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by Chipper
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spray paint at poundland
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: spray paint at poundland

They also do 300ml cans of carb cleaner for £1, and it works pretty well - used it to clean my Minor's original carb yesterday.

Just enough to clean the outside of one carb fairly thoroughly.
by Chipper
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Cleaning carburettor with thinners
Replies: 5
Views: 4455

Re: Cleaning carburettor with thinners

Looks good, though your carb should have a metal heat shielding around that fuel pipe between the float chamber and the carb, else you may suffer from fuel vaporisation. :wink:

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by Chipper
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Pass!
Replies: 26
Views: 6355

Re: MOT Pass!

Pah! :roll: The good old Mercedes 190E (the C-class's predecessor) came with a full-size spare.

Presumably, you won't pass a car with a space-saver fitted?
by Chipper
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Pass!
Replies: 26
Views: 6355

Re: MOT Pass!

A car (merc C class) came in for test a few weeks ago, it FAILED... 1 of the rear tyres FAILED less than 1.6mm so a refusall of cert was issued. He wasn't pleased. But the car had done over 800 miles in the 10 days since the origonal test. Could he not have simply fitted the spare, or was that worn...
by Chipper
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT Pass!
Replies: 26
Views: 6355

Re: MOT Pass!

Congratulations on the MOT, Roy.

Any pics of your 'naughty' set of wheels? :wink:

The gaiters supplied by ame353 (Andrew Eggleton) seem to be of reasonable quality - certainly far better than some very thin floppy rubber ones I previously fitted that only lasted about 6 months! :o
by Chipper
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily use classics, very rare now.
Replies: 58
Views: 9957

Re: Daily use classics, very rare now.

You will get a wave from me, like it or not, if you are around East Staffs. I remember my first outing in my Austin 7 in the 60's when I flashed a Vintage Bentley - the driver gave me 2 fingers for being a cheeky upstart. Hopefully we have moved on from then! It seems we have; I was driving through...
by Chipper
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 'Red' engine quick question
Replies: 44
Views: 7488

Re: 'Red' engine quick question

Yes, it indicates a 'Gold seal' fully rebuilt unit, as opposed to a 'Silver seal' partially rebuilt one. This thread mentions a similar engine number:

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... ngine+code
by Chipper
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 'Red' engine quick question
Replies: 44
Views: 7488

Re: 'Red' engine quick question

You need to look at the first part, e.g., 10V, and compare it to this list:

http://www.mg-cars.org.uk/news/news498.html
by Chipper
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT tester Kent area
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: MOT tester Kent area

No problem, glad to be of help - and best of luck with the MOT...
by Chipper
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT tester Kent area
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: MOT tester Kent area

I recommend King Street Motor Services, who specialise in Morris Minors.

40 King Street
West Malling
Kent ME19 6QT

Tel: 01732 843135

The head honcho there, Andrew, is a proper old-school chap who really knows his Minors (he drives a Traveller).
by Chipper
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things that make you go AAAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 9782

Re: Things that make you go AAAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!

I was shuffling down a hill in a traffic jam the other day, and a pedestrian on the other side of the road gave me a big grin and a thumbs-up, which was nice! :) Things that currently make me go aargh are my laptop, which seems to keep filling its C: drive space right up, despite my best attempts to...
by Chipper
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily use classics, very rare now.
Replies: 58
Views: 9957

Re: Daily use classics, very rare now.

I use my 1970 Traveller as a daily, now on 153,000+ miles. In fact, I sold my 'modern' car, a 1998 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet on Monday, having only owned it since June of last year - I only used it for about a month and a half before the cambelt snapped, bending 10 valves! It then sat about in the stree...
by Chipper
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Annual Greasing
Replies: 7
Views: 4241

Re: Annual Greasing

Try to keep any excess oil/grease off any rubber parts (e.g., bushes) and the wiring loom - oil rots the rubber.
by Chipper
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which brand for electronic Ignition
Replies: 31
Views: 4680

Re: Which brand for electronic Ignition

I know what you mean. I owned a BMW E30 325i that had a Megasquirt system fitted by its previous owner, and it's quite arduous trying to make sense of the mapping. Fortunately, it had an 'Autotune' facility, where it could automatically create a reasonable enough map simply by driving it, but it nev...
by Chipper
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which brand for electronic Ignition
Replies: 31
Views: 4680

Re: Which brand for electronic Ignition

And there I was thinking you were a dyed-in-the-wool, stick-in-the-mud points and condensor man, Roy. :o
by Chipper
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoroughly Modern Minor
Replies: 19
Views: 6299

Re: Thoroughly Modern Minor

Nice work. What are the wheels? They appear to be standard Minor rims but have more of an offset, almost like front wheel drive car rims.
by Chipper
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller drip moulding loose
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Traveller drip moulding loose

I would carefully clean up the surfaces to be joined and use some epoxy resin (e.g., Araldite) to bond it back together, holding it in place with a suitable heavy item to lean against it while the glue dries.
by Chipper
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barn challenged Barn find
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: Barn challenged Barn find

Perhaps he's referring to this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR- ... 1c3e9b5a8f
by Chipper
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275cc Insurance, MPG, MPH
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: 1275cc Insurance, MPG, MPH

I fitted a 1275cc MG Midget engine and matching close-ratio gearbox to my 1970 Traveller back in the early '90s, after the original 1098cc engine got a bit tired after 100,000 miles. It raised the top speed from around 80mph to off-the-clock, i.e., around 100mph estimated, and will comfortably cruis...
by Chipper
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rocker cover
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: rocker cover

I would say that the vent pipe isn't strictly necessary, dependent on the engine and whether or not the existing crankcase ventilation system works properly or not. I have an alloy rocker cover on my MG Midget 1275cc engine without a vent pipe, and haven't noticed any excess oil consumption or fumes...