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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Old Lucas regulators

On my car the charging system was working but the voltage regulator would not adjust - it was charging full whack. I took a punt on a second hand unit from an autojumble, but the cut-out was inoperative. It is important to remember the regulator and cut-out can be treated separately but work togethe...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Exhuast pipe
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Exhuast pipe

Holed throughout the last 6" of tailpipe, a shame as the rest is sound and a Bosal. Could be repaired. It is a one-piece system. Collect from Littleborough Lancashire.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Crystals in waterways

This seems to be a natural process, as it has happened to me with parts taken off the car too. Some anti-freeze solutions can cause it. It does seem to affect cars that have been standing unused. I guess you could try using distilled water and anti-freeze in the system.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FUEL QUESTION
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: FUEL QUESTION

Ethanol will not cause any problems in a regularly used car. Any standard Minor will run on 95 RON petrol. Only cars fitted with a 1275cc engine, like Blaketon's Midget, require the higher octane petrol if you want to get the best out of them.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me figure out what year I am
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Help me figure out what year I am

ianmack wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:45 pm
If I’d been a new car buyer in the US in 1959 a Minor probably wouldn’t have been at the top of my shopping list. :D
Me neither. I'd have bought a Oldsmobile 98.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 Gasket question
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: HS2 Gasket question

myoldjalopy wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:16 pm
Fuel vapourisation has been mentioned by some as a strike against an in-line filter but opinions vary. I have never had a problem with one although, if the filter in the pump is sound (they sometimes split), then that should suffice in itself.
Quite right, you beat me to it.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 Gasket question
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: HS2 Gasket question

There is already a filter in the base of the pump, it's secured by a large hex head. On early cars there is a thimble shaped filter on the input to the float bowl. You will never need a fuel filter. If the petrol tank has rust inside it is finished.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Roof sound deadening adhesive?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Roof sound deadening adhesive?

I bought a tin of this and have been very impressed. https://www.waysideadhesives.com/product-page/high-temp-120-degrees-brushable Used it to glue a headlining back into position over the rear screen body flange when I replaced the screen rubber. The headlining is under great tension here and I had ...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3598

Re: New Purchase!!

That is very nice indeed.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 21
Views: 703

Re: fuel pump

myoldjalopy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:37 pm
I doubt you will need the full repair kit, just the points, much cheaper. But try cleaning the existing points first.........
Exactly. It's the points that become high resistance and eventually wear out.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Spare engine

Cheers Phil, I will certainly look into that as I have been having trouble with a Humber block silting up. It was a hard-water district car also suffering neglect and I dug so much mud out of the cylinder block drain you could've grown potatoes in it. Despite running cooling system flush through it,...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Spare engine

This has been outside for a long time. But, as it's as simple as a pitchfork and a copy of an American design, it will run again.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 25
Views: 839

Re: Cheap winter car

A winter beater is a good idea, there are loads of interesting old cars out there you can run over winter, saving your good ones, and still enjoy classic motoring. Over the years I've had a Lada Samara 1500, Talbot Solara 1.6 GLS, Morris Oxford Series IV all steel Traveller. Never spent more than £1...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Spare engine

I procured another 1100 engine for the Morris. The idea being to get this up and running, see how it goes, if it seems to work OK swap engines and overhaul the unit in the car. https://www.thedarkwob.co.uk/download/file.php?id=5863 When we turned the flywheel it nearly completed a full revolution be...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split-windscreen rubber seal replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Split-windscreen rubber seal replacement

Further to this, some more thoughts entered my head. If the original rubber is useable and not completely perished, re-use it. A little perishing on the visible exterior parts is acceptable, the important bits are the glass channels and flanges. Similar to what kennatt alludes to, the reproduction r...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split-windscreen rubber seal replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Split-windscreen rubber seal replacement

Never had a split screen out but I will say don't use silicone sealant. Use 'Screenseal' from Wayside Adhesives. It's butyl-rubber based and ideal for classics.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2365

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

All the more reason - as if one were needed - to use the specified bulbs.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2109
Views: 315717

Re: Spotted today.

Taupe station wagon driving through Darlington about 08:20 this morning. Looked very nice.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths heater demisting or the lack of.....
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Smiths heater demisting or the lack of.....

Can't say I find anything wanting with the normal setup, if the ducting is in good order and the car is dry inside it should be fine.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time for change
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Time for change

The ashtrays in the pre-65 cars are of little use anyway, if you enjoy a smoke at the wheel and are right-handed.