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by jaekl
Sat May 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 17
Views: 195

Re: ethanol

I can see the point of filling the tank with a sealed fuel system, but what about one where the cap is vented as ours is?
by jaekl
Fri May 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: 1952 Convertible

We've connected on the other forum.
by jaekl
Wed May 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: 1952 Convertible

Hershey is in my extended back yard. Where are you located if you need some assistance?
by jaekl
Sun May 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 414

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

Thanks, that's an easy bleed. You'll need new tires, there's not tread left.
by jaekl
Sun May 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 414

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

Philthehill, how is the Wolseley cylinder bled? Years ago I mounted later Midget rear brakes and also swapped the sides and mounted the cylinder on the bottom. This put the bleeder at the bottom. Some how I managed to bleed the cylinders. Recently I flipped the cylinders over which required filling ...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

My experience was with aftermarket units from the Sixties. Advances must have been made. I suspect the existing wire is cut rather than just tapped. The hazard switch is "inserted" into the wires to the indicators with normal operations simply passing through the switch. Once activated the normal ci...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Also there can be a problem with the brake lights if your Minor uses the same lamp filament for the brake lights and the turn signals. You'll also have to move the brake circuit over to the non-ignition fuse. This would not apply to the home market or later Minors.
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Yes, when the four way flasher sends power to the lights it also powers up the ignition by going through the fuse the other way. The engine will run, shut down, and then run again with each flash. If you move the turn signal circuit to the other fuse or a new fuse, it'll solve one problem but you'll...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Do they have a feature to prevent the ignition being powered when the lights flasher? The power can back feed from the lights to the ignition. A diode in the ignition circuit would stop it.
by jaekl
Tue May 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller Rear Door Hinges
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Traveller Rear Door Hinges

You can confirm by checking the hinge pin line. It should be a straight line from top to bottom. One combination will obviously be wrong.
by jaekl
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1195

Re: What we did in the lockdown

That's odd to hear that the steering column branch of the wiring could not reach the left side. Was there an obstacle in the way. Before you replace the entire turn signal switch, where was your earth probe when you checked the voltage? If you used the chrome stalk, it's earth path may be the proble...
by jaekl
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: New member

Due to our higher headlamp requirement in the States, even the home market Minors received the higher lights still in the MM era. My understanding is the change to the overhead valve engine is the start of the Series II. The wheel/axles were changed within the Series II.
by jaekl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sally's NMP plate
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Sally's NMP plate

I understand it's the body count, the sequential number of units of the "Z" body style. It was also stamped in the NMP plate.
by jaekl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 152
Views: 6632

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The oil pump cover is on the gearbox side of the pressed engine plate, so the solder is required. It can also be the source of oil leakage due to cracks. It's not always the rear main that is leaking. Let us know if you find MOWOG anywhere.
by jaekl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?

I suspect politics, business politics that is. With the recent creation of BMC some higher up wanted the new logo to be everywhere to promote the new organization, internally as well as to the public. Either one of the dies or the first die had the logo engraved. On the other had the casting house m...
by jaekl
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me figure out what year I am
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Help me figure out what year I am

1959 was by far the largest production of USA models. Unfortunately many weren't sold until 61 or 62.
by jaekl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1649

Re: fuel pump

Next time you should take the cover off and determine if the points are closed or open. If they're closed the most likely cause is dirty points. Open would point to a stiff or not properly adjusted diaphragm. On the other hand a hole in the diaphragm leads to constant, rapid ticking but not necessar...
by jaekl
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Door window water wiper top strips
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Door window water wiper top strips

That Z shaped bracket has nothing to do with stopping the glass. It's just a door spreader or maintainer. With the felt out of the channels there is enough room to work the subject seals into place.
by jaekl
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: 1958 charging problem

To answer your question, yes the earlier dynamo has a bit lower max. output. It has a bigger pulley which leads to lower rpm so the voltage increase with engine rpm is also slower. As said it should be able to charge the battery if everything is in order. Except as the driver manual states if the li...
by jaekl
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 2912

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

I wouldn't be too concerned about prices going crazy just for profit. Even if all other competitors are gone for Minor specific parts, the last remaining enterprise still has one remaining competitor of a sort, the non-buyer. Surely one would want to keep their business going and perhaps offer other...