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by beero
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which one is the Ignition??
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Which one is the Ignition??

There should be no yellow wires. Perhaps the white wires have just "yellowed" with age.
by beero
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in my floor above exhaust heat shield
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Holes in my floor above exhaust heat shield

I renewed mine with a sheet of aluminium but fitted it using spacers so there is an air gap between the shield and the floor. seems to work well as the floor never gets hot.
by beero
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can this be true
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: Can this be true

Quote "A series 3 Land Rover? No, the rot had set in by then, you need one earlier than that. When they started fitting plastic dashboards to the landy, that was when we lost the empire!" When they got rid of the galvanised mesh Radiator grille and moved the headlights to the wings, that's when the ...
by beero
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGB-GT question?
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: MGB-GT question?

http://www.advanceautowire.com/mgb.pdf

These diagrams are very good, you should be able to identify it from the wiring colours going to your relay.
Mines a 72 so probably won't be the same.
by beero
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Brake adjustment

Did the shoes touch the drums before everything was changed? If so you can put the old shoes back on and if they touch then you have the wrong size shoes, if they still don't touch, then you have the wrong size cylinders. Or worst case scenario, they are both the wrong size!
by beero
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 90
Views: 5390

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Interior light is a must, doesn't get hot and melt the plastic lens when you leave the door open. Front sidelights are also a good move but beware the ones with a blueish tint, MOT testers don't like them. I haven't had much luck with stop/tail, the tail is brighter but the stop is not so bright so ...
by beero
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running issues. Advice appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Running issues. Advice appreciated

Carb wear is not sudden or intermittent. Go back to basics and check plugs and points. For the misfire check under the bonnet when it is dark to see if there are any stray sparks. A compression test will show if you have a blown head gasket , worn rings or burnt valves.
by beero
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: No spark

Forgetting about the electronic ignition for a moment and concentrating on the coil..... With the ignition on you should have 12v on one of the wires to the coil. Leave this one connected, disconnect the other, then use a temporary earthed lead and put it on the other terminal. When you REMOVE this ...
by beero
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric problem
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Electric problem

Does it have a dynamo or an alternator?
by beero
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Electrics

Well done, electrics aren't such a dark art after all!
by beero
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Electrics

Yes it comes out of the ignition switch on the white wire. Do you have voltage on the brown/blue on the ignition switch? If not do you have voltage on A1 on the control box?
by beero
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Indicators

Don't worry about it. Some of the grumpiest people on this forum can be the most helpful and knowledgeable.
Remember BMC Roy?
by beero
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Indicators

What major work? Was the flasher relay disconnected? It sounds like it may be connected incorrectly.
by beero
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Softer Ride
Replies: 19
Views: 1448

Re: Softer Ride

How old are your tyres? I had very old tyres (10 yrs +) on my MGB and when I got new tyres it transformed the ride.
by beero
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cracked tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: cracked tyres

How old are your cracked tyres?
This might help
https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/how ... your-tires
by beero
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1036

Re: Dead Eletrics

Good result in the end. That's the beauty of the forum.
by beero
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 1036

Re: Dead Eletrics

Is your car positive earth or negative earth? If positive then you would get a 12v reading when testing from the fuses to the positive terminal. Do you have a dynamo or an alternator? If you have a control box next to the fuses then check all terminations and take it off and have a look at the back....
by beero
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: main beam warning light
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: main beam warning light

I had trouble with speedo lights and wired an extra earth to the speedo and this cured the problems
by beero
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: indicator help please .
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: indicator help please .

Mine is a 62 and it had the old style relay that used to flash the sidelights so your system wiring, like mine, may be something that a previous owner has developed, having changed to newer style rear and front lights with amber indicators. Unless they used a later loom they may not have used the st...
by beero
Thu May 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Ignition help

Was the points video on how to set them or how to change them. A common problem with points if you haven't fitted them before is not getting the wire and insulator in the correct order. Fit one half of the insulator, then the points spring, then the two wires, then the second part of the insulator, ...