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by fussyoldfart
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff and Gearbox Upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 3564

Re: Diff and Gearbox Upgrade

May I intrude please to ask for a bit of gearbox help? An acquaintance is restoring an A40 Farina and has the well known Klonk Klonk noise in first gear of his smooth-case box. What I am trying to find for him is a Parts Book Illustration with the adjacent parts list so that he can order the correct...
by fussyoldfart
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your morris minors name?
Replies: 22
Views: 4002

Re: What's your morris minors name?

Thought I would just jump in here even though my "new" car is a 1956 Oxford. After much thought we decided to call her Myrtle because it is a bit old fashioned and it begins with M. Ten minutes after telling a friend about this he sent the following: There once was an Oxford named Myrtle Whose name ...
by fussyoldfart
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sorry to be leaving you but ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: Sorry to be leaving you but ...

Oops, I hit send too soon :-) That was the car from 50 years ago. Here is the one I have just bought on the day that Millicent the '50 Tourer left for her new home in the US. Yvonne and I had a wonderful, sometimes exciting, time crossing five states and one of the great lakes with this car that has...
by fussyoldfart
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sorry to be leaving you but ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Sorry to be leaving you but ...

... I have a new allegiance. A few months ago a friend sent me a copy of an ad to sell a 1956 Morris Oxford, a car I owned and loved 50 years ago.[frame]Image[/frame]
by fussyoldfart
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM with ALTA HEAD IN CANADA still for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: MM with ALTA HEAD IN CANADA still for sale

Well, I think she's worth a little more than that but keep watching, I may speed things up.

Darrell :P :P :D
by fussyoldfart
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM with ALTA HEAD IN CANADA still for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: MM with ALTA HEAD IN CANADA still for sale

Thanks for the plug Bryan, I really appreciate it. I have Millicent on Kijiji in Hamilton Ontario where a little bit of googling should find it. The price will be reduced every Friday until someone pulls the trigger. It's like a Dutch auction in slow motion :D . Somebody will probably get a bargain....
by fussyoldfart
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40,000 post!
Replies: 18
Views: 3073

Re: 40,000 post!

Well done Roy, we appreciate your posts and your no nonsense attitude in Canada too.

Darrell
by fussyoldfart
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: mm - alta head wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 4821

Re: mm - alta head wanted

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... 2&start=45

This man must know more about the cost of shipping.
by fussyoldfart
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: mm - alta head wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 4821

Re: mm - alta head wanted

Hi Bessie, I have one but it comes on a car. I have had the car for sale for quite some time now but no luck so far. Canada to UK is a bit too far anyway. Darrell McDonald[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1388632040_7469 [/frame][frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1388632094_7469 [/f...
by fussyoldfart
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: glove box liner series MM
Replies: 2
Views: 865

glove box liner series MM

I would like to have a glove box liner for my 1950 Morris series MM . ESM has some for Vans and pickups but they don't mention saloons. Was the van so different from the saloon that this could not be adapted? Mine is a LHD model so the one I need is for the right side which is shaped to allow for th...
by fussyoldfart
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Out of round drum
Replies: 32
Views: 3649

Re: Out of round drum

I too have drums that have been skimmed too far and they were probably centred on the hole not the studs because "That's the way we do it." On the advice of some others I went looking for a good used pair and fortunately located them on this continent (North America). I have yet to examine them but ...
by fussyoldfart
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Anyone used these tyres on their Minor?
Replies: 19
Views: 3696

Re: Anyone used these tyres on their Minor?

If 135/80R14 is the perfect match for the original 5.20X14 then the 150/70R14 is only 3% smaller in diameter. Don't forget that the aspect ratio is a percentage of the tire width. Beginning with a wider tire means the height is pretty close. The width is also a bit less than the currently popular 15...
by fussyoldfart
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: sump seals
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: sump seals

What I have heard is that the seals ARE the right length. Don't cut them! That said, when last I fitted bottom end gaskets to my MM the machine shop owner where the work was being done refused to believe that so much protrusion was right.

They cut the cork seals - and the engine leaks!
by fussyoldfart
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Spare MM gearstick, anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Spare MM gearstick, anyone?

I think there were a couple of those in the job-lot of parts I just sold to an MM owner in Owen Sound Ontario. His name is James Ellis <squeezeboxman76 (at) hotmail (dot) com>.
If you have no other luck I'm sure he would be glad to help.

Darrell
by fussyoldfart
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Selling my house.
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Selling my house.

By quite a coincidence I too have a house for sale. Almost the same size as yours, four bedrooms, three baths, one of them en-suite, a two car garage, but a much smaller garden. Actually the sale has just been confirmed after a wait of almost three months. Of three prospective buyers one finally com...
by fussyoldfart
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Tyre wear/Camber Angle
Replies: 23
Views: 4162

Re: Front Tyre wear/Camber Angle

Been noticing unusual pattern of tyre wear. Front offside worn on outside edge. Steering fine and light. NSFront not worn in this way. Garage says Toe in not likely to be causing this problem. Car has had new chassis rails on the front both sides and Nearside King pin and trunions replaced complete...
by fussyoldfart
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Heater Valve

Well, after 18 months in the shop my '67 Minor Saloon is back home and everything seems pretty good except the heater is warming my feet and the outdoors temperature is already 30 degrees Celsius! The cable is connected to the valve and everything moves but still it's warm. The expensive fix is to r...
by fussyoldfart
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Member, Old Minor!
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: New Member, Old Minor!

I'd have a close look at the body work rear floor and the chassis legs before investing any time or money in the mechanical work. Nuts and bolts and stuff is easy but too much rust will break your heart.
by fussyoldfart
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sudden loss of power when engine warm
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Sudden loss of power when engine warm

I would also check that the carburetor and inlet manifold gaskets are not leaking causing a very lean mixture. Have you tried a notch or two of choke when it lacks power?
by fussyoldfart
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What the heck was that!
Replies: 13
Views: 2225

Re: What the heck was that!

I was driving down the road, all of a sudden there was a loud bang, sounded like I had gone over a pot hole, got out to check, everything looked fine, no pothole in sight. Got back in the car put her into gear went about 2 foot another bang. checked again couldn't see anything obvious. Got back in,...