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by Chipper
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chas Wright Numberplate?
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Chas Wright Numberplate?

My 1970 Traveller also has Chas Wright alloy number-plates, although they were originally white (front) and yellow (rear) before I resprayed them black/silver.

My car was originally registered in Middlesex (MF suffix).
by Chipper
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Books on restoring Morris Minors
Replies: 11
Views: 21266

Re: Books on restoring Morris Minors

bmcecosse wrote:beware - some of the old OB information is not accurate.......
Care to name any specifics?
by Chipper
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst accessory ever made and advertised on Ebay
Replies: 29
Views: 5646

Re: Worst accessory ever made and advertised on Ebay

My saloon came without a rear view mirror, so I bought a suction type one from E-bay, similar to this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-VIEW-INTERIOR-MIRROR-UNIVERSAL-SUCTION-CAR-BLACK-/400249423509?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d30b98695 It turned out to be pretty feeble; it woul...
by Chipper
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin
Replies: 26
Views: 6329

Re: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin

Indeed, he was called Jock Campbell, and was a silmilar 'old school' mechanic type, very much in the vein of Bernie from Chop Shop/Classic Car Rescue.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainm ... -tv-961559
by Chipper
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller rear lights
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Re: Traveller rear lights

by Chipper
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recon or rebuild?
Replies: 20
Views: 2743

Re: Recon or rebuild?

That's a possibility - did you happen to check the gearstick position?

Either that, or an unscrupulous seller knew it was on its way out and decided to keep quiet about it, possibly bodging it up to last the start-up period...
by Chipper
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin
Replies: 26
Views: 6329

Re: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin

There was also Classic Car Rescue on Channel 5:

http://www.channel5.com/shows/classic-c ... ie-fineman

This was quite entertaining, if a touch far-fetched at times!
by Chipper
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5 leaf springs on Travellers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: 5 leaf springs on Travellers?

My Traveller's original leaf springs have sagged quite noticeably over the 25 years I've owned it, and the ride is now relatively soft. http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z300/Zender535i/DSCF1120.jpg However, I prefer the subtly lowered look (front lowered a spline to match), so will be keeping them...
by Chipper
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin
Replies: 26
Views: 6329

Re: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin

I notice Fantomworks have an old BT phonebox lurking in their shop:

http://www.discoveryuk.com/web/fantomworks/videos/
by Chipper
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin
Replies: 26
Views: 6329

Re: Chasing Classic Cars,Fast and Load,Counting Cars,Overhaulin

We have never had a proper Classic Car programme made in the UK. Why can we not have a UK version of Chasing Classic Cars.? M.M I suppose our nearest equivalent is Wheeler Dealers, who have done up quite an assortment of classics, including a Morris Traveller.
by Chipper
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can I use a mini unleaded head
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Can I use a mini unleaded head

The other option, of course, is to fit a 1275cc 12G940 head, and you can get them in unleaded form fitted as standard to late Metros and Minis. When my Midget engine's original head valve guides wore out, I fitted a Metro unleaded head, which had the benefit of bigger valves, and it's run well ever ...
by Chipper
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine not starting, advice needed.
Replies: 47
Views: 6290

Re: engine not starting, advice needed.

In your instance, I would disconnect the low tension (white) lead from the output of the distributor, and use a 12V test lamp connected between the output terminal and the battery +12V terminal. Then, crank the engine over slowly on the starting handle; the test lamp should flash on and off as the p...
by Chipper
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine number query
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: engine number query

Could be, though I'd hardly say the 1275 increases the fuel consumption by much (if at all); I regularly achieve around 38mpg out of mine, with mostly short runs of 7 miles or so, with quite a few hilly and twisty country roads to negotiate.

No worse than the original 1098cc engine.
by Chipper
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine number query
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: engine number query

Wonder why anyone would bother converting to a 1275 then revert to a 948 lump? :-?
by Chipper
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Service Checklist.
Replies: 7
Views: 3268

Re: Service Checklist.

Sure - you may well be right. I'll try leaving it for a while longer and see what happens...
by Chipper
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Service Checklist.
Replies: 7
Views: 3268

Re: Service Checklist.

I tend to top up the carb dashpot (HIF44 on mine) every week, more or less!

I would also add lubricating the door hinges and locks every once in a while, with 3-in-1 or similar.
by Chipper
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40,000 post!
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: 40,000 post!

Congratulations on reaching this milestone, and thanks again for the timely help with the heater. :D
by Chipper
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1960s Steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: 1960s Steering wheel

There's this one in the For Sale section:

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=53566
by Chipper
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermostat: 82 or 88 degrees?
Replies: 44
Views: 7126

Re: thermostat: 82 or 88 degrees?

Yes, I was grateful for it tonight, in the p*ssing rain, with the windscreen steaming up. The heater seemed to be more effective than yesterday, even though I'd removed the cardboard partially blanking the radiator.

Roll on the cold snap forecast for next week... :wink:
by Chipper
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermostat: 82 or 88 degrees?
Replies: 44
Views: 7126

Re: thermostat: 82 or 88 degrees?

Well, I found a window in the weather this afternoon to remove the thermostat, and swivel the lower heater take-off plate around (so that the ridge for the thermostat pointed upwards) and replaced the thermostat in the middle of the 'sandwich'. Pleased to report, that the heater now works again! :D ...