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  Topic: Sh#t. Happens
John Ballard

Replies: 3
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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: 132

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: 4
Views: 266

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: 189

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: 11
Views: 501

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: 208

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: 226

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: 315

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.
  Topic: Rally
John Ballard

Replies: 5
Views: 464

PostForum: National Rally ~ Victoria 2017   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:32 pm   Subject: Rally
you are not alone on that one. Shocked
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 16
Views: 2884

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:17 am   Subject: Panels
After weeks of procrastination and pricing every Morris Specialist here and abroad I have finally received my panels. Did have to take a "heart" tablet after finding freight cost
ESM were the cheapes ...
  Topic: Rally
John Ballard

Replies: 5
Views: 464

PostForum: National Rally ~ Victoria 2017   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:19 am   Subject: Rally
Sorry you are not coming and hope your health improves. I am hoping to take my Ute to the next rally.
  Topic: Rally
John Ballard

Replies: 5
Views: 464

PostForum: National Rally ~ Victoria 2017   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:20 pm   Subject: Rally
How many Forum members will be at the rally??
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 16
Views: 2884

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:42 pm   Subject: My ute
last couple of days I have been working on my Ute cab. My Morris Restoration book says " stitching in a new tie plate is a simple job for a beginner" Obviously new nothing of myself and welding skill ...
  Topic: Wipers
John Ballard

Replies: 0
Views: 337

PostForum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:48 am   Subject: Wipers
As i have my Utility cabin off and doing some welding I have taken the chance to change my wipers to the late model "parallel" type.
It meant cutting a new hole in the scuttle at the appropriate plac ...
  Topic: Mals 53 Splitscreen Ute
John Ballard

Replies: 23
Views: 6827

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:04 am   Subject: Mals 53 Splitscreen Ute
I probably have got a fork here, you know they have a bend from new.
A lot of play can be attributed to the carbon thrust washer which should be replaced no matter how good it looks. Cost about $20.
  Topic: Mals 53 Splitscreen Ute
John Ballard

Replies: 23
Views: 6827

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:18 pm   Subject: Mals 53 Splitscreen Ute
Just a little advice here, it is much cheaper to rebuild a 948cc motor than an 803cc. Your gearbox clutch etc will all fit.
You can probably pick up a 948cc engine from someone here.
Make sure the o ...
  Topic: Introducing "Jim" Morris Minor Pickup 1960
John Ballard

Replies: 4
Views: 571

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:37 am   Subject: Introducing "Jim" Morris Minor Pickup 1960
Interestingly at the moment there are at least 5 Forum members rebuilding Utes. Given the low production numbers compared to cars and the fact that they were often neglected it is a bit surprising.
H ...
  Topic: 54 Morris Ute
John Ballard

Replies: 23
Views: 3182

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:14 pm   Subject: 54 Morris Ute
Morris Major diffs will bolt straight into a Minor being the same width, the advantage being the ratio of 4,22 to 1 and has the finer splines giving more drive strength. Remember the Major has a much ...
  Topic: Rally Bulletins
John Ballard

Replies: 11
Views: 2991

PostForum: National Rally ~ Victoria 2017   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:47 pm   Subject: Rally Bulletins
I have arranged a small group of Club members travelling together going to the Rally. We will be staying at the Rules Club Wagga Motel on Thursday 16th and Bendigo Gold Nugget 17 though to 20th .
Our ...
  Topic: tipper
John Ballard

Replies: 2
Views: 620

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:49 pm   Subject: tipper
Hi Col
Your chassis looks a bit better than mine. I have replaced and repaired the plates on the front, drilled out the spot welds and cut out. ( photos in club Magazine) and today just finished pai ...
  Topic: Headlights left on.
John Ballard

Replies: 1
Views: 480

PostForum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:35 pm   Subject: Headlights left on.
The amount of times ones leaves the headlights or parkers on had me thinking and I found a solution.
Modern cars have an audible alarm so why not Morris Minors, took me half an hour to do mine this ...
  Topic: Cheap C40 generators
John Ballard

Replies: 5
Views: 870

PostForum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:33 am   Subject: Cheap C40 generators
They look OK no reason not to use one.
I have a good second hand one on e-bay at the moment. I removed mine in lieu of an alternator.
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 16
Views: 2884

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:57 pm   Subject: My ute
Diff stripped today and it took an hour to clean the grease off me. Talk about oil leaks, no gasket on the diff centre no gaskets in the hubs. I think there was more oil in the brake drums than the d ...
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 16
Views: 2884

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:49 pm   Subject: My ute
Comes out tomorrow with some luck.
  Topic: My ute
John Ballard

Replies: 16
Views: 2884

PostForum: My Morry   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:07 pm   Subject: My ute
Well today I got to the place I have been trying to get for years. The Ute is down to a bare chassis and once I have sanded/repaired and painted it I will starting to build upwards towards an end. :lo ...
 
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