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Forum: Restorations Section 24-07-18, 08:06 PM
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Posted By minorman
Nice crankshaft in the back ground - 4 cylinder...

Nice crankshaft in the back ground - 4 cylinder P4 under development next ? :whistle::whistle::whistle:
Forum: Restorations Section 09-07-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 76,071
Posted By minorman
It was running when I walked by ! I was quite...

It was running when I walked by ! I was quite impressed with these Normans. First time I have seen one close up and they are quite compact. Hmmm !
Forum: Restorations Section 08-07-18, 05:07 PM
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Views: 76,071
Posted By minorman
Its the weight that scares me. 2 Tons ? Even my...

Its the weight that scares me. 2 Tons ? Even my Xtrail would be overweight on that one.
Forum: Marine Engines and Accessories 02-07-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,777
Posted By minorman
That's a nice piece of kit. It really does beg...

That's a nice piece of kit. It really does beg for a boat to fit it in. Well done.
Forum: Stuart-Turner 25-06-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,111
Posted By minorman
Yes, I pulled my 11C back to 50:1 to get reliable...

Yes, I pulled my 11C back to 50:1 to get reliable starting but on a cold day I sometimes still had to give it a squirt of neat petrol from a small syringe to get it going.
Forum: Stuart-Turner 25-06-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,111
Posted By minorman
Never had a villiers 11C 2 stroke then ? These...

Never had a villiers 11C 2 stroke then ? These can be b'stards to start.

I did some experimentation with the one I had on fuel / oil mixtures. Basically the leaner the mixture was the easier it...
Forum: Restorations Section 22-05-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 52,965
Posted By minorman
Sorry to hijack this excellent thread slightly...

Sorry to hijack this excellent thread slightly but I will be asking in the right place. I am still looking for one of these end castings and also if possible the speed control plunger assembly both...
Forum: Towing & Trailers 03-05-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By minorman
Now now ! Remember it's always the blokes fault...

Now now ! Remember it's always the blokes fault whatever the situation.
Forum: Member's Vehicles 19-04-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
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: 22
Views: 1,015
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: 1,500
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: 633
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: 1,500
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: 1,500
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: 45
Views: 1,573
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: 1,004
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: 1,004
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: 22
Views: 1,779
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: 22
Views: 1,779
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: 22
Views: 1,779
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: 22
Views: 1,779
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: 22
Views: 1,779
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: 22
Views: 1,779
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: 59
Views: 4,588
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: 418
Posted By minorman
Ditto. I suspect that there never was one !

Ditto. I suspect that there never was one !
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