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by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: Electronic Ignition

One missed spark on those top fuel dragsters costs $80,000. They do not use electronic ignition.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: SWAP Foldable Red Original Series II Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: SWAP Foldable Red Original Series II Seats

You might want to reconsider letting go of the original seats.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternators
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Alternators

Looks like the standard AMP plug so should just pull out yes clip out of the way, sometimes they are a bit stubborn.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why was there no MG version of the Minor?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Why was there no MG version of the Minor?

Anybody who knows anything about cars knows it is a sports saloon.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: blimey!
Replies: 21
Views: 492

Re: blimey!

Where can one find the concours judging criteria?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear axel - corrosion - mounting pads
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Rear axel - corrosion - mounting pads

I think we've all been there buying things which aren't as good as first thought.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why was there no MG version of the Minor?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Why was there no MG version of the Minor?

The Minor was already considered to be a sports saloon and a variety of firms offered off the shelf conversions to boost power and improve handling.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear axel - corrosion - mounting pads
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Rear axel - corrosion - mounting pads

That does appear to be heavily corroded... maybe consider scrapping that one and getting one in better condition?
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of our Minors
Replies: 30
Views: 742

Re: Value of our Minors

It is up to people to protest and tell the government what they want. There is a lot of defeatist talk around and people are already accepting massive curtailment of civil liberties.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: Breather Oil Trap

You can't justifiably say it was a badly designed item. None of the engineers planned these things to last for decades and to criticise a long obsolete part well into the 21st century is unfair.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: STRONG MAGNET/DASHBOARD
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: STRONG MAGNET/DASHBOARD

Wiper motor and petrol pump might be affected, same with the gauge. The only way is to put it to the test. There was a fault in a signal box once where a track circuit indicator permanently showed 'occupied', after much head-scratching and testing the cause was eventually traced to the fish tank on ...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris service voucher/passport to service booklet
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Morris service voucher/passport to service booklet

Just to clarify something about the dating. The date code could have been the same for years - it only changed when the document was amended, so it's kind of like an issue number. The vouchers would have been validated by the authorised dealer and have nothing to do with the aforementioned date codes.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris service voucher/passport to service booklet
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Morris service voucher/passport to service booklet

It is probable that after each merger/takeover the stocks of the old books would be used up as far as possible before the rollout of the new design. Regardless of the design of book the vouchers would still be valid as long as they were in date. Many of these books are printed with a date code, this...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Are hazard lights a hazard to Moggies?
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Are hazard lights a hazard to Moggies?

The reason the passenger should be able to operate it is if the driver has a seizure or something. It makes sense and even British cars from the 1970's when these things were being fitted at the factory had the switch within easy reach of the passenger. It's pointless to have the switch hidden out o...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Are hazard lights a hazard to Moggies?
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Are hazard lights a hazard to Moggies?

The ACC180 as shown in the catalogue appears to be just a copy of the original Lucas kit available to retrofit in the 1970's and 1980's. They are self-contained and easy to fit without damaging the existing wiring (as long as you disregard the instructions to splice wires with Scotchloks). I fitted ...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: 1098 Vacuum Pipe

I have never heard of a case where the distributor has exploded or contained explosions because a spark has ignited a fuel/air mixture from the carburettor. Not only is the suction from the engine pulling air in away from the distributor and up the tube, there is a diaphragm in the way which even if...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: 1098 Vacuum Pipe

Other later cars in the BMC/BL range had a flexible plastic pipe with rubber ends which pushed on. No flame trap. Agree it should be left alone though.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti Rust Products
Replies: 42
Views: 1574

Re: Anti Rust Products

To add to the above, hosing off any vehicle which has been driven on gritted roads is essential for longevity. A real difference can be made to prolonging the life of the car if this is done monthly. What I do is hose all the underside and under the wheelarches, wash the top of the car as normal, by...
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

Yes it is from a scrap 1967 Hawk which can just be seen in the background. As it has overdrive my thoughts turned to whether a conversion was ever available for the Minor, but that's a different subject.
by JOWETTJAVELIN
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

Will do but it won't be for a month or two because of Covid and work.