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by wearthefoxhat
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: main beam warning light
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: main beam warning light

At last. I can afford some time on "Dancer." Ref the main beam warning light, there must be a break in the wiring in the loom from the foot switch to the warning light. I think I read on here to take a cable from the blue and white terminal on the foot switch and cut into the cable going to the bulb...
by wearthefoxhat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: main beam warning light
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: main beam warning light

Hi Guys and thanks for the replies. It's good to know the speedo unit acts as the earth for the panel lights. so that seems normal.
I'm having a loft conversion done so a tad busy to work on the traveller. I'll report back when I get a chance.
Cheers for now.
by wearthefoxhat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: main beam warning light
Replies: 4
Views: 843

main beam warning light

Hi again people. I removed and sent off my bronze faced speedo for overhaul as odometer wasn't working. On refitting, the dash lights glowed weakly until I mounted the speedo back into the dashboard when they brightened up. Pull the speedo back out and the lights go dull Speedo mounted back in and t...
by wearthefoxhat
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Heater upgrade

Thanks for the quick replies. I have now printed off the details posted by islipminor and will digest.
Thanks again
by wearthefoxhat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Heater upgrade

Hi again. My 1963 Traveller has the round heater matrix. Is it possible / difficult to upgrade this to the square type matrix? The front panel has the hole for the fresh air ducting but no hole in the bulkhead. Would the heater tap on the block have to be upgraded to suit? I've done a search on here...
by wearthefoxhat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Re: anchor point

You have a pont steveclem. With no impact zones or crumple zones, what are we strspping ourselves in for? However they would help in whiplash incidents. Also a 50 year habit is hard to kick.
by wearthefoxhat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Re: anchor point

Thanks simmitc. Intersesting to know that's what it is. Like you, I think independent anchors would be the safest way to go.
by wearthefoxhat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

anchor point

Hi again. Does anyone recognise this? (see photo) It's on the propshaft tunnel behind the front seats. Could it be used on my 1963 traveller for the front seat-belt stalks anchor point ? And yes, I need to clean the carpets!!
by wearthefoxhat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Thought I had posted it right away. Anyway, it is there now. Sadly plenty of views but none for sale yet.
by wearthefoxhat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Add now in the wanted section
by wearthefoxhat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Hi philthehil. Thanks for the quick reply. There are no holes in the bolt heads for tying wire. Thebolts are 7/16AF and 1/4 diameter. The bolts are unscrewed as far as possible but still "feel"as though they are still screwed into the block. the top cover is loose but but can't remove it due to the ...
by wearthefoxhat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

The scroll will still be on the crankshaft. You may have to rob a rear cover off an unserviceable block. It may be worth doing a search on 'e' bay - or you could borrow the top cover off your spare engine. Having been waylaid on the gardening front, I am back on trying to remove the top cove off my...
by wearthefoxhat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Update on the oil leak from rear of engine. While ordering the starter pull cable, I ordered a non vented cap. Cable fitted and new oil cap fitted I drove round the block a few times to get it warmed up. Parking it on the drive, I immediately went for the sand bucket to catch the drips. Lo and behol...
by wearthefoxhat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: 1963 pull starter cable

Thanks for your input guys really helpful. Just to let you know that the supplier said the cable is for various cars and to cut to suit. I was offered the chance of returning it but decided that the info on here was solid so I cut the outer cable with a standard hacksaw no probs and cut the inner ca...
by wearthefoxhat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: 1963 pull starter cable

Thanks for the replies so far. Yes, I now see that other suppliers sell what I'm looking for. (It's alwaystge case) I have an angle grinder so cutting can be done but need to buy new discs !! The cable they sent has an S on the black knob so it is a starter cable for something.(but not mine) I' ll g...
by wearthefoxhat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 625

1963 pull starter cable

Hi Guys. I fitted a starter solenoid (switch) on my 1963 traveller only for the cable to give up at the end which was frayed. The new cable arrived today from Charles Ware but is about 4 times as long (See photo.) The current one is long as it is. There is a fair curve in it before it enters the joi...
by wearthefoxhat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Very wise. I'll bear this in mind. :D
by wearthefoxhat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

New starter switch fitted (after a few swear words). Refitted the starter pull cable and...snap ! The end which screws into the cable attatcher was frayed So I ordered a new cable. starts a treat off the button from the engine side so all is ok on that bit.
Life is never boring with an old Morris.
by wearthefoxhat
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Your right Paul but I'll order the new switch for peace of mind. I do have a starting handle but I've never used one! I imagine myself not letting go and dislocating a shoulder!!
by wearthefoxhat
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Delay in proceedings guys as the starter pull switch is goosed. it stopped functioning intermittently, then it got to the "pull it out to it's limit and prey stage"- at which point I adjusted the cable which worked briefly and now nothing. When I depress the centre push button from the engine side, ...