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by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1078

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

OK. So surely the thing to do if your heater is constantly on, is to disconnect the live wire to it and then see if the fuse no longer blows when you turn on the ignition? If it still does, then try the same with the fuel gauge etc etc until you eliminate the cause?
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1078

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

I'm confused by the OP stating that the fuse blows immediately he turns on the ignition, yet suspecting the trafficators. Unless items such as the trafficators are switched ON at the time, they cannot be causing the fuse to blow can they because there won't be any current through that circuit? Surel...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1078

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

I think with a bit of planning and the right tools, you could do it over a weekend. Before you order a loom, think about any modifications you have or wish to fit in the future. These can be incorporated in the new loom which will be a much better job than adding wires afterwards :wink:
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth fuel pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Positive earth fuel pump?

Mike, If your pump has contacts in it, then it won't be polarity sensitive and will work either positive OR negative earth. It is only the electronic pumps which are polarity sensitive. It isn't unusual for pumps to "give up" after a period of inactivity. It can probably be brought back to life agai...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 61
Views: 1078

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

I didn't find replacing the loom to be as bad a job as I was expecting - and it is SO much better to be able to follow the colour coding. Fault finding is almost impossible with wiring that has lost its unique colours and frankly, if you're expecting to use the car reliably everyday, a couple of hun...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Leaving a Morris in the Open Air
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Leaving a Morris in the Open Air

If you keep a car outside all the time it will probably deteriorate a bit faster than keeping it in a garage but the main factor will be the condition of the car in the first place. My own Minor Convertible lives outside all year round and has done for years. It is in good condition with very little...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc Midget engine
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: 1275cc Midget engine

He has a complete engine (and a gearbox) as well. It is very hard to get hold of a 1275 Midget engine now so I think his (starting) prices are very reasonable.
by ManyMinors
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 door split screen, side valve, 1952/3
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: 2 door split screen, side valve, 1952/3

£6000 is my ball park figure then! I wouldn't think so Les. That is the ASKING price for an exceptionally good one with very low mileage and which Bryan has been trying to sell for a long time. The fact that is HASN'T sold for £6,000 suggests that your friend is unlikely to get that sort of figure ...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 door split screen, side valve, 1952/3
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: 2 door split screen, side valve, 1952/3

Without even a photograph it is almost impossible to value any car. It won't be a "lowlight" which would have some novelty value. I'd have thought the market for such a car would be small as it is rather specialised. Bryan "Sparesman" has been trying to sell a very nice example of that model for age...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lockheed vs Pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Lockheed vs Pattern

You probably already know but the cylinders in your picture are all pattern ones.
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 469

Re: Engine to far forward?

Michiel wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Thanks Kevin! I measured 43 mm at my Car. So that's 2 cm more forward. That's a lot!
Looking at your picture Michiel, Kevin's measurement from his cylinder head to bulkhead is about the same isn't it?
You are taking your measurement from somewhere else entirely :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring trafficators and indicator lights
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Wiring trafficators and indicator lights

Have you tried the search facility? Basically: It isn't difficult to wire them up but you need a flasher unit for each side. You can use the switch you already have and take 2 live cables from each side of the switch. One cable to the trafficator and the other to a flasher unit and then to the indic...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Locking petrol cap
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Locking petrol cap

The 2 screws should grip the side of the filler neck. You remove the original cap and firmly screw the new base ring to the filler neck as tightly as you can. Then fit those screws and tighten them. Then the new cap should fit into the ring :) The screws don't fit "into" anything but they should gri...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2161
Views: 336963

Re: Spotted today.

I reckon they're both Series11s with the smaller rear screen and higher rear wheel arches :wink:
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40yrs of dust and she still looks great
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: 40yrs of dust and she still looks great

Yes, there are 2 completely different "barn find" Minis. The one in this thread is a more valuable model I think :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun May 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 19
Views: 1288

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

ESMs panels are perfectly alright. I don't know of anyone who provides anything better for the price.
If the other supplier can't even answer the telephone I should forget him. What are you going to do if you have a problem later :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sat May 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Barn Find
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Proper Barn Find

Poor little thing :cry:
Even in that condition a Mk1 Mini is desirable.
by ManyMinors
Fri May 29, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Re: WOOD OIL

I've always found that you need to sand the woodwork right back which is hard work and very time-consuming - once it has deteriorated like that. I don't think turpentine will be much help. As for what to use next, I've always used clear cuprinol first to really give the wood a good soaking in preser...
by ManyMinors
Fri May 29, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine and Gearbox Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Engine and Gearbox Oil

Duckhams isn't some little family business who've carefully produced the same oil all those years :wink: They were taken over by BP in 1969 and are just a brand name. I don't doubt their oil is fine but it is probably no better or no different to anything else. I was told that Halfords oil is just c...
by ManyMinors
Thu May 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fuel sender
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: fuel sender

I would make sure you have a new gasket handy. The old one MIGHT be re-useable but...... It is a simple job - just the 6 (I think?) visible screws to remove. One tip: If you have topped up the tank as you say, drive the car around a bit first and use some fuel up. Or at least drain some fuel out. DO...