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by alanworland
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Identify clock
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Identify clock

My dash clock didn't come from an MM but you would have to look hard to notice it wasn't genuine!
I think similar clocks were fitted to some BMC vehicles of similar vintage and believe that's where mine came from. I did some post's on it when it was installed.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris minor half shafts
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Morris minor half shafts

I put an additional screw fixing in the half shafts!
I did it because I didn't like the idea of the O ring opening up the joint to the hub, seemed to tip it out of square which would the reveal an oily joint.
I realise it's all held together once the wheel nuts are tightened up.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Series MM Twin H1 Carbs
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Series MM Twin H1 Carbs

Quite a find!
I bought a pair of (I was told) Sprite H1's years ago for my sidevalve and they had the angled floatchambers consequently I made up a pair of independent manifolds to support them at the correct angle.
I think I had a bit of a post going at the time, a few years ago.

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

Excellent! Happy days.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: protecting bare metal.
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: protecting bare metal.

Bondaprimer - good stuff, I used it, it has a good amount of solids in it which flatter well.
Don't see it so much as you used to though?

Alan
by alanworland
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Horn Tuning

I have fitted a pair of 'twin tone' horns, I salvaged many moons ago from a Humber Super Snipe I think and they sound - loud and wonderful! I think you will find the tone cannot be altered, the adjustment is for making the horn function properly - as it's adjusted you will hear a change to the quali...
by alanworland
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake pedal against underside cover plate
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Brake pedal against underside cover plate

Mines been like that ever since I've owned it! (45+ years)

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Tin opener.

Might do the trick, but it's not like ours!

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Tin opener.

You're right - that number doesn't work!
Can't even find it myself now - Culinaire tin openers but not the same design as ours, it was there last night - honest!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Tin opener.

At last, a useful answer!! We bought our tin opener probably 20 years ago and it's still as good as the day we got it - most modern ones seem rubbish in comparison. Made by Mike & Kremmel Ltd called 'Lift Off' mostly made of plastic with stainless steel bits where required. Did a bit of research and...
by alanworland
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: diff drain plug - magnet clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: diff drain plug - magnet clearance

Can you put something (blunt end of 3/8 drill) in the drain plug hole to establish max length?

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Helicoil help - front damper mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Helicoil help - front damper mounting

Without going out to have a look do I remember a large hole at the back area of the cross member?
Enough to feed a nut/washer up.
Or have I got it wrong! (probably)

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked engine drain tap
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: blocked engine drain tap

Sounds like the way to go on a clean, dry new build? Cheaper than I remembered as well.

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked engine drain tap
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: blocked engine drain tap

What about the 'water less' product that lasts indefinitely!
Can't think of the name at the moment but when I looked into it I think I was looking at about £45?
But if it lasts forever?

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 757

Re: worst year for minors

I believe all models went through the same 'rotodip' treatment process?

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Fuel pump

Think you will find that's the drain for if (when?) the diaphragm leaks - normally just a hole?

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear axle - size of large nut
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Rear axle - size of large nut

It's not the sort of thing you use every day but I did purchase a socket for this but, I seem to remember turning the chamfer off the end to fit the shallow but better.
If your anywhere near me (Southend, Essex) your welcome to borrow it.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Bond's Morris Convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: James Bond's Morris Convertible

That's great! I think in the early episodes he did appear to drive more 'normal' cars but I never knew it included a Minor.
Just taxed my Bond Morris - but mine has a roof because I didn't opt for the ejector seat!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Bond's Morris Convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 425

James Bond's Morris Convertible

Watching Thunderball last night there was a good selection of older vehicles doing service.
I guess about 2/3 into the film James turns up at a Hotel driving - a convertible!
Can't believe I've never seen Thunderball as it's probably been broadcast many, many times.

Alan