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by geoberni
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panda Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Panda Cars

Different forces would have done different things and ordered different cars built to different specifications. I haven't personally ever seen a Minor "Panda car" earlier than "F" registration, which would be late 1967 at the earliest, and they were built until Minor saloon production ended in 1970...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolts that hold headlamp to front wing
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Bolts that hold headlamp to front wing

Have you read this recent topic?
I think it was mentioned there: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71220&hilit=headlamp+bowl+bolts
by geoberni
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front w/screen fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: front w/screen fitting

John Have you got a manual? It's in Sect R (though not illustrated with a post 66 seal). As I have a SII, I'm not talking from having owned one, but from what I understand... The basic section of the seal is as per the manual, certainly as far as fitting it to the car goes. Just the shape of the 'in...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panda Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Panda Cars

This famous (in some circles of course) image of Stockport Police Minors in a stripy scheme can be identified to 61-63 by the sidelights arrangement. Although Stockport is now part of Greater Manchester, under the 64 Act, they actually because part of Cheshire in 67. Seems likely that they may have ...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panda Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Panda Cars

The 'Panda Car' came about in the mid 60s, due to significant overhaul of UK Policing. A good Wiki Article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_Act_1964 It was the end of individual Town, Borough and County Forces as such. we had 158 police forces in Great Britain, 97 of them had an establishm...
by geoberni
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Whats the U shaped piece on lower door repair pane for
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Whats the U shaped piece on lower door repair pane for

What size are your photos? We do have random, spurious, image attachment issues sometimes. I've just uploaded these, one is <600Kb, the other is almost 5Mb. They both upload and show in preview, so I'm just going the Submit and see if they appear.... Edit I've now come back and removed the photos as...
by geoberni
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum

Order placed for the 2-pack from eBay. Should have them in the next few days. None of them are genuine Dyson, but they can't be any worse than the original. I must confess we have had our fair share of issues with Dyson vacuums, including the one upright that caught fire whilst it was being used. W...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum

I've been searching the internet for 2 days and that has never come up. I feel a bit of an idiot now. No problem, I obviously spend too long browsing for stuff, I've got a bit of a knack for it. You won't find any mention of it on the Dyson Site .... :lol: I’m not much of a Dyson fan. They perform ...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum

Well there's this....£13 https://www.vacuumgenie.co.uk/dyson-dc28c-dc33c-dc37-dc39-series-gasket-cyclone-seal-5053197016649.html?msclkid=dd7d658183d61c4b787a3a910b978932&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=All%20Products%20Desktop%20SH%20.12&utm_term=4579053613716663&utm_content=All%20Produc...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A nasty shock
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: A nasty shock

The drawing in the manual isn't very clear. The locating plate and bracket have five holes in - I assume that one in the centre is for the dowel bolt and the two on the outside edge are for the u bolt. But what goes through the other two? I guess the obvious thing is to compare to the other side, a...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

I realised the car was an automatic, but I then kind of forgot about that being a probable reason the Starter could be different. I didn't associate the two. :roll: Not having a Solenoid Start anyway, I didn't know what the connections on the Solenoid should look like. :wink: I'm guessing you'll fin...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

John makes a very good point. It is most probably that whatever auto gearbox is fitted decreed the starter that had to be used and the original type simply can't be fitted. :cry: As you can see from the link I gave last night, the Bendix type has a considerably longer protrusion into the bell housin...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

Oy vey!! and other phrases come to mind. :wink: When I first replied to your question, I actually started to write a question to check as to what sort of starter you had, because being a SII owner, I didn't know what a latter car might have. But then I checked the manual and saw that a pre-engaged t...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

Starter Solenoids are typically designed to pull in with anything more than about 5.5 / 6 volts, although the Starter itself won't do a lot if the battery is that low. So the Clunk you are hearing may be the Solenoid coil operating, but the main contacts aren't always closing correctly. Try it plent...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

You said ... I checked and all the wiring is in good order and the connections are clean and tight. :-? :-? That doesn't look to be the case from that photo :-? The nearest terminal seems to be quite brown and rusty. It's the kind with a red button on, but nothing happens when I press it. Is the Red...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: Static Timing

Well let's start off with all the background facts that got you in this position.
What have you been doing to the engine?
Have you simply removed the Distributor and now trying to refit it, have you rebuilt the engine, or something in between?
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

A heavy Clunk or a feeble one? It could be the bendix sticking and not engaging correctly, perhaps not a bad connection since you say you've checked all is clean, or perhaps the solenoid. I'd be checking to see if there is 12v output from the solenoid every time. Does the solenoid have the button to...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 948701

Re: Word Association

Grass
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat belts - Series II 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 404

Re: Seat belts - Series II 4 door

I'm 6 ft and the seats fitted at just a bit too far forwards Have you tried unbolting and moving the seat back? I believe the mounting holes in the floor will let you do this, or have you already tried? Best wishes, Mike. I'm a fraction over 6ft in my shoes and the driving position in my '55 is a l...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor abandoned in Battersea?
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Minor abandoned in Battersea?

Yesterday, I considered contacting the Met on their Twitter to see if it has been flagged with them, but decided they probably would have rules and bureaucracy about it. But I've just done some online searching. 'freecarcheck' didn't recognise the Reg, but 'isitnicked' recognised it and it's not sho...