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by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: dead moggy

OK, so if you're an Alternator, then the Regulator/Control Box isn't doing anything, but if the wiring to it hasn't been changed appropriately then there's a good chance the alternator has spent a few minutes feeding a short circuit. :o
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: dead moggy

If there was a 'Cloud of Smoke' then something must have shorted out big style.
Has the Voltage Regulator burnt out?
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Brake Pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Brake Pedal

Well it's in stock at The Morris Minor Centre
https://www.morrisminorcentrebham.co.uk ... mm/cbs130r
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 30
Views: 5021

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

There's a lot of people of the opinion that the Board should only be replaced if there is a guarantee of X, Y and Z, particularly keeping old posts etc. Only the Admins/Moderators will be able to tell the Version of this phpBB because it's on the Admin Control Panel but given the lack of facilities ...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: alloy or copper rad?
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: alloy or copper rad?

Just to illustrate the layout Phil described, here's an online image of the early layout.
My SII has been fitted with a 948cc and the heater hose layout is just like this one .
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/23/b9/5b ... 54760d.jpg
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

RobThomas wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 am
Ah, OK. That makes sense. I hadn't twigged that 1 spline by itself would do what you need. :D
I wish we had a decent selection of Smilies.... hopefully one day we'll get the revamped Forums.
In the meantime.....
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by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

My idea to 'drop one spline and re-drill' was just a quick way to move the hole in the crossmember to gain that extra inch. If you only moved the rear arm enough to gain an extra inch without shifting by a spline then you'd probably just find the new hole 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the old hole. Hope th...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Caterpillar

The only time I've seen one of those was about 5-6 yrs ago, it was on the plants in my pond. No sign of it the next day, perhaps it became a snack...
Huge thing, size of a man's finger.
by geoberni
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct wing mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Correct wing mirrors

From the earliest to the 1,000,000th...... :wink: Probably easier to find older images without that you'd find with..... https://c8.alamy.com/comp/ERKJGC/morris-minor-low-light-sedans-fresh-of-the-production-line-being-packed-ERKJGC.jpg https://www.allcarcentral.com/Morris/Morris_Minor_1,000,000_196...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct wing mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Correct wing mirrors

I think you'll find that as so many cars of the period were very basic, including the Minor (lets face it, even Heaters were optional extra) I think you'll find that most if not all cars left the factory without mirrors and they were fitted by dealers or owners if required, therefore any period mirr...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Minor insurance

I'm confused on a couple of points here... Firstly, such an option is a bit pointless for Cat A, since there are no useable parts. Only Cat B allows 'parts salvage'. See here: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/know-how/what-is-an-insurance-write-off/ Secondly, I'm currently insured with FJ and my p...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Cheers Phil I was looking at the CW site https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/parts/33-front-suspension-1/3265-plate-adjuster and it mentions there a measurement of 25.5" for the front wheel arch. I've pretty much got that on the Offside, the Nearside is more like 24.5". I'm assuming raising the Nearside ...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Hi Phil I'm in agreement with you, except one small regard... I don't at the moment know the position of the current hole relative to the slot that should be there. It might be anywhere on the overall length. I intend to get some Vernier Plates and then mark off the relative top and bottom of the sl...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Just a thought, but could you move the rear arm down one spline and drill a new hole? Might be a quicker option. Not ideal but would be a quicker solution with less effort. Sorry Rob, but you've lost me.... Down a spline? or drill a new hole? If I rotated one rear arm 1 spline and refitted to the e...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wing piping
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Wing piping

palacebear wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:17 am
Front wing piping was discontinued during Series 2 production... circa January 1955.
Yes, Basil is March 55 and doesn't have any on the front, the wings being caulked or otherwise sealed to the inners.

Not that anything on Basil is guaranteed to be an 'original' feature.... :o
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

:-? Errr sorry to spoil your theory Paul, but the cross member isn't a box section, even if it's not a strange one like mine..... https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/userfiles/product_asset/.enlarged/CHS124_3.jpg As to leaving like it is, the whole point of looking at the adjustment was that the car sits...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 stage extending bonnet stay
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: 2 stage extending bonnet stay

Well we're really way off topic here, but on the font subject back in the early 90s, the RAF/MoD changed over from Times New Roman to Arial for all official documents. We were told it was for several reasons, as diverse as easier to read for people with any visual impairments (and by that they inclu...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

It is hard to tell from your pictures but much of the underside of your car appears to be fabricated from one-off bits of steel rather than from readily available repair panels? The crossmember (and floor and sill sections look completely different shapes to mine. I couldn't say. Basil is rock soli...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

philthehill wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:44 pm
The 'you' is used in the widest generic term and not in any specific pointed direction.

Phil
:wink: :lol:
by geoberni
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 321

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

You appear not to have fitted the adjuster vernier plates. The plates are a most important part of the torsion bar assembly. Phil, it wasn't him. I am now of the opinion that the previous restoration/rebuild of Basil was carried out by a complete and utter moron Poolguy I think it's a foible of the...