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by geoberni
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vibration.
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: Vibration.

OK thanks, that makes sense. I'll continue with my clutch-down starting ritual then (except on the Minor of course). :) I've always depressed the clutch because of the 'lighten the load' theory, but also in case it was left in gear; back in the day it wasn't always clear where the gearstick was whe...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

'geobernie': "Just ask yourself, would you want to sell a car and then 20 odd years later have some nutter turning up asking questions about what you may or may not have done with/to it?" Why would they be a 'nutter'? In the past I have contacted previous owners of a car and they were most helpful ...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Blind
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Radiator Blind

Dare I suggest taking a step back and looking at this problem with a different approach. You say From the start of the cooler weather last autumn, but 2 things, firstly, by that do you mean 3-4 months ago, or 14-15 months ago? Secondly, what's it like in the Summer? The basic system as designed is s...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

My background is information security and data protection. Having seen lives ruined by breaches of privacy I think people are right to be obsessed by it. Thumbs1.jpg Just ask yourself, would you want to sell a car and then 20 odd years later have some nutter turning up asking questions about what y...
by geoberni
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: Pins in tyres

Some spray-in via the valve puncture sealant might do the trick... Two problems I can see with that.... A) Unless they are much longer than drawing pins, they won't go all the way through the sidewall B) Even if they are long enough, they'll likely seal until the car is moved and the sidewall flexe...
by geoberni
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: Pins in tyres

I was told its illegal to fit a tube in a tubeless tire but my other tire had one as the rim was rusty and would not seal without a tube. I found this info online: https://www.bigtyres.co.uk/blog/fitting-tubes-in-tubeless-tyres.html I don't think it's actually illegal, because they would have said ...
by geoberni
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: Pins in tyres

Some spray-in via the valve puncture sealant might do the trick... Two problems I can see with that.... A) Unless they are much longer than drawing pins, they won't go all the way through the sidewall B) Even if they are long enough, they'll likely seal until the car is moved and the sidewall flexe...
by geoberni
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: carpet underfelt

I brought very similar stuff from ebay last year. Still got to get around to fitting it, just not found time to strip the carpet out. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-underfelt-soundproofing-acoustic-felt-sound-deadening-underlay-insulation/182950799448?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m...
by geoberni
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 7013

Re: Electronic Ignition

I'm confused as to if you have restored all to the conventional points in the dissy, or have fitted an electronic unit?
by geoberni
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Size of tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Size of tubing

I rarely ever use one. Wash off after doing the job, if necessary. I don’t re-use brake fluid, so don’t collect it! Yeah, but it's not the sort of thing you want to spread all over the floor. far better to collect it and dispose of it correctly. I admit the local Tip (aka Recycling Centre) won't ha...
by geoberni
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 7013

Re: Electronic Ignition

:lol: Well if you rotated them all in one direction and after 3 tries it all worked, then it was basically 90 degrees out in the 'other' direction. Either you got the splines a bit off when dropping the Dissy in place, or it's just the timing of the new Unit. Many people find the Accuspark electroni...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Which Tracker SIM Card ???
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Which Tracker SIM Card ???

Thanks DP I've now got a giffgaff SIM and have got the Tracker working for Text of location. To summarise a long story, I found the Tracker would work on my Virgin contract SIM, which uses the EE network, the same as the ASDA PAYG I was trying to use. I've now been waiting several days for ASDA to e...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Petition to help Wythall Transport Museum continue to run their heritage bus service
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Petition to help Wythall Transport Museum continue to run their heritage bus service

Maybe it’s just another extremely politically correct posture? Councils are prone to that kind of thing. :evil: Birmingham City Council have a habit of being nasty people. Here's another petition aimed at them. Fining Blood Bike Riders for using Bus Lanes when they are trying to save lives! https:/...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: If I were you...

I'd check (or just replace) the rearmost Core Plug, since that's on the rear face of the Block.
by geoberni
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 227
Views: 15691

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Ian46 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:37 pm

Photo shows gear-box after initial clean. I've never see 'BMC' before cast on the side cover?
We had a topic about the BMC Cover a few months back. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70668&hilit=BMC+Gearbox+cover
by geoberni
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Petition to help Wythall Transport Museum continue to run their heritage bus service
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Petition to help Wythall Transport Museum continue to run their heritage bus service

The Museum has approached Birmingham City Council but they appear unwilling to consider an exemption for them on the basis the Museum is running the service for profit not for charity. That's BS! Copied straight from their website, the TRANSPORT MUSEUM WYTHALL is a registered charity no 1167872 . T...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 7013

Re: Electronic Ignition

MOGGIEMOS1@ wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:16 pm
strip it all out again next week just in case I got the timing wrong on the crank pully and see how I go on....
Was the car not a runner before you started this Dissy work?
if it was running, then you may well have fitted the Dissy out of place.
by geoberni
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 4679

Re: Euphemisms

I suspect there is more at work here than her being the spouse of an 'intelligence officer'. She may also be a spook in her own right. Somebody decided she needed 'extraction', just like in all the best Movie plots. Look how difficult it has been for the media to get hold of any photograph of Anne S...
by geoberni
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

This 1954 is looking a lot better option for the price.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1954-MORRIS-MINOR-SPLIT-SCREEN-MODEL/233461911906?_trkparms=aid%3D888008%26algo%3DDISC.CARDS%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131227121020%26meid%3D2f31e8b5b08e4a02a2fd06738a50957f%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D16402...
by geoberni
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Mystery Overheating

'split top hose'- yes, but that's not a mystery overheating! :wink: Interesting though that at least three of us had cars that seemed to fix themselves - how cool is that!!? 8) But it was a mystery until I found the small split (only about 1/2"long on the underside). :lol: :lol: I do think a lot of...