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by mogbob
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacement brake light switches.
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Replacement brake light switches.

Chris
Intermotor has been around in Europe and the UK for over 40 years supplying OE quality items.
Add that to ESM's reputation and it's a no brainer for me.£5.90 + VAT and postage and it's still way cheaper.
Personal opinion only , see what others think.
Happy Hew Year all Bob
by mogbob
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: My Traveller. a Rolling restoration.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: My Traveller. a Rolling restoration.

John
I'll put you in the " you can't scare me " category of Morris Minor restorers then , if that's alright by you ?
Not a cheque book mechanic who never dirties their hands. Experience is a great teacher.
Happy Christmas Bob
by mogbob
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: My Traveller. a Rolling restoration.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: My Traveller. a Rolling restoration.

John Welcome to the Forum, Season's Greetings. Thanks for the piccies , Forumnites love those. It's clear that you have a few issues underneath whilst topside it looks pretty good. The bad news is that you're not likely to crack it before Christmas 2020.The good news is you've caught now , before th...
by mogbob
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting headlamps
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Fitting headlamps

Phil Just to add to your reference material moss-europe.co.uk have both free " paper " and "digital " parts & accessories books. Specifically headlights pages 56 & 57 ( Issue 11 ) two types shown A and B https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/media/pdf/MM2019.pdf Lucas headlights were the default headlights ...
by mogbob
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?

Wire brush the bolt / nut combo to get rid of as much rust as you can. Apply heat , either a blow torch or boiling water ( lay a few sheets of newspaper underneath the area to prevent splashes and exploding concrete / paving slabs... ask me how I know sometime ).You may need to direct the flow of wa...
by mogbob
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?

My method for this repair was to grind down the spot welds , wire brush the loose rusty exposed metal. Make a cardboard copy of the likely area of metal you'll need to replace. Allow a generous perimeter to allow "wriggle room " to find good solid metal to weld to. Aim for a 90 degree, one piece rep...
by mogbob
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 17 amp cable for heated rear screen?
Replies: 20
Views: 776

Re: 17 amp cable for heated rear screen?

Matt , Once you've identified the rating of the Heated rear windscreen it will help you use the correct rated / size of wiring. In turn , given it's likely electrical consumption , you can choose an appropriate relay switch. There are a number options , a straightforward relay , a fused relay , a Ti...
by mogbob
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tube nut stuck
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: tube nut stuck

John With the tank out and filled with water, I'd try an application of boiling water over the nut , rather than the blow torch.It may need more than one application but I've loosened many a stuck nut / bearing with the method. I easily cracked a paving slab with boiling water first time around , fr...
by mogbob
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel nut problem
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Steering wheel nut problem

Martin Good advice from ManyMinors , I'm a fan of Plus Gas too. Other things to consider , if it's a case of " no joy ". Ask a local garage to put an Impact socket on it with their air gun. Once loosened , pop the nut back on it's thread. Do it up hand tight. A smear of vaseline , for lubrication , ...
by mogbob
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Ignition light

I'd leave the WD 40 on the bench myself. It's very useful for a lot of things. However it is a bit "sticky" after use.It will therefore attract more dust from the carbon brushes and after a while you'll be back where you started. You want to keep the old varnish on the windings dry. Any penetrant sp...
by mogbob
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter

Bruce , Sorry for delay in responding. I've taken a link from the Technical section of the Burlen Fuel Systems website showing / explaining the official pencil trick. I've found it useful , compared to using the spare third hand that you can never find. https://sucarb.co.uk/technical Click on H type...
by mogbob
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: 803 mark 2 H1 carburetter

Hi Apologies if I'm teaching you to suck eggs at any stage. Is the outside of the carb and it's controls clean and lubricated ? Assuming the relatively new jet and needle haven't been dropped or damaged in any way , was the jet centering done at the same time as replacement or more recently ? Was pr...
by mogbob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge

Charlie , Glad you were able to crack the problem. One to tick off the big long list ! There's always something to do on any classic car. Personal safety should always be top of your list with any job , especially if working alone. We'll sign you up to Michael Caine's " Self Preservation Society " f...
by mogbob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Faulty Fuel Tank Sender / Fuel Gauge

Hi Charlie , Welcome to the Forum. Apologies for the fact that your post has slipped by the radar.It's strange times at the moment. Your post suggests that you have been tracking down the right lines. At this late stage would it be possible to have an update as to whether with new voltage stabiliser...
by mogbob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 1293

Re: No spark

Richard This link to a YouTube video will "paint a picture " for you on a conventional set up : - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T01lZdAsP9I " Ecuspark "...I've not come across that particular Electronic Ignition set up before. Could it possibly be Accuspark ? In which case there fitting instructio...
by mogbob
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 73
Views: 11388

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

There's a lot of really , really good work being done. As your experience has grown , the quality of the work rises. You are the Chief Quality Controller and you have some very clear specifications as to what is acceptable and what isn't. Well done that man ! As I said in the early stages , crack on...
by mogbob
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heated rear screen wiring?
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Heated rear screen wiring?

It's a plus 1 for an extra fused box. My mate wanted " just one or two " additions to the electrical system when we re-wired his Moggie I put a secondary fuse box inside the car under the dash. Count up how many feeds you need and allow for a least a couple of "spares " positions. My modern car has ...
by mogbob
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heated rear screen wiring?
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Heated rear screen wiring?

One option for you to consider is a timer relay that will switch off automatically after a certain time. You will need a " beefy" to cope with the electrical load of a rear windscreen. Here's what I had in mind : - https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/836 . I've used the Company for years....
by mogbob
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition switch wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Ignition switch wiring

Carsten
You're welcome. Safe driving Bob
by mogbob
Sun May 31, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition switch wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Ignition switch wiring

Carsten , If it's a 3 terminal ignition switch ( ? ), the wiring diagram for a " saloon " says : - 1. To Starter Motor Colour White with Red tracer wire ( via Solenoid ) 2. Two wires Colour both White wires a. goes to Ignition warning light b. goes to the fuse box for ignition controlled components ...