I'd like you to meet... Henry

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by scrooge95, Jul 23, 2022.

  1. Faust

    Faust Supporter

    I might have some sliding window glass for a traveller Sarah ...i will have to have a look , you can have them as if i ever get another moggy it will be a van or pick up .
    I think the pull catches are stainless steel ...they have been outside under a sheet for years .
    They came off a white traveller which i broke up for spares for my van back in 1978 .
    I was given it as it failed an MOT ...you could get them 10 a penny then .

    Not sure if we will be making T/E as we may be in Ireland ...but i am sure we will see you sometime this year Sarah
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  2. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    Ah thanks Ewan, that would be very kind of you! I’m sure we’ll catch up , even if it’s not at the first TE :)
  3. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor supporter extraordinaire

    Was today's trip entirely trouble free then?
  4. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    Well we don’t seem to have fuel pump issues anymore, which is a bonus!
    Honestly, he’s not running 100%…. not as smooth as it should be, I don’t think. A little juddery sometimes, but not like a regular misfire. Could just be running in, could be the carb needs adjustment? But at least fuel is getting where it’s needed, so a huge step in the right direction.
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  5. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor supporter extraordinaire

    Progress then! Im sure it will be fine once your mechanic has done the first service. :)
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  6. JamesLey

    JamesLey Sponsor

    Just need some chunky tyres on it now Sarah!
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  7. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    Oh my word!
    Looks fun, mind :D
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  8. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    In the absence of anything to contribute in the ‘what have you done to your bay today’ thread (owing to there still being a lack of orange thing in the driveway. Grrrr) I’ve been fiddling around with Henry again, making sure he’s up to scratch for his MOT on the 28th.

    The washers were getting blocked with lumps of black crud, so I’ve found that the air hose from my aquarium fits them perfectly….. all new hose now, and they work perfectly. Tick that off the list.
    And whilst the two glove boxes were out to fit the new washer hose, I gave them a lick of paint inside….. 55 years of boiled sweets, sun tan oil, and tissues had left them a bit grimy… and blinkin’ hell the replacements are pricy!

    Got a couple of little tags for the dash switches too, as I’m still getting mixed up turning the wipers on when I need the headlights!


    Also realised that the radio had been on very quietly for….. hmmmm, not sure actually, but could be a week or so. It needs moving anyway as I hit my shin on it when trying to use the foot-operated dip/full beam switch, so it would probably be best wired into the ignition.
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  9. Chrisd

    Chrisd Supporter

    His and her glove boxes...lest they accidentally mix and end up with some mittens!
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  10. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    MOT day.
    Good luck Henry!
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  11. Razzyh

    Razzyh Supporter

    Good luck, I got the bus to do Saturday.
  12. Razzyh

    Razzyh Supporter

    Oh poo it’s a fail
  13. Razzyh

    Razzyh Supporter

    Vehicle Smart MOT data for MORRIS JCG464E

    • Nearside Service brake excessively binding Both (1.2.1 (f)) - MAJOR
    • Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i)) - MAJOR

    • Nearside Rear Shock absorbers has light misting of oil (5.3.2 (b))
    • Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))
    • Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (5.3.6 (a) (i))
    • Integral body structure is corroded but structural rigidity is not significantly reduced (6.1.1 (c) (i))
  14. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

  15. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    Well that wasn’t what I really wanted to hear.
    But for anyone who asks me why I get a car (or my camper) MOT’d when they don’t require it by law, this is your answer.it’s because maybe I don’t see all these things. I see the obvious, but miss the small stuff.
    Two small holes underneath need welding, and one area will need doing one day so might as well be now.
    New brake cylinders and shoes most likely all four corners.
    Arse. But it is what it is.
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  16. Razzyh

    Razzyh Supporter

    What about oil leak?
  17. F_Pantos

    F_Pantos Supporter

    They all do that, sir ;)
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2023
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  18. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    It's about priorities.
    And it's not more than a drip apparently.
    The welding is essential.
    The brakes are essential.
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  19. Razzyh

    Razzyh Supporter

    I get that, but isn’t it a newly built engine?
  20. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    and they still leak :eek: , I’ve rebuilt a few minis they don’t leak for a minute then they do, you don’t realise how good modern cars are for not dropping a spec of oil and covering 100s of 1000s of miles, old cars don’t leak oil they mark their territory ;)
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