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by KeithL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Low voltage at fuel pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Low voltage at fuel pump?

I took the top off the float chamber and gave everything a good clean. It is the newer type with the plastic float which presses directly onto an aluminium plunger with a rubber seal on the end. I gave Burlen a call and their technical department said that if the car has been sat unused for a while,...
by KeithL
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Not being notified about new posts
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Not being notified about new posts

Once again I am not receiving notifications of new posts. I'm not even getting notifications that people have posted to topics I created. The last one I received was 09:41 on 30/07/18.

Could someone take a look please. Thanks.
by KeithL
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Low voltage at fuel pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Low voltage at fuel pump?

Thanks everyone. I checked with Burlen and the pump should work between 9.5V and 13.5V so the voltage isn't an issue. I have disconnected the fuel pipe from the carb and the pump is pumping as expected. I didn't measure flow rate but I very quickly filled a 1/4 of a large coffee jar with petrol. Jus...
by KeithL
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Low voltage at fuel pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Low voltage at fuel pump?

For the first time ever our Traveller refused to start today. It was turning well on the starter and there was a strong spark at each plug. However the fuel pump didn't seem to be pumping as there was no clicking. It is a relatively new electronic SU pump which has given no problems up until now so ...
by KeithL
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: NEW OWNER PLEASE HELP!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: NEW OWNER PLEASE HELP!!!

Firstly welcome to Morris Minor ownership. Secondly don't lose hope. I know how you feel - it can be depressing when you fix one thing and another goes wrong, especially on a 'new' car, but everything is fixable. Our fuel pump packed up within 3 weeks of buying a Traveller that had only just finishe...
by KeithL
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil dripping from air filter housing
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Oil dripping from air filter housing

pgp001 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:29 pm
You might be interested in what I have just done with great success.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=68271

Phil
I had been following that post but I don't think I have a breather port on my carburettor to do what you did.
by KeithL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil dripping from air filter housing
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Oil dripping from air filter housing

Sorry for a metric measurement but a 3mm drill bit fits it perfectly. My engine is the later type that once had the Positive Crankcase Ventilation system fitted but was removed by someone, so not sure it would be of any use if you restrict it. It would most likely start leaking more from the rear c...
by KeithL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil dripping from air filter housing
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Oil dripping from air filter housing

philthehill wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:11 am
What is the condition of the air cleaner in the area of the breather inlet pipe - is it oily?
No, it isn't oily. The oil just seems to run down the side of the housing and drip out the bottom.

I will check the amount of suck.
by KeithL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil dripping from air filter housing
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Oil dripping from air filter housing

StillGotMy1stCar wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:17 am
Can’t answer your question, but here is a picture of hose end you described. Brace yourself it is rusty.
Air filter housing (640x480).jpg
Regards John
Thank you John - at least I didn't imagine it.

Out of interest how big is the hole? I did think I might make my own restrictor.

Keith
by KeithL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil dripping from air filter housing
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Oil dripping from air filter housing

On our 1098cc engine we have a hose from the breather pipe of the rocker cover to the air filter housing. After a run we also have a small amount of oil dripping from the bottom of the air filter housing, presumably having been sucked through the pipe. At an auto-jumble recently they had an original...
by KeithL
Wed May 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: BIPASS HOSE
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: BIPASS HOSE

Thanks for that Phil. I think mine is okay but I will keep a close eye on it now that I know there is a weakness there.
by KeithL
Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: BIPASS HOSE
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: BIPASS HOSE

http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Engine/Cylinder_heads/Head_components/GZA2083.aspx?100402&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/bypass hose.aspx|Back to search Not this type:- http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Engine/Cylinder_heads/Valves_accessories/12A1093MS.aspx?100410&ReturnUrl=/product/C...
by KeithL
Tue May 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel supply shortage
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Fuel supply shortage

We've had this problem in the past on hot days, usually when we have filled with standard Shell petrol as opposed to the Shell V-Power we normally use. Since we have rigorously stuck to V-Power we have never had a problem. Possibly something to do with less ethanol in V-Power?
by KeithL
Sun May 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Traveller Restoration

Thanks Myrtles Man. We haven't seen this one. Video now set. Thanks for the heads up.
by KeithL
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help this Electricle part number of S.U
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Help this Electricle part number of S.U

I don't know but you could try asking SU directly - info@burlen.co.uk

They may need some more details about the item number etc. but it is worth a try. I have always found them very helpful.
by KeithL
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Notification of new posts
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Notification of new posts

It looks like this may be sorted. I received a batch of notifications earlier, all dated 29/3/18. I will monitor.
by KeithL
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fan Blade bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Fan Blade bolts

Can anyone confirm the specification of the the 4 bolts holding the fan blade and pulley onto the water pump on a MM 1000 1098cc engine - length, diameter, thread and whether the bolts are 'special' in any way? The list on the forum says the thread should be 1/4" UNF but that is for a Series II and ...
by KeithL
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Notification of new posts
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Notification of new posts

I haven't had any notifications of new posts to the forum since about March 21st whereas I had a small but steady stream before then. I have checked my settings and they all seem in order. I have unsubscribed and re-subscribed to some forums and even tried subscribing to some new forums but still no...
by KeithL
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor query.
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Distributor query.

We replaced the innards of our 25D4 distributor with the Petronix electronic ignition system. It is easy to switch back to points and condenser if you need to (and know what you are doing). Either way I suggest you speak to Martin at Distributor Doctor (http://www.distributordoctor.com/) who has a r...
by KeithL
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Drain Holes
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Door Drain Holes

Of the four drain holes on my 1959 Traveller I can get the end of a cable tie up 3 of them. The fourth I can't really. I only have one photo to hand which shows a drain hole, and then not very well (although you can just see the beginnigs of rust). I will try and take some more. Waxoyl can cause mor...