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by paul 300358
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surplus English Wine & Minors?
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Surplus English Wine & Minors?

by paul 300358
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Rear brakes

I have them fitted but many don't. Have a search for bee hive springs
by paul 300358
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 84
Views: 6156

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Did you have a look at the rocker shaft?
by paul 300358
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder Head
Replies: 23
Views: 657

Re: Cylinder Head

Try Minimine, Stoke-on-Trent. Phone: 01782 595999
by paul 300358
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bleedin Brakes Bleedi Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Bleedin Brakes Bleedi Problem

Heat up until the colour runs then plunge into vinegar, the acid will prevent oxidation.
by paul 300358
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine and gearbox mating
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: engine and gearbox mating

Have you used a clutch aligning tool? Is the spigot bearing the correct size for the shaft?
by paul 300358
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: How to identify a stainless steel exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: How to identify a stainless steel exhaust

The problem that you have is that most stainless exhausts are made of 304 stainless which is easily magnetised. It is usual to tig weld a stainless exhaust, I use a grade 309 filler rod, the main problem is cleaning prior to welding.
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 4 DOOR REAR DOOR HANDLES
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: 4 DOOR REAR DOOR HANDLES

You would be better giving Bryan a ring, he rarely looks on here.
by paul 300358
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Throttle/accelerator cable jerky
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Throttle/accelerator cable jerky

Sometimes the throttle return spring can be too strong leading to erratic opening of the throttle. If I was going to replace my throttle cable this is the type I would buy:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191850948805?fits=Car+Make%3AMorris%7CModel%3AMinor&epid=9015924526&hash=item2cab3528c5:g:15MAAOxy...
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Manufacturer or supplier recommendations sought
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: Manufacturer or supplier recommendations sought

Club stores were recently advertising nos pistons and rings. It may have been in Minor Matters?
by paul 300358
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fitting layshaft
Replies: 20
Views: 1289

Re: fitting layshaft

by paul 300358
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: DISTRIBUTOR INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE UNIT
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: DISTRIBUTOR INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE UNIT

Dunno how that could be. Do tell us how you could tell, depending on electrical load, battery state of charge and battery condition. At night or in the day? Windscreen wipers operating or not? Heater on? It was a standard 105e, the only extra was a smiths ammeter off a Foden lorry. The only thing t...
by paul 300358
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: DISTRIBUTOR INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE UNIT
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: DISTRIBUTOR INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE UNIT

oliver90owner wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:02 am


Up to that point a simple ammeter could be used to measure engine speed.🙂

That just reminded me, in 1975, when the speedo cable broke on my Anglia I knew that I was going at 60 mph because my ammeter was reading 15 amps :D Happy days.
by paul 300358
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating - possible culprit?
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

Re: Overheating - possible culprit?

Was the water definitely moving as the steel impellors on water pumps can corrode off. Also check the condition of the radiator cap, if the seal goes the coolant will boil as it will be at a lower pressure.

Has the head got a bypass or did it have holes in the thermostat?
by paul 300358
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unusual Breakdown
Replies: 24
Views: 1590

Re: Unusual Breakdown

The small screw that holds the earthing cable from the points onto the distributor body?
by paul 300358
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unusual Breakdown
Replies: 24
Views: 1590

Re: Unusual Breakdown

The plastic insulator that goes on the top and bottom of the points spring?
by paul 300358
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Odd Metallic tapping noise - Sounds like a diesel
Replies: 29
Views: 1678

Re: Odd Metallic tapping noise - Sounds like a diesel

Check the rocker shaft for wear.
by paul 300358
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM Split Case Rear Axle - Bearing Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: MM Split Case Rear Axle - Bearing Replacement

Take them in to a local bearing supplier which you will probably find with google. They should measure them and be able to offer replacements.
Take what you are fitting the bearing to so that they can measure any radiuses on the shaft.
by paul 300358
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098cc and Ford T9 Pairing
Replies: 29
Views: 1766

Re: 1098cc and Ford T9 Pairing

As this is a reconditioned engine, before spending any money, I would be tempted to drop the engine oil, remove the sump and have a look at the big end shells and the centre mains. You could do that with the front of the car on axle stands in a couple of hours.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover flatness
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Timing cover flatness

At the present time it scrap, if you try to straighten it the worst that can happen is it will still be scrap. But, you may save it.