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by ManyMinors
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

Ebay always seems expensive to me. A quick google search of the same item shows up manifolds at under half the price of that ebay one :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

Me too. It was the first thing I did to my 1958 Minor. I only have the old "static" belts but actually these, when properly adjusted, are a pretty good restraint and I feel much more secure in the car - especially when I view those early type sunvisors in line with my head :o A 1961 car might even h...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Do you have the heater fresh air intake (below the heater) open? It will mist up if fresh air cannot be drawn in to the car. It isn't as effective as the intake on the later cars but is better than nothing. Otherwise, you will have to resort to opening the quarterlight which is what I do. It IS vita...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Drivers door card
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Drivers door card

You'll need to be more specific. There are a few different styles of door card depending on age and whether a basic model or a deluxe and two different sizes depending on whether your car is a 2door or 4door version.
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Wot No Garage

I really wouldn't worry about it. Our Minor (1000 Convertible) lives outside come rain or shine and is used regularly all year round. I have never used any sort of car cover as so many people have told me about their car suffering under them (rising damp, micro-blistering paint, interior going mould...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 782

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Naturally, very few of our cars are still to original specification after all these years. Does it matter? To some owners it does and to some it doesn't. Many owners (and garages!) have simply done whatever they could - often with limited resources - to keep the cars on the road :wink: It is easy to...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 782

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Yes, the original BMC wing did have captive nuts in that position. Like every thread in the Minor's bodywork it would have been a BSF thread - the same as That used in the door furniture etc. I was simply guessing that on the aftermarket panels the manufacturer might not have followed that same rule...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 782

Re: Front wing/light thread type

I don't think it matters too much what thread BMC used originally in production as the wing pictured is a modern Taiwanese copy. Your guess is as good as mine as to what thread they use :wink: ......
by ManyMinors
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 782

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Surely it has to be the headlight mounting as the OP mentions the screw thread in a captive nut. It is only the headlights that have a captive nut isn't it.
by ManyMinors
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1950s / 1960s UK country driving video
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: 1950s / 1960s UK country driving video

Not as many Austin/Morris 1100s as I remember as a toddler. Surely that is simply because the film pre-dates the production of most 1100s? The 1100/1300 range was Britain's best selling new car during the 1960s and the roads were indeed covered with them. I don't know what year(s) the filming cover...
by ManyMinors
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can this be true
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Can this be true

A low battery can cause all sorts of troubles on a modern car. It caused the power steering to die on mine :roll: . Also, modern batteries can suddenly "go". If the battery is of unknown age or more than 3 years old and it gives any further trouble I suggest simply buying a new one. They are not all...
by ManyMinors
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1189

Re: fuel pump

They don't last forever. You could try to take the contacts apart, clean them and refit but if you don't fancy taking a chance, simply buy a new one. They are £100 or so now? That isn't a fortune in the grand scale of things and you could always put the old one on ebay and get a few quid back :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improved heater
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Improved heater

They look like the ones yes. They are a decent heater when in good nick. Whether those are in good nick is anyone's guess! After all, they'll be from cars built in the 1970s? 1980s? so might be in no better condition than our old Morris Minor ones. I suppose the prices are a reflection of the fact t...
by ManyMinors
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths heater demisting or the lack of.....
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Smiths heater demisting or the lack of.....

The earlier cars tend to steam up more than the later ones as they have no air intake to help the circulation. I find having the quarterlight open a little helps greatly. It does let a bit of the warmth out as well of course but the demisting is at least improved :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride

The other thing which makes for a very hard and choppy ride is the new rear bump stops sold now. Have you fitted these? I put some on mine a few years ago and each time the car bottomed on them I was almost jolted out of my seat! For me, the immediate cure was to saw inch or so off them, followed ev...
by ManyMinors
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improved heater
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Improved heater

The OP doesn't say which model of Minor he owns but the later "fresh air" heater fitted from late 1963 is a good unit WHEN it is working properly. As pdp001 suggests - get it working properly first. I have the same experience as him, that the heater, once cleaned out and a few simple checks carried ...
by ManyMinors
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 18
Views: 1102

Re: Price of Travellers

I can't think of any cheaper 1960s car though IF youngsters really want to run a 1960s car? The prices of 1960s Minis and VW Beetles are higher still. It is just supply and demand. I don't think it is simply price which prevents youngsters owning them - after all, I see many youngsters driving brand...
by ManyMinors
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Cheap winter car

The Tiguan isn't a vast vehicle and has reasonable running costs. It can't really be included among the large list of huge, selfish unnecessary 4WD vehicles which are hated by many and driven by large numbers now. It'll be a much better drive than a Land Rover and should be a good choice for your ne...
by ManyMinors
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 18
Views: 1102

Re: Price of Travellers

The Performance Cars I knew of was at the side of the Chiswick Flyover, on the M4. Chequered Flag wasn't far away. It 35 years since I saw either but now I think of it, there was a chrome bumper BGT V8 (With I seem to recall 50 or 60000 on the clock), in Chequered Flag (I'm sure that's where my fat...
by ManyMinors
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Cheap winter car

I must admit that by "Cheap Winter Car", I thought you meant you'd just purchased an old Nissan Micra for a couple of hundred pounds.