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Forum: Member's Vehicles Today, 02:04 PM
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Posted By minorman
Forgot to mention. All the threads on the morris...

Forgot to mention. All the threads on the morris UB engine are metric but with imperial size heads (Luvverly ! ) Take a good look at the cylinder head studs and if they are corroded consider...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 17-04-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By minorman
Sorry, just woken up ! Seen this and the basic...

Sorry, just woken up ! Seen this and the basic information for the Morris 8 UB engine is
Contact points set to 0.012 inches

Set ignition to TDC at fully retarded. Adjust as necessary once...
Forum: General Issues 10-04-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By minorman
Elf & safety in the UK plus the big drugs...

Elf & safety in the UK plus the big drugs companies want to sell them to third world countries, not give them away !
Forum: Pumps 10-04-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By minorman
A classic case of suggesting that either to seek...

A classic case of suggesting that either to seek a spare part or nipping down to you local foundry to see if they can cast another one. That is a serious bodge !
Forum: General Issues 09-04-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By minorman
Yes, this best before date or use by date is a...

Yes, this best before date or use by date is a bit of a pain. Why should a paracetamol tablet or anything else that is sealed and kept dry and below say 25 C that has a use by date of say today which...
Forum: General Issues 08-04-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By minorman
Yes, those were the days. All quite relaxed and...

Yes, those were the days. All quite relaxed and we are still alive. Unfortunately the lunatics of various international denominations caught on and the useful readily available chemicals were...
Forum: Restorations Section 02-04-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 878
Posted By minorman
Third party picture storage sites

I am rather cynical about any of these. My big question is who owns the copywrite on YOUR pictures ? Can they use them for their own ends or financial gain without your permission at a later date ?...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 29-03-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By minorman
No definitely not. There is a proper FS key...

No definitely not. There is a proper FS key (slightly non original) but there is always a clip lead,cold chisel and hammer in the tool box. And of course a starting handle.

My wife's Pug 207 had...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 29-03-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By minorman
Nissan T30 diesel Xtrail keys

A word of warning

I had one of my two keys eaten by the springer spaniel (B insane thing) so I got a new key nissan blank ordered off of ebay and after repairing the internal switch buttons as...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 29-03-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By minorman
I agree about the battery costs. I picked up a...

I agree about the battery costs. I picked up a 12 volt one new on ebay for 27 inc delivery. The cost of the same thing at the local motor spares place was twice that. I suppose its all to do with...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 14-03-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By minorman
Unfortunately it appears the regulations are...

Unfortunately it appears the regulations are retrospective. Its a riveting read the road vehicles lighting regulations 1989. I don't think it has ever been tested in court but when the morris was...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 13-03-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By minorman
OK Lucien. The idea started as a result of the...

OK Lucien. The idea started as a result of the road Vehicle lighting regulations (and other rules). With all the legally required lighting powers (e.g.30 + 30 watt headlights equals 10 amps alone)...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 12-03-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By minorman
See, when you get the right word Dynamator you...

See, when you get the right word Dynamator you get in the right area. Well done. Unfortunately the regulator is usually built into the unit on an alternator and it would be impossible to drop the...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 11-03-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By minorman
Not necessarily, but it has to look "Lucas" if...

Not necessarily, but it has to look "Lucas" if possible. There are several german ones I have seen in the past but they are physically too long. There is a firm that will convert my dynamo to an...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 11-03-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By minorman
6 volt alternator(s)

Slightly off piste, but does anybody know if there was a 6 volt alternator made in the UK for a car (or anything) ? I am looking for one to experiment with.
Forum: Restorations Section 07-02-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,260
Posted By minorman
Well, mine is all back together at last and...

Well, mine is all back together at last and looking good ! One broken tappet / cam follower was the cause of it's initial failure and it took an awful lot of work to get at it. Villiers Spares...
Forum: Generators 17-01-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By minorman
Ditto. I suspect that there never was one !

Ditto. I suspect that there never was one !
Forum: General Issues 15-01-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By minorman
I'd like to see the risk asesments and method...

I'd like to see the risk asesments and method statements for that !
Forum: Towing & Trailers 09-01-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 23,580
Posted By minorman
Plod is not interested now unless there is blood...

Plod is not interested now unless there is blood flowing. I got sideswiped by a lorry in croydon some years ago severely damaging my car. The plods only asked 2 questions when I phoned them from the...
Forum: Towing & Trailers 07-01-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 23,580
Posted By minorman
My neighbour had a car run into the back of his...

My neighbour had a car run into the back of his recently. He has dashcams front & back. The guy who hit him denies doing it and the insurance companies say they will not accept the dashcam...
Forum: General Issues 27-12-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,843
Posted By minorman
Is that Mr Dibnah driving it perchance ? ...

Is that Mr Dibnah driving it perchance ? Brilliant machine and is it road legal ?
Forum: Restorations Section 14-12-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,260
Posted By minorman
Still working on it. I hope you have not got to...

Still working on it. I hope you have not got to go into the engine crank case. Mine was a B to get the ally casting end plate off and it is quite fragile.
Forum: Restorations Section 14-12-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,260
Posted By minorman
Didnt like the size of the file

Didnt like the size of the file
Forum: Restorations Section 14-12-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,260
Posted By minorman
Here is my one. I am just recovering from a house...

Here is my one. I am just recovering from a house move so it is tucked up in a nice dry garage.

OH picture got lost in the upload.
Forum: Restorations Section 14-12-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,260
Posted By minorman
Great news. Mine is coming along. The exhaust...

Great news. Mine is coming along. The exhaust was spanner damaged on the flange so I had to remove it to weld it up again. Unfortunately the two bolts refused to move under any circumstances so...
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