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by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Cap Seal
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Petrol Cap Seal

Petrol has been seeping out from my petrol cap when going up steep hills with a full tank. I have ordered a new cork seal and intend to glue it in place with impact adhesive. Will that be OK - or should I do anything else to make sure it stays in place and creates a good seal?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

What....in God's name......is that? :o
Oh well, useful for those that can't reverse properly :roll: Which could indeed be another topic! I might start one when summer gets going properly down here :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

Its quite simple. If you are sat behind the steering wheel looking out the front windscreen, your right is the car's RHS and your left is the car's LHS. 8)
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?

I agree with 'ManyMinors' that a leak at the exhaust/manifold joint shouldn't stop the car starting. It might well cause it to pop a bit on the overrun. But assuming everything is set up properly (timing, plug and points gaps, carb, coil connections etc.) the clue might be in your comment 'the coil'...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust - Top of Battery Tray
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Rust - Top of Battery Tray

I have used boiling water successfully and the simple answer is to remove the battery from the car first and do it outside. When its all clean and dry, clean up the battery clamps and vasoline over the battery poles as suggested by 'ManyMinors'...........
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1744

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Yes, and, even though I own a lovely SII, I do think the one-piece screen looks better on a Minor, as the split-screen looks a bit 'fussy' on such a small car. But as I said, split-screens do bestow a certain period charm to the older models, even though they are prone to leaks..... :-?
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virginia Beach LCV Resto
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Virginia Beach LCV Resto

For those who pay less attentio to servicing then the warning light could be useful, although such people probably wouldn't know what it meant Ha ha, that's funny! :D But you do have to wonder - many of these poor old cars were severely neglected back in the day when they were run as cheap old 'ban...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1744

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Well, there were plenty of British cars with single-piece windscreens in the 40's. Maybe the split-screen was just a carry-over from the American cars that influenced Issigonis' design? And the trafficators were actually discontinued in August 1961.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual engine prefix
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: unusual engine prefix

I think a 99 prefix denotes a 998cc engine. So, yes, I believe your engine was originally a 948cc.
For Minors, it is quite simple: 8 = 803cc, 9 = 948cc and 10 = 1098cc.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1744

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Maybe the split windscreen and the small rear window weren't such great ideas. They did do away with them once the 1000 came into production. The trafficators were also a bit old-fashioned for such an otherwise forward looking design - and they too were done away with later. Of course, now, split wi...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual engine prefix
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: unusual engine prefix

No, I doubt it is anything to do with Australia.
As I understand it, 9 refers to engine capacity, A for Austin, U to denote central gear change and H for high compression.
I guess you have an Austin engine fitted......
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Engine misfire advice

Fit the gasket copper face up - and I lightly greased mine too. Assuming there has been no damage, if you clean the block and head as best you can it will be fine.
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 35
Views: 747

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Is it possible that your battery dropped to 12.2v after trying to unsuccessfully start the engine several times? It is unlikely, although possible, that a new battery would have failed so soon after purchase. If now with a fully charged battery the starter is whirring round but not turning the engin...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Dash/Instrument light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Dash/Instrument light switch

Looky here: http://www.morrisminorspares.net/shop_item.php?ID=4906 :D
Or club spares should have one........maybe a bit cheaper than the Bull Motif one?
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

If it were me, I would keep them on seperate switches as you may not always want the trafficators to come out every time you sgnal. For my car I got a switch like this one: http://www.morrisminorspares.com/electrical-c54/indicators-flasher-switches-c60/semaphore-trafficator-switch-lucas-p829883 and ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's Wedding
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Son's Wedding

My MG Midget was once used to take a groom to his wedding, me being best man. I doubt either of us will perform those jobs again (And you might say that we didn't do a great job last time, as the marriage lasted only 8 years). I wouldn't feel bad about that - your job was to get the groom to his we...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting Handle
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Starting Handle

Unless originality is paramount to you, and you want the later red type with a wheel brace at the other end, try and find a (black) handle from a SII as these have a sleeve on the bit you grasp, which rotates as you crank. Kinder to the hands! Of course, don't wrap your thumb around the handle as yo...
by myoldjalopy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hand brake lever now too long
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Hand brake lever now too long

Asuming you have utilised the Minor 1000 transmission tunnel, then as you suggest, move the handbrake lever position back - or fit the later 1000 type handbrake lever.
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 9557

Re: Another van.

Lovely van! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?

This came up a while ago ago, and it seems that the Tech Tips is unavailable for some reason - and has been for some time. Maybe no-one thought to continue it after a website re-fresh? It can't be that hard to resurrect.........can it?