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by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Fuel spill

I do believe that modern pumps skeet out the petrol at a higher pressure than in days of yore............. :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: seats
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: seats

Dick - club spares might be interested......try contacting Bryan Gostling, forum name 'sparesman'. He lives in Norfolk so not so far from you...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split screen
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Split screen

And 9 bids to date. Let's hope it goes to someone who will sensitively restore it rather than break it..........
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Fuel spill

We did! See above..........
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Fuel spill

As above. Don't stick it in too far :oops: Plus - slow down rate of delivery as you approach a full tank. The issue is common one on Minors and the easy solution is to take more time and care when filling up.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rack gaiter
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Rack gaiter

The Minor steering rack was designed to take Hypoid 90 oil so I would hazard a guess that the gaitor is of poor quality. I seem to recall other posts reporting early failure of these items. Some do use grease instead of the hypoid oil specified in the service manuals, so you could try it, but I supp...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Fuel Economy

Those are good results. My 948 engine will return between 39 and 41 miles/gallon in mixed driving conditions - including lots of steep hills round here! If fuel consumption drops, I find a service of plugs and points and setting the valve clearances brings it back up. Running on under-inflated tyres...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: DERBY CLUB OPEN DAY SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: DERBY CLUB OPEN DAY SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER

philthehill wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Clap Hands is now old hat the new in thing is Jazz Hands :roll:
Ha ha! Excellent! I'd better get jazz hands wipers for my old splittie too :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Clutch Adjustment

Many thanks, Phil. Really helpful advice, as ever. :)
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Clutch Adjustment

My free pedal travel is too great but I can't remember (or get my brain in gear) which way to screw the adjusting nut to reduce the amount of free travel :-? Is it turned towards the back or towards the front of the car? I know I could find out by trial and error but would be better to do it right f...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split screen
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Split screen

The second car - what that dog looks like it just did (mistook a car for a tree) won't help restore it! :o
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Squealing Fan Belt
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Squealing Fan Belt

Talcum powder may make the old engine smell a bit sweeter too. I know we like to pamper our cars :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch and Brake pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Clutch and Brake pedals

Gentlemen - this is all most illuminating, but the OP didn't want to remove the gearbox. So, for the sake of clarity for 'meganwilkinson2008', I repeat that it is entirely possible to remove the clutch and brake pedals with the gearbox still in the car. It is, however, necessary to take up the carpe...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Squealing Fan Belt
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Squealing Fan Belt

The usual remedy in such a case is to tighten the fanbelt but it may be that with an old, oily engine the belt tension is correct but oil has got on the belt causing it to slip. In such a case, remove the belt and clean off all the oil on the pulleys and the belt itself and re-set to the correct tig...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch and Brake pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Clutch and Brake pedals

You don't need to remove the gearbox - but you will have to take up the carpet and remove the gearbox cover plate in the floor.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Minor Setback
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: A Minor Setback

Ah yes, but in this case it wasn't the coil but the condensor! However, a recent post by 'geobernie' concludes that his unfortunate breakdown was due to "an intermittent Coil winding" Gasp - it was the coil! :o :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Minor Setback
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: A Minor Setback

Mmm, wonder how long the 'Lucas' condenser that I've just fitted will last then. Think I'd perhaps better get the Distributor Doctor version as my new spare. :-? I think that would be a very good idea. His condensors and other stuff are top quality and ultra-reliable. I fitted a DD condensor about ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Minor Setback
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: A Minor Setback

I agree with 'Many Minors' on the quality of some parts, and condensors in particular have had a bit of a bad reputation in the past for early failure. The best ones I have found are from Distributor Doctor. His points are great too! His parts are more expensive than the crappy ones but well worth i...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Water into numberplate lamp body.
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Water into numberplate lamp body.

Rob - you're not alone...see this previous discussion: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=65863 I did have to use sealant in the end to stop the water. Apart from things not being exact regards size/shape nowadays, the old original gaskets were in one piece. The new ones with ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing 803 1954 series 2
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: timing 803 1954 series 2

Yes, you can remove the dizzy without upsetting the timing if the bolt which passes through the split clamp at the base of the dizzy is left undisturbed. Just remove the two bolts which secure the dizzy to the engine block and it will come out with the split clamp still attached. Do not turn the eng...