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by simmitc
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solenoid
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Solenoid

See viewtopic.php?f=11&t=28295

You might need to enlarge, but it's a brilliant diagram.
by simmitc
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: anchor point

Don't laugh at me... looking at the OPs picture, isn't it the fixing for the rear ashtray
Alright, I won't laugh, but absolutely no, it is not a fitting for the ashtray.
by simmitc
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1127

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Club spares will alost certainly have either NOS or known good second hand original control boxes that are liklely to be better than anything being made today, and probably cheaper too. Give Bryan a call or an email, details in Minor Matters.
by simmitc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: anchor point

That's exactly what it is. However, it is an aftermarket fig, so check that it is correctly installed before relying on it. I would prefer to mount each stalk separately, not both on the same point which would take a lot of strain in the event of an accident.
by simmitc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Interior mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Interior mirror

Another example of new parts being sold that are not what they claim, and a comaplint to the supplier should be made. Assuming that you can't get the correct mirror, use a centre punch through the spare hole so that you make a small dent in the screen frame.. Now use a 1/8 drill to create the hole. ...
by simmitc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1127

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko, returning to your original question (interesting though the above discussion is) as in your other thread we seem to have found that the lights in the speedo are not necessarily correct, is the red light really the ignition light? Although other tests do indicate a dynamo issue, just doubkle c...
by simmitc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: What's this switch?

If you've got a heater that really warms the car then I'd try sell the recipe :o As the fan is working, the lack of demist is probably going to be either a blocked vent or more likely a disconnected hose. There should be a wire reinforced hose, about 1.5 inch diameter, running from either side of th...
by simmitc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: What's this switch?

Another thought: if you can see the switch for the heater blower but cannot hear the blower running with the switch in either of its two positions, then you have a separate issue. The fan works only when the ignition is on.
by simmitc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: What's this switch?

You mention two orange lights. That suggests that the bulbs to illuminate the speedo may have been placed in the holes for the warning lights. The speedo illumination lamps should not be directly visible, they spread light around the edge of the dial. With the speedo removed, you will see that there...
by simmitc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: General advice

Welcome, Lorna, I hope that you have many years of happy Minor ownership and really enjoy the car. If fitting a music system, first check whether the car is positive earth as originally made or has been converted to negative earth - most modern music boxes will work only with -ve earth and it would ...
by simmitc
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

The only thing I'd do differently is to use a light cream coloured carpet so that it looks brighter. The dark colour does tend to suck the light in. I prefer to be able to see what's in the glovebox when I'm looking for something. Other than that, a nice job.
by simmitc
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: tyres

What age are the tyres? Check the date on the sidewall, not just when you fitted them. Three years / 2,500 miles is not acceptable, so take them back to the supplier. realisitcally, you'll probably have a battle, but worth a try. regretfully I have found even Bridgestone's having similar problems. H...
by simmitc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

I've had a few poor springs from a coup[le of different suppliers. I approached a couple of genuine british manufacturers and, like you, found that the cost really was, regretably, prohibitive. Four years ago I fitted a pair of these: http://www.gsjones.co.uk/traveller-parts/494-7leaf-roadspring-tra...
by simmitc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Traveller window woes

That looks about right. The drainage channels are only about 1/4 inch across and the window channels do sit on top.
Wish I had another Traveller nearby to compare it with!
Wherabouts are you, there's bound to be one not too far away.
by simmitc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

What sort of bearings do yo have? Standard Minor ball bearingss are not backed off, but if you have discs with taper roller bearings then it is essential that they do have some play.
by simmitc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Traveller window woes

The window catch is definitely home made and not original! There should be a black piece of metal attached to the capping that screws to the inside of the waist rail. The seat support bracket and rear door stay then screw to the capping piece. The capping finishes roughly level with the top of the i...
by simmitc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pair of stainless quarterlights
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Pair of stainless quarterlights

If the above offers don;t work out then someone is advertising complete frames: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=69972&p=636460#p636460
by simmitc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Stainless Front Door frames. 4 door, Van, Pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Stainless Front Door frames. 4 door, Van, Pickup

There was someone advertising as wanting stainless quarterlights. Perhaps you could get together?
by simmitc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone know what these two switches are for?
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Anyone know what these two switches are for?

Yes - unless you make up bracket to hold a micro-switch in place that can be activated by pressure form the gear lever (or us a proximity switch to do the same) or fit a gearbox remote control linkage form a donoir car such as an MG that had the reverse light switch built into it. There are some pos...
by simmitc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Traveller window woes

If I'm reading correctly, that's exactly what he tried. If you do sand down the rail, then make sure that the routed channels in the wood along the length of the rail are still there as they conduct the water to the (new) drainage holes. without the channels, the water is liable to overflow into the...