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by geoberni
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 939

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Basil has been modified in the past to have the side light in the headlamp, with amber indicators on the front. I've put clear lenses on the front and put LED Amber lamps in. That way he looks more original, but still benefits from amber indicators. Only putting them in the front meant I didn't need...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: help needed with abbreviation
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: help needed with abbreviation

I should say here that I've now found out that minijojo is actually in Germany, I hadn't realised as his English is so good. So a little embarrassed :oops: for thinking he was a youngster that didn't know about £sd. :-? It's so annoying and frustrating that this seems to be the only Forum I frequent...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 1469

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

Ahh... so you have the system that was introduced here in the UK in 1961, with the flashing brake light? The rear lights units you have were on cars from 56-63, but here in the UK they kept the separate Trafficators until 61, before introducing the combined Red and Amber Rear light Unit in 63. You w...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 1469

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

So sorry to hear your news, but it could have been much worse for you both and the car, so something to be grateful for. As you say, the damage doesn't look too bad, so I'll leave it to people with much more experience them I have to offer advice. You said you didn't think the car behind realised yo...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: help needed with abbreviation
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: help needed with abbreviation

sorry, no, i was born in 1955. Thanks for your explanation. I thought of it, but "d" for pence did not make sence for me.... Blimey, you've got a year over me and I can easily remember pre-decimal :lol: But glad I could help. :) Put it down to a Terry Wogan 'Senior Moment' :D The £/s/d all originat...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: replacing engine steady bar

It may depend on how it was fitted, because the way shown is not how the manual illustrates it. The car mounted bracket should be under the battery box, not on the cross member, but you do see cars like that. Perhaps they changed it for factory fit items on production..?. So if the fitter/mechanic m...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: help needed with abbreviation
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: help needed with abbreviation

:roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I guess you were born long after 1971 :lol: :lol: Pounds, Shillings and Pence. 20 Shillings to the Pound, 12 Pence to the Shilling (so 240 to the Pound) So your task was the pre decimalisation equivalent of £4.57½ coins.jpg Edited as I found a way to put 1/2 in small s...
by geoberni
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: replacing engine steady bar

If you're only replacing the rubbers, I don't see why you need to remove the bracket from the engine. There does seem to be some variation in fitment, some people seem to have the head bracket upwards (as with this image I just lifted from the internet Engine Bracket 1.JPG Whereas mine appears to be...
by geoberni
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1013

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

Be careful - the 'helmets' will melt if excess heat is applied - I wasted one this way trying to release the cable from it. They must be formed around the cable during manufacture. Well that's because they are lead, just like the battery terminals. That's probably another reason they stopped making...
by geoberni
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1013

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

I haven't seen that style for many a decade, perhaps the 1970s. I think your only option is to look around at auto jumbles or check ebay occasionally. I wonder if there was a technical reason for them going out of use, such as furring up on the inside with no chance of it being noticed? I'm sure bat...
by geoberni
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3758

Re: Currently drinking.....

I'm fully aware of north America IPA's. Yes pumpkin is on tap here but disgusting. When I say real ale, I mean British ale. The American stuff tastes like drain water. :lol: We'll have to disagree on that then. They do have a wide variety, not just IPAs. I agree Pumpkin can be an 'acquired' (strang...
by geoberni
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3758

Re: Currently drinking.....

...but no real ale out here. Plenty of 'real ale' in North America (US and Canada) I lived in Nevada for 3 years and only rarely had to drink mass produced Piddle, I recently spent 3 weeks in Canada and Alaska on holiday, rarely drinking 'Larger'; unless it was something special like the Banff Ave ...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: 803 cc oil filter

liammonty wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:31 pm

Geoberni has posted piccies of a 918cc sidevalve engine as fitted to the Series MM cars - rather different from the 803cc A-Series with by-pass filter, fitted to the Series II cars :wink:
See, I told you I knew nothing about the 803 engine :D :D :D :oops: :oops:
by geoberni
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Antifreeze

Well some websites, blogs etc say it doesn't matter so long as you don't mix them, but I don't think those places go far enough back in the technology. Halfords say A general guide to antifreeze Cars made after 1998 normally need antifreeze that uses silicate-free, organic acid technology (OAT). The...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 cc oil filter
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: 803 cc oil filter

As my '55 Series II doesn't have it's original 803, I've no experience of that engine, but I do know I'm now confused. I thought the 803 oil filter was the other side of the engine from the dynamo.... ??? :-? ??
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by geoberni
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Wheel colour

Doing this thing to death, I've looked into the history of BS AU 145, the specification for Reflective Plates. The earliest version I can find available is BS AU 145a:1972... but the Forward to that states that the original version of the BS was published in 1967. BS145.JPG Given the detail provided...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Wheel colour

There are also many more recent photographs of "restored" Panda cars. Many of these cars are now fitted with number plates showing a black background. That doesn't convince me that this is period correct. Which is exactly why I didn't link to any colour or very sharp B&W images as they could easily...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Wheel colour

But to return to the original question, I think the only answer is that, due to it being bang slap in the middle of the either/or voluntary decision period, the best thing would be to ask the Met Historic Collection. http://fomphc.com/heritage-centre/ They might have some specific photos that would ...
by geoberni
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Wheel colour

I totality agree that it's hard to establish exactly when they became 'allowed'; it's bugging me that I can't find the actual legislation which did that, because clearly there would have been earlier legislation that gave the specification as Black with Silver/White lettering. There must've been an ...
by geoberni
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Why has Message Board Replacement been locked??

Hey,does anyone remember the last message board update? That was a bit of a nightmare! :wink: As I understand it, that was an Update to a Board that had been bastardised/butchered over the years, by people making tweaks to it without documenting what they had been doing, hence why it is in such a d...