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by ianmack
Fri May 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could this Morris 1000 (64) be used?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Could this Morris 1000 (64) be used?

If it was used as late as 1991 it should be on the DVLA computer. Go into ‘Check vehicle taxed’ on their website and enter the reg. number. It won’t be taxed of course but it will tell you if they have a record for it. If they have you can apply for a v5c.
by ianmack
Tue May 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Morris Minor Owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: New Morris Minor Owner.

Hello and welcome, don’t apologise for asking questions - that’s what we’re here for. The floor plate screws are 1/4 BSF, special brass ones with countersunk heads. They are available from the parts suppliers who advertise in the club magazine. There isn’t a gasket, the factory applied black mastic ...
by ianmack
Sat May 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 801

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

‘If you had a framework’. I had this thought a while ago and even went as far as scrounging some old metal tubes from a gazebo and thin aluminium sheet from a caravan. It seemed like a good idea at the time but then I thought ‘Ah, sod it’ and bought a Dancover. Keep life simple.
by ianmack
Fri May 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about the future (classic car to replace modernish campervan)
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Thinking about the future (classic car to replace modernish campervan)

I think the op’s enormous dog might not appreciate an MGB GT!
by ianmack
Fri May 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early high arch rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Early high arch rear wings

Thanks k ennatt, I’ll try them.
by ianmack
Fri May 24, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about the future (classic car to replace modernish campervan)
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Thinking about the future (classic car to replace modernish campervan)

Hello and welcome to the forum. Plenty of minor owners tow but the trailer needs to be pretty light if you are to keep up with the traffic. Comfort is largely a personal choice, some owners are happy with the standard seats while others prefer to fit modern ones. There are threads on here discussing...
by ianmack
Thu May 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a project
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Looking for a project

Most of the project cars offered nowadays are pretty rusty but repair sections are available and mostly not too expensive so if you have welding facilities you might consider one with a ‘sunshine floor’ as long as it’s cheap.
by ianmack
Thu May 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early high arch rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Early high arch rear wings

Alternatively it might be possible to modify fibreglass rear wings, cut the arch with a jig saw and fabricate new flanges. Any cracks could be repaired and there certainly wouldn’t be any of the wrinkly edges of unskilled tin bashing.

Anyone got any old saloon rear wings I could experiment on please?
by ianmack
Thu May 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 801

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

Yes both ends can be opened or removed altogether.
by ianmack
Thu May 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 801

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

I bought a Dancover garage last autumn and thoroughly recommend it. The degree of closure or ventilation can be varied to suit. Best used with a groundsheet.
by ianmack
Sun May 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early high arch rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Early high arch rear wings

Well that’s one possibility, I could try that. Thanks
by ianmack
Sun May 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early high arch rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Early high arch rear wings

My project ‘54 saloon came with two new and unfitted wings but they are of the later small arch type. I know they will fit but I would like to keep the appearance of the early car. I have been told that people can modify the arch but I’m wary of ruining a new panel. Has anyone done this? How did you...
by ianmack
Fri May 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: E-bay Scammers

Ok, so........ people hand over their money without seeing the car? And do these cars actually exist?? It all seems very mysterious..... It is quite possible that these people use photos without actually being in possession of the car. It might be interesting to make contact to see how they respond...
by ianmack
Thu May 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: E-bay Scammers

Regular features of the dodgy ads seem to include sudden listing of a lot of cars at once, very low prices, lack of a location and most particularly a note in the description asking buyers to contact an email address rather than using the ebay message system. These ads are now appearing on such a re...
by ianmack
Thu May 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake master cylinder failed
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: brake master cylinder failed

I think the consensus on Minor master cylinders is that new seals are inadvisable. Even if the old cylinder looks ok new seals do not always make for a good repair, as you have found, and in the case of the Minor the awkward location means that having to then do the job twice is a real pain. A new c...
by ianmack
Sun May 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2217

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

A couple of posts here mention difficulty of gearbox removal. I can’t claim to have removed a great many gearboxes but the mog seems fairly straightforward and at least we have the removable floor panel to help access. I’ve only done A series boxes though, is the MM more problematic? ‘Idle thoughts ...
by ianmack
Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2217

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

les wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Yes terrible design, how can something so wrong still be around around seventy years on!! :roll:
Stephenson’s Rocket is still around but that doesn’t mean it has no room for improvement :D
by ianmack
Thu May 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2217

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

But if brake parts were bought in the Girling type of bulkhead cylinder is much cheaper, around £25 today against £70 oddfor the Lockheed. I think the underfloor location was a carry over from the cross shaft arrangement of mechanical systems.

Or did Morris own Lockheed?
by ianmack
Thu May 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2217

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Definitely put the master cylinder on the bulkhead. I’d also like them to persevere with the flat four engine but that would need the ear of old Morris himself and I think he was getting a bit set in his ways by then.
by ianmack
Fri May 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: Jumping out of gear

Jumping is usually a symptom of a worn box and generally means an overhaul is due. The mog box is not too dfficult to do yourself and doesn’t need special tools.