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by rreems
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seats
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Seats

Hi I own a 4 door 68 minor and just wanted to know if the base of the seat sits within the "frame" or outside of it?
Regards
Richard
by rreems
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Headlight adjustment

Thanks big Jim!
by rreems
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Headlight adjustment

Hi big Jim, excuse my ignorance but, when you say measure the height of the centre of the lamp, is that from the ground to the centre of the lamp?

Thanks Richard
by rreems
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Headlight adjustment

I've recently replaced my headlights with new sealed beam units, which I bought new from a local Wilco store £12 each, bargain
How can I check their aligned properly?
Thanks
Richard
by rreems
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: Spring clearance

Cool, I'll give the dampers a birthday!
by rreems
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: Spring clearance

Hi Thanks for all the responses and advice, as a new member to the club, I find every comment invaluable and really appreciate all the experience that I can draw from. Point noted about the springs, they probably do want replacing, but the slightly longer spring hangers I made have done the job bril...
by rreems
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: Spring clearance

Hi I called ESM to see if they had longer Spring hangers brackets but they only stock standard size brackets! So I got together with a friend who had steel and the right tools and we made some ourselves, which only took a couple hours, hopefully this will solve the problem, see picture of the standa...
by rreems
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: Spring clearance

Hi knowledgable people! Here's a photo of the offending Spring touching the chassis, the rear spring hanger is made up of 2 parts a cover plate welded to the bottom of the inner wing and the hanger repair which is welded To the side of the cover plate and the Spring is fouling on the bottom of the c...
by rreems
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: Spring clearance

Hi guys
Thanks for the advice, I have fitted new bushes, and just had a new left hand rear hanger bracket and plate welded and the spring still touches the bottom of the side plate!! Could I cut off an inch of the side plate, would that help give it some clearance?
by rreems
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: Spring clearance

There's no answer to that one!!
by rreems
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rivnut tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Rivnut tool

Hi solved the problem with the rivnuts., ordered a tool and some rivnuts and it works well, although looking on YouTube I saw someone had made a homemade one with an 8mm bolt, washer and nut, ant that worked a treat!! Amazing!
Richard
by rreems
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Spring clearance

Hi Has anyone used longer Spring hanger brackets? The rear Spring eye is close to the body and just wondered if longer brackets would help give a bit more clearance between the top of the spring and the body? Both Spring hangers are in good shape so there's no problem with any sag!
Thanks Richard
by rreems
Thu May 26, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rivnut tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Rivnut tool

Hi thanks for replying, M8 riv tool and nuts are readily available at a reasonable price
Richard
by rreems
Thu May 26, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rivnut tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Rivnut tool

Hi I've just taken off my left rear wing on my 67 minor to have some welding done to the rear Spring hanger, and it was so rusty some of the captive nuts came away from the inner wing! That said, does anyone know where I can get a rivnut tool and rivnuts that take 5/16 unf nuts to keep things origin...
by rreems
Thu May 05, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windscreen trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Windscreen trim

Hi David
Thanks for the info and the picture of the tool! Mine does have the plastic trim in it, just wondered
If I could fit the stainless trim in it's place?
Thanks
Richard
by rreems
Wed May 04, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Vibration
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Wheel Vibration

Cool thanks
by rreems
Wed May 04, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windscreen trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Windscreen trim

I own a 1967 4 door minor, and have been given some stainless steel front windscreen rubber trim. There is plastic trim in it at the moment. Would anyone know 1. if the stainless trim will fit? 2. Which way round it fits, narrow edge facing the top or the bottom? 3. Is there a special tool needed to...
by rreems
Wed May 04, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Vibration
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Wheel Vibration

Hi I posted the problem I had with wheel vibration, and your suggestion was to swap the front wheels for the rear, I did this and amazingly it worked!!! So chuffed no more vibration! What could cause this? I've learnt so much from these blogs and want to thank everyone for their expertise, wisdom an...
by rreems
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Vibration
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Wheel Vibration

Hi I used Poly-bushes from ESM and replaced every bush on the car, front and back!

Thanks

Richard
by rreems
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front wheel bearing update
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Front wheel bearing update

Hi if you look at member Islip minor he has a photo of the bearings and how they should be fitted correctly
The date of his post was 19th May 2013, I printed the photo he posted and have it in my workshop manual for future reference

Hope this helps

Richard