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by simmitc
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New exhaust very noisy
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: New exhaust very noisy

Hi and welcome. As above, nice car - can't quite see if she is LHD export or RHD shipped over from UK? Was the old exhaust mild steel and the new one stainless? Quite often stainless is slightly louder. Is the new one a single silencer box or the newer two box one? Can you pinpoint where the additio...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Seat straps

The diaphragm is thought to be able to bear a heavier weight. It causes less cutting into the seat foam than the straps, so the seat might last longer. The diaphragm does not perish as quickly as the webbing straps. Now you say it's cheaper. What's not to like? You may need to modify the hooks or dr...
by simmitc
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Oblongs & Circles

It's a word much used in these parts.

I think that we ought to look for a rail with diamond shaped cutouts just so that we can get a set. Oh no, what about hexagonal, octagtonal...
by simmitc
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Oblongs & Circles

All my Travellers and two door saloons have had the oblongs at each end and circles in the middle. I can't recall the four door, that was too many years ago. I would describe the oblong as more of a rectangle with radiused / rounded corners, but whatever we call it, we get the gist.
by simmitc
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: No spark.

I can't understand how anything affects the coil when I pull the starter knob out? That suggests that you have an earlier car, possibly a 948cc engine? I did ask earlier on for details of the car as it can be important to look at variants. For example, if you pull to start then you do not have a so...
by simmitc
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Too much play on clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Too much play on clutch

You said it was 1098cc, so the free play should be 1.25 inches, the 3/4 is for a 948. Clutch.JPG The clutch fork should not be bent for a completely standard engine, box and clutch; it should be flat. I think that if you read that article carefully, then that will be clear. Check all the linkage com...
by simmitc
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: No spark.

Your lack of power from the switch could also be a broken wire or poor connector. For testing purposes, you can bypass the feed from the ignition switch: simply remove the white wire form the IGN / +ve terminal on the coil and run a new clean piece of wire to the positive temrinal on the battery. Us...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which hoses to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Which hoses to buy?

Avoid the Kevlar reinforced hoses, they are rubbish. I doubt that you will find proper original rubber hoses now. I purchased silicone hoses from here http://www.classicsiliconehoses.com/ a good few years ago and have had many thousands of miles completely trouble free. Not the cheapest, but very he...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: No spark.

My last post crossed with the previous two, but is still valid. However, from your last post... The ignition circuit (white wire) is not fused, and comes direct from the ignition switch. If the switch is faulty then that will have an impact, but not cause your orignal misfire under load. Check that ...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: No spark.

From that we have two different coils and two different HT leads, and nothing is working correctly. Is that correct? Disconnect all wires from the coils. Use your multimeter set to resistance (ohms) and measure the resistance between the two low tension terminals on the two coils. You should expect ...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: No spark.

As asked earlier, is the car +ve or -ve earth? This will affect what to connect where and what readings to expect - only whether there is a + or a - in front of the display, but still a good idea to be clear what we're looking at. In terms of simplicity to test things: Replace the HT lead from the c...
by simmitc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What goes here??
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: What goes here??

Are you suggesting that the moggie should be used as an aquarium?
by simmitc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: No spark.

With electronikc ignition it is important to know whether the car is postiive or negative earth. This also affects which is the best way to connect low tnesion wires to the coil. Start by removing the high tension lead from the centre of the distributor cap, but leave the other end in the coil. Hold...
by simmitc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark.
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: No spark.

A few questions to assist with diagnosis: What year is the car? Is it positive or negative earth? Does it have points or electronioc ignition? How did the problem arise - was it running OK and then suddenly would not start, did it cut out whilst running, has nay work been done between it working and...
by simmitc
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Quarter lights
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Quarter lights

Welcome to the world of Minor ownership, you should have years of fun. Any questions, just ask away. The size and shape of quarterlights is the same, but some are painted and others are stainless steel. You'll probably be looking for second hand items, so if you join the MMOC then Club Spares would ...
by simmitc
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What goes here??
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: What goes here??

No problem, just wondering if the passenger side glove box matches? From Paul Skilleter's book we get: Series II 1952: Series II 1952.JPG 1956: 1956.JPG According to Ray Newell's Morris Minor The Complete Storey, glovebox lids were not intrudced until the Minor 1000 in 1956, so I suspect that your l...
by simmitc
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Difference of opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Difference of opinion

From time to time we will have different ideas on the causes and solutions of things to do with our cars. That's fair, and there's usually more than one valid answer. Pity some other interests... I needed to repoint a patio. Like most people, I'm familiar with the standard 4:1 mix of sand and cement...
by simmitc
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What goes here??
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: What goes here??

What year is the car? It looks like a 948cc dash and someone has cut a hole for an aftermarket gauge of some sort. Is there a glovebox liner behiind the lid? If no, then it was probably removed to make room for a instrument.
by simmitc
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear brake light issue
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Rear brake light issue

Have a look on the right hand side, that's where the wires from the fron of the car emerge. The single red wire and the single green/purple wire from the front should go into a double bullet connector with the same colour wires . From there, one wire goesd to the right hand lamp and another goes acr...
by simmitc
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matters
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Minor Matters

Posted out 1st week of Jan. The March/April should be out within the next week or so. If your's hasn't arrived then give the office a call.