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by simmitc
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Distributor

Then can we have a photo of what's inside? You need someone who has one fitted to take a picture of their one too for comparison, or contact Accuspark via the link that I posted previously.
by simmitc
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Distributor

Accuspark do provide full instructions, and those are here: http://www.accuspark.co.uk/fitting_guide.html and I recommend that you read them; but in a nutshell, it appears that your black lead goes to the -ve or CB terminal on the coil and your red lead goes to a +ve supply, which can probably be th...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Distributor

Almost certtainly -ve with an alternator, but easy to check: which terminal on the battery is connected to the vehicle body and which goes to the starter solenoid?
by simmitc
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Distributor

Is your car +ve earth or converted to -ve earth? Electronic ignition is available in both, but can be very sensitive, so we need to know.
by simmitc
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake reservoir
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Brake reservoir

You do, of course, already have a reservoir - it's integral with the master cylinder. However, the remote reservoirs do make life easy. Just be aware that you need to fit a new endcap to the master cylinder in order to connect the remote feed and a new filler cap to prevent leaks. You might be able ...
by simmitc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: In these uncertain times...
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: In these uncertain times...

There are different types of door lock. If I remember correctly (40+ years since I drove a four door), four doors and LCVs can be locked by pushing the operating lever forwards. That's perfect, becuase you automatically unlock it when opening the door to get out. On a two door or traveller, the late...
by simmitc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Duplicate Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Duplicate Posts

There have been a lot of duplicate posts recently. This seems to be caused by the site being a little slow. Someone clicks the "Submit" and nothing seems to happen, so they click the button again, and get two posts. PLEASE, when posting, be patient. Click the submit buton ONCE and then wait up to a ...
by simmitc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth - adding accessories?
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Positive earth - adding accessories?

Do you want to keep the car as +ve earth? It's very simple to convert to -ve earth, and that does make using modern accessories much easier; but if you want to keep originality, then that's fine. As regards the USB converter, check that it is fully insulated and that no part of the circuitry can com...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working

Yes, "out" towards the components. One problem with old cars is not knowing what might have been changed over the years, so a multimeter is a really useful tool. With the fuse removed and the ignition on, check for 12 volts on the terminals. One set, the "in" will have 12v whilst the "out" will have...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working

I noticed what looked like a brake cable coming from the offside trafficator ??? :o The brake light switch is a common failure, but it only stops working, not usual for it to short to earth - very limited potential for that to happen. The highly corroded fuse box is not going to help matters. You c...
by simmitc
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve !
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: Heater valve !

You are correct that new heater valves have been a problem for quite a while, but ESM claim to have overcome this issue. See their newsletter: https://www.morrisminorspares.com/newsletter/preview/22
by simmitc
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark plug gap information request.
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Spark plug gap information request.

You have the correct plugs. The standard gap is 25 thou. I'm not aware that Lumeniton recommend any variation, but I'm open to correction if anyone has better information.
by simmitc
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No comment
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: No comment

I don't have a strong view either way. If it's open, we can moderate, if it's not, then no problem. As others have suggsted, there were problems in the past where someone would place a perfectly reasonable advert, only for others to start criticising, and some of the comments were upsetting to the o...
by simmitc
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 2037

Re: Euphemisms

Ah, that wonderful petition site that encourages you to send money and share your details. Much more effective is to use the Government petition site, which, if sufficient signatures are received, could lead to a debate in the House of Commons. https://www.gov.uk/petition-government. There have been...
by simmitc
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working

As standard, your car would have been positive earth, but many have been converted to negative. I mention this because a green wire is usually the opposite from earth, but without knowing your car, I can;t say whether it will be +ve or -ve, but if it came loose then it could cause a spark if it touc...
by simmitc
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: 'Smart' motorways

This is something that concerns all car users, not just classic cars - from what I can discover, none of the fatalaties to date has involved a broken down classic, they have all been incidents in more modern vehicles. It won't really matter how close together signal gantries are erected: Even at 100...
by simmitc
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: No pictures

Instructions for Windows PCs 1) Make sure that you have the photo that you want to post available on your PC. The photo should be a file such as car.jpg 2) When posting a reply, type your text as normal, and then at the bottom of the screen, click on the attachments tab: P1.png 3) Then click the bu...
by simmitc
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: no brake pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: no brake pressure

Welcome, we'll look forward to seeing the van in due course, but in the meantime, once you have pumped it and got pressure, can you hold the pedal down and it remains firm with no creep whatsoever? It's easy to say no air in the system, but symptoms could suggest otherwise. With the remote reservoir...
by simmitc
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

My background is information security and data protection. Having seen lives ruined by breaches of privacy I think people are right to be obsessed by it. My background too, and as I said, there are some good things in the GDPR, but there are also things which are bad. I cannot agree that anyone's l...
by simmitc
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

I view it as an unintended consequence of the General Data Protection Regulation (much of which originated in the EU, but is also a global industry in its own right), some of which is definitely good, some of which is definitely bad. I doubt whether witholding the name and address of the first keepe...