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by GavinL
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone know what these two switches are for?
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Anyone know what these two switches are for?

Norton Commandos had an accessory socket like this as standard fitted below the side panel, so the plugs may still be available - actually just zoomed in on the picture and this looks different if it has one female socket and a male pin, the Norton one was both female.
by GavinL
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Just saying hi.

Welcome. Are you going to go with period sign writing on your van? Would be great to see pictures if you do.
by GavinL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems viewing old threads
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Problems viewing old threads

Thanks, i wondered if it was something like that. interesting that Google would appear to search stored images / data rather than current info on websites, possibly explains why their searches are so quick? Oh the wonders of the web :D
by GavinL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 59
Views: 1673

Re: Gearbox woes

if you are feeling brave you could try a low temperature 'welding' system like https://www.alumiweld.com/ . I've used this in the past to weld a cooling fin back onto a C15 cylinder head, and recently to repair the holes in a thermostat housing. Alternatively what about a quality aluminium putty suc...
by GavinL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems viewing old threads
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Problems viewing old threads

I tried searching "minor boxing panel" with my browser and it brought up an image from a post in the thread "Morris 1962 2 door", but when I try viewing it in the forum the images don't appear, the link has a blue box with a ? in it. Why can I see the image in my browser but not through the forum, i...
by GavinL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 32
Views: 3831

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So I've had a break whilst I did a bit of decorating and dealt with a blown head gasket on my MG TF ( never complain about engine access on a Minor until you've worked on a mid-engined car :evil: ). Recommenced with welding the near side door pillar area. I'm struggling to work out the relationship ...
by GavinL
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12653

Re: caravans

the Cadet was from a colleague who just wanted rid of it, came with an awning which doubled the size, portable toilet ( bucket with a lid) and toilet tent that fixed to the side of the van, gas light, and the original tyres!
by GavinL
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12653

Re: caravans

I bought a Sprite Cadet in 1989 for £100 complete with fridge! I towed it from Croydon to the north of Scotland without any problems - the laden weight of the caravan was less than 80% of the curb weight of the Midget and it towed really well, the main problem was keeping the speed down :D
by GavinL
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: It's the rules,mate.

We had some painted stonework on our house cleaned a couple of years ago, and they used crushed glass rather than sand ( safer i believe ) - it was mainly green. Maybe this is where all the green bottles go.
by GavinL
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"

is white the original colour? where it has crazed under the bonnet is there another colour underneath? there's probably more white Minors on the road now than Morris ever built - mine was Peat :D
by GavinL
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermittent wiper control
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Intermittent wiper control

i fitted one to a 1275 Midget in the 80's - it had a potentiometer for adjusting speed, wired up in parallel to the existing wiper control, and was controlled via a toggle switch, all of which mounted neatly on the radio console, along with the Kenlowe fan switch. For intermittent control i used the...
by GavinL
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 101
Views: 19088

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

must be great to be getting your project moving forward, it would be good to see some progress photos, i find looking at other peoples progress photos gives me the stimulus and confidence to get on with mine :) .
by GavinL
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Air filter
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: 1275 Air filter

Mark, just a warning on your Midget if you haven't checked it yet, i know you are fitting an HS2, but if you fit a single HIF44 to a Midget, the top of the damper pot hits the bonnet, partly because the single carb manifolds available for Minis have the inlet angled down by 15°. The solution is to e...
by GavinL
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Not what they used to be!

First place i took my wife was a scrap yard at Pease Pottage, for a boot light for her Midget. i remember getting quite a few Leyland bits for my Midget there too. Can't beat a colleague though - first place he took his future wife was Barry Scrap yard! We still have a few scrap yards around here in...
by GavinL
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 1679

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

My garage was originally a stable for pony and cart ( a small pony so not very high!) so has solid walls, no dpc in the walls. The floor was cast by the previous owners, mass concrete on a polythene damp proof membrane. It stays very dry, which I put down to the membrane under the floor, the lack of...
by GavinL
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 1997
Views: 282161

Re: Spotted today.

Watching "The day the earth caught fire" on Talking pictures. The hero drives a low light VMG 361 - oh no some beatniks have rolled it. Lots of travellers and other period cars
by GavinL
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 922

Re: Ezibleed query

I made a brass adaptor and cut the thread in the lathe. , It's a BSC thread at 20tpi. I've just measured it and the major thread dimension is 1.105" so I think it is probably notionally 1-1/8". This cap fits and works.
by GavinL
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEC classic car show
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: NEC classic car show

What were the trade stands like? My impression from the few shows I attend these days is that the major traders don’t bother as they do better via the internet, and the stuff at shows is often not worth it. Personally I prefer the less formal gatherings like Camerton gathering and Thornfalcon, where...
by GavinL
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting a photo
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Posting a photo

Posting issue appears to be sorted for me now - I assume that the mentioned hack has been successful?
by GavinL
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Engine steady bar

Phil, here you go. Sorry for the delay, for some reason I haven't been able to post photos for the last few days for no apparent reason. Let me know if you want any other views.