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by Chipper
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quality Hockey Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Quality Hockey Sticks

Yes, I see Bull Motif have ones on E-bay, stating that they are UK made.

I suspect re-chroming the existing ones would probably cost more than buying a new pair...
by Chipper
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quality Hockey Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Quality Hockey Sticks

Can anyone recommend a supplier of good quality grille 'hockey sticks'? Mine were replaced with new ones made in Sri-Lanka a few years ago (circa 2009, IIRC), but have already badly pitted, obviously having been made of cheap 'monkey metal/mazak'. Also, I have a replacement 5-bar grille I wish to fi...
by Chipper
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine bust, what replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: Engine bust, what replacement

Have you tried the old trick of pouring diesel or similar penetrating oil down the spark plug holes and letting it sit for a few days, which sometimes works to free off a seized engine?
by Chipper
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2115

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

At the risk of becoming viewed as a Radiator Stencil obsessive, I've Googled as many images as I can, and the one I'm attaching seems to show a fairly original engine bay (apart from the battery cut out and the fuel filter) identical in equipment to my 1970 Adderley Park traveller. No evidence of a...
by Chipper
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Spring Hanger Cover Plate
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Rear Spring Hanger Cover Plate

So that's what that is - I always wondered! Is that so they could tie the kangaroo down, sport? :lol:
by Chipper
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lovely Rusty Traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Lovely Rusty Traveller

It appears to have been burgundy red, if you see his other advert for a Citroen H-van, that also shows a Minor Traveller.

Oddly enough, I quite it like it. Certainly a very nice interior and decent looking wood, at least.
by Chipper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door top striker plate
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Traveller rear door top striker plate

Strange. AFAIK, my 1970 Traveller has original wood and fixings (apart from the valence behind the number plate, which succumbed to dry rot). :-?
by Chipper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door top striker plate
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Traveller rear door top striker plate

Mine measures 2.2cm (22mm). The fixings appear to be small nails, not screws.
by Chipper
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drive train - Weakest link
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Drive train - Weakest link

I would agree with the halfshafts, having broken three of them over the years in my 1275cc MG Midget-engined Traveller. I have also managed to wear out or damage at least two gearboxes also (usually 1st/2nd gear), during my ownership since 1989 and with the car now on 162,000 miles. Living out in th...
by Chipper
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: advice needed from those in the know
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: advice needed from those in the know

I would guess it's a reconditioned 1098cc unit. The way to find for sure is remove the rocker cover and see what the cylinder head casting number is - a 1098cc one will be 12G202, whereas a 1275 would have a 12G940. Also, on the inlet/exhaust side of the block, there should be an ID tag near the fro...
by Chipper
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hif38 carb problem
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Hif38 carb problem

Which version of HIF 38 is it? Some were designed to run ultra-lean, such as those fitted to the Austin Metro 1.0E.

As said above, a HIF 44 is better suited to a 1275cc A-series.
by Chipper
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking from boot!
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: Knocking from boot!

You say you had the exhaust brackets attended to, but if the leaf springs have sagged, or the exhaust hangs a bit too low, it may knock against the rear axle when going over bumps... I had a 1965 saloon, and found that the boot floor wooden boards would sometimes knock/rattle a bit, as would the boo...
by Chipper
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: Electronic ignition

After 6 months of juddering power and not being able to find a fix, I changed to Accuspark and lost about 20% of the cars power - but gained reliability. I therefore established my problem was not heat evaporation, or a dirty carb, or failing condensors but probably a worn distributor or possibly t...
by Chipper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Minor manifold any difference
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Minor manifold any difference

I've used the exhaust manifold section (with blanking plate) of the 2-piece on my 1275cc MG Midget-engined Traveller for years, along with a HIF 44 carb on a Flowtech alloy inlet manifold. I originally fitted it so I could fit the twin 1.25" SUs originally intended for a Midget. Seems to work pretty...
by Chipper
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff leaking?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Diff leaking?

Indeed, it appears to leaking from the breather. As said above, I would check the level is OK, and also pull off the breather cap and give it all a good clean in there, making sure it's securely pushed back on afterwards.
by Chipper
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1142

Re: Distributor position

Sorry to jump into this thread so late but am I understanding correctly that engine was running relatively ok about 20 deg too far advanced? Not pinking? I'm amazed. My usual way of timing an engine is to set it to the book (which was written for the fuel of the day), then advance it until the engi...
by Chipper
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting camber
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Setting camber

Simplest way to do it is to slacken off the torsion bars and eyebolts, and use suitable sized slotted (i.e., so you can slide them into the loosened eyebolts) spacers or flat washers fitted between the eyebolt and chassis leg; they need to have an internal diameter of approx. 17.5mm, and be approx. ...
by Chipper
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Tyres

You can successfully fit 165-width tyres on a Minor, so long as you have the 4.5J rims, as I currently have on my 1970 Traveller (LP971 van rims, though I have also tried 4.5J 13" Austin-Healey Sprite rims). Steering isn't particularly heavy, and it generally rides and handles quite well. Some puris...
by Chipper
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'A' Series blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: 'A' Series blocks

A quick search reveals the 12H/298F/… block was fitted to the likes of Austin 1300GT, MG1300, Riley Kestrel, etc.
by Chipper
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Gearboxes
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Reconditioned Gearboxes

If you indicated which region you're in it would help. Most reputable Minor specialists should be able to supply a decent reconditioned gearbox (albeit usually quite expensive), or you could have a bash at fixing it yourself (as I have done) - they are relatively straightforward to work on, particul...