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by shoebone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 30
Views: 640

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Well, this is fun, what have we got .. three different problems on one post? So .. to MOGGIEMOS1@ .... Some new parts are bad straight out the package these days .. I am suspecting your condenser, if you have the original one try fitting that.
by shoebone
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic clutch 1275.
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Hydraulic clutch 1275.

Thanks Phil, very informative, I will be purchasing the ESM kit.
by shoebone
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic clutch 1275.
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Hydraulic clutch 1275.

Hi people, about my 'spare' engine, I want to have it ready to throw in as and when needed. It's a sprite 1275 engine and gearbox out of a RHD car but going in to a LHD car. I am considering going with a hydraulic clutch and I see ESM sell a kit but state for 1098 gearbox only. I emailed ESM and ask...
by shoebone
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interior Light Wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Interior Light Wiring

Does it connect directly to the back of the door switch. The switch can be unscrewed from the door jamb and pulled out. I think that wire is hot ... best to disconnect the battery ... your light may come on if you ground that wire. Sorry, not sure where the other end connects too right now ...
by shoebone
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Old Lucas regulators

Corroded points ??
by shoebone
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1716

Re: fuel pump

Burlen sell a repair kit for 44 Quid, you could rebuild it yourself in less than an hour or take your time and spend an afternoon cleaning/getting to know/rebuilding your pump ..... much more satisfying and your pump is good for another 50 years. http://sucarb.co.uk/su-fuel-pumps-spares/single-lp-pu...
by shoebone
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Metal thickness
Replies: 21
Views: 1575

Re: Metal thickness

Mog welder .. LoL .. I like that and will probably refer to my mig as the mog welder from now on, it was many years ago when I bought my first mig and its sole purpose was to weld together my second minor, so yea, a mig for the mog. My first minor had more holes than a colander and ended up at the s...
by shoebone
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller roof rack
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Traveller roof rack

.................. also .. the rear part of the roof is aluminium and easily damaged
by shoebone
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Firestones may not be that old, on sale right now right here in the USA. I fitted four last year and I'm quite happy with them.
by shoebone
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

Back in the 60,s both my parents were driving instructors and I vaugly remember my mother used a Morris Minor ..... Not just any old minor, she used a minor million. It was a few years later before I was old enough to learn to drive by which time they had moved on to minis.
by shoebone
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter motor advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Starter motor advice please

A weak battery can cause the starter to turn without engaging .....
by shoebone
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 2850

Re: sudden ignition failure

The late Roy also used to say that when a new coil fixed the problem, its not because the old coil was bad but the connectors had probably corroded over the last few decades and sliding them on to a new coil would clean a new electrical path and give good conductivity. I think its always a good idea...
by shoebone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welding fitting wings
Replies: 22
Views: 2141

Re: welding fitting wings

The major suppliers sell repair panels ......http://www.morrisminorspares.com/search ... ing-repair
by shoebone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Mysterious Scratches

That's a shame, looks like it was a nice paint job otherwise. Was it cellulose or 2 pack ? Earlier this year I painted the front of my car using 2 pack and about a month later I drove in from work and the dog (pit bull mix) ran out to greet me and scratched the wing :-? Yours do not look like animal...
by shoebone
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Repro indicator switch
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Repro indicator switch

Weird that it would work one way but not the other, I believe the stalk light is fed by the light green wire from the flasher unit and is earthed through the black wire on your repro unit. I would be checking/cleaning connections, especially the earth. I fitted a new unit not so long ago..... Qualit...
by shoebone
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Car painting with spray cans

No compressor required ...... :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qinZkdzOtCQ
by shoebone
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel cylinder.
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Rear wheel cylinder.

You may be trying to match OEM and Pattern style parts, I believe there are differences but I've actually never bothered rebuilding cylinders.
by shoebone
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput

I don't think you have a problem ... once you get fluid moving you will be able to bleed normally, I believe we need the weight of a line full of fluid to get things going and you need to get fluid into the lines, I use a vacuum pump now, seems to work especially well on the minor which has always b...
by shoebone
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Hub End Float
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Rear Hub End Float

Thanks Phil.
by shoebone
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Hub End Float
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Rear Hub End Float

So... I just happen to be looking at my spare axle and discovered it has grooved hubs enabling the use of the o ring, it also has a thin gasket fitted. Would this be correct? I can see why a gasket should be fitted ... To preserve clamping forces on the bearing.... But I wonder if the o ring hub is ...