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by simmitc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??

I've checked the logs and can confirm that I deleted the spam post (no finger trouble 8) ) but then Mike locked the thread a little while later. I'm sure that there's a good reason, but we'll have to wait for Mike to comment in due course.
by simmitc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light wiring confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Rear light wiring confusion!

As Phil hints, you get what you pay for.
by simmitc
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: a minor identity crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: a minor identity crisis

Nothing unusual or to worry about. She could be a "Transitional" Minor, produced when they were switching to the new parts, but using up the old ones. There is a specific Register for such vehicles. OR a previous owner has fitted later wings/lights as part of either a resotration or an upgrade, or e...
by simmitc
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brake shoe steady springs.
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: Front brake shoe steady springs.

Have your brakes been modified? Standard Minor rear brakes have the beehive springs, but standard front brakes do not have any such spring. The Moss page https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/morris/minor/brakes/front-brakes/front-brakes-minor.html shows the brakes without retaining springs, w...
by simmitc
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vacuum advance
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Vacuum advance

It depends on what's been done over the years, and how dexterous you are. I would remove the dizzy to get better access. The knurled knob is retained bye a small circlip, and also compresses a small spring. Much easier to remove and refit with the dizzy out, but can be done in situ. Remove the clip....
by simmitc
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mechanic in Derby?
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Mechanic in Derby?

The hinges, catch, and "eye" bracket are all adjustable. Worn hinges allow the door to drop, so check that they are OK. The window frame can make a difference. Try loosening the frame fixings or even remocing it to ensure thta the bottom half fits properly. Also try remoiving biots of trim to see wh...
by simmitc
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4535
Views: 236891

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

And there it was gone :)
by simmitc
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 54
Views: 1132

Re: Bojo the Cloan

A gentle reminder that Ts&Cs do not allow politics, and this is starting to get a little "heavy". We are not going to re-run the debate. Have fun, but no insults etc. Thanks.
by simmitc
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder.
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

Re: Master cylinder.

13th June 14:36 "Yeah, its a perfectly smooth hole. There are no holes in the chassis and definitely not a drill hole for sure. It's too good."

22nd August 20:03 "It was a drill bit through the chassis for a securing clip that went a ‘little too far’!"

I'm glad that's cleared up :roll:
by simmitc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1486

Re: dead moggy

Darrebnj, sorry to ask such a basic question, but are you certain that it's an alternator and not a dynamo? Also, does it have the standard fuse box fitted? It would be helpful to have a photo of the alternator/dynamo and also a picture of the bulkhead showing the control box and fuse box. I've lost...
by simmitc
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: No input file specified
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: No input file specified

Can you give an example of a thread that doesn't work. Thanks.
by simmitc
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 stage extending bonnet stay
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: 2 stage extending bonnet stay

Personal choice and I would never stop it, but I find all bold more difficult to read. My own preference for font is always Times New Roman to help distinguish between things like Ls Is and 1s (ells, eyes and ones).
by simmitc
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help with Brake Master Cylinder (rear bolt)
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Help with Brake Master Cylinder (rear bolt)

As a matter of interest, does your car have disk brakes fitted? The remote reservoir is a common mod when fitting discs. It is also possible that the original rear feed has been removed and re-routed so that both front and rear are fed from the outlet to the side of the master cylinder.
by simmitc
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric problem
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Electric problem

Do all the other warning and panel lights work coirrectly? Does everythig else function as it should? Have you changed the earth? Do you have a multimeter to check voltage? If yes, then check voltage at battery with fast idle.
by simmitc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: A little shocked

No, they are less expensive, but not very cheap. :-?
by simmitc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steel or fibreglass
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Steel or fibreglass

With GRP, the only thing to watch out for is the quality of the moulding, layup and gelcoat. I haven;t bought any for years, but when I did use some I bought the best quakluty that I could find and was very happy with them. I also bought a Traveller where the GRP wings were thin, flexible, crazed an...
by simmitc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Electrics

The wiring diagram here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=28295 explains most things.
by simmitc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1189

Re: Doris cuts out

The original problem was muck in the carb. With that cleared the car ran for a while then stopped again. Rhe RAC attended and found more muck in the carb. Cleaned and running until "No fuel again carb block again.". Is it only me who can see a pattern here? It looks like a fairly conclusive diagnosi...
by simmitc
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1189

Re: Doris cuts out

Good idea to get the RAC to earn their money. Result: As I suggested originally, drain and clean the fuel system. You report that there was again crud in the carb, and when the engine stopped, it was a blockage to blame, so we can be fairly confident that it is the fuel. There could be a separate pr...
by simmitc
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: SERVO FITMENT

It depends what you mean by "better". A servo will not improve efficiency od remove brake fade undr heavy use, but will make it easier for the operator to apply the maximumk force to the pads - you would use less effort on the poedal to achieve the same braking. A standard system in good order shoul...