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by Matt
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).

Some modern fasteners even have what Phil describes from the factory - normally those intended to form their own thread as they are forced in to an un-tapped hole
by Matt
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration and Tax question
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Registration and Tax question

Just to add to this - the online process to change ownership will work provided that its the last V5 issued. 2 years or so ago I did an online change of ownership, from one of the early cream coloured V5s. Off the top of my head that particular doc was issued in 1983. Given the covid situation, I wo...
by Matt
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking in the background FL? 782C
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Lurking in the background FL? 782C

Yup, its a traveller without the wood...
by Matt
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a welder!!
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Recommend me a welder!!

Modern inverter MIGs are impressive bits of kit...

Im still using a Cebora 130A one, modified to accept a eurotorch….
by Matt
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a welder!!
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Recommend me a welder!!

Modern inverter MIGs are impressive bits of kit...

Im still using a Cebora 130A one, modified to accept a eurotorch….
by Matt
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: Garage Floor paint

I would need 15ishL for a single coat :lol:
by Matt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike on a traveller?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Bike on a traveller?

I would suggest a towbar mounted bike track too!

How well does the cat travel in a traveller?
by Matt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare Standard model on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Rare Standard model on eBay

sid wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:44 pm
what the winning bidder needs to do first of all is fit disc brakes... :wink: :lol:
I agree, afterall a sheep may unexpectedly walk out in front of it on the Orkney lanes
by Matt
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1599

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

kennatt wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:24 am
yes correct,they don't publicise that freely ,wonder why, I use on average about £60 of diesel a month,would double my expenditure.
If only that were true for me!! I average 1.5 fill ups a week around £70 :lol: and that's just the daily drive, not all the other stuff I drive too
by Matt
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Cars for sale

JOWETTJAVELIN wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:19 pm
It's like that on preserved railways too, you have to pay a yearly subscription to work for them for free, which I find bizarre.
It doesn't work like that on the Ffestiniog/Welsh Highland :)
by Matt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 2219

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

If the ignition is on, the fuel pump ticks rapidly to get fuel to the carb and then it should stop. If it keeps ticking, albeit at a reduced rate the valve is probably partially sticking open. If you take the air filter off, and hold the throttle open you might even be able to see the fuel coming in...
by Matt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 69
Views: 3903

Re: The awful joke thread

Whats the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?

Ones really heavy, the other is a little lighter.
by Matt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Cars for sale

It all happened in the good old, bad old, days when I was still a moderator on the site (march 2014)... before I decided that paying for MMOC membership costs pretty much just to do work for them was a little daft and I let my membership lapse (April 2014)
by Matt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 2219

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

The needle valve in the float chamber isn't sticking open is it?
by Matt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Gremlins become too often
Replies: 38
Views: 1736

Re: Electrical Gremlins become too often

If you are methodical its not hard to put a new wiring loom in. I restored a sprite a few years ago and entrusted the loom install to a friend, who I was confident knew what he was doing, because I didn't have the time. Needless to say that didn't work out too well, various things didn't work proper...
by Matt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: door handles
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: door handles

They are not the same
by Matt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B19 MOG Registration for SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: B19 MOG Registration for SALE

Of course it won't go on a Morris Minor, because they are all older than that number plate...
by Matt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: T9 clutch disc
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: T9 clutch disc

The pressure plate is a standard 1098 morris minor one, available from any morris minor supplier :)
by Matt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: T9 clutch disc
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: T9 clutch disc

The pressure plate is a standard 1098 morris minor one, available from any morris minor supplier :)
by Matt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 1018

Re: backplate drawing

Have you offered up the MX5 clutch plate to the flywheel and the 1098 cover? There is often spare space around the edge of the friction material and it might just about work without any mucking about?