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by cococola
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Stock Traveller Body shell
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: New Old Stock Traveller Body shell

I saw this video last week and what a fabulous collection he has,and then they showed the new body shell...wow fascinating :)
by cococola
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: LED FLASHER UNIT QUEERIE
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: LED FLASHER UNIT QUEERIE

Car is neg earth and Ive just ordered an electronic relay as the supplier advised that this would help :-?
The indicators work fine direct from the battery when I checked them.
by cococola
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: LED FLASHER UNIT QUEERIE
Replies: 3
Views: 187

LED FLASHER UNIT QUEERIE

Ive fitted side wing repeaters today which are led and after wiring them up to the front indicators,I find that the side repeaters are not working. I know that the wiring is correct and I believe that I need an electronic relay to make the lamps work? My original relay is a 3 pin and wonder if anybo...
by cococola
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Wing Mirrors

I have round wing mirrors on both Minors,which IMO match the round headlamps along with a peep mirror fitted to the drivers door frame.
I find these all very adequate for my driving and I tend to use them all.
by cococola
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake queery
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Brake queery

Thanks Steve Ive ordered a pair of front drums,Mintex shoes and a set of springs to try first. :)
by cococola
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake queery
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Brake queery

Hi Murray,many thanks for your reply. I can confirm that the shoes were all adjusted and brakes cleaned aproximately 400 miles ago,also no leaks present. I guess it sounds like replacement drums and shoes and if so, maybe it is worth replcing the front shoes and drums first and see how they perform,...
by cococola
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake queery
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Brake queery

I find that when I brake in my Morris convertible that I have a noise as it slows down almost as though a brake drum is distorted or out of true? I can also feel it through the brake pedal as I slow down. I wonder if anybody else has experienced this please or any comparisons of worn drums. I know t...
by cococola
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how many times can you T cut?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: how many times can you T cut?

The first time that I used claybay on a red car,I was amazed at the results. Its hard work but well worth it for the finish, just make sure that you seal the finish with a decent car wax.
by cococola
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

COMMANDER wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:15 am
I used a length of foam pipe lagging and covered with matching vinyl. I had made a new parcel shelf from 1/8 hardboard, covered with the matching vinyl. Also made new scuttle panels from the 1/8 board and likewise covered.
I did exactly the same and it works a treat 👍
by cococola
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Back door seal problems on 1968 traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Back door seal problems on 1968 traveller

When I replaced the wood set on my Traveller I had the same issue with this and I ended up buying some seal off a role from wollies trim supplies as I was worried about the long term effect with the wood joints. The seal was slightly thinner and cushioned nicely when closing the doors.
by cococola
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hood blown back
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: hood blown back

The day that I bought my converted convertible3 years ago,when the car was being delivered on the back of a transporter lorry the roof flew back and bent the frame. I bought an old frame off ebay and painted it first before fitting the old cover. I also replaced the screw in bolts with a pair of fli...
by cococola
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mag Wheels Vers Originality
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Mag Wheels Vers Originality

Another thing to consider is if you decide in the future to sell the car it limits choice in who buys the car due to personal preferences on how cars look imo. I had my wheels banded so that I retained the original style of the wheel but with a style twist in how the also look,again its personal pre...
by cococola
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 26
Views: 1892

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

Ive ordered many items from Andrew in the past and found him very efficient and reasonable to deal with. I did contact Andrew about 2 weeks ago via his own web page and he replied within the hour through his mobile phone link.
Hopefully he is not ill.
by cococola
Wed May 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf spring preservation
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: leaf spring preservation

Brilliant,Thanks Phil :D
by cococola
Wed May 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU Pancake filter: correct filter?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: SU Pancake filter: correct filter?

I have a very similar filter on my traveller and it works well for the last 12 months,however I had the same type of filter on my convertible and I had problems with hesitating and starting. I reverted back to the original as a result and had no further problems...why I dont know??
by cococola
Tue May 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf spring preservation
Replies: 2
Views: 176

leaf spring preservation

I wonder if I should be lubricating or greasing my leaf springs on my Minors and if anybody else treats them or just leaves them alone?
I did read about wrapping them by sealing lubricant into the springs which has got me thinking, should I do something with mine.
by cococola
Mon May 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Ebay fakers

.. and what riles me is that you can give them no less than positive feedback..... I had a recent time-waster that I had to reduce a price on a pair of mg vents for him.I ended up getting a neutral feedback from him complaining about postage costs! As a result ,I left him positive feedback with a m...
by cococola
Sun May 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Ebay fakers

After posting this message Les Ive had another one again since. Ebay do nothing about it aswell.
by cococola
Sun May 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Ebay fakers

What is it with Ebay these days?....I sell items on their website and I have had about half a dozen or so, odd bids over the last couple of months where a bid is placed and won by the bidder. I send an invoice and hear no more from them. I open a case against the bidder and then I can relist my item...
by cococola
Wed May 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bodges
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: Bodges

I bought a Minor 2 door about 8 years ago off ebay and the seller offered to deliver it from London for £100, bargain I thought so at 6.30am the following morning I get a knock at the door with the vehicle on the back of a trailer and in the dark. Unloaded and gone very quickly I found out why when ...