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by geoberni
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

SteveClem wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 am
I’m not sure that i’d bother getting an odometer fixed...recorded mileages on Minors are usually quite speculative ! :D
Some insurance policies require annual notification of the mileage to show that you are staying within the limits of the cover, e.g. 2,000 per annum.
by geoberni
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

When I brought Basil his mileage had been the same for several years of MOTs.
The problem was the grease on the odometer was rock hard resulting in broken teeth on the tiny plastic gearwheels. I got a replacement exchange Speedo from CW in Bristol.
by geoberni
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

No. All Minor 1000s were built with a column stalk to operate the direction indicators - regardless of whether they were trafficators or flashing indicators. The earliest column stalk, from 1956, also incorporated the horn button and from 1959 the later type arrived with the green warning light on ...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

Well actually Lead is very dangerous, particularly with long term exposure. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/lead-poisoning The UK Public water supply has it's Ph adjusted to reduce the plumbosolvency (how readily it will allow the lead to leach into the w...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear Lights on a 4 door.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Rear Lights on a 4 door.

Hi All Thanks for the info re the spares that the club hold .I may well try them. The two firms listed on as having them haven’t got them in stock I’m afraid. I asked at a trade stall at a rally and they said that they might have some by the end of the year. Regards Steve That's a great pity, both ...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Powdery rear view mirror

Must be plastic of some sort.
Proper Bakelite (which was technically the 'first' plastic) should not go powdery as it is a completely different sort of process to make it. It is cast from a poured resin, rather than moulded.
It's basically a resin with fillers and fibres in it.
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

Since it was Aug '61 when the changed from Trafficators to early Indicators happened, is that when they introduced the first Stalk on the column? The early '61-63 indicators were far more complicated that you would expect, because on the decision to use flashing brake lights instead of separate oran...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris making a comeback
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Morris making a comeback

(I have taken 3 photos from the book to show you what I mean but then thought the site might be in breach of some copyright rules and regs if I append them to this post :oops: Does anybody know? Copyright is a very complex issue, hence there are lawyers that specialise in it. :o Check the copyright...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

What's the tail light only like?
The common fault with many seems to be that tail/side light only isn't dim enough compared to the brightness of the brake light.
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris making a comeback
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Morris making a comeback

An ambitious project! And because it will be a new vehicle, it will surely have to pass all sorts of regulations?? as opposed to the "new" electric Minis and MGBs etc which actually use an old V5 document and identity to get around this I believe. I hope it is a better vehicle to drive than the ori...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hardi Fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Hardi Fuel pump

Good to see such customer service.
The EU is bringing in new rules about 'repairability' of electrical goods like household appliances, so perhaps that extends to electric fuel pumps... :lol:
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 29
Views: 915

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

I don't believe the induction heater in the manifold was used for cold starting. It would take too long and too much battery power. I think it is used to battle frosting of the intake under certain condition, especially cold humid weather. I tested the thermo-switch and you need to put it in the fr...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

The P36D seems to be the equivalent in LED. classiccarleds.co.uk seem to have the type on hold as they say they cannot get good enough quality items produced. That’s right, I spoke to them about it a couple of weeks ago, they don’t have an eta at the moment. It’s a shame as I’d like some for my Luc...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear Lights on a 4 door.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Rear Lights on a 4 door.

Well if you want perfect chrome, they are available but you have to pay....unless you're prepared to explore a few auto-jumbles.

https://www.morrisminorspareparts.com/rear-lights

ESM have got bases only listed: https://www.morrisminorspares.com/search/rear-light
by geoberni
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Is there an LED alternative to the 414 bulb? TBH the output doesn’t seem too bad on Maurice, but is a bit yellow which is to be expected. Pete Not very common, probably as it's only used on Classics and Tractors..... The P36D seems to be the equivalent in LED. classiccarleds.co.uk seem to have the ...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Just found perhaps one of the best disclaimers ever on an ebay page for LED Stop/tail lights. Right at the end it says Unlike halogen bulbs, LED are polarity sensitive. Note: There is no convention when it comes to polarity. Different car manufactures have different polarity setup, even within the c...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 29
Views: 915

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=images+of+SU+carb+heaters&tbm=isch&source=hp&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjYoaWjppzlAhVOPcAKHfrjBKIQsAR6BAgFEAE&biw=1280&bih=879 Photos 1, 2 & 4 show the heating element and fitted around the damper piston chamber. Interesting that your Photo 4 actually is being found by Google...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: split screen chrome insert links
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: split screen chrome insert links

Those links were part of a recent discussion: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70894&hilit=split+screen+chrome

Like Hens teeth. :wink:
by geoberni
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

I haven't had much luck with stop/tail, the tail is brighter but the stop is not so bright so the difference at night is hardly visible, although I haven't tried spending as much money as https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/ charge for theirs. I found a good Negative review that explains the very prob...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 29
Views: 915

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

Standard UK cars didn't even have a heater for a long time, so fitting any sort for colder climes was a luxury. :lol: There's a good little quote in the Workshop manual : To fit a fresh-air type of heater to a car which has previously had no heating equipment, it is necessary to fit the components s...