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by geoberni
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305151

Re: Spotted today.

Was over in Lowestoft last week and yesterday was at the furthest point East in the UK, on the seafront. Arrived just as this Austin A95 Westminster was being driven back through the gates having been getting photographed on the other side, presumably with the North Sea in the background. ...and wi...
by geoberni
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305151

Re: Spotted today.

Was over in Lowestoft last week and yesterday was at the furthest point East in the UK, on the seafront. Arrived just as this Austin A95 Westminster was being driven back through the gates having been getting photographed on the other side, presumably with the North Sea in the background. 20180824_1...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305151

Re: Spotted today.

Near Lowestoft today (won't say exactly where for security reasons although they are in the guys front garden for all to see) and spotted 3 Fords that I think are Model A, circa 1929/30 including 2 pickups!
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by geoberni
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: A different question on rear lights
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: A different question on rear lights

Although I am a novice at Minors, I've been studying my Series II quite intently to learn what differences there are from the 1000. Form the posts above, I'm pretty sure the bases you've found on ebay are for the early SII as per the Potteries link http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/ID/Lights.htm I've scr...
by geoberni
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedometer fault
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Speedometer fault

The Forum that I'm a Mod on, we have a rule about making multiple posts in different Topics, which is what this OP has done. Finger (or IT) trouble to post twice in 'Mechanical' at 8:47, but then a deliberate posting in here, 'Other', at 10:26. :roll: What's needed is a nice Admin/Mod to merge the t...
by geoberni
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing
Replies: 13
Views: 921

Re: Towing

I picked Basil up from 2hours/80 miles away. It cost me £40 for 24hrs trailer rental. I quite enjoyed the drive with all the looks I was getting; one young lad nearly had a mishap on his tiny little 125cc-ish motorbike as he was looking at the Moggie too much! I'd be very wary of attaching a tow rop...
by geoberni
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305151

Re: Spotted today.

Not spotted in person, but saw a photo of it.... I was out at a business networking meeting last night and one of our new members has just started an independent vehicle maintenance business; we were talking about how things were going and he mentioned a more unusual customer's vehicle that had come...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Rear lights

Basil, my '55 SII has recently undergone some retro changes. When we brought him last year, he had : A) trafficators fitted but not connected, B) L488 type Amber indicators front/rear C) Sidelights in headlights. I've now changed this to A) enabling the Trafficators which are now fitted with flashin...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 948cc Starter motor. 10 tooth or 9 tooth?
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: 948cc Starter motor. 10 tooth or 9 tooth?

Er, no, but it wasn't intended as any sort of recommendation, more a piece of philosophical musing on why both nine and ten tooth Bendixes (Bendices?) might have been made available. I think because the engines have been used in multiple applications, such as the link I posted earlier about starter...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 948cc Starter motor. 10 tooth or 9 tooth?
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: 948cc Starter motor. 10 tooth or 9 tooth?

Would the 10% lower gearing of the 9-toother provide a bit more grunt to get the engine spinning when it's minus ten outside? Difficult to imagine such weather conditions at the moment but they will surely return. :o You didn't notice he's using Australian ebay then..... Not many places out there t...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Vehicle Lift

I don't see why it wouldn't be OK, a Moggie is pretty light compared to most modern cars, you only have to look at the fact that there is only one jacking point either side to lift the whole side up at once for a tyre change!! Might be some issue around finding enough flat area to lift without some ...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 948cc Starter motor. 10 tooth or 9 tooth?
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: 948cc Starter motor. 10 tooth or 9 tooth?

From what I know, which isn't much as I'm pretty new at this Moggie ownership lark, I think 9 tooth is the normal, but it will ultimately depend on the number of teeth on the flywheel. All the ones I've seen advertised over here, if they mention the teeth, say 9, and ESM even sell some parts includi...
by geoberni
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Armstrong Dampers
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Armstrong Dampers

Was that therapeutic for you?
You really are impatient to be spending the morning cutting one open when you only asked the question last night. :)
Nice job though, hopefully they'll prove useful to someone else too.
by geoberni
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great-Grandfather's Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Great-Grandfather's Ride

irmscher wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:46 pm
Lovely car reminds me of the Riley Kestrel :)
I think they were just slightly different bodies all using the same running gear.
by geoberni
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburettor dashpot oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1323

Re: Carburettor dashpot oil

Geoberni The Vauxhall Viva was never fitted with a SU as standard. What it was fitted with was a Stromberg CD variable choke carb https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-VIVA-HC-GENUINE-STROMBERG-CARB-1256cc-2-DOOR-1976-FIRENZA/202381749395?hash=item2f1ee46c93:g:7kIAAOSw9iRaoP63which was very similar t...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305151

Re: Spotted today.

and a few more: 1956 Hillman Minx with tasteful leopard print 20180804_093850A.jpg whilst a 1956 Bentley showing a bit of luxury 20180804_094604A.jpg ... and back to earth with a 1961 Austin... :lol: 20180804_125539A.jpg Basil was the only Moggie on show. The final part of the story was being sat in...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305151

Re: Spotted today.

Been to East Kirkby Lincolnshire Aviation Centre today Got a few interesting motor photos So I'll put some in here tomorrow as it's a bit late to download them and sort through them right now (If the Edit Button is working tomorrow of course.... :lol: ) Well since the other day when the Forums disa...
by geoberni
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305151

Re: Spotted today.

Been to East Kirkby Lincolnshire Aviation Centre today
Got a few interesting motor photos
So I'll put some in here tomorrow as it's a bit late to download them and sort through them right now (If the Edit Button is working tomorrow of course.... :lol: )
by geoberni
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression tester
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Compression tester

I dropped some MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil) into the fuel tank so that might also explain a little of the faint blue haze. I'd never heard of MMO, so I looked it up and found a 1* review on Amazon with this comment A Marvel Mystery Oil sample tested for an NTSB post aircraft accident investigation publ...
by geoberni
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Morris minor identity
Replies: 19
Views: 1489

Re: Morris minor identity

I would just add to the comments about the Body/Chassis/Car number stamping in the engine bay. There could be enough paint over it to make it difficult to see, if the car has ever had any repainting. My Series II has the number stamped between the Bonnet Rod and the Throttle Cable and not all charac...