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by simmitc
Wed May 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: MAin Beam Dip Switch
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: MAin Beam Dip Switch

geoberni has just explained why it's not a good idea. In strict electrical circuit terms, your idea will work, BUT the standard bulb is 60W main beam and 55W dip beam, If you illuminate both at the same time then that is 115W, and the light unit (both bowl and bulb) is not designed to dissipate that...
by simmitc
Mon May 11, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hat Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Top Hat Seal

I've been driving a Traveller with Marina front discs and Minor rear drums for about 30 years as an every day car; and have never had any problems with the rear brakes, apart from the odd seized cylinder, and that seems to have stopped since I swapped to silicopne fluid. As an aside, at one time the...
by simmitc
Sun May 10, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Steering column felt bushes

Oiling the felt bushes in the steering column is part of the regular lubrication schedule prescribed for all Minors, but may be missed by many owners.
by simmitc
Sun May 10, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flasher Unit again
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Flasher Unit again

Perhaps a short? Disconnect wires from flasher unit and remove bulbs from external units, then use a multimeter to check all wires at both switch and flasher ends for an earth connection - there shouldn't be any connection other than on the black earth wire. Check that earth wires have zero resistan...
by simmitc
Tue May 05, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STATEMENT BY THE DIRECTORS OF THE MMOC ON THE COVID-19/CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: STATEMENT BY THE DIRECTORS OF THE MMOC ON THE COVID-19/CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

It's an odd request to waive membership when the Club is still operating. I suggest a compromise: If there are no rallies then we won't make any charges to not enter the non-event. For everything else that the MMOC does, such as providing the magazine, this board, technical support, club benefits, e...
by simmitc
Fri May 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted a roof light box
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Wanted a roof light box

Useful to know, thanks.
by simmitc
Fri May 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted a roof light box
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Wanted a roof light box

There were a whole range of different styles for the Police boxes, some metal, some GRP. People have made plywood replicas. Roof light boxes were also used by other organisations such as utilities and breakdown services, so the original question really does need some clarification. Is it going on a ...
by simmitc
Fri May 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor handbrake
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Minor handbrake

Have you tried Club Spares?
by simmitc
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: What are these?

They look like accessory sockets that provide power for "cigar lighter" plugs. Not standard factory fit, but added by a previous owner, perhaps to charge a phone or power a SatNav.
by simmitc
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Ignition light staying on

Looking at your photo, it appears that the original mounting bracket for the rear of the dyanmo has been used. There is a different bracket available for fitting an alternator, and this will bring the bracket next to the edge of the alternator. This would allow you to use a short bolt at each end of...
by simmitc
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Buddy Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: Buddy Needed

As above, your general location would help. Joining the MMOC will give you access to local branches where you get social activities as well as local advice and expertise; and of course this board will always help out with advice. Could you post the MOT failure list and a couple of pictures of the ca...
by simmitc
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox Tunnel Screws
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Gearbox Tunnel Screws

If those "missing" nuts are nearest the gearbox, then look on the crossmember (if it's out) as the longer screws go through the floor and into the Xmember where the captive nuts are located. Of course, if he missing nuts are mnissing from elsewhere, and/or the Xmember is still in the car, then ignor...
by simmitc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Ignition light staying on

The headlamps are not fused on a standard car. If you have a blown fuse, which one, and what else isn't working? The headlamps not working is probably a wiring issue.
by simmitc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Ignition light staying on

Noted that you have an alternator. You are describing classic signs of an alternator that needs attention. If you feel competent, then DIY repair is possible, if not, then just slap in a new one. The accuspark will not have caused the problem.
by simmitc
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Dead battery

It depends on what state the car is in - leaving the courtesy light on (door adjar) or sidelights on, or even ignition on will easily flatten the battery. Does it have a modern radio or alarm system? Any modern accessory draws power when in "standby" as they don't have a proper "off". Try removing t...
by simmitc
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Roll Over JIG (for rolling car to work on the underside)
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Roll Over bars

Moved to "Wanted" instead of "For Sale".
by simmitc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Head Lining fitting
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Head Lining fitting

The headlining is attached to a piece of plywood that is held into the windscreen top bar by a couple of hidden spring clips, and those are probably what's stopping yours from moving. Make sure that you have released the tensioning wires from under the dash and behind the B-post wooden trim. Remove ...
by simmitc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

I honestly think we should ALL have one ready for when our cars are allowed out again Just to clarify: Our cars ARE allowed out at the moment, just so long as they are being used for essential travel. As per another discussion, many of us are using the cars as usual for once a week shopping trips a...
by simmitc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 986

Re: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid

I doubt that it is the fluid. Basically as above suggestions, try jacking rear and manual bleeding with two people.
by simmitc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: **LOOKING** disc conversion kit.
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: **LOOKING** disc conversion kit.

Moved to "Wanted" rather than "Parts for sale".

These can be a bit expensive to post, so if you add your location, then there might be someone nearby who could supply you (obviously keeping 2m apart :wink: )