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by geoberni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brittax L471 Lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Brittax L471 Lenses

That looks like a plastic one. The originals of the day were, as far as I'm aware, thick glass. But there were a great many made, then and since, because they were not restricted to the Morris range. They were on Triumphs too and on Indian built cars for many years. There's still plenty of Indian ma...
by geoberni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1732

Re: Positive v negative earth?

Dynamo technology isn't really up to modern standards. The entire car design isn't up to modern standards. There doesn't seem to be any support for keeping things as they are. The dynamo/alternator debate goes on ad nauseum. The dynamo setup is adequate provided the voltage regulator is set correct...
by geoberni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 4031

Re: painting gold seal engine

gears are different between 803 and 948 boxes. not easy to tell by looking but an 803 box has a pathetic 1st gear. this means upon pulling away, you get about 20 ft before having to change to 2nd gear. Another thing that's different is the 3rd gear. if you have an 803 its not a lot different to 2nd...
by geoberni
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1732

Re: Positive v negative earth?

Unless you have a manic compulsion to stay with the Positive 'Ground' then switch it over. Back in the beginning of the automotive industry, cars could be either and it didn't matter. It's not actually 'Ground' because the car is sat on rubber tyres, it's just a convenient way of routing all those e...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2420

Re: Circular heater

I've now got my Temp Gauge and Sender calibrated together, but when first fitted the gauge read quite hot, and would climb by a couple of needle widths when over 40/45mph. I found that putting the blower on dropped it back that couple of needle widths :D
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin confusion!
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Vin confusion!

Hello Lewlo93, long time no see. You never rejoined the conversation about getting your trafficators working https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=70242&p=639119#p639119 If you're still thinking of doing that and need more advice, we'll need to know what indicator wiring style is...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 5110

Re: Bojo the Cloan

My sister has today facebooked a link to a report about certain drugs being in possible short supply: This is why I don't do the Facebook thing, it's like the Daily Mail on steroids as far as scaremongering goes. :D :D Twitter is worse, all goes fine for ages, then some nasty vindictive little Trol...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2420

Re: Circular heater

Confusinger and confusinger... I'm not sure that any standard-fit heaters had this feature ('simple doors')? That's what my Tudor has (take a look at the photo I posted above), there's a little door each side. Door open, toasted leg, door closed, demisted screen. Either/Or, not both, unless of cour...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 5110

Re: Bojo the Cloan

Anyone else notice chemists having "problems" with medicine suppliers? My latest prescription was of a cheaper brand. Unless the regulations have changed in the last few years, and I doubt they have, then if the drug is available generically, i.e. effectively out of Copyright/Trademark type control...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2420

Re: Circular heater

newagetraveller wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:48 pm
There is a deluxe version which case a case around it. It connects to a hole in the floor which enables air from the outside to come through the heater.
Is that the one with the vertical selector lever Car/Screen/Off on the front?
When did the elephant trunk under the bonnet get introduced?
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2420

Re: Circular heater

Yes, but the OP says his heater has a "knob on the front" so I assume it is the standard Smiths round heater....... I saw that, I was just saying that mine didn't, but I knew the Smiths did, and implying that there might be others out there too as there were several makes around, because it was a t...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 2420

Re: Circular heater

There's more than one Circular heater that was used after-market in the 50s.
Mine is a Tudor and the motor in it is controlled by the separate rheostat on the left of the Speedo. The Smiths one had the knob on the Unit itself.
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by geoberni
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weight of typical Moggie engine
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Weight of typical Moggie engine

Thanks Les. :D
by geoberni
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weight of typical Moggie engine
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Weight of typical Moggie engine

OK, so with such a variety of engine sizes, I know there'll be a bit of a range, but does anyone know what sort of weight an A series engine is, when fitted with Ancillaries like manifolds, Carburettor, Dynamo.? Reason I ask is that I don't have room for one of those typical engine hoists that are a...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

lindopski wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:38 am

I've taken a video on my phone but don't know how to get it on here yet.
Videos require hosting elsewhere, e.g. youtube and a link posting. :)
That's standard for PHP Bulletin Boards as far as I'm aware, simply because of the typical file size.
by geoberni
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris auction
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Morris auction

Annoying website. I can't get the zoom to work on the images. :roll:
by geoberni
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Welding - Safety Alert
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Welding - Safety Alert

Most people around here that do welding are probably DIY welders, perhaps been doing it for years, or self taught by a Mate or Youtube video, so may not be aware of this new Safety Info. Earlier this year, the Health and Safety Executive issued a Safety Alert about Welding Fume: http://www.hse.gov.u...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing
Replies: 31
Views: 1987

Re: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing

Blimey! I thought they'd have been standard by then, so when did heaters become standard equipment? I suspect with the introduction of the '1000' in '56, since that was principally intended to make the model far easier to produce, with fewer variables on the assembly line, so putting a heater in ev...
by geoberni
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attaching / updating a signature picture
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Attaching / updating a signature picture

It's a process that will sometimes work and sometime not....
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by geoberni
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin number help
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Vin number help

I'm new to minors think the rear lights are there I'm collecting the car tommoz Forgive my ignorance what and where does the rear plinth go ?? And no it hasn't got a windscreen fitted :/ Well you'll find plenty of helpful people around these forums. I was new myself only 2 years ago, having brought...