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by liammonty
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor saves the day
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Minor saves the day

I totally agree - pretty much the only parts that have ever caused me trouble have been modern replacements. I’ve been successfully ‘fording’ some deepish water today after the heavy rain last night and have been grateful for the greater ground clearance than on most modern cars!
by liammonty
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor saves the day
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Minor saves the day

My Minor has, for the second time in two months, saved the day. I had to get to a meeting in Oxfordshire from home in Dartmoor, and jumped in the modern to find the starter motor had died. After a bit of swearing, I transferred all my things into the Minor which had been sitting idle outside for six...
by liammonty
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Metro twin downpipe
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Metro twin downpipe

I've got a 12G3538 exhaust manifold that I removed the inlet from that's up for grabs if it's wanted - I changed it for an LCB years ago and it's been surplus to requirements since.
by liammonty
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: 803 cc oil filter

If it’s like the one pictured by the OP, it’s original. The full-flow type with the disposable paper element, mounted vertically, cane in with the 948 engine.
by liammonty
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: 803 cc oil filter

Folks - you are all aware that the 803 had a screw-in metal filter as standard, right, and that the images shown are of different engines? Geoberni has posted piccies of a 918cc sidevalve engine as fitted to the Series MM cars - rather different from the 803cc A-Series with by-pass filter, fitted to...
by liammonty
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Antifreeze

Take a look at this link, written by the FBHVC :D

https://www.mg-cars.org.uk/imgytr/hints ... freeze.pdf
by liammonty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glove box lid clips
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Glove box lid clips

I’m reinstating the inset style glove box lids to my car, but it appears I am missing the little clip that’s fixed inside the glove box at the top. You're not 'reinstating' them though, are you, because I thought you'd established that your car would never have actually had them fitted due to its a...
by liammonty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty fuel pump? Options??
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Faulty fuel pump? Options??

Geobernie is right, it's your car, you can do as you wish with it. We are not knowledgeable enough to ensure every single item is accurate for it's period Neither were the rest of us when we started down this road, so you're in good company. Here are some pictures of a 1961 convertible for you (wit...
by liammonty
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty fuel pump? Options??
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Faulty fuel pump? Options??

Those rear lights and front side lights are 1963 onwards, so some upgrading has been done if the 1960 Reg is to be taken at face value (DVLA records aren't always correct); perhaps a bit of restoration work at the time of the respray and hood change. Between 56-63, the Minor had USA style flashing ...
by liammonty
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes seizing after a short drive.
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: Front brakes seizing after a short drive.

I would check what others have said - I’ve experienced a problem with a master cylinder that caused similar symptoms. First though, I would check the cheaper things - firstly, are the return springs present, correct and strong enough to return the brake shoes after you release the pedal? Secondly, h...
by liammonty
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i am soooo in love
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: i am soooo in love

It’s quite possible a couple of wheel cylinders are stiff or seized on the front brakes if the pedal feels rock hard but doesn’t do a lot. It would be worth checking them. If they’re kept in good order, even the 7” fronts are OK, assuming the car is standard. A lot of people change to discs thinking...
by liammonty
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Glove boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Glove boxes

In a nutshell, yours are correct for that age of car.
by liammonty
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

The original 948 in our Minor became a 994 (+060), and had around 50 bhp output (flowed 12G295 head, 2A948 cam, HS4 SU, LCB etc. and went very well with the standard 4.55 diff. It is now in a Frogeye Sprite, in the same state of tune, but with a 4.22 diff, and the first time the new owner tried it ...
by liammonty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: An Essential Spare?

Yes, back in the 1970s driving a 1955 Minor. A long way from home, but the route had few junctions. Started the car in first gear (a bit brutal) and went through the gears to top ( it's surprisingly easy to get engine speed just right for clutchless gear changing if you concentrate). Main angst was...
by liammonty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Essential Spare?
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: An Essential Spare?

I may be reckless, but a failure every 25 years wouldn’t convince me to class this as an essential spare! There are so many things I could carry in the car if I worried too much. I stick to a very few basics like points, condenser, coil and a rotor arm. I always carry cable ties and gaffer tape on a...
by liammonty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

Agreed 3.9:1 on a GOOD 1008 is fine - I had the same and it worked well for me. The 1098 has a lot more torque than a 948, and as such, I suspect going ‘up’ a diff, as it were, to the 4.22:1 (in place of the standard 4.55:1 948 diff) will be as much as the engine can manage. I’ve quite a heavily mod...
by liammonty
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1256

Re: Circular heater

When did the elephant trunk under the bonnet get introduced? About 2 years after the upgrade to 1098cc, so circa 1964 . Going back to circular heaters, some had simple doors so that heat could be directed at the screen instead of the car interior. Confusinger and confusinger... I'm not sure that an...
by liammonty
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1256

Re: Circular heater

There is a deluxe version which case a case around it. It connects to a hole in the floor which enables air from the outside to come through the heater. Is that the one with the vertical selector lever Car/Screen/Off on the front? When did the elephant trunk under the bonnet get introduced? Crikey ...
by liammonty
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 stage extending bonnet stay
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: 2 stage extending bonnet stay

Personal choice and I would never stop it, but I find all bold more difficult to read. My own preference for font is always Times New Roman to help distinguish between things like Ls Is and 1s (ells, eyes and ones). Yikes - bold and italics are one thing, but let’s not get into the serif versus san...
by liammonty
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sally the series 2
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Sally the series 2

Gliptone would refresh and get those looking nice and it looks like you would only need the seat base. Could be wrong, but it looks to me as though the seats in Mike's car are the vinyl ones rather than leather - can't tell if John's ones are leather or not though. Point being that the gliptone wou...