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by Chief
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: carburettor pivot Re-assembly, anyone got a big photo of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

yes it is, thanks :) Oh and also, it's the standard HS2.
by Chief
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: carburettor pivot Re-assembly, anyone got a big photo of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

carburettor pivot Re-assembly, anyone got a big photo of it?

Hi, In the process of servicing the carb, decided to give it all a good clean up, unfortunately however we're having real problems figuring out how the small spring of the pivot arm area connects back in. Does anyone have a nice zoomed in photo of the pivot assembly area so we can use it as a refere...
by Chief
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Okay to solder the air filter pipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Okay to solder the air filter pipe?

Hi, I'm in the process of cleaning up the air filter, and the larger pipe on the lid has a couple of small hairline cracks round the very base of it. Is it okay to solder them, or does the air filter get too hot for solder to stay in one piece when the engines running. (or do some people just use du...
by Chief
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: LOG IN
Replies: 23
Views: 16768

Didn't know whether I should make this a new thread or just bump this one, but anyway I'm getting the following login issue: If I login on any page (other than the main forum index), I get the "Logging you in" message, then it redirects me back to an empty login box, and repeatedly brings up a blank...
by Chief
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Repair panels, prices of welding them on.
Replies: 42
Views: 8656

The original poster mentioned that money's tight though so under the circumstances it's probably far better to keep an eye out for good replacement doors. Of course, the reason money is tight is due to my buying the repair panels already :D If the original poster joins his local branch he is sure t...
by Chief
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Insurance - Morris Minor DL?
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Online Insurance - Morris Minor DL?

Hi, Been looking on the internet recently at insurance firms, and one thing that jumps out from most of them are the types of morris minors they give you as a list to choose from. For example: Morris Minor 1098 Morris Minor DL 1098 Morris Minor Conv 1098 Morris Minor Conv DL 1098 Morris Minor Travel...
by Chief
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb service kit
Replies: 4
Views: 905

The majority of the main stockists sell them (ESM, Bull Motif etc etc etc).
by Chief
Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dashpot oil?
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Dashpot oil?

Hi,
I'm currently rebuilding our carburettor, and was wondering as to which type of oil you can use in the dashpot?
I have a can of 3 in 1 that I could use, but is that okay for it or do you need to use a different type?
Thanks :)
by Chief
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Repair panels, prices of welding them on.
Replies: 42
Views: 8656

Door Repair panels, prices of welding them on.

Hi, I was wondering what sort of costs the repair panels would be to have welded on to each of our doors on our 4-door saloon. Currently we've been given two estimates (£200 per door / £450 per door) by different welders, these include the usual work of being painted afterwards etc, however I wonder...
by Chief
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Kernel panic - rusty main frame, advice please?
Replies: 34
Views: 6253

The outer covers which you see when you open the doors just come off with a few screws
Aren't they also held on by the two bolts underneath the chassis at the very edge?
by Chief
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: New Panels - Should they be rusty?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

New Panels - Should they be rusty?!

Hi, We recently purchased some panels from a known parts dealer, and when they arrived some were quite scratched (fair enough) but one (a boot apeture panel) has several areas of rust showing through, and I wonder if this is normal and how many others have experienced panels with rust. It just seems...
by Chief
Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: box section - where can the water/rust get to and ...
Replies: 2
Views: 890

box section - where can the water/rust get to and ...

Hi, Ages ago (prob 2 years or so now) I posted about how our new chassis', new box section had become full of water, how we'd drained it out, dried it as well as possible, and then used some waxoyl as best as we could inside it (it still looks like its just some surface rust). However being a worrie...
by Chief
Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

well yesterday afternoon it started, and has been going fine since im told (though only a little ride round town in it). So maybe it's okay but certainly will have to check the plugs etc.
by Chief
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

okay i'll look into that. Like I said the plugs are quite new. But i'm sure i've got some in an engine kit if need be.

It's still strange how it was fine the other night and then the gremlins get in and next morning nothing. :)
by Chief
Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

sparkplugs are in good condition (not that old if I recall they were fitted a month or so before the MOT) and the engine doesnt start, all that happens on pulling out the starter is the starter motor trying it's best but the engine fails to start.
by Chief
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

I'd have also thought it unlikely about piston rings etc as it had a total rebuild 7 years ago. I'm assured it was oil and also that they've tried drying the plugs but the engine just wont start. Does that make the diagnosis of a head gasket look more likely?:)
by Chief
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.

Hi :) Okay our minor hasn't been on the road much (as in at all) in 4 months (since it passed the MOT). Now the main family car broke down, so we've turned to the trusty minor. After it sitting for 4 months we had of course got a flat battery, and slightly stuck brakes, once the battery was charged ...
by Chief
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many people come on here while they should be working?
Replies: 23
Views: 6466

RE: How many people come on here while they should be workin

Though it isnt illegal yet , your not allowed to use a mobile phone while driving but I have yet to hear of you not being allowed to check online forums :wink: only a matter of time though :D

I wonder if the web editor ever comes on here when he's meant to be working..... :lol:
by Chief
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Being Ripped Off by Specialist Garages
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

By any chance in the five years since the £3000 work did you go to the same MOT centre as did the work for you and then this time round used a different garage and found an MOT failure? :)
by Chief
Mon May 16, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Best rust treatment...Jenolite or Kurust??
Replies: 3
Views: 3546

I found jenolite would take light surface rust down to bare metal but anything else it would convert to a black compound compared to kurust which just converts it to a blue compound. Though I have a tub of the stuff I have yet tried the wipe on, 15mins wait, wash off Hammerite rust remover gel, but ...