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by geoberni
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2289
Views: 396227

Re: Spotted today.

Not so much today, as last Thursday afternoon on the A52 in Nottinghamshire. Took me until today to get the image off my dashcam. Nice shiny looking green van; I only got a couple of seconds to spot it, as it was going the opposite direction. No sign of post '63 front lights that I can tell, so perh...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Ebay

‘cept health and safety now... https://www.marks.com/en/dakota-workpro-series-mens-hi-vis-t-max-fur-aviator-hat-color-orange-323548.html#323548%5Bcolor%5D=ORANGE But you can also get your safety hat in a range of styles, including.... https://www.marks.com/en/mccordick-glove-and-safety-wide-brim-ha...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series 2 horn push
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Series 2 horn push

Do you mean literally or that the mechanism is loose in some way? Best wishes, Mike. I need to take it out and see if the teeth are worn. When pulled on, and I always press the button in, not click it up the teeth, when I release the button it occasionally holds momentarily and then drops a bit. I ...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series 2 horn push
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Series 2 horn push

And you have the satisfaction of having make it useable. My approach with such things is "if something's totally useless anyway, then I can't make it worse, I can only fix it or discard it, so might as well try". Just as with my Dip Switch repair last year. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewt...
by geoberni
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brake servo with varying firmess
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Brake servo with varying firmess

I think this description of how it all works will answer your question.
On the first press, the Servo is starting from Nothing.
http://www.mgb-stuff.org.uk/servo.htm
by geoberni
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

I thought 4.7mm was the contact width for the spade terminals. Can't say I've ever encountered different sizes of Red Bullet :-? From a quick look at two suppliers, it seems that the red ones are indeed always 4mm and the brass "Lucas style" are 4.7mm. Until I read this topic, I was vaguely aware o...
by geoberni
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

Most annoyingly, there seems to be a range of sizes of bullets which are almost the same, presumably imperial vs metric. Red here is 4mm. 12 volt planet also sell 4.7mm which is perhaps to match 3/16", and 5mm for blue and yellow. I thought 4.7mm was the contact width for the spade terminals. Can't...
by geoberni
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help for the identify switches on dashbaord
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Help for the identify switches on dashbaord

Looks to me that it's a late model car and the screen wash pump button has been replaced by a heater rheostat in position 1.
Aside from that, all looks normal.
by geoberni
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to use the search function please
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: How to use the search function please

Welcome back. I feel your pain, unfortunately, it is such a common word on the site a search would literally return 1,000 of posts. Try Oils. It'll only give 603 returns. :wink: Meanwhile, this one might be what you are looking for.... https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=71476&p...
by geoberni
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

I suspect this is a cheap buy on the part of the OP? If it is, it is likely to fail early. My simple ‘fix’ would be to solder on a heavy gauge wire, suitable for the load, run the supply through an in-line fuse and simply carry on. No hassle, problem overcome - and no need for complicated intervent...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Possible to soften vinyl seat fabric?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Possible to soften vinyl seat fabric?

Basil had some ridiculous foam padding behind his door cards I take it this wasn't the original very thin padding the door cards have (or at least on '62-64 have) but some additional foam? Basil was renovated about 20 years ago including the interior which included some non standard stitching patte...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Possible to soften vinyl seat fabric?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Possible to soften vinyl seat fabric?

"Basil had some ridiculous foam padding behind his door cards, plus the cards were fitted using brass screws." Goodness! And what did they do to Basil's windscreen? Neither the rubber nor the surround are proper SII.............a most peculiar approach to 'renovation' :-? Basil has the original win...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

Bubblemechanic wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:18 pm
the end looks like a bullet connector but is smaller than the normal bullets that I have.

Well the back of mine is like that and it's a standard Red Bullet Connection.
Are yours Blue ones by any chance....
by geoberni
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Possible to soften vinyl seat fabric?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Possible to soften vinyl seat fabric?

Basil had some ridiculous foam padding behind his door cards, plus the cards were fitted using brass screws. You can see the effect here: 20180617_170226A.jpg I was able to remove the foam backing and by warming the vinyl, by leaving it in the conservatory in the sun for a few hours, I was able to s...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

ianmack wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:18 am
There's some things you just don't want to buy direct from China.

I've seen those on ebay and some say they are 30A :roll: :o :o :o
12v 30A would require a minimum of 2 to 2.5 sq mm cable

As you say, the images actually on the page imply a far smaller cable size.
by geoberni
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

Just to clarify, I meant if the live wires connector came away completely leaving just the bare wire exposed. I realised what you meant, that's why I made it clear what I had said, just so that everyone else understood. That also comes back to my second point about using a ratchet crimp tool that w...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

ALWAYS use a female connector for the supply side of a connection if practicable, especially if permanently live, like the feed to a Lighter/Power socket. Otherwise, if it should come apart, you've got a bare metal live male connector waiting to spark somewhere. Wouldn't the same happen if the enti...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Cigarette Lighter Central Connection

Nope, not at all. I've a selection of Male & Female connectors in my electrical spares collection, Yellow, Blue & Red. I purchased a range of sizes and styles at my first autojumble. ALWAYS use a female connector for the supply side of a connection if practicable, especially if permanently live, lik...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: How would you tackle cleaning this upholstery?
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: How would you tackle cleaning this upholstery?

Definitely sounds as though it's underseal/sealant rather than paint. That's a step in the right direction. :)
by geoberni
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: How would you tackle cleaning this upholstery?
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: How would you tackle cleaning this upholstery?

With picking it off, it depends how much dust/dirt/grime was on the seat already as to how well the paint has stuck. I'd avoid Cellulose thinners as I think that can soften the vinyl. I did find this old post where someone had tried it on fresh paint: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.p...