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1932 Morris Minor 2 seater
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Beetlefan



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
hadn't realised that about the pumps, I've a spare 6v pump somewhere but thats a later one too - as the MM isn't 100% original spec anyway, I don't think I'll lose too much sleep over the incorrect pump, but I'll keep my eye open at the shows Smile

R


This place might be able to help with a Head gasket Rick?http://cliftonparts.net/

Also there used to be a gasket manufacturer in Windsor Berkshire as my Brother in Law had some made for His Willy's Whippet, I'll try and find out their Address.

Jerry
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For replacement gasket log on to google and type "GASKET CRAFT (NZ)"
You will not be disappointed.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on things, I re-fitted the valves the other evening, including the new exhaust valves that were sourced a few months back. It just needs the clearances adjusting then I can move on to other bits.

Out of curiosity I put the 6v battery from buzzy onto the car, to see if anything showed signs of life. The sidelamps work front and rear, as does the dash lamp, fuel gauge, and the horn. The starter shows signs of life too, and there was a spark (of sorts) over the points, so they were all positive signs.

For the time being the A7 is on the back-burner, while I do some more research, so in the meantime the priorities are the Minor, and putting the Devon back together...as well as continuing to source bits for the Dodge.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad the battery worked! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Glad the battery worked! Laughing


I've put it on charge so will leave it overnight. It was difficult to assess it without cleaning all the connections on the car properly, but touch wood it'll be perfect to test the mighty 6v systems with Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I might donate that to a good cause, if I get a ride in a certain Dodge when it hits the road!?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good Rick. How about some photos? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzzy bee wrote:
Well I might donate that to a good cause, if I get a ride in a certain Dodge when it hits the road!?


sure that can be arranged Smile

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Sounds good Rick. How about some photos? Wink


Hi Rich, No problemo - I could do with having a tidy-up, or at least according to erindoors I should Smile





No prizes for guessing which were the new valves - I adjusted the gaps the other evening, bit of a nightmare that seems to require four hands, one for the feeler gauges, and the others to hold various spanners. Still, got there in the end, I think.. Confused If not 100%, they'll be close enough to at least fire the engine up eventually, and assess it's condition...

The head has been skimmed and is ready to fit, next I need to replace the core plugs (very thin in places), and make up a new gasket for the valve cover.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. But thought for a moment that was my workbench, then realized it was too tidy for mine. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey rick, i was thinking of having a tidy up myself today but after seeing urs, I can leave it some more years!! Razz
How many cars are there in your garage?
It looks quite big, wish I could buy a big one but prices are too high over here, a single car lock up goes for around 16000/17000 euros in my area Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
640TMP wrote:
Sounds good Rick. How about some photos? Wink


Hi Rich, No problemo - I could do with having a tidy-up, or at least according to erindoors I should Smile





No prizes for guessing which were the new valves - I adjusted the gaps the other evening, bit of a nightmare that seems to require four hands, one for the feeler gauges, and the others to hold various spanners. Still, got there in the end, I think.. Confused If not 100%, they'll be close enough to at least fire the engine up eventually, and assess it's condition...

The head has been skimmed and is ready to fit, next I need to replace the core plugs (very thin in places), and make up a new gasket for the valve cover.



RJ


Thanks Rick, she's really getting there now! Very Happy

It's amazing what a good clean can do to the look of a car! Is that its original paint?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Rich, No problemo - I could do with having a tidy-up, or at least according to erindoors I should Smile



Ah, but if you tidied up you'd never be able to find anything Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rich,

Original to the 60s I think, when new it was painted black. For the timebeing I'll leave well alone I think. The front wings need some re-aligning work sometime, so it may lead to them being painted (brushed probably), but for now the green can remain as-is.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see someone else with their tools all nicely in order on their bench.
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