Search found 102 matches

by KeithL
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Notification of new posts
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

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: 696

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: 1013

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: 386

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: 1157

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...
by KeithL
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 2740

Re: Electronic ignition

I used the Petronix electronic ignition convertor kit on the 25D4 distributor in my 1098cc Traveller, from Distributor Doctor. It was straightforward to install and can be easily reversed. The car starts easier and runs smoother now.
by KeithL
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which coil?
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Which coil?

I would go for the Flamethrower coil from Distributor Doctor. They were about £40.
by KeithL
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 3235

Re: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring

I'm guessing redduster has misread 36 for 38 - Tear Drop Bracket.
by KeithL
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What is the good ignition coil
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: What is the good ignition coil

I would give Martin at Distributor Doctor a call ( http://www.distributordoctor.com/ ). I know there are issues with a lot of the new ignition parts you get these days but feedback suggests that Distributor Doctor sells reliable stuff. I got a Pertronix electronic ignition system from him which I am...
by KeithL
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller electric problems
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Traveller electric problems

As David said, unless you have added additional equipment (such as a heated rear window) then a dynamo should be fine. As regards keeping the battery in tip top condition I would recommend a CTEK charger if you have access to a power supply. You can leave it connected all the time the car isn't in u...
by KeithL
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel starvation?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Fuel starvation?

Have you checked the filter in the fuel pump to see if there is anything collecting there and to check the gauze filter has not been damaged in any way and is letting fine muck through? Your starvation problem sounds similar to one I had. It turns out the nearly new fuel pump wasn't pumping properly...
by KeithL
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Electronic Ignition

We fitted Petronix electronic ignition to our 1959 Traveller over a year ago and so far no issues. I can't say we have noticed massive improvements in performance or fuel consumption but it does run smoother that it did before. We ordered it online from Distributor Doctor http://www.distributordocto...
by KeithL
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trafficators
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Trafficators

Rick, Our 1959 Traveller has both indicator lights front and back and working trafficators so yes, it is possible. It was done using a couple of relays from a Ford Mondeo so the trafficators don't keep flicking up and down as the lights flash. However, they were in place when we bought the car and s...
by KeithL
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Slick 50
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Slick 50

A friend recently recommended adding Slick 50 to the oil in our Minor. He said his engine ran cooler with it as his electric fan didn't cut in as much, presumably because of reduced friction.
I can see a few old posts on Slick 50 but does anyone have any recent experience using it in a Morris Minor?
by KeithL
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: morris minor door lapel badge?
Replies: 10
Views: 2249

Re: morris minor door lapel badge?

I have just purchased one of these lapel badges from John and he currently has 9 left from his last batch. The finish is superb and the photo doesn't do it justice. Part of the problem is the badge is so shiny the camera can't focus on it. The current price is £48 plus postage which for me was £5 fo...
by KeithL
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: silverstone classic
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: silverstone classic

Jayne and I went on the Retro Run on the Saturday in the Traveller. There were 3 routes from Silverstone - one visited the Aston Martin customer service centre at Newport Pagnall, one visited the Motor Museum at Gaydon and the other visited ProDrive at Banbury. The routes were 100 miles long althoug...
by KeithL
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drive Your Classic To Work Week
Replies: 36
Views: 3677

Re: Drive Your Classic To Work Week

Jayne and I are on holiday this week and work is a distant memory for the time being at any rate, but we have brought our Traveller to North Yorkshire with us. Does that count?

Like MarkyB I had never heard of this week until I happened to see this post.
by KeithL
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas Morris Minor
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: Merry Christmas Morris Minor

I thought it was a great program. It was a shame that it was not available as a podcast to download and keep. I don't suppose anyone managed to record it? I also thought the music at the end was a bit of seasonal fun. It would make a good ringtone for the mobile.... A Happy New Year full of trouble ...
by KeithL
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Video
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Video

Jefftav wrote:Cheers for that, is there a full length version though?
Does anyone know where I can get a full length video or download of the MMOC 'turn' at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games? The You Tube clip is very short.

Keith
by KeithL
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice regarding a Traveller rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 2084

Re: Advice regarding a Traveller rebuild

Firstly may I thank everyone for their comments. They were very much appreciated and very helpful. My wife and I have acquired a Traveller which had been beautifully rebuilt by a private individual. It is a 1959 (the year we were both born) and has the trafficators (working) which were both things w...