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by myoldjalopy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

The clothes peg 'technology' is frequently seen in a Minor but the choke knob *should* stay out on its own. However, this doesn't always work, especially if the choke cable has been fitted to the carb without twisting the cable about half a turn clockwise, which is how it is supposed to allow for di...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

You don't need to leave the car idling on the drive with the choke out until the engine is warmed up - in fact, that is considered bad practice and not good for the engine. Just start the engine with the choke out, drive off and progressively push the choke in until the engine is at normal operating...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 236

Re: Alternator conversion

Plenty of information about alternator conversions on the net - just search. What they may not all tell you though is to swap the coil connections around to deal with the polarity change. You will get a spark if you don't do this, but it won't be as strong - and, therefore, less efficient.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Alloy Kick panels

"...on the assumption that all is OK, give it a good waxoyl coating and then fit a bung."
Before fitting a bung, make sure the drain holes underneath are present and unclogged.........
by myoldjalopy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: 1958 charging problem

If you are charging the battery up to around 12.6v and it has lost its charge by the morning, then the battery is suspect. Take it to a battery place and have it checked over. If the battery is OK, the dynamo can be checked by removing the fan belt and then removing the cover of the voltage regulato...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Clattering noise

Yes, I too have been wondering about the exhaust as 7" of water might well affect it. But the OP says that it "sounds like a tobacco tin full of bolts is on top of one of the pistons ". But we don't know if he has definitely pinpointed the noise to that specific area, or if its a bit of a guess. I k...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Clattering noise

"It makes the noise when I rev the engine in neutral but not as much, I've tried doing it from the carb to no avail, it's only at higher revvs or load whilst moving." If you can produce the noise using the accelerator, it should be possible to obtain the same engine revs via the carb throttle conne...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Clattering noise

Are you sure the noise is definitely coming from the engine? Have you tried revving it from the carb inside the engine bay to try and pinpoint the noise?
by myoldjalopy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: All in the name of art!

Love the sales pitch - "With a nice distressed look".......yeah, right! :roll:
by myoldjalopy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Clattering noise

I'm wondering if water got inside the exhaust pipe? Maybe causing back-pressure.......could the head gasket have gone between two cylinders? That can sound like a clattering noise on acceleration.....
by myoldjalopy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Clattering noise

'oliver90owner': "BTW, is it a ‘51 or’56 model? Your posts seem to be somewhat undecided on this." We must assume it is 1951 as OP says its a side-valve. If it really was 1956 it would be an OHV engine (I can't believe anyone would retro-fit a side-valve engine to a later car........but I suppose an...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

'shabskay'- As mentioned above it is, of course, possible to get both the trafficators and the flashing indicators to work off the same switch. However, you may wish to consider that it is not always desirable to have trafficators flicking out every time you want to indicate. They are quite vulnerab...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 591

Re: 803 cc oil filter

Possibly Club Spares has a 'proper job' NOS one or more? Would be worth checking.................
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: PETROL

Probably a waste of money on a standard Minor.............
by myoldjalopy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: replacing engine steady bar

As per 'Phil-1954', I don't think there will be any problems just taking off and replacing the one nut, as long as the engine is cold when you do it.
by myoldjalopy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 591

Re: 803 cc oil filter

Well, if there is enough clearance that the alternator is nor rubbing/rattling against the filter then I wouldn't worry. But, if I recall correctly, there should be some sort of spring clip that is screw-tightened around the filter to secure it properly.....
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Or a wheelbrace...............
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glove box lid clips
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Glove box lid clips

You are almost certainly right 'liammonty'! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty fuel pump? Options??
Replies: 33
Views: 915

Re: Faulty fuel pump? Options??

My personal contribution to this debate (which seems to have veered away from fuel pump advice considerably!) is that owners will, and do, carry out various 'alterations/modifications' to their cars - as I have done, although I have always tried to ensure they are in keeping with the cars original a...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glove box lid clips
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Glove box lid clips

Depends on the style of the lid. The earliest ones for the 1000 did have the clips in the surround and a little indent in the lid into which the clip part snugged into when you shut it. The door in your link is a later design regards securing shut (and also has a chrome surround not on the earliest ...