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by Scottishmoggy
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

I'm not too sure...but the rubber connection...leads to the oil pressure instrument...if that helps
by Scottishmoggy
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Oil leak

Hi,
Duncan (1952 Series MM) has developed an oil leak from the engine to rubber connection in the bulk head.
Can you give some information on how to fix this..
Does the rubber connection disconnect?

Any help...gratefully received...
cheers,
Chris
by Scottishmoggy
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: cartoon information sheet
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

cartoon information sheet

Sorry to post such a strange request...BUT some time back on one of my many searches of the internet for Sidevalve parts...I just happened to follow a link and found the most wonderful cartoon about how to drive a Morris Minor...it was by a chap called Dick Winney . Needless to say I have searched a...
by Scottishmoggy
Mon May 21, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Still no compression
Replies: 12
Views: 5000

I have at last had a chance to get some information. Yes Duncan is a 1952 version...June if I remember correctly...Duncan has thermostat housing but no water pump...there appears to be a plate covering where you would expect the pump to be. There appears to be fan blades attached to the dynamo. It's...
by Scottishmoggy
Sun May 13, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Still no compression
Replies: 12
Views: 5000

Thanks Mike for the helpful advice...as a complete novice to all things mechanical...how would I know what the correct head is?
by Scottishmoggy
Thu May 10, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Still no compression
Replies: 12
Views: 5000

That's fine...you're probably right...but I'm just not sure how good the engine is...the garage say it's very corroded and pitted...they took photos to show me...it certainly didn't look very pretty..
by Scottishmoggy
Thu May 10, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Still no compression
Replies: 12
Views: 5000

Yep...Duncan has a sidevalve engine...hence posting this in this section...
What about club spares...?

cheers,
Chris
by Scottishmoggy
Thu May 10, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Still no compression
Replies: 12
Views: 5000

Still no compression

Hi, Well Duncan has been at the garage for a month now! And I'm missing him like crazy...The head gasket was replaced and then he leaked water left, right and centre. He has now had the head planed and a new gasket fitted. He originally had no compression on cylinders 3 and 4. the garage phoned and ...
by Scottishmoggy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: No compression on 3/4 cylinders
Replies: 9
Views: 4723

Thanks for your help...I am going to the garage in the morning...I pretty certain there is a gasket in the boot...let's hope it's the right one... :wink:
by Scottishmoggy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: no compression in 3/4 cylinders
Replies: 1
Views: 901

no compression in 3/4 cylinders

As some of you know for the last little while Duncan has been a bit difficult to start (See post entitled 'Poor starting' for further info)..But I got him going after towing him yesterday. Today we went for his service and MOT...but after a very pleasant 20 mile drive he lost power and stopped only ...
by Scottishmoggy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: No compression on 3/4 cylinders
Replies: 9
Views: 4723

No compression on 3/4 cylinders

As some of you know for the last little while Duncan has been a bit difficult to start...But I got him going after towing him yesterday. Today we went for his service and MOT...but after a very pleasant 20 mile drive he lost power and stopped only metres from the garage. The garage towed him. He has...
by Scottishmoggy
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Hi Alex...sorry no box or instruction manual...this thing has been fitted for some time...when I get home from work I'll see what's attached to it...I'll also contact the chap I bought Duncan from...
by Scottishmoggy
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Thanks...how would I know what type of coil...you say it shouldn't be a standard coil...what should it be then?
many thanks,
Chris (and Duncan in the garage)
by Scottishmoggy
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Sorry to say that Duncan has failed to start again... The plugs are fine and there is a good spark...the battery is OK and fuel is getting through. I had planned to fit a new condenser and points...but the points are fine and when looking at the condenser...it's not connected...! is that usual with ...
by Scottishmoggy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Thanks guys...the good news is Duncan strated yesterday after being towed for approx 3 metres! I will invest in a starting handle, the one that came with the car doesn't fit. I will keep him running and then do the checks on the ignition system and let you know how it goes... My guess is Duncan sulk...
by Scottishmoggy
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Thank you...I reckon a session with the inigition system is what's needed...so I'll let you know what happens...The MMOC guide to poor starting on the website mentions the condenser...so we'll see.
cheers :)
by Scottishmoggy
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Now...you guys are getting a tad too technical for me...I'm pretty certain it has a dynamo....yes the fuel pump clicks...I think the LED lights come on at different times...but like kevin's request to check if I have sparks at the plugs...it's a bit tricky to check when I'm in the drivers seat... Ca...
by Scottishmoggy
Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Hi, Yes it turns over ok...
No alarm, no wireless...but it does have a little box under the bonnet with red and green LED lights...I think it's an electronic ignition box...but I'm not 100% sure????
by Scottishmoggy
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 20
Views: 6054

Poor starting

Hi, Duncan, my 1952 Series MM is usually very good at starting IF he has been driven at least once a week...BUT...on the odd occassion when I am not able to take him out for a drive...he then refuses to start! Over the past little while he's had a new battery, new fuel pump, new fuel pipe, new point...
by Scottishmoggy
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Radiator blew today....
Replies: 35
Views: 6148

Hi eveyone, Thanks for all your replies and sorry for not responding...but for some reason the website stopped notifying me of new posts. Duncan now has a new radiator, the headgasket has been checked and he's also got a new radiator cap... So all should be well... Thanks again. Chris :D and Duncan ...