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by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 294607

Re: Spotted today.

Sleeper wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Last but not least....

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John :wink:
Does that Minor have the wrong windscreen fitted? just looks like something is amiss or is it me?
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern Morris Minor ?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Modern Morris Minor ?

Joe Have a look here: http://londonelectriccars.com/ Hi Dermot, Thanks for the link, when the time comes I will eventually convert my car to electric, to be honest Issigonis' design with the economics of the electric car is just what we need nower days. Regards, Joe :) I agree to an extent, but I t...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Fan blade colour
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Fan blade colour

splitscreen wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:43 am
Thanks but I want to know if it was still yellow with the black engines installed in late Travellers.
Within the thread someone mentions the fans were painted yellow as a safety thing from around the late 50's
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern Morris Minor ?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Modern Morris Minor ?

Joe

Have a look here:

http://londonelectriccars.com/
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Dead Eletrics

I have had a similar issue with the indicators on my 65. When I activated the indicators they would flash initially then hold a solid light until turned off, then they stayed constant, I noticed the light on the stalk was on one night when going into the garage in the dark, I replaced the flasher un...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: long distance driving

philthehill wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 am
Start and finish with the premise - keep it simple.
Modifications and alterations to the standard set up are more difficult to fix out on the road especially if you are miles from anywhere.
I fully agree with your comments, I was just testing the water.
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Fan blade colour
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Fan blade colour

See this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=58262
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Ashtrays

My '65 2 door is a Deluxe with over riders, vinyl seats, rear ashtray and two on the shelf under the dash.
It also has the D in the chassis number
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Dead Eletrics

Are the cables correctly connected to the battery? you have tested the battery but sometimes the cables can work loose.
I would be inclined to check all the visible wiring for loose connections sounds like something has worked loose.
Battery
Ignition wires
Fuses and holders for corrosion
by Murrayminor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: long distance driving

johngrigg wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:53 am
And WD40 .....
I usually carry WD40 or similar depending on what's on offer at the motor factors when I'm there.
by Murrayminor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: long distance driving

Having done quite a few 400 mile or more trips including a couple into the thousands I would recommend paying attention to the following. - Minimise wind noise through refurbishment of door and window seals. - Don't put up with a noisy gearbox. - Don't put up with a noisy diff. - Carry spares for u...
by Murrayminor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: long distance driving

While driving wise original may be fine if I was driving that far I would want some safety improvements because of the way others drive, i would have a high back seat, 3 point seat belts and led tail / stop lamps, possibly even a centre stop lamp on the parcel shelf as well. Thos items are already ...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rocker Cover with Breather
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Rocker Cover with Breather

philthehill wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:00 pm
The rocker cover in the link is an early rocker cover with metal cap and if you enlarge the picture you can see that it has the metal labels riveted on.
I couldn't enlarge the picture to see the detail. Thanks.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

The problem with cutting the blade is it may run out of true and cause unwanted vibrations which could have consequences elsewhere.
For the sake of £40 I would fit the flattened case knowing it was right.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover design A motor 948
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Timing cover design A motor 948

I once used a modern oil in a Morris Marina and to say it leaked slightly was an understatement, I investigated everything to solve the leaks but when I reverted back to proper oil the majority of the leaks stopped.
I now look upon oil leaks as a rust preventative measure.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 148

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Is the timing spot on? incorrect timing can have an effect on the engine which could cause overheating
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rocker Cover with Breather
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Rocker Cover with Breather

I cant make out if the rocker cover in this lot is riveted or not but it has the breather.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/morris-minor ... SwBQ1dI5Ef
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 148

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Is the remainder of the cooling system up to scratch? Sometimes crud can build up or become loose causing partial blockages which can cause overheating. The rad can also suffer from the same. You can purchase radiator flush and you would be surprised what that stuff manages to dislodge. A word of ca...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: long distance driving

Good luck in doing all that work by next year, that sort of stuff took me many years. I have spent the last few months working around the house getting it up to scratch so my better half is happy. I now have a job where I start at 6am and finish at 2pm so that will give me at least 4 hours a day, p...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 717

Re: long distance driving

You didn't mention any upgrades to the brakes, have you considered a front end conversion to discs ? Phil No I was planning on keeping the all round drum set up, mainly as I wanted to keep most things standard hence reliable, I have recently replaced all the braking components so its all new and sh...