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by whyperion
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5725

Re: Gearbox woes

The clutch pedal must be up against the underside of the floor before adjustment is undertaken. As I am a wimp I tend not to work upside down and take out the cover plate floor anyway - but I can match it up with the brake pedal and rest of floor by eye. Originally I fitted everything back with a ne...
by whyperion
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5725

Re: Gearbox woes

Post Here, or a new thread ? Anyway 948cc Smooth Case Gearbox. Model Year 1960 What has happend. Sent to my local garage to change the Clutch ( I Got a 948cc Plate from Moss). They did not use the plate as the entire release bearing / pressure plate and driven plate were knackered (I have the remant...
by whyperion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2102
Views: 305474

Re: Spotted today.

Been wandering around bits of Ealing lately and there is an Austin A40 rusting away in a garden and a Split Screen Morris Minor High Headlights 4 door turning to rust on the road (having the advantage of Tax , but no MOT I guess). I've no space or money to take them on as my own Traveller is going ...
by whyperion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2102
Views: 305474

Re: Spotted today.

Been wandering around bits of Ealing lately and there is an Austin A40 rusting away in a garden and a Split Screen Morris Minor High Headlights 4 door turning to rust on the road (having the advantage of Tax , but no MOT I guess). I've no space or money to take them on as my own Traveller is going o...
by whyperion
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Bouncy Rear-End
Replies: 39
Views: 7419

Re: Bouncy Rear-End

Pathe Films Archieve Testing Morris Cars - shews side to side movement but not up and down ( unless test not shown properly)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV4GyENUDfI


BMC (Austin Cambridge and A40 c1959) testing , some vertical body pitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuwTWujeMM0
by whyperion
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Raised letter silver on black number plates
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Raised letter silver on black number plates

Now some had the white plastic on black plate, was this a dealer option or aftermarket , or later than 1958 ?
by whyperion
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Unknown UK trim manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Unknown UK trim manufacturer

I presume the Y refers to a colour variation?
by whyperion
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: mysterious brake problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

Re: mysterious brake problem

Do you have the correct size adjusters fitted - I understand the snails came in two sizes?
by whyperion
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Unknown UK trim manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Unknown UK trim manufacturer

Newton Commercial use SC601 as a kit code for a pair of front seats covering kit

http://www.newtoncomm.co.uk/products/27 ... nt-bucket/
by whyperion
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2102
Views: 305474

Re: Spotted today.

Post Office Red (?) Traveller a few cars back in the queue behind me in SW London this afternoon - honest it wasn't a road run. Earlier in the week my 1960 4 door squeezed past a similar Daimler Dart going south up Sheen Lane after leaving Richmond Park. Nice to get two silver on black reg vehicles ...
by whyperion
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early sidelights as flashing indicators
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Early sidelights as flashing indicators

Someone else can confirm, but for early 1000s the deeper Glass front sidelights the correct flashing arrangement bulb and holder is not the same as the rear stop/tail light bulb of later 1000s and similar cars. The 'pips' offsets are different ( I think they are dead opposite and less 'deep'. Still ...
by whyperion
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brake adjusting spanner.
Replies: 20
Views: 3230

Re: Brake adjusting spanner.

MM rears needed a ?special ?spanner - according to Morris Manual. For my minor 1000 I tried to take advantage of KwikFit ( its great winding up my local branch thereof - the two further away DO know what the are doing) Free Brake Check - reply was - sorry we dont have the tools to do this kind of ca...
by whyperion
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Seats, 1962
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Traveller Seats, 1962

For a October 1962 1098 Grey (light blue in the real world) Traveller, what would be the original colour seats? Black , or Light Blue ? Vynal or Leather ? Both Drivers and Passenger Side to Tip and fold, or one side only ? I assume that the October 62 registrations could be part of the intermediate ...
by whyperion
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: My 1960 4 door Moggie called... Moggy
Replies: 13
Views: 2642

Re: My 1960 4 door Moggie called... Moggy

Looks pretty close to 1960 to me ( radiator top tank height, rear brake lights, air intake assembly), clap hands wipers. The add on amber indicators presumably are a OZ highways requirement, but look odd to british eyes, less deep or glass dome lucas ones (in the front wings not panel) were a more n...
by whyperion
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: So frustrating
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Re: So frustrating

yep

unfortunately i'm losing one garage accomodation and all my taps are in a pile on the floor - under the boat engine . what fun to sort out !
by whyperion
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948cc Clutch Assemblies New - Quality Issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 558

948cc Clutch Assemblies New - Quality Issues?

1) Can I line up using a 1098 primary input shaft / 2) Are these c£70 Thrust Bearing/Driven Plate / Pressure Plate kits any good, the old unipart etc sets used to be £100+ , so are these presumably budget clones worth the saving ? 3) Rather than the coil spring presure plates, are there better kits ...
by whyperion
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Log Book anomaly
Replies: 28
Views: 5255

Re: Log Book anomaly

Did it start life as a saloon or a convertible?
by whyperion
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-registering a 6 chr number plate?
Replies: 54
Views: 6472

Re: Re-registering a 6 chr number plate?

Wife's present initials appeared a few years ago on a whole load of East London Double Deck Buses, always said I would buy one for her.
by whyperion
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Seized brakes advice sought
Replies: 17
Views: 3013

Re: Seized brakes advice sought

Doubt if they are bent, I re-fitted the wheel nuts and hit on them, not too many strokes as I could then rotate with the bar wedged accross a pair of studs ( that normally works better with a flat bar but I didnt have one to hand ). They will get a wiggle and test though before I get cylinders as re...
by whyperion
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-registering a 6 chr number plate?
Replies: 54
Views: 6472

Re: Re-registering a 6 chr number plate?

Ah yes, but bear in mind if your dad had transferred those registations there would be more cars with uxm etc numbers around! :D Only if they hadn't got cubed first , in the days before we started actually manging to get older cars rebuilt and used daily. The one that got away was I think U9222 (or...