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by geoberni
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Axle question
Replies: 23
Views: 1458

Re: Rear Axle question

Thanks all, very helpful as always. :)
by geoberni
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Axle question
Replies: 23
Views: 1458

Re: Rear Axle question

Thanks jaekl I thought the manual was a bit strange in that it didn't mention when the 'later models' ran from. No mention of 'Car Number XXXXX ' or similar like is often the case. I certainly didn't consider '55 to be 'later' in a production period that ran until the 70s!!! :D Only had Basil since ...
by geoberni
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Axle question
Replies: 23
Views: 1458

Rear Axle question

Hi all So last weekend, had a fairly productive time sorting out basil, replacing a rusty Core Plug and tracing a small water drip from the water pump down to a loose clamp on the bypass hose. Also took all wheels off and checked the brakes, including freeing up stuck cylinders on offside front. Wha...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: BMW or Mercedes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: BMW or Mercedes?

I personally have no experience of either BMW or Merc as a brand; aside from one 'too good to miss' chance to get a new Mitsubishi back in the 90's when I needed the 'family car', I've pretty much always had Vauxhall or Ford. But a close friend often has BMWs, and equally often finds them very expen...
by geoberni
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old style log book
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Old style log book

DVLA should visit the keeper? There are thirty million vehicles in this country and late in their lives they tend to have less well notified records as fewer people bother about bangers. The scale and cost of chasing them all would be prohibitive. They've been quick enough to send the TV Licensing ...
by geoberni
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathe video driving Morris in 1950s london
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Pathe video driving Morris in 1950s london

I don't subscribe to Facebook so I can't see this. I did however type 'Morris Minor in London' into a YouTube search and came up with a few results from the British Pathe archive, featuring 280AJO. Think they're different edits of the same original footage...? I've taken a look and the one on Youtu...
by geoberni
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old style log book
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Old style log book

That Ebay link .... I scrolled down a bit and was surprised to see somebody selling brand new chassis along with a log books :o what next .... donor cars with no trace of original ownership? Things are getting out of hand !! Yep, for a Saloon that's been MIA since 1992.... A project that only consi...
by geoberni
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: SNX 373 G
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: SNX 373 G

The vehicle is on the Gov. website so its out there somewhere !!! Nice thought, but it hasn't been taxed since 1991. My Series II has in the not too recent past been fitted with 2x drop glass and a quarter light from an E Reg, I know this because the Reg No was etched into the glass; I suspect the ...
by geoberni
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old style log book
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Old style log book

Here you go POMMReg

Some interesting Log Books on here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... k&_sacat=0
by geoberni
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trouble with nipples!
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Trouble with nipples!

BSI may have given up on Nipples, but there is a German Standard, DIN 71412. DIN stands for "Deutsches Institut für Normung", meaning "German Institute for Standardisation". So like BSI but more Teutonic. :) https://www.ashtonseals.co.uk/lubrication-grease-nipples Seems there is not an international...
by geoberni
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Todays Mystery Object
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Todays Mystery Object

Is.... 2017_1110car0007.JPG I found this on the floor below the boot , I'm quite new to MMs and don't recognise it.....do you? Thanks John What year is the car? 2, 4 door, convertible? Like yourself I'm new to moggies but as they spanned so many decades it might help to know. Do you mean the garage...
by geoberni
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pictures.
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: pictures.

Well I got this one to load this morning, soi perhaps it's OK now? You don't have to use the slow method of clicking through the attachments tab. You can drag and drop from your Images File Folder to the Text area. It will them populate in the Attachments Tab and you can click 'Place in line', or el...
by geoberni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil dripping from air filter housing
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Oil dripping from air filter housing

Hi
My Series II was fitted with a 948cc many years ago and I just took a look; it has a Filter housing with the restrictor as in John's photo.
3mm looks about right.

And I wouldn't know what a Positive Crankcase Ventilation system was ... :-?
Berni
by geoberni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn

What worries me in all this is the lack of support, not just from Corolus as a service provider, but for the standard of Bulletin Board itself. Seems to me that to run an outdated forum is just asking for trouble. We all know we're supposed to do all the published updates to our Browsers and other s...
by geoberni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn

Agree with Brian on all counts.
by geoberni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Series II Windscreen Trim
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

A lot of trim bits seem to be virtually impossible to get these days. Speedo surrounds and horn presses for the later cars for example. I wonder if it would be worthwhile running a Kickstarter campaign to get such things made? Perhaps not enough volume of demand unfortunately. I think for many bits...
by geoberni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2103
Views: 305750

Re: Spotted today.

Drifting here but... Yes, I guess we'd better let this get back to vehicles spotted. Love your tale of the buses though :) RAF did it all the time during WWII while rebuilding wrecked aircraft, but I think there was a bit of a rule that the section which carried the manufacturer's plate was the ID ...
by geoberni
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Series II Windscreen Trim
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

Thanks guys
The corners are a bit difficult, but I'm thinking of trying a warm air gun (hair dryer) on those to see if it helps soften the slight bumps out :wink: .
by geoberni
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2103
Views: 305750

Re: Spotted today.

Perhaps a rebuild years ago and some latter bits got used.... although the wipers is a bit drastic presumably indicating that a latter body-shell was used... ummmm Not impossible. IIRC one came up for sale at on-line auction last year and was discussed briefly on here. Quoted as 1959 with photo of ...
by geoberni
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Series II Windscreen Trim
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Series II Windscreen Trim

Hi Like a lot of Series II Splitties, Basil has been missing the Chrome Windscreen Trim for probably a few decades. As it's rarer than Hobby Horse Poop and very expensive if a set should appear, I thought I'd try something. A few months ago I spent about £3 on 3 mtrs of plastic Chrome door edge prot...