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by geoberni
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Alternator conversion

How far do you go with mods before realising one might as well buy a ‘modern’ vehicle. I’ve reached the point of deciding wether to complete and fit a Marina engine or keep the original, it runs so sweet I’m starting to think I’d be silly to replace it. Some serious thinking required ! PS: I have f...
by geoberni
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stolen moggies
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: stolen moggies

I think it's partially symptomatic of people's attitudes to the forums. Some 'Stolen' posts are by 3rd parties who are just copying what they have seen locally on other sites like facebook or perhaps local news etc. Others though are posted by their owners, who just never bother to update; but is th...
by geoberni
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

I’m beginning to understand now , so if I go to Asda shopping and I’m only an hour , maybe an hour and a half she won’t need the choke but standing from 8.30 am Monday morning till 5.00 pm I’ll more than likely need to use a bit if she won’t start without it Thx for all this help btw Thumbs1.jpg It...
by geoberni
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Starting my moggy

feel a bit silly being a 31 yr old female 😬 :lol: :lol: Don't worry about it Alice, there's plenty of 30+ Males that would have no idea how to start a pre 80s engine. My 3 children (M/F/M) are all in their 30s and when I think about it, they've never needed to start a car with a Choke. It is a bit ...
by geoberni
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stolen moggies
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: stolen moggies

Another strikes me as very strange KPK266K was reported stolen as a metallic blue pickup Morris minor, dvla have this reg as a 1972 Austin 2000cc not taxed since 2008 and with no mot, What's strange.... :-? The original posting here was Jan 2008 for Morris Minor Pick-Up stolen in Runcorn. The car i...
by geoberni
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Alternator conversion

kennatt wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:12 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NsAYiUHsho full explanationhere
Goes on a bit though. See this old topic critiquing the video.... viewtopic.php?f=11&t=59496
by geoberni
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stolen moggies
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: stolen moggies

Good point. The Alpha will have needed to have the number transferred to it and the options for that are several, see here: https://www.gov.uk/personalised-vehicle-registration-numbers I assume that Jim Alexander got it back, or at least informed the DVLA that it had been stolen.... https://www.mmoc...
by geoberni
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Alternator conversion

Depends if your car is currently (no pun intended) Positive or Negative Earth. IF you're going for an alternator, the instructions should include all the info you need. if the car is Positive earth at the moment you'll need to change the coil connections, otherwise the spark will be going in the wro...
by geoberni
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: What's on your floor?

Hi, I wouldn't fit carpets, old or otherwise. I had a discussion about floor coverings with a chap I bought one of my old 1275cc engines off a few years back and he told me how he used to cover his garage floor with carpets, which made it nice and snug and absorbed all spilt fluids...… Until one da...
by geoberni
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Alloy Kick panels

"...on the assumption that all is OK, give it a good waxoyl coating and then fit a bung." Before fitting a bung, make sure the drain holes underneath are present and unclogged......... I need to see if there are any drain holes. I'm not convinced that Basil hasn't been rebuilt with entirely boxed i...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Alloy Kick panels

Thanks ManyMinors Perhaps I'm being a little unfair to the restorer... as far as I can tell, it was late 90s when Basil was 'restored', and I of course have no idea what the panels situation was some 20 odd years ago. For all I know, that particular aspect might have been done even further back beca...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Alloy Kick panels

Sorry, but just to ensure there is no confusion here , are we saying that these plates were standard fit over the door sill on all Minors? Bolted on? Why do I get a feeling that Basil has them welded in place :o by the utterly inept moron who restored him years ago...... 20191114_160256.jpg 20191114...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: 1958 charging problem

They typical life of a car battery is around 5 years, but the operating conditions affect that greatly. The type of car and engine are also factors, a modern diesel for example takes a massive amount of juice to turn it over when starting. Extremes of hot and cold operating temperatures are also mas...
by geoberni
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 754

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

don58van wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:12 am

BTW: Who is Webeditor then, if it is not you? The message I referred to is still in my Outbox.
Somebody who hasn't been here since 2006....
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by geoberni
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: All in the name of art!

This one will upset those interested in original ex-Police Minors....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-minor ... Sw9RZdvzXH
by geoberni
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Treating rust
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Treating rust

On the same(ish) subject, paint stripper ain't what it used to be . Nitromors is practically useless nowadays ,because the active ingredient was linked with health problems. It is still possible to buy old style dichloromethane stripper though, the main type is called Paramose,but is only obtainabl...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Clattering noise

... it only has to stall and you risk sucking water back up into the engine.... I cannot see how! The Moggie has virtually 7” of ground clearance and the tailpipe is not the lowest point. Secondly, unless the engine were to ‘run backwards’, there would be exhaust gases filling the exhaust. Only whe...
by geoberni
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Clattering noise

I'm just amazed at anyone wanting to try taking their Moggie through the water in the first place. Taking any vehicle through water that is deeper than the exhaust outlet is a risky business, it only has to stall and you risk sucking water back up into the engine.... In any flooded area where you do...
by geoberni
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: PETROL

Hmm...just to bowl another googly, what do you all think about adding redex when you fill up? The formula seems to have changed a few years ago so it is thinner and less oily now. I believe it is marketed more as a fuel system cleaner than upper cylinder lubricant. But, it won't do any harm. I don'...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: PETROL

Well, all that comes to my mind after reading all this chat about 95 RON, 97 RON, 99 RON etc etc.... is 1963.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqgtsai ... adio=1&t=5