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by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to attach photo to PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: How to attach photo to PM

Just trying to generate interest in the club and the survey :lol: It's worth remembering that this facility is provided by the MMOC, so if people are finding the board useful then they should consider joining and supporting the club; and thus have a voice in what servikces are offered. Apart from an...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to attach photo to PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: How to attach photo to PM

In most versions of the board software, there is a simple setting to allow photos in PMs. I don;t know exactly which version we have, and so I have asked Mike to look at this thread. Of course, it may be a policy decision to prohibit photos. One of the MMOC surveys is supposed to ask about the websi...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: When grinding, wear eye protection
Replies: 75
Views: 54863

Re: When grinding, wear eye protection

Although this is an old topic, it carries a very important message that I would like to reinforce with this picture: Disc.jpg I have lost count of the number of grinding discs that I have used over the years, and I have never had one explode until now. This 4.5 inch disc was in a pacl of ten, all la...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Carpets

The problem is that the factory was not always consistent. My 1971 Traveller with known history in one family before me had a limeflower carpet set that was one piece covering both the front footwells but a separate piece for the gearbox cover, and the metal ring was on top. The family is certain th...
by simmitc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Carpets

Welcome. Firstly, as you've got a 18971 Traveller, it will have been built at Adderley Park. Please search for that term to see posts from Pommreg who is seeking info on those cars as part of research that will benefit all. Now to your questions... The rubber bungs or grommets are readily available ...
by simmitc
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Ashtrays

Interesting, this came up recently in another post. I believe that the rear ashtray was fitted only to "deluxe" specification cars that would also have had leahter seats and over-riders on the bumpers.
by simmitc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 400

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

The blocked filter light was fitted in very limited numbers. Given how wiring can be muddles over the years, the first check is to make sure that the light coming on really is the blocked filter warning. Disconnect the wire from the switch on the filter head. Check that the light has gone out (when ...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Teething problems!
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Teething problems!

The "low tension wire" in the dizzy is to the condenser. When you "replaced" the wire, did you swap the complete condenser (the round metal thing with the bracket to attach it to the baseplate) or did you connect a new wire to the existing condenser? If the latter, then it could be a faulty condense...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Wanted electric petrol pump
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Wanted electric petrol pump

Welcom to the board. For what car is the pump required as this will affec t the spec. If it's just for a standard Minor, then they are usually available from the normal suppliers including Club Spares. You have an option of the normal points or newe electronic versions - check whether +ve or -ve ear...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale

Definitely learned from experience :o

If you do want to close one advert and then create another, just drop me a PM explaining which one to delete and why; and I'll see if I can help.
by simmitc
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

Welcome, good to have you onboard. If you know what sort of Minor you want then it might be owrth posting the details. Also, when you get your welcome pack with Minor Matters in it, there are quite a few cars for sale there. Good luck with the search. If you need someone to view a car with you, then...
by simmitc
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge "system" is quite a simple circuit, and faults are usually down to loose or dirty connections. The fact that the speedo has bene out could indicate a loose connections behind there, but let's be methodical rather than jumpig to conclusions... Firts thing, look under the wooden floor i...
by simmitc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A series engine front seal leaks
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: A series engine front seal leaks

my post was mainly concerned with the rear seal That's fine, but why, then, head the topic "engine front seal leaks"? Anyway, foir what it's worth, I agree 100% with Phil. Fit a timing cover with neoprene seal, and fit a new crankshaft pulley - solid ones are available from David Manners (Morris Mi...
by simmitc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing

Welcome, sounds like a good find, and well done for getting back on the road so quickly. If not already done, I'd strongly advice having an MOT done just to make sure that everything is as it should be. As regards the carb, could you post a photo of it please - we know that it "should" be, but after...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

Thankfully not necessary to copletely remove the box. With the linkage disconnected, it is usually possible to wiggle the clutch pedal out. Worst case, support the box on a jack, remove the cross member, and then lower the box a little and push it to one side. It remains attached ot the engine, and ...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oil and how many litres?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: what oil and how many litres?

20/50. For a worn engine then any brand will do. For a reconditioned engine then invest in a good oil such as Duckhams Q or Morris (different company) oil, Fill the filter with oil before fitting. Buy at least 5 litres and add until shown correct on dipstick. I would turn by hand rather then using t...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

You do not need to remove the entire gearbox cover to lubricate the shaft, only the smaller plate over the master cylinder. However, if there is movement of both pedals then that usually means that the shaft on the clutch pedal is worn and/or the bearing inside the brake opedal. You will need to rem...
by simmitc
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Extra rattle

If it is just a rattle, then check that the air filter housing is tight, and that the intake silencer tube has not fractured around its base. These faults are more likely to produce a roar and be present at all times, but still worth checking. It's the fact that the noise appears when the engine is ...
by simmitc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: main beam warning light
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: main beam warning light

The warning lamps need a feed and an earth. The earth is provided through the speedo, and is only good when the unit is connected ot the metal of the dashboard. A poor earth through other circuits gives dull lmaps when the unit is out. Trace the thin blue/white lead from the main beam warning lamp. ...
by simmitc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Extra rattle

Immediaetly check compression on all cylinders. This sound could also be a head gasket failing; and there seem to have been a spate of them recently. I've found that although it's a distinctive sounds when you know what it is, many people describe it as a rattle. Hopefully it is pinking, but best to...