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by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?

Originally ALL was painted green. The entire engine unit was sprayed AFTER assembly.
Well done on starting your restoration by the way!
Any pictures of the body before it goes away?
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 797

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

Yes. Have a go!! Do a bit of research, enroll on that course, carry out simple safety checks every time and get going!!

There is lots of help here and elsewhere when things get tough.
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible

I have a similar model which I have owned for many years. It had no belts at all when purchased - and no mountings either. I decided that the best compromise for us was to fit standard static non-retractable three point mounted (lap and diagonal) belts in the front which are mounted more or less rep...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 655JAY
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: 655JAY

That all looks very workmanlike. Interesting that somebody has chosen to fit the later Minor 1000 jacking points at some time.
I'm not sure that the tab washers have been knocked over on your top swivel pins? Best to check :wink:
by ManyMinors
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Fuel Pump

The AUA66 pump is the standard Morris Minor SU pump. You should be able to find a secondhand one in need of reconditioning for very little money.
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Paint code?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Paint code?

The original BMC manufacturers code for Old English White is WT 3. This should mean something to a decent paint company. There are variations however, so it'll be up to whoever paints it to try and match the paint as well as he can. Most older cars have been re-sprayed by now so unless you know what...
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1808

Re: dead moggy

Quite honestly, with old wiring in that state and with safety as well as long-term reliability in mind, I would order a complete new wiring loom for the car custom built to suit an alternator(and any other accessories you have as well) - and buy a new fusebox while you're at it. Re-wiring a Minor is...
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: alloy or copper rad?
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Re: alloy or copper rad?

Our hose arrangement is exactly the same as the link above. When did the 'push/pull' heater temperature valve come in? ~1962? Is this the same point when the return from the heater was re-routed from the bottom of the radiator into the top of the bottom hose? I reckon the heater push/pull valve cam...
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct wing mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Correct wing mirrors

The OP was asking the question regarding his Minor saloon. If you read my post, what I said was that "Morris Minor saloons all left the factory with no wing mirrors". I was assuming he was in the UK as he doesn't mention otherwise. I have no knowledge of cars prepared with specific export requiremen...
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct wing mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Correct wing mirrors

Geoberni is correct. Morris Minor saloons all left the factory with no wing mirrors at all. Owners were able to choose from a huge range of accessories both dealer fitted or otherwise so almost anything might have been fitted. If you already have holes drilled in your cars wings then you might as we...
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wing piping
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Wing piping

The Series11 cars did have a plastic piping but I think it was dropped around the time that the Minor 1000 was introduced and replaced with a caulking seal instead - which is painted over. You should ensure that you leave a gap where the drain hole is stamped into the inner wing towards the rear.
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 789

Re: Gearbox prices

Regarding the heater tap modification:- Yes an interesting modification. When the tap or valve is closed at the bottom hose connection the water in and through the heater is not circulating but the water will get hot throughout the heater system by convection from the top rear of the cylinder head....
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 563

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

It is hard to tell from your pictures but much of the underside of your car appears to be fabricated from one-off bits of steel rather than from readily available repair panels? The crossmember (and floor and sill sections look completely different shapes to mine.
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Million ?? Cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Minor Million ?? Cheap

And that is WITHOUT any tyres :o
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Million ?? Cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Minor Million ?? Cheap

It's too expensive. It looks to have suffered severe frontal damage :o
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Long Range Classics
Replies: 59
Views: 6352

Re: Long Range Classics

Look what I’ve just found —— the same car as in Phil’s link. 08727349-69FD-4DE7-8B2F-E6B21EEF3690.png Yes, Same seller. Same car. As I said earlier, he's been trying to offload it for ages! Despite his claims regarding the originality of this car, if you study the photos in the earlier advert you c...
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help with Brake Master Cylinder (rear bolt)
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Help with Brake Master Cylinder (rear bolt)

The OP does say that his car is fitted with disc brakes :wink:
The other important thing is for him to remember to remove the top hat seal from the new cylinder. Otherwise he'll experience some brake dragging :(
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 120
Views: 6134

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

I was thinking exactly the same thing Les. On my car, most of the rust started off behind light fittings etc where it can't be seen.
I'm surprised that a sprayer would leave so much still fitted.
The pick-up does looks great though :)
by ManyMinors
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 789

Re: Gearbox prices

It is natural that prices rise a bit over time. I don't personally think it is realistic to expect to be able to purchase a secondhand gearbox in good working order for £50.00. I would expect to have to pay, say £200.00 for such a thing. The cost of reconditioning a gearbox must be high after all an...
by ManyMinors
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help with Brake Master Cylinder (rear bolt)
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Help with Brake Master Cylinder (rear bolt)

Be warned also that a "B&B" master cylinder is just a poor quality cheap foreign "pattern" part. My Minor 1000 had recently had a new one fitted when I bought the car some years ago. I had problems with it and threw it in the bin eventually and bought an original quality one......