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by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: HOLDEN Dynalite Alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: HOLDEN Dynalite Alternator

Choices, if you wish to retain +ive earth: Get another control box - although these are not as well made or reliable as the originals (cheapest) Get your original control box refurbished by a specialist firm (expensive) Get a dynamator (expensive, although there are much cheaper versions than the dy...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Locking Doors In a Morris Minor
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Locking Doors In a Morris Minor

Thanks, Sandun. I enjoyed that video. 8)
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Stuttering at 50+

Bornfree wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:06 pm
I did wonder about the electronic ignition unit, which was a recent (before the 3 year’s rest the car had) but was trying to avoid replacing it with the original one!
Surely worth a try to swap it out for the original. They can - and do - go wrong, as occasionally reported on here..
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 43
Views: 1059

Re: E scooters

News today is that GPs will be prescribing cycling to combat the obesity crisis; so pedestrians are going to be under fire from E scooters and cyclists on the pavements. Thats kinda funny - I don't think that many obese individuals are likely to jump on a bike and pedal off into a slim and healthy ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 654

Re: worst year for minors

I tend to agree with 'Edward1949' in that the later models had 'plasticky interiors and a tinnier feel' which suggested that the 'later vehicle had definitely moved downmarket.' This trend was mirrored in many other cars of the time which were increasingly 'plasticky and tinny' as the 70's drew near...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: Heater Bypass Pipe On Side Of Cylinder Head

I cannot think of any logical reason for changing it either. The later design makes it harder to remove the thermostat. I prefer the earlier arrangement. The even earlier arrangement is better still - in the SII the heater hose runs from the bottom of the radiator along the floor of the engine bay ...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoky exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Smoky exhaust

A smoky exhaust is usually a sign of cylinder bore or piston ring wear. Compression test would be useful. If you get a low reading which increases after putting a teaspoon of oil down the plug hole and re-testing suspect worn rings. If not, maybe valves sticking or leaking. Presumably the car is usi...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panda Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Panda Cars

Thanks for the info chaps. I remember them well sitting outside Penzance police station. I also recall a comic strip in 'Sparky' called 'L-cars' (obviously named after 'Z-cars') featuring two bumbling policeman - a fat one and a thin one. They should have driven a Minor but I don't think they did :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Bond's Morris Convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: James Bond's Morris Convertible

Not quite James Bond, but if you look at the opening credits of the early (half-hour) episodes of 'Danger Man', a dark coloured Minor drives past as 'John Drake' hops into his sports car!
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panda Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Panda Cars

Hello peeps. Another idle question of mine, which I hope some ex-policeman or Morris Minor expert can answer - when were Morris Minor Panda cars introduced and when were they discontinued? I remember them well, although it seems extraordinary now to think they were used as police cars!
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor abandoned in Battersea?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Minor abandoned in Battersea?

Maybe its just broken down and owner hasn't fixed it yet! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Clutch adjustment

Assuming you are talking about your son's 1970 car, with 1098cc engine and gearbox, the free pedal movement should be between 1 3/8 inch and 1 1/2 inch. For the 948cc and 803cc models (and, I think, the sidevalve) it is 3/4 inch.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Vantastic fuel sender unit.
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Vantastic fuel sender unit.

"Its got the Gold speedo clock so I cant use a saloon sender" No difference between vans and saloon senders, as long as its the right type for the speedo gauge. This is the one you need for a gold-faced speedo: https://www.morrisminorspares.com/fuel-system-c74/fuel-carburettor-c75/petrol-tank-sende...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Round heater fan screeching...?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Round heater fan screeching...?

Screetching - dry/worn bearings in motor. Can be intermittent - and often worse when first turning on the fan when cold. It is possible to remove the motor and you may be able to see some way of lubricating the spindle. As above, clean what you can. Clattering - fan hitting something. Make sure when...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder Head
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Cylinder Head

Coolio! Thanks Phil. I'll hang on to it then 8)
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder Head
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Cylinder Head

Quick question peeps - Can an 803cc cylinder head with all its rocker gear and valves be fitted as a straight swap to a 948 engine?
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Well, having fitted a 6.5 gallon tank to my SII, I bent the original sender arm down slightly and now, when the tank is full it reads 'full' for about the first 70 miles, then it starts to drop. When it reads 'empty', I know there is about a gallon left in the tank so no need to panic 8)
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1577

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

"I've got a big f**k off steel mallet in my bag for tonight"
Are we still talking about your car, or have you something else in mind?? :o :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

With the 1000 tank at 6.5 gallons, for practical purposes let's say you have 6 gallons, which at 35 mpg gives a range of 210 miles, some cars will do even better than this. Yes, the 948cc engine in my splitty does 41mpg when everything is set up properly....I don't cane it, of course, which would i...
by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Just bend the float arm down so its nearer the bottom of the bigger tank. Of course, it will then read 'full' for a longer time, until the level drops, but that is better than reading 'empty' when there is plenty of fuel left! 8) You can fit the ordinary Minor 1000 6.5 gallon tank to a split screen ...