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I would just continue to drive it gently and let it fully warm up over a decent period of running, which will hopefully clear whatever the issue is. Also check over all the usual culprits that get affected by water, e.g., distibutor, points, carb intake, fan belt/pulleys, etc. Maybe also add a bit o...
My aluminium panel is held in place with a bungee cord pulling it back into the glovebox surround, that makes it very easy to get it out if needed. You just reach up through the big round hole under the dash and un-hook it, I have left enough length on my new wiring so it will come right out. Phil ...
- Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:17 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
- Replies: 79
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Yes, at this time of year, you generally need to use a fair bit of choke (at least half way) from a cold start, whereas in summer, you often don't need any at all. My 1970 Traveller's choke control (with HIF carb) is quite slack, so it tends to automatically work its way in as I set off, so I only h...
- Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:16 am
- Forum: Useful Tips
- Topic: Brake valve limiter with discs
- Replies: 3
- Views: 485
I had a similar conversion professionally fitted by a local Minor specialist to my 1970 Traveller; they fitted a new master cylinder at the same time, but no limiter/balance valve was fitted. The brakes seem well balanced (in fact, with less tendency to lock up than the front drums, as they are more...
They are to be left as bare alloy. I have original ones (March 1951) on the black car in the signature picture and they are "bare". Later ones were made from steel and were painted "silver", but most cars have them painted in "body colour" as the reason for "silver" had been forgotten. My Traveller...
- Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:17 pm
- Forum: Restoration Projects
- Topic: Morris Minor 1000 (factory convertible) restoration
- Replies: 10
- Views: 719
Interesting project. Someone appears to have fitted a 1962-on 1098cc inlet manifold, carb and air filter to it, unless that is, the whole engine has been swapped to 1098cc?
Well, this is an interesting topic for me, as I run a 2003 MINI Cooper (R53) as a daily driver, which has always had pink/red coolant since I bought it, and has intermittently lost some from time to time, hence I check it at least once a week. Reading up on R53 forums suggests it should have blue co...
I would suggest there's rather excessive play in the diff. With the handbrake on, you should only be able to turn the propshaft by a fairly small amount, perhaps a centimetre or so of rotation at the diff flange; you seem to have at least double that, accompanied by quite a clonky sound, perhaps cau...
well since the imitations of statute on the have long passed, about 50 years ago I had the,then common failure, of the bottom trunion collapsing, the suspension dropped and fortunately it was at the usual time of slow maneuvering after a back seat session with girl friend ,now wife,Miles from anywh...
- Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:05 pm
- Forum: Bodywork
- Topic: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.
- Replies: 8
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A good many modern cars have foam sound insulation fitted in the area behind the front wings next to the A-pillar, and quite often when the underguard is removed, you find it's sopping wet - the foam soaks up water like a sponge, and of course, holds it all against the inside of the wing. Not good f...
- Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:14 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: 1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller BYT 130H
- Replies: 4
- Views: 323
You could possibly locate the last known whereabouts from the DVLA 'Check MOT History' facility https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/ which in your case, states the last MOT was done at: MOT test number 1317 6632 6252 Expiry date 13 August 2007 If you visit the site, you can "Enter latest V5C number...
It sounds as though it is indeed an Ital one, if this thread is anything to by: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=50187 I understand a Marina/Ital gearbox can be fitted but as they are a lot bulkier than the Minor one, a fair bit of modifying is required to make it all fit - see t...