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by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2144
Views: 333782

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: 161

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: 161

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: 161

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: 140

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: 657

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: 423

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: 495

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: 676

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: 326

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: 6
Views: 429

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: 857

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: 617

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: 1509

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: 3301

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: 1390

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: 516

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 ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help

Have you checked to see if it is on the DVLA database.
https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/? ... 1484426286
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help

Hello and welcome to the forum.
The chassis number should be on a plate on the passenger side door card along with the axle weights.
I don’t think it is stamped elsewhere like it is with the cars.
Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

I think/hope green/black is a typo and should be brown/black, if so:- Brown/Black from switch goes to Purple/Black on car, this is the horn earth return. Light Green from switch goes to Light Green on the car that should be on Flasher unit middle terminal marked P (if missing for whatever reason jus...