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by mogbob
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Beginners question of the day.
Replies: 10
Views: 712

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: 1245

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: 718

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: 43
Views: 2094

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: 646

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: 914

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: 914

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: 647

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: 647

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: 646

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: 1770

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: 1770

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: 969

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: 581

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: 1395

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: 794

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: 366

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: 708

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: 672

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...
by mogbob
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Petrol Pump Feed
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Petrol Pump Feed

Pete
PM sent.
Bob