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by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1676

Re: Disc brakes

And ditto - well said, 'geobernie'.......idiotic, cavalier drivers are far more dangerous than properly adjusted Morris Minor drum brakes. Disc brakes on moderns have not prevented the hundreds of thousands of annual car crashes on our roads, rural or otherwise. I've never crashed into a car in fron...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wild Goose hissing sound solved
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Wild Goose hissing sound solved

We like easy fixes! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sudden Death
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Sudden Death

Ignition on, first check you have 12v to the coil. If so, remove the lead to the dizzy at the dizzy and check you have 12v there. If so, suspect a fault in the dizzy. Check the 'pigtail' lead is robust and connected up properly. Carefully clean the points with very fine abrasive paper and check the ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wild Goose hissing sound solved
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Wild Goose hissing sound solved

Well done - result! :D
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Gremlins become too often
Replies: 38
Views: 1260

Re: Electrical Gremlins become too often

Or work the price into the sale....but that means stating it needs a new loom when you try and sell the car. I'm still not sure it 'needs' a new loom but from a distance I can't know......
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1954

Re: The awful joke thread

Old Morris Minor wreck went into the crusher. The horn sounded one last note as it died - A flat minor! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Must-have accessory!
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Another Must-have accessory!

Car Airbag Simulator.... what??? :o :-?
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Art
Replies: 15
Views: 2477

Re: Morris Art

Hang on to it - if someone else gets hold of it they may 'upgrade' it to a digital one! :(
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leak from fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Leak from fuel pump

If it is old and leaking you might just as well get the full rebuild kit with all the gaskets, seals etc. and make, effectively, a new pump. Something like this, although currently out of stock: https://www.morrisminorcentrebham.co.uk/product/category/15/fuel-pump-repair-kit%3A--803cc%2C-948cc%2C-10...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine heater tap
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Engine heater tap

I have the old type tap and leave it open all year round, so the pipe connector would be fine with me. There is a school of thought that leaving the tap open gives better cooling at the rear of the engine and may be better for the heater matrix. My tap did leak a while back but I overhauled it and i...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 72
Views: 1875

Re: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)

My experience of Minors is limited to my SII and I've always understood the pedal spacing is a little better on the latter cars, but could the 'cranked' brake pedal have been done because a previous owner had big feet that fouled the standard pedal spacing? Or did his big, heavy feet actually bend ...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sudden loss of power when engine warm
Replies: 12
Views: 3055

Re: Sudden loss of power when engine warm

Assuming you have tried all the suggestions made in this post, I would question if the coil and rotor arm really are OK (I have known rotors to look good but periodically fail). If you can, try a new rotor arm and a good known coil. It might be worth trying a different condensor as some modern ones ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece

All I can say is that, in the past, I have run tubeless on standard Minor wheels for years without issue. But for no real reason, for the last 20 years I have been running tyres with inner tubes on standard wheels and the only problem I have had is I had a spate of tubes failing where they were rubb...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: No compression cylinders 1&2
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: No compression cylinders 1&2

Does sound as if the head gasket may have gone between 1 and 2. May as well lift the head for a look.
by myoldjalopy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen

Have a look under the back seat - you might find one of Ena's hairnets! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Modern!
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Too Modern!

Just for laughs now....a while ago I was out in the country in my 1955 Moggie and I stopped by the side of a quiet road to adjust the carb slightly when, to my surprise, a veritable parade of pre-war Austins came trundling past. The driver of the last car stopped and kindly asked me if I needed any ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Horn Tuning

He he, well that is interesting as it suggests the interval between the two horns is a minor third. Of course, some of the 'scariest' horn sounds are some of those found on American locomotives - real banshee wails!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Horn Tuning

Thanks, chaps. If you look inside the "mouth" of the horn you will see a letter "L" for low or "H" for high. If you can then find the opposite to what you already have, you will have an enhanced sound such as the wealthy owners of Wolseleys and Rileys experienced! Unfortunately, having checked, they...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Horn Tuning

Hello peeps. Another of my 'idle questions' - is it possible to alter the pitch of the old snail shell type horns? I ask because I have found a spare in the back of my garage and wondered about fitting it in tandem with the existing horn, which is also the snail shell type. It would be nice to tune ...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost my motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: lost my motivation

Very dispiriting about the gearbox, Dermot - I well know the feeling of a seemingly endless task when things go wrong and you don't seem to be getting anywhere and have to start again. But I would echo Phil's advice about taking a break and doing something different and rewarding for a while and com...