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by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New wiring harness
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: New wiring harness

If you bought the car from a trader then it is covered by consumer rights and you should ask the supplier to repair the car, there is no need for you to seek to make the repairs. That said, as others have suggested, it probably is not anythig too serious, and should be simple to fix. What year is th...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior colour change
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Interior colour change

For what it's worth, as soon as I started reading your original question, my first thought was to suggest biscuit; and then read that it was already on your list :) As others have said, it's your car and your choice. Finance is certainly a private matter, but I know of a restorer who produced what c...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Internal clearance of front wheel bearings

I can understand you not wanting to take the matter up with the supplier, BUT if everyone follows the same line then the supplier will never know that the product they are selling is not correct. When some poor soul does finally raise the matter then the supplier will shrug their shoulders and say "...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: MSL 631 black with red roof
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: MSL 631 black with red roof

I've moved as suggested and reformatted to reduce risk of bots harvesting details, but up to Melissa to remove email and phone completely; although I would recommend doing that and using the forum's PM feature for replies.
by simmitc
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Campervan?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Morris Minor Campervan?

Yes. A couple of good examples exist.
by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to attach photo to PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: How to attach photo to PM

Just trying to generate interest in the club and the survey :lol: It's worth remembering that this facility is provided by the MMOC, so if people are finding the board useful then they should consider joining and supporting the club; and thus have a voice in what servikces are offered. Apart from an...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to attach photo to PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: How to attach photo to PM

In most versions of the board software, there is a simple setting to allow photos in PMs. I don;t know exactly which version we have, and so I have asked Mike to look at this thread. Of course, it may be a policy decision to prohibit photos. One of the MMOC surveys is supposed to ask about the websi...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: When grinding, wear eye protection
Replies: 76
Views: 56282

Re: When grinding, wear eye protection

Although this is an old topic, it carries a very important message that I would like to reinforce with this picture: Disc.jpg I have lost count of the number of grinding discs that I have used over the years, and I have never had one explode until now. This 4.5 inch disc was in a pacl of ten, all la...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Carpets

The problem is that the factory was not always consistent. My 1971 Traveller with known history in one family before me had a limeflower carpet set that was one piece covering both the front footwells but a separate piece for the gearbox cover, and the metal ring was on top. The family is certain th...
by simmitc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Carpets

Welcome. Firstly, as you've got a 18971 Traveller, it will have been built at Adderley Park. Please search for that term to see posts from Pommreg who is seeking info on those cars as part of research that will benefit all. Now to your questions... The rubber bungs or grommets are readily available ...
by simmitc
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Ashtrays

Interesting, this came up recently in another post. I believe that the rear ashtray was fitted only to "deluxe" specification cars that would also have had leahter seats and over-riders on the bumpers.
by simmitc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 30
Views: 822

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

The blocked filter light was fitted in very limited numbers. Given how wiring can be muddles over the years, the first check is to make sure that the light coming on really is the blocked filter warning. Disconnect the wire from the switch on the filter head. Check that the light has gone out (when ...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Teething problems!
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Teething problems!

The "low tension wire" in the dizzy is to the condenser. When you "replaced" the wire, did you swap the complete condenser (the round metal thing with the bracket to attach it to the baseplate) or did you connect a new wire to the existing condenser? If the latter, then it could be a faulty condense...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Wanted electric petrol pump
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Wanted electric petrol pump

Welcom to the board. For what car is the pump required as this will affec t the spec. If it's just for a standard Minor, then they are usually available from the normal suppliers including Club Spares. You have an option of the normal points or newe electronic versions - check whether +ve or -ve ear...
by simmitc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale

Definitely learned from experience :o

If you do want to close one advert and then create another, just drop me a PM explaining which one to delete and why; and I'll see if I can help.
by simmitc
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

Welcome, good to have you onboard. If you know what sort of Minor you want then it might be owrth posting the details. Also, when you get your welcome pack with Minor Matters in it, there are quite a few cars for sale there. Good luck with the search. If you need someone to view a car with you, then...
by simmitc
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge "system" is quite a simple circuit, and faults are usually down to loose or dirty connections. The fact that the speedo has bene out could indicate a loose connections behind there, but let's be methodical rather than jumpig to conclusions... Firts thing, look under the wooden floor i...
by simmitc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A series engine front seal leaks
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: A series engine front seal leaks

my post was mainly concerned with the rear seal That's fine, but why, then, head the topic "engine front seal leaks"? Anyway, foir what it's worth, I agree 100% with Phil. Fit a timing cover with neoprene seal, and fit a new crankshaft pulley - solid ones are available from David Manners (Morris Mi...
by simmitc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Carburetor adjustment doing nothing

Welcome, sounds like a good find, and well done for getting back on the road so quickly. If not already done, I'd strongly advice having an MOT done just to make sure that everything is as it should be. As regards the carb, could you post a photo of it please - we know that it "should" be, but after...
by simmitc
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pedal pivot woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Pedal pivot woes.

Thankfully not necessary to copletely remove the box. With the linkage disconnected, it is usually possible to wiggle the clutch pedal out. Worst case, support the box on a jack, remove the cross member, and then lower the box a little and push it to one side. It remains attached ot the engine, and ...