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by ManyMinors
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 31
Views: 941

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

I don't know where the story has come from. Somebody is confused. Charles Ware and ESM are not connected in any way.
by ManyMinors
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 339

Re: Alternator conversion

you still have to grovel on the floor with a screwdriver to adjust the clicker wheels. pointless waste of time in my book. fit discs and be done with it. check the fluid once a month and enjoy. Do you have discs on the back as well then? Have you eliminated the need to lubricate your swivel joints ...
by ManyMinors
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 31
Views: 380

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

A garage will help of course but our Morris Minor is used almost daily and lives outside all year round whatever the weather. It still starts without difficulty come rain or shine :)
by ManyMinors
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Alloy Kick panels

The sill rail and the kick panel should both be bolted on (and just a few self tapping screws along the top of each kick panel) so that they can be removed easily. They are only decorative really. Looking at your photos it appears that your car has had some extra panels welded on beneath the origina...
by ManyMinors
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Complete bare metal respray 54 split screen
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Complete bare metal respray 54 split screen

I'm not sure you could re-fit the glass if you'd fitted the weatherstrips first? Surely the metal channels at the bottom of the glass would prevent this?
by ManyMinors
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Alloy Kick panels

I suppose it is easier for people when carrying out paintwork repairs to paint everything the same paint colour. However, all the cars left the factory with silver coloured kick panels. The silver paint was used to most closely resemble the aluminium of the earliest cars - and it was easier to paint...
by ManyMinors
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor saves the day
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Minor saves the day

Good old Morris! We have had similar experiences! I suppose their reliability is largely due to their simplicity of design and use of well tried and tested components. I have never owned an unreliable Minor and we still use ours for foreign holidays in favour of our modern car. Largely this is becau...
by ManyMinors
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonding traveller panels to wood
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Bonding traveller panels to wood

I used 3M caulking strips on mine.
by ManyMinors
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 28
Views: 1017

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

I think that price simply goes to show the rarity, the demand and true value of these items. Personally, I don't think that price is unreasonable if they were in decent condition. IF new sets were ever produced (which is highly unlikely) how much would you expect to pay for them?
by ManyMinors
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hilda (original)
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Hilda (original)

On UK cars, towards the end of 1961. After that, the red rear lights were made to flash as indicators along with clear lights at the front. This is how Morris Minors were equipped for many foreign markets anyway. This system carried on for about 2 years until the introduction of the larger and much ...
by ManyMinors
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: 1958 charging problem

A 1958 car will originally have had those terminals. The dynamo is still a perfectly adequate charging system. I have the same on my car which is used almost daily. I assume you've checked the fanbelt tension already? The fault could also be within the voltage regulator. Get the system checked out a...
by ManyMinors
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: B post covering
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: B post covering

It depends on the age of the car I think. That area on my 1961 Traveller was body colour paint but I have seem later cars (probably late 1964 onwards when the heat-formed vinyl patterns were introduced?) where the pillar is covered in plain vinyl to match the rest of the interior.
by ManyMinors
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Absolutely correct and I have just checked in Ray Newell's Book. However we have a later 1960 blue 2 door in the branch with the earlier type switch / horn control - light on indicator body not on speedo- looks original too! Possibly a ‘what is in the parts bin on the day, model? Highly unlikely. B...
by ManyMinors
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Although the switch pictured above would have been correct for your 1957 car Mr Firedrake, it would NOT be correct for a 1960 model. The later type of self cancelling indicator stalk with the green warning light on the end was introduced in March 1959. (Chassis number 705622 according to the parts b...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Assuming your car was a UK supplied car, the trafficators on a 1960 model (there is no such thing as "original flashing trafficators", the trafficators simply lifted up, lit up, and then went down when switched off) were operated by the column switch with a green warning lamp on the end. From what ...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Yes it is, jaekl mentions the relay you would require. It is a Lucas DB 10. NO!! That isn't what you require to get the trafficators and the flashers to work off the same switch! That is the relay used to make the brakelights flash instead of adding orange indicators. The DB10 relay is nothing to d...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Assuming your car was a UK supplied car, the trafficators on a 1960 model (there is no such thing as "original flashing trafficators", the trafficators simply lifted up, lit up, and then went down when switched off) were operated by the column switch with a green warning lamp on the end. From what y...
by ManyMinors
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear heated window (Traveller)
Replies: 25
Views: 5209

Re: Rear heated window (Traveller)

The top piece has a slot cut into it to retain the glass. The glasses are simply slid up into that slot from beneath and the 3 fillets retain it in position. As you say, the glass has to be sealed all the way round :wink:
It was probably just old sealer which was holding the glass in position.
by ManyMinors
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Really?

Particularly when you can buy a new one stamped with whatever number you want for a tiny sum...........
by ManyMinors
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

I have never had to replace a tiebar on any of my own Minors! I do know that they can wear at the front if the bushes become worn and the tiebar effectively becomes slack, so they should be checked from time to time. When the bushes are badly worn, the metal tiebar rubs against the chassis mounting ...