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by 67-2door
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb breather & air filter questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: Carb breather & air filter questions.

Changed the plugs this afternoon and they dont look a bad colour, a little black & sooty around the outer edge but the centre & electrodes are a nice chocolatey brown colour. I guess from that the mixtures not too far out, dont know why it starts from stone cold with no choke or throttle. Is it idle...
by 67-2door
Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Boot seal query
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Boot seal query

My 1968 saloon boot puddles in the rear section (by the lid) when it rains. It's fitted with the large flat rubber seal that (glues?) to the lid, it also came with another seal in the boot that fits over the lip of the boot apature (to the car not the lid). I've tried fitting them both together but ...
by 67-2door
Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb breather & air filter questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: Carb breather & air filter questions.

The float bowl certainly looks to be sitting vertical.
I wonder why mines running rich? Cant be too far out because it's not putting any black smoke out the exhaust.
by 67-2door
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb breather & air filter questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: Carb breather & air filter questions.

It had occured to me to turn it right round & fit a longer breather pipe. You think it would be better not to block the 2nd pipe off & to let it breath then? It does seem to run ok like that. On a slightly different note, do Minors normally need choke to start from cold? Mine starts from stone cold ...
by 67-2door
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb breather & air filter questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: Carb breather & air filter questions.

The two pipes exit the top of the float chamber parrallel, both pointing toward the front of the engine, the left one is slightly higher and goes to the fuel pump, the right hand pipe just dangles. The air filter wont rotate more than a few degrees because the float chamber pipes are in the way.[fra...
by 67-2door
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb breather & air filter questions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Carb breather & air filter questions.

My 1968 minor has two pipes from the top of the float chamber, one obviously is the feed pipe from the pump, the other just hangs down and vents into fresh air down by the sump. Is this correct or should it be connected to something? My friends 1967 minor doesn't have this 2nd pipe at all. My other ...
by 67-2door
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front crossmember problem
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Front crossmember problem

Hi all. I've only had my moggie a week and I'm still carrying out a thorough service and sorting a few niggly jobs on it. Last night I drained the coolant & removed the radiator to flush the system out before fitting new hoses & anti-freeze. I noticed that when the coolant drained over the front cro...
by 67-2door
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre pressures with radial tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Tyre pressures with radial tyres

Thankyou for your reply, I'm sorry if I've asked a question that everyone else knows. I'm a new member & running a morris minor is a new experience for me, I just want to make sure I'm doing it right.
by 67-2door
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre pressures with radial tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Tyre pressures with radial tyres

Hi.
My 1968 minor saloon is fitted with radial tyres 155/80 14, can anyone tell me what tyre pressures I should be running in them? In the manual it says 22psi front and rear but that would be for the standard crossplies.
Thanks.
Neil.
by 67-2door
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: POR-15, worth the money?
Replies: 14
Views: 4203

Nobody has any personal experience of the por-15 then? I guess I'll use red oxide anti-rusting primer followed by chassis black then.
by 67-2door
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Boot hinges-did they change?
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Boot hinges-did they change?

I've just bought a nice pair of original boot hinges to replace my pitted ones on my 1967 saloon, and the ones I've bought are a bit thinner and come to a sharper point at the bottom, are they from an earlier model? If so at what point did they change them?
by 67-2door
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally entry fee?
Replies: 1
Views: 648

National rally entry fee?

Hi.
I was hoping to go along to Stanford hall this weekend, but as the minor is not on the road I was thinking of going along on my motorbike.
As the entry fee is £15 per car, anyone know how much it'll cost on a bike?
by 67-2door
Wed May 28, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: POR-15, worth the money?
Replies: 14
Views: 4203

POR-15, worth the money?

When I've got my car all welded up and the underseal and rust all cleaned off I obviously would like to keep it rust free for as long as possible. I've bought some red oxide anti-rust primer, but looking in a Frost catalogue it would seem that POR-15 is the best stuff for the job, paint over old ste...
by 67-2door
Wed May 07, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What floor paint?
Replies: 1
Views: 842

What floor paint?

Hi all. When I've completed repairs to my floor and inner wings etc whats the best stuff to paint it all with to stop it rotting away again, obviously anti-rust primer first, but what after that? I've seen a lot of references on here to chassis black, where's the best place to obtain this? I've foun...
by 67-2door
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welding 1st project
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

I'll not use the stainless then thanks. I was planning to buy the proper panels where it's safety critical or just too complicated to make repair sections, I've bought panels for the front flitch extensions, rear spring hangers and rear inner sill section. The floorpan though is basically very good ...
by 67-2door
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welding 1st project
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

welding 1st project

Hi everyone. I've just started restoring my first Minor, a 1967 2 door in Almond green. I have a couple of questions (maybe daft ones) that I need advice with. I'm working to a fairly tight budget, so to cut costs where practicle I'm cutting out rot and making repair sections and butt welding them i...