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by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

Many thanks chaps. Fantastic detailed response Phil. I'll let you know how I get on...…..and give you an update on the kettle and the teapot!
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Oblongs & Circles

……..just waiting now for someone to ask for tips on fitting the Contrafibularity sprocket :D

Err, you do need to be a bit of a Blackadder fan for this one.
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

Thanks all. I've just ordered some citric acid...….I'll 'claim' it as household expenses as the kettle and the teapot need descaling :D . Sorry, if a daft question now:- How to I get the citric acid into where it's most needed i.e. in the back of the engine block, if I can't drain the block 'cos the...
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

I know there are already a number of historic threads on the seemingly not uncommon problem of unblocking the water coolant drain passage located at the rear of the engine block. Whilst all those threads have been very useful to me......I still haven't managed to, as yet, clear all the sediment out....
by Owlsman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 44
Views: 4045

Re: Morris Minor Music

Well, here's my starter for ten:- Just tonight, the H of C, as I understand it, has voted numerous times, not to leave the EU without a deal...….but the one (and only) deal that was on the table, has already been overwhelmingly rejected TWICE. How does that work then? Ok, only a rhetorical question!...
by Owlsman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 44
Views: 4045

Re: Morris Minor Music

You're not on your own MM. Me too!

As my old dad used to say when he was well in his nineties '' The older I get, the less I understand'' That's increasingly how I feel these days...…..and don't get me going on MPs and Brexit!!!
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MM sound insulation/proofing
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: MM sound insulation/proofing

I used latex backed sound deadening felt from 'Woolies Trim'. It just comes in a roll and you cut and trim to size as required and I used their own adhesive which was very effective.....even under the bonnet (hood? in your case :D ) The whole exercise i.e. insulating the passenger compartment floor,...
by Owlsman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Colours

Try the link below to Potteries Branch for car information

http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/Identify.htm

Wow! Is that a handy 'all you need to know' model guide, or what?

Thanks for posting
by Owlsman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric temp guage with no V regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: electric temp guage with no V regulator

I'm no electrics expert either...….. (not an expert anything, really)…...but you can earth it to any 'clean' i.e. paint free part of the bodywork. From memory on mine, there was already a hole drilled in a discrete part under the dashboard and I actually used a small nut and bolt and fastened the ea...
by Owlsman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18479
Views: 653439

Re: Word Association

Sheffield
by Owlsman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12649

Re: caravans

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Mini- ... rk:14:pf:0 Not a Minor , but a close relation... For the sort of money he wants for this I would want it 100% complete and not 95%.....and even then, I would have to be desperate to get rid of £20k. It also states that it is being sold on a 'no reserve' b...
by Owlsman
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another dodgy ID on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Yet another dodgy ID on eBay

Yeah, I noticed that just now. I seems someone has gone into overdrive this morning as the same '49 Lowlight has been posted 54 times!! ……..and before anyone picks me up on it......I know Moggies were not fitted with overdrive :D However, as you say, does anyone really fall for such blatant and obvi...
by Owlsman
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric temp guage with no V regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: electric temp guage with no V regulator

I had the self same problem 2 or 3 months ago and following a recommendation on here I used this :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Semiconducto ... :rk:4:pf:0

I works a dream. Is easy to fit, comes with full instructions and is available for both positive and negative earth. Sorted.
by Owlsman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Damage after no thermostat?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Damage after no thermostat?

Thanks for reassurance guys. Yes, on my little run today I noticed that the heater actually worked! :D I know there are arguments for and against about fitting additional instruments (more to go wrong, more to worry about, early warnings of trouble etc. etc) but I have to say that without fitting th...
by Owlsman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Damage after no thermostat?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Damage after no thermostat?

Greetings. A few weeks ago, with your help, I managed to sort out the volatile readings on my 'professionally' fitted temperature gauge. It seems I needed to have the feed via a voltage stabilizer which my '62 Minor didn't have on the speedo - so with someone's recommendation here I fitted a stand a...
by Owlsman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Banjo steering wheel and Traveller duotone trim
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Banjo steering wheel and Traveller duotone trim

Quite agree moj. Call me old fashioned - please! - but it's just common courtesy to thank someone for something that they've helped you with. I was recently complimented on here by posting a 'round up' on an problem that I raised and thanks to the responses I received, was satisfactorily resolved. A...
by Owlsman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: eBay Scammers
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: eBay Scammers

Interesting read, all this. I too 'follow' these email scammers and have reported them regularly to eBay (without ever getting a response). What I don't get though is WHO IS FALLING FOR OBVIOUS CONS? We've all had emails from Nigerian princes, terminally ill millionaires and notifications of lottery...
by Owlsman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage stabiliser/temperature gauge problem
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Voltage stabiliser/temperature gauge problem

Can I just wrap this one please by letting you know that I fitted the gizmo as recommended by Phil and hey presto, the temp gauge reads 'normal' now.....or at least, it never got above halfway on the gauge (90 degrees) on a decent run out this afternoon. The service, help and fitting instructions, b...
by Owlsman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Horn bracket

How do you guys know all this stuff? I'm well impressed, seriously. For the record, I have neither the expertise nor the equipment to fabricate such a bracket so I've ordered one from B & G. I'm not a great fan of 'modifying /updating' classics to within an inch of their original lives but I'm not a...
by Owlsman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Horn bracket

Hello all - my late '62 Minor 1000 has just 1 horn fitted....but yet has wiring for 2! I've recently bought a second horn to fit, mainly for aesthetic reasons but also to make the car a bit more audible as and when needed. What I lack, however, is a bracket to fit the additional horn to. The bracket...