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by mogbob
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 compression test figures
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: 1098 compression test figures

Compression figures sound great. Nothing wrong with your technique either. Worn guides might eventually be the cause but eliminate everything else before making an appointment with Engine machine shop ! First of all you say it's running a bit rich. So check the timing first of all and the state of t...
by mogbob
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Body and paint recommendations inside the m25?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Body and paint recommendations inside the m25?

See my post under bodywork for another recommendation. Bob
by mogbob
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bodywork, Twickenham
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Bodywork, Twickenham

Kate Kate you could try www.osc-chessington.co.uk . He painted my classic car , plus two for two of my best mates ( one owns a two door Morris Minor saloon !! ). All three were a " post restoration " complete respray. I know of three other cars including a classic Jaguar that were painted by OSC. I ...
by mogbob
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoration Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Restoration Advice needed

Dermot , I can see from this post and the others you have put on the Forum that whilst a Morris Minor is " new " to you , you cannot be considered a total novice. A catalogue from Moss Europe.co.uk , if you don't already have one already will be a useful reference source. The cross section diagram o...
by mogbob
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting new door cards
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Fitting new door cards

Take the opportunity to inspect the door " internals " clean up as necessary and re-grease / oil as required. Make sure the drain holes are clear.Replace any missing door clips or ones that are too far gone with rust to salvage. After lining up the clips on the new cards , pinch a bit of Vaseline be...
by mogbob
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 49
Views: 2493

Re: starting

Donald How old is your battery? Are the posts and the clamps anything other than clean , i.e nice clean metal for a good electrical connection. Ditto ….if you have a quick release set up on the battery ? Can we pin you down a bit to help with the diagnosis please. When you turn the key to start up ,...
by mogbob
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 46
Views: 6552

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Well done on the progress so far. The more experience , the better the weld. It certainly worked for me , by the time I got " back to the start " on the car I realized that my first attempt was not quite up to scratch / new improved standard. I cut it out and did it again ! ( No reflection on your w...
by mogbob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU carb float chamber not filling
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: SU carb float chamber not filling

The needle in the inlet valve should "move freely " with just the merest gentle touch of a finger. A slow motion upward flick of the finger should see it rise and fall immediately. If you're having to use a screwdriver to force it to move then it does need replacing. Take Phil's advice onboard of ch...
by mogbob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Su fuel pump repair
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Su fuel pump repair

Sandun Referring to Burlen's diagram , see link http://sucarb.co.uk/su-fuel-pumps-spares/single-lp-pumps-kits/electric-fuel-pump-dual-polarity.html There are two gaskets that could be described as " diaphragm sized ". The item No 38 , nearest the base has 6 x holes for the fixing screws plus a slot ...
by mogbob
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Morris Minor 1000 (factory convertible) restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: Morris Minor 1000 (factory convertible) restoration

It looks as though the interior of the chassis legs need a good scrape out of loose rust flakes … to see "what you got ". The nearside one is looking a bit filly on the top inboard edge. Not clear from the photos as to whether the leg has had some attention in the past The shot inside the engine bay...
by mogbob
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Su fuel pump repair
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Su fuel pump repair

Sandun
I endorse simmitc's reply … no glue or sealant.
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Morris Minor 1000 (factory convertible) restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: Morris Minor 1000 (factory convertible) restoration

Andy Welcome to the Forum. If you acquired the convertible for free ( " cost us nothing " ) you're a very lucky man. Time to buy the Lottery ticket I'd suggest ! The car certainly better than the average and it should make a nice little car when you've finished. Thanks for sharing the piccies and vi...
by mogbob
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glass Channel Felt
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: Glass Channel Felt

I guess a lot will depend on the general state of the door / window trim generally. Will you be having to replace any / all of the rubber seals / mouldings on the main window and quarterlight any time soon ? If you answer is yes , because of perished rubber , then a complete strip down is the only w...
by mogbob
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

Pete Replace the fuel filter first , if it's clogged up. It will certainly be strangling the supply of fuel to the carb and therefore be making the pump work harder. And it's cheaper than a new pump ! Give that a go. Opinions vary on the after market fuel filter application. My take is that it is su...
by mogbob
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

Pete , Do the test first and see what the result is. Can we assume that the car is 1098cc Negative earth ? Is it an original pump on the vehicle or has it been replaced at some time in it's life ? If original then unleaded petrol " may have done for it ". A new pump will have a diaphragm and washers...
by mogbob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to remove Su. Fuel pump inside Coil
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: How to remove Su. Fuel pump inside Coil

Sandun ,
If you follow the link on the Technical Pages of Burlen's website there are a number of pages on dismantling a
Low Pressure SU Fuel pump completely.
http://sucarb.co.uk/technical-electrical-fuel-pumps

Bob
by mogbob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Su fuel pump parts
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Su fuel pump parts

Sandun, The picture you show appears to have an aftermarket set of points fitted. Of all the pumps I have seen / worked on none have had the tiny little metal tang. Burlen who sell original SU fuel pump parts don't seem to have this part include. Photo attached : - http://sucarb.co.uk/twin-point-roc...
by mogbob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

Elliot , In any restoration you can never have enough diagrams of what goes where ! Different angles , different perspectives … they all help you to figure it out. Can I recommend , if you've not got one anyway, a free Morris Minor catalogue from Moss www.moss-europe.co.uk . I see that they are on I...
by mogbob
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Hub caps

I reckon for hub caps you can tell the difference (blind folded probably ) between an original and a new one by the weight alone. The older one will be thicker metal and therefore heavier. Get yourself a quote or two for re-chroming and then compare. If you have other stuff for re-chroming .eg. bump...
by mogbob
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Metal thickness
Replies: 21
Views: 1200

Re: Metal thickness

Unless you feel you have a real need for " gasless " , I would opt for gas MIG welding every time for car body work.Argon mix gas will deliver the cleaner weld. I wore out my old SIP gas / gasless Mig welder after 25 years and had to retire it after sterling service. I did replace it with another ga...