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by MM
2 weeks ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: The reasonably priced engine conversion.
Replies: 87
Views: 6102
United Kingdom

Re: The reasonably priced engine conversion.

Congratulations Andrew, on getting your car featured in the latest Practical Classics magazine. 8) Very impressed to hear it has a 0-60mph time of around 9 seconds! :shock:
by MM
1 month ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: Dashboard Pics
Replies: 203
Views: 89195
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Re: Dashboard Pics

The dashboard on this American example is pretty impressive:
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by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Modern Stuff
Topic: How modern is your modern?
Replies: 22
Views: 4644
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Re: How modern is your modern?

Currently using a 2008 Abarth Grande Punto, having bought it just before my previous daily, a 2003 MINI Cooper's clutch release bearing failed, typically, just before I was about to sell it! :evil:

The Abarth is the first car I've owned with a turbo, and it's rather fun, and quite rare.
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 117
United Kingdom

Re: New member

Nice looking model - bet your kid loves that! Good luck with the Woody...
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: brake problems
Replies: 12
Views: 267
United Kingdom

Re: brake problems

I'd suggest, if you haven't already done so, a thorough bleeding session (ideally with a pressure-bleed setup). It could be that a seal has failed or jammed in the master cylinder under strong emergency braking. Perhaps try working the brake pedal fully in and out a few times, having first slackened...
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: My Minors part 3
Replies: 160
Views: 49738
United Kingdom

Re: My Minors part 3

Nice work, looks like the radiator should be efficient. Interesting placement of the coolant filler cap. Seem to recall my 2-litre Fiat twin-cam Minor had a Sherpa rad and Marina type expansion tank on the inner wing. I had to fit a brass bleed valve to the thermostat housing to get it to bleed prop...
by MM
2 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda
Replies: 248
Views: 30086
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
2 months ago
Forum: Ignition, Carburetion & Fuel
Topic: Wipers not clearing
Replies: 3
Views: 136
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
2 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 4976
United Kingdom

Re: My '58 Van

Well, they look good and suit it well. 8)
by MM
3 months ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Minilights colour
Replies: 2
Views: 114
United Kingdom

Re: Minilights colour

Here's a shot of my Trafalgar Blue Traveller with OEW-coloured Minilites:
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by MM
3 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 232
Views: 20591
United Kingdom

Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

All coming together nicely.
by MM
3 months ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: The reasonably priced engine conversion.
Replies: 87
Views: 6102
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
3 months ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: The reasonably priced engine conversion.
Replies: 87
Views: 6102
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
3 months ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear shoe adjustment.
Replies: 4
Views: 194
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
3 months ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 812
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...