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Mr Grumpy?

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:20 pm
by croft
Hi all I have been reading a few old copies of Minor Monthly and noticed a lot of ad's for Mr Grumpys Minor parts. Some of these look very good, I cant find any trace of the company on the net so was wondering what happened to them? are they still trading or has anyone else taken over the production of the parts. I really liked the look of the Heat guard that protects the fuel line and carb bowl. Ive had experiance of vaporisation on my old Ford pop and wouldnt like it to happening on the Minor. Do Minors suffer from this or should I try and find a guard?

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:31 pm
by alex_holden
Mr Grumpy now runs a sort of craft/arts market in his old mill in Todmorden. He sold his Minor business and stock to ESM and some of his parts (eg. the quarterlight latches) are still available from them.

Some but by no means all Minors suffer from fuel vaporisation (mine never have). I suspect it depends on how blocked-up your fuel line and tank strainer are (if the pump has to suck harder to draw the fuel up it will be more likely to boil in the pipe). Don't bother trying to fix it unless you're sure your car suffers from the problem.

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:56 am
by rayofleamington
Do Minors suffer from this or should I try and find a guard?
some suffer from it more than others - however the main factor is spending ages in a slow moving queue on a very hot day.