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by liammonty
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series II to 1000 Brakes/Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Series II to 1000 Brakes/Wheels

Your rear axle should be the same as a 1000 axle so no need to change that, if if increasing engine size you may want to change the diff to a better ratio. I believe that on the earliest SII cars, the axle and brakes were as fitted to the earlier Series MM, which could be why he is asking about pot...
by liammonty
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: engine problems novice help!

Thanks guys! So turning by hand first then.Take the front off and radiator off and there should be a bolt head 17mm or 22mm or imperial equivalent? That turns anti clockwise? Then get battery 12v 43ah and try connect starter motor and ignition and try? Dont know if its -ve +ve? Heres another pic of...
by liammonty
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: engine problems novice help!

It may be that the engine has never been run in that car, given the way pipes have been cut. It’s a replacement and looks to be a 1098cc in what appears to be an early (1952-1954) Series II Minor that would originally had an 803cc in it. A few more pics might help determine what is there and what is...
by liammonty
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Smiths heater lever

Well done! I’m sure you will be ‘blown away’ with the result :lol:
by liammonty
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run

I’m based in Princetown and would love an excuse for a jaunt out!
by liammonty
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Smiths heater lever

houseamber wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Brilliant, Thank you for the fab photos and fascinating info - we'll go on the hunt for the part!
Seems a shame to have it partly working if we can get it properly sorted ☺
Good luck with it, whichever way you decide to go! Let me know if you want any more pics.
by liammonty
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Smiths heater lever

I realise it is not the original item but it will do the job. As the OP does not have a parcel shelf the additional length may be of benefit. If you cannot get the original items this is the next best thing. The inner and outer cable can be shortened to suit if necessary and it comes with the knob ...
by liammonty
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Smiths heater lever

Here you go - all the parts you require:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Late-Morris-Minor-heater-cable-c-w-bracket/383422780362?hash=item5945c753ca:g:PPIAAOSwJoBeSB3D Phil - that’s the cable for a heater valve on a post ‘64 car with the later heater. I suspect it could be modified to fit, but the leng...
by liammonty
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths heater lever
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Smiths heater lever

Thank you for your replies - does anyone have a photo of what the heater would look like if it had all the right parts? Sounds like we might try to source the right cable but make up some kind of bracket in place of where the parcel shelf attachment would have been. Thank you all :D As ManyMinors s...
by liammonty
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU H1F 44 dash pot oil
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: SU H1F 44 dash pot oil

The grade of oil used determines how fast the piston rises under initial acceleration, thus affecting the mixture during this short period. This provides the same end result as an accelerator pump on a fixed jet carb, i.e. richening the mixture briefly, but instead of needing to adjust linkages and ...
by liammonty
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Lowering rear to reduce gap (Series II)

It's just a thought, but I reckon your white sidewalls amplify the effect of a very empty wheelarch. I'm sure they're on there because you like the look (so not suggesting you remove them!), but I think they are part of the reason the arches look so empty. On my SII with those wings and black tyres,...
by liammonty
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling road in the north
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Rolling road in the north

The only one that I've any experience with is potentially a little far from you (around 2.5 hours) - it's the Southam Mini and Metro Centre, just outside Southam in Warwickshire. They did a great job reprofiling a needle for me to get my heavily modified 948 running right, and it's now putting out s...
by liammonty
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator switches
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Indicator switches

I don't know if they fit the column or not, but have a feeling that the stalk is shorter. When you say they're out of stock everywhere, have you tried calling some of the smaller suppliers? I only ask because these days a lot of folk seem to try Ware's, ESM and Andrew Eggleton, but nobody else. It's...
by liammonty
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is nothing ever straight forward
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Why is nothing ever straight forward

I had the same problem when I rebuilt my engine - the pump I fitted was supplied by Swiftune and of good quality. I wasn’t keen on modifying the pump housing either but had read of others who had done it with success, so I went ahead. 10 years on all is well. Surely changing the back plate won’t cur...
by liammonty
Fri May 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 18
Views: 379

Re: ethanol

[quote="Myrtles Man" post_id=653976 time=<a href="tel:1590699220">1590699220</a> user_id=46267] [quote=stuffedpike20 post_id=653968 time=<a href="tel:1590685270">1590685270</a> user_id=46395] Is it best to keep a lot of petrol in the tank, or a little? If you brim the tank before any lay up of the ...
by liammonty
Sun May 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: howling differential
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: howling differential

It did fizzle out. The advice I got was not on the site, but over the phone from a tranamission company. Sorry if that was not made clear. I have confessed that stripping a diff is beyond me. Other owners have suggested that diffs can be made better without having to use brand new crownwheel and pi...
by liammonty
Sun May 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: howling differential
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: howling differential

To be fair, it only fizzled out after 2 pages of discussion! You got some pretty good advice from IslipMinor. I didn’t see anyone say that the only way to rebuild a diff is using a brand new crown wheel and pinion, but I did see it suggested that they should be used as a pair. In all honesty though,...
by liammonty
Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?

From looking at the Newton Commercial website, those seats are the later series 2 seats. Have a look: https://newtoncomm.co.uk/collections/4-door/products/series-2-late-front-seat-cover-kit-vinyl-1954-56 As ManyMinors says, they are different to the late SII seats which don’t have the coloured pipi...
by liammonty
Fri May 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1100

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

as akin to uttering the name of the Scottish Play that must never be spoken :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: We'll be discussing coils that never go wrong next :D :wink: “It’s never the coil” You'll incur his wrath and he'll come back for you................. Ghostly wishes, Mike...... (cue manic...
by liammonty
Thu May 14, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: hub caps for series II
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: hub caps for series II

Are they the right type? There were a couple of different types of SII wheels, so I wonder if they had different caps?