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by rsawatson
Thu May 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Steering column felt bushes

Thanks everyone for the tips/advice - I think the first thing I will do is inject some oil down there, but failing that I may go for the Mini upgrade!
by rsawatson
Fri May 08, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Steering column felt bushes

I'd like to replace the upper and lower felt bushes which on the steering column. Having looked at the manual, there are not specific instructions for replacing these, so I would appreciate any advice. I'm assuming that the general procedure is remove steering wheel, remove indicator switch (is this...
by rsawatson
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LH top trunnions
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: LH top trunnions

Thanks - I hadn’t considered Club Spares either.
by rsawatson
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LH top trunnions
Replies: 12
Views: 584

LH top trunnions

There seems to be a universal shortage of LH top trunnion kits at the moment - every supplier seems to be out of stock! Does anyone know why? Perhaps more importantly for me, does anyone know of a supplier where there are some in stock? I'm trying to recommission my car for Minors on Tour and would ...
by rsawatson
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brake light switch - bypass (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Brake light switch - bypass (?)

Mark & Keith - thank you very much for your help and advice, and yes - that is exactly the article I was after.

Thanks very much again!

Ryan
by rsawatson
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brake light switch - bypass (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Brake light switch - bypass (?)

I wish I had kept the relevant edition of Minor Matters, but a year or so ago there was an excellent article in Technical Tips which detailed a simple way of overcoming the problem of the standard equipment brake light switch from failing prematurely (which newly manufactured ones apparently do). Fr...
by rsawatson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fueling issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1190

Re: Fueling issue

Hello, I've suffered fuel pump failure before (post running out of fuel) where the points inside have failed (due, presumably, to running on 'overdrive' with no fuel in the line) - this is therefore a possibility. However, if you don't suspect the pump to be at fault, it can be tested in about two m...
by rsawatson
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Poor starting

Thanks all for your advice. I did some experimenting after work today - I began by investigating the carb (tightening up all nuts on gaskets, ensuring that the inlet manifold was secure etc, experimenting with various positions on the mixture adjustment) and found that the setting I'd got it at was ...
by rsawatson
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor starting
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Poor starting

I have recently rebuilt my carburettor (new jet, jet bearing, needle valve and needle) and reckon I have tuned it about correctly. I have been on a drive today and the plug colour is a light grey and the electrode is clean. However, I am experiencing problems with starting. From cold, the car is an ...
by rsawatson
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sourcing Quality Parts for Engine Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Sourcing Quality Parts for Engine Rebuild

I'm in the process of rebuilding my engine and will be shortly sending off the block and crankshaft to be re-machined. I have been quoted £100 for a re-bore, £85 for the crankshaft to be re-ground and £240 for a full set of pistons complete with rings and gudgeon pins. All of these prices are exclus...
by rsawatson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition light on/no output from dynamo
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Ignition light on/no output from dynamo

On my way home today, the ignition light came on whilst driving. Prior to this happening, a whirring noise in sync with engine speed could be heard - which I suspected was just the dynamo bearing on its way out. I then stopped and measured the voltage across the battery; this was 12V regardless of e...
by rsawatson
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 4808

Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Many thanks for that - I'll follow your suggestion and hopefully it'll be a straightforward job!
by rsawatson
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 4808

Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Hello all, I recently discovered that one of the heater hoses on my car (late 1000) has perished and I have therefore acquired some new heater hoses to fit. Whilst I guess that in principle it should be a relatively straightforward job - i.e. drain coolant, remove & replace hoses and refill - I can ...
by rsawatson
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recon 1098cc engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Recon 1098cc engine

Thanks.

I've owned the car since '07, so 5-6 years. It's had a fair run for its money so as I say I shouldn't complain!
by rsawatson
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recon 1098cc engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Recon 1098cc engine

Hello all, Your advice would be much appreciated. I'm after a replacement 1098cc engine as the one I currently have in my car is nearing the end of its natural life and seems to be worn out in pretty much every respect. It has lasted over 50000 miles with me (with a lot of motorway driving in that) ...
by rsawatson
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor - new or reconditioned?
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Distributor - new or reconditioned?

Thanks for your advice. I'm certainly better placed to make a decision now. What seems to be the main problem is excessive play in distributor camshaft - the rotor arm is striking the terminals on the cap and the excessive play seems to be causing a misfire which is noticeable only at low speeds. Al...
by rsawatson
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor - new or reconditioned?
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Distributor - new or reconditioned?

I'm after a new distributor as the one currently fitted to my car is worn out and is beginning to cause problems. I've had a look around at various suppliers' websites and it appears as though Lucas still manufactures the 25D4 distributor. However, I notice that some suppliers sell reconditioned one...
by rsawatson
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct adjustment of HS2 idling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Correct adjustment of HS2 idling screws

Thanks for your advice - all running sweetly now!
by rsawatson
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct adjustment of HS2 idling screws
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Correct adjustment of HS2 idling screws

Thanks, its purpose makes more sense now. I shall set correctly tomorrow . Cheers.