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by Willie
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XUO354
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

XUO354

Will the new owner contact Willie on fredbarb@talktalk.net. I do not seem to be able to send my reply via PM.
by Willie
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: windscreen insert
Replies: 17
Views: 3569

Re: windscreen insert

I watched a professional fit a new screen to my '57 convertible and he assembled the rubber,the stainless trim, and the glass together completely before fitting the whole assembly to the car! I don't know if the same would apply to a replacement rubber.
by Willie
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can you identify this engine??
Replies: 19
Views: 5542

engine

8G is the prefix for a gold seal engine. 10D is a 1098cc engine from an
Austin A40 Mark 2.
by Willie
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half shafts - which type?
Replies: 27
Views: 4548

half shafts

Morrisman1, if you drive your Minor like that then you have been lucky,
so far. The reason that we suffer breakages nowadays is because the
half shafts are rather old i would think!
by Willie
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Top of B Post on 2 Door.
Replies: 14
Views: 3426

cracking

Perhaps your door is wrongly adjusted so that when closing it all the impact is on this section. I have never had a cracking problem in that area on my saloons.
by Willie
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: sloppy door hinge
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

hinge

Tight screw heads can usually be removed with an impact screwdriver set and, if the hinge pins are worn, you can buy oversize pins which require you to run a suitable drill down the hinge sections which will restore them to 'as new'. (By the way the hinge pins knock out from the bottom upwards). The...
by Willie
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel gauge dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

swing

If you get the 'swing' of the float wrong then it can foul on the internal baffle and prevent the gauge from reading 'full'.
by Willie
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel gauge dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

sender

The tank sender unit swings ACROSS the car (wheel to wheel) and the nutted connector,which it should be on your model, should be nearer to the front of the car. i.e. you could have it 180 degrees out if the connector is nearer to the rear of the car. No, your model did not have a voltage regulator.
by Willie
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why so few Minors in the USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

Morris

Those figures include "all Morris cars". In Britain we would not consider an MG to be a Morris but I don't know if that applied at the time in the US.
Re the other query, the number exported to the states in 1951 was 1,583.
by Willie
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why so few Minors in the USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

USA Minors

The Morris cars exported to the states, mainly Minors, numbered:
Split screen period...48-56 =8,727
948cc period............57-62=46,062
1098cc period..........63-68=1,851
by Willie
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: EDIT: WIBBLE IS THICK AND MEANT BRAKE LIGHTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2102

wires

assuming that the vans have standard coloured wiring then,
Green/purple=stop lights
RED= tail lights
Green/red=LH flasher
Green/white=RH flasher.
by Willie
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why so few Minors in the USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

USA Minors

The majority of the early Minors were exported because,if they were not sold abroad the government could cut off the steel supply to the factory! Most went to Australia but quite a few went to the states (the headlights were raised in height due to the American regulations). The arrival of the VW Be...
by Willie
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CONVERTIBLE ADVICE PLEASE
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Convertible

Looks good, but not a word about the actual metalwork, worth asking vendor if work has been done on sills etc and, if yes, are there bills to prove it.
by Willie
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo Readings
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

speedo

Give us the year of your car and the diff ratio and details of any modded mechanicals together with the SN numbers (on the face of the speedos).
Unless I have completely flipped your alternative speedo would surely read even more slowly?
by Willie
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Stainless steel wing bolts
Replies: 22
Views: 4843

bolts

Agreed Chicken John.....paint the captive nuts and each bolt as you refit it with Waxoyl. I have just removed a fibreglass wing after 12 years and it undid as though it was fitted yesterday. Paint ALL suitable bolts/nuts
with Waxoyl as you reassemble the car especially the bumper bolts!
by Willie
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Collapsed suspension ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

sag

Look at the forward face of the centre cross member where the torsion bar passes through. There is an adjustable plate there with a series of holes into which the arm of the torsion bar will fit. Each hole will make a difference of 1/4" in the ride height so, if yours is already in the lowest hole t...
by Willie
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf!
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Parcel shelf

You must obtain the correct width of front bar for each particular car as they vary by a few inches. The large screws which hold the bar to the sides of the car also have special washers, difficult to describe but worth looking at one on a complete car.
by Willie
Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Help - I can't find a garage to mot my moggy
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

MOT

I have been going to Mersh Brothers of Lewisham for the last eighteen years. They do not do repairs so have no interest in failing you to get more business and they advise me of any small faults without failing me. Their details are: Mersh Bros, 16A Algernon Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7AT Phone: 0...
by Willie
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Convertible Conversion Information
Replies: 10
Views: 2620

conversion

The worst part of the conversion was shaping the section at the top of the windscreen but this is now available preformed so the job is easier.
by Willie
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ancient & Modern - the advantage of a Minor
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

charges

Did you see the programme on the Renault Megane? £54 labour to change the headlamp bulb because it is almost impossible to change it yourself! Top gear doesn't tell you that sort of thing when they test the cars.