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by MikeNash
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2254
Views: 385078

Re: Spotted today.

On this misty morn spotted at 0645hrs passing the church in Hurstbourne Tarrant, CAS 522 a black saloon covered in damp. Not local, so on a long cross country journey? A good day for it and I wish I was going with him!
Regards to him from MikeN.
by MikeNash
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insuring a grand-daughter for a few days
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Insuring a grand-daughter for a few days

Thanks Kevin - found them! Your advice is better than I got from brokers I approached.
MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insuring a grand-daughter for a few days
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Insuring a grand-daughter for a few days

Thanks Des.
by MikeNash
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insuring a grand-daughter for a few days
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Insuring a grand-daughter for a few days

What ho, chums! I've my 18 year old grand-daughter is coming next week and she hoped to get a drive on the old Traveller. She's on a provisional (currently all tests are way behind) and has passed her theoretical and I had hoped to insure her via "A-Plan" the local brokers who cover my Trav. Not a c...
by MikeNash
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 53
Views: 2283

Re: knocking on start up

I see that Kevin S is in the "Minor Addict" class so I definitely wish to "teach not a parent's mother to extract the embryo juices of an egg by suction", but that said, I hope as Liammonty recommended that you've checked the accuracy of the oil pressure gauge. I repeat this 'cos my previous engine ...
by MikeNash
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 101
Views: 6641

Re: The awful joke thread

Now this deep stuff:-

"Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana".

It needs thinking about doesn't it!
by MikeNash
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Thank you all

Dear all,
It's the end of another year and so may I thank both those who keep this site running and all those many others who both ask questions and answer them? It's a continuing joy and education.
Happy New Year to you all, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

Just dug out my radiator blanks which I've used for many years (but not much this year!) and I hope they may encourage our our original questioner, Mr djk3816. Unlike Edward 1949 and Geoberni I'm certain blanks are useful, definitely at low temperatures and especially if you're using your heater (as...
by MikeNash
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 1716

Re: Bi-plane

Fox Moth seen today at 1427hrs going WNW at 1500/2000ft over Hurstbourne Tarrant!
One day I'll get a ride, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 1716

Re: Bi-plane

If you like An-2s then see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgOPpf3Impw Lovely inertia starter! And it's a bit like a Morris; see the pipes for de-steaming the windscreen and the rain dripping in at about 6 minutes! Love the light on a stick over the instruments at the RHD side. (For map reading...
by MikeNash
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 1716

Re: Bi-plane

That Stearman is a regular around here in NW Hampshire and we're fairly sure its based at Thruxton. If you're interested in bi-planes look out for an occasional visitor, a bright yellow Stagger Wing, the only retractable undercarriage bi-plane I've ever seen. See here for a pair of landing Stearman ...
by MikeNash
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 1678

Re: Oil filter

Phil,
Is that the early "by-pass" style of filter? If so, do we need to make the questioner aware of the restrictor orifice thingy that needs to be fitted that limits the oil flow?
Regards from MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 1678

Re: Oil filter

See here https://www.ebay.co.uk/c/3018138953 which offers oil filter elements for this AC body and says they fit a Morris Minor. So (with luck) it should be a goer.
MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Measuring the size of the Earth!
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Measuring the size of the Earth!

What ho, chums! Our local Primary School has set the above task for its 4 to 11 years olds and I've just had a crack and got within 0.0025% of the real value! It uses a an updated version of Eratosthenes' method back in about 200 B.C. which you will remember uses measurement of shadows at the summer...
by MikeNash
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: de-greaser
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: de-greaser

Regarding paraffin, just as good and very much cheaper is central heating oil currently at about 26p a litre (for a 1000 litre delivery! Paraffin seems to be about £2 per litre.) Mind you, it needs a baked bean can on a stick to get it out of my tank but its worth it and works perfectly. Regards fro...
by MikeNash
Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part

Only with trepidation do I dispute with m'learned friend Phil but I suspect those bits of bent metal went underneath the adjusters so they were raised slightly rather than between the cylinder and the adjuster. They've the folds at their ends to keep them in place. DON'T THROW THEM AWAY YET! Do as P...
by MikeNash
Sat May 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1981

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I bought the engine that's in my Trav from Roy; an 800 mile round trip! I'm glad I met him. A man of great Minor experience and of strong opinions that I didn't always agree with but which I always, always listened to. No question on this site ever went without an answer from Roy! I still miss, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Magnetic dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Magnetic dipstick

Dear all, Had a real "Brian Wave" recently and magnetised the steel dipstick in my brand new Lidl lawnmower, and after only an hour's running time see below for the metal that I wiped off the tip of the dipstick. More than I expected! I magnetized the stick by stroking it several times one way with ...
by MikeNash
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spotted down under mog
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: spotted down under mog

Hmm, I like those covers over the rear wing openings. I've never seen one in real life. Are they just an Ozz thing?
MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller rear luggage cover
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Traveller rear luggage cover

Some years ago (4-7?) there was an article in "Minor Matters" which described and illustrated just such a device. Aa I remember it, it consisted of a domestic window roller blind secured at the back of the rear seats which could be drawn backward towards the rear doors and what would have been its l...