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by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 416

Re: Ignition light

Good work! And let us hope the control box gives long service. The originals lasted decades but I don't think the new ones are of the same quality. The burnt wire is a bit of a mystery though - maybe someone previously fitted a component that was later removed but left the earth wire behind? With th...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 803cc Engine - First Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 803cc Engine - First Restoration

Don't forget, both the SII Minor and the Austin A30 used the same 803cc engine and water pumps - so that should help broaden your search.....
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Could be a number of things. However if, as the OP claims, the timing is too advanced then this would also cause a knocking/pinking noise (bear in mind specific noises are very hard to describe sometimes - clattering, knocking, rattling etc.) Fit the new dizzy when you get it, do the timing and repo...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 803cc Engine - First Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 803cc Engine - First Restoration

No.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]

Plenty of info on this forum about timing, it comes up regularly. I suggest you do a search. Given everything you are doing, I also really recommend getting a copy of the Morris Minor workshop manual. They crop up for sale on Ebay etc. but you can find a downloadable version if you search the intern...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Early MM parts

I hope this car is saved somehow. Its far too good to be scrapped. :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]

As long as you haven't loosened the pinch bolt on the clamp around the dizzy base, and haven't turned the engine at all since it came out, it will go back in without altering the timing.
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]

I agree with the above comments from 'liammonty' about being methodical - in truth there are a number of things that could cause these running issues and systematic testing is the logical approach to determine whether it is a fuel or ignition problem - or even mechanical. I also second Dizzy Doctor ...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Valve Clearances
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Valve Clearances

Yes, the manual says 12 thou for all valves. But there is a school of thought that says 12 thou on inlet valves and 15 on exhaust valves, to allow for unleaded fuel burning hotter. Others say 15 thou on all valves works well. So you have choices!
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Scuttle panels (interior trim)
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Scuttle panels (interior trim)

Fold/glue the flap out of sight to the rear of the panel.
by myoldjalopy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]

Top marks to 'liammonty' then :D
And, er, don't you mean "Hooray, the problem is solved!"??
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving

Very possibly low dashpot oil - a quick check will take only seconds :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 416

Re: Ignition light

Sorry Bruce, must have missed your last post somehow....yes, the auto-electrician should be able to sort out your issues - do let us know the outcome.
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 416

Re: Ignition light

You must have created a short circuit somehow. 'E' on the control box is an earthing point, the other end must have touched a live wire, or connection. If you have now removed the wire then - if the other end was connected to the wiper switch - the wiper should now not work...does it, or no? You say...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

I think you've almost answered your own question. Get some vinyl of the correct colour, something to pad it with, cut everything to size and glue it all together with some contact adhesive. Depending on the state of yours, you might even be able to just glue the new vinyl over what is already there....
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How SHOULD the trafficators work?
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: How SHOULD the trafficators work?

Well done - result! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 416

Re: Ignition light

Yes, you do need three hands sometimes when working on these cars! :-? But, if you are getting readings of up to 20v from the dynamo, and it will run as a motor both in and out of the car, and the wiring and connections are good then, from a distance, I guess the control box has gone kaput. I would ...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 416

Re: Ignition light

OK - to test the dynamo you need to remove the F and D wires from it and bridge the two terminals together. Then connect your voltmeter red wire to either of the two bridged terminals and the black wire to earth (as you have a -ive earth dynamo system). Start the engine and carefully increase its sp...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 416

Re: Ignition light

Can you give us a bit more detail?
How and where did you check the dynamo output?
Where is the voltage regulator sparking with the ignition off?