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by ianmack
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol tank fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Petrol tank fitting

There should be a mastic seal between the tank and floor, I used Dum Dum, although I daresay the softer mastic gun type would also be ok.
by ianmack
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another log book and id on Ebay for sale for a minor
Replies: 67
Views: 8062

Re: Another log book and id on Ebay for sale for a minor

tysonn wrote:Yes but I haven't and I doubt any car thief would be thick enough to strip it and offer its remnants with documents on Ebay.
The concern is not that the rusty shell with documents has been stolen, but rather that the id might be used to disguise another minor which has been.
by ianmack
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Changing to halogen
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: Changing to halogen

I was told years ago that if the headlamps were uprated the Dynamo should be changed for an alternator. Is this still the case or are modern halogens ok with a dynamo?
by ianmack
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What seats?
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

Re: What seats?

I fitted a drivers seat from an MG F. Very comfortable and supportive, real leather and only a tenner from a man dismantling one locally. I had to make brackets and drill two holes in the floor. The only snag is that it doesn't tip for rear access so I haven't fitted the passenger one yet while I th...
by ianmack
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: What Morris Minor is this, and how much is it worth?
Replies: 18
Views: 4777

Re: What Morris Minor is this, and how much is it worth?

POMMReg wrote:
ianmack wrote:It all depends how much you enjoy welding, and how much spare time you have.
AND if you like the "Four Tops".....
Sorry POMMReg, I'm a bit slow today, could you explain?
by ianmack
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: What Morris Minor is this, and how much is it worth?
Replies: 18
Views: 4777

Re: What Morris Minor is this, and how much is it worth?

It all depends how much you enjoy welding, and how much spare time you have.
by ianmack
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: bouncy speedo!
Replies: 14
Views: 8680

Re: bouncy speedo!

As well as lubrication it is worth checking the routing of the speedo cable. Sharp curves can also give erratic movement.
by ianmack
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wreck of the year on Ebay
Replies: 32
Views: 4708

Re: wreck of the year on Ebay

EWMP? Let me guess... Execrable with multiple perforations?
by ianmack
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wreck of the year on Ebay
Replies: 32
Views: 4708

Re: wreck of the year on Ebay

More worrying than dodgy number sales is the possibility that the buyer might use the identity to disguise a stolen car.
by ianmack
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Air Chambers and Carcoons!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3840

Re: Air Chambers and Carcoons!!!!

I have used an outdoor carcoon for several winters and it keeps the car dry. I would recommend it.
by ianmack
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Left trafficator direct short
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Left trafficator direct short

The left trafficator feed is one of the longest wires on the car, assuming it's right hand drive. From the dash it goes in the main loom to the boot, where a single wire passes behind the rear seat and round to the trafficator. The loom gives some protection so I would start by examining the exposed...
by ianmack
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Shot/bead blasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Shot/bead blasting

If you have your axle done you will need to strip it and just take the casing. Some media can get past seals and into bearings and gears. Not good for them.
by ianmack
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear springs
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: rear springs

The springs can be changed single handed. The kits have what you need unless the work reveals rust holes. If the manual doesn't quote a torque setting it isn't critical. The original bushes are just rubber, without metal. How long does it take? How rusty is a Morris Minor? How long is a piece of str...
by ianmack
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8753

Re: period car accessories

Brogues, trilby, pipe... Moustache?
by ianmack
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a complete chronological list of all changes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2117

Re: Is there a complete chronological list of all changes?

I'm not aware of a complete list and I doubt if there is a definitive one. Some of the changes came in over a period, such as high lights which came over two years according to body type, destination market etc. Electrical equipment had to be tailored to meet local laws on indicators and such so the...
by ianmack
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old gasket?
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Old gasket?

It's a universal thermostat housing gasket. The idea is that you place the stat cover over it so that the holes line up and then trim off the bits that aren't needed. Not much easier than making a gasket from scratch really.
by ianmack
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JKU 632
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: JKU 632

It's a lovely picture, but I think the car is an Oxford.
by ianmack
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Car for sale

You will need some recent photos. Has it deteriorated in storage? If you can get it running it will sell better. It is harder to value modified cars as it depends what has been done, and how well. An auction might set its value, maybe eBay.
by ianmack
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leakage
Replies: 131
Views: 19527

Re: Oil leakage

I'm sorry to be posting this so late, after you dismantled your engine, but were you using the correct grade of oil? My son gave me some oil which was 'too thick' for his motorbike and I used it in my Minor, a high miler. The new oil was consumed rapidly, it leaked from the rear of the engine and th...
by ianmack
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox overhaul
Replies: 75
Views: 12878

Re: Gearbox overhaul

I found the parts from BM to be of good quality. Dismantling first gear isn't essential if you are just replacing bearings but if you've gone that far I would prefer to inspect all the internal parts.