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by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: carpet underfelt

The latex-based felt does claim that the 'latex backing on one side offers a slight moisture barrier....' but, of course, if it is for carpet underlay/sound deadening, this would not be necessary if the car is bone dry internally - no leaks!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Engine Paint Colour

My engine has been painted black - so you can't see the oil leaks 8)
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: If I were you...

Oil pumps can fail. The later oil pumps do not have the woodruff key to secure the rotor to the drive shaft. They are secured to the drive shaft by an interference fit. If the oil is thick say on a cold morning the drive shaft can turn and the rotor stays static resulting in the oil pump failing. I...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: carpet underfelt

by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: If I were you...

Just out of curiosity - are oil pumps prone to failure? I've never had one fail in 37 years of 'minoring' (four different vehicles), although I've had almost everything else go wrong at some point! :-?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 5275

Re: Electronic Ignition

The reason some convert to electronic ignition is due to failure of sub-standard components in the points set-up - especially condensors and rotor arms which have had a bad press in the past. I've certainly had a couple of early failures of rotors. Therefore, I suggest you get all your ignition comp...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 504

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

Sweet! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Mystery Overheating

Chappers wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:53 pm
SteveClem wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 pm
An enchanted stream is a nice thought :wink:
As long as there isn’t a naked old hag rising from it with a sword in hand shouting for someone called Arthur....😳
Weell..... I was thinking more ambient birdsong, a carpet of flowers under some magic trees.......and talking animals. :-?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 504

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

....and some handlebars in place of the steering wheel too..?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Mystery Overheating

'split top hose'- yes, but that's not a mystery overheating! :wink:
Interesting though that at least three of us had cars that seemed to fix themselves - how cool is that!!? 8)
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1252

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Post in 'wanted' section of this messageboard and/or ring round the various suppliers - if they haven't new ones, they may have some second-hand ones knocking about. Or try club spares - 'sparesman' has a lot of older Minor spares in his various sheds! :D
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1252

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Like I said above: The original way that the centre pillar is secured is that studs are screwed into the outer pillar and cross-headed sleeve nuts are then screwed onto the studs to pull the inner metal finisher up to the outer pillar (with the two rubbers sandwiched in between). The heads of these ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Blimey

They say "This Minor is as original as they come." No it isn't, at minimum it has a late steering wheel and a later engine! :-?
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1252

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Short of taking the whole lot out again and bunging the rubber in hot water, a hairdrier may be safer than a heat gun, which is very fierce. You don't want to blister that nice paintwork. I had mine done about 5 years ago and the guy said it was 'fiddly', took him and his mate about three hours, but...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

Love his comment: "I don’t think it’ll start easily." :o :roll: :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1252

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

The original way that the centre pillar is secured is that studs are screwed into the outer pillar and cross-headed sleeve nuts are then screwed onto the studs to pull the inner metal finisher up to the outer pillar (with the two rubbers sandwiched in between). The heads of these sleeve nuts sit flu...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

Meanwhile I note that members haven't yet commented whether clear lens are available to replace the "beehive" type front side lights, be they original Morris Minor or other BMC models eg Mini, or what? Looky here:https://www.morrisminorspares.com/electrical-c54/front-sidelight-flasher-c57/lens-dome...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weak spark possible short?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Weak spark possible short?

And an insulating washer on top of the spring blade as well, to prevent the LT wire shorting out the points? Bit of a long shot but I once had a non-starter traced to the contact plate screw washer having fallen into the dizzy (after fitting new points) and shorting the points. As soon as I saw it a...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Mystery Overheating

I don't disbelieve your anecdote, but still not convinced that a vehicle could run so many miles (over 70 in my case) without overheating trouble if the thermostat was stuck shut. Even if that was the case, I can't see how a thermostat would stick shut, then open itself and work perfectly for severa...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Mystery Overheating

Thanks for the replies. I doubt the thermostat could have stuck on as I was already 70 miles into my journey and all had been well up until then, so it must have been open. Coolant level low is possible, but not sure why, as it was OK subsequently, so there can't have been any leaks. I don't think I...