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by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 59
Views: 1664

Re: Gearbox woes

That looks like the remains of a rear axle breather, most likely fitted as an attempt to stop oil leaks?
Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator Cancel
Replies: 25
Views: 769

Re: Indicator Cancel

A dab of thread lock or bearing retainer and a tap home with a hammer should fix it, being careful not to get thread lock on the spring loaded lever or its pivot point.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tickover
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: tickover

Have you checked your dashpot oil level?
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Batteries

I have measured the current drawn on both my modern cars and one was 20mA (.020A) with a pulse of 30mA every second or so and the other was 20mA with a pulse of 38mA every second, the pulse being caused by the flashing LEDs. On both the current drawn is the same if the alarm is armed or not. To add ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Protecting cellulose

oliver90owner wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:52 am
Two points.

1). Did you use a hardener in your top coat?

2). Primer is not necessarily waterproof.
Interesting, I have never heard of a hardener for cellulose paint, it dries by evaporation.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G

Alternatively you could fit 2 door saloon doors, they are longer, just need to move the B post back, extend the roof, gutters , sills and floor, say it quick and it doesn’t sound difficult. I’m not sure how much longer the 2 door model doors are but if it gives you enough room it could be an easier ...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Door split by quarterlight

Get two single battery holders, they are not exactly in series, mine has a circuit fed off the centre tap of the two batteries.
It works fine with the smaller 2032 batteries I did mine three years ago and I changed them again last week but they weren't flat.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Door split by quarterlight

Regarding your helmet, I took my solar power helmet apart a few years ago as it had stopped working and was surprised to find two lithium batteries inside and one of them was flat. I double checked via the battery manufacturer’s website because they are not rechargeable. As these batteries are solde...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Christmas Quiz

You’re the winner, I do indeed burn it on the Wood burner.
Not recommended burning unseasoned pine but Hey Ho Ho Ho it’s only once a year.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Christmas Quiz

I have a real Christmas tree, when I take the decorations down what do I do with the tree?
It is a real tree and it leaves the house but not through the doors or windows.
How do I get rid of it?
by StillGotMy1stCar
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Mysterious Scratches

I think the clue to the mystery is lying beside your car. I have scratched cars by mistake with hose pipes that when wet pick up grit. Paint can be quite soft and easily damaged.
Hope it can be polished out.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen EBAY UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1483

Re: Stolen EBAY UK

I noticed a new listing for a cheap engine with red rocker cover and fan pulley. I quickly put two and two together and got five!! After messaging the owner of the stolen car I checked his car on the DVLA database and found it has a 1275 engine, the engine for sale has valve chest covers so is not a...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great-Grandfather's Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1171

Re: Great-Grandfather's Ride

Also known as the Jackall system.
Regards John.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No lights on dash. When turned key
Replies: 26
Views: 1051

Re: No lights on dash. When turned key

Yes keep it negative earth, if the battery is connected the wrong way round it will blow the rectifier diodes in the alternator.
The wiring is no longer standard so is difficult to know what is wrong.
Could you post some photos of the wiring please?
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No lights on dash. When turned key
Replies: 26
Views: 1051

Re: No lights on dash. When turned key

I can't edit last post it should read:-
The Headlights should work with ignition off and with no earth strap between engine/gearbox and chassis.
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No lights on dash. When turned key
Replies: 26
Views: 1051

Re: No lights on dash. When turned key

It does also make me wonder if your battery is dead, you can do a basic test with a 12V bulb direct to the terminals of the battery. Also assuming your battery is good and starter is dud it could be possible someone has changed the solenoid thinking it was faulty and got the wires that supply the re...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series II gearbox question...?
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Series II gearbox question...?

Gearbox steady cable, yours has been cut off. It should be attached to the mounting cross member, it is to stop the fan from going into the radiator under heavy braking. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/gearbox-c76/gearbox-all-o-h-v-models-gearbox-c79/gearbox-steady-wire-tension-cable-p830861 Regard...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 503
Views: 66142

Re: barrie's project

Sorry to hear about your mishaps.
No point working on your car if your heart’s not in it.
Luckily you obviously have the touch with Moggies.
Regards John
by StillGotMy1stCar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum, a nice little project you have there. As much as I like Pickups it might be easier to keep it as a Traveller. The Vans and Pickups have a separate chassis so may involve more work than you think to convert. No doubt someone will be along shortly that has done such a conversion,...
by StillGotMy1stCar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel gauge or fuel sender causing fuse to blow
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Fuel gauge or fuel sender causing fuse to blow

Regarding the white wire, if you have a short to earth on that it isn’t protected by a fuse so would quickly burn and melt the insulation and ruin your new loom. If your testing this white wire with your Multimeter on the Ohms setting, on that circuit is the ignition coil (3 Ohms) with the points mo...