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by arnoldsally
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Electronic ignition

Apart from the fact that heel wear on the contact points will alter the timing over time, they also try to bull readers into thinking the points open further as the heel wears - patently not true! That, or whoever wrote the splurge, is an idiot! As an electronic alternative to the Kettering system,...
by arnoldsally
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Total brake failure.
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Total brake failure.

My brakes had started to go a bit soft so I thought I would order all new brake cylinders and a master cylinder and do a full refurbish. Ordered them all, when they arrived I thought I will change them tomorrow. I popped out the day I was going to fit them, I was on the A38 and just coming off the s...
by arnoldsally
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Electronic ignition

Just fitted the Sparkrite SX4000 Electronic Ignition conversion kit for Classic Cars £30 and it took me 20 minutes. The car seems to be running much more smoother. I like the idea of being able to switch back to points if something goes wrong.

Patrick
by arnoldsally
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmmmm
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Mmmmm

by arnoldsally
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear changing
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: gear changing

Richard is right. Those that have driven three speeders, 4 speed crash boxes - and only then had the luxury of synchromesh and 5/6 speed gearboxes - they present no great problem. It is only those that have no experience who seem to find difficulty with these very basic gear shifters. Several of my...
by arnoldsally
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear changing
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: gear changing

4-speed gearboxes generally did not have a bias spring that takes the gear lever into the 3rd/4th plane, so they need a positive movement from 2nd ACROSS and up into 3rd. The bias spring became the norm with 5-speed, and 6-speed manual gearboxes, and that is what we have become accustomed to, with ...
by arnoldsally
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Indicators

Glad you got it sorted and that you are back on the road. I hope the 'canister' type one you now have lasts longer than the others. Its a pretty poor show that two of the new-fangled units you bought were useless. I would definately be keeping an eye open for a good NOS one for my box of spares if ...
by arnoldsally
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Indicators

If you're not worried about "correct" units then have a look at Vehicle Wiring Products website. They have a range of electronic flasher units that I have used for years without problems. Just pick the right unit and it's a straight swap. Later on I'll see if I can find the part number and post tha...
by arnoldsally
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Indicators

As identified by 'propshaft' earlier today, the quality of replacement flasher units is not that of the originals. I found a mint nos one at an autojumble and suggest you look out for a good, original one too. Maybe club spares have one? In terms of testing, if you are now truly getting 'nothing' t...
by arnoldsally
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: sign in
Replies: 1
Views: 552

sign in

Wondered why after signing in we have to sign in again for the messageboard.

thanks

Patrick
by arnoldsally
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring for ammeter
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Wiring for ammeter

The voltmeter is very simple, just connect it between the fuse connected to the ignition switched circuit, and a good earth. It is effectively telling you the voltage straight across the battery, but needs to be via the ignition switch so it is not permanently connected. I fitted a new dash panel i...
by arnoldsally
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Indicators

When I first got my morris minor the indicators stopped working but the flasher on the arm still flashed resulting in getting a horn sounded at me. I went on ebay and got a flasher unit, one that said for classic cars, fitted it and all was well. They stopped working last week after 10 months so I r...
by arnoldsally
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an Alternator Video
Replies: 14
Views: 11889

Re: Fitting an Alternator Video

I have fitted an alternator and just followed the drawing given. I am a bit surprised that when I turn the lights on whilst the engine is running the ammeter goes well into the -? I put my volt meter on the battery and it is 14.5v no lights on and 13v with lights on so it seems the alternator is wor...
by arnoldsally
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear changing
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: gear changing

Nickol wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:30 pm
nothing to be sorry about - hopefully the comments given in that thread are helpful
Hi Nickol, I just am mentally aware when changing from second to third so I dont crash into first so I think I will leave it and accept its old car driving lol.
thank you Patrick.
by arnoldsally
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator better???
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Alternator better???

I will watch that, thank you.
by arnoldsally
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator better???
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Alternator better???

I think you've perhaps got a mix up with the D wire(s). There's previously 2 wires going to D, as per this post: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=39514 it's almost certainly not connected up correctly; but I'm happy on a Generator, so not sometime I've 1st hand experience o...
by arnoldsally
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator better???
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Alternator better???

Hi, I purchased a new alternator and fitted it after some wiring problems. The instructions did not say join the two wires together from the F & D and the drawing was not clear also. I searched this forum and found someone who at the end of his remarks said "don't forget to join the wires together a...
by arnoldsally
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another part id please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: Another part id please!

bmcecosse wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:15 pm
Been discussed before - suspicion that stray alternating currents from the alternator may overheat the coil leading to early failure.

I have just mounted my coil above the alternator, is there really a problem with this please.

Patrick
by arnoldsally
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear changing
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: gear changing

Nickol wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Previous thread comments

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=68597
Sorry
by arnoldsally
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear changing
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: gear changing

The Minor as with most classic cars does have a long throw on the gear lever, and there is no biasing towards any position. Gear changing has to be a slower and more definite action, with a decisive move to the right going from 2nd to 3rd, I used to catch 1st when I 1st took up Minor driving. No ra...