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by geoberni
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Panels etc misalighment
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: Panels etc misalighment

Thanks Stevey. I already know the doors are going to need adjustment, it was reassembled with the wrong door seals, with this profile Seal 1.JPG instead of the B style. The door bottom edges even have some sort of aluminium strip, edged with 'fuzzy felt' (suspect it's supposed to be window seal) ins...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Splity heater
Replies: 24
Views: 2998

Re: Splity heater

Must have been an upmarket model you've got; depending on the car, they didn't necessarily have a heater!

My 55 Splitie has a Tudor after market heater, which is like a Hamerite Grey..... and I'm pretty sure the hoses to the demisters are from a washing machine!!
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by geoberni
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Panels etc misalighment
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Panels etc misalighment

Since getting my 2 door splitie a couple of months ago, I've become aware that the average quality respray that was done in recent years has been compounded by the removable parts, i.e. doors, bonnet and wings (the boot seem OK) being thrown back on. While one of the rear wings is the most noticeabl...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: wiring loom

I assume you haven't got a copy of the manual then. :( There is a PDF download available at a certain other MMO website homepage :wink: and I assume you'll find the wiring diagrams in there, since they are in the hard copy. I don't want to upset the Mods here by posting up a copyright circuit image;...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: coil failure
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: coil failure

I agree with Mike about not always jumping at the 'obvious' i.e. trying to fix a symptom rather than thinking out what the root cause is. It's a common problem these days in our 'Consumer Society', it's easy to jump at the 'obvious choice' and replace something rather than work out what is really wr...
by geoberni
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Another Control Box!
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Another Control Box!

geoberni: Does that help you answer my original question? Well it does give me is an indication as to if you have tried to ensure they are set up correctly and you haven't just been chucking them rather than doing so. I was trying to eliminate other reasons the contacts are burning, rather than jus...
by geoberni
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 3914

Re: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

Somebody liked it enough to pay £4,700 for it....
by geoberni
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Want paint ?
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Want paint ?

I would ask in whatever you have locally as Car Spares stores. I assume there must be some in Sri Lanka, but the availability will depend on your supply chain influences. It will need to be an aerosol to get a thin covering, but shipping of spray cans is a 'dangerous goods' item so usually only goes...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Another Control Box!
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Another Control Box!

Why have you changed 3 in 5 years? What sort of failures were they? How many miles, or hours of use, is that between each one? Were they 'new' ones or old 2nd hand original units? I don't know what the MTBF (sorry technical jargon - Mean Time Between Failures) is supposed to be, but there are set-up...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nissan Micra rear wheel bearing replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Nissan Micra rear wheel bearing replacement

For something reasonably new/common, Youtube is your friend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJLDNmGCB0g
by geoberni
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another strange one on ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: Another strange one on ebay

Having signed up in '74, I don't remember ever seeing pick-ups in military service, certainly not in RAF.
Only used to see Travellers used for roles like EOD, Recruiters or other odd roles, like Air Cadet Liaison duties.
Workplace 'Pick-ups' were just open top Landrovers! :)
by geoberni
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 3914

Re: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

I am sure that there is an innocent explanation but MOT history shows a reduced mileage between 6th August 2011 of 80265 to 23099 16 days later on 22nd August 2011 . The first ( failed ) & the subsequent pass being conducted at the same testing station ! Well, it could have been given a replacement...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early Glove Box covers/doors
Replies: 21
Views: 3293

Re: Early Glove Box covers/doors

I think that colour may just be Sandy Beige. But it all depends on the colorimetry of the camera and viewer's PC screen. I think you might just be confusing the colour of the internal lining and the actual paintwork. it would be a pretty terrible image to make Sandy Beige look so blue/grey...... :-...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early Glove Box covers/doors
Replies: 21
Views: 3293

Re: Early Glove Box covers/doors

What I don't understand is how CW show glovebox liners with a chrome edge and list them as 'Early 53-61' when the liner appears to go under the metal edge of the fascia, as shown in Declans photo above? When we got Basil both the liners were held in with sticky pads instead of screws, because the pr...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 3914

Re: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

les wrote:I've seen and heard enough to give me doubts, and for that reason 'I'm out'! :o
:lol: :lol:
by geoberni
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 3914

Re: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

Probably a re-reg. Until 1974 re-reg's were given a year letter relating to the date of re-registration, not the actual age of the vehicle. I din't know that. I thought that a Reg was for always life and if a car 'vanished' for a while, it got given it's original number when/if it resurfaced (selli...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 3914

Re: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

First registered September 1965. Interesting mot history. Very interesting MOT History. It seems to have significant structural issues one moment and fixed within a few days. But what's really confusing is that the MOT page says its first reg is Sep '65, while basic page says its April '71, which i...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 3914

Re: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

Yep, it's no wonder the Seller states
receives more attention than any other classic i have driven,
It's because nobody can quite believe their eyes!

I wonder if they realise it's like some strange Cut n'Shut with around 20 years between.....
by geoberni
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 3914

Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

"One Piece at a Time"... Taker a look at this Van for sale on Fleabay.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/morris-minor-van/132349081586?_trkparms=aid%3D777003%26algo%3DDISCL.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D46150%26meid%3Db915eefe8cf24340b04ac68872aea06f%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D302473553415&_trksid=p204...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early Glove Box covers/doors
Replies: 21
Views: 3293

Re: Early Glove Box covers/doors

Thanks to Declan for the photo (pity we don't have a Thumbs Up Smilie....) Philthehill - while I don't have documented chain of evidence to confirm it, I'm pretty sure they are Minor Glove Box covers... :wink: I might even guess at the colour being Clarendon (though I'm not too great at the wide ran...