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by jagnut66
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: Alternator conversion

I've owned 3 MGB's at different times and was never ceased to be amazed how many fellow owners either fitted or wanted to fit walnut dashboards, electric windows, power steering, spax shockers, bored out blocks etc. etc. If those creature comforts are so important, better to just go for an MX 5.......
by jagnut66
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

Nice pleasant reply, and something of a relief, as monopolies are no good for prospective customers looking to pay a fair price for items. However I think it is good that we are discussing the issue, as I believe it is something we should keep an eye on, for our own good. The classic parts trade is...
by jagnut66
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 57
Views: 606

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

I was amazed she almost started without choke and actually did on 1/4 even though she stalled as I pulled away , considering the temperature was 2 degrees Once you get used to her ways (and her choke!) you'll never want to get in a modern again, Moggies are much more fun! :wink: As to a name, well ...
by jagnut66
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: DTK21D SMOKE GREY TRAVELLER
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: DTK21D SMOKE GREY TRAVELLER

You have my deepest sympathy, I hope you get her back and they catch the scumbags responsible. If you find out where it is though, take a couple of mates and go and get her back straight away, as with the Practical Classics Granada a few years back, by the time the Police get round to responding (i...
by jagnut66
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 57
Views: 606

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Hi Alice, Minors and chokes can be funny things to get used to, sometimes they need it full on to start, sometimes only half, sometimes none at all. If I've had mine running for a while then switch off, leave it to do something else (for example change, as you said), I could start it without any ch...
by jagnut66
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 57
Views: 606

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

They changed the name to Corsa, seems that in Spanish or Portuguese speaking nations ‘Nova’ means ‘Won’t go’. :wink:
:lol:
by jagnut66
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: Alternator conversion

Hi, Engine wise I like the 948 these days, which is a standard engine for the Minor, with a rib case box attached and this time, as I'm working may way through the bushes etc. and I had one sat around, a 1098 4.22 axle / diff on the back. Discs and an alternator are a must for me. Instrument wise I...
by jagnut66
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brass drain tap for radiators
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Brass drain tap for radiators

Hi, I have just received the brass drain tap I ordered to replace the damaged one on my high top series 2 radiator and I would like to report it is a perfect fit / thread match, so I can recommend it to anyone who requires one or who would like to fit one to the later 1098 flat top radiator. I beli...
by jagnut66
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Brake valve limiter with discs
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Brake valve limiter with discs

Hi, I've never fitted nor needed one. I've also run a car both with and without a servo, the pedal is harder without but other than that I now feel it's a matter of preference. I don't have any plans to add one to Sally once she's rebuilt, even though I am converting the front brakes to vented disc...
by jagnut66
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: What's on your floor?

Hi, I wouldn't fit carpets, old or otherwise. I had a discussion about floor coverings with a chap I bought one of my old 1275cc engines off a few years back and he told me how he used to cover his garage floor with carpets, which made it nice and snug and absorbed all spilt fluids...… Until one da...
by jagnut66
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Complete bare metal respray 54 split screen
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Complete bare metal respray 54 split screen

Hi, If you mean the weather strips that are supposed to keep rain water from getting in through the slot in the door for the window glass / wipe off the rainwater when you wind the window down, then I'd fit them first. They don't really get in the way / help to guide the glass / stop it rubbing aga...
by jagnut66
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pick up wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Pick up wanted

Two possibilities for you...… Admittedly one's a van but they are good too! :P Best wishes, Mike. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-minor-van/202817229938?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20190212102350%26meid%3D17ad7c314907458688ac675e843df4e8%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D9%26...
by jagnut66
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 28
Views: 1021

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Indeed, much better in brass. I reckon you'll get where you want to be with these very soon.
Now we just need someone to remake the surrounds themselves...…
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris on ebay.
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Morris on ebay.

Projects anyone?...…... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor-Split-Screen-Complete-car/264528777837?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20190212102350%26meid%3Dc530cfd3e6db485bb904a11731bbde77%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D174085504024%26itm%3D26...
by jagnut66
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personally, I love it
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Personally, I love it

A great looking van, true to the original, just as promised.
The price is steep but I hope they find owners and the venture does well.
It's also good to see a Morris vehicle on the road again and not just in name only (unlike the new 'Mini's').
Long live Morris.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Complete bare metal respray 54 split screen
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Complete bare metal respray 54 split screen

Hi, I would, you will get a better end result with no hidden bits that got missed and need to be gone over again later, plus you will avoid accidental overspray on the window frames. Also, as with the screen surrounds, you may find that you want / need to replace the rubber seals anyway. Removing e...
by jagnut66
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on here have 1964 Traveller CAR734B
Replies: 29
Views: 4920

Re: Anyone on here have 1964 Traveller CAR734B

CAR 734B is still out there.
Hi,
So what was the outcome of this? Did you get to see your dad's old traveller again?
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 504

Re: 1958 charging problem

Hi Tim, Welcome to the MMOC! :D What our experts are going to want to know is figures, which means getting the meter multirange out and measuring the current out of the dynamo and the battery etc. If you are not sure it will be well worth contacting your local branch, they are bound to have or know...
by jagnut66
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spigot bush
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Spigot bush

The bush is formed from a oil retaining material 'Oilite' and is not brass or similar.
The bush will benefit from being soaked in engine oil overnight before fitting.
That was something I didn't know, so duly noted Phil.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Engine comparisons
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: 1275 Engine comparisons

I didn't get on with the two type 9's I fitted, both proved probematic, despite being rebuilt. In the end I reverted back to a Minor rib case gearbox and never had any more problems............. The only thing I would say is that if you drive it spiritedly you may find it worth your while to source...