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by biomed32uk
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine lifting brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Engine lifting brackets

I have one of the adjustable leveling bars that goes between the hoist and the engine. It has four small chains attached to it, with an L shaped bracket on the end of them, that fit under the rocker studs nicely. A really useful piece of kit, and if you ever pull the engine leaving the gearbox in th...
by biomed32uk
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Route of the front brake pipe
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

Re: Route of the front brake pipe

Thanks Phil, if you get a picture at some stage it would be really interesting to see how it actually was when it left the factory. I think I can imagine the route by what you describe. Always awkward when there is nothing to go on other than prior bodgery. Wish I had taken a photo of what I had pri...
by biomed32uk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Route of the front brake pipe
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

Re: Route of the front brake pipe

Thanks, its much better than how it was, the pipe was below the chassis leg and had been slightly flattened, and the wiring loom had been catching on the clutch linkage, only the PVC sleeving it had been run through but none the less not good. I may even make a clip up off of the gearbox bracket to ...
by biomed32uk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Route of the front brake pipe
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

Re: Route of the front brake pipe

I have attached some pictures of my solution, not the finished job yet but you can see the idea. I run the brake line in some spilt sleeving so it fitted the clips better, and just for some protection. No idea why some are upside down, they are not on my system so you will have to look at them the o...
by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Route of the front brake pipe
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

Re: Route of the front brake pipe

I have just done this same job, fitting a new brake pipe between the MC and front T, and also sorting out more poor wiring. It is certainly a strange design to route such things so near a moving linkage. I ended up kicking it up and over the top of the clutch transfer linkage, and along the lip of t...
by biomed32uk
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken
Replies: 122
Views: 17818

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

When I added 13' to my garage a couple of years ago, again all because of the Minor it was under permitted development and did not need a full planning application. The planning Dept. advised I let building control know but did say it was a grey area, of course I never bothered with that and just go...
by biomed32uk
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: Door catch repair

Link is below to who supplied them to me, lovely people to deal with, they are in Austria so I was near... :D

http://www.paulparts.at/contents/en-uk/ ... s.html#p79
by biomed32uk
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: Door catch repair

Thats a common problem, there's a chap in Germany if I remember right that is making the springs, I bought a couple off of him to replace mine. I will look the details up for you and post them later on.
by biomed32uk
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Help required on electrics
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: Help required on electrics

I am not familiar with that vintage of Minor, mine being later, but I am sure I have seen these fittings within the dash panel providing instrument illumination. May be a clue.
by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What Size and Type of Tap - Seat Fixings?
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: What Size and Type of Tap - Seat Fixings?

Definately, they wont be metric !.
by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What Size and Type of Tap - Seat Fixings?
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: What Size and Type of Tap - Seat Fixings?

If they are new(ish) seat mount plates they could well be M8 as mine are, although as you say they are crudded up they are more than likely be old and 5/16.
by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Enamel paint on underseal
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Enamel paint on underseal

If you mean overpaintable stonechip then no its fine, I have just done my inside floorpan with epoxy mastic 121, a coat of Gravitex and couple of coats of Tekaloid.

If its old or normal bitumen underseal externally then it obviously wont even adhere.
by biomed32uk
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxoyl protection
Replies: 30
Views: 2833

Re: Waxoyl protection

Definately a compressor, which is a useful addtion to the armoury of tools and one of the proper high pressure injection pots to put your wax of choice in.

It atomises the wax properly and and gets it everywhere. Higher initial cost but once you have it then it will pay for itself.
by biomed32uk
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Piston gauge point and engine machining company recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: Piston gauge point and engine machining company recommendations?

It is hard to see the bore pictures, but as above that crank journal does look rather past its best, and may be indicative as to the general state of the rest of the engine. I don't know anyone up in Norfolk, I use Towler engineering in Clacton on Sea for machining work that I can't carry out, but t...
by biomed32uk
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom to rear lights
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Loom to rear lights

Thats really useful guys, my loom was over the top of the relay shaft and then coming down and along. While it is encased in some PVC sleeving thats gone rock hard it has been chewing into it. The tangs that are there have been bent the other way with the brake pipe now being the lowest part, so sho...
by biomed32uk
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition woes!
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Electronic ignition woes!

I did have to move the distributor a fair way anti clockwise when I fitted my Accuspark to get the timing right from where it was with points. The vacuum advance module on my distributor is now almost vertical. If I remember right by the time I got it to fire at roughly the right point it needed the...
by biomed32uk
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater refurbishment
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Heater refurbishment

You can buy foam sealing tape of various dimensions via ebay, I cant remember the dimensions but its not critical, thats where I got mine from. The plastic bits on the end I used some black liquid shoe polish to smarten them up, and they have stayed looking good for a couple of years now, but they h...
by biomed32uk
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cleaning wiring terminals
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Cleaning wiring terminals

You can get great little glass fibre cleaning pencils for cleaning up electrical terminals, work really well.
by biomed32uk
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom to rear lights
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Loom to rear lights

If anyone does have a detailed pic of the area around the clutch mechanism I would be grateful, I have found some by googling but whatever way the wiring takes it is all pretty close to the clutch mechanism.

A strange design really to run it all there, would have been better down the passenger side.
by biomed32uk
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom to rear lights
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Loom to rear lights

It was through the middle of the clutch linkage and then on through the half moon hole in the gearbox crossmember. Its certainly been chewing on the piece of PVC sleeving. I will have to see what clips are there, and of not sort some out to make a decent job of it. I have already had to make some ne...