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by pgp001
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: dead moggy

Have you got a voltmeter or a bulb on two bits of wire that you can start checking circuits with ? The trouble with electricity is you can't see it, so if there are no obvious signs of damage you will need to check it through with a meter. You say the fuses are OK, so there has to be a bad connectio...
by pgp001
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 stage extending bonnet stay
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: 2 stage extending bonnet stay

No its not just you, I had to modify mine as well. I thought I had just got a Friday afternoon one. :D

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 223
Views: 6234

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

What sort of lathe is that Phil ?

It looks to be fairly vintage, probably an old flat belt drive at a guess.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice please for Nickel Plating
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Advice please for Nickel Plating

There are various kits you can use at home for Nickel plating. https://www.frost.co.uk/plating-kits/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-b7qBRDPARIsADVbUbXhm57jYA37TcoH1lqrHSdSfvlBt7j9nYqdQpafQS_awP1xaCqPc64aAiOBEALw_wcB https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/acatalog/Nickel_Plating_Kit.html https://www.caswelleurope.co.uk/nickel-p...
by pgp001
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Hope to see you out and about in it soon, well done.

Do you have any events planned in for this year ?
If you get cracking you might make it to the Otley rally in about a months time :D

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 499

Re: SERVO FITMENT

The OP originally asked if fitting a servo would improve 8" drum brakes, the answers all seem to be giving advice on whether to fit discs. I have a traveller with front discs and servo that were fitted when I bought it, and apart from having to replace the discs because one was warped I am entirely ...
by pgp001
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud gearbox knocking
Replies: 15
Views: 297

Re: Loud gearbox knocking

Can you "feel" anything through the clutch release lever just before you apply pressure ?
I wondered if it could be the clutch release fingers catching the lever itself.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 40
Views: 730

Re: Doris cuts out

Its possible you have some dirt or a blob of water stuck in the main jet or its flexible feed tube by the sounds of it.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: Starting problem

Good point, that makes sense.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller wood frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Traveller wood frame.

You occasionally find interesting stuff here as well.

https://www.morrisminorforum.com/forum/ ... r-forum.2/

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller wood frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Traveller wood frame.

The drawings are available for free on another Morris Minor website.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passenger Sun Visor Mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Passenger Sun Visor Mirror

My wife has decided that she cannot live without a mirror on the back of her sun visor :( I know you can buy new sun visors with them already fitted, but they cost around £50 a pop, and the Yorkshireman in me says NO. So my question is :- Has anyone successfully managed to glue a mirror of some sort...
by pgp001
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E-type style Dashboard metal ?
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: E-type style Dashboard metal ?

You can get ones to fit the minor, but maybe you need to start saving your pocket money :D

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/moto-lita ... minor.html

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E-type style Dashboard metal ?
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: E-type style Dashboard metal ?

Looks like that one has a more up to date steering column as well. I cannot help with the supplier of that material but here is a photo of my Traveller dashboard.. I made it from plain aluminium sheet and then lacquered it. http://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/Morris_Dashboard_0...
by pgp001
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: New engine blocks

Austin did a similar thing with the "Seven" engine, ie added a third bearing to the two bearing engine. It made it even worse, the centre bearing would wear and allow the crank to flex, but the space for that centre bearing had to come from somewhere, that somewhere was the crank webs were made thin...
by pgp001
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Scroll Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Crankshaft Scroll Seal

So, what is the general concensus of opinion regarding the lip seal conversion idea. ? For myself it would be very easy to machine or even cylindrical grind the flywheel boss and fit a sleeve etc as I have the equipment to do it, but do we think overall it is better to stick with the scroll seal and...
by pgp001
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Scroll Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Crankshaft Scroll Seal

I wonder if it is feasible to machine the flywheel boss down a bit to clean it up, and then loctite a hardened SKF Speedi-Sleeve onto it for the seal to run on. That way you could bring it back to its correct design diameter for the lip seal.

Phil

You just beat me to it Declan :D
by pgp001
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Scroll Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Crankshaft Scroll Seal

Hi Declan That would be great if you have a spare one you dont need please. I am more than capable of making one myself and I also have a well equiped machine shop in my back garden for this kind of work. However life is too short and if I can find a decent second hand one my time would be much bett...
by pgp001
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Scroll Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Crankshaft Scroll Seal

Thanks Phil

What do you reckon the chances of obtaining a spare one are ?
I did wonder about making one myself, I do have a chunk of cast iron that would do nicely.

Phil