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by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803cc to 1098cc Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 517

Re: 803cc to 1098cc Swap

The point being missed here is that the OP appears to have all the spares/items readily available to fit the 1098cc engine/gearbox. I'm not missing the point, Phil. I'm well ware of what the OP has and what his proposals are - hence my own comments! At least he will be able to make an informed choi...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803cc to 1098cc Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 517

Re: 803cc to 1098cc Swap

It would seem a shame to brutally chop the floor of yet another old original. And in addition to Mike's comments, you will need a new carpet to cover the later transmission tunnel! A sympathetic approach would be to amalgamate the 803 and 1098 box so the interior remains original. However, its a bit...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heater dial
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: heater dial

Ha ha, 'fug-stirrer' is a colloquial expression used for many years now to describe the old heaters that had no fresh air intake! I don't think BMC ever used it in their advertising blurb! :wink: :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heater dial
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: heater dial

Darren - assuming your 1959 car has the original heater then it will require the brown, round knob (are some black?), which is typical for these round heaters. However, I would ring ESM for advice, as they list a 'long' and a 'short' type........not sure why there is a difference - possibly differen...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 571

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

'geobernie': "Just ask yourself, would you want to sell a car and then 20 odd years later have some nutter turning up asking questions about what you may or may not have done with/to it?" Why would they be a 'nutter'? In the past I have contacted previous owners of a car and they were most helpful w...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1201

Re: fuel pump

Dave - if you gave the pump to someone to refurbish, as opposed to exchange for a good one, that is what they would do. So it would look exactly the same externally but with new internal components (diaphragm, valves, points etc.). But it may not need a complete overhaul - try lightly cleaning the p...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: testing fuel pumo
Replies: 23
Views: 754

Re: testing fuel pumo

Rather than using a rag, it would be better to use a clean, dry and empty bottle - conventional wisdom says it should pump about a pint of fuel a minute. Then you can pour the fuel back in the tank afterwards 8) If the pump is not working, it may just need the points cleaning or replacing. When a pu...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: carpet underfelt

The latex-based felt does claim that the 'latex backing on one side offers a slight moisture barrier....' but, of course, if it is for carpet underlay/sound deadening, this would not be necessary if the car is bone dry internally - no leaks!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: Engine Paint Colour

My engine has been painted black - so you can't see the oil leaks 8)
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: If I were you...

Oil pumps can fail. The later oil pumps do not have the woodruff key to secure the rotor to the drive shaft. They are secured to the drive shaft by an interference fit. If the oil is thick say on a cold morning the drive shaft can turn and the rotor stays static resulting in the oil pump failing. I...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: carpet underfelt

by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: If I were you...

Just out of curiosity - are oil pumps prone to failure? I've never had one fail in 37 years of 'minoring' (four different vehicles), although I've had almost everything else go wrong at some point! :-?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 5562

Re: Electronic Ignition

The reason some convert to electronic ignition is due to failure of sub-standard components in the points set-up - especially condensors and rotor arms which have had a bad press in the past. I've certainly had a couple of early failures of rotors. Therefore, I suggest you get all your ignition comp...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

Sweet! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Mystery Overheating

Chappers wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:53 pm
SteveClem wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 pm
An enchanted stream is a nice thought :wink:
As long as there isn’t a naked old hag rising from it with a sword in hand shouting for someone called Arthur....😳
Weell..... I was thinking more ambient birdsong, a carpet of flowers under some magic trees.......and talking animals. :-?
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

....and some handlebars in place of the steering wheel too..?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Mystery Overheating

'split top hose'- yes, but that's not a mystery overheating! :wink:
Interesting though that at least three of us had cars that seemed to fix themselves - how cool is that!!? 8)
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1486

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Post in 'wanted' section of this messageboard and/or ring round the various suppliers - if they haven't new ones, they may have some second-hand ones knocking about. Or try club spares - 'sparesman' has a lot of older Minor spares in his various sheds! :D
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1486

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Like I said above: The original way that the centre pillar is secured is that studs are screwed into the outer pillar and cross-headed sleeve nuts are then screwed onto the studs to pull the inner metal finisher up to the outer pillar (with the two rubbers sandwiched in between). The heads of these ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Blimey

They say "This Minor is as original as they come." No it isn't, at minimum it has a late steering wheel and a later engine! :-?