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by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff

The likely market for a 4.875 diff is probably among the motorsport fraternity. Most likely somebody with a Sprite or Midget who competes in hillclimbs and sprints and who will have a range of differentials to suit different circumstances. For such people this is a relatively simple and inexpensive ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gearbox and Back axle coating
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Gearbox and Back axle coating

You can finish them however you like, but what they did in the factory with the alloy parts was absolutely nothing :D
by ManyMinors
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Door hinge wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 521

Re: Door hinge wanted

There are various different part numbers and casting numbers for the hinges. Earlier cars for example had slightly different hinges which didn't allow the doors to open as far. I would try to find a hinge with the same casting numbers as the one you have - and with as little wear as possible. That w...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1238

Re: Door Fit

I think that is definitely worth a try. It is possible that the frame is a bit bent somewhere. You did loosen ALL the fixings of the frame to the door when you tried to adjust it did you? There are 3 down the back edge :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1238

Re: Door Fit

As the car seems to be a 2door saloon with stainless steel window frames (a combination not available on UK cars when new) it would seem that your car has been altered a bit , like so many have. It shouldn't make any real difference but it might explain why you don't have a perfect fit. It could als...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Van wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Van wheels

I think back in the day, when the Post Office and the like were using the vans from new, they were shod with 145 and 155-width tyres, The first thing to remember is that the majority of Minor vans were supplied new with the same 3 inch wide wheels as the cars. It was only after 1968 - some 15 years...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ashtray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Ashtray Position

If your car originally had that type of twin ashtray fitted, then the mounting holes will still be present at each end of your parcel tray. If, on the other hand, your car is an earlier model and was originally fitted with the metal type in your first picture then the mounting holes will still be pr...
by ManyMinors
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Door hinge wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 521

Re: Door hinge wanted

Nearside means near the kerb which is the passenger side or left hand side :wink:
Drivers side is the offside or right hand side.
by ManyMinors
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Weird oil leak.

Engine oil being drawn up the breather pipe into the air cleaner?
Obviously this would depend on the breather/air cleaner arrangement fitted to your vehicle :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: New member

It all comes down to preference really and not everyone will agree. I would say that a sidevalve engine (918cc) in good condition will have fairly low performance but should be reliable and long-lasting. Based on the experience of owning one many years ago I am of the opinion that the first (803cc) ...
by ManyMinors
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: New member

Apart from the visual differences, Lowlights and very early Series 2's will have a sidevalve engine (originally). It really depends on what you want from your car. Best wishes, Mike. If I might correct one thing: Early Series 11s did NOT have a sidevalve engine. The Morris Minor "MM" was the sideva...
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is the Interior-light wire part of LOOM?
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: Is the Interior-light wire part of LOOM?

The interior light wiring is not considered to be part of the loom.
Neither is the wiring to the headlamps - or the side or flasher lamps come to that :wink:
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front Wings & Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Front Wings & Sealer

I would think it was simply a cost cutting measure? With a plastic piping, the wing has to be fitted loosely prior to the painting process. Then, once the body is painted, the piping has to be inserted and trimmed and after that, the wing bolts would have to be pinched up tight - another process. Wi...
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Mg midget 1100 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Mg midget 1100 engine

Sorry no, I don't have any plan to part with my "spare" in the foreseeable future.
Good luck in your search.
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cavity Wax Drilling Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Cavity Wax Drilling Positions

You don't need to drill any holes to get into that box section. If you reach up above the scuttle panel on each side from behind the dashboard (it is easier to do this via the gloveboxes if you first remove the liners) you are in the top of the box section and have good access into what is often des...
by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Conversation piece

Yes, I'm aware of what CAN be done with an Austin 7 and have often watched them compete. As well as slow cars I've owned a good variety of performance and competition cars too but never felt a desire to make my Austin 7 go faster. I enjoyed it for what is was. The same as I do now with my Morris Min...
by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Conversation piece

Agreed. By "chassis" I was referring to the entire underpinnings :wink: It was a great little car actually - in many ways - but wouldn't have withstood many performance upgrades in standard form........ I could just about get 50mph out of it on a good day (on a long straight and possibly a slight do...
by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Conversation piece

:D Having owned an Austin 7 in the past and being very aware of its limitations (A Morris Minor 1000 was a revelation after that!) I think the chassis would require quite a bit of modification before putting 100bhp through it :wink: :lol:
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2618

Re: Alternator conversion

Tin can, Tin can :o !!?????

You were loooky :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1168

Re: Electronic ignition

Forgot to mention that this subject on all these old car forums appears alot. in reality, it's those that dont try it have an opinion on it. I liken that to people who dont like something just because they have a mate who said so. We've all got a few of those You seem to be reluctant to accept that...