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by Napoleon Boot
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Selling is not the only option. Upgrading your driving license to include a manual gearbox might be a better and cheaper alternative! You could also, presumably drive an electric vehicle on your license? Now, there is yet another possibility for a short range vehicle. :D [/quote] Yep I do intend to ...
by Napoleon Boot
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Hi Seb, I think i have sent you a PM, but not sure if it got through or not, i may be able to help with your machining requirements, please feel free to PM me about this, Steve Many thanks Steve, PM sent! My sympathies. Unless you really want an auto I think a standard minor box and clutch might be...
by Napoleon Boot
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Depressing news from the garage. The Morris specialist reckons that the flexplate and crankshaft are fine, but that a bespoke mating plate between them has broken. He hasn't taken the engine or gearbox out yet as he reckons it will be a long job and not worth starting without a replacement. The more...
by Napoleon Boot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

I suspect that it’s either wear and tear (the previous owner converted it to automatic eight years ago and had no previous problems), or it may be the result of a transmission problem I had at the start of the year, where the joint between the torque converter and prop shaft wasn’t totally solid- th...
by Napoleon Boot
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes / no power to wheels

Well, after another look underneath, and some correspondence with the previous owner, I've got to the bottom of the problem. Oliver90owner, you were sort of right and I was wrong; the propshaft is not modified, but the flywheel has been replaced with a flexplate from a Hillman Avenger. The flexplate...
by Napoleon Boot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Bit of a dispiriting afternoon. First I looked for an inspection hatch in the bell housing, but nothing, so prepared to remove the starter to look at the ring gear through the hole. To get to the bolts on the starter, you have to first remove the distributor, as it's right in the way. However space ...
by Napoleon Boot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Thanks John,

That gives me somewhere to start. I'll investigate and report back later.

All the best,
Seb
by Napoleon Boot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

:o Oh no! I hope it's not a serious as that - I can't understand how the crankshaft could have snapped when it's just been sitting parked. Will see whether the car will get in gear and move with the engine running; starting to really worry now... Not sure how clear it is from the video but it sounds...
by Napoleon Boot
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Some progress! For the first time ever, I got her starter with the handle. The engine was running at quite high revs though, and even pushing the choke back in didn’t calm it down. Still, good to have the engine running again. I then tried starting with the key, and just the whining noise again. The...
by Napoleon Boot
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

I would likely lay odds on the prop shaft being modified in some way... :D It’s not you know! I can vouch for that as I saw underneath when I had the auto box looked at. The mechanics were astonished at the lengths the previous owner had gone to in order to marry the torque to the original prop sha...
by Napoleon Boot
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

I do have a full list of everything bought for the car, plus receipts, however the starter motor wasn’t on it so I assumed it was original. Aside from the gearbox, the rest of the car is a standard 1971 Traveller, with common upgrades from ESM/Charles Ware like servo brakes. I’m aware that my Minor ...
by Napoleon Boot
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Ah- it’s all a learning curve! Thanks for pointing out what sort of starter motor it is, as all my manuals deal with the inertia type. I keep telling myself that each problem is just a chance to learn. The batter was recharged to 12.8v. It was chucking it down again last night, but I’ll rope in an a...
by Napoleon Boot
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Ah- scratch that, I’ve just seen a starter motor online which looks like mine- I’d assumed it would be the standard Lucas one but it looks more like this (but upside down). That explains why the button on the starter solenoid wasn’t working, because it’s been replaced with one attached to the motor!...
by Napoleon Boot
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Thank you; I’ll just check the spark plugs once more in case I’ve flooded the engine, but failing that I’ll have to get the starter out and look at it. What’s confusing me is that the starter seems to be slung underneath another larger cylinder, and I’m not sure what that cylinder is! It doesn’t loo...
by Napoleon Boot
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Well, the rain stopped for long enough to let me refit the fully charged battery, but nothing has changed, inevitably. I found the button on the starter solenoid which I hadn’t noticed before, but it doesn’t do anything. Will try to get a better video tonight, when I get home from work. I’m flummoxe...
by Napoleon Boot
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Well I think (hope) I've found the culprit. I've checked the battery with a multimeter and it's only showing 12.2v, when it should be at least 12.6v. I've got a battery charger from Argos and am charging it up now. The tracker I installed must have drained the battery sufficiently to stop the car st...
by Napoleon Boot
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Yep, I know modern ones do and I’ve always started in Park before; just thought I’d also try hand cranking with it in neutral in case it made any difference!
by Napoleon Boot
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Thanks Simmitc, I was on my own so couldn't video the engine bay and turn the key at the same time! It may not sound like it from the video, but it's clear in person that the starter is turning but not engaging with the flywheel; I'm used to the sound and feel of the engine turning over and it's def...
by Napoleon Boot
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Thanks both, I haven't checked for a spark, though I will; I've got a feeling that the tracker I've fitted may be draining the battery, although the battery's still showing a green light to say it's OK. I'll check it with a multimeter and also look to see how strong the spark is. My other thought wa...
by Napoleon Boot
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1447

Re: Starter Motor Woes

PS- I’ve tried to start with the starting handle but despite reading instructions and watching videos, never managed. I feel pressure increase and then throw the handle round but not even a cough. Is there something obvious I’m missing?
The car has an automatic gearbox but the original 1098 engine.