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by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat cleaninig
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Seat cleaninig

Well, if the seats are leather, try this: https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/ ... er-cleaner
Or if they are vinyl: https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/category ... renovation
Woolies also do products to re-colour leather if it has faded and, I think, spray cans to re-colour vinyl....
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat cleaninig
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Seat cleaninig

I would say it depends on the covering - are they leather or vinyl?
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ROSPA Road Safety film 1938
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: ROSPA Road Safety film 1938

That was a wonderful film. For a few extra laughs, here's my contribution from a slightly later period: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaLza5IJonk 8)
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1168

Re: Electronic ignition

My car was fitted with points and drum brakes back in 1955. It is still starting, running and stopping as it should with them 65 years later, so they can't be that bad! I am with 'liammonty' and 'manyminors' and have noted that there are many posts on here where some poor soul has fitted a seductive...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....

And check there is sufficient oil in the dashpot.....unlikely to be the coil, especially if its a good, old one.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

Well, of course its not right - they pinched the pic from WRCC. Anyway, seems its been taken down now!
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

If you look closely at the numberplate, it says 'West Riding Classic Cars'! The photo angle is one of their typical ones too. :-?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange ticking noise
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Strange ticking noise

Remove the fanbelt and go for a short run. This will eliminate the alternator and the water pump - or not, depending if the noise goes or is still present.
by myoldjalopy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?

Exactly. It doesn't matter what you are driving if you are delivering essential supplies to a vulnerable, isolating individual, or just getting your own essentials - as long as the vehicle is roadworthy, insured etc. and you have a licence to drive. I have no choice anyway, as I don't have another c...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ashtray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Ashtray Position

No.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ashtray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Ashtray Position

It is screwed under the dashboard, just to the left of the choke knob. I'm sure if you Google 'Morris Minor dashboard' you will find a picture.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: double ended wheel nuts
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: double ended wheel nuts

paul 300358 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:55 am
I was once told that if I wanted to stop the trunnions from failing to make sure that I greased them once a month. I do this at the start of the month no matter how many miles I have done in the car. It would be interesting to know what others do.
When they start rattling! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FLATISH BATTERY START
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: FLATISH BATTERY START

Well, I dunno.......I've always been successful with it. Has come in useful a few times over the years when out in the middle of BFN with a flat battery! Of course it helps if timing, valve clearances, points and plug gaps are spot on..... Perhaps I should try again sometime... :) This article may ...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Pop the series 2 side lights
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Pop the series 2 side lights

Well done. Nice surPRISE for you! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Pop the series 2 side lights
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Pop the series 2 side lights

He did. Maybe the OP's replacements are inferior quality, as was suggested as a possible reason at the time.....
It may be necessary to prise the rubber away to get the lamp cover to clip into the holder and then go round easing the rubber over its lip.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FLATISH BATTERY START
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: FLATISH BATTERY START

Well, I dunno.......I've always been successful with it. Has come in useful a few times over the years when out in the middle of BFN with a flat battery! Of course it helps if timing, valve clearances, points and plug gaps are spot on.....
by myoldjalopy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Tool Kit

Myrtles Man wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:53 am
Three cans of beans, a toilet roll and hand sanitizer.
Surely its five rolls of toilet paper? :roll: :-?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

Except they'll all agree it is vulnerable to rot and decay if neglected! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

The original BMC handbook states: "Re-varnish the woodwork annually, using varnish recommended.... Sand the original varnish with 320 grade wet-and-dry paper, used dry" I doubt many adhered to that practice, especially in the longer-term. If they had, I suspect there would be more travellers about ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: There s a hole..
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: There s a hole..

I don't know how big your aperture is, but there's a slight chance that the bung for the hole behind where the battery sits might fit? It was, according to ESM's website, used in MMs and SIIs but not later cars. If you measure your hole diameter, ESM may be able to confirm if this would fit it or no...