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by Tootall
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upper LH Trunnions
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Upper LH Trunnions

Hi everybody, I know I'm not the only person with this problem but my Minor has been off the road for 2 months now, after failing its MOT on upper LH trunnions. I have lower trunnions (LH & RH) and upper RH but apparently no-one has upper LH in stock. Sounds like one small engineering concern suppli...
by Tootall
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!

Thanks for the input guys... Using the highly-scientific "squishing them between finger and thumb" scale, my red ones are firmer than the ones in the car. I'm in Leamington Spa, so not too far away from Islip - I'd love to drive your car and see what it feels like... ideally (once it's passed its MO...
by Tootall
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: suspension height
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: suspension height

philthehill wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:13 am
If the tyres only rub with the roof down keep the roof up :D :wink:
That's a genius fix!

Lateral thinking at its very best... :lol:
by Tootall
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo woes
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Speedo woes

Choose the style of speedo you want (if you still have the original in your car, why not stick with that) then send it to Speedy Cables, along with all the details of the engine, gearbox, diff ratio and wheel sizes. They'll do all the maths and re-calibrate your old speedo to read correctly for your...
by Tootall
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!

Hi all, I had my Convertible up in the air a couple of days ago to do the rear suspension bushes. A couple of years ago, the car had a new floor, stem to stern, at Charles Ware's, On disassembly, I discovered that they'd refitted my springs with new pins and nuts and brand-new bushes! Bonus... Howev...
by Tootall
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 5830

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

With any technology, I'm very much in the "Yes, presuming it doesn't make it harder to use!" camp... Make my phone better and simpler. Make my modern car better and more functional, while easier to drive. Improve my Minor's slightly rustic behaviour, without losing its character. That sort of thing....
by Tootall
Tue May 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential Ratios:
Replies: 25
Views: 3073

Re: Differential Ratios:

I have a tuned 1275 (around 90hp on Pete Baldwin's rollers, when new [which was quite a while ago]) but I cannot recall what diff ratio was also fitted. Given a standard 1098 gearbox (also soon to be upgraded) can anyone work out what I am running - it indicates around 4200rpm at 70mph... I am runni...
by Tootall
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where have my lights gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Where have my lights gone?

UPDATE: Looked for Voltage Regulator by fusebox on firewall. I don't have one. Seems to be some sort of big silver box on front inner wing r/h/s... Anyway, lights have miraculously fixed themselves and now all work. All I can think I have done since finding the problem is tighten the battery earth s...
by Tootall
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where have my lights gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Where have my lights gone?

You're not helping, guys!!! :o
by Tootall
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where have my lights gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Where have my lights gone?

Thanks chaps... I'll try and find the leak by following your leads...

However, I fully expect to get one hell of a belt at some stage during the process... standard procedure for me!
by Tootall
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where have my lights gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Where have my lights gone?

This evening I was checking my 1963 1000 (former 2-door saloon) convertible for snags before her MOT (she has discs, a 1275 engine and other mods - plus, you can't be too careful with old cars.) I checked the wipers - OK Indicators - OK Brake lights - OK Sidelights - nope. Main lights - nada. They w...
by Tootall
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

UPDATE: Sent the distributor to Aldon, who stripped and cleaned it, before sending it back. It was partly seized inside, as water had crept in through capillary action, from the water in the sump. Refitted dizzy, gambled on red wire to +ve on coil and black to -ve (as I'd cleverly managed to not ma...
by Tootall
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

Does your Aldon dizzy have a vacuum advance? It all sounds rather like the advance mechanism ,whatever it is has stopped working . Maybe seized up while at rest in your garage. This would at least explain why advancing it up provided a temporary cure. Cheers John G No vacuum advance on this dizzy.
by Tootall
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wide or Narrow?
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Wide or Narrow?

RobThomas wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:18 pm
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One has 145/70/14 on a 3-inch rim. The other is 175/70/14 on a 5-inch rim. Guess which is which.
That paint finish though... :D :D :D :D :D

Amazing!
by Tootall
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

What is the casting number of the head which can be found on the top of the head? You mention 10 studs. The heads are either 9 stud or 10 stud and 1 bolt. There is not a factory 10 stud head variant. Looking at your photo of the head above the gasket seating areas around cylinders 2 & 3 does not lo...
by Tootall
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

Today's (limited) progress... Before pulling out the distributor, I thought I'd just loosen the clamp and try altering the timing... I advanced it substantially (around 10-15 degrees around from the mark where it was originally...) Guess what? Fired immediately, ran (pretty) cleanly, revved past 500...
by Tootall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

oliver90owner wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:20 pm
Does it have a working thermostat?

Re starting and running - is the fuel stale?
Thermostat DID work last year.

Fuel very likely stale... but would it cause my non-idling, non-revving symptoms?
by Tootall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

Regardless of the carb, all that mayo looks like a mix of oil and water. Did you check compression before you removed the head? What's the radiator level and content like? Radiator needed occasional top-ups last year... I suspect I have a porous pipe or two... Haven't had a change to compression te...
by Tootall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

Before you write out the label for Burlen. You don't say if you worked on the carb before or it's condition. If it was working before I'd try a blast of carb cleaner. Remove the air cleaner and inspect the cleanliness of that. There may be dirt in the fuel bowl / grit in the needle valve .Remove th...
by Tootall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Mayonnaise

I would disagree with the statement that the head gasket is good - the head gasket surface between No:2 and No: 3 cylinder is not good. Compare the gasket between the other cylinders and you will see what I mean. They are nice and shiny. Water could have been seeping between head and block and caus...