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by neilmorey
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1019

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: 4989

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: 303

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: 679

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: 321

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: 679

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: 661

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: 311

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: 3175

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: 265

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: 4311

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...
by neilmorey
Sun May 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder reservoir cap sealing
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Master cylinder reservoir cap sealing

I will re-iterate - the threads are not there to seal against fluids. PTFE tape is also inappropriate - it is used for tapered, not parallel, threads as a sealant. Washers are required for parallel threads - that is why flat mating surfaces are provided! PTFE tape on parallel threads is a bodge. Th...
by neilmorey
Sun May 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which seats to choose
Replies: 20
Views: 4311

Re: Which seats to choose

Thought you might like to see the Streetka leather seats now fitted. There are various other threads where people have swapped the original feet around or fabricated new aluminium front mounts to lift them a bit higher. I went for a slightly different approach and asked JLH to supply a set of their ...
by neilmorey
Sat May 12, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder reservoir cap sealing
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Master cylinder reservoir cap sealing

Someone suggested PTFE plumbers tape to me and that did the job of sealing the threads when I fitted a similar reservoir kit.
by neilmorey
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: wiper blades
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: wiper blades

I ended up applying Rainex to the screen and with Lucas blades it does a reasonable job.
by neilmorey
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear inertia seat belts
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Traveller rear inertia seat belts

I did this last year, I bought Securon 264 belts from KCP. Have a look on their website and should be a big saving, they are seat belt suppliers so must get bulk discounts. http://shop.kcpcarandcommercial.co.uk/epages/100080302.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/100080302/Categories/"Seat%20Belts" There ar...
by neilmorey
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Which seats to choose
Replies: 20
Views: 4311

Re: Which seats to choose

They are not quite the same. I've discovered that the Streetka seats are handed compared to the standard Ka. The short seat runner is still on the outside for ease of access and seat belt anchorage on the long runner but the backrest catch is on the inside rather than the outside of the seat so need...
by neilmorey
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which seats to choose
Replies: 20
Views: 4311

Re: Which seats to choose

Has anyone fitted Ford Streetka seats to a 2 door or Traveller? There are quite a few for sale but noticed that the seats are installed so that the catch to tilt them is towards centre of car and not the door. The Streetka is a 2 seater but wondering if they in fact tilt and Ford just swapped them a...
by neilmorey
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: USA CLASSIC - HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: USA CLASSIC - HELP

This should be a good source for 6v bulbs. http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffyleds.htm I made high level brake lights for my traveller using motorcycle tail lamps. They were a Chinese import and used an unusual bulb fitting but got them eventually. Similar lamps here, but also have a look at eBay o...
by neilmorey
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lighting Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: Lighting Issue

Thanks, switch seems most likely to me too as everything works independently but not together. Just odd it should go at this point.