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by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sill replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Sill replacement

Hi
Have a look here it may assist you.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbZsl ... Z08ArjvOjA

Hope they help.

Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?

Have a look at some of the video clips I made showing how Indid mine.
I repaired mine to keep the wing nuts in the correct position.
The tops of mine are rusted through but I intend to find solid metal and repair rather than replace.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbZsl ... Z08ArjvOjA
by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted a Minor Van
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Spotted a Minor Van

Saw a lovely blue Minor Van today in Edenfield.
I think it said Thornton and son on the rear, same place I spotted a lovely Red Convertible a few weeks back.
Anyone on here?
by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Disc brakes

My 1965 Minor was fitted with shocking brakes when I bought it, I changed the complete system to decent shoes and cylinders etc. I found I could lock the front wheels when testing after fitting the new brakes. Having said that a locked wheel is not going to slow you down so as long as the brakes are...
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: The awful joke thread

My four year old has been learning Spanish but still cannot say the word please.
Which I think is poor for four.
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Art
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Morris Art

ian.mcdougall wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:54 pm
I would say that was an original sign looking at the detail
No its not an original sign, its hand painted but on MDF board.
Very well done whoever did it though, I like it as its a bit battered and bruised and brightens up my garage.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Art
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Morris Art

I bought this a while ago at auction.
Hand painted on timber board whoever did it made a decent job of it.
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attachment issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Attachment issues?

No, not working for me either.
It allows me to go through the procedure but doesn't upload.
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attachment issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Attachment issues?

I will try a test photograph.
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Million going to auction
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Million going to auction

Just to add to the mix, my 1965 2 door has a screwed in Chassis plate, but its also has been fitted, shall we say out of level, must have been a rush job on a Friday evening!
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: wheel identity

Great stuff, thanks for that, I see Weller are sold out as well so they must be popular.
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"

I cannot help on all of the questions but some of the terms used are slang words.

Copper - Police officer

Slob - Lazy person

Gas - Petrol

As for open air, I take that to mean outside rather than office based, so taking the van out would be classed as an open air job.
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Gearbox bearing needles
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: 1275 Gearbox bearing needles

I stripped my 1275 midget gearbox to refurbish it and to be honest the needle bearings were in superb order so I left them alone. To get to the needle bearings is fairly straightforward, getting the gear locking washer on is another matter. I used a feeler gauge to hold the pin down and a pick in th...
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Bodywork dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Bodywork dimensions

What an excellent idea, I can see this being the go to reference for years to come.
I will print a set off for my garage wall.

Well done and thank you.
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: wheel identity

Unfortunately the issue of metric PCD being used on Minors appears to be becoming more frequent and in some cases totally incorrect wheels are being fitted. Having seen truck wheels shear 3/4" studs I would rather have the correct wheels fitted. I just thought the wheels fitted to the van looked qui...
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Duplex chain tension.

On the subject of mounting an A series engine on a stand, I came across this video which seem to have a special plate bolted to the engine block: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rad7cdJmT6k I did a little bit of research and came across another adaptor plate that was bolted to the alternator mountin...
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: wheel identity

I initially thought Triumph or similar, but the hole shape is different.

I'm now swaying towards VW G60 Wheels just because of the slot design:

https://www.google.com/search?q=vw+g60+ ... 36&bih=748
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 248

wheel identity

Good morning

Can anyone identify the wheels fitted to this pickup?

Regards

Dermot.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... fast-road/
by Murrayminor
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Citric acid in block
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Citric acid in block

I wonder if it reacted with any previous anti freeze.
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1019

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

That's the one.