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by IslipMinor
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct wing mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Correct wing mirrors

From the Body Parts List for the M1000 (not SII), the 'original' fitment wing mirrors appear to be 'round' (Tex 'MR' version) in shape: Wing Mirrors.jpg Probably made by Tex, who still make them: https://texautomotive.com/classic_exterior_mirrors.html I fitted the 'spring back' versions to our Minor...
by IslipMinor
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring harness/Loom check
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Wiring harness/Loom check

Autosparks also provide a new harness to the original specification by chassis number. I believe they will incorporate additional circuits as well. https://www.autosparks.co.uk/finder Your 1965 Minor will have PVC covered cables with a coloured braiding. Unless it has suffered physical damage, the b...
by IslipMinor
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 4499

Re: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit

Al, Reverting to your original question about reduced head thickness. If you have some new HT bolts and need the head reducing in thickness, I can do that very easily in the lathe - the plating will of course be removed from the head in the process! If you are anywhere near Oxford, I can offer a 'wh...
by IslipMinor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 4499

Re: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit

Phil,

The reference I made to '5' and 'S' is in the Ebay link - the listing header description says they are 'S' and the body description says they are '5'! I would expect the original bolts will be 'S' or 'T'.

50 lbf. ft. torque for a 7/16" UNF bolt is quite normal.
by IslipMinor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring harness/Loom check
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Wiring harness/Loom check

Autosparks will recover/re-braid your harness using exactly the same colours as the original. Not cheap, but not silly either, and they will cover whatever you send them, so any additions, modifications can all be incorporated and look like they were there all along. Excellent service the 2 times I ...
by IslipMinor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 4499

Re: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit

'R', 'S' and 'T' were the common high tensile grades for imperial bolts and setscrews. 'S' is a little lower in tensile strength than the current '8.8' and 'T' is identical. The link shows bolts to the US spec of Grade 5 (not S), which is also identical to the metric 8.8. 50 lbf. ft. is high for a 3...
by IslipMinor
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Morris 1000 Doors
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Morris 1000 Doors

Interesting! £1,000 per door could be that they do not want the job, or a straight attempt at a rip-off. We should be able to 'name and shame' on this board. When I started the restoration of our 1958 2-door Minor back in 1992, the LH door was beginning to shows signs of rot at the base, so I bought...
by IslipMinor
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!

How much should the car shake, rattle and roll? I only have one Minor to use as a basis for comment, and my wife bought it completely standard from my mother nearly 51 years ago. By comparison with my memories of it, it was no shakier, rattlier or more rolly than other cars at the time, and ride an...
by IslipMinor
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 499

Re: SERVO FITMENT

Harder pads? I had a Sunbeam Rapier MkII Convertible in the mid 60's, which had the standard drums brakes. They faded very easily with any mildly enthusiastic driving, so fitted the later MkIII front discs, which never included a servo. I also fitted Ferodo DS11 pads and VG95 rear shoes. They worked...
by IslipMinor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 499

Re: SERVO FITMENT

My logic for fitting a servo to our Minor after fitting disc brakes 20+ years ago was very simple - I did not want to have to 'get used' to a very different feeling to the brakes from a modern car, at the same time as I needed to stop quickly in busy traffic. Modern cars with ABS, brake assist etc.,...
by IslipMinor
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lower trunnion thrust washers
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Lower trunnion thrust washers

Al,

I always fit the chamfer outwards towards the suspension arms to provide a lead-in for the rubber sleeve.

Edit: There is also a good reason for it as Phil describes above!
by IslipMinor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Starting problem

Yes, it IS a very good point! My son is involved with the local Sailability charity in Oxford, which teaches disabled people to sail. They have a 1949 Ferguson TEA20 tractor (the ubiquitous 'little grey Fergie!) to tow the boats about, and it blew its head gasket a couple of weeks ago. After getting...
by IslipMinor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Softer Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Softer Ride

'Softer ride'? What year and model is your Minor? Dampers can make the suspension feel harsh/hard. What telescopic dampers are fitted and are they adjustable? At the front the standard torsion bars are very 'soft', and even with a slight upgrade to the Marina van bars, they are still pretty soft. Wh...
by IslipMinor
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!

Tootall, If you are anywhere in the Oxford area, you are very welcome to see how our convertible suspension 'feels' to you. It has polyurethane everywhere on on the suspension, front and rear - almost all the bushes are Superflex. To us it is 'firm', but not 'harsh', so would be interested to see if...
by IslipMinor
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 063 or 038 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: 063 or 038 ?

The 063 is 'correct' for a -ve earth in a Minor, allowing the battery terminals to be at the back, by the bulkhead, and away from the battery clamp. I would not fit one with the terminals at the front. An alternative to the standard positive earth 038 is an 057, which has around ~25% more Ah capacit...
by IslipMinor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover design A motor 948
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Timing cover design A motor 948

I use a 'modern' Castrol full synthetic oil in our 1380, and it does not leak from either timing cover or sump gaskets. I use a thin layer of non-setting gasket sealant, e.g. Hermatite, on the face between either the timing cover or sump pan and the gasket, and smear grease on the gasket where it me...
by IslipMinor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1118

Re: long distance driving

What went wrong with the Nodiz? I don't actually know for sure! I fitted it ~3 years ago and have been delighted with it, BUT very occasionally it would lose its synchronisation, and the engine would have to be switched off and restarted - a bit annoying on motorways! Also it had a slightly misfire...
by IslipMinor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1118

Re: long distance driving

Since the Minor restoration was completed in 1998, we have been all over Western Europe, some of Eastern Europe, the southern half of Scandinavia and all of the island of Ireland in the Minor over the last 21 years. Often as part of an organised classic car tour, the 'Euroclssic'. This year it was j...
by IslipMinor
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing

A PCV valve is used in conjunction with an inlet manifold port to reduce the level of vacuum in the crankcase. The port on the SU is already at a low vacuum, so no need for a PCV valve as well. The system you are proposing should work well, and is the same as the closed circuit arrangements used on ...
by IslipMinor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

Martin,

Before rushing out and changing the guides, what are the answers to the other questions? You may get away with it, if everything else is spot on.