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by 57traveller
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MC bolts
Replies: 18
Views: 3109

Spanner/socket size is 5/16" Whitworth Cheers. Now, what's the quickest way to find one of those? :-? How desperate are you? I have spare double ended ring spanner 5/16" Whit x 3/8" Whit if you want it for the cost of postage. It's a top quality "real" Made in England Bedford Vanadium very experien...
by 57traveller
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MC bolts
Replies: 18
Views: 3109

Cheers for that - it's the spanner size I was after. Glad to help Andrew. Just replying really to make sure the "quotes" work now after help from Cam - thanks Cam. :) I know not everyone has them, but I usually use a couple of suitably sized "D" shackles connected together, the top one over the t/b...
by 57traveller
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MC bolts
Replies: 18
Views: 3109

The bolts are not Whitworth, we've been here before! 8) They are 3/8" BSF x 3 1/8" long (non standard length) the bolt head thickness is reduced to 1/8" or slightly more to clear the torsion bar. Spanner/socket size is 5/16" Whitworth. There are postings elsewhere re moving the t/bar out of the way ...
by 57traveller
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct position for Traveller rear door handle?
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Vertical, "pointing" down.
by 57traveller
Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What has happened to my engine ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4935

Could there be an excessive build of carbon above the valve cones as this has occured in three of four cylinders? I have experienced this before but not with a Minor.
But mainly it's been down to lack of lubrication.
by 57traveller
Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrade to Halogen Headlights
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Mike - it shouldn't be the case in theory, but on the last two occasions I've replaced sealed beams with halogen kits it has been necessary to have the beams adjusted. If you've a Moggie friendly MOT tester, like mine, then it might be worth having the alignment checked after you've done the job. My...
by 57traveller
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Other
Topic: petrol filter empty
Replies: 14
Views: 3615

[quote="57traveller"]

p.s I've asked before but never had an answer, why don't the quotes work properly for me??[/quote]

Many thanks to all who responded to this question - very much appreciated!! :(
by 57traveller
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: petrol filter empty
Replies: 14
Views: 3615

[quote="bmcecosse"] give the fuel pump a dunt [/quote]

Scottish for hit it! :wink:

p.s I've asked before but never had an answer, why don't the quotes work properly for me??
by 57traveller
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Other
Topic: petrol filter empty
Replies: 14
Views: 3615

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by 57traveller
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Points Screw
Replies: 23
Views: 11726

I've not seen one for a while but there used to be a screwdriver available, probably still is somewhere, which had a three pronged "gripper" on the end. You inserted the tip (straight or Philips) and at the same time pushed a button on the handle, then released and gripped the screw head. The grippe...
by 57traveller
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: I used to like rubber
Replies: 17
Views: 4824

Kevin wrote: and before you ask I dont have any spare ones left sorry.
That's o.k. Kevin I don't fancy changing them again so soon. I'll wait until the gumshield disintegrates! Or they do.
by 57traveller
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tapping sound on acceleration
Replies: 15
Views: 3267

[quote="fablovely"]Please can you tell me where the brake fluid container is located?[/quote] Assuming a standard braking system. Lift the carpet from the floor on the driver's side, in front of the seat. You will see a rectangular plate with a hole in it. There should be a hexagon showing which is ...
by 57traveller
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: I used to like rubber
Replies: 17
Views: 4824

Re: I used to like rubber

[quote="Peetee"] engine mounts are hard and cause nasty vibrations. [/quote] I'm with you on this one Petee. I had severe clutch judder (now taking pills!) last year which caused a split at the exhaust pipe/manifold joint. After eliminating everything except the engine mounts, renewed these (and the...
by 57traveller
Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Points Screw
Replies: 23
Views: 11726

[quote="simmitc"] but can anyone get spare screws of the correct size?[/quote]

4BA - readily available, would probably need cutting to length. BA sizes are "oddball" the higher the number the smaller the diameter, :-?
by 57traveller
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Points Screw
Replies: 23
Views: 11726

Definitely 2BA on five old 25D distributors I have lying around and on those fitted to both my cars. :wink:
But anyway, whatever size they might be, if the correct thread socket head screws aren't available then your solution will be the easiest i.e. drill and tap for M5. Which are readily available.
by 57traveller
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Points Screw
Replies: 23
Views: 11726

2 BA or not 2BA, that is the question. :-? sorry.

It's a 2BA thread so don't know how difficult they would be to obtain with a hex. socket head?
Excellent idea though.
by 57traveller
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: how to install hazard lighting?
Replies: 10
Views: 2557

[quote="wibble_puppy"]sheesh £37.50 + vat?!?!? :o *sells cat* :cry:[/quote] I agree, it does seem to be too expensive for an illuminated switch, small relay, a few cables + connectors and a bit of plastic! Must admit I didn't notice the Lucar type connectors :oops: which will mean not a straightforw...
by 57traveller
Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: how to install hazard lighting?
Replies: 10
Views: 2557

ESM list a kit rather than just a flasher unit. http://shop.morrisminorspares.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1168&osCsid=bf7e45e8ee03d4d762c291f093e466c8 £37.50 + vat etc. but will probably come with fitting instructions and maybe the wires are colour coded to suit the Minor? Loks like the pull ...
by 57traveller
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Springy knocking noise towards front of car
Replies: 33
Views: 4050

If it turns out that the damper is passed it's sell by rather than just requiring an oil top up then, if finances permit, it could be worth changing them both. Chances are the other one is of a similar vintage.
by 57traveller
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: engine numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 4862

Discounting the numbers cast into the block of a Minor 1000 you could say that model fulfils both. 948cc Minor 1000, rounded up. 1098cc Minor 1000, rounded down. :-? So could well have been Minor 1100 when engine uprated :o