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by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ser11 semiphore switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Ser11 semiphore switch.

Yes, it is simply a case of making a connection to operate the trafficators. And breaking the connection again to turn the trafficators off. A two way switch would do the job fine. Maybe fit it under the dash?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 24
Views: 1611

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

The bottom two appear identical - and are both Lucas L488! And at 50p cheaper than the top one I would go for either of them :lol:
Although the top one appears slightly darker glass but that might just be down to the photographs?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

An oldie, but good one and still appropriate - SNAFU :(
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 40
Views: 597

Re: Disc brakes

And ditto - well said, 'geobernie'.......idiotic, cavalier drivers are far more dangerous than properly adjusted Morris Minor drum brakes. Disc brakes on moderns have not prevented the hundreds of thousands of annual car crashes on our roads, rural or otherwise. I've never crashed into a car in fron...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wild Goose hissing sound solved
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Wild Goose hissing sound solved

We like easy fixes! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sudden Death
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Sudden Death

Ignition on, first check you have 12v to the coil. If so, remove the lead to the dizzy at the dizzy and check you have 12v there. If so, suspect a fault in the dizzy. Check the 'pigtail' lead is robust and connected up properly. Carefully clean the points with very fine abrasive paper and check the ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wild Goose hissing sound solved
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Wild Goose hissing sound solved

Well done - result! :D
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Gremlins become too often
Replies: 38
Views: 726

Re: Electrical Gremlins become too often

Or work the price into the sale....but that means stating it needs a new loom when you try and sell the car. I'm still not sure it 'needs' a new loom but from a distance I can't know......
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: The awful joke thread

Old Morris Minor wreck went into the crusher. The horn sounded one last note as it died - A flat minor! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Must-have accessory!
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Another Must-have accessory!

Car Airbag Simulator.... what??? :o :-?
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Art
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: Morris Art

Hang on to it - if someone else gets hold of it they may 'upgrade' it to a digital one! :(
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leak from fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Leak from fuel pump

If it is old and leaking you might just as well get the full rebuild kit with all the gaskets, seals etc. and make, effectively, a new pump. Something like this, although currently out of stock: https://www.morrisminorcentrebham.co.uk/product/category/15/fuel-pump-repair-kit%3A--803cc%2C-948cc%2C-10...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine heater tap
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Engine heater tap

I have the old type tap and leave it open all year round, so the pipe connector would be fine with me. There is a school of thought that leaving the tap open gives better cooling at the rear of the engine and may be better for the heater matrix. My tap did leak a while back but I overhauled it and i...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 39
Views: 581

Re: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)

My experience of Minors is limited to my SII and I've always understood the pedal spacing is a little better on the latter cars, but could the 'cranked' brake pedal have been done because a previous owner had big feet that fouled the standard pedal spacing? Or did his big, heavy feet actually bend ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sudden loss of power when engine warm
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Sudden loss of power when engine warm

Assuming you have tried all the suggestions made in this post, I would question if the coil and rotor arm really are OK (I have known rotors to look good but periodically fail). If you can, try a new rotor arm and a good known coil. It might be worth trying a different condensor as some modern ones ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece

All I can say is that, in the past, I have run tubeless on standard Minor wheels for years without issue. But for no real reason, for the last 20 years I have been running tyres with inner tubes on standard wheels and the only problem I have had is I had a spate of tubes failing where they were rubb...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: No compression cylinders 1&2
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: No compression cylinders 1&2

Does sound as if the head gasket may have gone between 1 and 2. May as well lift the head for a look.
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen

Have a look under the back seat - you might find one of Ena's hairnets! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Modern!
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Too Modern!

Just for laughs now....a while ago I was out in the country in my 1955 Moggie and I stopped by the side of a quiet road to adjust the carb slightly when, to my surprise, a veritable parade of pre-war Austins came trundling past. The driver of the last car stopped and kindly asked me if I needed any ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Horn Tuning

He he, well that is interesting as it suggests the interval between the two horns is a minor third. Of course, some of the 'scariest' horn sounds are some of those found on American locomotives - real banshee wails!