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by liammonty
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

I’ve honestly never had a need to do this - with a thermostat working correctly, all the Minors I’ve owned over the years have warmed up quickly and maintained normal temperature without needing to blank off any of the radiator.
by liammonty
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Convertible Roof Frame 1966 &Tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Minor Convertible Roof Frame 1966 &Tyres

In my opinion, it was a mistake of the club to print an article in the magazine that could have been interpreted to be the opinion of the club - such pieces really need vetting by an expert... Regarding the 155r14 fitting in the boot, I’ve never had a problem on 7 different Minors fitting it under t...
by liammonty
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 2576

Re: Car not starting

Nice one! Enjoy :D Hi guys Great news, I’ve got Lucy back , she sounds totally different to the last time I drove her , the garage owner purposely left her outside in the rain and cold for me to try today, I got in , gave her half choke , waited for the pump to stop then turned the key , she splutte...
by liammonty
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 2576

Re: Car not starting

It’s worth mentioning to keep your thumb the same side of the handle as fingers. I’m surprised that no previous poster has highlighted this, as now there might be people thinking of trying this method of starting, who are not aware of this precaution. Agreed Les, but I think this thread, itself sta...
by liammonty
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 2576

Re: Car not starting

I think it is a useful trick to have up your sleeve because there is never a convenient moment to find your car won't start, is there? It may be a little like kick starting a bike or scooter. It seems to take loads of tries to get the knack but once you get it, it seems to click somehow and you fin...
by liammonty
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 2576

Re: Car not starting

Hi Alice, Have you learned to use the handle for when the battery is tired or the engine is cold? Hi there I know Lucy has a starting handle, I remember seeing dad use it but I don’t think it’s for me 😂 , I have some jump leads incase , not to sound to cocky but is the choke not for when the engine...
by liammonty
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 2576

Re: Car not starting

Alice - you’re getting some good advice, but it’s all getting rather confusing. I know you say you had all ignition components replaced, but that doesn’t mean they are good as unfortunately there are a lot of poor quality components out there. As good ones are cheap to buy, and you aren’t in a posit...
by liammonty
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: NOS Morris Minor MM bonnet (panel only)
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: NOS Morris Minor MM bonnet (panel only)

Looking at the amount the seller has for sale, I suspect that he is is a wicked and evil dealer. So the price must already be inflated :wink: . I reckon eBay is more responsible for the inability to get bargains as readily as we could in the past than dealers or anything else.
by liammonty
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which new tyres for a 67 Traveller
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Which new tyres for a 67 Traveller

Sounds good Mike! Let me know if you fancy a run out when you’ve got your tyres fitted - myself and David (also ‘local’) have met up on several weekends recently and had some lovely drives!
by liammonty
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Which new tyres for a 67 Traveller
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Which new tyres for a 67 Traveller

Hi Mike - I’m pretty close to you, up in Princetown, and I’ve currently got one car on Nankangs and one on Bridgestones. I concur with ManyMinors regarding the way a Minor drives on the different tyres - you won’t go far wrong with either of those 2 choices but the Bridgestones have the edge. I also...
by liammonty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition Timing *again!*
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Ignition Timing *again!*

Ahh - now that would be handy!!!
by liammonty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition Timing *again!*
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Ignition Timing *again!*

So in summary am I correct in my thinking that rotating the dizzy clockwise as viewed from above will advance and anti-clockwise will retard? And I want to advance it as much as possible without it pinking? Chris. Yes and yes. Just be aware that on some cars it can actually be hard to get them to p...
by liammonty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

If it is that, one would expect the fuel pump to be ticking away furiously? Good question - as I've not experienced it myself, I'm not sure. I suppose it depends whether the (relatively weedy) SU pump is able to overcome the vacuum, as it 'pulls' the fuel rather than pushing as on many other BMC ca...
by liammonty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

I've never experienced it myself, but I know some people have experienced a vacuum in the fuel tank that can lead to fuel starvation, possibly giving symptoms like those you describe. It would be worth taking the petrol cap off the next time it happens to see both whether it hisses (indicating a vac...
by liammonty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition Timing *again!*
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Ignition Timing *again!*

I've always fancied a manual advance/retard control on the dashboard, as fitted to many pre-war cars. It could be used to find the timing "sweet spot" while climbing a moderate hill in top gear, then locked until next needed - eg after an overhaul, or change of petrol grade. Alas not - it needs to ...
by liammonty
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex Timing Chain Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Duplex Timing Chain Kit

Reading some old posts, I see that the legendary bcc ecosse recommended using a simplex kit with tensioner to reduce noise rather than switching to duplex. I think that the benefit of the simplex, as you say, is that it can be fitted with a tensioner. The downside is that is wears faster (and the t...
by liammonty
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1604

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Totally agree with the above - it will be a simple issue. Alice - you say it’s flooding, but are you sure? Have you taken a spark plug out after it’s failed to start to check if it’s soaked in fuel? I ask because as was mentioned before, the design of the carburettor on Minors means they are actuall...
by liammonty
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece

I know from the editor that he had quite a few responses to the original letter- enough that he didn't need any more, so there should be plenty of comment in the next issue. I think it fair to say that collective wisdom says that tubeless are fine if fitted and used correctly. I realise it's only p...
by liammonty
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1676

Re: Disc brakes

Well said. I don't have a problem with people putting Discs or anything else on their car; they can have 1970s fluffy dice for all I care about 'their car' but I do have a problem with people who basically ridicule anyone who doesn't fit discs, or any other change of spec. That’s nicely put and I a...
by liammonty
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1676

Re: Disc brakes

No. It's very simple to understand that discs v drums only has one winner. If you want to poodle around back lanes where there are no cars, stick to your original drum brakes. On the main roads, its different. I think people seem to forget it's not 1964 anymore. There is more traffic on the roads t...