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by ManyMinors
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Colour?

No other light blues were offered as standard by the factory at that time but as already pointed out, it could possibly have had a colour change at some point. Smoke Grey was strangely named and would be described by most people as a light blue.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 7878

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Your engine looks a work of art, but if you'll allow me to comment on one detail: I notice that you have chosen to fit one of those "easyfit" bypass hoses. Experience has taught me never again to fit one of those because they tend to perish and fail, and I just use a length of heater hose instead. A...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Newbie

What a good looking car. If that is all that requires attention, then you have been very fortunate!
Enjoy your new purchase :)
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear box cover plate
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Gear box cover plate

I don't think he's talking about engine or gearbox parts :wink: I would use a body caulking strip I think.
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Morris Traveller

Perfect! 8)
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head

I cannot think of any logical reason for changing it either. The later design makes it harder to remove the thermostat. I prefer the earlier arrangement.
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Morris Traveller

Mike, all Travellers had a coachline from the factory. I'd say the coachline would be red on an Old English White car - although it possibly depended on the interior colour? I remember a friend having a 1960(ish) OE White Traveller which had a light blue interior but I can't remember the coachline c...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Paaro - Morris Minor 1000 1957 4 door restoration
Replies: 147
Views: 36454

Re: Paaro - Morris Minor 1000 1957 4 door restoration

Before you decide on a colour, DO have a look at one or two in the original Dark Green. It is very striking I think and quite rare now having only been offered for a relatively short time.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run

Great to hear that another Minor is back on the road and that you're champing at the bit to drive it! Unfortunately I'm a long way from Devon/Cornwall and don't get out much but enjoy the drive and hope you get some support :)
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Paaro - Morris Minor 1000 1957 4 door restoration
Replies: 147
Views: 36454

Re: Paaro - Morris Minor 1000 1957 4 door restoration

Glad to hear that you will soon be making further progress on your Morris. Don't give up on it. I can see that there is a lot of work still required but you will win in the end. By the way, the colour of your car is indeed BMC Dark Green (colour code GN 12) which was used on very late Minor Series11...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Brake judder.

There is a lot of utter rubbish on the market in the way of new parts. It could be that your drums have been replaced at some stage with poor quality replacements. A few years ago I found that my brake shoes had become worn and bought new ones. Once fitted, I couldn't get decent adjustment and suspe...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van glove box lids
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Van glove box lids

Van and pick ups Never had glove box lids. The lids from cars will fit but, as you say, you need the chrome plated trims from a donor car as well to finish the job off. You don't say what year your van is but I assume a late one as the earlier models didn't have these trims anyway - the lids being a...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder removal
Replies: 28
Views: 6103

Re: Master cylinder removal

When you think that the Minor was introduced right back in 1948 and was a pretty inexpensive car, I think the design (and execution) was quite remarkable. My own Minor 1000 is a comparative youngster at a little over 60years old but is still perfectly capable of reliable daily use. I really don't th...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door won't stay locked
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Door won't stay locked

The drivers side door handle shouldn't have a "locking lever" on the inside anyway. They were only fitted to the passenger side. I'm not sure which part of the locking handle wears out - or if it can be replaced - but my old Traveller used to do exactly the same once the handle became worn. The only...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 24
Views: 588

Re: New member

Welcome to the fold. Quite rare now, Travellers of that age. Never many on the market. Let us hope it doesn't need TOO much attention underneath :)
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 40
Views: 567

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

OK. So surely the thing to do if your heater is constantly on, is to disconnect the live wire to it and then see if the fuse no longer blows when you turn on the ignition? If it still does, then try the same with the fuel gauge etc etc until you eliminate the cause? "Surely the thing to do" after I...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Smiths heater lever

It looks as if your parcel shelf is missing. As Phil has already said, the control cable for the vent it attached to the parcel shelf so was probably discarded with that :cry: In order to reinstate it all, you'll have to do some searching around the various parts specialists. Somebody will have the ...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 40
Views: 567

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

OK. So surely the thing to do if your heater is constantly on, is to disconnect the live wire to it and then see if the fuse no longer blows when you turn on the ignition? If it still does, then try the same with the fuel gauge etc etc until you eliminate the cause?
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 40
Views: 567

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

I'm confused by the OP stating that the fuse blows immediately he turns on the ignition, yet suspecting the trafficators. Unless items such as the trafficators are switched ON at the time, they cannot be causing the fuse to blow can they because there won't be any current through that circuit? Surel...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 40
Views: 567

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

I think with a bit of planning and the right tools, you could do it over a weekend. Before you order a loom, think about any modifications you have or wish to fit in the future. These can be incorporated in the new loom which will be a much better job than adding wires afterwards :wink: