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by shoebone
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller roof rack
Replies: 6
Views: 214

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: 946

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: 1279

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: 768

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: 1782

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: 1390

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: 781

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: 335

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: 1639

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: 435

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: 799

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: 552

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: 552

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 ...
by shoebone
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Brake adjustment

Cylinder differences are probably due to different manufacturer, providing it is the same size as the others it shouldn't be a problem, just a bit unusual ... I would tend to fit a complete set of four and expect when I buy four that they are all the same .... probably doesn't matter. Your other pro...
by shoebone
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Clicking bobbin.
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Clicking bobbin.

Turning on a battery switch should not produce regulator bobbin clickage. Fuel pump comes on with ignition ... i'm sure you know that, possible ignition coming on with battery power but you say its wired correctly so not ignition then. Bobbin clickage ... nope, shouldn't happen but difficult to diag...
by shoebone
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Towing

Towing with a rope is fun ..... many years ago I helped a young lady get her car home by towing it, how suprised was I, when going round a roundabout she ended up next to me smiling and waving :o She ran over and broke the rope before coasting to a halt on the inside edge of the roundabout. What a m...
by shoebone
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Popping when engine braking
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Popping when engine braking

Its probably the Morris minor fart !! perfectly normal.
by shoebone
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: universal joints
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: universal joints

I had exactly the same problem a couple of months ago.... Thought I had bent the yoke, It was only when I dismantled what I had, cleaned everything and measured as accurate as possible that I realized the spider was just over 1mm too long. I didn't have the original spider to make a measurement comp...
by shoebone
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake problems again.
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Brake problems again.

You may be not getting full contact with the shoe against the drum, they may bed in relatively quickly if your lucky, but I would be tempted to remove the drum, you should see how much shoe is contacting the drum ..... as for bleeding .... language is much less colorful when using a vacuum pump, sti...
by shoebone
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old style log book
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: Old style log book

That Ebay link .... I scrolled down a bit and was surprised to see somebody selling brand new chassis along with a log books :o what next .... donor cars with no trace of original ownership? Things are getting out of hand !!