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by cococola
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 26
Views: 1857

Re: Not what they used to be!

Where was that in Hockley Heath please , I know the area well from the 1950s through to now but I cant place it . Just curious ! If you turn right off the Stratford Road in Hockley Heath village by the old Pearsons Hardware stores down school road and follow the road to the end (Illshaw Heath) and ...
by cococola
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 26
Views: 1857

Re: Not what they used to be!

I used to visit a scrapyard in Hockley Heath which was a good old fashioned place, I climbed 2 cars to remove a pair of front wings for my 1st car a Renault 4, at the same time filling my toolbox with switches and fixings!
by cococola
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

How did you attach them back in? My glove boxes are a little lose inside and wander around...!!
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I just used the existing screw holes an rescrewed the glove boxes to the metal frame, you may need to poke the hoes on the new lining to fit.
by cococola
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steel or fibreglass
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Steel or fibreglass

Thanks for the replies guys. As I had already purchased fibreglass I was having a wee touch of the collywobbles.but feel a lot better now! I wouldnt worry too much about the fibreglass wings, I have fibreglass on my convertible front and rear and nobody would notice the difference tbh. The only dif...
by cococola
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7364

Re: get you home bodges

I gave up with my heater valve and fitted the brass tap used on earlier models instead. No problem since :) .
You would think that a replacement valve could be made to a decent standard though wouldn't you :-?
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I did exactly the same on my Convertible as 2 previous heater valves leaked :x
by cococola
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7364

Re: get you home bodges

Loving the bodge stories..how creative we all are :D
by cococola
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller wood frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Traveller wood frame.

Before I replaced my wood earlier this year someone suggested that I buy the Morris minor traveller book written by Ray Newell. It was invaluable to me and gives step by step aswell as tips of replacing the wood frame. A godsend to me.
by cococola
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E-type style Dashboard metal ?
Replies: 21
Views: 350

Re: E-type style Dashboard metal ?

I do like that E type dash meshing in the first picture. :D
by cococola
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Morris Minor

Well done Earling! Now its time to enjoy one of the best classic cars every made. :D
by cococola
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior colour change
Replies: 15
Views: 297

Re: Interior colour change

Great points by manyminors, I sold one of my old minors some years ago to a student and the car was spot on. After 2 weeks I received a letter with a long list of faults which were more characteristics of these cars or..poor brakes. When I replied to the list there was nothing out of the ordinary so...
by cococola
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

Thats good news Martin and Im sure the Redex will help too.
by cococola
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7364

Re: get you home bodges

My bodges that come to mind are a Rover 800 drivers wiper arm snapped off so I swapped the smaller passenger side one to get me from Torquay to home. A mk1 Ford escort exhaust silencer mounting snapping so I used my belt to tie it up..ruined when I got home! The loss of coolant in my old Moggie whic...
by cococola
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 10393

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

Ive really enjoyed the new series and I think the 3 new presenters are a good mix.
I would like a classic car road test section though.
by cococola
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

Hi Joe welcome to te wonderful world of Morris Minor :D
by cococola
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

My intermittent cutting out and non start when it wanted to resulted in a faulty coil lead.
by cococola
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

That's a weird one Martin I'm glad that it wasn't a head gasket problem, I wonder if there is some lube that you can use to avoid the problem happening again?
by cococola
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: Exhaust clamp leak causing starting problems?

Just to throw my tuppence worth in I had a similar problem with starting where my car was difficult to start or wouldn't start and I found after checking the ignition side of things and checking leads, the fault was a 3 month old Accuspark coil lead giving poor connection to the coil. I have replace...
by cococola
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing front seats in traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Removing front seats in traveller

Hi Suzie, you just undo the bolt from the inside of the car that secures the two seat brackets.
The captive nuts are what the bolts screw into under the floor welded underside so just spray some wd40 into the threads when they are undone.
by cococola
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

That's really interesting and something that I never knew.
by cococola
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

That's really interesting and something that I never knew.