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by ianmack
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting ride height - any tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Setting ride height - any tips?

This advice is coming a bit late in your case but if removing a torsion bar it is possible to move the arms at both ends inwards a little and remove the bar and arms without losing their positions on the splines. Or you can put on a dab of paint to mark the positions for reassembly.
by ianmack
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is moggy insulting?
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Is moggy insulting?

Mine had a flat battery this morning. I just knew it had taken umbrage at something!
by ianmack
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Original equipment

I think there were variations over the years but there was a jack and a tool which combined wheelbrace, starting handle and jack spanner, and there was also a tool for removing hubcaps which may have been included. Jacking arrangements were different on the early cars. There was a supplementary tool...
by ianmack
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: v5 error
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: v5 error

by ianmack
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: v5 error
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: v5 error

Oh dear. There are so many of these stories about dvla nowadays. Vehicles registered under the earlier procedures were mostly put on the dvla computer record during the 70s and 80s. Much of the data was hastily copied from old documents and inaccuracies are commonplace as they seem to have been pret...
by ianmack
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 24
Views: 524

Re: A bit cheeky

Of course we must remember that those who buy at Pebble Beach live and think in a slightly different world from the rest of us...

‘Well, ah’d a gotten me a Pierce Arrow an a couple o’ them Duesenbergs so then ah figured to spend the change on someptn ah could actually drive around in...’
by ianmack
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 24
Views: 524

Re: A bit cheeky

moggiethouable wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:35 am
Then I spotted this, maybe we undervalue our moggies.
https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/car-for- ... lue-4-door
Ah but, most of us haven’t bothered to polish the underside. :D
by ianmack
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: An Essential Spare?

<t>Any part might fail but some are much more likely to than others. If I thought every part was going to fail I would have found a new hobby years ago. There are plenty of hundred year old cars still with many original parts. Replacement can be determined in various ways, mileage for plugs and filt...
by ianmack
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 24
Views: 524

A bit cheeky

The Automobile magazine takes itself quite seriously and is seldom given to levity. This month’s issue has a report on the auctions at the prestigious Pebble Beach event in California. Some of the world’s most desirable cars changed hands with prices going into seven figures. They couldn’t resist th...
by ianmack
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: An Essential Spare?

I had a clutch linkage fail once, it’s surprising how slowly a mog can go in top gear if it has to. In my case the part that went was the metal plate that holds the rubber bush in place. The clutch linkage isn’t one of the mog’s strongest points and I can’t help thinking that if you are concerned ab...
by ianmack
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pancake filter advice
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Pancake filter advice

I think there are quite a few manufacturers of the pancake filters from high tech racing outfits to cheapie third world producers. There probaby isn’t a consistent type to compare with the standard mog filter, and even these have several different kinds.
by ianmack
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 47
Views: 759

Re: Circular heater

When running the fan motor makes a whirring noise, rising with speed and bearing wear. Silence means it’s not going.

If it works you can also feel air blowing out.
by ianmack
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin confusion!
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Vin confusion!

Vehicles registered under the earlier systems were mostly put on the dvla record during the 70s and 80s. In those days there were many inaccuracies and yours is probably a dvla typo.
by ianmack
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 83
Views: 2202

Re: Axle tramp

If nothing external can be seen to be wrong drain the axle and gearbox oil and see if anything else coes out.
by ianmack
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 904

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

I had a 1500 Maxi for a while in the seventies as a junk-hauler. As a classic? No, I wouldn’t bother.
by ianmack
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotten Midget 1275 donor car
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Rotten Midget 1275 donor car

Many thanks.
by ianmack
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotten Midget 1275 donor car
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Rotten Midget 1275 donor car

That number was meant to be a link but it doesn’t seem to have worked like that. It’s just listed as MG midget.
by ianmack
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotten Midget 1275 donor car
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Rotten Midget 1275 donor car

There’s a mechanically complete MG Midget on ebay and it’s not dear (at the moment anyway). As it has j reg I think it should be a 1275cc
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by ianmack
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 55
Views: 1314

Re: Bojo the Cloan

Interesting choice of backdrops for Bojo’s speechifying over two days. Yesterday the police, supposedly not political but also usually seen as reliable and trustworthy whereas Boris..... Today, seeking something more appropriate he poses with a bull. Of course both of them produce a great deal of bu...