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by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Starting problem

I think if the battery was actually faulty to the extent that it can't easily generate a good spark, it would have given up turning the engine over by now. The OP says he had starting problems during the week and suggests that the engine turns over OK, just takes a while to start. If the battery was...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Using Morris to jump-start modern car
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Using Morris to jump-start modern car

Depending on what the 'modern' is, you may find that your dynamo doesn't give out enough charge for a big beast with a big battery....
by myoldjalopy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Stopped getting notifications

Yes, please....
by myoldjalopy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What do you have in your tool kit
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: What do you have in your tool kit

Most of the above stuff - but includes an ancient 'magic' Ford spanner which will undo any nut that all my other spanners fail to do....I have no idea what size it is (its quite small) but it is brilliant! :D
by myoldjalopy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

I agree with 'oliver90' - 16v is too high and will damage the battery. It shouldn't be much over 14v at any revs, certainly not above 14.5v. I assume you cleaned the contacts with thinners on a strip of paper before fitting the new box? If not, you could try that - but make sure you disconnect the b...
by myoldjalopy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 4327

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Brilliant! Looks like all your hard work and focus on breathing life back into 'Norman' is paying off.......
Look forward to hearing more - and some nice pics, of course :D
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

You could try cleaning the cut-out contacts with fine glass paper, then wipe off with thinners. The old ones are better made than the new ones. But after a shock like you had, I guess a new control box will give you more peace of mind. Fingers crossed this time! Oh, and the left hand (voltage regula...
by myoldjalopy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

I fitted a 'secret' switch for the fuel pump and the first time I went out afterwards I switched it off and left the car. Came back to it and drove off - then wondered why it spluttered to a halt 100 yards or so down the road. Then I remembered the switch! Getting used to it now... :roll:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Well, he says he's already ordered a dynamo! I have replaced my dynamo once in the last 19 years - and the old one looked pretty ancient - and I have to say, in over 38 years of motoring and six cars I have had three alternator failures and two dynamo failures. Of course, if you want to run radios, ...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Stopped getting notifications

Well, I don't know. This has happened before. I can't see why my provider should keep changing its mind about what is spam or not :-?
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Yes, the smaller of the two terminals on the dynamo is the 'F' or 'field' terminal. Flash it with a wire taken from the non-earth battery post (in your case, the negative terminal, as your car is +ive earth - just like Phil says). Remove the F and D wires from the dynamo (tape them off, to be safe) ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Stopped getting notifications

Yes, me too! :(
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

OK - the dynamo should run 'briskly' as a motor and without hesitation. And yes, I think the dynamo will run as a motor in the test I described without ignition being 'on', as you have found out. Another dynamo test is to disconnect the F and D wires at the dynamo and tape off the ends so they can't...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

OK, the F terminal is the smaller of the two terminals. And your low battery reading may indicate that it isn't being charged. To see if the regulator is cutting out, carefully remove the lid of the control box by pushing back the securing wire clip and removing the lid and then run the engine. The ...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

With a bit of luck, you will find a connection on the dynamo was disturbed. However, if this is not the case then the problem is most likely to be a fault in the wiring elsewhere, or a fault in the dynamo itself, or a fault in the cut-out of the control box. Let us know if the connections are good a...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

But you can point the intake of the saucepan type air filter towards the radiator - wouldn't that help a bit?
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2587

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

First check - it is possible you accidentaly pulled a wire loose from your dynamo/alternator when fitting the fan belt......go check the connections in this area.
If all electrical connections are good,clean and secure, the next question is 'Have you a dynamo or an alternator?'
by myoldjalopy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 20
Views: 940

Re: Ignition

Anything can fail at any time I suppose but, from periodic posts on this discussion board, I doubt electronic ignition is any more reliable than points, if anything, less so. Why, only recently, someone on here had had his points replaced by some fancy electronic gizmo and the story ended with him h...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Well done! And I see you've got that great little BC MacDonald book too! :D
by myoldjalopy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

A-series cars? Five - an Austin 1300GT, an SII Minor 2-door saloon, a 1098cc Traveller, an early 1000 four-door saloon (but with a 1098cc engine fitted) and a SII 4-door saloon. But the Austin engine went kaput, so I put in a replacement from an Austin 1100, the Minor 1000 had two replacement engine...