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by geoberni
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suitable water temp sender for Morris Marina thermostat housing
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: Suitable water temp sender for Morris Marina thermostat housing

Its interesting as both 1/2 inch NPTF and 1/2 inch BSP have 14 tpi and 1.8143mm thread pitch. But they could be slightly different diameters. I just found this:http://www.flow-controls.com/news/The-different-between-BSP-and-NPT-thread-connection-20.html If I read this correctly, at 1/2" and 3/4" th...
by geoberni
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suitable water temp sender for Morris Marina thermostat housing
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: Suitable water temp sender for Morris Marina thermostat housing

What's a 1/2 inch NPTF? https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/thread-adapters-58-unf-female-adapt2?gclid=CjwKCAjwqZPrBRBnEiwAmNJsNo9i7TGBp84Pc55M1W6R4epFz9neEVlqr2P5gLQikq2rftsYApjC2hoCTX8QAvD_BwE It's American 'National Pipe Taper Fuel'. How that compares to 'British Standard Pipe', I've no idea....
by geoberni
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing
Replies: 31
Views: 1797

Re: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing

Whilst I agree having the loom running underneath isn't ideal in terms of it getting dirty, especially for a car that is used regularly in all weathers, I question the need to bring it all inside, especially in the manner in which you have done. Running a trunking directly across the drivers floor p...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2130
Views: 330947

Re: Spotted today.

and just a few more I identified this Trabbant by it's smell, I'm sure it must've had the original 2 stroke engine!! . The owner only recently brought it over from Berlin. It's been recently fully restored. 20190826_133147.jpg 20190826_115744.jpg I was rather taken by this 1953 Riley, with its dual ...
by geoberni
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2130
Views: 330947

Re: Spotted today.

Went over to the A47 autojumble today, I wasn't there long and it was pretty busy.
Here's just a few of the motors on display.

1950 Ford Pick-up with a 1947 Standard Eight
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by geoberni
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is it now section
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Where is it now section

If you’ve never wondered, out of interest, where your previous vehicles are or if they’re still about, you must have had a curiosity by-pass :D I owned a Vauxhall Viva GLS, from new in 1977 (perk of having tax free cars for the Forces in Germany), until mid 80s, it was a nice pale blue. It no doubt...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 3924

Re: painting gold seal engine

I am going to re-build it soon. There are traces of green paint on it and the engine number matches the log book so I don't think it's been replaced. The only thing which puzzles me is the letters AD have been punched in the tag below the engine number. I just want to find a good paint match, surel...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 4765

Re: Bojo the Cloan

Good point well presented etc, but just where are the T&C/Forum Rules hiding? They don't exactly make themselves obvious; I've tried looking for them several times.... Perhaps someone can point me at a link for them? I couldn’t find them either, they’re probably the ones that briefly appear when yo...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is it now section
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Where is it now section

Why would anyone want to know where any of their old cars are? If you liked them that much, you'd still own them. :lol: :lol: People do sometimes regret parting with a car, perhaps personal circumstances forced them to do it, or perhaps it was their Mum's or Dad's and they would like to find it aga...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 4765

Re: Bojo the Cloan

A gentle reminder that Ts&Cs do not allow politics, and this is starting to get a little "heavy". We are not going to re-run the debate. Have fun, but no insults etc. Thanks. Good point well presented etc, but just where are the T&C/Forum Rules hiding? They don't exactly make themselves obvious; I'...
by geoberni
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suitable water temp sender for Morris Marina thermostat housing
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: Suitable water temp sender for Morris Marina thermostat housing

JOWETTJAVELIN wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Does your 948 not have a plug at the front of cylinder head?
Not unless it's been modified with a latter head. My SII had a 948 Goldseal fitted at some time in it's life, I'm not sure when, and that had the blanking plug, but original Minor Era 948 engines did not.
by geoberni
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 4385

Re: dead moggy

I would suggest searching the forum about Temp Gauges, or starting a new topic, as it will make the subject easier to follow. :wink:
by geoberni
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 18149

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

southerly95 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:04 pm
one login and password, no user names.

Thanks, John
Surely the 'login' is the Username...??
by geoberni
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 4385

Re: dead moggy

So glad you found something and there's no other problems. You mentioned right at the beginning that you had put the Spots on. I take it the Spots are wired after the Lights switch. That of course is putting as far greater load on the Light Switch that was originally intended, unless relays have bee...
by geoberni
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: creaking noise when pulling off
Replies: 11
Views: 1359

Re: creaking noise when pulling off

Andy posted 10 years ago, he may not be around now. When looking at old posts like this, whichever the forum is, I find it useful to check the originator's profile and see when they were last active, i.e. the last time the signed in (obviously it won't show the last time they read anything without ...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 4385

Re: dead moggy

Well that sounds like real progress. Your Lecky pal should soon have an answer for you. Anyone who knows their way around with a multimeter should hopefully locate the problem in a few minutes. The other advantage to having a clean engine bay is making problems like this far easier to spot. :lol: :l...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 4385

Re: dead moggy

Totally agree. Not sure you understand my use of the noun 'sentiment' though. a view or opinion that is held or expressed. I personally wouldn't have even tried to start the car until I had found what caused the burnout of that strip of conductor. I don't think there was 'prolonged current' because ...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 4385

Re: dead moggy

I appreciate ManyMinors sentiment about rewiring the car, but I think it is a rush to judgement by any of us without seeing it first hand. What we can see in those photographs looks horrible, with loose wires all over the place, but could equally all be cosmetic and a darn good clean up of the engin...
by geoberni
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpet Fasterners
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Carpet Fasterners

Thanks GavinL

Very interesting image, it possibly shows 14 studs, yet the only number quoted that I've seen so far is ESM saying 10 required :-? .

Anyone out there got an original carpet, or photos of their car before restoration?
by geoberni
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 4385

Re: dead moggy

Hey Phil It brought back memories of a time in the 70s when I went out to look at a snag on an aircraft with the assistance of a fellow electrician, the difference being I was the 'technician', he was the 'mechanic'; he checked the fuse and told me it was OK, so we spent an hour chasing the fault ar...