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by myoldjalopy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: No spark

Re the insulating washers, they are installed as in the pic from the link I previously sent - i.e. insulating washer, points spring, condensor lead, low tension lead, insulating washer, nut. The purpose of the washers is to stop the current shorting out through the baseplate. So still no spark and y...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waterproof glovebox liners
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Waterproof glovebox liners

Yes, its a bit odd - they seem to be designed for owners who can't be bothered to stop the windscreen leaking! :roll:
Perhaps they make waterproof carpets as well! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: No spark

That sounds right for a negative earth car - the wire from ignition going to the +ive connection of the coil and a wire from the -ive connection of the coil to the dizzy. No fuse and no separate earth, the system earths through the points when they close and causes the coil to fire its high voltage ...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 803cc gearbox parts
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: 803cc gearbox parts

Try these guys...if they don't have exactly what you need in stock they may be be to suggest other places: http://www.mirabelleclassiccars.co.uk/gearbox.html
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: No spark

OK, Richard - is your car +ive or -ive earth......and what markings do you have at the coil terminals? If we know these two answers, we can tell you how to connect the wires to and from the coil exactly.
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: No spark

Here is a pic of the dizzy set-up: http://britautoparts.com/morris-parts/o ... s-catalog/
The feed from the coil is attached to item 7 in the pic. In this type it is attached where you see the little nut but others may have a spade connection.
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: engine problems novice help!

In addition to advice already given, remember philthehill's recent remarks on getting oil pressure up before trying to start up laid-up engines - "Take the plugs out and turn it over on the starter till at least the oil pressure warning light goes out plus 20 seconds. If your engine has the block oi...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 30
Views: 640

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Phew! Well done! Good thing I mentioned the brakes then and you didn't spend days messing about with timing, ignition and carb settings, possibly making things worse! And.......a nice easy fix - we like them! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: No spark

Dizzy = distributor. Yes, pull the main king lead from the distributor cap and hold/place it near the engine block, ignition on, and crank - you should see nice fat blue sparks earthing from the end of the lead. Maybe best to hold with insulated pliers in case of shock - if you want to go the whole ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 24
Views: 235

Re: observations

"Are we heading for a Mad Max world?" Possibly.
"What does the future hold?" Who knows, but it doesn't look great :(
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: No spark

Is there a spark at the end of the king lead if you pull it from the dizzy? If so, prime culprits are dizzy cap, rotor, leads or plugs, although it is unlikely all leads and/or all plugs would fail at the same time. If no spark at the king lead....well, electronic dizzy's can and do fail, so it migh...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 30
Views: 640

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Yes, a new post should be started for each new topic really. But, for 'MOGGIEMOS1@' it is possible the new condensor or coil is faulty - so you could re-fit the old ones (one at a time) and see if that makes a difference. Best to use 'Distributor Doctor' ignition components to be sure they are good ...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 30
Views: 640

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Would the fact that I put a 45D dizzy in affect how the timing should be set despite what the manual says which I assume covers the original 25D thanks myoldjolopy No, the principle is the same for both. If the engine runs (and assuming the fuel and ignition systems are adjusted and working properl...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 24
Views: 235

Re: observations

Depends on what you are overtaking, Phil............why, only the other day I overtook two bicycles, a milk cart and a cow without thrashing the old motor..............and that was uphill as well! :D
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 24
Views: 235

Re: observations

There have always been bad drivers but there are more cars and drivers now so you will experience more bad ones through sheer numbers! But, on the other hand, I think there are more selfish, inconsiderate, entitled types now - as witnessed in the current reports of people's behaviour.... :-?
by myoldjalopy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 30
Views: 640

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

MoggieMos -At least it starts! If the timing is out either way the engine could lose power - but if too retarded, it would tend to overheat. Too advanced would also cause loss of power but would tend to start knocking. You could try loosening the dizzy clamp bolt and slowly rotate the dizzy both way...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: new member

Welcome and good luck with your restoration. Lots of advice available here from members who have undertaken similar restoration jobs! 8)
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 27
Views: 558

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Wow, this is why you shouldn't troubleshoot in the dark. Even I can see from the picture how f**ked that bush is From looking at your picture I think you are referring to the trunnion dust seal, rather than a bush, although it may be that your various suspension bushes are also worn. As stated by o...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FIRST STARTUP AFTER LOCKDOWN
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: FIRST STARTUP AFTER LOCKDOWN

That is interesting but I wonder how many owners who leave their cars laid up over the winter months take these precautions? I suspect that there are many owners to whom their Minor is not a 'daily driver' and only use it occasionally. We often get posts on here about cars that won't start after bei...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FIRST STARTUP AFTER LOCKDOWN
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: FIRST STARTUP AFTER LOCKDOWN

Take the plugs out and turn it over on the starter till at least the oil pressure warning light goes out plus 20 seconds. If your engine has the block oil pump priming plug - remove and prime the oil pump. It may seem long winded but it pays dividend in the long run. Phil, THE OP says its been less...