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by ManyMinors
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3808

Re: Front wing replacement

A very neat alternative.
by ManyMinors
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3808

Re: Front wing replacement

It is the same piping - but a shorter length is required for the front. Front wing piping was only fitted on Series MM and early Series 11 cars. Not Minor 1000s. The factory started simply using a caulking sealant for the front wing seam instead. No reason why you can't use a length of wing piping i...
by ManyMinors
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?
Replies: 29
Views: 350

Re: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?

I happily accepted the offer too. Once we are allowed out and about I will feel more comfortable meeting with others. I cannot imagine why anybody would turn it down. I felt no side effects at all. Good job done :)
by ManyMinors
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19265
Views: 1029407

Re: Word Association

Eyed
by ManyMinors
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two wires left in the engine compartment
Replies: 17
Views: 298

Re: Two wires left in the engine compartment

I think that is the speedo cable actually, but that earth wire would normally be attached to one of the pump mounting screws of course. Because the pump is missing there is nowhere for the earths to attach. Of course it cannot earth anything in its current position - but it doesn't need to. It would...
by ManyMinors
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two wires left in the engine compartment
Replies: 17
Views: 298

Re: Two wires left in the engine compartment

You can get a Heritage certificate from the Gaydon museum which will tell you the original engine number but, as Phil has already pointed out, no Morris Minor left the production line with a mechanical fuel pump. Your car has been modified at some time in the past - as the original wiring clearly sh...
by ManyMinors
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller rear doors leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Traveller rear doors leaking

Firstly you'll need to find out exactly where the water is getting in. If it is around the rubber seals, then replacing the rubber seals is probably the best place to start. I found that running a bead of sealant between the roof and the roof gutter (from underneath) also helped in this area. No sea...
by ManyMinors
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front Van bumper blade
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Front Van bumper blade

The saloon ones are longer but the painted valance is the same size on both saloon and van, so a saloon chrome blade can be fitted. You'd just have to drill 2 further holes in the valance and fit chromed bumper bolts to secure the new blade. Simple.
by ManyMinors
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Board

The club needs to bite the bullet and invest in a better platform. They need to be forward thinking and not just implement a short term fix. It’s been talked about for years. I couldn't agree more. Members deserve better from a club of this stature. Those involved in the day to day running of the f...
by ManyMinors
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Work on van
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Work on van

Restoration work on old cars, old houses and everything else almost always spirals once the dismantling begins :cry: It is just a fact of life that a job becomes bigger the more you delve into it. These cars can be very good at hiding rust and it isn't unusual to find much more work than you expecte...
by ManyMinors
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Electronic Ignition

The economy will only be better with electronics if the car wasn't set up and running properly before. If the car is in good condition and fitted with good quality points and condenser etc. it will run just as well and be just as economical as with electronic ignition. If you have had condensers fai...
by ManyMinors
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boot Rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Boot Rubbers

I think the manufacturers chose to fit the rubber to the bootlid during the late 1950s. What the reason was I don't know. Some owners prefer the earlier method of having a rubber fitted to the body lip instead. My own car is a 1950s car and has this arrangement. The only disadvantage I can think of ...
by ManyMinors
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Electronic Ignition

You seem to have already answered your own question. If you want to keep it original and your mechanic is of the same opinion, why change it? If there is nothing wrong with what you have then all will be fine and the car should continue to run well as it probably has for more than 50 years :) Your c...
by ManyMinors
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Pointed Wing Bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Pointed Wing Bolts

At the rear of the rear wing where they also go through the rear bumper mounting.
by ManyMinors
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Austin badge 1000 Van
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Austin badge 1000 Van

Howmanyleft is highly inaccurate. There are almost certainly more than that. I know of several just among my few fellow members - and there are Austin Pick-ups too :)
by ManyMinors
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 39
Views: 6741

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

Or simply stop anyone from listing large numbers of high priced items (especially when they have no history of doing so) by the activity being flagged up and somebody actually looking at the listing :x
by ManyMinors
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor lowlight colour
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Minor lowlight colour

It certainly isn't original. There were very limited colours. The closest to red being Maroon.
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by ManyMinors
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

I find the starting handle very useful for checking the contacts - and the valve clearances too. Sometimes even for starting the engine :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Damned fuel gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Damned fuel gauge

Removing the sender shouldn't involve much work. You don't have to remove anything else from the car. There is sufficient space above the tank once the spare wheel is removed. I would suspect that the sender unit is at fault. It is possible that bending the arm might rectify the problem. It is proba...
by ManyMinors
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 246
Views: 18067

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

It still looks a VERY good shell though doesn't it 8)