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by TeHoro
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: why has no one made some of these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: why has no one made some of these?

I had some on my 4-door. They were cast aluminium IIRC

Can be seen in the pic if you look close. Much prettier than mudflaps of course.

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by TeHoro
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 7651

Re: Tyre replacement

:o Recently I had to buy new tyres for my '61 Saloon, original size is no longer available in this area and I tried ordering from various manufacturers only to be told to use P175/65R14 as a replacement. This I have done and all appears to be fine on my original rims but I am uneasy as to hard corn...
by TeHoro
Tue May 01, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller interior
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

What year Traveller do you have?
by TeHoro
Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: master brake
Replies: 25
Views: 6383

I've had hassles in the past bleeding the Morris' brake system - its one of those easy in theory/tricky in practice things. My current method is to use a special fitting on the M/C cap that I can attach a compressed air line to. I set the regulator at about 20psi then open each bleeder in turn. I ha...
by TeHoro
Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you want to confess?
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

I might have built 2 engines in bedrooms of rented accomodation. The first was from a Chevette with a melted piston. The second a reconditioned 1098 for a van I had at the time. In a strange twist on Murphy's Law, i have found that it is not possible to do this without making grease stains on the ca...
by TeHoro
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Beyond resonable economic repair.... or not....
Replies: 37
Views: 6483

Hi Paul As others have said, the rust holes are not in the chassis leg- that is much more towards the centre of the car, inside the torsion bar. Instead it is the lower outer floor edge that is rusty. Although this is a double skinned area it is probably easier to repair (depending on how the sills ...
by TeHoro
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I want to upgrade my Wiper Motor
Replies: 13
Views: 2872

I have used a Morris 1300 wiper motor and drive cable with a 120 degree drive plate that worked well to get the correct stroke (in a late model Minor). I might have switched the parking block (on the driven gear) to get it to park correctly, can't recall exactly. If you are buying the motor from a s...
by TeHoro
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Checking timing without timing light
Replies: 21
Views: 5198

Yeah, it worked for me for many years. I has a couple of other advantages as well: - You don't need to jack up the front of the car to be able to aim the timing light at the timing case marks - You can be in denial about the unstable timing. Just be aware that you should always turn the crant in the...
by TeHoro
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: bulkhead removal....eeeek.
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Here is what mine looks like. There is length of 1"x2" RHS across under the dash support, with angled braces of 1" sq tube down to the remains of the bulkhead. I wouldn't recommend this if still using the original suspension though (this is a pickup with a full chassis and clubman-type suspension.) ...
by TeHoro
Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller rear door Handle.
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

The handle shaft is supposed to be a sliding fit into the door latch mechanism and is only retained by the screw on the inside. The "collar" is part of the mechanism and doesn't come out. However it is all ferrous and rust holds it togther fairly well. I had to beat on min a bit with a hammer and dr...
by TeHoro
Wed May 31, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: To varnish or not to varnish,
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

I redid mine about a year ago, including removing the interior trim pieces, side glass, rear doors, and alloy panels from the doors. Removing the old varnish was a lot of work. I chose to use the Sikkens Cetol HLS/Filter 7 products and I think it turned out well. the finish is not a shiny as varnish...
by TeHoro
Tue May 23, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Splitscreen re-rubbering
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Right Onne I know how frustrating that is. I bought a new seal for one of my non-Morrisses and had it professionally fitted and the dang thing leaked worse than before. I got the fitters to come back a couple of times (mobile service!) and they squirted sealer under the rubber, but it never quite wo...
by TeHoro
Mon May 22, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle from A60/A55 etc... (and a question about Escort axles)
Replies: 17
Views: 4726

Here's some pics of my solution. Toyota Hilux/Hiace - 8" ring gear. This has a 4.3 LSD 4 spider centre - not easy or cheap in an Ford axle. Stock width is probably too wide for a stand Morris though. Rear discs are from a Mazda 626 with Nissan 200SX calipers. Suspension is 4 bars + panhard +coilover...
by TeHoro
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Locking passenger doors.
Replies: 20
Views: 3434

Well, in New Zealand we had to take what the gummint would let us buy, and through the 50's and 60's that was british cars, slowly migrating to aussie cars. In those days a 2 year old car could be sold for more than the purchase price because of the effective rationing of new vehicles. Even my 1968 ...
by TeHoro
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Locking passenger doors.
Replies: 20
Views: 3434

I'm always amused by the story that Morris Minor's sold in the USA did not have a lock on the drivers door until this point in time. British Quality! :lol:
by TeHoro
Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Big Crank Pulley Nut Removal
Replies: 28
Views: 4452

Another approach.... I had to do this recently becaue I wanted to swap on a harmonic balancer pulley from a Mini. The engine was in the car and I found that the clutch wouldn't hold against a big spanner and length of pipe. I didn't fancy the starter approach so I used a different trick. 1. Remove 1...
by TeHoro
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: favour from traveller owners
Replies: 16
Views: 2072

Which bits are you interested in? There aren't many, just the top and mid rails on each side and the B pillar covers.

Trev.
by TeHoro
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Leaky Petrol Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 824

It's not so easy to get a new gasket down here in NZ. I used Permatex 2 sealer (it's hard to find a petrol-resistent sealer.) First time it lasted a couple of years before leaking a little. This is in a traveller so it's a real pain to get to the sender. Partly because of this I seldom fill the tank...
by TeHoro
Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Sliding Windows Rubbers/Channels
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: RE: Re: Traveller Sliding Windows Rubbers/Channels

putting in new channels is a pain in the butt, does anyone have any tips or suggestions to do it right. I walked away from it tonight, or it was going to be one of those nights where nothing went right!!! Thanks folks, George I agree, I found it really irritating as well. I found it easier to re-dr...
by TeHoro
Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fitting centre main bearing strap...
Replies: 29
Views: 4013

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