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by geoberni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

Well what do you know,,,,,,, its alive so a new regulator box was the right way to go even though they only act as a contact box, thank you lots I could kiss you all, ,,,,,,, but I wont, lol, Well done. If you're reasonably capable with a soldering iron, just fit a 50amp fuse to the inside of the r...
by geoberni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

I see things have advanced while I've been writing this, but I'll post it anyway.... Oh boy..... This is getting a bit confusing for some people...... and some of that wiring is an abomination :o Chasing around doing Voltage Checks doesn't help if you've no idea what you are doing, and by that I don...
by geoberni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

But everyone told me to basically ignore the regulator it only connecting wires, so now I'm really confused!!!!!!!!!! Yes, it connects them, The A and A1 terminals are connected together inside the Regulator. There;s a technical battery charging reason for this when using a dynamo, but irrelevant w...
by geoberni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Holes in bulkhead

My ‘54 series 2 has the insulation and I believe it to be original. I’m not aware of any year that didn’t have it. It was discussed with photo in this thread. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70255&hilit=Sound Thanks. I remember that thread, but I thought it was only about u...
by geoberni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

I'm going to reluctantly throw a point in here because we're in danger of missing the blindingly obvious...... Since posting I've just taken the regulator off an looked at the back and one of the strips is missing a bit in the middle and the other is black sooty, so from the front of the unit it mea...
by geoberni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Holes in bulkhead

They are for the bifurcated copper rivets which hold, or held, the sound insulation quilt behind the dash. There are about twelve in total, from memory. When did they fit the insulation quilt from? Basil is a SII and has no insulation from his rebuild. I think I can just about make out where the ho...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

Problem found, new regulator required, No, No, No..... See my earlier comments, the Regulator doesn't do anything when an Alternator is fitted . Don't waste your money getting a new one. Retention of the Regulator on a conversion is purely cosmetic value, 'looking like it should still' and acting a...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Minor insurance

Good spot.
I didn't read that far.
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by geoberni
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

Sorry if I assumed that as you'd repainted the car you had also painted in the engine bay. So you hadn't touched the wiring at all then? I was trying to establish if the wiring had been altered between the last time the car was used and your smoke incident. If the wiring was hot enough to give you n...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

When the car has undergone a modification from Dynamo to Alternator, the Voltage regulator/Control Unit serves no purpose other than to be a Cable Junction Box. You said earlier you had smoke from under the bonnet, yet now you're referring to a "dodgy wire on a1". Smoke from the wiring is a whole lo...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Minor insurance

It's on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/scrapped-and-written-off-vehicles/insurance-writeoffs I would suggest that any classic classed as a Cat A should be argued against most strongly, even going to appeal if need be. Also that the Insured should be able retain it/ buy it as a write off at s...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

Fair enough, only realised this morning that regulator should be dead, however that's the first check today, will let you know how i got on, thanks You've not said if you've had the wiring apart during the work you have been doing, but since you have painted the car, I'm assuming you did have it re...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

OK, so if you're an Alternator, then the Regulator/Control Box isn't doing anything, but if the wiring to it hasn't been changed appropriately then there's a good chance the alternator has spent a few minutes feeding a short circuit. :o
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: dead moggy

If there was a 'Cloud of Smoke' then something must have shorted out big style.
Has the Voltage Regulator burnt out?
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Brake Pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Brake Pedal

Well it's in stock at The Morris Minor Centre
https://www.morrisminorcentrebham.co.uk ... mm/cbs130r
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

There's a lot of people of the opinion that the Board should only be replaced if there is a guarantee of X, Y and Z, particularly keeping old posts etc. Only the Admins/Moderators will be able to tell the Version of this phpBB because it's on the Admin Control Panel but given the lack of facilities ...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: alloy or copper rad?
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: alloy or copper rad?

Just to illustrate the layout Phil described, here's an online image of the early layout.
My SII has been fitted with a 948cc and the heater hose layout is just like this one .
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/23/b9/5b ... 54760d.jpg
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 346

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

RobThomas wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 am
Ah, OK. That makes sense. I hadn't twigged that 1 spline by itself would do what you need. :D
I wish we had a decent selection of Smilies.... hopefully one day we'll get the revamped Forums.
In the meantime.....
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by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 346

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

My idea to 'drop one spline and re-drill' was just a quick way to move the hole in the crossmember to gain that extra inch. If you only moved the rear arm enough to gain an extra inch without shifting by a spline then you'd probably just find the new hole 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the old hole. Hope th...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Caterpillar

The only time I've seen one of those was about 5-6 yrs ago, it was on the plants in my pond. No sign of it the next day, perhaps it became a snack...
Huge thing, size of a man's finger.