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by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 37
Views: 387

Re: Circular heater

The heater fan should only take current through the ignition, so leaving the heater fan "on" when the car is parked up shouldn't matter. If your car is fitted with the round type heater and a heater control valve on the cylinder head, that is not am original combination. All cars with the round heat...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: 5.90 tyres

As stated in his first post, the owner is aware that 500x14 and later, 520-14 were fitted to the cars originally.
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: 5.90 tyres

Or conversely, why they did not use standard saloon rims on the vans. They did. The standard van (originally 5cwt and later 6cwt) was supplied with the same rims as the standard car. From 1968 there was the option of an uprated 8cwt version of the van and pick-up and these were supplied with some u...
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many shades of Grey??
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: How many shades of Grey??

Clarendon Grey?
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: 5.90 tyres

It seems a shame to waste them doesn't it. Most people would probably say that a 590 section tyre is too big for the standard Minor rim. As you say, the standard fit was a 500 or 520. However, the Wolseley 1500 and Riley 1.5 which used the same wheel rim was supplied new with 560 /14 tyres so there ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin number help
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Vin number help

The number stamped into the bulkhead IS the chassis number (now called the vin number) so that should be what you need. There is a prefix too which won't be stamped in that position. What is the year and exact model of the car? With this information it should be possible to tell you what the prefix ...
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upper LH Trunnions
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Upper LH Trunnions

I for one cannot believe that "no-one has these in stock". There must be 20 or so Minor specialists who advertise in the club magazine alone. Have you honestly rung or emailed all of them? I have never needed anything for my Minor which I couldn't get hold of fairly easily. Ju Just keep trying would...
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: a minor identity crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: a minor identity crisis

After all these years, very few Minors still have all their original features. Your car was probably originally supplied with flashing red brakelights as indicators which are not very visible in todays traffic. Also, as already said, the wings are almost bound to have been changed, so a previous own...
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: which tyres?

Armorall is not the answer, cracking appears between the treads. If you switch to 155 65 14 tyres there is a big choice. Is there a problem with fitting this size of tyre? Yes. They're the wrong size in terms of profile. this, in simplistic terms means that the sidewall won't be high enough - if th...
by ManyMinors
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: which tyres?

There isn't much choice of tyres - never mind "budget" tyres. I have run one of mine on Nankang tyres (155/80/14) for the 7 years since I bought it. I have replaced 2 of them due to wear but the other 2 were on it when bought and are still OK.
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 796

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

That'll be a "B"Series engine :wink:
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 796

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

That's a very tidy Marina. Quite a high spec as well. One of my colleagues had a "Marina Special" in that colour as a company car. Jade Green is it?
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?

Originally ALL was painted green. The entire engine unit was sprayed AFTER assembly.
Well done on starting your restoration by the way!
Any pictures of the body before it goes away?
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 575

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

Yes. Have a go!! Do a bit of research, enroll on that course, carry out simple safety checks every time and get going!!

There is lots of help here and elsewhere when things get tough.
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible

I have a similar model which I have owned for many years. It had no belts at all when purchased - and no mountings either. I decided that the best compromise for us was to fit standard static non-retractable three point mounted (lap and diagonal) belts in the front which are mounted more or less rep...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 655JAY
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: 655JAY

That all looks very workmanlike. Interesting that somebody has chosen to fit the later Minor 1000 jacking points at some time.
I'm not sure that the tab washers have been knocked over on your top swivel pins? Best to check :wink:
by ManyMinors
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Fuel Pump

The AUA66 pump is the standard Morris Minor SU pump. You should be able to find a secondhand one in need of reconditioning for very little money.
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Paint code?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Paint code?

The original BMC manufacturers code for Old English White is WT 3. This should mean something to a decent paint company. There are variations however, so it'll be up to whoever paints it to try and match the paint as well as he can. Most older cars have been re-sprayed by now so unless you know what...
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1495

Re: dead moggy

Quite honestly, with old wiring in that state and with safety as well as long-term reliability in mind, I would order a complete new wiring loom for the car custom built to suit an alternator(and any other accessories you have as well) - and buy a new fusebox while you're at it. Re-wiring a Minor is...
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: alloy or copper rad?
Replies: 19
Views: 1288

Re: alloy or copper rad?

Our hose arrangement is exactly the same as the link above. When did the 'push/pull' heater temperature valve come in? ~1962? Is this the same point when the return from the heater was re-routed from the bottom of the radiator into the top of the bottom hose? I reckon the heater push/pull valve cam...