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by ianmack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: set of 5 wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: set of 5 wheels

How old are these tyres please?
by ianmack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 67
Views: 34546

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

I’d second Dryad’s comment. Having tried both mig welding is much better and easier than arc for work on thin sheet metal such as car bodies.
by ianmack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 67
Views: 34546

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Looking again at your photos I’m not sure that the tunnel has been cut to take a later gearbox. If you get a late gearbox cover panel it will show the shape you need.
by ianmack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 67
Views: 34546

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Hello and welcome, that looks like quite a project. I’m doing a ‘54 myself but it’s not so rusty. I’ll address your points in their order. The Morris Minor bonnet badge is correct for a ‘53 car. The Minor became known as Minor 1000 when the 948cc engine came in for the ‘57 model year. If you fit a 1...
by ianmack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Where to purchase cars?

Or perhaps I should say be careful whatever medium you are using.
by ianmack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Where to purchase cars?

You could try eBay, gumtree and car and classic. Be careful on eBay though.
by ianmack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Throttle Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Throttle Guard

The guard does indeed go above the shelf and having just compared with my s2 I think your yellow ring is just where one of the holes would have been. Reassembling mine it’s a bit of a puzzle which holes are original and which added by previous owners and working out what should go through which one....
by ianmack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

Wares will certainly do a rebuild for you but you ought to be aware that a good quality professional restoration can easily cost more than buying a car in good condition and ready to use and enjoy.
by ianmack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Fuel Gauge

Sometimes elderly guages stick and will respond to a gentle tap like a barometer. Failing that check the connections, then earth the wire at the tank to check the sender. When earthed the guage should read full. If the wiring and sender are ok the guage is faulty.
by ianmack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

I saw a restored panda yesterday and it had an ammeter, but since it was on an accessory type bracket below the dash I couldn’t tell if it was an original or subsequent fitment. The owner wasn’t with the vehicle to ask but if that was yours at Broughton Pageant I thought it was very nice.
by ianmack
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Front wing fixings

People have been known to use a couple of large self tapping screws. Possibly not as strong as the original fasteners though.
by ianmack
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This happened
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: This happened

Reminds me of the speedo I once had in an old car, not a Minor I hasten to add. At rest it read 30, in motion it read 80, whatever the speed. Only if you reversed would it actually return to zero. Made it a bit hard to observe speed limits.
by ianmack
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 987

Re: Starter Motor Woes

My sympathies. Unless you really want an auto I think a standard minor box and clutch might be your best solution.
by ianmack
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Self stirring left and right

Also check that the front shock absorbers are tightly bolted to the bulkhead. Are there any noises such as knocks?
by ianmack
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Self stirring left and right

Start by checking the simple stuff, tyres, tracking, check the joints and nuts and bolts for tightness through the mechanism. Examine the swivels and trunnions. Finally the steering rack.
by ianmack
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

I believe the panda cars varied somewhat as local forces had their own specifications. As quite a few survive does anyone have one with an original ammeter?
by ianmack
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1827

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

The Minor styling is said to derive from the 1941 Chevrolet which has a split screen. There were one piece screens before that but they were not very large and stood vertically. The split screen allowed a greater glass area and also a degree of streamlining in an era when aerodynamics was becoming u...
by ianmack
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Application for a registration certificate UVK 323
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Application for a registration certificate UVK 323

For DVLA to consider reinstating an original number they require some form of official document linking the original registration to the car’s chassis number or VIN. An old log book is ideal but if you haven’t got it your best bet is to see if original records survive from when the car was new. Befo...
by ianmack
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

If noone has ever seen an original factory ammeter they remain a mystery. As the 1970 book carries the BL logo I suppose it might have been intended when the diagram was drawn but perhaps they never got around to actually doing it.
by ianmack
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1827

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Large windows and flashing indicators came in during the mid fifties for most manufacturers. The large windows became possible for mass produced cars through developments in manufacture of curved glass. I don’t know why flashing indicators became standardised when they did but certainly the Minor wa...