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by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2167
Views: 340505

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted on Chasing Classic Cars
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by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: UJ too big for my prop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: UJ too big for my prop?

The indentation often found on smaller UJ yokes is to allow clearance for the grease gun end when greasing.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 32
Views: 686

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

Don’t rush out and buy an inertia starter as originally fitted. You have the pre-engaged starter because I expect the normal starter won’t fit with your automatic transmission. The bendix is long and I doubt it will fit within the bell housing or may hit the torque convertor. The ring gear would als...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2167
Views: 340505

Re: Spotted today.

Yesterday spotted a Minor Million coming into Cenarth from Cardigan just before it was being overtaken by white van man!! Well I say it was a Minor Million, it might have just been a Lilac Minor.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth fuel pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Positive earth fuel pump?

If you have a multimeter check the coil resistance, from memory expect a low ohms reading of between 3Ω to 6Ω, whilst your at it measure across terminals that the blue varistor are connected to, that should be zero ohms (the same reading as joining two meter probes together) as it is the points conn...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth fuel pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Positive earth fuel pump?

No you're OK, put the soldering iron down, it has a Varistor fitted, should work positive and negative earth.
The Black/Red wires go to the coil, that should work either way unless something else has been hidden inside with the coil.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth fuel pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Positive earth fuel pump?

It’s what is under the lid that is important. As above If it has a circuit board or has a transistor retro fitted then it is positive earth only, but can be made negative earth by replacing the circuit board with a negative earth type or the better still go back to points. If it has points then it w...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse lights
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Reverse lights

Not the cheapest but probably the best way is to change the gearbox remote from a later 1275 Midget. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-MIDGET-MORRIS-1000-A-35-GEARBOX-REMOTE-HOUSING-WITH-REVERSE-LIGHT-SWITCH/233398570417?hash=item3657a38db1:g:NpEAAOSwMLtdyVJz Or fabricate your own using a microswitch, s...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choke lever swap
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Choke lever swap

As I have nothing to loose anyway I'm going to drill this out and see if the cable comes free. My question is, if I can get the old (and broke) cable out, does anyone know where I might obtain a replacement length of cable, which is suitable (and strong enough) to replace it with? If I can repair i...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat May 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Barn Find
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Proper Barn Find

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“You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off.”
Ah, you have :D
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon May 25, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I used to test how well my Traveller was tuned by driving down the Bradford on Avon hill. If it Parped loudly all the way down to the town bridge the engine was in fine fettle, but if there was no Parp I knew it was time for a service. I am curious to know what part of the service it was that resto...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Ignition light staying on

As above, this bracket also includes the correct adjuster. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini-A-Series-Alternator-Bracket-Set/392512619369?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D8674e1197a304240b83e2a4215562c28%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: glovebox clock dial
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: glovebox clock dial

I don’t think you will find a solvent that will touch it.
Best bet is a very hot solder iron and melt it, if the wire was thicker then very careful scraping with a blade works.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Dies, die nuts and reamers
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Dies, die nuts and reamers

For added confusion the BSP size refers to the internal bore of the pipe with the thread external of said pipe, therefore the actual thread diameter is larger.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

Why not go the whole hog and fit a bike head as well :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H70vEq_FMvs
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Porting Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Porting Tools?

My experience of fleabay ultrasonic cleaners from China wasn’t good. It blew its driver transistors big time the second time I used it. I replaced the transistors and diodes for better types and replaced the remains of the soldered in 15Amp fuse with a proper fuse holder and 1 Amp fuse and had to re...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Replacement heater hose
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Replacement heater hose

It might be worth considering Mike's idea or some other form of speed control. The computer fan is going to draw about a tenth the current of the original fan and as the rheostat is just a variable dropper resistor I think it won’t drop any voltage/current at 450mA, so your fan will run flat out on ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 49
Views: 3525

Re: starting

Phil,
The AUA66 as originally fitted is a Low pressure 1.5 lb/sq inch pump.
2.7 lb/sq inch is the High pressure version not fitted to the standard car.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 18
Views: 1470

Re: Price of Travellers

As spotted by Sleeper at the Cheshire Steam Fair
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Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing Posts and Threads
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Missing Posts and Threads

I just did a google search and found it was posted in the Wanted section. It appears that old posts are probably deleted after a preset time of a couple of months. I have added a couple of screen shots Search result.png Clicking on that shows it has been removed Search result.png Not the answer you ...