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by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's Wedding
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Son's Wedding

My MG Midget was once used to take a groom to his wedding, me being best man. I doubt either of us will perform those jobs again (And you might say that we didn't do a great job last time, as the marriage lasted only 8 years). I wouldn't feel bad about that - your job was to get the groom to his we...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting Handle
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Starting Handle

Unless originality is paramount to you, and you want the later red type with a wheel brace at the other end, try and find a (black) handle from a SII as these have a sleeve on the bit you grasp, which rotates as you crank. Kinder to the hands! Of course, don't wrap your thumb around the handle as yo...
by myoldjalopy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hand brake lever now too long
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Hand brake lever now too long

Asuming you have utilised the Minor 1000 transmission tunnel, then as you suggest, move the handbrake lever position back - or fit the later 1000 type handbrake lever.
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 9902

Re: Another van.

Lovely van! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?

This came up a while ago ago, and it seems that the Tech Tips is unavailable for some reason - and has been for some time. Maybe no-one thought to continue it after a website re-fresh? It can't be that hard to resurrect.........can it?
by myoldjalopy
Sat May 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Checking Coil Connections are correct

You may find your spark plugs last longer as well. I think the life of the spark plugs is shortened when the coil is wired up the wrong way as well.
by myoldjalopy
Sat May 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Checking Coil Connections are correct

That is a very interesting test. Of course, seeing which battery pole is earthed will indicate the way the coil should be wired up. If the car is positive earth (as originally) then the feed from the ignition switch goes to the -ive terminal on the coil (sometimes marked SW) and the +ive terminal ta...
by myoldjalopy
Thu May 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Rear shelf

Oh well, at least you can use one of the screws and cup washers to fit the strap to the seat back! :-?
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 22, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Rear shelf

I suspect when it's been recovered in the past the strap has been missed off. ... I've just been out and looked and the seat back is screwed in place from within the boot. Most times the leather strap rots over time, breaks, and the part that clips over the stud is lost. The then owner decides to s...
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Rear shelf

That is part of a 'lift-the-dot' fastener, used on older cars. It is fixed into the rear parcel shelf by a nut underneath, I believe, and the rear seat had a flap of leather with a tab fixed to it, which clips over the protruding pin that we see in your photo, thus securing the rear seat backrest. W...
by myoldjalopy
Wed May 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Ignition help

Another thing that can cause problems with setting points is that, if you are not careful, the feeler guage can go in the gap at a slight angle, causing the gap to be too big. You also have to be careful that the 'heel' of the points resting on the distributor cam really is dead centre on the 'lobe'...
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: E-bay Scammers

So it seems that people do part with their money without seeing/examining the car! :o
As the old adage goes 'A fool and their money are soon parted.' :-?
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: E-bay Scammers

Ok, so........ people hand over their money without seeing the car? And do these cars actually exist?? It all seems very mysterious.....
by myoldjalopy
Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 885

E-bay Scammers

Elsewhere 'TVD102' has warned of E-bay scammers purporting to sell Morris Minor cars. But how can you tell that a listing is a scam? What to look out for? Thanks.
by myoldjalopy
Sat May 11, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2078

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

pde2000 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Anyway this car has survived better than others i have had, without any special care.
One of the lucky ones..... So many others that also had no 'special care' are long since gone from us now.....
by myoldjalopy
Fri May 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tacho with electronic ignition.
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Tacho with electronic ignition.

I concur with 'paul300358'. The good doctor's points and condensor are top quality and will give you a super-reliable set-up which will give long and reliable service. I wouldn't use anything else now.
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedo bezel
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Speedo bezel

The speedo itself has a chrome surround but there is also a bezel by which the speedo is held into the dashboard and this is, indeed, painted. I think this is what you are referring to. If so, then yours is correct. It should be in body colour.
by myoldjalopy
Tue May 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 26
Views: 4595

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

overider wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 2:54 pm
(Always look forward never look back) :D :D :D :D
No rear view mirror in your car then? :o :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Starting problem

I think if the battery was actually faulty to the extent that it can't easily generate a good spark, it would have given up turning the engine over by now. The OP says he had starting problems during the week and suggests that the engine turns over OK, just takes a while to start. If the battery was...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Using Morris to jump-start modern car
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Using Morris to jump-start modern car

Depending on what the 'modern' is, you may find that your dynamo doesn't give out enough charge for a big beast with a big battery....