back to the si...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: March 2020 Restoration Show - POSTPONED
Replies: 4
Views: 188

March 2020 Restoration Show - POSTPONED

The show has been postponed. See more information here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=71536&p=650203#p650203
by simmitc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus Update:
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: Coronavirus Update:

Following information just released: Important information regarding the show It is with great sadness that Clarion Events has decided to postpone the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery. The event team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and gover...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Regional price variations
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Regional price variations

Nothing to do with cars, but in a village in Suffolk, we see a pub that is offering two 2-course meals for £12.00. On a visit to London, we saw a pub offering a single "fish and chips" for £21.00. Conversely, a friend of ours travelled around forty miles on her Oyster card for £3.50, whereas a five ...
by simmitc
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Heritage cert
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Getting Heritage cert

The best number to quote is the chassis number, which is on a plate on the bulkhead. The plate will have text such as "Morris Motors Ltd" as well as the stamped chassis number. Are you sure that the first two letters are BM?