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by geoberni
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winter tyre question
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: winter tyre question

However, I've never owned a car under such a climate... :lol: I lived in Nevada for 3 years, the heat can be hard on cars. Batteries out there last 2-3 years if you're lucky and tyres wear out pretty fast on the hot roads. Which is hilarious when it rains occasionally and all the locals just drive ...
by geoberni
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Magneto spanners
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Magneto spanners

philthehill wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:17 am

As an aside - Lucas did manufacture a self contained magneto that could be fitted to the Minor 'A' Series engine.
I never knew that did that. I always associate Magnetos with old pre-war bikes and cars, or piston engine aircraft that required a 'prop swing' to start. :wink:
by geoberni
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classical gas - say ‘no’ to E10 petrol
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Classical gas - say ‘no’ to E10 petrol

i had 5 galls diesel stored in clear plastic fuel container,when i came to use it there was water in the bottom and asticky brown residue.being tight fisted i decanted slowly into clear glass container and then used it.i scraped the residue out,and over afew days it hardened into a sticky toffee,wa...
by geoberni
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: metal oil filler cap for rocker cover
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: metal oil filler cap for rocker cover

Thanks Phil
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by geoberni
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: metal oil filler cap for rocker cover
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: metal oil filler cap for rocker cover

So , just for interest's sake.... where does the wire attach?
I've got a black plastic cap on mine... :-?
by geoberni
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: search for 1961 2 door - RVL 255
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: search for 1961 2 door - RVL 255

The DVLA have, in part, created this situation themselves. To quote from the V5C: "If you have broken up the vehicle yourself, you must either tax it or tell us you are keeping it off the public road by making a SORN......." There doesn't now seem to be any obvious way of letting the DVLA know that...
by geoberni
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: search for 1961 2 door - RVL 255
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: search for 1961 2 door - RVL 255

The chances of this car being anywhere are 1,000,000s to 1. The simple fact is that until quite recently, the scrapping of vehicles was uncontrolled. People were supposed to deregister a car when scrapped, but a great many didn't. They took it to the Breakers, got a few Notes in cash and it was neve...
by geoberni
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: semaphore

Well I've learnt a lot from ManyMinors. :) Thanks. My experience/knowledge obviously doesn't go back far enough. I think the key thing here is to go with what you have. If they are currently painted, then stick with painted. I would hazard a guess that Morris soon found it far easier to stock interc...
by geoberni
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Reconditioned Box - Jumping out of gear

Looks like strands of copper wire!
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by geoberni
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: semaphore

I've been looking into this some more and clearly the problem with looking at colour photos of vintage cars is that if the photo is less than 40 years old the car may have been refurbished with newer trafficators. But there again, if they were still serviceable they would be the original fit. Basil ...
by geoberni
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: semaphore

Hi
As far as I'm aware, the post-war Lucas Trafficators (at least the model variant fitted to the Minors) were only ever produced in Chromed finish.
They may have produced bare metal versions for other vehicles or in the pre-war period.
by geoberni
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Ash Tray Position
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Ash Tray Position

alawrence10360 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:32 am
Mines a 67 saloon
I understood there were holes already there for it
I’m hoping someone has the same model without carpets fitted so I can identify the exact position without removing the felt
Have you tried looking from underneath the car.?
by geoberni
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: emblem color
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: emblem color

Just to chuck something into the works... Basil may not have the original boot lid or badge after all these years, but although the bonnet badge is indeed coloured in blue, the boot badge is without any.
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by geoberni
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: problems starting
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: problems starting

alawrence10360, mogbob stated that ALL Minors had solenoids. Phil and I are saying that they did not, the early cars had cable operated switches that were not solenoids. Hope that clarifies things. There's quite a bit of thread drift here, but it is interesting. Exactly. There is no way on earth th...
by geoberni
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Coronavirus Sign download
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Coronavirus Sign download

les wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:56 am
Didn’t expect to see the skull and crossbones !
What? :lol:
I wonder where you've been looking.....
by geoberni
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Coronavirus Sign download
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Coronavirus Sign download

Hi If you're self-isolating for any reason, you'll perhaps want a sign for the front door. Over at the H&S Forum where I moderate, one of the members has put a link to pdf signs that can be downloaded with different messages. You don't need to register or log in, just follow the link to the download...
by geoberni
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classical gas - say ‘no’ to E10 petrol
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Classical gas - say ‘no’ to E10 petrol

You've given the wrong link so it doesn't work as you intended.
Try this one:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... e10-petrol
by geoberni
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Side lamps series 2

My '55 Basil has the latter 61-63 version, so I've no experience of the ones he should have. Looking at the ones available, what's the purpose of the 2 little tabs on the back plate? Does that lock the Lens ring in place? https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/parts/57-indicators-sidelights/2151-bulb-holder...
by geoberni
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Rally -paying online
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: National Rally -paying online

The online booking is now available.... However, a word of caution. This festival was on at the end of May at Kelmarsh and has cancelled with no refunds due to it being 'force majeure'. https://wildvoiceadventures.com/thesingingfestival/ The organisers are not the Hall itself, so no comeback on them...