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by palacebear
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very (?) mild upgrade.
Replies: 31
Views: 3797

Very (?) mild upgrade.

My Moggie is a 1956 Series 2. It's done at least 85000 miles. As far as I know all the running gear is original 803cc except the engine which is a 948cc gold seal (9G-R-J prefix). I believe the engine has done around 56000 miles and has been in the car since 1961. Mileages MAY be higher. MOT certifi...
by palacebear
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Re: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please

Thanks to all for suggestions and opinions. I'm going to end this thread by saying that I've done some tweaking and adjusting. It's made some improvement but whilst doing the adjustments and driving the car I've found other more serious defects which need fairly drastic action. I'll be putting this ...
by palacebear
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Email scam - again
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Email scam - again

For a variety of personal reasons I've not been on the MMOC site for several months. I've just started using it again regularly via my mobile phone. I have an email address linked to this site only. Past two weeks I've had five emails or texts supposedly from HMRC requesting personal information in ...
by palacebear
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yet another wasted journey !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

Re: yet another wasted journey !!!

Seems to me that even bona fide dealers are getting a bit careless. A while ago I went to view a 1955 Austin A50. Photos on dealers website looked reasonable. On the phone the car was described as a good driver. Rust-free. Just serviced. New MOT even though exempt. Only bad chrome being the front bu...
by palacebear
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel smell
Replies: 27
Views: 3273

Re: Fuel smell

I'm joining the 'fuel smell' club. Had to leave the moggie parked on a slope yesterday leaning to the nearside and with a full tank. Walked past it this afternoon and could smell petrol at some distance. Boot and interior full of fumes. Filler tube wet at the top. Another job for the ever-lengthenin...
by palacebear
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Re: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please

Some success today. Cleaned and re-gapped plugs. Mixture adjusted by 5 flats of the nut. Smoother driving. Smoother idle, with more even, less noisy (and less smelly!) exhaust although idle speed a bit fast at the moment. Still some hesitation but not as bad as before. Carb damper feels like no oil ...
by palacebear
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Re: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please

Stupid of me. Overlooked this simple test today. I keep getting interrupted to do other 'more important' domestic tasks. Apparently a mossy lawn takes priority over a poorly Minor :D Will have to wait until next week now but I'll test it and report back!
by palacebear
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Re: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please

Today's efforts: Started fine from cold. 5 mile round trip with stop for petrol at the halfway mark. Took about 2.5 gallons to fill right up so gauge isn't at fault. Drove ok throughout journey. Oil level checked and ok. Coolant checked. About 1 pint needed. Coil and fuel pump slightly warm to touch...
by palacebear
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Re: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please

Thanks to all for the input. Coil leads appear secure. No water getting onto electrics. Dizzy components look pretty elderly so will change points condensor rota HTs and cap as a matter of course. They may well have been on there since resto (14k miles ago in 1990!). Not had chance to look closely a...
by palacebear
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Intermittent misfire/cutting out - advice please

My Moggie has been started regularly and driven approx once a month over the winter. The last two drives have revealed a slight misfire under sharp acceleration (both occasions after around 5 miles of trouble free driving from a cold start). The misfire then gets worse with intermittent loss of powe...
by palacebear
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The search for royale blue
Replies: 7
Views: 4408

Re: The search for royale blue

Agree with ManyMinors. Blue Royale was offered circa 1967-1970 but only seemed to appear on Riley Kestrel 1300, very late Austin A60 Cambridge saloon (both to '68) and very early Maxi, the Mk.3 Mini/Clubman and Austin 3-litre big landcrab (all to '70). Not listed as a Minor colour at all.
by palacebear
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warlingham Rugby Club classic car show 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Warlingham Rugby Club classic car show 2016

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...and huge - Plymouth Belvedere
by palacebear
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warlingham Rugby Club classic car show 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Warlingham Rugby Club classic car show 2016

A couple more pics from Warlingham today. Size-wise demonstrating opposite ends of the 1950s motoring spectrum :D[frame]Image[/frame]

Tiny - Messerschmitt 200 (it does have wheels... blame my lack of camera-skills!)
by palacebear
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warlingham Rugby Club classic car show 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Warlingham Rugby Club classic car show 2016

Classic car and bike show in aid of Cancer Research took place today at Warlingham Rugby Club in Surrey. Great show. Classic, vintage, custom, bikes, scooters, military vehicles. MMOC Surrey Hills branch had a stand with half a dozen cars on show.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1468775491...
by palacebear
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2119
Views: 319461

Re: Spotted today.

Not exactly 'Spotted' but... 2-door saloon and van. Both maroon. Both split-screen. Both parked by the amusement park in Stourport-on-Severn. Anyone know them and the story behind them?
by palacebear
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2119
Views: 319461

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted this morning as it drove past my house in Kenley, Surrey: Series 2 facelift convertible LASxxx. Green. Hood was down. Looked beige or light tan. Looked very nice! Been told it's a member's car
by palacebear
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2119
Views: 319461

Re: Spotted today.

...and another one. In a showroom near Carshalton, Surrey. Smoke Grey (or Haze Blue??) 4-door. YEVxxF. Odometer showing 13,800 miles. Newish-looking paint. Front and rear seat-belts fitted. Good blue interior except for a split in the drivers' seat and faded carpets. Inquiries made. Apparently owned...
by palacebear
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2119
Views: 319461

Re: Spotted today.

Getting errors posting to this thread, so 3rd time lucky... Spotted on Sunday in Banstead, Surrey: Almond Green saloon. ELUxxxJ. A bit tired looking but still in use! Now discovered it belongs to members (and their border collie) whom I met at Warlingham Rugby Club. [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimag...
by palacebear
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Olwyn, my new Moggie, 1955 four door:
Replies: 18
Views: 2714

Re: Olwyn, my new Moggie, 1955 four door:

Looks like the original white trafficator switch is the '15 second delay' type. Switching it on winds it up rather like and old kitchen 'pinger' timer. It then unwinds itself for 15 secs after which it switches the trafficator off ... or that's the theory if I remember correctly.
by palacebear
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Olwyn, my new Moggie, 1955 four door:
Replies: 18
Views: 2714

Re: Olwyn, my new Moggie, 1955 four door:

Olwyn looks great. Welcome (back?) to the S.II world! I know that East Sussex Minors stock front screen rubbers, centre pillar rubbers and central trim. Needless to say they make no mention of chrome insert. Product description comes with dire warnings about the need for 2 pairs of hands and infinit...