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by myoldjalopy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Hello from north London!

It should warm up quicker than 20 mins - if you turn the heater on at the very start of your journey, you will be able to tell when the engine has warmed enough to open the thermostat by when warm air starts issuing from the heater. Chances are you do need a new sender gasket but it is worth just se...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: GSL526

My guess is the car has been slightly messed about with during its life (which is not unusual). I note the number on the engine doesn't exactly match that on the plate - on the engine it ends H51812, but on the plate it ends 1151812. The air filter is from a 948cc engine so I guess the original 803c...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: leather seats
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: leather seats

by myoldjalopy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help for Identify
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Help for Identify

Yes, you are right about the chrome, John, but surely it should read 'empty' with the ignition off (as in Sandun's picture there are no ignition/oil lights on)?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help for Identify
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Help for Identify

Sandun I agree with you. If the fuel guage (meter) is showing 'full' when disconnected from the sender, then I think the guage is faulty. As for the correct sender unit, for these early speedos/guages this is the one: http://www.morrisminorspares.com/fuel-system-c74/fuel-carburettor-c75/petrol-tank-...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Traveller has an MoT :)
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: My Traveller has an MoT :)

Indeed, my thoughts concur with those of 'ManyMinors'. Whilst some swear by these electronic gizmos, there have been plenty of posts here about the failure of such items. At least with the old points set-up you have a good chance of fixing by the side of the road - especially if you carry a spare se...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Hello from north London!

" Of course if it were only legal, 240v to the door handle would be my preference." Or the door locks when the thief gets inside and shuts it and then the car is filled with poison gas...... but I guess that's not legal either! And either way, bad news if you forget to immobilise the system when you...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help for Identify
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Help for Identify

Hello Sandun, To my eye that looks correct for a 1955 car, except that silvery plate in the centre - and the needle - look like later additions - someone has tinkered with it at some point is my guess. Normally, they look like the last picture in this link: http://www.newoldcar.co.uk/index.php/70-fe...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter

True! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor saloon 4 door 1957
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Morris Minor saloon 4 door 1957

Hi Max, Right, that is definately an early 1000 with the large rear window. Now, from your photos, it looks to me like you have a four hoop headlining. So, if you do have the four hoops, then ESM show 'Headlining-Saloon 1956/57 Large Rear Window 4-Hoops (CREAM/BEIGE) Part No: TRM122A' But not in sto...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlining four door saloon
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Headlining four door saloon

Yes, I am surprised that, given the wide range of interiors that they do supply, Newton Commercial don't do the headlining in the correct material for the early 1000's and, indeed, for the split-screens. It is disappointing that they only do a grey - which might look OK - or a fleck material which, ...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlining four door saloon
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Headlining four door saloon

If the car truly is a 1957 model then it will be an early 1000 with the larger rear window....the crucial clue will be that it does not have a split-windscreen in front.
by myoldjalopy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

The pre filled ones contained Carbon tetrachloride which produced phosgene gas to starve the fire of oxygen. Iirc they were for engine fires, you sprayed on the extinguisher and quickly shut the bonnet. If you want to empty one, do it outside on a windy day. Phosgene, produced by mixing carbon mono...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

Yes, it does seem a bit unlikely that "four out every 1000 owners of the distinctive car had a drink or drug driving conviction over the past year, the survey by MoneySupermarket found." And how would you even get that figure? Were 1000 Minor drivers stopped last year by the police and tested for dr...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parcel shelf
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Parcel shelf

Coolio! 8) I thought they should be there...
If you have a willing assistant it will make it much easier as you really need one person in the car and one working from the engine bay. And take the front seats out to improve access.....
by myoldjalopy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parcel shelf
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Parcel shelf

Normally, the folded lip you refer to is fitted with little rivets that come through the bulkhead (some people have used small nuts and bolts instead). So there *should* be little holes - have another look. See my post here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=65935
by myoldjalopy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

Extraordinary! On a more positive note, a girlfriend once showed my an article that claimed that Morris Minor drivers were likely to make the best boyfriends..... :D
by myoldjalopy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1958 2 door, rolling resto
Replies: 25
Views: 1201

Re: 1958 2 door, rolling resto

That car looks much better with the earlier rear lamps! In my opinion, it is slack and careless to fit the later lamp units when wings are replaced on the real old-timers and it just looks ugly and wrong. But it has become quite common now...... :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery misfire
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Mystery misfire

Thanks for coming back and glad you got it sorted. Nice easy fix too - we like them! :D
by myoldjalopy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery misfire
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Mystery misfire

If "all was OK previously" (hopefully not a long time ago) and you have noted a leaky vacuume pipe connection, then that leak is the prime culprit. It may be a nice, easy fix!