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    1959 Moggy

    Some of you may know that I normally build hot rods etc, but on a smaller scale, and I usually post stuff On The Shelf.

    Well I am now going full scale, again, so here is my new ride, a 1959 Moggy. Got it from a guy on facebook, who brought it all the way down from Norwich for me, nice chap. Even though he towed it, he was determined to get it started and show me that it did actually run. But things being what they are, the car was being temperamental.

    The previous owner says it needs setting up, as he managed to get it running. It started this morning and now it won't. Think that the timing needs doing, the new plugs need cleaning and the SU carb needs adjusting. The other little problem, is the relay does not kick for the fan. So might get a new fan and wire it straight to a toggle switch.

    The motor is a Vauxhall 1.6 with a Sierra 5 speed. Will do changes as I go and when I can get the parts I want. Paint can wait though. So am on the look out for custom parts, metalflake steering wheel, Barefoot pedals, gauges, ally interior panels, bucket seats, that sort of thing.

    Now, where's my spanner?



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    Got a pair of peep mirrors which this morning, so they will be going on, as well as working on the engine to get it running.

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    cool Minor. I've never had one but always had a thing for them. I spent a summer aged 15 working in a garage called Minor Mania in Mill Hill NW London, loved working on them and definitely need one on my "to do list"

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    Is it just me, or do the wheels not look "right" in the arches?

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    Well the peep mirrors arrived this morning, and got out in hot weather and put them on.

    With a horde of flying insects watching me, it gave me the chance to clean the top of the screen while the visor was off.

    Had to trial fit the peeps first, eyeline and door clearance was an issue, but they are on.

    Still trying to get it running, and as the battery was flat, I had to jump it with the daily.

    The plugs were dry, so it's either a spark and no fuel, or neither.

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    Not too happy about the inside of the front wing, it does clear the tyre, but I would prefer a bit more clearance, grinder time I think.

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    Sweet little ride, good old fashioned Btitish tin!
    Those old electric fuel pumps were a source of pain, is yours 'clicking'?

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    Yep, clicking like a cricket on speed, plus it sucks the fuel up through the filter.

    I will have to take off the fuel pipe leading up to the carb, and see if there is a blockage.

    Still glad I got this though, and it's all tin and worth the money I paid and more.

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    Have you checked the plugs & points for a spark?
    Tried dropping some gas down the carb?

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    It was running the other morning, so there was a spark before.

    The plugs and leads are new, but the timing does need setting up.

    Then the electric fan needs doing, as the relay doesn't kick in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eviltwin View Post
    It was running the other morning, so there was a spark before.

    The plugs and leads are new, but the timing does need setting up.

    Then the electric fan needs doing, as the relay doesn't kick in.
    they were all 'running before' but it doesn't mean something hasn't gone wrong. you can't take anything for granted, assumption is the mother of all **** ups. take a plug out, stick it in the lead and hold it (with summat insulated) against the head. crank to check for a spark. if no spark find out why. if the spark's good then as above tip/spray/squirt a little petrol down the carb and crank again. if it fires briefly you don't appear to be getting fuel to the carb. again, find out why. good luck.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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