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MOT Pass!

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:31 pm

As the title suggests, scammed another MOT today after a bit of fuss about a tiny hole in a steering 'gearbox' gaiter. Fitted my gen Leyland spare and retest ok. And I just managed to get the running wheels/tyres fitted and the 'MOT set' ( :wink: ) packed away and the car back in the garage before the heavens opened! The question is though - does anyone know where I can get a decent replacement gaiter for my stock, one that won't fall apart in a few months use?? :-? Or - any advice where NOT to buy will also be appreciated!
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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby dalebrignall » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:16 pm

well done roy as to where to get steering gaitors lord knows such poor qualiaty what about the club spares they seem to have nos parts .
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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby aupickup » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:32 pm

well I did post some for sale but had no offers so sold them all to a dealer prob all gone now

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby taupe » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:04 pm

Hi BMC

Ive used Bailcast neoprene ones before they are stretch boots and good quality rubber...

http://www.bailcast.com/products/durabo ... small-400g

Not sure if small or medium is the correct size though.
Or you can look for NOS ones like this at £30 each !!!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-MORRIS-MI ... 1314260505

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby aupickup » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:42 pm

that was for a mini I think :D :D
on here they were about £11.99 I think a pair

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:31 pm

That one was far too long for a Mini Dennis! The Minor boot has 9 convolutions - the Mini only 8 - that one you sold is much longer - maybe for the Metro or Marina - something like that. Thanks for that neoprene link 'taupe' - a two year guarantee....hmmm that's not much! But maybe very conservative - I'll see what else turns up!
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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby aupickup » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:54 pm

oh well the guy was happy with it and asked if I had anymore
still every one one here had the chance of nos minor ones :evil: :evil:

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby liammonty » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:02 am

As Taupe said, the Bailcast ones are great, and you don't need to disturb the track rod end to fit them either.

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:51 am

Still need to pop it off the steering arm though..and that was the longest part of yesterday's job - finding the ball joint splitter! :wink: Thanks for the confirmation of the neoprene parts. Anyone tell me (by PM if you like) where NOT to buy?
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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby liammonty » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:06 am

No need to redo the wheel alignment though :-) I stand to be corrected, but my understanding is that ALL of the gaitors available for Minors specifically (obviously not NOS) are from the same source, and thus are rubbish.

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby Matt » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:56 am

Whats the difference in your running and MOT wheels Roy?

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby ben_sH » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:13 am

liammonty wrote:As Taupe said, the Bailcast ones are great, and you don't need to disturb the track rod end to fit them either.
Can you remember if it's the small or medium ones which will fit? I can't find any info on sizing anywhere on the 'net...

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby liammonty » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:48 pm

I was in the same predicament as you, so cunningly plumped for the 'universal' kit (UB414). IIRC I had to cut the large end down by one graduation (each end is stepped so you can cut down to fit as reqd). Mine have been on for a year and are filled with oil and showing no sign of leaking.

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby StaffsMoggie » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Well done on the MOT. Its a pity spares quality is declining though.

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby ben_sH » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:22 pm

Aah... clever. Thanks Liam, I'll get some ordered. I'd rather get a year out of those than a week from the 'rubber' ones...

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby Chipper » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:16 pm

Congratulations on the MOT, Roy.

Any pics of your 'naughty' set of wheels? :wink:

The gaiters supplied by ame353 (Andrew Eggleton) seem to be of reasonable quality - certainly far better than some very thin floppy rubber ones I previously fitted that only lasted about 6 months! :o
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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby jollyroger » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Well done on the MOT pass Roy. It is always a nice feeling.

http://www.bailcast.com/products/durabo ... small-400g

Is it definitely the small size for the moggy?

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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby drivewasher » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:55 pm

bmcecosse wrote:Still need to pop it off the steering arm though..and that was the longest part of yesterday's job - finding the ball joint splitter! :wink: Thanks for the confirmation of the neoprene parts. Anyone tell me (by PM if you like) where NOT to buy?
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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:47 pm

Which is ok if you keep your thumbs out of the way...... The ball splitter is much nicer/easier - I just hadn't seen mine for a LONG time, since I gave up Minis 8 years ago! It was of course in my 'handy tools' box - the last place I looked..... :Thanks for all the tips and leads. The MOT wheels are standard wheels with very good 145 tyres...the 'running' wheels are Van type with 155 tyres with rather less tread (but still legal) which I am trying to wear out! If I leave them on for MOT I get an 'advisory' because they want to sell me new tyres!
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Re: MOT Pass!

Postby Matt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:05 pm

bmcecosse wrote:It was of course in my 'handy tools' box - the last place I looked..... :
Of course it would be the last place you looked... no point in continuing to look in different places once you have found what you are looking for! :lol:


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