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by myoldjalopy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: series II door strap chrome bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: series II door strap chrome bracket

Ess, I will get one for 'ee tomorrow....
by myoldjalopy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: series II door strap chrome bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: series II door strap chrome bracket

Funnily enough, first thing I thought when I woke up this morning was - 'Hmmm, actually, I don't think there is stitching in it!' :oops: I really need to go take a look! :D
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: series II door strap chrome bracket
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: series II door strap chrome bracket

Yes, that is correct, although there is some stitching in it - at least, that is the case on my 1955 SII, which has the original straps......
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump problem......?
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Fuel pump problem......?

One-time massive contributor to this forum, 'bmcecosse', always repeated 'its never the coil!' to those poor souls who randomly changed the coil when they had starting/running problems. You could say it was his watchword. But he was refering to old, 'proper job' coils - not some of the more recently...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Advice Needed Please

Its quite a leak. When the car is parked up, have a look periodically to see where it is dripping from, then place a container underneath to catch it. Later there should be enough in the container to identify it as either oil or coolant. That is the first step. It is not much use guessing. Phil alre...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Distributor prices

Thank you. I do have the flame trap gizmo on mine. It is an 803cc dizzy in a 948 engine.
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on washet bottle problem
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Update on washet bottle problem

Ah - a nice, easy fix..............we like them! :D
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Distributor prices

Thank you. I am guessing that, were I to replace the vac advance, the timing adjustment would be slight as the car is running very well already and returns 40-odd mpg on steady runs. But I do know the existing vac advance is at least 20 years old - that's how long I have had the car and may well be ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Distributor prices

Phil,
If the vac advance is replaced, does the timing have to be adjusted at all afterward?
Thanks,
Pete
by myoldjalopy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 987

Re: Link to Pugh auction

I like lot 83! Lovely old thing! :D
by myoldjalopy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Is it me?

Just a thought - is it an offside panel, or possibly a nearside panel? The holes should be facing towards the back of the car.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: STORAGE SPACE
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: STORAGE SPACE

Why not just buy a parcel shelf and fit it?
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 152
Views: 6561

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Maybe not so inefficient if all it needed was a clean up and some new brushes........no different in principle to some items today which require a surcharge to ensure return of the original for refurbishing. More environmentally friendly too 8)
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tracing a 1956 Morris from across the Pond...
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Tracing a 1956 Morris from across the Pond...

Hi Gordon, Yes, it is sad. I regret that the first Minor I ever knew (belonged to a dearly-loved great aunt and later to my parents) was consigned to the scrap yard a looong time ago. But I love your pics - especially the one of (presumably?) your Dad all smart in his 1960's shirt and tie in a sunny...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Period handbook

'geoberni' can confirm what edition his is, but it won't be a 6th addition as that is for the SII 'facelift' models and the illustrations look like yours Mike - except, of course, the dash is different
by myoldjalopy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mild road rage
Replies: 31
Views: 1009

Re: mild road rage

This is a quite noticable phenomenom and seems to be widespread. There must be some psychological reason these crazy drivers feel compelled to overtake. A few sessions on a psychiatrist's couch might reveal a selection of repressed complexes! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine and Gearbox Oil
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Engine and Gearbox Oil

I have used Halfords Classic Car Oil for several years now and am happy with it......
by myoldjalopy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Period handbook

Thanks for confirming the point about export cars, Stevey, although I believe the lack of a warning light on home market 4-doors and travellers is less to do with actually being able to see the trafficator (you do have to turn your head) and more to do with them being self-cancelling.....a bit like ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Period handbook

I guess the same as Les about the LHD indicator light for exports - someone else may know for sure. But the switch light for 2-doors/convertibles certainly didn't point towards the floor! They were mounted on a bracket to the right and below the dash (your manual illustration shows it shows it - 'di...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 152
Views: 6561

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Looking grand! 8)