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by dennissutera
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

Thank you for your comments, my car is still in the garage having work done (not related to the side light), however, as previously stated the lens is of the "beehive" type with the "swirls" in the lens, which I also "think" is opaque. I don't know what bulbs are currently fitted, or the type of hol...
by dennissutera
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

I believe that separate indicator lights have not been fitted. Until I've finished the upgrade on the front side lights, I'm reluctant to proceed with the rear lights, but if/when I do I will update members. Meanwhile I note that members haven't yet commented whether clear lens are available to repl...
by dennissutera
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

Good morning & thank you for your advice. Since my initial posting I've been to the garage that's currently doing some work on my moggie & checked things so I can properly answer some of yours & other members questions as follows. My front side lights are type L488, apologies for incorrectly advisin...
by dennissutera
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

May I thank members for their useful replies & answer some of their questions. I've not owned the car for long & I'm still exploring & uncovering things. It has an alternator & a negative earth. I believe that the side lights are L489 type with clear "beehive" glass lenses. The low position working ...
by dennissutera
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 714

1960/61 convertible front side lights

Can any member please advise if I can & how to proceed in modifying the front side lights which display a white light to flashing units, preferably amber, but still retain the white light? Additionally, is it then possible to fit an aftermarket "Hazard Warning Light Kit", so that in the event of an ...
by dennissutera
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring in a bank of plugs/usb ports
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Wiring in a bank of plugs/usb ports

My sincere thanks to pgp001 & Phil-1954 for their quick & helpful advice-Regards, Dennis Sutera.
by dennissutera
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring in a bank of plugs/usb ports
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Wiring in a bank of plugs/usb ports

I would like to have the temporary use of a satnav, dashcam & mobile phone whilst driving my car, as well as being able to use an electronic plug in tyre compressor to check/inflate when necessary my tyres. Can any member suggest/recommend the safest/most practical way of achieving this? I'm aware t...
by dennissutera
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible

May I take this opportunity of sincerely thanking all members in their replies to this subject, which I will carefully consider. Regards Dennis
by dennissutera
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Morris minor interior
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Morris minor interior

Could you please advise cost of the maroon leather set for a convertible &/or whether you've got individual vinyl maroon/Cherokee red parts, eg door cards, etc.
Regards, Dennis
by dennissutera
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible

I’m keen to fit inertia reel seat belts to the front seats & lap seat belts at the rear, as they are seldom occupied. I’ve reviewed the MMOC website, the Morris Minors Owners Co.UK, spoke to numerous owners of convertibles at MMOC shows, our SE Staffs branch, as well as contacting other branches & p...
by dennissutera
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1411

Re: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?

Gentlemen, apologies for not replying earlier, firstly thank you all for your helpful comments. My reference to looking inside the engine bay was to see if there's any cracks, patches, etc. where the front bump stops or rebound stops are beneath. I did with the aid of an inspection lamp, closely loo...
by dennissutera
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1411

Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?

I viewed a 1961 tourer with a colleague & looking in the engine bay we had concerns that the bump stops on either side were missing, how difficult is it to replace? Furthermore, will missing bump stops be picked up by an MOT inspection & result in a failure or advisory? We also noticed that the sill...
by dennissutera
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Just to update members who've participated in this post, I've measured the amperage of the demister & it's around 5A. I've also obtained some white cabling to match the ignition colour on the old wiring diagram I have. Everything seemed to work on the "mock-up" in my garage & in the next few weeks I...
by dennissutera
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Hi Brian, I'm at a branch mtg tonight & hopefully the guy who's got a better multi-meter, which I think has a 20A internal fuse, mines only a 5A, will be there & I will ask him if I can borrow it. Meanwhile, I've inserted a 10A fuse (I've got a range of other lower/higher ones ready) near the spare ...
by dennissutera
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Brian, thank you for your advice, the wires on my multi-meter are about the same diameter & it's fitted with an internal fuse, however, my friend has an industrial type, that has a higher fuse rating, so I will ask him to check the amperage on my mock up. I'll install a second in-line fuse at the ba...
by dennissutera
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Brian, yes that's the one, although mine didn't come in a box, it seems from the description that the body is plastic (bakelite?), apologies as I thought it's a black metal casing. Does the box in your picture refer to a date? Regarding your suggestion of the "final working fuse should be at the bat...
by dennissutera
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Gentlemen, thank you all for your advice. I've a 1981 booklet titled Autodata Car Repair Manual Minor 1000 1956-71. Towards the end there's a section on installing a rear screen heater, with 2 examples, the first & more simpler, shows a diagram of the heater circuit without a relay, the second diagr...
by dennissutera
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dash board mounted push-pull switches
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Dash board mounted push-pull switches

Thank you for your advice. I was thinking of trying one of the "pens" used to touch up grouting in bathrooms as the nib is fine & the pen is easy to apply. However, I will also try your recommendations & see what works best.
by dennissutera
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Thank you for the 2 replies so far. In reply to the first one, I should have stated negative earth, I apologise for this confusion. Regarding the point about 17A wire & considering using a 35A in-line fuse & possible adverse consequences. According to the note on the spool, the wire is rated up to a...