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  Topic: 1957 MM 1000
John Ballard

Replies: 8
Views: 297

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: 3824

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: 387

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: 387

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: 421

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: 1497

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: 284

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: 1497

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: 507

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: 507

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: 8
Views: 1234

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: 504

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: 1125

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: 655

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: 459

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: 554

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: 836

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: 3597

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: 836

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: 836

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: 3597

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: 582

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: 7969

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: 7969

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: 951

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 ...
 
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