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  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 26
Views: 6857

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:41 pm   Subject: My ute
I am still proceeding with my Ute slowly its on 4 wheels with suspension all done and all brakes done, small leak in one line to booster so its being replaced with one re done from brake place tomorro ...
  Topic: All British Day Sydney
John Ballard

Replies: 1
Views: 173

PostForum: Club Events   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:57 pm   Subject: All British Day Sydney
I am just back from this event and what a great day it turned out to be, with well over 1500 British cars to see Morris Minors made up about 65 of these including the 38 from the MMCC nsw who were cel ...
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 26
Views: 6857

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:57 am   Subject: My ute
No, it is steel though proper brake pipe just bought two rolls and a flange tool on the net
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 26
Views: 6857

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: My ute
So as they say S......T happens ,following the busted water pipe and the massive shed clean up I was missing one 8 inch brake shoe . These were almost new a series 5 set and off my car when I fitted ...
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 26
Views: 6857

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:31 pm   Subject: Booster
Just running the brake lines and unsure whether to boost just the front (easier) or all four wheels. Just the front on my 4 door seems to work great.
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 26
Views: 6857

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: My ute
Somehow missing one 8 inch brake shoe currently searching the shed. A new full setoff 4 vary from $24 to $92 with UK the cheapest might be buying a new set. Annoying as the ones I had were near new a ...
  Topic: All British Day
John Ballard

Replies: 1
Views: 217

PostForum: Club Events   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:18 pm   Subject: All British Day
The Sydney All British Day is the 23rd September 2018, unfortunately the National Rally has been put on the same day. As stated earlier I have decided to go to the All British Day at Kings School.
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  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 26
Views: 6857

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:13 pm   Subject: My ute
Got the body on the chassis and decided to finish the front end so I can put the wheels on and move it around.Problem came when I fitted the torsion bars, I followed the instructions with 143 mm high ...
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 26
Views: 6857

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:37 pm   Subject: My ute
Floors are in and painted tie plates finished and engine bay all painted. I used enamel in the genuine Araluen Blue as the Morris Utes here were painted.
So since resurrecting my shed following the b ...
  Topic: 1957 MM 1000
John Ballard

Replies: 8
Views: 945

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:11 pm   Subject: 1957 MM 1000
Welcome to the forum a nice car to start with. Lots of help and information here.

Cars were all made here by 1957 fully, all made with Australian content at BMC at Zetland in Sydney.
  Topic: Performance Alloys
John Ballard

Replies: 4
Views: 4476

PostForum: The World Market    Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:07 pm   Subject: Performance Alloys
Cheaper from UK even with postage either Bull Motif or East Sussex Motors
  Topic: Reverse polarity
John Ballard

Replies: 10
Views: 1145

PostForum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:07 pm   Subject: Reverse polarity
I have read that the reason British car builders had the bodies of their cars positive with the idea that a "electrically live " bodies would not rust.

Didn't work did it??? Eye Rolls
  Topic: Reverse polarity
John Ballard

Replies: 10
Views: 1145

PostForum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:30 pm   Subject: Reverse polarity
Why would you what to?? modern radios for one need to be Negative earth.
  Topic: Positioning Of Coil
John Ballard

Replies: 4
Views: 901

PostForum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:58 pm   Subject: Positioning Of Coil
Minor 1000 have them mounted on top of the generator horizontal. I was pretty sure the original position on all OHV Minors was on the generator.
My car has been retro fitted with an alternator so I ...
  Topic: Wheels won't fit. Buggar
John Ballard

Replies: 17
Views: 2377

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:22 pm   Subject: Wheels won't fit. Buggar
Can you change diff and axles back to Morris I would suggest a Morris Major Elite 4.22 to 1 and fine splines 8 inch rear brakes.
  Topic: Our Club
John Ballard

Replies: 1
Views: 525

PostForum: Club Events   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:39 am   Subject: Our Club
The MMCC of NSW has made two trips to the Central West recently, The Gnoo Blas CLassic and Wellington Vintage Fair,
On both occasions we won best Club display with about 15 cars, also picking up 3 n ...
  Topic: Wheels won't fit. Buggar
John Ballard

Replies: 17
Views: 2377

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:45 pm   Subject: Wheels won't fit. Buggar
PCD stands for Pitch Centre Diameter which means from stud to centre of Hub.
So 101.6 centre of stud to centre of hub. have not fitted Torana but have fitted Austin sprite and stud pattern works.
  Topic: Sh#t. Happens
John Ballard

Replies: 3
Views: 926

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:59 pm   Subject: Sh#t. Happens
All repaired and painted. Now I am ready for the Gnoo Blas Classic in Orange tis week end.
Club have 15 Minors entered Blue Ute Red Sedan Blue Woody Yellow Sedan Yellow Convertible
And I have the Blue Slip.
  Topic: Sh#t. Happens
John Ballard

Replies: 3
Views: 926

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm   Subject: Sh#t. Happens
Getting the car ready for a "blue slip" inspection tomorrow for concessional registration , so got it out of the garage and down to the shed to check it over.
Then backing it back into the garage I s ...
  Topic: Australian Morris Minor Car Clubs' 19th National Rally
John Ballard

Replies: 18
Views: 2902

PostForum: National Rally ~ Canberra region 2018   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:24 pm   Subject: Australian Morris Minor Car Clubs' 19th National Rally
I feel sorry that the Canberra Club has decided to go ahead with this following the poor turn out last year.
The Morris Minor family want to return to the 4 day Easter event as we used to have every ...
  Topic: "Jim" Morris Minor Pickup 1960 progress Jan 2018 R
John Ballard

Replies: 3
Views: 949

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:52 am   Subject: "Jim" Morris Minor Pickup 1960 progress Jan 2018 R
I ran into this problem several years ago, after a couple of goes I took it to the local transmission place with a new seal in hand.
Picked it up a few hours later at a cost of $25.
  Topic: Bumpy-63 pick-up
John Ballard

Replies: 13
Views: 2131

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 am   Subject: Bumpy-63 pick-up
Really great to see another Ute being rebuilt. The chassis looks good and having just done a chassis I now how much work it needs to look like yours.
I painted mine with a chassis black POR 15 (I thi ...
  Topic: Consulting Engineer - Perth
John Ballard

Replies: 3
Views: 1092

PostForum: The World Market    Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:25 pm   Subject: Consulting Engineer - Perth
Brian Parker WA who is BP Turbo here on the forum is the man to ask.
  Topic: rally overview
John Ballard

Replies: 0
Views: 732

PostForum: National Rally ~ Victoria 2017   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:48 pm   Subject: rally overview
Just back from the Rally travelled 2000klms and my car went the best it ever has used no oil and we averaged 7 ltrs per 100klms .
As far as the rally goes it was great to be with "Morris people" incl ...
  Topic: Temp. Sender
John Ballard

Replies: 0
Views: 861

PostForum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:35 pm   Subject: Temp. Sender
Anyone know what thread the temp sender is that screws into a late model head. It is approx 15.5 mm across the hole.
 
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