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by geoberni
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??

Why has the Message Board Replacement Topic suddenly been locked? It had a solitary Spammer make a post yesterday (which I for one reported to the Mods/Admin) and now it's been locked :-? A finger slip by a Mod, which can happen, after all they are human :) , or are we no longer allowed to comment a...
by geoberni
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light wiring confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Rear light wiring confusion!

Thanks Berni, I only added the link as an example. Thumbs.jpg Don't doubt it :) , I just wouldn't like someone to go to a lot of expense when a little looking around will find alternatives. I stocked up on several little packs of bullets, spades and rings in different sizes at an autojumble when I ...
by geoberni
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing
Replies: 24
Views: 556

Re: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing

jagnut66 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:03 pm

There's no wiring for a heater in the loom either, which seems a bit remiss of the manufacturers. Not a major issue though, just an earth and a live feed.
Were they still only optional in 1954?

Yes
Mine is an after market addition in a '55
by geoberni
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: which tyres?

stuffedpike20 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:46 pm
I believe they are summer tyres, is that correct?
I would love to know if winter tyres are less prone to cracking between the treads because they are made of softer 'riubber'.
The Bridgestone 381 is an All Season Tyre: https://www.halfordsautocentres.com/tyr ... r14-76t-kz
by geoberni
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment

Interesting, on the strength of that I am happy to leave things as they are. Thank you. Regards your comment "not a regular battery", this Hankook lead/calcium battery was the very cheapest I could find(075 code, £55 delivered), so by definition I would have thought it should be described as regula...
by geoberni
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light wiring confusion!
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Rear light wiring confusion!

You need a double bullet connector to join the reds together that supply the side/tail and number plate light. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/electrical-c54/horn-battery-wiring-loom-connectors-c59/wiring-connectors-double-female-each-p829846 Whilst your at it get one for the brake light wires, a...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment

Thanks, but I was not confused. I have remembered where I read about this, it was on the Land Rover Series 2 forum. This was the post: Batteries "The new technology Lead/Calcium batteries are long-lived - come with 4 or 5 yr guarantees - if looked after. Our best advice is to fit the biggest batter...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: New Battery & Regulator Adjustment

I think you're getting confused with newer 'Smart batteries' like AGM* which are fitted in cars with Stop/Start technology etc. You should have no concerns over a 'standard battery' for the likes of a Minor. *Absorbent Glass Mat, Enhanced Flooded Battery, or other random initials depending on manufa...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upper LH Trunnions
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Is it the whole trunnion you need, or are just the bushes worn? I found this Pin & Bush kit listing on Fleabay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1000-56-71-FRONT-SUSPENSION-UPPER-TRUNNION-PIN-BUSH-KIT-GSJ211/372406102279?fits=Car+Make%3AMorris%7CModel%3AMinor&hash=item56b5222907:g:daAAAOSwUZZb...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 565

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

parahandy 15 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:15 pm
here is mine to date.. Have no idea where the second picture came from, it's not mine!
Ummmm ..... So why didn't you remove it?? :-?
by geoberni
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Silly" choke cable question
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: "Silly" choke cable question

The one on Basil seems to have indents on the Pull Knob somehow, so it kind of has several 'click stops' without any need to twist. :-?

But then with Basil, it could just be a non original Knob, although it does match all other controls.....
by geoberni
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Don't Dwell On It?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Don't Dwell On It?

I didn't say Spark duration , I said spark power . The Spark is the spark, it'll jump as determined by a number of things, including the energy available to it. What did you mean when you wrote “ too much and the points close too soon before all the energy of the coil has gone to the plug. ” The en...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Don't Dwell On It?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Don't Dwell On It?

I didn't say Spark duration, I said spark power.
The Spark is the spark, it'll jump as determined by a number of things, including the energy available to it.
by geoberni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Don't Dwell On It?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Don't Dwell On It?

The dwell angle for a Morris Minor 25D4 distributer is 60 degrees plus or minus 3 degrees with the contact breaker gap set to 0.014" - 0.016". Setting the contact points gap/dwell angle is much easier with a dwell angle meter and I would recommend using one every time the points are replaced or adj...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: No spark

If the car is a bit 'unknown' to you I'd check the Coil polarity connections too. See this post of mine from earlier in the year; I had a weak spark issue, but didn't know it at the time. Car had been like it for who knows how many years/decades. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Don't Dwell On It?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Don't Dwell On It?

In the good old days I used to set my Mini to 60deg, but iirc different distributors require differing amounts? Interesting angle. From what I remember it's all about the collapsing of the magnetic field in the coil as the points open/close. Too little Dwell and the field doesn't build up enough, t...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Don't Dwell On It?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Don't Dwell On It?

Well yes, the Dwell would be around the 45 degree mark, but not something I've ever bothered with.
Be interesting to see what others say, especially those that tune and race their Moggies with A Series engines.
by geoberni
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2542

Re: painting gold seal engine

Thanks ampwhu Taking the engine out to check the core plug has always been on the back of my mind as when we brought basil 2 years ago there was a small but getting worse leak from the forward core plug, behind the dynamo. So I replaced that one, the other 2 looked OK still, but the hidden one is th...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brake shoe steady springs.
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: Front brake shoe steady springs.

No manual? There's plenty of options around on line. I don't know if I'm in breach of any forum rules by posting this, because I can't find them to check...... Anyone, please do point out where to find them...... Try this link https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1000045/Morris-Minor-Mm-Series.html?pag...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2542

Re: painting gold seal engine

Hi I'm East Midlands, between Nottingham and Grantham. Sounds like I have a pure 803 box, just from your description of the performance in 1st. :) Unless it's uphill, I tend to just pull away in 2nd. Am I right in thinking with this smooth gearbox fitted, there must by default be a 803/948 Flywheel ...