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by jaekl
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine steady cable
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Basically tighten it up to the point it starts pulling back the power unit or until the cable is straight. At rest there should be no tension in the cable.
by jaekl
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunnion Repair Kit?
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Seriously BMC take a breather and think about it. The car is hanging from the lower trunnions. With our graivity that would mean down. This is why it is so serious. Most other cars push down on the upper suspension leg.
by jaekl
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help More Bushes!
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Not to mention the cupped washer that is pressed into the rear leg. I too work the front of the torsion bar because the arm at the cross member is usually well rusted on. However, this cupped washer that is bolted to the fulcrum pin can be very stubborn with just the use of a hammer. It really is in...
by jaekl
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes sticking on.........a bit
Replies: 7
Views: 2163

Check the master cylinder free play. The piston must be able to fully return in order to relieve all pressure. Is the brake rod loose when pedal is realeased?
by jaekl
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

A little tip about master cylinders. There is no need to remove the rear brake line from the banjo bolt. Only loosen it enough so that the brake line can rotate within the fitting. After removing the front line, undo the banjo bolt. It is alot easier to remove and start this bolt than fiddling with ...
by jaekl
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New owner in the USA
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Yes we have a club here in the States. Morris Minor Registry started in 1976 and shortly there after took in a couple of west coast clubs. You can contact Tony Burgess at E-mail MORRISMINR@AOL.COM. He is located in Ohio. I'm the tech man and I can be reached at jaekl@paonline.com. Mini Mania in CA a...
by jaekl
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minors in the Movies
Replies: 15
Views: 3347

'The Borrowers' with John Goodman must be what's Heaven is like. But how did that Oxford get in there?
by jaekl
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front quarter light window catch
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Pull. The frame has some flex to it. Try flexing the ends outward to break the years of crud. Try various penetrating liquids to help break the seal and crud. And pull.
by jaekl
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ALTERNATIVE MASTER CYLINDER FITMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Another approach that one of our memebers has done is to mount the master cylinder on top of the chassis leg in the engine bay. The standard pedal can be use but flip the clevis around and fabricate a linkage that goes forward through the chassis leg to another pivot point that rotates a lever in or...
by jaekl
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reverse Rims
Replies: 48
Views: 9250

I made a pair of them years ago. Minor wheels (At least through Series III) are riveted together. I then located a pair of 14 inch wheels that also were riveted and removed the center. The diameters were a little different so I sandwiched some sheet steel between and riveted everything back together...
by jaekl
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Spring replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2200

I'm sorry, my memory failed me. The C clamp will not work. A little hammering and prying under the plate does the trick. I don't remember if the bushing will fit through the hole of the pin if not you need the larger diameter of the hole created by the plate removal. In any case there needs to be a ...
by jaekl
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: POR-15, worth the money?
Replies: 14
Views: 4457

POR-15 is from the States and is very popular here. I haven't used it yet but I have not heard any issues with it.
by jaekl
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front quarter light window catch
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Very carefully. With the glass out you will have access to the riveted chrome pin. With a little drilling the pin can be pushed out. The bracket to the frame has been known to fall off, so fully support it.
by jaekl
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Spring replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2200

The plate on the front hanger must be removed with the pin. In order to install the bushings, the removal of the plate provides a hole for the bushing. A C clamp is better than a hammer for breaking the adhesion between the rubber and the rust.
by jaekl
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the forum.
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

New to the forum.

Cheers, after visiting sites of my daily cars and noticing our club in the States, Morris Minor Registry is only by print, I did a quick search and here I am. I've been playing Morris for forty some years now, so I know my way around and am the technical advisor for our club here. I'll pop in here o...
by jaekl
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Locks
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

When you think about this issue, it becomes even more bazaar. Remember the 4 door/LCV came along later, so if that style lock/handle was the new improved (BMC?) style, were there thoughts of incoprorating a lock in both sides? Then why didn't they do it until Series V? Why not use the same assembly ...
by jaekl
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Greasing suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Let me explain further. The jacking should be done so that there is very little change is the suspension geometry. Place the jack as far out as possible. Normally the car is 'hanging' from the lower trunnion, such that the bearing surfaces are the top side of the male thread profile and the lower si...
by jaekl
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Linkage?
Replies: 20
Views: 4054

When the tunnel cover is in place the plate and buffer on the clutch pedal should be up against the bottom side.
by jaekl
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Greasing suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

The best way to grease the front suspension is to place the jack under the lower suspension leg and raise until the wheels are of the ground. Now both trunnions are unloaded, which will allow more grease to freely flow.