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by moggiethouable
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyre advice needed
Replies: 45
Views: 5335

Re: Tyre advice needed

Funny how times change, I as a yoof, was always told to avoid Japanese bridgestone, because they use a harder compound and dont grip well, thats why they are so cheap. Now I visit my local tyre dealer and cant help but smile when he says, bridgestone are the second most expensive tyre available from...
by moggiethouable
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Minor
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Electric Minor

Ha! more likely a Nissan Leaf.
by moggiethouable
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Minor
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Electric Minor

Its a great start, congratulations to the man.
He recognises that 45 miles per charge will need to be bettered but all credit to him.
by moggiethouable
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why didn't the 1275 go into the Minor from 1966?
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Why didn't the 1275 go into the Minor from 1966?

I wonder if the reason the 1275 engine was not fitted was nothing to do with mechanical parts, they could have been modified alright. The Minor had its place in the market, it has always been targeted at the market segment of family run around,solid, reliable, cute but not apart from Pat Moss,s ecce...
by moggiethouable
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AA pre delivery inspection
Replies: 3
Views: 701

AA pre delivery inspection

I read with interest a locked post regarding an unhappy purchaser of a Morris minor, as I cant post there due to the lock I will advise here.
Prior to purchase get the AA to look at it, its not expensive, in fact its priceless.
by moggiethouable
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are some Club's SO stuffy?
Replies: 52
Views: 5370

Re: Why are some Club's SO stuffy?

Cutting through the detail, what was the query, can we help?
by moggiethouable
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roy
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: Roy

I did wonder why such a prodigious provider of solutions did not get a mention in the club magazine upon his sad departure. Regardless of course of his membership status, I do think an article perhaps including interviews with members of his family could easily provide a double centre spread of high...
by moggiethouable
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chris Rea races
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Chris Rea races

What with his recent illness the link below popped up on my timeline and guess what he likes to race now? When he is well anyhow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc3xgb8kiLM
by moggiethouable
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost keys
Replies: 12
Views: 1438

Re: Lost keys

Give tom roy in great ayton a ring, they will help you and they keep stocks of the various types.
by moggiethouable
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best restoration book
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Best restoration book

" price is not an issue" I have a crackin renovating book for just, oooooh about £2 grand?
Just kidding of course.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12197
this lot may help.
by moggiethouable
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jolting - where to start?
Replies: 15
Views: 2083

Re: Jolting - where to start?

I do like happy endings.
I attended a course with work once, the instructor suggested we should all make a fool of ourselves at least once a day, I remember thinking if only I could limit it to once a day :D
by moggiethouable
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jolting - where to start?
Replies: 15
Views: 2083

Re: Jolting - where to start?

After a run perhaps check the temperature at the hub caps, hot might indicate a rogue brake shoe or seized hydraulic brake cylinder?
Perhaps a loose spring on a brake shoe?
Jack the car as suggested on a previous post and check by hand the wheels are spinning freely.
by moggiethouable
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear brakes 1098
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: rear brakes 1098

Well, it was an education. Removal of the half shaft indeed would make no difference at all, however, things improved dramatically when I slacked off and removed the 4 bolts holding the back plate in place, this gave me lots of space to both remove and refit the brake cylinder. Job done and everythi...
by moggiethouable
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel starvation- any ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Fuel starvation- any ideas

I purchased a new fuel pump of the electro/mechanical standard variety direct from S.U. 5 years back, it had a breakdown (that involved hot electric internals) every 9 miles, once it was allowed to cool it was fine, for another 9 miles, I had it replaced and everything has been fine since.
by moggiethouable
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear brakes 1098
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: rear brakes 1098

Many thanks people, I shall weather permitting sort it at the weekend.
by moggiethouable
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear brakes 1098
Replies: 4
Views: 720

rear brakes 1098

Afternoon All, I am to replace the n/s rear brake hydraulic cylinder, it looks an awfully snug fit, do I have to remove part of the hub (held in by a philips screw) as it seems to foul the old unit ?
Thanks in advance.
by moggiethouable
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new here
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: new here

"Accidentally bought a Morris Minor" eh?
I took the wife with me to view our one and only Doris, "oh shes lovely" that was that.
Welcome to the accidental club.
by moggiethouable
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help the Bees
Replies: 37
Views: 5835

Re: Help the Bees

Join the fight to ban neonicotinoids
https://www.newscientist.com/article/21 ... ling-bees/
by moggiethouable
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopping the shakes
Replies: 17
Views: 3274

Re: Stopping the shakes

It is interesting and on reading it I realise I must fall in to the "if it aint broke dont fix it" brigade, also I switch off a little when I see the words "heavily modified" Issigonis Leonard Lord et all would spin at high revs in their graves if they were to understand a cousin from across the pon...
by moggiethouable
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You dirty rat!
Replies: 10
Views: 1721

Re: You dirty rat!

"Vintage, genuine and of its period"