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by MM
1 week ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 316
Views: 23510
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Hehe, reminds me of the time my brother wanted the door handle/lock removed prior to a door respray on my Traveller. I couldn't for the life of me work out how to release the internal locking lever tab, so to save time, resorted to cutting it off. He was quite shocked that I had done that! Fortunate...
by MM
2 weeks ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 244
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Re: newbie

Superb condition for the mileage - must be one of the highest mileage Travellers out there (mine's on 162,250). Is it the original engine and wood, do you know? Mine's still got mostly original wood (apart from the section below the rear valence), though I did replace the original 1098cc engine at 1...
by MM
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: 783 BBX ,1275 ,4-door Black and brown.1962.
Replies: 2
Views: 65
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Re: 783 BBX ,1275 ,4-door Black and brown.1962.

How do you know it's 1275? DVLA has it down as 948cc, and apparently passed the MOT on 19 May 2017: PASS Mileage 74,526 miles MOT test number 6079 4895 0745 Test location View test location Expiry date 15 June 2018 Advisory notice item(s) Nearside Front Inner Sill corroded and holed Nearside Front W...
by MM
3 weeks ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 244
United Kingdom

Re: newbie

Smashing looking pair, I must say. 8) What size wheels/tyres do you have on the Traveller, and does it have any other modifications?
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 34
Views: 2131
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Re: Engine Identification

philthehill wrote:
1 month ago
The head with the 11 fixings is from either a Cooper S, 1275GT or a 1275cc Wolseley or Riley.
Sorry to be a pedant, but I don't think the 11-stud head was ever fitted (as standard) to the Mini 1275GT. Austin/Morris 1300GT, yes.
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identify
Replies: 3
Views: 90
United Kingdom

Re: Engine Identify

No problem, glad to be of help. Not sure why it would have a '1300' tag though... :?
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identify
Replies: 3
Views: 90
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Re: Engine Identify

The engine block should have a little silver tag near the thermostat housing, which if fitted will give you an indication of engine size, e.g., 10...for 1098cc, 12...for 1275cc. Often, there will be an L or an H to indicate low or high compression, respectively. Also, 1275cc engines have solid exhau...
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 316
Views: 23510
United Kingdom

Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Nice. Sump appears to be in good condition; most get dented quite badly, with road obstacles/poor jacking.
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 316
Views: 23510
United Kingdom

Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Good work. Yes, I gather it is possible to replace the bearings by slowly turning the crank and winding out the old bearing and feeding in a new one simultaneously - useful if you ever have to replace them while the engine is still in the car, for instance. However, if the engine is out of the car a...
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Pretty wheel trims
Replies: 8
Views: 171
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Re: Pretty wheel trims

I fitted a set of rimembellishers (stainless steel, IIRC) to my Traveller a while ago, mainly to hide the slightly scruffy silver wheel paint: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12770675@N04/37697237622/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/12770675@N04/37697253252/in/photostream/ They give the (LP971 4.5J van ...
by MM
3 months ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?
Replies: 97
Views: 1779
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Re: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?

A couple of weeks ago, I had to remove my steering wheel and refit it, as the angle was slightly awry on the straight-ahead position. In doing so, I inadvertently knocked the indicator stalk lens, breaking it off (it was previously super-glued on) and breaking the little indicator repeater bulb that...
by MM
3 months ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Battery bay
Replies: 16
Views: 226
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Re: Battery bay

Contact adhesive would be the best bet, applied after cleaning the areas to be bonded first using white spirit/thinners/panel wipe, etc. But its all curled up an gnarled, if I went down that route it would need replacing, but with what? You could try warming it with a hot air gun or decent hairdrye...
by MM
3 months ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Carb air intake Winter/Summer
Replies: 3
Views: 145
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Re: Carb air intake Winter/Summer

Yes, I think it would suffice.
by MM
3 months ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Battery bay
Replies: 16
Views: 226
United Kingdom

Re: Battery bay

Contact adhesive would be the best bet, applied after cleaning the areas to be bonded first using white spirit/thinners/panel wipe, etc.