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by alloriginal1owner
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack grease nipple photo
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

Re: Steering rack grease nipple photo

philthehill wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:08 am
For the type of nipple fitted to the rack you need a grease gun.
Thanks for that interesting link! Sorry, I have to ask: You mean this is the nipple for grease? It is flat on the top, the grease nipples at the suspension i.e. are round.
by alloriginal1owner
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack grease nipple photo
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

Re: Steering rack grease nipple photo

The original type lubrication gun supplied with the car, is shown in your picture. They are often missing from the toolkit but are readily available. As you say, it is very difficult to know how much oil has actually reached the inside of the rack - or how much was in there to begin with. I tend to...
by alloriginal1owner
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack grease nipple photo
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

Re: Steering rack grease nipple photo

Hi all, after fixing a leak I have to fill oil to the steering rack, so I think. But you are talking about grease and that nipple on my car was full of grease all around. So I don't know, if I should use grease or oil. If oil: The workshop manual says I should use gearbox oil EP90. I've got some Cas...
by alloriginal1owner
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

I did read of someone producing a version of the IRS way back but have never heard any more. This car has got a rear suspension „five linked with coil over shocks“: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh9_iYAm5bU … was going to also suggest for the fitment of a 2.8 v 6 ford lump, but that would have be...
by alloriginal1owner
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

Monty-4 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:04 pm
I think the Minor was originally supposed to have rear torsion bars as well as front?
I think that is what philthehill meant by independent rear suspension.
by alloriginal1owner
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

culp wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:28 am
help prevent drumming?
I'd rather think: support drumming.
by alloriginal1owner
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

Picture - page 130 of Paul Skilleter's book The Worlds Supreme Small Car - Morris Minor. ISBN: 0 85045 344 5. Published 1981. I did read of someone producing a version of the IRS way back but have never heard any more. For me this seems to be the most plausible explanation. I'll ask Santa Claus for...
by alloriginal1owner
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

philthehill wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:42 pm
May have been to do with the independent rear suspension that was proposed but discarded.
That sounds very interesting. Where can I read about it? Have you got a link or can you recommend literature?
by alloriginal1owner
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Bodywork dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Bodywork dimensions

Thanks, Don!
by alloriginal1owner
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Domes/bulges in the boot floor

Hi all, this is just for my curiousity: Please, can anybody tell me what those domes or bulges or whatever you call it in the boot floor are for? I understand the middle one gives space for the differential, but the ones on the sides? My Milly is from 1957, perhaps there was a different kind of rear...
by alloriginal1owner
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Bodywork dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Bodywork dimensions

Perhaps others could join in and give a measurement. Hi Don, A member of the German club measured 890 mm plus/minus 5 mm from center to center of the holes. My welding mate and I will try and hope. I can post a photo of that very much modified spare part when it's ready, if you want. Thanks Frank
by alloriginal1owner
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Bodywork dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Bodywork dimensions

I invite your input. What a great work, thank you! I would like to know the correct distance between the holes (center) for the rear bumper mounting studs in the boot aperture panel. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/panels-c31/boot-aperture-panel-saloon-convertible-lmc-had...
by alloriginal1owner
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Box
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: Battery Box

Hi all, this hole is still open in my 1957 4-door and I want to close it. ESM sells this rubber bung (https://www.morrisminorspares.com/electrical-c54/horn-battery-wiring-loom-connectors-c59/battery-rubber-bung-for-bulkhead-mm-series-ii-aaa2370-p829864), but it won't fit on Minor 1000. What did you ...
by alloriginal1owner
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"

Thanks so far to all of you. When I first saw the video I thought the teller talked about that car. Now I understand the teller works for the post office driving a Morris Minor van. 59/Tyne: Probably artistic license :) I understand that Mike Barson wrote the song about his own, ex-GPO (General Post...
by alloriginal1owner
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"

Murrayminor wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:00 am
Copper - Police officer
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As for open air, I take that to mean outside rather than office based, so taking the van out would be classed as an open air job.
Fine, thanks! So I already got a little English lesson this morning.

What about the "Tyne"?
by alloriginal1owner
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"

Hi all, Would anybody help me understanding some lines in that song above, please?: Probably you know the song and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAhFGUK80nk, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_in_My_Car I'd like to know why the text says: It was made in fifty-nine (the car in the video w...
by alloriginal1owner
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil bath air filter
Replies: 20
Views: 3317

Re: Oil bath air filter

Instead of opening a new thread: During restoration of my Milly I dismantled the air cleaner last year and stored it for a while. Unfortunately the wing stud seems to got lost in that time. I can't find a spare part in any shop on the internet. Please, has anybody got an idea where to find one? Than...
by alloriginal1owner
Tue May 26, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?

I found an upholsterer who had one matching set in stocking. He then put the white pipings on and it looks at least as nice as the originals. The price was absolutely fair. I’ve not received the covers yet, the photos are made in the workshop. When I have got the parts and they are fine I will post ...
by alloriginal1owner
Fri May 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?

ManyMinors wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Your seats are correct for an early Minor 1000 4door deluxe saloon and yes, they are very similar to the Series 11 seats. The Series 11 didn't have the light coloured piping.
Thanks a lot!
by alloriginal1owner
Fri May 22, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?

I'm a little confused by searching new seat covers for my Milly. She's a 1957 4 door, so there should be seat models like they were from 1956 to 1959. I've got an interesting offer, but the dealer says my photo shows series II seats. Those always had a folding back. I thought my driver's seat had a ...