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by jpallis001
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: temp gauge wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 3658

Re: temp gauge wiring

I have the Smiths electric temperature gauge fitted and was worried about the above 90 reading at normal working temperature. I fitted a second, independent voltage regulator. It made no difference. I changed the thermostat, no difference. I then bought an Infra red thermometer that suggests that my...
by jpallis001
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 4331

Re: Mot

Do the new regulations mean that all post production, convertibles (converted saloons) , that have been converted in the past 30 years, will now need an annual MOT? Might be useful for the Club to obtain a clarification on this?
by jpallis001
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol Sender Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Petrol Sender Unit

Might be worth asking the question o e Pre War Minor network site. Easy to think only of the Post War Minor but the Morris Minor evolved from 1929 I believe. http://prewarminor.com/

by jpallis001
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alternative steering wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Alternative steering wheels

Hi, has anyone come across a 15" steering wheel that looks more like the original 'banjo' wheel than most of the 'sporty' wheels that are available?

Has anyone modified an original wheel to take a smaller rim? Would that be possible/wise?
by jpallis001
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: Door catch repair

Is it possible to replace the spring in the lock that 'pushes' the brass lock catch into the catch plate on the door pillar? I assume that the same spring returns the inside door handle to the forward position?
by jpallis001
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible hood safety catch
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Convertible hood safety catch

Hi, mine has also behaved itself for many years but some years back I joined the MOT tour and was surprised at the number of members who had tales to tell of fly-away hoods. Since then I have always used tie-downs on each side of the screen. I was hoping to find a more elegant solution.
by jpallis001
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible hood safety catch
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Convertible hood safety catch

Hi, has anyone found a good 'safety catch' that can be used to secure the front of the hood in the event of the two front fixing wingnuts failing to hold the hood down?
by jpallis001
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller windscreen rubber/finisher
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Traveller windscreen rubber/finisher

I am about to try to fit the original stainless trim pieces into the windscreen rubber on my 1957 minor. Any tips, suggestions or advice? I have already fitted the screen into the car but now notice that the original manual describes fitting the stainless trim into the rubber before fitting the scre...
by jpallis001
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the red stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1672

the red stripe

Hi , anyone know what the correct 'red' is for the stripe on a black saloon? Also the thickness?

Thanks , John