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by Murrayminor
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.

As someone who will be relying heavily on my handbrake once my car is out on the hills I find this post very useful.

I will be sourcing a set of Metro drums to add to my ever growing list of parts to be fitted to my Minor.

As ever Phil, thanks for bringing the information to light.
by Murrayminor
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust
Replies: 14
Views: 3233

Re: Rust

This must be one of the oldest thread revivals around :oops:

I wonder if the rusty car is still around?

Is Chris still a member?

So many questions....
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stale petrol
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Stale petrol

I had to clean the fuel system on my old mini 1275GT which was fitted with twin tanks, I cannot forget the horrible smell of stale fuel, nor the gunk it left behind.
Get rid of the stale fuel and treat your car to some fresh stuff, it will repay you in the long run.
by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 153
Views: 27853

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

I'm only looking at the picture on my tablet but it looks like it's perforated.
by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 153
Views: 27853

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

I'm afraid to tell you but that rust looks like it needs to be cut out and welded properly otherwise it will spread.
Having gone so far I would cut it out and repair it.
by Murrayminor
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: colour blind
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: colour blind

I had a conversation with a friend of mine who is a painter and decorator, he is colour blind but manages to get by without issue.
Colour blindness contact lenses and glasses were mentioned I wonder do those work?
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ULJ 593 1957 Log book
Replies: 0
Views: 425

ULJ 593 1957 Log book

Hi all I'm a member of the Mercedes owners club and a member on there has inherited a large number of old buff log books from his deceased father and amongst them is a 1957 Morris Minor log book with the registration number ULJ 593. Although the number appears to be out of use it may ring a bell wit...
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: Electric Cars

Gov now announce the banning of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, yes, 10 years time! Following this, it is likely that they will then eventually want to phase out petrol/diesel itself so will be impossible to drive the older vehicles. Of course, an electric Minor has already been produced bu...
by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Domes/bulges in the boot floor
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: Domes/bulges in the boot floor

I would agree its to compensate for a fully loaded vehicle,luggage and passengers then allowing for suspension movement and eventually worn springs to avoid any suspension/body interference.
by Murrayminor
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Minor rust in seam, worth cutting it back?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Minor rust in seam, worth cutting it back?

I cannot see the images you have posted, maybe others can and will comment.
If it helps you, I have a couple of videos on you tube showing how I tackled the floors on my 1965 2 door.

Link here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbZsl ... Z08ArjvOjA
by Murrayminor
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 1470

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

There are two distinct camps when it comes to classics, those that like their classic and take every opportunity to work on them, maybe even enjoying working on them rather than driving, and the other camp who love classic cars but cannot wild a spanner. I would say I think you've missed a group he...
by Murrayminor
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 1470

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

There are two distinct camps when it comes to classics, those that like their classic and take every opportunity to work on them, maybe even enjoying working on them rather than driving, and the other camp who love classic cars but cannot wild a spanner. There is a guy in the next street to me who o...
by Murrayminor
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: signs
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: signs

I believe there are different speed limits for vans in the uk. On single-carriageway roads displaying the national speed limit sign, vans are limited to 50mph. The same rule applies on a dual carriageway, where the speed limit is 70mph for a car, but is 60mph for a van. On a motorway, a van is typic...
by Murrayminor
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 884

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

I have just returned home to find my copy on the doormat.
Quick coffee and I'm set up for an hour or so.
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Length of 2Ba cheese Head Screws bowl to wing
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Length of 2Ba cheese Head Screws bowl to wing

Sorry cannot help you, my wings are in storage so cannot measure them.
On a different note I have just had a look at Upper Main Arm NSW on Google maps, what a beautiful part of the world. :D

Certainly beats the north west England.
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting new pistons
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Fitting new pistons

I have linked this thread to your original thread so people can see you found a solution to your original query. :D
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking sound in 948 Minor
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Knocking sound in 948 Minor

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I have added the update to this thread to keep everything easy for people to find as there has been an update.
by Murrayminor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting new pistons
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Fitting new pistons

As above, check for crankshaft throw fore and aft movement, also check the bores, they may need to be re-bored to remove damage. Yes it does look like that piston has certainly been flopping about in the bore. What is the condition of the big end bearings and are any of the other pistons damaged? Lo...
by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2176
Views: 352490

Re: Spotted today.

Saw a blue traveller sporting a roof rack today in Bury Lancs heading towards Pilsworth Ind est.
Looked lovely and was pulling very well up the hill from Manchester Road.
by Murrayminor
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 17114

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

What sad news, Guy Croft racing engines has been one of those institutions and he produced some excellent engines. RIP.