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by simmitc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2143

Re: Bojo the Cloan

I posted previously that this cannot re-run the debate, and it will not be allowed to descend into insults. It has run its course and is now locked.
Let's have tolerance and enjoy our cars and the friendship that they engender. Thanks
by simmitc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

In most respects, Pandas are just saloons with different colour paint. Modifications such as a hole in the roof, zipped headlining, alternator, etc won't make any difference to the diff. Once the diff is clean, examine the teethe for any sign of damage and rotate all bearings to check that they are ...
by simmitc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas Tinsel
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Christmas Tinsel

This is not a request for theological or religious discussion, and there are no euphemisms, it’s a straightforward simple question with no ulterior motive:

Do you prefer your Christmas Tree (if you have one) WITH or WITHOUT tinsel?

Thanks in advance for all responses.
by simmitc
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

Degrease / clean axle area around diff and and diff casing. Remove drain plug and empty old oil into container and dispose of properly. Note, drain plug present on 1098cc casing only. Support car safely Remove wheels and brake drums Undo large crosshead screw retaining the halfshaft and extract both...
by simmitc
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

Assuming that this is not a very early car with the split rear axle, then you will need: A halfshaft (or a pair, more in a moment) 2 x rear hub paper gasket 2 x rear hub rubber O-ring seal 1 x diff paper gasket Degreaser Paraffin Hypoy 90 oil Container for old oil Key for oil drain plug (1098cc only...
by simmitc
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2143

Re: Bojo the Cloan

5th May 2011 there was another referendum to decide whether to change form "first pqast the post" to an alternative voting system. The country decided that we should stick with what we have. Strangely, none of those in Westminster had any objection to implementing that result. :-? Pedant alert :roll...
by simmitc
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

Broken half-shaft. Get someone to look under the car whilst you put it in gear - is the prop shaft turning? If yes, then definitely the half-shaft has sheared. Do not keep the car in gear and do not tow the car as the end of the shaft will be grinding and making swarf that could damage the diff. If ...
by simmitc
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loose engine mount tower
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Loose engine mount tower

They should be bolted in with locking washers to stop them coming undone. If you put the bolts in from the top then even if the nuts do come off, the bolt can't fall out. The usual problem is the exact opposite of what you've got - the things won't undo due to rust and underseal. Well spotted anywya.
by simmitc
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to share an interesting information for you
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: I want to share an interesting information for you

The original post has been reported for moderation. When I read it, I thought that it was (a) an odd thing for a first post, (b) an oddly formed title and (c) very familiar, I was sure that we had discussed it before. When investigating, I realised why it was familiar: I posted it back in 2017 :o Se...
by simmitc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??

I've checked the logs and can confirm that I deleted the spam post (no finger trouble 8) ) but then Mike locked the thread a little while later. I'm sure that there's a good reason, but we'll have to wait for Mike to comment in due course.
by simmitc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light wiring confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: Rear light wiring confusion!

As Phil hints, you get what you pay for.
by simmitc
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: a minor identity crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: a minor identity crisis

Nothing unusual or to worry about. She could be a "Transitional" Minor, produced when they were switching to the new parts, but using up the old ones. There is a specific Register for such vehicles. OR a previous owner has fitted later wings/lights as part of either a resotration or an upgrade, or e...
by simmitc
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brake shoe steady springs.
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Front brake shoe steady springs.

Have your brakes been modified? Standard Minor rear brakes have the beehive springs, but standard front brakes do not have any such spring. The Moss page https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/morris/minor/brakes/front-brakes/front-brakes-minor.html shows the brakes without retaining springs, w...
by simmitc
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vacuum advance
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Vacuum advance

It depends on what's been done over the years, and how dexterous you are. I would remove the dizzy to get better access. The knurled knob is retained bye a small circlip, and also compresses a small spring. Much easier to remove and refit with the dizzy out, but can be done in situ. Remove the clip....
by simmitc
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mechanic in Derby?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Mechanic in Derby?

The hinges, catch, and "eye" bracket are all adjustable. Worn hinges allow the door to drop, so check that they are OK. The window frame can make a difference. Try loosening the frame fixings or even remocing it to ensure thta the bottom half fits properly. Also try remoiving biots of trim to see wh...
by simmitc
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4537
Views: 243190

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

And there it was gone :)
by simmitc
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2143

Re: Bojo the Cloan

A gentle reminder that Ts&Cs do not allow politics, and this is starting to get a little "heavy". We are not going to re-run the debate. Have fun, but no insults etc. Thanks.
by simmitc
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder.
Replies: 16
Views: 2213

Re: Master cylinder.

13th June 14:36 "Yeah, its a perfectly smooth hole. There are no holes in the chassis and definitely not a drill hole for sure. It's too good."

22nd August 20:03 "It was a drill bit through the chassis for a securing clip that went a ‘little too far’!"

I'm glad that's cleared up :roll:
by simmitc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1923

Re: dead moggy

Darrebnj, sorry to ask such a basic question, but are you certain that it's an alternator and not a dynamo? Also, does it have the standard fuse box fitted? It would be helpful to have a photo of the alternator/dynamo and also a picture of the bulkhead showing the control box and fuse box. I've lost...
by simmitc
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: No input file specified
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: No input file specified

Can you give an example of a thread that doesn't work. Thanks.