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by myoldjalopy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1461

Re: Doris cuts out

Thanks for the update and I'm glad to hear Doris is restored to better health - told you she would live again! Sounds like the fuel line from the tank was blocked - happened to me once on the road. That persuaded me to fit a new, bigger tank (mine was a little 5.5 gallon one). I'm thinking that it m...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: Rear Lights

Late Series II rear lamp on a later 1000 wing - presumably just as 'ManyMinors' has described.....
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by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: trafficators sticking.
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: trafficators sticking.

Oh dear.....not more sub-standard parts! Tho' I have to say that the lenses I bought several years ago now were fine - perhaps quality has deteriorated since then? And 'geobernie's' illustration shows what I forgot to mention - that once the end 'securing screw' is removed, you need to unhook the 's...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 838

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

"poke the hoes"?? Oo-er missus! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21294

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

I've heard of 'Panda cars'.......but......... 'Zebra cars'?? :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21294

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

What a fantastic photograph! Seems like another world........
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Morris 1000 Doors
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Morris 1000 Doors

My goodness - £1000 per door. That is outrageous....
Of course, I can't know how good 'garage 2' may be, but it it were me I would definately have the doors repaired with repair panels and re-sprayed. It is the door bottoms which go usually and that is what the repair panels are designed for....
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: trafficators sticking.
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: trafficators sticking.

No, the lenses are vey easy to replace - just turn the trafficator on, hold up the trafficator so you can switch off the ignition again and then remove the screw at the end of the chromed arm, loosen the screw which clamps the lens near the hinge part and the lens can then be pulled out. New lenses ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

Sounds like they need a good old clean up (including earths and the plunger rod) and light lubing on the hinges. After many years of neglect and being gunked up with clots of dried oil and road dirt they become sticky. If you have a spare battery you can play about with them until they flick up and ...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: Rear Lights

I take the reference to a 'fuller shape' to mean that the cutaway part was smaller, leaving a bigger wing, rather than altered curves. Newell says "Their fuller shape (with a smaller wheelarch cut-out) served to conceal more of the inner wheelarch." As I said earlier, I have the SII rear light plint...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sally the series 2
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: Sally the series 2

Hello, Mike. Well done on getting 'Sally' back home safely! Can I ask if there is any advantage in having a 948 engine with a 1098 box, as opposed to a 948 box?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: Rear Lights

Well, I'm rather puzzled by this as my '55 SII has had the later 1000 wings fitted, but with the original aluminium plinths - and they fit perfectly......
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Indicators

beero wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:34 pm
Don't worry about it. Some of the grumpiest people on this forum can be the most helpful and knowledgeable.
Remember BMC Roy?
Oh, yes. Some of the more interesting 'debates' he got involved in were swiftly removed by the moderators! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1461

Re: Doris cuts out

There is a way to ultimately prove it is a fuel problem and this is to clean the carb and fuel pump filter and connect a container just before the pump with as a temporary fuel tank. Indeed, as I suggested earlier. It will be very interesting, after all this debate, to see exactly what the issue is...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1461

Re: Doris cuts out

We did not put an inline fuel filter on after the pump. Oh, I see. When you earlier said " Also put an inline fuel filter between fuel pump and carburettor." I thought you meant the RAC chap did that as well as clean out the carb, rather than he suggested that as a course of action..... Well, you c...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1461

Re: Doris cuts out

Be interesting to see what the charge was like on a 'brisk' idle - it is quite normal that the ignition light would flicker at a slow idle with a dynamo, although my warning light is red, not blue....did later cars have blue ones?? Anyhow....the difficulty is that the problem is intermittent. If the...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 705

Re: SERVO FITMENT

I'm with 'ManyMinors' on this one............and would recommend the OP saves his money for the inevitable repair jobs which will crop up sooner or later! :wink: Including front-end damage perhaps? :D Ha ha! :P But, all joking aside, I have never had any front-end damage in over 35 years of driving...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 705

Re: SERVO FITMENT

I'm with 'ManyMinors' on this one............and would recommend the OP saves his money for the inevitable repair jobs which will crop up sooner or later! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1461

Re: Doris cuts out

Oops yeah! Mea culpa! Lazily misread 'ignition coil leads' as ' spark plug leads'...... :roll: :-?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1461

Re: Doris cuts out

A big thank you to you all for the info , I am returning to wales Saturday first thing I will do is check for a good spark and check ignition coil leads have a good connection , but surely they must be connected up correctly as Doris fired up no problem previously , but I will check as a measure of...