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by mogbob
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Fuel Gauge

Steve , Check out as the other guys have suggested for your main problem. You may now have a secondary problem. Brake fluid is quite a good paint stripper ! I suggest removing the boot floor asap to see the full extent of the damage. Have sheets of newspaper laid out so you can scrape off the dissol...
by mogbob
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

A question to be put on the Concours Forum section for the " correct " answer. I've always understood that BMC Green was the colour for the engine block , much like a model T Ford was available in black or any colour so long as it was black. The usual suppliers opt for BMC Green. As for ancillaries ...
by mogbob
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiring mistake
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Wiring mistake

Max Having looked at the website it seems to me that the SFL addition relates to using the original trafficator switch for the more modern indicators / flashers. For your own piece of mind I suggest you contact Autosparks by phone or email to clarify things.
Bob
by mogbob
Mon May 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: faded indicator lens
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: faded indicator lens

Sometimes you can improve on the light output from your existing set up by cleaning the plastic lenses. I've used a stiff brush / old tooth brush and CIF ( or any household cleaner , there other brands available !) or toothpaste I've heard of people using as a mild abrasive. Worth a go , even if you...
by mogbob
Fri May 24, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 4270

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Many congratulations to you both on getting Norman back on the road. Be prepared for the questions as to why you have a permanent silly grin ( of pride ) on your faces. You're entitled …. after all the hard work , enjoy.
Well done.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed May 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sills, Order of Work
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Sills, Order of Work

Alan
No problem. Sometimes it's just "too much to do and so little time ". I understand. Good luck with it.
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sills, Order of Work
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Sills, Order of Work

Alan Having always been a "belt and braces man " when it comes to bodywork I'd brace from the top of the boxing plate / inner sill step section to the top of the transmission tunnel. If you go just behind the handbrake position you could always do a 45 degree brace from the brace you've just welded ...
by mogbob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: '63 wiper stuck mid-way
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: '63 wiper stuck mid-way

Rob On the Lucas DR3A wiper motor the most likely issue is the parking segment , under the " dome " as you suggested. The dome can be released by undoing the four screws / bolts. Disconnect Battery first and then note the existing position for reassembly. The brass strip / segment inside tarnishes ,...
by mogbob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: anchor point

I side with simmitc. Mounted too high up for one of the "base " seat belt fittings. Two reinforced plates, purpose made car seat belt fixing , welded into the sides of the transmission tunnel ,onto good sound metal is your starting off point. The two outer reinforced plates ( sill area ) , for the w...
by mogbob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2546

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko , myoldjalopy 's advice should sort you out on the loose connection angle. Given the difficulty fitting the new belt , just a thought , you were supplied with the right size fan belt for you car were you ? As you will see from ESM's website there are a number of different sizes : - http://www....
by mogbob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 4270

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Apologies for delay in answering. My feet haven't touched the ground this last 8 days. Inundated by family from far and wide to help celebrate a half century Wedding Anniversary. All gone quiet on the Jag front for the moment , the owner ( ? ) discovered he hadn't lodged Change of Ownership when he ...
by mogbob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"
Replies: 24
Views: 1726

Re: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"

Neat job ! Well done.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

The Eezibleed system works well provided you have the right size , tight fitting cap for the brake fluid reservoir. Don't connect up to a fully inflated type. For older cars , max 10 psi recommended. Do a dummy run first of all "dry " i.e no brake fluid in the reservoir bottle supplied with the kit....
by mogbob
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 4270

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Hi Greenie , Cracking on still I see , even roped your wife in ! All hands to the pump. You've got a little diamond there , look after her. We've got some cracking weather at the moment , so we haven't got that excuse not to get jobs done. Had a day trip to Wiltshire yesterday with a mate to look ov...
by mogbob
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: KDR 381 needs two parts please!
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: KDR 381 needs two parts please!

Hi KDR 381 , welcome to the site. Just let your owner know how clever you are and suggest to him / her that they might have more of a chance posting the request in the " Wanted " section , lower down. It's a typical Newbie mistake , he or she will soon get the hang of it and we try to be forgiving (...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 4270

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Just grabbing my sunglasses for the shine from the new petrol tank ! ( Sometimes , you just have to bite the bullet and admit defeat. Still if you don't give it a go , you'll never know ). You and your mates have been cracking on. I always enjoy a mate's company , nice to have someone to blame and a...
by mogbob
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cleaning wiring harness
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Cleaning wiring harness

I've always opted for a new harness.. when the car goes up in smoke from 50 year old faulty wiring .. that's the time to ponder whether saving a few pounds was a worthwhile decision. Back to the question , I've heard of people cleaning the fabric cloth of the loom with mild soapy water and a cloth /...
by mogbob
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil leak at spin on filter housing
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: oil leak at spin on filter housing

Glad Phil has sorted you out.
When you take off the old gasket , make sure the surfaces on the block and spin on adaptor are flat and really clean i.e no old gasket bits still stuck on , making an uneven surface.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 4270

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Sorry to break the news but a blocked fuel line / tank is usually bad news. I hope you haven't got too much fuel in the tank to drain , if it comes to it. The diagnosis is usually crud in the tank , either sediment over several decades or more probably flakes of rust from the inside of the tank. A b...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

I've just got a micrometer out and measured the outlet stub on my refurbished Petrol Pump down in the shed.It measured , just the merest fraction under 6 mm.
Bob