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by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel nut problem
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Steering wheel nut problem

You just need to keep doing what you're doing but try a bit harder :wink: 3 in 1 won't be much use if you DO need a penetrating oil. Plus Gas would be better but there shouldn't be any corrosion in any case. Put the car on full lock so that the steering (and therefore the wheel itself) can't move an...
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Back door seal problems on 1968 traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Back door seal problems on 1968 traveller

The alternative - and what I did on mine - is to shave a bit of wood off the inside of each door. Confusingly, there seem to be 2 different threads at the moment regarding this same subject! My own Travellers (of different ages) had the square profile rubber along the top where the doors shut and no...
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Early MM parts

Breaking it would be a great shame. The amount of work you describe would be considered a very minimal restoration in the UK!
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dvla visit
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: dvla visit

geoberni wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:23 am

I'm not sure when the change from stamping on the bulkhead to stamping the floor came about; my SII has it on the bulkhead.
It was around 1965.
by ManyMinors
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour code
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Colour code

Teal Blue was only used on late (1970/71) Travellers and not used on saloons. The same code (BU 37) was used for all variants of Trafalgar Blue so you'll need a skilled painter or paint supplier to match the colour. Most of the old BMC colours which were used for long periods have several variants. ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn issue
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Horn issue

Probably a coincidence and just a loose connection somewhere - maybe in the contact at the top of the steering column. The horn should work at any time because the live supply to it is not fed through the ignition switch but through the same fuse as the interior light. It is worth checking that the ...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

The coachlines were always painted on. By hand.
Most of us don't have such a steady hand to perform this task(!) Special lining tape is available - manufactured by 3M I think?
by ManyMinors
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mark on bonnet
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Mark on bonnet

It looks like the result of poor preparation and lack of paint adhesion to me. The only real answer to that is to strip off all the paint, then prepare the panel thoroughly before using a good quality etch primer followed by subsequent undercoats/finishing coats of your choice. If you carry out a lo...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: worst year for minors

The surviving early cars often seem to be in very good condition today because they are the few which were treasured. When I used to look around scrap yards for parts for my Minor at the beginning of the 1970s there were many many split screen Minors rusted out in yards. Also, let's not forget that ...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: worst year for minors

What on earth makes you think that :-?
by ManyMinors
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panda Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Panda Cars

Different forces would have done different things and ordered different cars built to different specifications. I haven't personally ever seen a Minor "Panda car" earlier than "F" registration, which would be late 1967 at the earliest, and they were built until Minor saloon production ended in 1970....
by ManyMinors
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A nasty shock
Replies: 25
Views: 530

Re: A nasty shock

Like Les, I find it very difficult to believe that the rear cylinder you've pictured is just a month old.
by ManyMinors
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

I had a 1275 Midget engine and gearbox in one of my Minors many years ago and am 99% certain that I used the 1098 Minor gearstick with no problems at all. The Midget gearstick will fit of course but is too short for comfort. The Austin A35 racers mainly use 1275 Midget gearboxes and 1098 Minor gears...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GPO van wheel rims
Replies: 24
Views: 4131

Re: GPO van wheel rims

The LP917 rims were fitted to the 8cwt version of the van and pick-up from around 1968 onwards. I cannot think of any other original application. The "reverse rim" LP936 rims were not offered on any vehicle from new as far as I know. They were, like the reverse rim Mini Cooper wheels, a popular afte...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Windscreen Replacement and chrome metal insert
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Windscreen Replacement and chrome metal insert

The tool shown above is for the later plastic insert. It is not suitable for the metal trim fitted to a 1963 car. When I did my car, I fitted the new rubber to the windscreen and then fitted the metal trim parts using a variety of tools - finding that an old blunt screwdriver was the most helpful. H...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Colour?

Bermuda Blue (OR Teal Blue come to that) wasn't offered on 4door saloons though :wink: Bermuda Blue was only offered on very late Travellers - after saloon production had ceased, and is the colour specified for the Police "Panda Cars". It was not a civilian option on the Minor saloons however - desp...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early 60's convertible hood
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Early 60's convertible hood

I would suggest that the hood bag was always the same colour as the hood, yes.
Pearl Grey is very light - almost an off white.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1437

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

I wouldn't worry unduly about that top trunnion until you've checked the condition of it. I have some like that (they're actually a Wolseley 1500/Riley 1.5 variation) which are new/old stock. It isn't the age which renders these parts beyond use but the wear/lack of maintenance. If these joints are ...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller wood frame to B-pillar joint
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Traveller wood frame to B-pillar joint

I used a caulking strip/seal when I replaced the wood on mine and would do the same again. This is how they were done originally. The gap shouldn't be "big" ?
by ManyMinors
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2161
Views: 336870

Re: Spotted today.

Ex Panda Car I think :wink: