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by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil? Or something else...
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Coil? Or something else...

I apologise in advance for suggesting this, but have you checked the points gap. The nylon heel on the points can wear quickly if the replacement distributor hasn’t been used for a while, re-adjust and a dab of grease should sort it.
Wishful thinking for an easy fix perhaps!
Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight Buzzer
Replies: 18
Views: 2464

Re: Headlight Buzzer

Buzzers may have a diode to stop it being damaged by reverse polarity connection but i wouldn't bank on it. Best to add your own diode 1N4000 series will work fine in the supply to the buzzer to stop the buzzer supply going reverse polarity when the headlights/sidelights are off and doors closed. Th...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pinion seal replacement Morris 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Pinion seal replacement Morris 1000

And have a look at this post if you haven't already.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=69784
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

I thought the 140 Lbs ft was for diffs with preload set by shims, did the later diff have a crush spacer that sets the pinion bearing preload? If the nut is torqued up too tight will collapse the spacer further giving the bearing too much preload and alter the crownwheel and pinion backlash. Perhaps...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

I think I should elaborate on where I’ve heard a similar noise before;- My other half’s car has rear discs with what is best described as handbrake shoes operating in the top hat area of the disc. I have to adjust the shoes and cable with more slack/freeplay than specified to have a quiet rear end. ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 69
Views: 1326

Re: Axle tramp

I’m no expert but have heard similar noises from brake shoes in the past.
Might be worth checking the shoes and springs are fitted correctly.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 5894

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

Dont panic my friend, usually this error happen after uninstalling an aircraft which was with saved flights, mainly the default one. You can start FS anyway and delete those flight, after that every thing should be ok. Best of luck Obviously :o Comment from Mod. The post quoted and its author have ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light wiring confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Rear light wiring confusion!

Thanks Berni, I only added the link as an example.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light wiring confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Rear light wiring confusion!

You need a double bullet connector to join the reds together that supply the side/tail and number plate light. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/electrical-c54/horn-battery-wiring-loom-connectors-c59/wiring-connectors-double-female-each-p829846 Whilst your at it get one for the brake light wires, an...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

Glad the old girl has arrived safely. Regarding having to stall it to stop the engine and assuming it isn’t caused by the ignition being retarded causing hot spots. It has a permanent live feed to the coil for some reason, so it is best to disconnect the battery after you have stopped the engine to ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 793

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

What a great find. Glad you got a relative of Max’s.
Happy motoring!
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member and quick question!
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: New member and quick question!

Hello and welcome. I’ve looked at your great blog. I reckon that shiny new oil can just needs priming, worth a try anyway. Push the thumb lever down, put finger on the nozzle end, release thumb then your finger and repeat a few times. I have a can that someone said was rubbish, I found it just neede...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Redundant wire from oil filter - green
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Redundant wire from oil filter - green

It might be worth looking for the Green/Yellow wire, one will be on the oil pressure switch on the block and the other will be nearby. It sometimes mistakenly gets connected to the ignition coil or is just left hanging/taped up in that area. If you do find it earth it and see if the warning light wo...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Redundant wire from oil filter - green
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Redundant wire from oil filter - green

I can’t tell from the close up image what make of alternator that is, if it’s a Lucas type then that terminal is a high current output that will have destroyed the oil pressure (blown it open circuit). A photo showing the whole alternator would be appreciated. A Lucas type has two large and one smal...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Redundant wire from oil filter - green
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Redundant wire from oil filter - green

Thanks Richard; Just to clarify the car I had with single warning light factory fitted was a Mazda I later added a separate warning light to the alternator. Earthing the warning light connection terminal on the alternator may cause damage to the alternators regulator. I’m not recommending anybody tr...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Redundant wire from oil filter - green
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Redundant wire from oil filter - green

What I was finally going to say was it is possible to have the blocked filter switch in parallel with the warning light connection on the alternator. I had a car in the 80’s with just one warning light marked Oil but was also the Charging light. Ideally Charge is Red, Oil is Orange which I have assu...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Redundant wire from oil filter - green
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Redundant wire from oil filter - green

Was this green wire on a pressure switch? Sounds like a silly question but I wondered if it was an earth for the alternator, although I've not come across an alternator requiring a separate earth. Also are you sure it doesn't make it's way to the Charge warning light. Does the charge light go out if...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Fuel Pump

The only difference I can see is the plumbing, both 12V and minimum flow of 8 GHP AUA25 has a threaded outlet. AUA66 has a hose tail outlet and is what you want. If you’re going to buy a used pump to overhaul it is best fitted with points and the usual working if hit to know the solenoid coil is OK....
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Redundant wire from oil filter - green
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Redundant wire from oil filter - green

If I have understood you correctly, you had a blocked filter warning light fitted that is now redundant. If so the green/yellow wire you mention earths the light to illuminate it. At the moment the 12V supply goes to the bulb and it earths via the switch. If you want to illuminate the light with a 1...