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by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?

I would carry out a localised repair, cutting out the rusted area and welding new metal in. If you attempt to fit the new panel you have highlighted you will have a very big job on your hands as you'll have to remove the door and cut away the hinge pillar as that repair panel goes behind it. You rea...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Brake Cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Rear Brake Cylinders

I think there are only 2 options in reality and you'll find that the "Borg & Beck" ones ARE actually the cheap reproduction items in a better box. Short of finding new/old stock original items I don't think you'll find that those sold now as "Lockheed" cylinders are actually as original. I have fitt...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: Disc brakes

I wouldn't say that discs "need" a servo. In the past I have owned Austin /Morris 1100s, various Sprites and Midgets, an early Marina and an MGB all of which were fitted with disc brakes but no servo from new :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: Disc brakes

For myself, I have no difficulty in slowing down and stopping my standard Minor 1000. It is important to fit good quality brake shoes and maintain the car properly but I have never found the brakes to be lacking. I also drive a modern car which has modern brakes and I have driven a Minor equipped wi...
by ManyMinors
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery SU carb
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Mystery SU carb

Minor MM?
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 39
Views: 565

Re: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)

les wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:41 am
Exchange & Mart ! :D Every Thursday morning my dad was in the paper shop first thing.
Haha, I remember doing that too Les! I bought a few cars and bits and pieces through E&M ads years ago.
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 39
Views: 565

Re: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)

The master cylinder you have, looks like one of the cheap "pattern" ones commonly available. They have that square top to the filler cap. I would have thought that a ring around all the Morris Minor specialists in Minor Matters would find you a decent secondhand brake pedal without any problem. The ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: protecting bare metal.
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: protecting bare metal.

You're right Alan. I used to be able to buy it locally ina car accessory shop but now you have to search on the internet and get it posted :wink: Easy enough though.
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Million going to auction

They were always held by screws until the last year or so of production - so both are correct!
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange ticking noise
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: Strange ticking noise

One of the easiest things to do when diagnosing such a noise is to remove the fanbelt. If the noise disappears then the fault must lie within the water pump, dynamo or alternator area - or can sometimes be the bottom pulley breaking up. Goodness knows why a mechanic didn't try that......
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: protecting bare metal.
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: protecting bare metal.

Assuming you are referring to "Bondaprimer", manufactured by Bondaglass Voss Ltd, I have used it for exactly the purpose you describe for many years without any problems at all. It can be brushed very successfully or very slightly thinned prior to spraying with a gun and gives excellent rust prevent...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Million going to auction

I don't know but it certainly didn't wear that chassis plate when it was sold new :-?
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedo recalibration?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Speedo recalibration?

Welcome to the forum. Your car looks very fine 8) although it seems you've had to replace a lot of parts already. I'm sure it will reward you. Try Speedograph Richfield or Speedy Cables for your speedo needs. I'm sure other companies will also do the job. Funny you mention Keeley Hawes. She is also ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: New headlight fitting
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: New headlight fitting

You have the wrong rubber gasket fitted. The outside diameter is too small.
Also, the chrome rim is a reproduction item which quite possibly doesn't fit as well as an original one and fitting the accessory "peak" underneath it probably doesn't help much.
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber bung or grommet 5/16 BSF
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Rubber bung or grommet 5/16 BSF

The factory simply used a bit of body caulking to plug the hole and protect the thread so I would suggest the same.
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bank holiday drive out
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Bank holiday drive out

What a great combination of cars - and colours 8)
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hood blown back
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: hood blown back

I agree with the above: You need a hood cover if you are folding the hood properly :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Horn Tuning

I think Les is right and there is little you can do to alter the note. It was an option to have twin horns fitted - and the wiring was already in place on some early Minor 1000 models. If you look inside the "mouth" of the horn you will see a letter "L" for low or "H" for high. If you can then find ...
by ManyMinors
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmm? Which one to go for?
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Hmmm? Which one to go for?

I agree that having been built into another body (the original convertible's ID having been screwed to a converted saloon body at some stage) will make the car unattractive to some.
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmm? Which one to go for?
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Hmmm? Which one to go for?

Tax exemption is based on the date of original manufacture, not the date of registration.
Many cars have been re-registered, for all sorts of reasons.