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by Chipper
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: fibre glass repair
Replies: 10
Views: 3267

Re: fibre glass repair

I suspect it's a fibreglass front panel, similar to those sold by JLH:

http://www.jlhmorrisminors.co.uk/store/ ... oductId=94
by Chipper
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor acceleration above 30mph + gravelly engine sound
Replies: 53
Views: 8105

Re: Poor acceleration above 30mph + gravelly engine sound

Alternatively, drain the engine oil into a suitable clean pan then pour the bulk of it into a spare can, and look for metal fragments/brass coloured bits in the residue. That would indicate bearing break-up.
by Chipper
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: radio
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: radio

Check the earth on the radio and aerial first, before fitting any suppressors.
by Chipper
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine size for a Minor daily?
Replies: 14
Views: 3865

Re: Engine size for a Minor daily?

Hehe, I'm guessing to prevent corrosion on the battery terminals?

What does the hose leading from the inlet manifold up past the battery tray and into the bulkhead go to?
by Chipper
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine size for a Minor daily?
Replies: 14
Views: 3865

Re: Engine size for a Minor daily?

horologiumwatches wrote:What about an 803 car with 1275 ital running gear?
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This was our everyday car for years and years.
Nice looking engine bay. May I ask what the Tippex is for?
by Chipper
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: I'll be coiled again !
Replies: 14
Views: 1513

Re: I'll be coiled again !

Good to hear that. :)
by Chipper
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sorry to be leaving you but ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: Sorry to be leaving you but ...

Nice. So you're going to be selling the Minors?
by Chipper
Sat May 31, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: I'll be coiled again !
Replies: 14
Views: 1513

Re: I'll be coiled again !

Check the engine-to-body earth strap and all earths relating to the affected items.
by Chipper
Sat May 31, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: marina caliper
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Re: marina caliper

Don't drive it far with damaged threads; the trunnions have been known to suddenly pull out of the kingpin, resulting in suspension collapse and the car ending up in a ditch or worse!
by Chipper
Sat May 31, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Mayo?
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Re: Engine Mayo?

Remove the rocker cover and clean it out with gunk, paraffin, or even petrol. Check the valve clearances and the colour of the spark plug tips, which should be a light tan colour.

If you have a compression gauge, do a compression test to ensure it's not the head gasket leaking.
by Chipper
Sat May 31, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: I'll be coiled again !
Replies: 14
Views: 1513

Re: I'll be coiled again !

I would try removing both the fuses in the fuse block and using fine emery paper to thoroughly clean both the fuses themselves and the fuse block terminals; they often oxidise, leading to a poor contact.
by Chipper
Fri May 30, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.
Replies: 46
Views: 8265

Re: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.

I remember a work colleague back in the late '90s had a water-cooled one, and was forever having problems with it - overheating, blown headgaskets, etc, etc. :roll:
by Chipper
Fri May 30, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.
Replies: 46
Views: 8265

Re: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.

Indeed, a LHD one would probably be of relatively low value in the UK, unless that is, someone wanted one for use in their villa in Europe, or a Polish immigrant wanted one to remind them of home...
by Chipper
Thu May 29, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: marina caliper
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Re: marina caliper

Yes, the Marina ones are specific to the Marina hubs, being the tapered roller type rather than plain bearings as on the Minor.
by Chipper
Thu May 29, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: marina caliper
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Re: marina caliper

Hi, Sounds like you need to find a better mechanic, if he can't attend to such a simple suspension as found on the Minor! You may be able to rescue the caliper with a rebuild kit, otherwise you should ideally buy a new pair (it's a bit dodgy to just fit one replacement, as it may give brake imbalanc...
by Chipper
Wed May 28, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dodgy instrument bulb holder - wiring loom fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: Dodgy instrument bulb holder - wiring loom fire

What an unmitigated disaster! :o Bad luck that it should cut through the oil pressure pipe as well - could have been very dodgy.
by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pesky misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: Pesky misfire

I once drove my long-suffering Traveller all the way down the A13 in Essex in the dark after the cylinder head gasket went between the middle two cylinders. It got me home to Westcliff-on-Sea, and the next day I drove it 4 miles to work in Hadleigh and dropped it off at the garage there for a replac...
by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pesky misfire
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: Pesky misfire

S*d walking home a mile in the rain because of a misfire. I would have driven it on the 2 cylinders. :lol:
by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.
Replies: 46
Views: 8265

Re: An ( Auto ) Alternative Vacation In South West france.

Some of the cars had no great monetary value so will sit here for evermore, just like the one in the next photo.!!! [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1400929627_16213 [/frame] Actually, Fiat 126s are going up in value nowadays, here in the UK at least. I owned a 1973 594cc one for my first...
by Chipper
Tue May 27, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help needed for first purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: help needed for first purchase

It sounds on the face of it, a good buy, but as said, check carefully for the full extent of the amount of work that needs doing.

There are numerous MMOC branches up and down the country:

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/index.php?page=531