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by chesney
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin numbers - again!
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Vin numbers - again!

Another discussion on the subject. Have a 'dual personality' traveller here, with a vin number I'm not familiar with. Number is MAW5D 1______ then ends with a G (which has peaked my curiosity, I've not seen it before). Car was from Antrim, so is this something to do with CKD? Thanks in advamce, as a...
by chesney
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic box conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Re: Automatic box conversion

Thanks all for your input, I'll relay the info back and we'll see how it goes.
by chesney
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic box conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Automatic box conversion

I know this has probably been covered several times, but I'm specifically after anyone who has done a conversion themselves if possible. Asking on behalf of someone else, who needs to fit an auto box to his Minor as he still wants to drive it (and has sentimental value to said car). I'm instinctivel...
by chesney
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion
Replies: 118
Views: 17604

Re: Traveller '68 - Left Hand drive conversion

Just finished a '71 Traveller (converted to LHD) that had all the holes in the l/h chassis leg for the pedal shaft/master cylinder.
Perhaps the chassis leg on yours has been replaced in the past?
by chesney
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 6v to 12v conversion and Alternator conversion question
Replies: 18
Views: 5631

Re: 6v to 12v conversion and Alternator conversion question

We had a '41 Diamond T 969A that had a similar setup as BMC describes. The electrics were all 6 volt, save the starter that used another 6 volt battery to give a 12V start as BMC describes. Not 100% familiar how the recharging system was wired in fairness, but it worked well. Well, well enough (we d...
by chesney
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: switch issues
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: switch issues

The speedo cable generally acts as an earth in any case.
by chesney
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox and clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: gearbox and clutch

You could just buy an unknown box near you off eBay for £20-£50 to use as your exchange box.
by chesney
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Whirring starter
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Whirring starter

Battery terminal (presumably)...
by chesney
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a certain Morris Minor
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Looking for a certain Morris Minor

I had SFO 892 for a while :)
by chesney
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: VW engines for Minors?
Replies: 14
Views: 2555

Re: VW engines for Minors?

Similar to a Jowett flat 4 if I recall correctly.
Supposedly abandoned as there was too much cabin noise from the engine, so relied instead on the trusty 'Morris 8' engine.
by chesney
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Problem wheel nut! (my fault!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: Problem wheel nut! (my fault!)

Is there enough room for a nut splitter in there?
by chesney
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: Help!

Is this while the engine is running or just when the ignition is on but the engine is not started? The orange lamp is a low oil pressure warning lamp, the one below is the ignition warning lamp that shows the battery is not charging. It may be the units themselves have been swapped about over the ye...
by chesney
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reversing camera
Replies: 16
Views: 2826

Re: Reversing camera

A customer wanted one fitting, we fitted it. I don't see the harm in fitting one personally, it's not exactly a bad thing to have.
We got the screen and camera as a kit, they use conventional plugs for the camera so imagine you can get a replacement unit.
by chesney
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reversing camera
Replies: 16
Views: 2826

Re: Reversing camera

Like this?[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
(Panel goes in the driver's glovebox aperture).
I'm afraid you're not the first to think of it!
by chesney
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unusual places people stop to talk about your Minor
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: Unusual places people stop to talk about your Minor

I once had the West Yorkshire constabulary follow me into a parking space in Asda.
I was rather concerned as you can imagine, though it transpired the officer merely wanted a picture as his dad had one in the 70's!
by chesney
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are classic cars for everyday use?
Replies: 21
Views: 4377

Re: Are classic cars for everyday use?

The question is more aptly 'are you willing to drive a classic car every day?'. My Traveller was stood In a garden since 2001, I got it back on the road last October (after considerable welding) and it now covers 55 miles 6 days a week, I have driven it to a France and back and it has never let me d...
by chesney
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: not starting
Replies: 93
Views: 9921

Re: not starting

To rule out poor earths, try a jumper cable from the earth terminal to the engine block (the front plate is a good place to try). If not already suggested, you could try a jumper cable also from the starter terminal to the battery positive terminal (non earth) and seeing whether the starter turns th...
by chesney
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: radial tyres putting extra load on suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 2652

Re: radial tyres putting extra load on suspension

Poly bushes would have a similar effect, no? I've run poly bushes for over 30,000 miles on my Minor with no adverse effects, though it is greased every other weekend (do 1000 miles a fortnight in mine). More of a problem is wider tyres/rims I imagine, though not on the trunnion. I've seen fatigue of...
by chesney
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: not starting
Replies: 93
Views: 9921

Re: not starting

The button for the starter switch is in between those two terminals.
I would try that first before bridging terminals.
Use a punch or similar if the button is a little stiff, saves thumb ache!
by chesney
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transporting Minor by trailer to National Rally.
Replies: 46
Views: 6394

Re: Transporting Minor by trailer to National Rally.

It is unusual that at least some of those who object to a Minor turning up on a trailer won't actually be bringing a Minor to the Nationals at all!
Just saying.