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by ManyMinors
Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2075

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

It's not so hard to get to the master cylinder really, you just put a jack under the torsion bar and push it up out of the way to access the bolts. The earlier minors were dipped in a plating tank after the spot welding had been done so were relatively rust proof. When I scrape off some of the orig...
by ManyMinors
Thu May 02, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Painting the horn
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Painting the horn

Yes, Always black.
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2544

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

When replacing the dynamo brushes the commutator segments must be parallel not uneven where the brushes have worn them (usually rectified in a lathe) and the commutator segments must be undercut. See BMC wksp man Fig. N5 for details. Just replacing the bushes is only doing half the job. Phil, If th...
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Although I have Bridgestone tyres on the Minor I drive most, I have Nangkang tyres on the other one. The Nangkangs are the larger size (155/80/14) and were less expensive. For the money, they have been a good tyre and will be perfectly adequate for most purposes and the larger size gives slightly hi...
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2544

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Don't worry. I've been perfectly happy with my dynamo equipped Morris Minor all these years. I put some new dynamo brushes in some years ago (an easy job) but apart from that I have never had an issue with it. The car starts up every morning and carries out its duties without ever a flat battery or ...
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

The handbook for our Traveller says 26psi all round, but that was for Crossply tyres. With Radials the recommended pressure is 30psi all round. Those pressures may differ for saloons. That's interesting. Which handbook is that? I still have the maker's handbook supplied with my car when new and tha...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

On my renault 4 the air intake could be positioned either over the manifold or away from it, and this was for summer or winter. My MMs2 has the old silencer type air intake, and there must have been many variations since then. If the weather is too cold i imagine that could cause problems. The Mino...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 938

Re: Ignition

When you say that "for reliability" you're going to fit electronic ignition, do you mean that you've found the original set-up to be unreliable? In almost half a century of Morris Minor driving I have never had a problem with the points. It is just a matter of purchasing good quality parts and spend...
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: 1963 pull starter cable

You could shorten it I suppose but if you wanted the proper part and that's what you asked for, you should have been sent one. I would contact a few more specialists and find the correct item if that's the best they can do....... I didn't have any trouble obtaining a starter cable for mine so they A...
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

That's a worthwhile improvement :) The price of new gloveboxes is crazy!
by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: Clip on door mirrors

I fitted my mirrors exactly as suggested above: I cut the stud down so that it was no longer than needed to attach it to the triangle. It looks untidy to drill a hole through to the inside although a grommet could be fitted. I did this by finding a piece of wood to place inside the triangle to drill...
by ManyMinors
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mystery Car
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Mystery Car

In the matter of 'racing lorries', I had the good fortune to know the late Vaughan Davis and, through his kind generosity, I was present at the record-setting meetings that took place at Millbrook and which were reported on in the linked article. To say that the whole experience was impressively un...
by ManyMinors
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mystery Car
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Mystery Car

It is quite a big car which would have been expensive. Mid to late 1930s? Lots of coachbuilders around still in those days so possibly an unusual body. Something like an Alvis possibly? MG also made some large saloons. The rear lamp is similar to that on the (pre Jaguar) SS cars so possibly one of t...
by ManyMinors
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: Clip on door mirrors

Russ, I can't remember where I bought mine from but several sellers on ebay list them "Lucas style wing mirrors" etc. and I think quite a few Morris Minor specialists also stock them. Make sure you order convex glass though. Very easy to fit: You simply undo the 2 self tapping screws holding that tr...
by ManyMinors
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: Clip on door mirrors

For myself, I found any of the clip-on mirrors pretty useless and threw mine away several years ago. I now have the "Lucas replica" door/wing mirrors which are widely available and inexpensive and have fitted them to the triangular panel in front of the quarterlight as many other owners have done. W...
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

That's a good choice I think. I've been very pleased with my Bridgestones. The original BMC handbook suggests tyre pressures of 24psi front and 26psi rear with 145/14 radial tyres fitted. I've seen no reason to deviate much from this and run mine at 26psi all round. I know there are some forum membe...
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Just saying hi.

They are Mk1 Ford Transit mirrors. I should think you'll find you're knocking into them all the time! You do need some sort of decent mirror on a van though.....
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Your Firestone tyres will be pretty old simply on the basis that they haven't been available for many years. The Bridgestone tyres are excellent and suit the Minor very well. I have been very pleased with mine. Whether the Pirellis are worth the extra money who knows? I have no experience of them bu...
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Just saying hi.

Very smart 8) . Lovely colour too. So..... Is it a Morris or an Austin version? It has a Morris badge but an Austin grille :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo advice
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Brake servo advice

I can only agree with the previous reply. My Minor is driven every day and regularly on long journeys. It has completely standard brakes and I've never felt them to be lacking. However, they are well maintained with the best quality components and work properly. However. If I felt that the Minor bra...