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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Be aware that the lamp lenses were designed specifically to use British pre-focus bulbs, either 404 or 414. Anything else may affect the beam pattern, dazzle oncoming traffic and potentially be illegal. The best setup for cars with replaceable bulb headlamps is two good 414 bulbs.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: PETROL

Ordinary 95 grade is more than enough for an old Morris Minor. You only need use 97 if you have a 1275cc engine - they had a higher compression ratio and to get the best out of them need the more potent bang water. But if the car is only used for very short journeys it will be asthmatic anyway.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Club HQ Open day.
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Club HQ Open day.

Were you the well-dressed chap in waistcoat and Albert chain?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: help needed with abbreviation
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: help needed with abbreviation

LSD. But not the drug.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Blue/white duotone seats
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Blue/white duotone seats

I would like front seats in duotone blue/white, or just the covers would do. Must be in good condition to replace my faded and very worn ones. I would also be interested in a matching Traveller rear seat.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Antifreeze

Further to this, only soft water should be used in the cooling system. Those of you unfortunate to live in hard water areas should use clean rainwater.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Problem panel
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Problem panel

Exactly what the other guys said, the pedals were moved further apart when the 1000 appeared because of criticism that both pedals could be caught when you only wanted to press one. I remember it happening when I had a Series II.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

Unfortunately people deficient in grey matter cut them off to fit the common SMMT clamps. Especially when converting earth polarity. You just have to scour autojumbles or solder them on to the cable. I had to do this on my Humber which has a very long earth cable. Be careful - the 'helmets' will mel...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maurice has a new home
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Maurice has a new home

That is a lovely looking car.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

A spark plug socket removes the filler plug beautifully.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1954 Morris Minor for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: 1954 Morris Minor for sale

Thank you for offering the car on, hopefully someone will take it on.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

I can confirm my November 1962 car has the cut-out hole in the carpet.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 20
Views: 452

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

If the gearbox is still working, I would not touch it.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Morris Oxford MO/Morris Six trim is similar but larger. You'd only be able to tell them apart if you put the two side by side - or tried to fit the wrong one.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 385

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

You might find some on eBay under 'wiper spoilers'. I had a stainless steel pair of B-G ones fitted to a car, I think they were more for appearance than effect. A more likely solution would be to check the wiper arm springs for tension.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll over jigs
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Roll over jigs

This is a good idea, but the club also have workshop facilities, are the members able to use these?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Rebuilding brakes

Girling Green Brake Grease is marketed specially for the mechanical bits. A brake servo does not improve stopping, it reduces the pressure needed on the foot pedal. The vast majority of aftermarket servo fitments I have encountered have been unnecessary and troublesome, with delays in releasing the ...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 2 cars free, if you can take them away
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: 2 cars free, if you can take them away

I just notice the registration mark on that car - it has been in London all its life - YV is London issued.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 2 cars free, if you can take them away
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: 2 cars free, if you can take them away

Thank you for offering the cars up. If there are no takers you might be surprised what they reach if you put them on ebay.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brake shoe steady springs.
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Re: Front brake shoe steady springs.

OK, I had another look at the car today. The brake pedal still went down to the floor but could be pumped up as I mentioned before. With the handbrake off the cables are slack and I have to pull it up 4 or 5 clicks on the ratchet before the wheels are locked. This is one of the front brakes after I ...