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by MM
21 hours ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda
Replies: 241
Views: 29569
United Kingdom

Re: Matilda

Many Happy Returns, Matilda! :raz:

Is that 50 years since she first was registered, or rolled out of the factory? My 1970 Traveller comes up for it's 50th first registered anniversary in September. I'm not sure exactly when it was actually built - is there any way of finding out?
by MM
5 days ago
Forum: Ignition, Carburetion & Fuel
Topic: Wipers not clearing
Replies: 3
Views: 70
United Kingdom

Re: Wipers not clearing

Yes, they can be pretty poor at times, particularly in strong rain/high wind conditions - something you just learn to live with! It helps to thoroughly clean the windscreen regularly, with vinegar or a decent proprietary cleaner. You could try giving the windscreen a coat of Rain-X glass cleaner/rai...
by MM
1 week ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 67
Views: 4731
United Kingdom

Re: My '58 Van

Well, they look good and suit it well. 8)
by MM
2 weeks ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Minilights colour
Replies: 2
Views: 84
United Kingdom

Re: Minilights colour

Here's a shot of my Trafalgar Blue Traveller with OEW-coloured Minilites:
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by MM
2 weeks ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 222
Views: 20000
United Kingdom

Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

All coming together nicely.
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: The reasonably priced engine conversion.
Replies: 83
Views: 4732
United Kingdom

Re: The reasonably priced engine conversion.

Understandable. How do you find the clearance between the rear tyres and the inner wings with the MGB axle? On my twin-cam Minor, the tyres slightly rubbed going over bumps, so I had to fit spacers. 185-width tyres may have had something to do with it though! http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z300/...
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: The reasonably priced engine conversion.
Replies: 83
Views: 4732
United Kingdom

Re: The reasonably priced engine conversion.

Very nice work indeed. 8) What sort of fuel economy figures can you now achieve?
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear shoe adjustment.
Replies: 4
Views: 161
United Kingdom

Re: Rear shoe adjustment.

I have also heard of folk using a blob of MIG-weld to build up the shoe metal by the adjuster slot.

I took my Traveller for a spin this weekend, after a few weeks of non-use. The brakes were rather wooden at first, and the handbrake has become pretty ineffective, so may well need looking at...
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 514
United Kingdom

Re: Hello from Scotland

Ah, I thought it had the later type wipers. :oops: Could well be one of the last 'clap hands' models - worth checking out the chassis number, to see how it compares to this: October 1961 Flashing direction indicators incorporated into front and rear lamps. Semaphore type direction indicators discont...
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 514
United Kingdom

Re: Hello from Scotland

Car looks in fine condition. What is the year? I notice you appear to have the later (1962-onwards) windscreen wipers, yet with pre-1962 semaphore indicators, and Mini type front indicators.
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, new owner with a few questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 147
United Kingdom

Re: Hello, new owner with a few questions!

I think you have a Marina block; the Ital had the A+ version with strengthening ribs. This thread shows the differences (about half way down the page): http://www.mg-cars.net/mg-midget-sprite-technical-bbs/aldon-ayp-distributor-2011061514532910160.htm Has the matching Marina gearbox also been fitted...
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, new owner with a few questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 147
United Kingdom

Re: Hello, new owner with a few questions!

Congratulations on your acquisition! :raz: If the engine block has no side plates (tappet chest covers), it may well be a 1275. There may be extra identifying casting numbers stamped on the block itself, usually on the manifold side. Yes, a mechanical fuel pump should be fine. IIRC, those were only ...
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 672
United Kingdom

Re: Can't get into top gear

Many Happy Returns on your birthday! :usa2:

You could use compressed air from a compressor or foot pump to get the stuck detent plungers out; a bit of WD40 or similar may help...

Certainly sounds like the gearbox was rather poorly assembled. :roll:
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 672
United Kingdom

Re: Can't get into top gear

Regarding the speedo drive cog, it would be advisable to replace it if it's as bad as you suggest. I would try using penetrating oil on the 3rd/4th gear selector fork to allow it to be freed off so you can see if the set screw is nestling into the groove cut into the rod. Also worth checking someone...
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 222
Views: 20000
United Kingdom

Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Yes, they are tricky. I replaced my Traveller's nearside front one, albeit with a ready-made hanger panel and sill closing plate, and that was hard work enough.