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by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Static Timing

Well let's start off with all the background facts that got you in this position.
What have you been doing to the engine?
Have you simply removed the Distributor and now trying to refit it, have you rebuilt the engine, or something in between?
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter solenoid on the way out?
Replies: 25
Views: 403

Re: Starter solenoid on the way out?

A heavy Clunk or a feeble one? It could be the bendix sticking and not engaging correctly, perhaps not a bad connection since you say you've checked all is clean, or perhaps the solenoid. I'd be checking to see if there is 12v output from the solenoid every time. Does the solenoid have the button to...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949266

Re: Word Association

Grass
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat belts - Series II 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 482

Re: Seat belts - Series II 4 door

I'm 6 ft and the seats fitted at just a bit too far forwards Have you tried unbolting and moving the seat back? I believe the mounting holes in the floor will let you do this, or have you already tried? Best wishes, Mike. I'm a fraction over 6ft in my shoes and the driving position in my '55 is a l...
by geoberni
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor abandoned in Battersea?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Minor abandoned in Battersea?

Yesterday, I considered contacting the Met on their Twitter to see if it has been flagged with them, but decided they probably would have rules and bureaucracy about it. But I've just done some online searching. 'freecarcheck' didn't recognise the Reg, but 'isitnicked' recognised it and it's not sho...
by geoberni
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor abandoned in Battersea?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Minor abandoned in Battersea?

Well if it's legally parked, then the Council won't be bothered.
But if it's taxed and insured, perhaps the person who made the Club aware of it should have reported it to the Police or council anyway, since it might have been stolen for a ride home and just abandoned there....
by geoberni
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 'anti drum' door brackets
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: 'anti drum' door brackets

Sound deadening doesnt work exactly like that but who knows what was the science about it back then!! :) :D Exactly. From the same era, look what happened to DeHaviland and their Comet experience. You'd think anyone would know about the structural stresses of squared windows....., but in fact, the ...
by geoberni
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 'anti drum' door brackets
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: 'anti drum' door brackets

By Jove Phil, I think you may well have it. That sounds perfectly feasible. I'm not sure the actual inner skin would resonate as such, due to all the cut outs and bends in it, unlike the outer skin, but it could well be an overall door resonator suppressor. Certainly a better proposition that any ot...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: LM 471 early light bases / mounting blocks (painted type)
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: LM 471 early light bases / mounting blocks (painted type)

Mike I would suggest you consider how you remove them and also make use of them being held in place at the moment. If they are in reasonable condition regarding corrosion why not work out how to drill them for new fixing bolts and then transfer them over to your replacement wings (if I recall correc...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat belts - Series II 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 482

Re: Seat belts - Series II 4 door

Well the manual doesn't cover fitting belts to the SII at all, only to the 1000. Hence why there is no 'definitive answer'. As far as I can tell, there was never a Morris authorised design for fitting belts to an MM or SII. To be brutally frank, a DIY fitting of belts could potentially be just as da...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Napoleon Boot wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:16 pm

Thanks, I won't panic too much then!

Seb
If you think about it, it's lost perhaps 2 or 3 % of the contact area of just 1 shoe and you've got 8 on the car, so something like less than 0.5% loss of contact surface... That puts it in perspective. :wink:
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 'anti drum' door brackets
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: 'anti drum' door brackets

thank you I'm also thinking its some kind of crash buffer?!!! About the only good it might be is to stop a small dink to the middle of the door breaking the drop glass if it were lowered at the time. It does seem to be quite valueless at first glance..... Any collision to the side isn't going to be...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Round heater fan screeching...?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Round heater fan screeching...?

I'd be checking for any shiny polished marks on the inside no matter how small.
That'd explain why the squirt of WD 40 cleared it up for a while.
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Does the chunk that's missing from one of my shoes look worrying, or should I relax? It's only on the edge, I guess I could just keep an eye on it... Seb Looks like a manufacturing defect. I'd keep an eye on it by checking it in 500 miles or so just to make sure it's not lost any more, assuming you...
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949266

Re: Word Association

Rug
by geoberni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

I wouldn't worry about it not being strong enough: parking brake efficiency is quite a low figure. If a vehicle is unable to use a rolling road for whatever reason, one of the alternative ways of testing is to see if it holds on a 16% gradient. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-p...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Round heater fan screeching...?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Round heater fan screeching...?

Any signs of metal on metal contact? Screeching is a sign of not just of worn bearings themselves, but of possible worn bearings, or other wear issues, allowing the actually moving parts to rub inside the casing. Clattering, as myoldjalopy says, is an out of balance issue. I don't know what the inte...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

There's some currently on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucas-33178-Stop-Lamp-Indicator/124193688766?hash=item1cea854cbe:g:GOAAAOSwUCdexUO2 I can't readily explain why there are 3 terminals on them* :-? , but basically any small indication lamp, supplied from the down circuit side of the brake sw...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: When To Re - Torque Head Nuts ?

Back in the day, a head re-torque was a standard thing on the 1st service for all makes, typically 500miles or even less. I brought a brand new Vauxhall Viva in '77 and I remember it was in the 1st service schedule at 500miles. It sticks in my mind because I was in the RAF in Germany at the time, an...
by geoberni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 'anti drum' door brackets
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: 'anti drum' door brackets

It just so happens that I have my Drivers Door card removed. Here's what I've got in my SII. I can't guarantee the doors are the originals, since when I got the car, 3 of the 4 items of glass in the 2 doors were etched with a late sixties registration, so had been donated. The donor car was also bla...