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by Chipper
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Compression test

Try the test again, but jam the throttle wide open (as you are supposed to when doing a compression test), either by placing a suitable length rod between the throttle pedal and driver's seat, or making an arrangement at the carburettor throttle spindle to jam it open.
by Chipper
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purpose of hole in radiator fan shroud
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Purpose of hole in radiator fan shroud

Good call, must try it sometime...
by Chipper
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 33
Views: 1624

Re: Overheating

Dirty/suspect in-line connections battery-sender-gauge ? Causing extra resistance in circuit? John :wink: If there was too much resistance, the gauge would never actually reach full scale deflection (i.e., 140 degrees in this instance). I suspect the gauge may not be wired via the voltage regulator...
by Chipper
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor

Quite a sum! :o Any idea what dimensions it is?
by Chipper
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purpose of hole in radiator fan shroud
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Purpose of hole in radiator fan shroud

Thanks for the replies! Yes, I can see the painting hanging theory makes sense.

I have previously also found it very handy for retaining screwdrivers and bolts while working in the engine bay (not with the engine running, of course.)
by Chipper
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purpose of hole in radiator fan shroud
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Purpose of hole in radiator fan shroud

Does anyone know the purpose of the hole (approx. 1 cm in diameter) drilled into the radiator fan shroud (the part that is often stencilled with a warning notice about removing the radiator cap slowly)? As depicted here: https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/userfiles/product_asset/.enlarged/5b1fc8d436f3a-...
by Chipper
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor related presents
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Morris Minor related presents

Some new grille hockey-sticks, bonnet & wing rubber buffers and a gearbox steady cable for my 1970 Traveller. :)
by Chipper
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MG 1275 gearbox and remote change
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: MG 1275 gearbox and remote change

Yes, the Minor remote can be fitted, but of course, won't have the reverse light switch that comes with the 1275 Midget/Sprite remote.

Likewise, you can fit a Midget/Sprite gearstick, though they are alot shorter than a Minor's, so you may well find the position uncomfortable...
by Chipper
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First drive impressions
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: First drive impressions

Non-working fuel gauge may be a simple case of the Lucar/spade terminal having been pushed off the fuel tank sender, which lies under the spare wheel. If it is still attached, try wiggling it free, then use a length of cable to earth it to bodywork, turn on the ignition switch and you should see the...
by Chipper
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3499

Re: Traveller Tuning

I have recently fitted a 1.5" diameter Maniflow LCB and exhaust to my 1275 Traveller, and it has definitely improved things compared to the previous standard Minor 1.25" system. It was an excellent fit too. :D Has anyone tried a set of 1.3/1.5/1.7 roller rockers, such as these: https://www.minisport...
by Chipper
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory 1275 Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Factory 1275 Traveller

Aye, it does make you wonder why BMC didn't produce a 1275cc Minor, when there had been many successful period conversions done to show the way forwards, and yet BMC quickly upgraded the Austin/Morris 1100 to 1300... I can only suppose it was due to issues reported with axle tramp, etc. with even th...
by Chipper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory 1275 Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Factory 1275 Traveller

Well, it fetched a pretty fair sum, of $11,050 (£8,680)...
by Chipper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: Traveller

Phew! Looks like it was pretty rusty. :o Nice job on the new floorpans. 8)

Is all the boot area rusty as well, then?
by Chipper
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory 1275 Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Factory 1275 Traveller

Interesting. Wonder if they made any others? I wonder where the 100 mph Smiths speedo was sourced from - AFAIK, Mini Cooper 'S' ones went up to a heady 120 mph.

The poor old front suspension eyebolt bushes look well past it, but the rest appears to be in pretty good shape...
by Chipper
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting ESM hydraulic clutch assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Fitting ESM hydraulic clutch assembly

There's some more info in this earlier MMOC thread, which may be of use: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=26700&start=15 I think the diagram shown is that for an Owen Burton kit, similar to the one I fitted years ago now to my Traveller (with MG Midget 1275cc engine and its heavi...
by Chipper
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: Traveller

Good to hear you have a Midget engine - they do go rather well with them fitted. Are you going for any other upgrades, aside from the 'angel eye' headlamps?
by Chipper
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: Traveller

Good to see you've made a start on it - nice to have a rollover jig. 8) Is that the original front bumper valence? It appears to be longer than usual (comparing it to my 1970 Traveller one which I've been re-painting today, as part of a frontal tidy-up) - possibly a van one? And what 1275 engine do ...
by Chipper
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car won't start.
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Car won't start.

Welcome to the forum! I'm guessing a 1960 will have the earlier type solenoid, operated from a pull switch marked 'S' on the dash, as opposed the later 1962-on ignition switch-operated type. You say it's turning over, which suggests the solenoid and starter are fine, so first thing to check for is a...
by Chipper
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quality Hockey Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Quality Hockey Sticks

Indeed. When I last refurbed the front end of my Traveller, those were the only hockey sticks available from my local Minor specialist (who, I gather is affiliated with a certain chap in Bath who outsourced some manufacture of parts to Sri Lanka). You don't quite know at the time of buying parts wha...
by Chipper
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quality Hockey Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Quality Hockey Sticks

True, but I've gone ahead and bought a pair of BM ones. Hopefully, being made in the UK, they should be of reasonable quality, and as said above by myoldjalopy, they've had their BM ones on for 4 years without problems.