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by midget
Fri May 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tacho with electronic ignition.
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Tacho with electronic ignition.

Yes, absolutely. I already have their/his kit on another A series powered Marina. Works beautifully now.
by midget
Fri May 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tacho with electronic ignition.
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Tacho with electronic ignition.

Thanks for that, I think I will revert back to conventional points/condenser set up.
by midget
Fri May 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tacho with electronic ignition.
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Tacho with electronic ignition.

I have an MGB rev counter which I am fitting to my project. Previous owner fitted Accuspark ignition, so need a wiring diagram please for I understand that the conventional method will not work?
by midget
Wed May 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 73
Views: 8989

Re: Another van.

Yes, Russet brown is a "marmite" colour isn't it? Some of us like, it many do not.
I call mine The Flying T*rd.
by midget
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 73
Views: 8989

Re: Another van.

Apologies for lack of updates, but I have been busy! Finally have the Van back from the painters for the final time, and should be finished and on the road "soon". As every one who has attempted/completed a thorough rebuild such as this will know how long it takes to "finish off" the numerous tasks ...
by midget
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Refitting engine and gearbox advise
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Refitting engine and gearbox advise

Thanks. Yes I have a variable angle beam on the mobile crane, so will try it. Have only recently renewed the front panel etc, but took an age to get correct, and not looking forward to ripping it out again. The engine swap is just an upgrade.
by midget
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Refitting engine and gearbox advise
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Refitting engine and gearbox advise

I have always removed the front panel in the past, but was wondering how much more difficult it is to leave the front panel fitted, and drop the engine side ways and connect to 'box in car? This method is shown in workshop manual, and may be faster if only engine needs to be removed? I ask, because ...
by midget
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Ignition

Our car (std 1098) is currently runninģ points but for reliability (Particularly when my non mechamical family are driving it) I want to fit an electronic ignition. It seems I could fit a accuspark system but some people seem to have issues with these failing, my other thought is to fit a A+ electr...
by midget
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 28
Views: 904

Re: Clip on door mirrors

I fitted the idea of "Les" who used a pair of TCA brackets and arms to mount ex GPO mirrors. Drill straight through the chrome finishers, and shape a triangular piece of wood to fit inside. Bit agricultural but works a treat. Forgot to say that I used some polished domed nuts inside.
by midget
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

I have Weller 5 1/2" wheels and had an advisory at last MOT for evidence of contact with inside of tyre and trunnion. There was some play in the trunnion, and after changing this for a new one cured the problem. I have purchased some 10 mm spacers and longer studs(off Ebay) and will fit at some poin...
by midget
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup
Replies: 10
Views: 478

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: 507

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: 73
Views: 8989

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: 1417

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: 189

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: 45
Views: 2436

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: 189

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: 189

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: 198

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: 198

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 ...