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by Mecanglais
2 weeks ago
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Headliner hoops
Replies: 6
Views: 114
France

Re: Headliner hoops

I don't think they are made new.
You will have to source second hand ones.
I believe, if you are desperate, the spring mechanism of clothing pegs can be 'modified' to fit properly.
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: My Minors Part 1
Replies: 1184
Views: 198059
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Re: My Minors Part 1

Not a bad idea, how do they stand up with the headlights on though? I guess this doesn't really affect you, purely to satisfy my curiosity.
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: Morris Minor Traveller- BBC Footage
Replies: 3
Views: 189
France

Re: Morris Minor Traveller- BBC Footage

Maybe the British Motor Museum in Gaydon might be a good starting point?
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper
Replies: 154
Views: 29376
France

Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

I have a suction pump (for gearbox oil changes) that can be quite useful to fit over the bleed nipple and push fluid backwards, if there is air trapped high up.
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper
Replies: 154
Views: 29376
France

Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

I've had ABS pumps be an absolute git to bleed past the internal valves, maybe reverse bleeding will help?

Following with interest.
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Lumpy running
Replies: 2
Views: 95
France

Re: Lumpy running

Piston moving freely in the carb? You've forgotten the consensor, common to break down and overheat under load. Worth investing (and changing for) a Distributor Doctor set with yellow wire. I once had a Moggy that ran like crap, it would just about idle, but touch the throttle and it would die. Afte...
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper
Replies: 154
Views: 29376
France

Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Looks a very good solution. I have often wondered about the virtues of an ABS system on something like a Moggy. The issue with making them stop better is tyre grip, (let's be honest) more primitive suspension and RWD, it does make you wonder how much better/safer they would be with an ABS system kee...
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Ignition, Carburetion & Fuel
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 6
Views: 198
France

Re: Stuttering at 50+

I used to replace the carburettor float bowl gaskets with one of the new SU ones, which are a very dense card, with a dab of grease (and perhaps a spare gasket in the glovebox just in case but I never needed it), I could remove the three screws and peer in the float chamber with ease to check that t...
by Mecanglais
2 months ago
Forum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security
Topic: Headlights and sidelights stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 172
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Re: Headlights and sidelights stopped working

If I remember rightly (although I am talking about ten years since I had it apart) there is a bakelite 'track' for the switch to run in to keep the internals parallel with the terminals at the back, mine was damaged and had to be pulled at an angle, until I glued a bit on, not saying necessarily tha...
by Mecanglais
2 months ago
Forum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security
Topic: Headlights and sidelights stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 172
France

Re: Headlights and sidelights stopped working

A test lamp will be very helpful here. Are you on the late style toggle switches or the early pull style bakelite ones? I had one once on an early switch where some of the switch had become damaged and fractured which meant the switch wasn't pulling out straight and occasionally making no contact, a...
by Mecanglais
2 months ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 715
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Re: Can't get into top gear

I think he's used a new LHD front plate which is what got me wondering about the front plate in the first place, and if the angle is wrong for the clutch fork, if it is a poor copy.
by Mecanglais
2 months ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 715
France

Re: Can't get into top gear

Out of interest, what brand/make is the clutch you fitted? Borg & Beck clutches have been known to be poor recently, AP clutches are ok. Was the fork already bent or is that since you've fitted it? Surely the relay shaft pulls the fork so weird that it's got bent that way, of course originally a Mid...
by Mecanglais
2 months ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: ENGINE NUMBER
Replies: 6
Views: 366
France

Re: ENGINE NUMBER

You should find that the 'serial number' (for want of a better description, the last digits of the VIN) stamped on the firewall, on the engine bay side, around where the bonnet pull rod passes through. You may need to move your coil, it might be obstructing it. Might have 40k on the clocks, or 140k,...
by Mecanglais
2 months ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: ENGINE NUMBER
Replies: 6
Views: 366
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Re: ENGINE NUMBER

The 803 is easily identified by the oil filter arrangement as I stated above. It depends entirely on what you want to use it for, if you roll it out once a year, an 803 is fine. If you plan on doing anything over, say, 800 miles a year or so, a 948 would be a good investment. Given that your 803 is ...
by Mecanglais
2 months ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: ENGINE NUMBER
Replies: 6
Views: 366
France

Re: ENGINE NUMBER

Welcome. I think you have a BMC factory rebuild, I believe I am right in saying that these were on an exchange basis, via BMC dealerships/approved workshops of the time. The relevant stamps on your current engine (AA) denote standard bore and standard crank journal size (at time of rebuild), so they...