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by graham1957
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Wheel colour

hello all, i have a ex met police minor saloon first registered 15/12/1970.it has black on yellow and black on white number plates,could these plates be original or should they be silver on black for this age of car??any comments please ,Carol
by graham1957
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 120
Views: 5950

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

hi Greenie,my 71 van is a similar story to yours, i bought it from the man who bought it brand new,due to his poor health he was unable to work on it any more,he was reluctant to sell but his wife insisted it was sold, i told him he could come and overlook the restoration work but i thought he was t...
by graham1957
Thu May 31, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Indicator switch.
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Indicator switch.

no earth wire is needed for the indicator warning lamp in the switch!
by graham1957
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Petrol Tank sender unit
Replies: 23
Views: 2016

Re: Petrol Tank sender unit

i have played with a 1980 ford fiesta 2 years ago and found the stabilizer to be equivalent to 5 volts to give a full tank reading, but the bmc stuff {morris] is equivalent to about 10 volts, dont forget the old type stabilizers actually pulse the power on and off, the on time is less when the suppl...
by graham1957
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: fuel Gauge split screen
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: fuel Gauge split screen

that is right, if you connect the tank sender terminal to ground it then should read empty. it is opposite to later cars, so in other words a wire off the sender or a burnt out sender causes gauge to read full, no stablizer is needed with these, tank sender and gauge are not interchangable with morr...
by graham1957
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke from engine bay, start motor? HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Smoke from engine bay, start motor? HELP!

its that bolt connection to the side of the battery box which has caused the fault, clean the paint off around that hole and replace the earth wire to the pump and all should be ok. the thick earth cable from battery has been making a poor connection to the body just there but making a reasonable co...
by graham1957
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cold heater
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: cold heater

sometimes a run up and down steep hills can shift the air
by graham1957
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen Morris van - Persian blue - signwritten
Replies: 15
Views: 5861

Re: Stolen Morris van - Persian blue - signwritten

hi pommreg, i dont know the owner, never met him but the info came through some how on my wifes facebook page so we thought it be a good idea to copy and paist to mmoc web site. as i dread someone getting away with any of my cars i cant imagine what the owner is feeling like so i feel i have done al...
by graham1957
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen Morris van - Persian blue - signwritten
Replies: 15
Views: 5861

Stolen Morris van - Persian blue - signwritten

February 20 at 9:49pm · PLEASE HELP AND SHARE. On Sunday 19th Feb 2017 my Dad's beloved Morris 1000 van was stolen from his home in Shurdington, Cheltenham. And?... I hear you say... well this was no ordinary van. It was my Dad's trusty steed while he ran his business for over 50 years servicing law...
by graham1957
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge and Tank Sender
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: Fuel Gauge and Tank Sender

what jaekl says is correct for the black face speedo/fuel gauge but not for the gold one. The gold face one is a moving iron gauge, the black face one is a hot wire gauge and uses a stabilizer [not voltage stabilizer] as it switches on and off the voltage to the gauge to regulate the temp of the hot...
by graham1957
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge and Tank Sender
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: Fuel Gauge and Tank Sender

hi paul,right with ignition on and gauge showing full, earth the tank sender wire in the boot if the gauge comes down it is the tank sender thats stuck or open circuit. if no change pull speedo out and earth its case and then earth the Tterminal this should cause needle to point to empty if not it l...
by graham1957
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge and Tank Sender
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: Fuel Gauge and Tank Sender

hello paul, with the gold type gauge you need the correct tank sender, so if you have seen your gauge work correctly you have the right one. with the speedo pulled out and looking at the rear of the gauge [right way up of course] the terminal on the right marked B is the 12volt supply , this should ...
by graham1957
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new kid on the block
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: new kid on the block

Hi Victor,welcome,your car looks very nice, if you have any questions please fire away on here and you will receive plenty of helpful answers, graham
by graham1957
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing for Series II
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: Front wing for Series II

dont know but my car is a slatted grill type, i had a nice drive in it two days ago to fetch a brake caliper from the motor factors for my vw passat which had a jammed on electric parking brake, expensive job that was!it has a plastic motor and gears attatched to the back of the caliper and ecu to c...
by graham1957
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing for Series II
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: Front wing for Series II

hi, i have a series 11 saloon and i fitted the 1000 front wings, the only thing i had to alter was the holes for the side light. This was done by welding a piece of steel in the light hole and redrilling and filing out for the smaller side light, if you dont have welding skills get someone to do it ...
by graham1957
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 13756

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

sorry to here roy has gone, i never met him but i used to always read his messages on here, he had a wealth of knowedge and will be missed by many, Graham
by graham1957
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desirable colours-- opinions please!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3017

Re: Desirable colours-- opinions please!!!!

what about the original colour??? also what colour interior do you prefer?? as the inside usually contrasts with body colour.generally the original factory colours people prefer if you come to sell it but having said that its your car and you have to live with it.try google images for some ideas
by graham1957
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery object 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1834

Re: Mystery object 2

we used to have a gas poker for lighting the coal fire, it was inserted under the coal and with a length of rubber pipe it connected to a tap on the wall like that one, in them days there was no mobile phones/ texts etc to distract the person lighting the fire.
by graham1957
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: met police panda
Replies: 0
Views: 937

met police panda

just bought a ex met police saloon reg ELB---J, very solid underneth with only a little bit of rot , cant wait to get on with the restoration. I would love to know its history, i believe it was decomissioned in 1979 and then two owners, me being the third.