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by shoebone
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 40
Views: 598

Re: Disc brakes

My first Minor .. many years ago had what would now be called ABS .... Gawd knows how the kid I was, managed to stop at various junctions getting my new car home :oops: It was an old banger back then and suffered no more than .. no maintenance or very little at best. I overhauled the system, mostly ...
by shoebone
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat Success!
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Thermostat Success!

Anti seize grease on those studs will aid disassembly at the next 13 year interval, I believe some people have drilled the thermostat housing holes oversize a little too. Well done.
by shoebone
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Suppliers sell brake shoes and also Mintex brake shoes, I don't know what you got but I found an improvement with Mintex shoes, also, if your drums have been skimmed it may take longer for your shoes to bed in .. I cant quite make out a wear pattern in your picture but if your shoes are more likely ...
by shoebone
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake problems
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: brake problems

Does the brake peddle have enough free play (before you depress it)? Free play is needed to allow the brake fluid to return to the cylinder.
by shoebone
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 with new intake, ex manifold and carb
Replies: 34
Views: 4355

Re: 1098 with new intake, ex manifold and carb

Nothing wrong with thread revival .... I'm intrigued ... Hey MikeNash ... How did that copper exhaust turn out?
by shoebone
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: misfire when cold
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: misfire when cold

Slightly different direction and trying to keep it simple ... i'm thinking lean condition and carb dashpot oil ... or lack of ?
by shoebone
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Really?

hahahahahahahahaha ... Some of the quotes .... absolutely astonishing Morris Minor pick up truck once in a lifetime opportunity to buy the best Morris Minor on the planet never find another like it in your lifetime They thought I was mad, I probably am Bentley type chrome grill. Blah blah blah ........
by shoebone
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

Well done, always a good thing when a plan comes together :D
by shoebone
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: Static Timing

Just a reminder ... the dizzy runs anticlockwise ... but you all knew that already :D
by shoebone
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wheelarch bodgery
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Rear wheelarch bodgery

I seen worse ...... actually, i haven't ! Just trying to empathise ... although I had a pickup that had been fixed by another person from planet clever, lower rear cab corners had five layers of metal (rust) welded on top of each other :o I fixed it properly myself, it wasn't even expensive, very ti...
by shoebone
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

Could I just say ..........Most reproduction brake light switches appear to be made in far away places and can quickly fail, while you're in the area I can recommend the fitting of a relay, this will greatly increase switch life and as a small bonus, with the engine not running I can hear the click ...
by shoebone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hot starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Hot starter motor

Steve, Its possible your bendix is sticking on its shaft and would benefit from a good clean, whip the starter out and have a look. the assembly should be clean and dry, free and easy, Its tempting to add a little oil or grease but this allows "clutch dust" and/or other contaminants to attach themse...
by shoebone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 994

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: 138

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: 138

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: 372

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: 810

Re: Old Lucas regulators

Corroded points ??
by shoebone
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1860

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: 1732

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: 584

Re: Traveller roof rack

.................. also .. the rear part of the roof is aluminium and easily damaged