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by midget
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Pickup

I am sure that I am not alone in completing a full and thorough restoration on an LCV, so am not surprised at these prices--indeed I know that they are a snip! I have already passed that amount mentioned and am not finished yet!
Immaterial to me, as I will never sell mine.
by midget
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MY PRODUCT IN PRACTICAL CLASSICS
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: MY PRODUCT IN PRACTICAL CLASSICS

Got a link Andy?
by midget
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 68
Views: 8348

Re: Another van.

Pretty close to completion now that the cargo body is finished apart from the rear doors which need fitting check before paint. About to fit the body,but wonder if there is supposed to be a seal between the flanges of the front lower front X members of body and van? I cannot remember removing them, ...
by midget
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Adverts
Replies: 29
Views: 1249

Re: Adverts

Yep, incredible amount of mixed race couples depicted in tv adds. Whilst this may be common in London and other major cities, it doe not reflect the target audience surely?
by midget
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Temperature sender thread size.
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Temperature sender thread size.

Just to say that the answer to my question is indeed 5/8 UNF. The Moss product that Phil suggested was correct and the Ebay product was not as advertised ie 3/8 to 5/8 as it was 5/8 to 3/8.

Thanks to Phil.
by midget
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Identification Booklet
Replies: 39
Views: 1887

Re: Minor Identification Booklet

Yes please Chris, I'll have one.I think that you have all my numbers.
by midget
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Temperature sender thread size.
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Temperature sender thread size.

Phil That was fast! No I saw this one on Ebay and(wrongly) assumed it to be correct. Yes, both these are female input/male out. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Oil-Temperature-Gauge-Adaptor-3-8-NPT-Male-to-5-8-UNF-Female-046/283045420185?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I ...
by midget
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Temperature sender thread size.
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Temperature sender thread size.

Bit of a long shot, but I'm trying to fit a dual Smiths oil/water gauge to a 1098 head. The gauge (which was sold to me as a Minor one) has a much larger mounting body than the normal sensor in the head. I am aware that adaptors are available and bought one which I thought to be correct. This was 3/...
by midget
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: heater hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: heater hoses

Thanks to both for confirming that it is immaterial. As for the heater position, I have tried to re position the shelf but this will limit the already limited legroom available with the 4 door/van cabin so will learn to live without it. My original heater will require a lot of time to be usable but ...
by midget
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: heater hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: heater hoses

Thanks to both for confirming that it is immaterial. As for the heater position, I have tried to re position the shelf but this will limit the already limited legroom available with the 4 door/van cabin so will learn to live without it. My original heater will require a lot of time to be usable but ...
by midget
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: heater hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 171

heater hoses

Nearing the finish of my van restoration and now fitting new heater hoses. Probably not crucially important, but which way is the most efficient order of connection..ie top inlet or bottom inlet on heater from head or bottom hose? I am thinking that the warmer coolant would "rise" through the (mini)...
by midget
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine steady bar
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Engine steady bar

More confusion from me.

Blue 68 2 door = bolted
White 66 van =welded (but removed by me to fit a "Grumpy")
Black 60 4 door = bolted

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by midget
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Earthing education.

Yes, I understand the principle but do not remember removing the earthing finger when refitting the drive wheel and arm. I assume that it would have to been in my possession and not supplied by seller? The old (returned for exchange) motor parked as usual. I obviously removed and refitted drive gear...
by midget
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Earthing education.

Ah yes, I see it. I assume this is soldered to the wiper casing? If so it is missing from the new one.
I will contact the supplier.

Thanks
by midget
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Earthing education.

Here is the relevant section pictured earlier today. Can't see any earthing contact--am I missing something please?


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by midget
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Earthing education.

Thank for demystifying the earth question--so why do instructions and diagrams insist on "Taking an earth back to control box"? I will investigate the motor cap which,as you say, had to be relieved of its drive wheel and cable link arm for exchange. I confess that I did not notice any specific uprig...
by midget
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Earthing education.

I admit to being an electrical dummy, so must risk appearing stupid but cannot get my head around a problem that is the last step of re looming my van. Discovered that my wiper motor was seized so fitted an ESM replacement. Although this works normally, it will not self park when power is disconnect...
by midget
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical wiring diagram for 1970 Morris Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Electrical wiring diagram for 1970 Morris Minor

Before attempting my rewire, I availed myself of every Wiring diagram that I could find. None of them were absolutely accurate, but pretty close. This task requires quite a bit head scratching to complete, and a test lamp is essential.
I would not look forward to doing it again.
by midget
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Wiper motor wiring

Confirmed, it is stuck. New one ordered. Was working fine before the resto started.
by midget
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Wiper motor wiring

I have a huge problem with my wiper motor which may lead me to believe that it is U/S, and would like confirmation please? I started the restoration 3 1/2 years ago and am now finishing the replacement loom. Every thing is good except for the Wiper motor which shows a dead short as soon as I connect...