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by alanworland
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 500

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: 500

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: 500

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: 133

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: 275

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: 536

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: 536

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: 506

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: 138

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: 213

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: 6
Views: 193

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: 6
Views: 193

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
by alanworland
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Land of the Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Land of the Giants

I find it annoying when an approaching bloated vehicle takes up and over the centre line as they obviously have no idea of its width and err on the side of safety - their safety not mine!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

Excellent! They look a really good fit.
Years ago I had my windscreen chrome replated, it all turned out well and looks good but in hindsight it could have all gone terribly wrong buffing those fragile sections!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1440

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

In the workshop manual reference is made to tyres rubbing the lower inner wing flange - might be worth a look.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: tyre pressure please
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: tyre pressure please

I've always used 24psi in my 175's which appear fine!

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....
Replies: 11
Views: 5786

Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

I always find it amazing to think that these cars (or bits of!) were once loved and cared for, being washed and waxed, dusted and polished.
And are now lying in a ditch!

Alan
by alanworland
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlight rims
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Headlight rims

Interesting! I might have to tweak my lugs as my rims were a real pig to get on.
Aftermarket parts, new bowl and chrome rims but I guess slight dimensional differences, ended up leaving the rubber gasket out and using a narrow scraper to get the chrome rims on!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with my suspension please
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: help with my suspension please

While it's all apart you could swap springs left to right?

Alan