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by KeithL
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.

Not had these problems but the MG Car Club have been running a long series of test results, on ethanol in fuel (Includes comparison with Sunuco "Classic" fuel) and if anyone would like a copy, please let me know. Recently a scientist, with experience in the world of fuel, has told me that Shell Sup...
by KeithL
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Clamp
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Battery Clamp

Here is a picture of the battery in our 1959 Traveller from a few years ago. The car is negative earth.
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by KeithL
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Electronic distributor

Kevin,

We have had a Petronix conversion on our 1098 Traveller for 2-3 years now without any problems. It can be easily switched back if needs be. We got it through Distributor Doctor - http://www.distributordoctor.com/lucas- ... ition.html
by KeithL
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2171

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

My first workshop sic. was a large chicken coup - to get the height I lowered the earth floor. Nearly as bad as living in a cardboard box in the middle of the road. :wink: Now that I have a reasonably decent workshop the thing lacking is time and I am retired so should have plenty - you just cannot...
by KeithL
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2171

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

We have a double width electric roller shutter. Sometimes I only open it enough to get in or out (although I also sometimes forget this when going the other way....). Useful if you want to start the car and let the exhaust out but don't want the door fully open. We also run a dehumidifier in the gar...
by KeithL
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: S U fuel pump clicking?
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: S U fuel pump clicking?

That sounds about normal to me.
by KeithL
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 26
Views: 4629

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

Mike,

I think the message board could do with a revamp as there have been issues of late but having worked in IT most my life I appreciate that such a swap is much easier said than done and will only cause you more grief in the short term. If you're up for the challenge then go for it.

Keith
by KeithL
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Helllllllppppppp
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Helllllllppppppp

Charles Ware's website is always a good starting point for exploded diagrams and names of parts. https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/parts ESM has been recommended to me for parts as they build their own cars and thus have to stand by the quality of what they sell. However, I have never had to use them s...
by KeithL
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: first time overhauling fuel pump
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: first time overhauling fuel pump

Assuming you still have the original SU fuel pump then Haynes Manual covers disassembly, inspection and reassembly. You may also find information on the SU/Burlen website sucarb.co.uk/
by KeithL
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: I just do not believe some people!

geoberni wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:51 pm
No other explanation needed....BMW.JPG
Doesn't that stand for Brains Made of Water?
by KeithL
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: insurance companies
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: insurance companies

Our Traveller is insured through a broker in Exmouth called Graham Sykes (01395 255100) and underwritten by KGM Motor Classic Car.

Our premium went down this year to £77.68.
by KeithL
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles

Myrtles Man wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:23 am
Horse drawn?
Sorry, no. Horses fart methane which is a worse greenhouse gas than CO2. We wouldn't be able to afford the road tax.
by KeithL
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello MMOC People
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Hello MMOC People

Welcome to the Forum. Gerty looks nice - please keep us updated on progress.
by KeithL
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heritage certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: heritage certificate

Andrew,

If you Google heritage certificate then the first hit you get is this:

https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/ar ... rtificates
by KeithL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Fuel Economy

We have done 10K miles in our 1959 Traveller with a 1098cc engine and have averaged just over 40 mpg in that time. We once got 54 mpg on an uninterrupted motorway trip to Yorkshire. Only 51 mpg coming home as there was some congestion.
by KeithL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 33
Views: 1663

Re: fume vent dumping oil

I would suggest that you will not experience any noticeable problems with the engine. I have run Minors with the old metal rocker cover oil filler cap, the sealed plastic cap, the breathable plastic cap and aftermarket caps fitted to aftermarket rocker covers and never experienced any noticeable pr...
by KeithL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 33
Views: 1663

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Oh dear, it looks very much like I have a vented oil filler cap which, from what you have said, is the wrong one for my setup. What are the implications of having the wrong cap? What would the symptoms of this be and, more importantly, will I have caused any permanent damage to anything? It has run ...
by KeithL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 33
Views: 1663

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Richard,

That is brilliant - thank you. It all makes sense for the first time.

The only thing I need to double check now is that I have the correct oil filler cap. How can you tell a non-vented/unfiltered type from the vented/filtered type?

Keith
by KeithL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 33
Views: 1663

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Thank you for your interesting post IslipMinor. My 1098 cc Traveller has exactly the arrangement you show in your post with the second oil filler cap pictured and the paper air cleaner. The only difference is that my side vent tube goes up between the exhaust and the bottom hose and then bends over ...
by KeithL
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: New Member

Looks nice. Welcome to the Club and the Forum.