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by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2363

Re: Engine Problems

Sorry for the 3 copies. Not sure how I managed that! If you use the buttons in the top right of an individual post (when it's your own), you can delete it....Delete.JPG No X option for these 3 messages for some reason but ther eis for my subsequent posts. Must be a "glitch", probably operator error...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Distributor position

You are supposed to thread a long bolt into the shaft to use as a handle for removing and replacing it (5/16" UNF if memory serves) Guess who didn't have a suitable bolt and tried to screw a round file into the tapped hole instead. It came out OK, but dropped off on the way back in !!! :oops: Phil ...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2363

Re: Engine Problems

MacQuigley wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:50 am
Sorry for the 3 copies. Not sure how I managed that!
If you use the buttons in the top right of an individual post (when it's your own), you can delete it....
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by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305321

Re: Spotted today.

palacebear wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:19 am
GB: if you mean the curve visible in the upper rear panel I think that's the reflection of a wheel arch from the car parked next to it (a white Montego IIRC). :)
:D :D
That must be it! :oops:
by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Distributor position

Good point John Played with it loads to confirm the huge advance the strobe was showing, because I simply couldn't believe it was so far off. Played with it loads after adjusting, took it for a short run which was fine and I also went out this morning to see how it started from cold, and all appears...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 305321

Re: Spotted today.

Palacebear - That Commer Imp van is interesting. My Dad had a D Reg white one. He brought it new and put his own home built back seat it, because the van was cheaper than the estate car (Husky?) due to tax regimes, VAT, Vehicle tax etc. But his one didn't have that odd looking pressing behind the do...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Distributor position

Hi Phill After reading your post, I've just got the book out again and found Fig AA.20 and read Section AA.28, so now your earlier post makes more sense... I think I'm glad I was able to sort it out without removing the Drive Spindle, if only because I didn't have time to recover the situation if I ...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper Bolts
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Bumper Bolts

Hi All So, today's question is about Bumper Bolts. I'm currently in dispute with an ebay seller after ordering bolts which arrived and are too large for the holes in the bumper (I've got 3 bolts missing). The bolts in question were listed as MGB Bumper bolts , mgc , mga Morris minor etc 3/8 unf The ...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Distributor position

OK, so the last time I took a Distributor off an engine was a Ford Escort Mk 1 1300 Crossflow in 1975..... Thus, I was expecting to have an angled Cog on the bottom, but apparently these A Series engines don't, they're just an offset key. So, put it back on and having looked at a few images of A Ser...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Distributor position

Hi Everyone So, have finally got around to using my nice new Timing Light. We've barely done 300 miles in Basil since we brought him and I've always thought the fuel consumption was a bit poor. So today, I got underneath and strobed those conveniently positioned timing marks. :( The Timing was well ...
by geoberni
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator coolant
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: Radiator coolant

These substitution phrases have been uploaded in the past by the Administrators for this site as the language can be quite specifically Motoring orientated. ... For example, if you type in a particular 4 letter word for excrement you get MY FAVOURITE CAR IS A DATSUN CHERRY Whilst typing 'Buggered' d...
by geoberni
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can i change the fuel filler cup
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Can i change the fuel filler cup

Yes it's easy to change, you just need to get the right cap. They usually come with an adaptor that you screw onto the top of the Tank Filler Pipe.

See this example: https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/parts/26 ... ing-chrome
by geoberni
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator coolant
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: Radiator coolant

Victorplum wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Brilliant! Thank you.

Approximately how much does the radiator take to fill?
Series II onwards is about 5.5 ltrs, just depends if everything is still standard or not... :wink:
by geoberni
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Yet another Indicator Flasher question...?
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Yet another Indicator Flasher question...?

Hi I've managed to find a solitary centre connection lamp and put that in one side and it greatly improves the flash rate. So it looks like the spare I've just brought is just not up to the capabilities of the Lucas Unit. The new one can only cope with the higher current draw of filament lamps, not ...
by geoberni
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Yet another Indicator Flasher question...?
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Yet another Indicator Flasher question...?

Hi All So, my Series II has the original Indicator set up where the Flasher operates a Lucas Relay to operate the Indicators. The only difference is that the combined rear Stop/Indicator function has been removed, with the brake lights now fed directly from the Pressure switch and the rear indicator...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Passenger rear side indicator light
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Passenger rear side indicator light

Thank you very much... the front flasher is very rapid..I will check both the power and ground leads again. I need to get one of those testers LOL Thank you ! If the front is flashing rapid, it's a classic indication of an open circuit on the rear (or vice versa of course). In your case, if the 'la...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Unable to post photos again
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Unable to post photos again

Well I was trying to post this clip from the manual with regards to the question Topic about drivers seat and larger frame persons.......
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which is now miraculously appearing again.....
by geoberni
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: WSL 179
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: WSL 179

See my topic here from a few months ago.
It's possible to get the info from DVLA, but not easy: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68615
by geoberni
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat to steering wheel dimension
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Seat to steering wheel dimension

:D :D
These things happen when you're over-familiar with the mundane day-to-day aspects of anything. :wink:
by geoberni
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Unable to post photos again
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Unable to post photos again

No, it's refusing to post JPEG/JPG images for me this afternoon!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: