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by mogbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Centering carb jet

James
+1 for Phil's comments. I'm sure you've got it on your list but don't forget to put fresh oil in the carb once it's
back on the engine. Air filter need replacing at this stage ( whilst it's off the carb ) ?
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Beginners question of the day.
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Beginners question of the day.

Craig Welcome to the Forum. Touch up paint http://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/paint-spray-touch-up-c30/dove-grey-touch-up-p828319 They stock the aerosols as well. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/paint-spray-touch-up-c30/dove-grey-gr26-400ml-note-canno...
by mogbob
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: Distributor position

A few drops of oil around the external base of the distributor / clamp area ( when you've slackened off the clamp ) wouldn't go amiss. It will be less of a struggle to make the adjustment.
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Need to borrow a rear hub nut spanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Need to borrow a rear hub nut spanner?

Marty
That's a very kind offer to local Moggie owners.
Good on you. Safe motoring.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Maisey, 2 door 1960 Morris Minor 1000 (871XUU)
Replies: 29
Views: 1392

Re: Maisey, 2 door 1960 Morris Minor 1000 (871XUU)

Dave Great work so far and congrats on getting the inner wing flange fitting so well first time around. Undoubtedly there are " just one or two " bits of metal coming together at the base of the A post. Do you have a hard copy Moss Morris Minor catalogue ? A good reference source ...Tel 020 8867 202...
by mogbob
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake problems again.
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Brake problems again.

Every DIY mechanic needs an understanding wife /partner to help out " when times are tough " !! Glad you cracked it. I think the purchase of a box of chocolates / bunch of flowers is in order ….so next time you have an issue ! When I get to the stage of not thinking straight , my wife goes through a...
by mogbob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Vehicle inspection

I agree with the guys comments. Complete previous history comes in the nice to have category but not essential. Checking the Heritage certificate to confirm it started life as a convertible is a " must do ". A genuine convertible will include a premium in the price being asked. The Heritage Certific...
by mogbob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Vehicle inspection

If you want a professional assessment I'd have no hesitation in recommending Brian Page http://classicassessments.com/about.htm His website will tell you everything you need to know about his background. I known him for over 20 years and what he doesn't know can be written on a postage stamp, a walk...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Brakes

DOT 4 fluid would suit unless you have converted to silicone in the past ( and replaced all the rubber seals in the system ). Ordinary and Silicone don't mix.Don't buy a large volume , once a bottle is opened it starts absorbing moisture and can't be left on the shelf forever. Stick to a recognized ...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Brakes

The fact that it appears , from your description , to be all the brakes aren't functioning , points to a hydraulic issue rather than a mechanical one. Do you still have fluid in the master cylinder to the correct level or is it empty ? Are there signs of fluid leaks around any of the brake cylinders...
by mogbob
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake problems again.
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Brake problems again.

Rob If the handbrake cables are original ( now 64 years old ) it could well be that they stretched and your ability to "take up the slack " by adjustment , has reached the end of the line. I am assuming that once the new kit was installed on the rear wheels , you loosened the hand brake cable, adjus...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: universal joints
Replies: 24
Views: 1591

Re: universal joints

Rob
If you put back the propshaft back in a different orientation there is a possibility ( not a certainty ) that it will be " out of balance " and set up vibration. A bit like balancing weights on car wheels. You sometimes see weights welded to the propshaft or sometimes a jubilee clip or two.
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: universal joints
Replies: 24
Views: 1591

Re: universal joints

Rob Where did you source the UJ from and was it sold as Morris Minor part ? Have you checked that all the vital measurements ,width , depth and diameter of the cups , etc are the same as your " original ? Am I right in assuming that you are referring to the " bulk " on the forged " cross " central p...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil around the Sparking Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Oil around the Sparking Plug

Sandum + 1 with Rob's assessment. Wipe the cylinder head with a paper towel or rag , all around and above the No 2 Spark plug hole so that it is dry. Start up the car to get the engine warm and observe the rocker cover gasket join above No 2. Using a torch sometimes helps , held at an angle to the c...
by mogbob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Radiator repair
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Radiator repair

John The only Romford " local " repairers that comes up on searches is EPC Radiators Ltd , 139 Crow Lane Tel 01708720500 Company was Registered @ Companies House 14 years ago. I can't find any reviews or a specific website of theirs. Why not stroll down there. Talk to the local garages and car spare...
by mogbob
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Mayonnaise

Before you write out the label for Burlen. You don't say if you worked on the carb before or it's condition. If it was working before I'd try a blast of carb cleaner. Remove the air cleaner and inspect the cleanliness of that. There may be dirt in the fuel bowl / grit in the needle valve .Remove the...
by mogbob
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blocked water Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Blocked water Ports

Once your Plusgas ( works for me every time ) arrives , build a " little wall " out of Blutac around the exposed studs. This will stop a lot of the Plusgas just dribbling down the outside of the housing .The apertures in the housing/ studs will be surrounded by a " little pool " of Plusgas. Make sur...
by mogbob
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: hand brake attachment to brake shoe lever
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: hand brake attachment to brake shoe lever

Alex Another image for you https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/morris/minor/brakes/hand-brake/handbrake-cables-minor.html 140 Hand brake cable , 145 Clevis pin and 146 split pin. The wheel cylinder lever goes through the back plate and emerges " inboard " on the rear back plate on the axle. ...
by mogbob
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom wrapping tape
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Loom wrapping tape

Brian AES do the individual wires : - https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/file_uploads/braided_cable_catalogue.pdf but I think ( ? ) you are thinking of wrapping a bundle of wires. I've not come across anything and believe you would have to consider a loom re-braiding service from somebody like A...
by mogbob
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Removing set filler from a rubber handled screwdriver?
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Removing set filler from a rubber handled screwdriver?

If the rubber element of the handle is generous you might be able to gently " squeeze " the handle rubber bit enough to " crack " the filler. Wind up the vice , a little at a time and rotate a fraction each time i.e don't try it in one go. Wrap the handle in an old piece of cloth. Scrape off the rem...