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by Edward1949
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rheostat not functioning?
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Rheostat not functioning?

What about the connection of the winding wire to the "power in" terminal ("slow fan" in your picture). It looks like a fairly basic metal plate held against the wire by the compressed metal grommet which is your power-in terminal. There is potential here for looseness to have developed over 60 or so...
by Edward1949
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rheostat not functioning?
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Rheostat not functioning?

First thoughts are: is there good spring pressure from the moving contact blade onto the windings; are the contact areas (blade onto winding) clean & shiny? There could be decades of deposit which just need cutting through with an electrical contact cleaning fluid.
by Edward1949
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1487

Re: starting

kevin s wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:25 pm
......and with the top of the bowl removed the fuel is aprox 20mm down from the top.
Doesn't sound as though the float needle is being overwhelmed by too much pump pressure if the petrol level is below the top.
by Edward1949
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: The ultimate retro Minor
Replies: 0
Views: 508

The ultimate retro Minor

by Edward1949
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: standard or 4.5 diff.
Replies: 18
Views: 444

Re: standard or 4.5 diff.

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:14 pm

I still don't understand how the cracked axle has caused the diff to fail though??
Maybe run dry after total oil loss through crack?
by Edward1949
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: 803 cc oil filter

Any updates? Was the ebay filter OK? Is it a simple matter of measuring the bore of the central feed tube?
by Edward1949
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

A little late to the party with this one. My Nov 1950 Lowlight has vents but no water pump. However, they did have heaters. They picked up hot air from the radiator which was circulated with a fan in the car. So instead of plumbing to carry water through the firewall from the engine coolant, does y...
by Edward1949
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gan Canny pet
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Gan Canny pet

Personally I try to Gan Canny all the time, not just the next 1/3rd of a mile 8)
by Edward1949
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 29
Views: 1122

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

My tie-bar story: nearly 50 years ago I bought a late 1950's Riley 1.5 (that's the one based on Minor chassis) with front-end shunt damage, dirt cheap but still driveable, bought it to use till MOT expired then scrap it. I used it heavily for some months (regular long fast motorway trips with that l...
by Edward1949
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

geoberni wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:55 pm

Why the interest?
Have you found a car that you are trying to date accurately? :)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor ... 3368258777

This in "cars for sale" section. As an ex-lowlight owner I was surprised to see a heater. Very nice car, by the way.
by Edward1949
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Lowlight with demister vents?

Does anyone know whether later lowlights had demister slots in the dash?
by Edward1949
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: 803 cc oil filter

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OIL-FILTER-F ... SwiDFYOEpi

The description suggests that this has the original constrictor.
by Edward1949
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 1618

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

I’m sorry too, but glad that no-one was hurt. I hope that the damage is as limited as it seems to be, and that you are soon all back on the road. I enjoy your posts and videos, and I look forward to more tales and pictures of your happy adventures. Same here - very sorry about the accident and plea...
by Edward1949
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: PETROL

My 1098 is in original fettle so has the added complication of needing a lead substitute. I use Millers VSPe additive, which claims to be not only a lead substitute, but protects fuel system from adverse ethanol effects up to E10 concentration. In addition it claims to enhance fuel by "up to 2 Octan...
by Edward1949
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Slack tightening up at speed
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Clutch Slack tightening up at speed

Are you saying that the clutch takes up free play at speed, then reverts to normal free play at rest? If so, the only logical explanation is that the engine/gearbox unit is insecurely mounted to the extent that when the car is under power the power unit shifts position and takes up clutch play. Is t...
by Edward1949
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1487

Re: starting

Strangely it has done it twice when parked in the garage at home for a couple of days but when left outside at work for a couple of days it has started fine. Could be a clue here. Mine needs full choke after a cold night outside, but only half choke if garaged, otherwise it can flood (although this...
by Edward1949
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: An Essential Spare?

Is this the shaft that the brake and clutch pedal share? No, we're talking about the rod which links to the clutch withdrawal lever at the bell-housing. The shared brake + clutch pedal shaft can certainly wear and develop looseness over the years, anything you can do to lubricate it must be a good ...
by Edward1949
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1839

Re: Steering Rack

alawrence10360 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:11 pm
it was a nightmare fitting it back on my own
:( I'm contemplating this job. Any tips ?
by Edward1949
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: An Essential Spare?

Yes, back in the 1970s driving a 1955 Minor. A long way from home, but the route had few junctions. Started the car in first gear (a bit brutal) and went through the gears to top ( it's surprisingly easy to get engine speed just right for clutchless gear changing if you concentrate). Main angst was ...
by Edward1949
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1446

Re: Circular heater

geoberni wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm

When did the elephant trunk under the bonnet get introduced?

About 2 years after the upgrade to 1098cc, so circa 1964
.
Going back to circular heaters, some had simple doors so that heat could be directed at the screen instead of the car interior.