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by simmitc
Wed May 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body

Do you mean the one to the rear of the carb when installed on a standard minor, and below the dashpot, close to the throttle linkage? If yes, then it's to connect to the crankcase breathing system on later cars. There could well now be many suggestions as to which is the best breather system, and wh...
by simmitc
Tue May 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Dash panel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Dash panel removal

What do you mean by "the dash panel"? Glovebox lids are easy ro remove. Glovevox linings and speedo are easy to remove, but do not require painting. The chrome standouts and the spedo surround are also easy to remove. If you are talking about removing the entire dashboard then forget iy, you're into...
by simmitc
Thu May 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Ignition help

If the points are closed with the ignition on, then the coil will get warm. If the points are open then the coil should not get warm. With a bit more of the background we can see that you really need to start from scratch, and a full service is a good place to start. You know that the fuel pump is O...
by simmitc
Thu May 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Uneven Tyre Wear??
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Uneven Tyre Wear??

A lot of modern garages use "computer tracking" and guarantee to set the wheels parallel, which is correct for them. However, the Minor, as Phil notes, requires some toe-in. Without that, parallel = too much too-out, which produces wear on the inside of the tyre, which is what you have. Basic rule: ...
by simmitc
Wed May 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Ignition help

Is the fuel pump working - test by removing pipe from carb and discharging into a suitable container (observe safety precautions). You should get at least a pint in one minute. Have you checked for a spark from the king lead? If OK, then proceed to check spark from other leads. Check points gap and ...
by simmitc
Wed May 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bonnet catch slider lower plate
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Bonnet catch slider lower plate

See diagram:
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by simmitc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

I've sent you a PM.
by simmitc
Mon May 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

To return to the original question, I don't know of anyone near you that I could recommend; but I think that you do need a Minor expert garage or competent enthusiast. You could do some work yourself, but might need to reassemble in order to move the car for further work. Stage 1: Following the norm...
by simmitc
Sat May 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Panda required for wedding
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Panda required for wedding

If you have a Panda car available for a wedding at Bideford-on-Avon, Warwickshire on Saturday 20th July 2019 then please contact me so that I can pass on your details to the groom. Thanks.
by simmitc
Sat May 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

Well that definitely looks bent :o Can you post a picture of the other side of that area as well, please, where the torsion bar and adjuster plate are; plus a slightly wider shot too.

Have you got a source for new torsion bars? I've seen only secondhand ones available.
by simmitc
Sat May 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

It's worth reading the original post: The diagnosis was provided by the Stoke branch, not a garage. The garage was approached to carry out the repair work. Normally I would suggest joining the local branch and seeking expert advice, but in this case, that advice has already been given. I question th...
by simmitc
Thu May 09, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

A greater separation between the bores of 1&2 and 3&4, particularly on the 1098, in an effort to reduce head gasket failure.

Improved heater control valve.
by simmitc
Thu May 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: King pin replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: King pin replacement

I agree with what Phil says. Be aware that there are very high spring loads on the rosrion bars and it is essential to release tension in a controlled manner. The procedure is well documented in the various manuals that are easily available, and to avoid potential injury you should be familiar with ...
by simmitc
Wed May 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil type to use
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Oil type to use

Engine oil and carb dashpot oil advice exactly the same as for the standard Minor. What type of gearbox do you have fitted, as that may well be different. Also. what back axle as that will need oil too. I noticed that you had two identical threads running and were collecting replies to both, so I've...
by simmitc
Tue May 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil type to use
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Oil type to use

Welcome to the world of Minor ownership. Your memory serves you well, 20/50 it is. You will find a couple of previous topics of interest/use: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70042&p=637195&hilit=duckhams#p637195 https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=68751&...
by simmitc
Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft
Replies: 22
Views: 1431

Re: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft

I don't know why I'm called Newbie on this website, probably because (as you can tell) I'm not brilliant with computers. I actually joined the club in 2008 The label is applied automatically, based on the number of posts you have made. At time of writing you have 11, and have moved from newbie to M...
by simmitc
Thu May 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Brake adjustment

I'm sure you know, but for the benefit of others, the handbrake cable length can be adjusted using the nuts inside the car, and this can eliminate slack; BUT it should be done only when the shoes have been correctly adjusted in the first place - the cable must have some free play when adjusting the ...
by simmitc
Thu May 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Starting problem

Entirely plausible, and in-keeoing with the period "improvement" such as disc brakes and servos, heated rear screens and hazard lights, even radial tyres - new cars had them, so Minor owners modified older cars to match. I hqave one scrap car sitting outside at the moment that I modified to coil + b...
by simmitc
Wed May 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Brake adjustment

There are different size adjusters (snail cams) that vary between cars but can look very similar. It's unlikely, but just possible, that yours are the wroing ones, biot the old and the new - not all suppliers know what they are selling!.
by simmitc
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Using Morris to jump-start modern car
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Using Morris to jump-start modern car

Although you will be attempting to charge your own battery and the modern battery, the power for starting the car will be drawn from your battery, not just the dynamo; and should not cause any problems. As yo note, just make sure that the polarity is observed when connecting jump leads.