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by geoberni
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 73
Views: 34941

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Good spot David. :) I hadn't paid any attention to the Reg, accepting the description of Splittyman as it being from the North. But according to Wiki, the Reg is from County Cork,... ZT 1 to ZT 9999 (May 1953 – Dec 1955) Looks like it's going to be another 'age related' Scottish number getting alloc...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: When grinding, wear eye protection
Replies: 76
Views: 55190

Re: When grinding, wear eye protection

Was it in date? A common mistake made by home users and workplace users alike, is for discs to be out of date. Beyond that, the glue that binds them together is breaking down. How many people think to check the dates on that bargain you find on a market stall or at an auto-jumble? ...and then check ...
by geoberni
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 73
Views: 34941

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Hi Well one thing I can put you right on is ... The bonnet side badges say 'Morris Minor' instead of '1000', so I guess that's pretty early though not correct. That's the right badges, so probably the original bonnet. It wasn't a Minor 1000 until the one piece windscreen in 1956. I think your 'eagle...
by geoberni
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 063 or 038 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: 063 or 038 ?

Getting the correct battery would be a better idea though........ I agree that the posts at the back is the better option. basil has the battery he came with when we got him a couple of years ago. No idea why he has that arrangement, probably because past owners knew no better.... But I have seen a...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Dead Eletrics

Don't worry about the earth to the engine or gearbox, that is totally irrelevant at this point. To get the lights to work you need the circuit complete from battery post, through the wiring and switch, through the lamp and to earth on the body. Then the circuit is completed from the body to the othe...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 063 or 038 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: 063 or 038 ?

Battery posts is not a problem, so long as you know what you are doing. I did see a motor at the national rally, I think it was a van, that had the clamp touching the posts and I was able to tell the owner he was damn lucky there was a good coat of paint on the clamp, because I had no idea why he ha...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead Eletrics
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Dead Eletrics

Well I can't comment from the aspect of a comparable model, since mine is a Series II, but let's talk basic electrical fault finding. In the sequence you're describing, starting with the stuck on lamp, my first thought was Flasher Unit, but now you're saying the whole thing is dead dead, we might ne...
by geoberni
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 295397

Re: Spotted today.

And a few more... 20190713_115641.jpg 20190713_115548.jpg 20190713_115447.jpg This one was very interesting, never heard of Star Motors before... 20190713_113921.jpg 20190713_113928.jpg Quite a good event. Not so huge you feel you're trudging round for hours and any pre '90 motor is free entry with ...
by geoberni
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 295397

Re: Spotted today.

Went to the A47 Auto Jumble and Car Show near Leicester today. Quite a few Moggies, but loads of other stuff too. Here's a selection...
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by geoberni
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Throttle Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Throttle Guard

Many thanks.

On the inside, that blemish looks like a weld spot.

Basil has so many odd and weird things about him. This afternoon I fitted a pair of rear bonnet buffers; none fitted and no holes either...
by geoberni
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Throttle Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Throttle Guard

Hi All Quick question about the Throttle Guard. Basil, a Series II, doesn't have one, nor are there any mounting holes for the bolts! Yet another thing not quite right from the rebuild 20 years ago.... Since it's documented in the Manual in Section B, I'm assuming that they were fitted from the begi...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale

I think on this particular forum set-up, the only possible option for you is to use the 'Report It' icon, the one that's a [!] and then the Moderators can remove it for you. Essentially, these settings are designed to stop people having arguments in a topic and then editing or deleting their comment...
by geoberni
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 54
Views: 4936

Re: Morris Minor Music

Basil has a Radio/CD under the Parcel Shelf, which permanently has a 1950s Juke Box CD in it.... :lol:
by geoberni
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 295397

Re: Spotted today.

Was in Leicester today for a meeting, on the way out around the Ring Road, spotted this Pale Blue 4 dr parked up. Took a still from the dashcam.
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by geoberni
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot rack
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: boot rack

Don't have one myself, but from memory, it depends on the manufacturer. Some are actually bolted to the boot lid, while others clip on the edge.
https://www.boot-racks.co.uk/morris-minor-1000.html

Equally, one on a previous topic here: viewtopic.php?t=30163
by geoberni
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dartford crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Dartford crossing

All details are here: https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossin ... rges-fines

Be careful, there are 'unofficial' payment sites out there.
by geoberni
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Tailgate stolen 26 June 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Tailgate stolen 26 June 2019

Probably 'stolen to order', so unlikely to see it anywhere. :(
by geoberni
Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Radiator

That's one heck of a drain tap on the lower right corner ....... :wink:
by geoberni
Sat May 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Checking Coil Connections are correct

You may find your spark plugs last longer as well. I think the life of the spark plugs is shortened when the coil is wired up the wrong way as well. Yes, it might explain why I had to change all 4 plugs a couple of months ago as he wouldn't start and I found all 4 plugs had suddenly developed a hig...
by geoberni
Sat May 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Checking Coil Connections are correct

That is a very interesting test. Of course, seeing which battery pole is earthed will indicate the way the coil should be wired up. If the car is positive earth (as originally) then the feed from the ignition switch goes to the -ive terminal on the coil (sometimes marked SW) and the +ive terminal t...