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by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Interior & Trim
Topic: is the parcel shelf bar a structural component...
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Not structural, and it doesn't support the main body of the heater either. On earlier cars there is a cardboard air duct thing and the fresh air/recirculate control attached to it, but the heater still works without them. I took the parcel shelf out on both my cars because I find it gets in the way ...
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: Morris Minor vs VW Beetle
Replies: 14
Views: 5162

MMs are more nippy, but a VW is built much much better. In what ways? Do you mean the Beetle is better designed, better materials, or better assembled at the factory? Are you talking about cosmetic things like door gaps and orange peel, handling characteristics, reliability, or something else? (BTW...
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security
Topic: Relocating voltage stabiliser
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Yes, that's right.
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: 1st Big Job in the New Garage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3644

Most modern car drivers can't be bothered putting their car away at night so if they have a garage they tend to use it as a storage shed.
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security
Topic: Relocating voltage stabiliser
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Yes, the Mini one should work OK. It may be a modern electronic replacement rather than the original electromechanical type; if so it will be polarity sensitive.
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Chassis legs
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

Yes, plug weld in places where it was originally spot welded. Apparently this is stronger (if done right) than seam welding the outside edge of the folded lip. To avoid future rust, spray weld-through primer on the mating faces before tacking in place, then apply seam sealer to the join after weldin...
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Motorhome
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Motorhome

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by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Interior & Trim
Topic: Glovebox Magnet
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

I stuck some little neodymium magnets on mine to strengthen the catch, salvaged from an electric toothbrush. Same idea but they are tiny rectangular things. It never falls open on speed bumps any more. :)
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Maggie the Morris in CANADA
Replies: 31
Views: 8277

fussyoldfart:38170 wrote:Is there a manual somewhere on how to do major body repairs?
Did you manage to get in touch with alainmoran over on the other site? I think that's what he has a copy of (and where the photo of the jig came from).
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: Using a Minor as Everyday Transport. Good or bad idea?
Replies: 21
Views: 8572

A standard car is fine, I commuted to work in mine for several years (past tense because I no longer commute, not because I have a modern). That's what they were designed for. Only slight issue really was the need to top the battery up at weekends in the middle of winter when I was driving to and fr...
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: oh sh!t
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Really sorry to hear that Chris. When I advised cleaning the points I should have mentioned disconnecting the battery first. I'd forgotten this can happen actually. If you accidentally close the right-hand points while cleaning them they latch shut (don't understand why but they do), energising the ...
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Moderate Modifications
Topic: modifications
Replies: 10
Views: 4459

AIUI the main advantages are synchromesh on first gear, and it's possible to add an overdrive unit to them.
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: Is this a basic mog rack?
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Blimey, I'd better put a better padlock on my spare parts shed. Someone gave me one for nothing when I bought a bunch of other parts from him. ;)
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: Trailers and towing
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: Trailers and towing

Holders of driving licences issued before July 1996 and providing that they have Group A or if after 1990, category B, are entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to a maximum train weight of 8.25 tons. Isn't the cutoff date 1st Jan 1997? I was miffed that I just missed out on the ex...
by alex_holden
10 years ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Brake drum skimming
Replies: 14
Views: 5030

It will take you about 10 years of drum turning Alex to get the drums round like that! I think the problem is they are not quite concentric, only by a few thou' but it's enough to cause juddering. It seems worth a try since I don't have a big enough lathe to skim them myself, and I no longer trust ...