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by mogbob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

The only time a "third party " gets involved is if the car is subject to an MOT and the area in question , typically around seat belt mountings, suspension and steering mounting points, areas affecting structural integrity , and loose bits of jagged metal likely to injure pedestrians / passers by is...
by mogbob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

Nice work Mark ! I'm a West Country lad , so " proper job ".
Bob
by mogbob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark Plug/HT leads Question
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Spark Plug/HT leads Question

Conventional or Electronic Ignition dilemma … an old favourite. A search on the Forum will give you the pros and cons. Buy quality HT leads and spark plugs ...again lots of opinions on the Forum. I assume you have a decent distributor cap , Red Rotor arm and points in your existing distributor. Repl...
by mogbob
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies

That is what you call a RESULT. Well done , congratulations.
BOb
by mogbob
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

Dave If you're going down the concours route then spend hundreds of hours ( & £££'s ) taking it all apart , panel by panel , and reassembling to achieve perfection. In the real world the vast majority work with what's available. Having got involved with 5 restorations classic and vintage I haven't y...
by mogbob
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing
Replies: 24
Views: 557

Re: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing

Morning , If memory serves me right the second picture / woven tape around the loom is the section that goes around the perimeter of the boot lid , clipped to the underside of it. As others have suggested consult the standard wiring colours of the day from the list and the Morris Minor wiring diagra...
by mogbob
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273128

Re: Pickup restoration part three

A good job done there Dave. You've probably got a better view of the road in Alice now that you're sitting that much higher ! My wife's car , driver's seat has a small tear / tiny split appearing so I'd be interested in your feed back on how the Gorilla glue application works out. Trying to source a...
by mogbob
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273128

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Hi Dave , Installing fresh webbing will make a tremendous improvement. Some people keep it simple ,copying side to side on one layer and front to back on another layer. Others prefer to inter weave the webbing to restrict movement. It's personal choice as always. A drop in temperature tomorrow will ...
by mogbob
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273128

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Hi Dave , Sorry , I just stumbled on your post 24.7.2019. I trust extra precautions are being put in place when welding ( exhaust bracket now sorted ? ) , you don't want that great looking shed / workshop / garage going up in smoke ! I've been playing " catch up " this year , ever since the first fe...
by mogbob
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 120
Views: 5397

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Marilyn
You won't need a mirror again , just look at the reflection from the paint job ! Ha ha.
It's looking n..i..c..e .
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an Alternator Video
Replies: 14
Views: 7777

Re: Fitting an Alternator Video

Martlin
You are correct it does show a positive earth wiring diagram and " negative " earth Alternators are the norm now ( positive earth Alternators were produced , in the early days ). Postive earth Alternators are around but not terribly easy to find.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris minor engine. Out today. Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Morris minor engine. Out today. Advice?

If you used an engine crane then you shouldn't need to remove the engine mount towers. If you need to remove them , don't mix them up … they are handed ! If the rubber mounts themselves are fit to reuse then just clean up the threads with a wire brush / WD40. Run the nut up and down the thread , so ...
by mogbob
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Fuel Gauge

Steve , Check out as the other guys have suggested for your main problem. You may now have a secondary problem. Brake fluid is quite a good paint stripper ! I suggest removing the boot floor asap to see the full extent of the damage. Have sheets of newspaper laid out so you can scrape off the dissol...
by mogbob
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

A question to be put on the Concours Forum section for the " correct " answer. I've always understood that BMC Green was the colour for the engine block , much like a model T Ford was available in black or any colour so long as it was black. The usual suppliers opt for BMC Green. As for ancillaries ...
by mogbob
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiring mistake
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Wiring mistake

Max Having looked at the website it seems to me that the SFL addition relates to using the original trafficator switch for the more modern indicators / flashers. For your own piece of mind I suggest you contact Autosparks by phone or email to clarify things.
Bob
by mogbob
Mon May 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: faded indicator lens
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: faded indicator lens

Sometimes you can improve on the light output from your existing set up by cleaning the plastic lenses. I've used a stiff brush / old tooth brush and CIF ( or any household cleaner , there other brands available !) or toothpaste I've heard of people using as a mild abrasive. Worth a go , even if you...
by mogbob
Fri May 24, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 120
Views: 5397

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Many congratulations to you both on getting Norman back on the road. Be prepared for the questions as to why you have a permanent silly grin ( of pride ) on your faces. You're entitled …. after all the hard work , enjoy.
Well done.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed May 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sills, Order of Work
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Sills, Order of Work

Alan
No problem. Sometimes it's just "too much to do and so little time ". I understand. Good luck with it.
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sills, Order of Work
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Sills, Order of Work

Alan Having always been a "belt and braces man " when it comes to bodywork I'd brace from the top of the boxing plate / inner sill step section to the top of the transmission tunnel. If you go just behind the handbrake position you could always do a 45 degree brace from the brace you've just welded ...
by mogbob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: '63 wiper stuck mid-way
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: '63 wiper stuck mid-way

Rob On the Lucas DR3A wiper motor the most likely issue is the parking segment , under the " dome " as you suggested. The dome can be released by undoing the four screws / bolts. Disconnect Battery first and then note the existing position for reassembly. The brass strip / segment inside tarnishes ,...