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by geoberni
Sat May 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: Checking Coil Connections are correct

That is a very interesting test. Of course, seeing which battery pole is earthed will indicate the way the coil should be wired up. If the car is positive earth (as originally) then the feed from the ignition switch goes to the -ive terminal on the coil (sometimes marked SW) and the +ive terminal t...
by geoberni
Fri May 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMOC Nationals online payment - click carefully!
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: MMOC Nationals online payment - click carefully!

My paperwork for the Rally has arrived in today's post!
Sorted!
by geoberni
Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: positive to negative earth

mobylette wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:46 pm
Looks like you have left a roll of insulating tape under the radiator..
Old photo, but well spotted :D I wondered where that went... :lol:
by geoberni
Fri May 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking Coil Connections are correct
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Checking Coil Connections are correct

We've owned Basil for almost 2 years, and aside from a couple of breakdowns, which were eventually traced to an intermittent break in the Coil Primary winding, i.e. the one with the 12v going through it, all has been pretty good so far as engine operation. So when replacing the Coil, I just swapped ...
by geoberni
Fri May 24, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: positive to negative earth

Well, from the photo, I've no idea, because we can't see the markings :wink: . I'm a little surprised, since my battery is mounted with the terminals towards the retailing bar. One of the traditional issues with swapping it around, is turning the battery 180 degrees so the leads reach, and that usua...
by geoberni
Thu May 23, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: Rear shelf

myoldjalopy wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Oh well, at least you can use one of the screws and cup washers to fit the strap to the seat back! :-?
:lol: :lol:
by geoberni
Thu May 23, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: Rear shelf

Most times the leather strap rots over time, breaks, and the part that clips over the stud is lost. The then owner decides to screw the seat back in place as a quick fix. I made a new leather strap for mine (which is screwed into the rear of the back seat - you may find a clue to the original strap...
by geoberni
Wed May 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: positive to negative earth

Not that I'm aware of; both are simple items that should not be polarity sensitive. You haven't said what age/model the car is. The really early ones i.e. MM and perhaps early Series II (?) need a few tweaks to things like fuel gauge, but from the way you're talking, I'm guessing it's not that old. ...
by geoberni
Wed May 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: Rear shelf

Many thanks :)

I suspect when it's been recovered in the past the strap has been missed off. ...
I've just been out and looked and the seat back is screwed in place from within the boot.
by geoberni
Wed May 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMOC Nationals online payment - click carefully!
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: MMOC Nationals online payment - click carefully!

I had some fun booking. Having never been to a Rally before, I had a couple of small questions about the booking form, so emailed the Office. The response was to get a phone call back, but I wasn't in, but eventually I managed to call the office and sort it out. Then having completed the booking for...
by geoberni
Wed May 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: Rear shelf

Just spotted this topic, so thought I'd add to it. Basil is a '55 series II and the shelf appears to be very thick cardboard; for some unearthly reason which I cannot fathom out, there a fastener post in the centre, like the sort of thing you might see on a open top sports motor.... :-? Anyone got a...
by geoberni
Wed May 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: positive to negative earth

by geoberni
Sat May 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 27
Views: 2201

Re: E-bay Scammers

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/bntradin2018/m.html?item=392298250864&hash=item5b56cc4270%3Ag%3AluMAAOSwuxpc3qIj&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/itsamotorthing/m.html?item=333200220501&hash=item4d9447e155%3Ag%3A0XQAAOSwsJ1c3qUe&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 Well something has happ...
by geoberni
Fri May 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Rally road run
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: National Rally road run

Not according to the published details: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Downloads/Misc/ ... ly2019.pdf
by geoberni
Sun May 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2130
Views: 330991

Re: Spotted today.

Finally... 20190512_114451.jpg 20190512_114831.jpg And before someone checks it, I already have and PYD539 doesn't show up on the DVLA checker....or any of the other databases mentioned in the last few days.... It was also not travelling on any Trade Plates as I followed it off site at the end of th...
by geoberni
Sun May 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2130
Views: 330991

Re: Spotted today.

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by geoberni
Sun May 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2130
Views: 330991

Re: Spotted today.

Went to my local Hospice Spring fete today, first time they have invited Vintage and/or other cars to display. I think there were almost as many cars there as Stalls. I wanted to have a word with a Triumph TR6 Owner, but I suddenly realised the car was gone. With his bonnet up, I noticed his battery...
by geoberni
Sat May 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2130
Views: 330991

Re: Spotted today.

Or just a beema towing a trailer Just to give people a bit of closure on this, it was on a trailer being pulled by a Grey/Silver SUV BMW, but I wouldn't know if it were an X2, 3, 5, 6, or 7!! It wasn't a 1 or a 4 as they are more saloon looking. I'm assuming an error on the Trailer Reg plate ...
by geoberni
Fri May 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: daft question
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: daft question

Why do you need the Ign on?
If it's just one circuit you're trying to work on, why not power it directly from the battery, via a suitable fuse of course.
I can't imagine what you're doing if you require the whole thing powered up....
by geoberni
Wed May 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 18157

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

please make it easier to post photos. I have given up trying to post photos from my Mac. I cannot get past the stage where the image is too big no matter what I try. For technical reasons, such as the amount of space they take up, slowing the pages down when loading, etc, many forums have a size li...