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by les
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: anchor point

I was thinking along those lines but like yourself thought it too far back but maybe not !
by les
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Led bulb advice
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Led bulb advice

………they are light emitting ones as well. :o
by les
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 420

Re: Ignition

I’ve heard it said, to carry a spare set of points if electronics ignition is fitted. That tells you something!
A good set of points, condenser and rotor, would be my thoughts but each to his/her own! I dont know anything about the electronic distributor you mention.
by les
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

No one had an Allegro? Missed a trick there!
by les
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 636

Re: Clip on door mirrors

So is the pickup Russ, nice choice of colour!
by les
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 636

Re: Clip on door mirrors

Not the prettiest arangement but good visibility and when painted body colour blends in ok, apart from the mirror clip!
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by les
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

I’m not in a position to dispute but I do find it incredible that an official specification was decided by an assembly bloke suggesting ‘that’ll be ok’ :o
by les
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic throttle
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Hydraulic throttle

Quite a find Phil !
by les
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ball Joint - washer?
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Ball Joint - washer?

I have seen that dished washer before, in a ball joint application, although I can’t pinpoint its position, it may even have been located within the rubber gaiter, possibly to help keep its shape. Something that may have subsequently, been omitted.
by les
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

When packing a bearing, do just that but there must a reasonable air space, not completely full of grease. The only reason I can suggest for tightening then slackening off, would be to make sure everything is fully seated before final procedure, although the seating should be achieved when installin...
by les
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2875

Re: Gearbox woes

Magnetise a nail head, or thin piece of bar, from your larger magnet.
by les
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Identification Booklet
Replies: 45
Views: 2316

Re: Minor Identification Booklet

Get that booklet on the market ! You’ll then be able to buy top of the range!! :o
by les
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Forged rockers
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Forged rockers

You can buy new forged rockers for just over a tenner each, which apparently fit the shaft with no modification.
by les
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

There are some van rims of 4 1/2 inch but not easy to find, they have more of a dish on the outside. I’m presuming that implies there is less rim by the trunnions. Spacers would likely require longer wheel studs.
by les
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

It’s not unheard of with 165 tyres, it’s not a good situation, that’s why 155s are favoured. If you must have 165s maybe you should consider a different rim offset, although the choice for a Minor is limited.
by les
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2875

Re: Gearbox woes

You may well be right, however I’d have thrown that insert into the nearest bin! :D
by les
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2875

Re: Gearbox woes

Are you saying you’re putting the insert back?
by les
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2875

Re: Gearbox woes

No doubt the suggestions mentioned will sort things out but I’d have to remove the thing completely and see what I was left with. It looks too much of a mess to leave, in my opinion of course! :D
by les
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Oblongs & Circles

There’s an analogy here to a blackadder episode about Dr Johnson’s dictionary. He finishes this work of art only to have suggested to him more words that he had not included! :D
by les
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Pickup

Nice but not as original as the other one. I think those prices are exceptional , even so, the first one sold.