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by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Does the chunk that's missing from one of my shoes look worrying, or should I relax? It's only on the edge, I guess I could just keep an eye on it... Seb Looks like a manufacturing defect. I'd keep an eye on it by checking it in 500 miles or so just to make sure it's not lost any more, assuming you...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19074
Views: 944975

Re: Word Association

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by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

I wouldn't worry about it not being strong enough: parking brake efficiency is quite a low figure. If a vehicle is unable to use a rolling road for whatever reason, one of the alternative ways of testing is to see if it holds on a 16% gradient. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-p...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Round heater fan screeching...?
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Round heater fan screeching...?

Any signs of metal on metal contact? Screeching is a sign of not just of worn bearings themselves, but of possible worn bearings, or other wear issues, allowing the actually moving parts to rub inside the casing. Clattering, as myoldjalopy says, is an out of balance issue. I don't know what the inte...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

There's some currently on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucas-33178-Stop-Lamp-Indicator/124193688766?hash=item1cea854cbe:g:GOAAAOSwUCdexUO2 I can't readily explain why there are 3 terminals on them* :-? , but basically any small indication lamp, supplied from the down circuit side of the brake sw...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?

Back in the day, a head re-torque was a standard thing on the 1st service for all makes, typically 500miles or even less. I brought a brand new Vauxhall Viva in '77 and I remember it was in the 1st service schedule at 500miles. It sticks in my mind because I was in the RAF in Germany at the time, an...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 'anti drum' door brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: 'anti drum' door brackets

It just so happens that I have my Drivers Door card removed. Here's what I've got in my SII. I can't guarantee the doors are the originals, since when I got the car, 3 of the 4 items of glass in the 2 doors were etched with a late sixties registration, so had been donated. The donor car was also bla...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hot starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Hot starter motor

Thanks for coming back and telling us the outcome. Far too many people don't do that and leave the subject hanging.
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by geoberni
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19074
Views: 944975

Re: Word Association

What?
by geoberni
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermostat studs
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: thermostat studs

That housing looks a bit tall to me....here's mine...
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by geoberni
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2158
Views: 334621

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted on Twitter, courtesy of West Yorkshire Police... :lol: :lol:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1281899299769585665
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by geoberni
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19074
Views: 944975

Re: Word Association

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by geoberni
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Land of the Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Land of the Giants

There is the stereotypical 'Chelsea Taxi' element, but I'm sure some people just like the better viewpoint. I drive a Ford Kuga usually, and it's far easier to pull out at the main junction in our busy village in that (where I can see over the low wall on the corner), than it is in my wife's Corsa o...
by geoberni
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 532

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

RobThomas wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Chuck key still in the soddin' chuck. naughty, naughty.
...is that all!
I was going to start with the sandals/flip-flops... :lol:
by geoberni
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2158
Views: 334621

Re: Spotted today.

jagnut66 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:46 pm

Mike.
I'm more of a Imperial fan myself :wink:
by geoberni
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Buddy Needed
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Buddy Needed

So nearly a month since I posted above and DaveH hasn't picked up the PM I sent him, so I guess that makes my point about people and Forum notifications....
by geoberni
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Land of the Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Land of the Giants

10 years ago I was living in the USA. My daily commute was this little 1980s Chevy S-10 pickup, a re-badge Isuzu model. That truck served me well, 3 years of daily 100 mile round trip to commute into the desert and only ever broke down twice. If I could have brought it home I would have done. 2010_1...
by geoberni
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

Well, having fitted a 6.5 gallon tank to my SII, I bent the original sender arm down slightly and now, when the tank is full it reads 'full' for about the first 70 miles, then it starts to drop. When it reads 'empty', I know there is about a gallon left in the tank so no need to panic 8) Sounds fai...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Larger capacity fuel tank ( Saloon )

I was originally referring to the low top one for the SII models, but I guess it stands for them all! If the sender is in a fixed position, but the tank is deeper, surely the float would read empty (I.E. be at its lowest point) with plenty of fuel left, right? I think it's a case of 'know your car'...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: morris minor UDG 350
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: morris minor UDG 350

Untaxed for the past 35 years according to the DVLA, so very unlikely to be anywhere. Odds are it was scrapped decades ago and as was common at the time, the log book wasn't handed back. I know some bits of a late model Moggie were used in the restoration of my SII simply because some of the door gl...