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by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

Except they'll all agree it is vulnerable to rot and decay if neglected! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

The original BMC handbook states: "Re-varnish the woodwork annually, using varnish recommended.... Sand the original varnish with 320 grade wet-and-dry paper, used dry" I doubt many adhered to that practice, especially in the longer-term. If they had, I suspect there would be more travellers about ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: There s a hole..
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: There s a hole..

I don't know how big your aperture is, but there's a slight chance that the bung for the hole behind where the battery sits might fit? It was, according to ESM's website, used in MMs and SIIs but not later cars. If you measure your hole diameter, ESM may be able to confirm if this would fit it or no...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: emblem color
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: emblem color

Probably worn away after all these years - mine is similar, but a little blue still left on it.................
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ash Tray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ash Tray Position

Try poking about with a bradawl?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ash Tray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ash Tray Position

There is a pic of mine in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70434
But bear in mind it is a SII and is set at right angles compared to later models - nor sure which model you have?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Petrol sender unit
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Petrol sender unit

Hello Bill, I can only give you my experience. When I replaced my cork gasket, it started to leak when I went to fill up with fuel, so I tightened up the screws a bit and it stopped. But a few weeks later the same thing happened, so I tightened it up again and that cured it for good. It might help t...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The truth will out
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: The truth will out

Of course, they had no idea of what caused The Black Death back then and had little idea of how to deal with it - apart from running/hiding from the infected. Today, the bacterium (Yersinia pestis) which transmitted the disease from rats to humans would be treated with anti-biotics (although bacteri...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The truth will out
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: The truth will out

I have been thinking about it for years, John! Now the folly of unsustainable population growth is laid bare........ :(
by myoldjalopy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

philthehill wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:55 am
The old Scammel Constructors that I used to repair had a large white painted hand with a pointy finger on the N/S of the cab - when you wanted to indicate that you were about to turn left you pulled a cable and the hand rose up and pointed left. :D
Phil

Funtastic! Like living in cartoonland! :D
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door draught excluder
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: door draught excluder

Like you, my guess is green to match the carpet and the paintwork....but that is only a guess. Maybe a MM expert will be along soon to advise.....
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Side lamps series 2

The later Lucas L488 (flat glass) and L594 "beehive" lights do not have the tabs. For these lamps, the metal base doesn't secure the lens or bezel at all. The rubber has much more of a lip which does indeed hold the lens more securely and then a bright metal rim is added to a second groove in the r...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

Were there ever any cars with a cable operated trafficator? That sounds even more eccentric than the trafficators we know and love on the earlier Minors!
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Side lamps series 2

Thank you for the illustrations, 'ManyMinors' - your case is very convincing! The picture at the top of this thread appears to show at least one tab, and the image in 'geobernie's link definately shows two. I wonder if my lamps have them - and whether the 'beehive' type of orange lenses, primarily u...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

Whilst we wait for the OP to come back (if he does), I have a question - would the mechanism which operates the trafficators be described as a solenoid?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Side lamps series 2

My original bezels sit snugly in their new rubbers, if I remove them the lenses come out as well........ I have to admit I have never heard of the lamp bases securing the lenses of a sidelight in place before............ Best wishes, Mike. Well, that is what I thought, and I've never seen a manual ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door draught excluder
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: door draught excluder

What colour are the door panels and carpet?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door draught excluder
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: door draught excluder

Yes, correct! Momentary lapse of brain cells! I should know, having had a black Minor with red trim and a blue one also with red! :oops:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Side lamps series 2

Thank you for confirming that 'ManyMinors'.......I suspect many are held in place by rust! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door draught excluder
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: door draught excluder

The draught excluder colour should (roughly) match the paint colour. Never seen a rubber over the dip switch, so I say no......