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by geoberni
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Adverts
Replies: 29
Views: 1251

Re: Adverts

Someone, without debt, is assumed to be a bad risk, who can't get finance, not as someone who doesn't need finance. As an example, despite paying off my credit card, in full each month (It's really just used as a buffer between my bank account and any would be fraudster and to save carrying too muc...
by geoberni
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Location
Replies: 7
Views: 3470

Re: Location

I think it 's up to the European Data Protection Regulation :roll: :lol: :lol: :roll: It's purely down to the way this message board software has been configured; perhaps another aspect of the archaic nature of the set-up. Here's the screen shot of the My Profile options for this board: PHP 1.JPG Y...
by geoberni
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo and starter cases
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Dynamo and starter cases

Second dumb question...if the rotational direction was revesed, would a dynamo still charge? Blimey, that's asking me to go back to electrical theory I learnt 44 years ago and never used as it was so basic. It'll still generate the voltage, but I can't remember if the polarity would be reversed. So...
by geoberni
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Mysterious Scratches

I'm kind of with John, although I think the damage might be a little wider spread across the wing if it were the hose. It's definitely a 'scuff' mark where something has rubbed the paintwork.
My Kuga has plenty of such marks on the rear bumper from moving items in/out of the tailgate.
by geoberni
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Traveller has an MoT :)
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: My Traveller has an MoT :)

Welcome back to Minor ownership and "If it breaks down it is never the coil" :wink: Phil Which is why I eventually had to change my coil...... :wink: I've still got the duff one. if I get a spare hour I might carefully cut the top off to see if I can find the break in the winding. Probably be a min...
by geoberni
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Pair of door skins
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Pair of door skins

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QH1ALscnjUCuQaxsG-qdH6ObvCDrQj6Pn5G0ihVBzGTgon5i-V2TkHO6rwArSLmnlcBw4Dq_ObQ3J_N67u70XkcQlM6Oc_VNPd_5fQqnpfhJ3Rhv4DxFdbMoFnvQoCmj2G_cZIq3FToF7DnB6C7DEvzC7uCBPrFxgTvwF4bf19-bu8t3z-FwNYmE6uIbWnVTgmZz1vSwp6IdrWnVAMVFeGQLhjTYkb2-_QSb6ahBjsYUBS5Wikdvlhs3UTjWALXRrpUAv7LhR...
by geoberni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?

https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?pCode=080.861 Time for antifreeze and found this. Seems cheap and almost too good to be true. Any comments, folks ? Well one of the customer reviews listed says: I chose it because it was recommended by the MG owners club for use in an MGA. Peter - Great ...
by geoberni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter

Hi Owlsman Well at least you didn't part with cash for them :D Where are the Water Temp and Oil Pressure fitted? I find myself wondering why you didn't fit all 4 gauges at the same time in a bank of 4, or perhaps that's what you are intending? Personally, I've just got a Water Temp and an Ammeter, s...
by geoberni
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

To replace it with something better would be great. Features like automatically resizing uploaded images that are too big would be fantastic. But I would NOT want a replacement that caused us to lose historic posts. There is a treasure trove of information here going back many years. If that were t...
by geoberni
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter

Well 'Hello and welcome', ... it seems to me that you have a habit of getting the cart before the horse. You told us that you brought the car before getting someone who knows anything to have a look at it, then you tell us you've already brought both Ammeter and Voltmeter. You'll find plenty of info...
by geoberni
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Pyrene was actually the company, not the contents.

Pyrene became CHUBB Fire in the early 1970s.

I imagine the example JOWETTJAVELIN is referring to is one of the old 'Carbon Tet' hand pump extinguishers as was seen on most buses in the 40s - 70s.
I've often seen them at Autojumble sites.
by geoberni
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: GSL526

I was thinking of using this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-1800-MINOR-1000-WINDSCREEN-CHROME-INSERT-LOCKING-FILLER-STRIP-4M/111007015313?epid=24025911828&hash=item19d888a191:g:xXEAAOSwsGpb8~wy:rk:22:pf:0 . I will send a V888 to the DVLA and hope for the best. First though, I need to get a cheq...
by geoberni
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: GSL526

:lol: Basil was brought in Portsmouth on 21/5/99 under the Reg AFE996A; the new owner must've applied pretty soon for the age related Reg as it was changed less than 3 months later, as the letter I have confirming the allocation of BSL*** is dated 6 Aug 99. So Aug 98 might well have been the change ...
by geoberni
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: GSL526

To add to the post from PB above, my own '55 Series II purchased a couple of years ago was originally PKV708. In 1991, that was transferred as a 'Cherished Transfer' and now resides on a Renault, the replacement number AFE996A being issued. So now I'll perhaps correct the date range PB mentioned her...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head gasket ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Head gasket ideas

Speaking generally and not minor specific, I once had a 910 series Datsun Bluebird (early 80s model) that leaked oil into the water and not vice versa. Turned out to be a design flaw of oil and waterways in the head being too close and becoming like a porous membrane after a few years, a bit like on...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.

Still there though.

Seller states that vehicle was scrapped 5 years ago, yet DVLA check shows that it was taxed until Sep 2017, so at most it was 2 years ago it was scrapped, if at all....
by geoberni
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice needed re Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Advice needed re Battery

Also can anyone give me any help with the starter .Sometimes when I start the car all that happens is a whizzing noise. After several goes at starting it then fires up no problem. I'm assuming it's a regular 'spin to engage' type starter, so sounds like the bendix is a bit dirty and not moving to e...
by geoberni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OAP rips off wheel clamp
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: OAP rips off wheel clamp

Really?

The thing is bent by the time the video starts. It must be the worst quality Clamp going!
by geoberni
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an Alternator Video
Replies: 5
Views: 6091

Re: Fitting an Alternator Video

Actually, watching this video back again, I've realised this has a glaring safety omission. It doesn't mention that the wiring to the ammeter that was previously in the Genny/Dynamo circuit will likely melt when given the current output of the alternator. Plus, the ammeter itself could well be damag...
by geoberni
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 29
Views: 1623

Re: I just do not believe some people!

myoldjalopy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:00 am
It doesn't help that so many modern vehicles are so big that they barely fit in a parking space properly :-? And it could be that people who just have to park next to another car suffer from some OCD about neatness? :lol:
Not something evident with the BMW Driver parking across the lines.....