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by newagetraveller
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: WHAT DOES IT DO???
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

If you open the bonnet you will see a small tap sitting on the top of the cylinder head at the back. Turn this off to stop the flow of water to the heater.
by newagetraveller
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air filters
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

I cannot comment on the efficiency of an oil bath filter however if you have an old car that is original you may wish to keep it that way.
The correct thing to do with an oil bath filter is to take it apart, clean it thoroughly with paraffin (or similar) and reassemble it using new oil.
by newagetraveller
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dodgy lights!
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

I think that the most likely cause is that the stop lamp switch is sticking. It is situated in the engine compartment and is at the front, below and just to your left of the radiator. There are two wires attached to the top of it and the whole thing screws into a T-piece with three brake pipes going...
by newagetraveller
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

A faulty horn can be caused by a poor connection between the appropriate fuse (I forget which one) and the fuse holder. Try cleaning the ends of the fuse and the contacts on the fuse holder with fine emery paper or wire wool. I finally overcame an intermittent poor connection in the fuse holder by w...
by newagetraveller
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Window winder problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

It is possible to take the mechanism out but it is a long and fiddly job. Before doing that I would be inclined to have a look at the channels that the side of the window runs in. They are made of a fibrous material that becomes dirty and hardens with age. If this has happened to your channels try t...
by newagetraveller
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replacement Fuse Box
Replies: 8
Views: 4846

Given that you do not know where the wires go or which fuses to use I am tempted to ask why you are doing this. There are a lot of things that are best left well alone.
by newagetraveller
Forum: Other
Topic: I'm Not Alright Jack!
Replies: 6
Views: 3088

I am sure that most long-time Morris-Minor owners have several of the original jacks in their sheds and garages. They are OK but are best used together with a suitable socket on a ratchet handle rather than the original wheelbrace. I also have another jack which probably came from an Austin Cambridg...
by newagetraveller
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

The wishbone tie-bars are designed to stop juddering when you brake. They are cylindrical in cross-section and you can see them if you look underneath the car from the front. One end is connected to the wishbone arms at the back of the front wheels. The other (front) end goes through a hole in a bra...
by newagetraveller
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shock absorber leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

My front RHS shock absorber failed about 5 years ago.
I got an exchange reconditioned one from my local motor factors.
I think it cost about £20.
by newagetraveller
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

It is very difficult to know what to suggest here but here are some questions that only you can answer. Have you checked the oil level in the gearbox? Is the noise getting worse from one day to the next? Do you do long fast journeys where a breakdown would be a serious problem or do you do short slo...
by newagetraveller
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking noise on my 63 traveller
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

The tappets are under the rocker cover which is on top of the engine. The water pump is at the front of the engine with a pulley and fan belt connected to it. Try removing the fan belt. If the noise stops then it is the water pump ( or possibly the dynamo). Try using a large screwdriver as a stethos...
by newagetraveller
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: pinking
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Pinking sometimes occurs when the engine is working hard when you are going uphill. It is a sharp knocking noise coming from the engine.

I think that what you are describing is the Morris Minor engine roar. Have a look at what Willie says in the Stainless Steel Exhaust section. (7 down from here.)