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by geoberni
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo and starter cases
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Dynamo and starter cases

Second dumb question...if the rotational direction was revesed, would a dynamo still charge? Blimey, that's asking me to go back to electrical theory I learnt 44 years ago and never used as it was so basic. It'll still generate the voltage, but I can't remember if the polarity would be reversed. So...
by geoberni
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Mysterious Scratches

I'm kind of with John, although I think the damage might be a little wider spread across the wing if it were the hose. It's definitely a 'scuff' mark where something has rubbed the paintwork.
My Kuga has plenty of such marks on the rear bumper from moving items in/out of the tailgate.
by geoberni
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Traveller has an MoT :)
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: My Traveller has an MoT :)

Welcome back to Minor ownership and "If it breaks down it is never the coil" :wink: Phil Which is why I eventually had to change my coil...... :wink: I've still got the duff one. if I get a spare hour I might carefully cut the top off to see if I can find the break in the winding. Probably be a min...
by geoberni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?

https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?pCode=080.861 Time for antifreeze and found this. Seems cheap and almost too good to be true. Any comments, folks ? Well one of the customer reviews listed says: I chose it because it was recommended by the MG owners club for use in an MGA. Peter - Great ...
by geoberni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter

Hi Owlsman Well at least you didn't part with cash for them :D Where are the Water Temp and Oil Pressure fitted? I find myself wondering why you didn't fit all 4 gauges at the same time in a bank of 4, or perhaps that's what you are intending? Personally, I've just got a Water Temp and an Ammeter, s...
by geoberni
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 16548

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

To replace it with something better would be great. Features like automatically resizing uploaded images that are too big would be fantastic. But I would NOT want a replacement that caused us to lose historic posts. There is a treasure trove of information here going back many years. If that were t...
by geoberni
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: Fitting an ammeter and a voltmeter

Well 'Hello and welcome', ... it seems to me that you have a habit of getting the cart before the horse. You told us that you brought the car before getting someone who knows anything to have a look at it, then you tell us you've already brought both Ammeter and Voltmeter. You'll find plenty of info...
by geoberni
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 2613

Re: GSL526

I was thinking of using this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-1800-MINOR-1000-WINDSCREEN-CHROME-INSERT-LOCKING-FILLER-STRIP-4M/111007015313?epid=24025911828&hash=item19d888a191:g:xXEAAOSwsGpb8~wy:rk:22:pf:0 . I will send a V888 to the DVLA and hope for the best. First though, I need to get a cheq...
by geoberni
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 2613

Re: GSL526

:lol: Basil was brought in Portsmouth on 21/5/99 under the Reg AFE996A; the new owner must've applied pretty soon for the age related Reg as it was changed less than 3 months later, as the letter I have confirming the allocation of BSL*** is dated 6 Aug 99. So Aug 98 might well have been the change ...
by geoberni
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 2613

Re: GSL526

To add to the post from PB above, my own '55 Series II purchased a couple of years ago was originally PKV708. In 1991, that was transferred as a 'Cherished Transfer' and now resides on a Renault, the replacement number AFE996A being issued. So now I'll perhaps correct the date range PB mentioned her...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head gasket ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Head gasket ideas

Speaking generally and not minor specific, I once had a 910 series Datsun Bluebird (early 80s model) that leaked oil into the water and not vice versa. Turned out to be a design flaw of oil and waterways in the head being too close and becoming like a porous membrane after a few years, a bit like on...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.

Still there though.

Seller states that vehicle was scrapped 5 years ago, yet DVLA check shows that it was taxed until Sep 2017, so at most it was 2 years ago it was scrapped, if at all....
by geoberni
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice needed re Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1452

Re: Advice needed re Battery

Also can anyone give me any help with the starter .Sometimes when I start the car all that happens is a whizzing noise. After several goes at starting it then fires up no problem. I'm assuming it's a regular 'spin to engage' type starter, so sounds like the bendix is a bit dirty and not moving to e...
by geoberni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OAP rips off wheel clamp
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: OAP rips off wheel clamp

Really?

The thing is bent by the time the video starts. It must be the worst quality Clamp going!
by geoberni
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an Alternator Video
Replies: 14
Views: 10343

Re: Fitting an Alternator Video

Actually, watching this video back again, I've realised this has a glaring safety omission. It doesn't mention that the wiring to the ammeter that was previously in the Genny/Dynamo circuit will likely melt when given the current output of the alternator. Plus, the ammeter itself could well be damag...
by geoberni
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 3341

Re: I just do not believe some people!

myoldjalopy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:00 am
It doesn't help that so many modern vehicles are so big that they barely fit in a parking space properly :-? And it could be that people who just have to park next to another car suffer from some OCD about neatness? :lol:
Not something evident with the BMW Driver parking across the lines.....
by geoberni
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring for ammeter
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Wiring for ammeter

Firstly, just note that Declan's diagram is for anyone with a Genny/Dynamo, NOT an Alternator. But as to the original question...my response has to be .... WHY? There's a good reason you don't fit an ammeter with an alternator and that's because it gives out a lot more current than a Genny/Dynamo, t...
by geoberni
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel clamp
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Wheel clamp

I've got this actual clamp but for use on the Caravan with alloys. It's light and easy to use and I see no reason why it wouldn't fit your Morris. Haven't tried it on mine, though. Hope this helps. Aside from the fact that according to the description it doesn't clamp narrow enough for standard Mog...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator better???
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Alternator better???

I think you've perhaps got a mix up with the D wire(s). There's previously 2 wires going to D, as per this post: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=39514 it's almost certainly not connected up correctly; but I'm happy on a Generator, so not sometime I've 1st hand experience of...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel clamp
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Wheel clamp

Depends on your wheels. It say for wheels 7" to 11". Pretty sure a standard Moggie wheel is a lot less than 7" wide, more like 5". I recently brought one of this type: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Caravan-Van-Trailer-High-Security-Heavy-Duty-13-17-inch-Wheel-Clamp-9065/140477538739?epid=1805848837...