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by ianmack
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New wiring harness
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: New wiring harness

Hello and welcome, sorry to hear you’ve had a problematic start with your Minor. If the electrics all went at once you are looking at a connection in a main part of the system and if I were you I would start by checking, cleaning and tightening the battery terminals. If that doesn’t do the trick you...
by ianmack
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior colour change
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Interior colour change

Glad to hear you got over the Reliant Robin idea. :D
by ianmack
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior colour change
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Interior colour change

I was looking at a Jaguar mark 2 the other day, in a slightly metallic BRG with a pale tan interior. I thought it looked a very nice combination. Your choice is entirely up to you and you shouldn’t be swayed by the opinions of others. The MMOC is a broad church ranging from rivet counters to rat rod...
by ianmack
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 35437

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Those wing bolts are 5/16 BSF, or should be if it still has the originals. At the top of the tech section there is a table of bolts and spanners required. Basically the engine gearbox and axle have UNF threads needing AF spanners while the body suspension and steering have BSF threads and need Whitw...
by ianmack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Campervan?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Morris Minor Campervan?

Browse ‘Morris Minor camper’ on google image. The only limit is your imagination.
by ianmack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: set of 5 wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: set of 5 wheels

How old are these tyres please?
by ianmack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 35437

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

I’d second Dryad’s comment. Having tried both mig welding is much better and easier than arc for work on thin sheet metal such as car bodies.
by ianmack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 35437

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Looking again at your photos I’m not sure that the tunnel has been cut to take a later gearbox. If you get a late gearbox cover panel it will show the shape you need.
by ianmack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 35437

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Hello and welcome, that looks like quite a project. I’m doing a ‘54 myself but it’s not so rusty. I’ll address your points in their order. The Morris Minor bonnet badge is correct for a ‘53 car. The Minor became known as Minor 1000 when the 948cc engine came in for the ‘57 model year. If you fit a 1...
by ianmack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Where to purchase cars?

Or perhaps I should say be careful whatever medium you are using.
by ianmack
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Where to purchase cars?

You could try eBay, gumtree and car and classic. Be careful on eBay though.
by ianmack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Throttle Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Throttle Guard

The guard does indeed go above the shelf and having just compared with my s2 I think your yellow ring is just where one of the holes would have been. Reassembling mine it’s a bit of a puzzle which holes are original and which added by previous owners and working out what should go through which one....
by ianmack
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New MMOC Member
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Hello, New MMOC Member

Wares will certainly do a rebuild for you but you ought to be aware that a good quality professional restoration can easily cost more than buying a car in good condition and ready to use and enjoy.
by ianmack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Fuel Gauge

Sometimes elderly guages stick and will respond to a gentle tap like a barometer. Failing that check the connections, then earth the wire at the tank to check the sender. When earthed the guage should read full. If the wiring and sender are ok the guage is faulty.
by ianmack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

I saw a restored panda yesterday and it had an ammeter, but since it was on an accessory type bracket below the dash I couldn’t tell if it was an original or subsequent fitment. The owner wasn’t with the vehicle to ask but if that was yours at Broughton Pageant I thought it was very nice.
by ianmack
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Front wing fixings

People have been known to use a couple of large self tapping screws. Possibly not as strong as the original fasteners though.
by ianmack
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This happened
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: This happened

Reminds me of the speedo I once had in an old car, not a Minor I hasten to add. At rest it read 30, in motion it read 80, whatever the speed. Only if you reversed would it actually return to zero. Made it a bit hard to observe speed limits.
by ianmack
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1145

Re: Starter Motor Woes

My sympathies. Unless you really want an auto I think a standard minor box and clutch might be your best solution.
by ianmack
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Self stirring left and right

Also check that the front shock absorbers are tightly bolted to the bulkhead. Are there any noises such as knocks?
by ianmack
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Self stirring left and right
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Self stirring left and right

Start by checking the simple stuff, tyres, tracking, check the joints and nuts and bolts for tightness through the mechanism. Examine the swivels and trunnions. Finally the steering rack.