I used to like rubber

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I used to like rubber

Postby Peetee » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:22 pm

:wink: ....But now it just annoys me. Every rubber componant I have bought is sub-standard. The quarterlight seals were too large and a pig to fit, the windscreen seal was too large and lets in water through a HUGE gap. The gearbox and engine mounts are hard and cause nasty vibrations. What is it with rubber compounds these days? All these goods had a weird, hard, waxy texture and were very inflexible. I thought rubber compounds had come on in leaps a bounds in the last few years? Certainly tyre technology is galactic in comparison to what it used to be. My bike tyres are truly amazing performers. But bits for Minors seem to create more complaints than satisfied customers. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Postby aupickup » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:39 pm

hi
i am glad someone else has complaints regarding in general morris minor componants.
i have not tried modern repro rubbers yet i must admit
as i have got original new old stock, except for my windscreen rubber.
i will try a place in tunbridge wells, it is baines ltd, and have had good reports from them.

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Postby minor_hickup » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:42 pm

Do they do mouldings for moggies then? Or do they produce things to order? As they're just down the road from me, and I will soon be needing some new window seals.

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Postby aupickup » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:22 pm

they will sell to you off the shelf.
reputable morris minor shops get the rubbers from them

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Postby Peetee » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:04 am

reputable morris minor shops get the rubbers from them
The parts I'm complaining about came from reputable Minor suppliers. :(
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Postby aupickup » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:08 am

hi
i think the baines ones are a little more money, but les who posts on here, and he is very fussy, gets his from baines.
and of course there are many morris minor shops and specialists out there

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Postby Kevin » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:54 pm

When I had the front and rear screen rubbers replaced last year they came from Bull Motif and were fitted without problems.
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Re: I used to like rubber

Postby 57traveller » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:30 am

[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 exhaust :( ) and since then the judder has stopped but there is annoying vibration which can really only be attributed to the new mounting rubbers. Coincidentally it reduces drastically once everything has warmed up.

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Postby Kevin » Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:50 pm

The replacement engine mounts are a real problem and the only way to solve it is to try and get hold of some new old stock ones, I was fortunate to get afew and Willie had a pair of me and they solved his problems, and before you ask I dont have any spare ones left sorry.
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Postby edjones » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:34 pm

Agree with you on the quarterlight seals. Did one side, took me ages and it leaked worse than the original!

Didn't bother with the other side :wink:

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Postby aupickup » Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:36 pm

ok guys so what are we as morris minor owners going to do about it.
a petition or what???

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Postby wibble_puppy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:26 pm

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o

not ANOTHER blimmin thing to worry about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

i've already bought my replacement rubber (from ESM) but won't have a chance to try it out on the van till it's time to fit it all together.......... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh......... at least ESM will refund if it's faulty :cry: :-? :cry:

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Postby Tris » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:37 pm

I cant say anything because ive not replaced any rubbers :P only rear door seals


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Postby doobry » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:59 pm

ok guys so what are we as morris minor owners going to do about it.
a petition or what???
maybe we could start a club with many thousands of members and £hundreds of thousands in the bank that acts on our behalf ;-)

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Postby aupickup » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:01 pm

HEY THATS A GOOD IDEA, BUT WAIT WE ALL READY DO :D :D

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Postby Welung666 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:10 pm

doobry wrote:maybe we could start a club with many thousands of members and £hundreds of thousands in the bank that acts on our behalf ;-)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: I used to like rubber

Postby bigginger » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:13 pm

57traveller wrote:engine mounts are hard and cause nasty vibrations.
Hmm - the last pair I had didn't even survive fitting the engine without tearing - the opposite extreme, I guess...

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Postby 57traveller » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:29 pm

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.


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