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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.

Doesn't seem worth the bother when so little of the braking is done by the rears.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put a tiger in your tank - not ethanol!
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Put a tiger in your tank - not ethanol!

Just run it on standard unleaded and it will be fine. Super isn't worth the extra expense unless you have a 1275 which were designed for it.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

With a well-maintained cooling system a muff would be advantageous. Keep the two fold-back vent strips fully open to begin with and do not block it off completely. Fit a thermostat of around 86 or even 88 degrees (the late bmcecosse was a great advocate of a winter and summer thermostat). Keep the c...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: 2 cylinder heads
Replies: 2
Views: 102

2 cylinder heads

I want them gone out of the way as they are cluttering the garage. Free to collect, near J21 of M62. Littleborough.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight flasher
Replies: 24
Views: 2514

Re: Headlight flasher

Actually, Owlsman has understood my post perfectly. Just use one of these (link below) in place of the existing 'full up' connector, it's what I did. I'd forgotten every space in it was occupied. Yes, you could run it to the vacant hole in the nearside connector, it doesn't make a difference to func...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bangers and Cash 210,000 miles
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Bangers and Cash 210,000 miles

A rarity but shows what can be achieved with a caring owner. Must've had an oil change every thousand miles.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 36
Views: 1961

Re: Engine Paint Colour

That is not an 'original' colour, 948's were always green. Not sure what the seller means by Blue Riband engine either, as that is what the Humber Super Snipe Mk. IV 4.1 litre engine was called.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ferodo fan belt number.
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Ferodo fan belt number.

V500 is NOT the right belt for the 1000. It is indeed the thick belt for the Series II. The correct belt for a 948 engine appears to be Unipart GFB102. Interestingly, the Mintex belt WFT 319 is listed to fit a 1098 Minor engine from 1963, but a 948 Minor is not listed in spite of said belt's suitabi...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 36
Views: 1961

Re: Engine Paint Colour

Yes it was a 1956. With hindsight gloss would have been nicer but I think matt was just how it came when I ordered it online, as it had to be heat resisting of course.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

I would say they're for the exhaust pipe.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: late Traveller breaking for spares, Southampton.
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: late Traveller breaking for spares, Southampton.

What is rear headlining like and the interior wood waist rail with window catch?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight flasher
Replies: 24
Views: 2514

Re: Headlight flasher

I wouldn't fit that kit. A relay is unnecessary and the Scotchlok connectors are to be avoided. The easiest method avoiding altering existing wiring is to run a feed from terminal A2 or A4 of the fusebox depending on if you want them permanently live or not to a suitably rated (10 Amps) sprung on/of...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: petrol pump paranoia?
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: petrol pump paranoia?

Best way is to ignore the price and go by volume. Rounding up to the next litre gives me another point on the card I can exchange for fuel vouchers. :)
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Battery

Likewise I have a 77 amp hour hard rubber battery fitted to mine which spins the starter motor very fast... this battery also completely fills the battery tray nicely.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 36
Views: 1961

Re: Engine Paint Colour

Thanks Mike, I am looking forward to it. In the meantime it's a nice winter project to be ready for next year.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

That is a fantastic solution to fitting gudgeon pins. Well done.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece

Welded wheels are easier and, more importantly, cheaper, to produce. Also stronger.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Length of 2Ba cheese Head Screws bowl to wing
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Length of 2Ba cheese Head Screws bowl to wing

I have checked one on my 1962 scrapper and it is approximately 3/4".
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 36
Views: 1961

Re: Engine Paint Colour

I have just bought a Gold Seal 948 I am cleaning up, sorting out and putting in my Smoke Grey Traveller. That will look fantastic against the light blue body, much better than drab green.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

Got mine, Greater Manchester.