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by geoberni
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

I don't think Chris is planning on licking his battery terminals, I'm sure he'll be fine. Most probably, but stopping production was very likely to do with the safety of the workers making the darn things, day-in, day-out....... breathing in the fumes.....adsorbing it through their sweaty hands, et...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: boot lock

This forum doesn’t do British Summer Time. It will be right again next week. :-? Yes it does, well sort of.....you just have to tell it that's what you want. User Control Panel Board Preferences My Time Zone Select UTC+1 It's another indicator of this message board being run on antiquated software....
by geoberni
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Yes it is, jaekl mentions the relay you would require. It is a Lucas DB 10. The DB10 Relay route is an excessively complicated way of doing it if separate indicators are already installed. The whole purpose of the DB10 was to flash the brake light circuits, by flashing the individual (left or right...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

My mechanic says this is not possible due to electrical pulse. That's the trouble these days, you just can't get garage mechanics that 'know things'. :wink: Any automotive electrician could work it out in his sleep. There's been some topics discussing this on here recently. See here: https://www.mm...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

Why the interest? Have you found a car that you are trying to date accurately? :) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor-1951-Lowlight/333368258777 This in "cars for sale" section. As an ex-lowlight owner I was surprised to see a heater. Very nice car, by the way. Ahh... I saw that a couple of day...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: https:/Re: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH

Though I agree they would be unlikely to go through the work required to change all the glass if they intended to sell the car as a runner. There's no need, they just etch over the original etching, or lightly grind it. That's what I've done on Basil's 2 Drop glass, although I did replace the 1/4 l...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

Interesting question. Perhaps someone has an example? The chronology of factory production changes is a part of the question though. By latter Lowlights I assume you mean around 1950, since the highlights were phased in between 49-51, starting with the USA market in 49. But as I understand it, there...
by geoberni
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Really?

les wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Im pretty sure an aluminium plate and two rivets would post in an envelope with a second class stamp. 61p.
The seller probably knows this as well. :D
UK 'Signed For' 2nd class at £1.81, or fully tracked, Special Delivery before 1pm the next day at £6.60. :roll:
by geoberni
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH
Replies: 8
Views: 981

https:/Re: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH

You can still buy etching kits for car windows, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VEHICLE-WINDOW-SECURITY-CAR-GLASS-ETCHING-KIT-/273316600685 this may seem simplistic but it puts a lot of tea leafs off. In order to clone a stolen vehicle they now have to find a full set of windows, front rear sides, etchi...
by geoberni
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: trolley jack
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: trolley jack

I recently got one of these. At 2T it's excessive for the Moggie, but what I liked was the way the pump handle could be used at an angle to the line of the jack, thus making it good in confined spaces, like my single garage. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wolf-2-TONNE-Trolley-Jack-w-Extendable-Handle-Co...
by geoberni
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series II Classifed ad...
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Series II Classifed ad...

Just spotted this SII for sale as a classified ad on fleabay. I feel that the engine might need some work, well at least an air filter..... https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-eYAAOSwADVdovPZ/s-l1600.jpg I wonder what else might be missing... :lol: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1955-MORRIS-MINOR-SERIES-II-...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: what oils are best

As regards the EP 90 - use only GL4. GL5 will destroy the bearings. Glad you mentioned that. I didn't know there was more than 1 sort of EP90. So I looked it up and found this description of the difference. https://www.ryeoil.co.uk/shop/ep90-gear-oil-gl4/ Let me start by telling you that Gear Oil’s...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 576

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

John - I've 'sent' 2 x PMs now but not convinced that either have worked. There's nothing in my 'Sent items' or my 'Outbox' :( Is it worth sending me a PM and I'll see if I can reply to it? Alan A PM should be in the Outbox until the intended recipient picks it up and then it moves to the Sent.... ...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 576

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

SteveClem wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 am
I’m not sure that i’d bother getting an odometer fixed...recorded mileages on Minors are usually quite speculative ! :D
Some insurance policies require annual notification of the mileage to show that you are staying within the limits of the cover, e.g. 2,000 per annum.
by geoberni
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 576

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

When I brought Basil his mileage had been the same for several years of MOTs.
The problem was the grease on the odometer was rock hard resulting in broken teeth on the tiny plastic gearwheels. I got a replacement exchange Speedo from CW in Bristol.
by geoberni
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

No. All Minor 1000s were built with a column stalk to operate the direction indicators - regardless of whether they were trafficators or flashing indicators. The earliest column stalk, from 1956, also incorporated the horn button and from 1959 the later type arrived with the green warning light on ...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

Well actually Lead is very dangerous, particularly with long term exposure. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/lead-poisoning The UK Public water supply has it's Ph adjusted to reduce the plumbosolvency (how readily it will allow the lead to leach into the w...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear Lights on a 4 door.
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Rear Lights on a 4 door.

Hi All Thanks for the info re the spares that the club hold .I may well try them. The two firms listed on as having them haven’t got them in stock I’m afraid. I asked at a trade stall at a rally and they said that they might have some by the end of the year. Regards Steve That's a great pity, both ...
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Powdery rear view mirror

Must be plastic of some sort.
Proper Bakelite (which was technically the 'first' plastic) should not go powdery as it is a completely different sort of process to make it. It is cast from a poured resin, rather than moulded.
It's basically a resin with fillers and fibres in it.
by geoberni
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Insanity and indicator switches
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Insanity and indicator switches

Since it was Aug '61 when the changed from Trafficators to early Indicators happened, is that when they introduced the first Stalk on the column? The early '61-63 indicators were far more complicated that you would expect, because on the decision to use flashing brake lights instead of separate oran...