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by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Er.......are you sure? :roll: :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Fantastic news - long live 'Lucy'! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front & rear screen rubbers
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: front & rear screen rubbers

You cannot fit the stainless steel trim into the later rubber OR the plastic trim into the rubber designed to carry the stainless trim BUT, you can use either style of rubber and trim in any age of Minor 1000 as long as you use the correct rubber/trim combination. That is quite true although, perso...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

OK, great. I do think you will need a little choke, especially at this time of the year, to prevent any kangerooing /stalling at first until she is warmed up.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: how many bubbles?
Replies: 37
Views: 862

Re: how many bubbles?

To reply to the question about condensors, the Good Doctor says not enough windings. He also says that in poor quality ones, "the internal bonding & construction also left a lot to be desired."
So basically poor quality materials and poorly made.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 151
Views: 27752

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Nice! A tip worth considering is to lightly smear any rubber gaskets for hinges, light fittings etc. with red rubber grease to keep water at bay.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

I am glad that you have got 'Lucy' going again. Let us know if you have any more issues. She did seem to start with a bit of a struggle - a Minor in tip-top working condition should start more or less on the first cranking of the starter. I know you said she was serviced in July but, if it were me, ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: how many bubbles?
Replies: 37
Views: 862

Re: how many bubbles?

Well, I suppose anything is possible but I agree it is unlikely the points are the problem. Points trouble usually manifests as difficult starting as they wear away. To me, the jolting suggests an intermittent failure of a connection or component in the ignition system and, if the problem is still p...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Assuming you have a good spark at the end of the lead from the coil to the dizzy, then check whether you have sparks at each plug by lying the plug so its body is in metallic contact with the engine and cranking the engine. Obviously the plugs need to still be connected to their leads. May be worth ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Alice, as you have been successfully using the choke for months, its use is unlikely to be an issue now. And if the engine is flooding, fuel is getting through, so it may be - as others have suggested - an ignition issue. So the checking for a spark is the next logical step...'simmitc' has described...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: how many bubbles?
Replies: 37
Views: 862

Re: how many bubbles?

When you replace and gap the points it would be worth doing a few other checks - make sure all electrical connections in the ignition system are firm and clean, examine the condition of the king and plug leads, make sure the dizzy 'pigtail' lead is in good condition. Examine the plugs and their gaps...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: how many bubbles?
Replies: 37
Views: 862

Re: how many bubbles?

I tend to agree with 'geobernie'. If the pump is good it will pump as fast as it needs to keep the float full where any bubbles will 'pop'. It might be worth checking the carb moves freely and there is sufficient oil in the dashpot but it is more likely to be an ignition issue.
by myoldjalopy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END

Sennen. Or maybe Zennor? But Sennen is nearer Land's End than Zennor.
by myoldjalopy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1339

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

Lucky you - I have to go and have a lie down after actually doing work! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Cars for sale

It does seem at odds with the fact that you can reply to/amend post in the 'spares for sale' section.............
by myoldjalopy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

When was this car last serviced? These cars need to be maintained to operate properly. Over time, cars get harder to start if plugs, points etc. are neglected - and if it is hard to start because of this, flooding is likely as the engine churns over. A dirty, clogged air filter can cause the car to ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1676

Re: Disc brakes

Another answer to 'millerman's' dilemma is - drive the car regularly! :lol: Seriously, though, a number if issues can affect a lain-up car, seized brake cylinders, stuck clutch, corroded points to name but three. One of my great aunts had two Morris Minors and always impressed upon me that running a...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Do nothing - its fine. 8)
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ser11 semiphore switch.
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Ser11 semiphore switch.

Yes, it is simply a case of making a connection to operate the trafficators. And breaking the connection again to turn the trafficators off. A two way switch would do the job fine. Maybe fit it under the dash?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 26
Views: 2084

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

The bottom two appear identical - and are both Lucas L488! And at 50p cheaper than the top one I would go for either of them :lol:
Although the top one appears slightly darker glass but that might just be down to the photographs?