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by neilmorey
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 4943

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

I still had the offcut of pipe in the garage, measured it with calipers and it measured as 5mm outside diameter. The 3/16 flaring tool did the job but checking just now it did feel quite loose in the bore. I've done some Googling and can't work out if both 3/16 and 5mm pipe exist or if they are the ...
by neilmorey
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 4943

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

Arjay, You can send an email to Jonathan at JLH, he's very helpful and never seems to take long to reply. He sent me a sketch and an email explaining the pipework modifications when I fitted the brake fluid reservoir. info@jlhmorrisminors.co.uk I bought a secondhand Bluepoint flaring kit on eBay and...
by neilmorey
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

I read some where ages ago that the VW switches were better quality than the Lucas ones for the Minor so I ordered one of these from ECP. Price has doubled in last 5 yrs.

https://www.eurocarparts.com/search/464630010

Used in conjunction with LED bulbs which reduces the current being drawn.
by neilmorey
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Modified 1275
Replies: 0
Views: 431

Modified 1275

by neilmorey
Sun May 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heated rear screen wiring?
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Heated rear screen wiring?

There's a good thread from years ago. With these discussions you need to read it all to get all the info on wiring diagram, relay, cable size, fuses but it is there. Until reading it I hadn't considered a relay could fail closed so having the tell tale on the heated window circuit may be best. https...
by neilmorey
Sat May 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fuel
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: fuel

Unfortunately finding Ethanol free fuel depends which refinery the base fuel comes from and where you live in the country. Below is copied from Esso website. "What is the ethanol content of your fuels? The majority of unleaded 95 Octane petrol sold in the UK contains up to 5% ethanol as required und...
by neilmorey
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 17
Views: 937

Re: Advice Needed Please

I had a strange pool of oil under the car before which I couldn't find an obvious reason for, it turned out a steering rack gaiter had split and let all the oil out. Although that shouldn't be as far forward as you have described?
Doubt it's brake fluid as you'd find that out pretty quick!
by neilmorey
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card

I used this for the first time a couple of weeks ago and got the discount. A welcome benefit when filling up any car.
by neilmorey
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

I had to do this job a couple of years ago and with new switch the indicators worked fine but the horn stopped working. It turned out the new earth connection was slightly bent and not making proper contact. I'm sure you'll check the indicators work but good to check the horn does too. Learned the h...
by neilmorey
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 2100

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

I was reading a back issue of Practical Classics this week and it had an article on Vauxhall FDs. Most of these seem to standard autos and a manual box was an option. Not sure I've seen one any time recently. Ventora looks interesting although 3.3l is a bit over your brief. https://www.classiccars4s...
by neilmorey
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit
Replies: 42
Views: 6436

Re: Mr Grumpy Brake Disc Kit

Having been bombarded by Photobucket telling me my account is over the limited I've done a bit of editting and it has restored most of the old photos to this post. The only one that had gone missing was the completed installation, see below. https://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g367/neilmorey8/DSC_0...
by neilmorey
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Temperature Gauge - suggestions please
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: New Temperature Gauge - suggestions please

Can't answer your question about compatibility with +ve earth but all wiring diagrams seem to show sender going to earth. I have the Smiths capillary gauge in my car, it is more expensive but adding up cost of electric gauge, sender and voltage stabiliser it may not be that much more? This seller on...
by neilmorey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MM sound insulation/proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: MM sound insulation/proofing

In case anyone is interested here are some images of the Noisekiller kit. All the parts laid out in the boot area and list of pieces plus image of passenger footwell piece in place. The footwell parts are loose laid, allows them to be removed for access to MC and gearbox floor bung. Other vertical p...
by neilmorey
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: dipswitch position
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: dipswitch position

I managed to find an indicator/ dip switch from an Austin 3l on eBay last year that has the flashing green lamp on the end like the original Minor one. There aren't many about but description was as follows: Austin 3 Litre 1969 1970 1971 NOS Lucas Turn Switch 35986 I've not got round to fitting it y...
by neilmorey
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MM sound insulation/proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: MM sound insulation/proofing

I bought the Noise Killer kit for the minor plus extra to do the rear of the Traveller. I haven't got as far as fitting it yet but it weighs a tonne.
by neilmorey
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What brand of Degreaser?
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: What brand of Degreaser?

I like the Bilt Hamber products although havent used on same scale you are talking about I've found it great cleaning smaller parts.
by neilmorey
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Rod for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Hot Rod for Sale

I have saved searches on eBay and this listing came up for a 1956 car fitted with a Zetec. My search is for alloy wheels so often comes up with cars for sale. Car is listed as MOT exempt which would have been correct pre-May as it is a pre1960 car but would the new buyer be able to drive it away giv...
by neilmorey
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 4339

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

You may already have set off on your journey by now so maybe I'm too late. I'd say route depends on how quickly you want to cover the distance and what you'd like to see. As a child living in Inverness before the A9 was modernised, (happening again 30+ yrs later- road improvement not childhood!) it ...
by neilmorey
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Branch Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Scottish Branch Rally

I understand that Scottish Branch Rally is on next weekend at Dunfermline but can't find any details on times, admission, etc anywhere. Is it a private event for Scottish Branch members only? I had a look at the Lathalmond website which I believe is the venue and they have next weekend listed as a T...
by neilmorey
Sun May 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which seats to choose
Replies: 20
Views: 5103

Re: Which seats to choose

I don't think there is a great choice of standard colours but I did think about trying leather dye to get a closer colour. Only when I took the original seats out did it become apparent they were completely different shades so not sure it is worth it. https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/Leather_Colour...