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by Murrayminor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

My first car was a mid 60's mini
I then had in no particular order
1979 mini 1275GT (a should have kept it car)
1980 GTM Coupe
1995 Mini Cooper
1979 Morris Marina
1965 Morris Minor
1973 MG Midget
1970 MG Midget
that's it so far I think.....watch this space
by Murrayminor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Wanner grease guns are a nice size, but try and get a flexi made up as the solid nozzle can be difficult to get into some of the grease points.
I picked my Wanner up cheap from E-bay for a few quid.
by Murrayminor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Best type of garage door

I built my garage about ten years ago and decided on a roller shutter door, I have just replaced the motor (an easy job) and other than the motor it has never caused me any issues. My door is 10ft wide by 8ft high. It has a remote with it so I can open the door as I approach. the roller shutter door...
by Murrayminor
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 1999
Views: 285396

Re: Spotted today.

It must be a good weather thing, in the last few days I have seen a few Minors around the Manchester area.
I saw a grey split screen towing a trailer in near Sale, I saw a cream tourer in Cheadle.
Yesterday I saw a blue saloon in Ramsbottom whilst I was in my 2 door.
Nice to see so many out and about.
by Murrayminor
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1576

Re: New Purchase!!

Lovely tourer.
The registration IG 5128 shows the car as being registeed on the 1st March 2019!! :D
by Murrayminor
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18587
Views: 676476

Re: Word Association

perform
by Murrayminor
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impending restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Impending restoration

Good evening As mentioned in other posts I recently aquired a 1965 2 door morris minor 1000. From a distance it looks fairly presentable and has been painted in the past. The previous owner did things the wrong way round and painted over some rust ( and filler). I intend to have the car professional...
by Murrayminor
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Ramps
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Ramps

les wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:58 am
Bexley in Kent, ramps in Dartford, Sorry I forgot the location tab no longer works!
No worries, too far for me to travel unfortunately.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Ramps
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Ramps

Hi where are you based?
by Murrayminor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Indicator issue

Apologies I didn't explain myself very well. The indicators work as normal apart from when the light or the heater are switched on. At that point the stalk light stays on constant and the actual indicator goes out, the flasher unit also stops. As the flasher unit then works as normal once the lights...
by Murrayminor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Indicator issue

Hi all The indicators on my '65 minor 1000 work fine until I switch the lights on or the heater then they freeze. I'm thinking something along the lines of a bad earth or something but I'm not that clued up on electrics. Would fitting a new earth lead help or could any of you experienced minor owner...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: Ezibleed query

That may be my issue, in one of the manuals it states to fill the master cylinder to the bottom of the thread for the cap,maybe my cylinder is over full.
I will try persuade my wife to pump the pedal for me again.
Thanks for the information thus far.
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: Ezibleed query

Well I have been busy with work lately but on attempting to bleed the brake system I have hit a wall and would like some advice. If I open the master cylinder and depress the brake pedal I can see fluid being forced out of the cylinder. Does this point to a leaking seal within the master cylinder? T...
by Murrayminor
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Mysterious Scratches

I will second the hose pipe theory, I suffered the same damage to one of my previous cars so now I'm careful not to allow the hose anywhere near the car.
As the hose is fairly light I would think the scuffs would Polish out.
Good luck.
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: Ezibleed query

Phil
Thanks for your assistance.
I will drill and tap the cap which will hopefully sort out the air in my system.
Which hillclimb championship do you compete in?
I used to hillclimb a lifetime ago but work got in the way.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: Ezibleed query

Well that's me totally confused.
I have ordered the unvented cap from ESM and see if that will fit my lockheed MC.
If it does then I will drill and tap as per your guide.
Thanks for your input.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: Ezibleed query

It should fit as the non vented cap is a direct replacement for the Lockheed vented cap when ESMs additional remote brake fluid reservoir which is mounted higher than the brake master cylinder is fitted. If the original vented cap is retained the vented cap would leak brake fluid. Do you know what ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: Ezibleed query

Thanks for the reply
Do you know if that cap is compatible with the Lockheed master cylinder?
The aftermarket MC fitted to my car has a smaller diameter cap thread than the Lockheed one.
Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ezibleed query
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Ezibleed query

Hi
Has anyone used an Ezibleed on a minor 1000 master cylinder?
If so how do you overcome the master cylinder cap issue?
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: christmas bonus??
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: christmas bonus??

Where in Ireland do you live?
I moved from Limerick to Manchester back in the late 70's, I still have lots of family in the area and will be going back in January to say hello.