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by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

My experience was with aftermarket units from the Sixties. Advances must have been made. I suspect the existing wire is cut rather than just tapped. The hazard switch is "inserted" into the wires to the indicators with normal operations simply passing through the switch. Once activated the normal ci...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Also there can be a problem with the brake lights if your Minor uses the same lamp filament for the brake lights and the turn signals. You'll also have to move the brake circuit over to the non-ignition fuse. This would not apply to the home market or later Minors.
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Yes, when the four way flasher sends power to the lights it also powers up the ignition by going through the fuse the other way. The engine will run, shut down, and then run again with each flash. If you move the turn signal circuit to the other fuse or a new fuse, it'll solve one problem but you'll...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Do they have a feature to prevent the ignition being powered when the lights flasher? The power can back feed from the lights to the ignition. A diode in the ignition circuit would stop it.
by jaekl
Tue May 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller Rear Door Hinges
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Traveller Rear Door Hinges

You can confirm by checking the hinge pin line. It should be a straight line from top to bottom. One combination will obviously be wrong.
by jaekl
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1548

Re: What we did in the lockdown

That's odd to hear that the steering column branch of the wiring could not reach the left side. Was there an obstacle in the way. Before you replace the entire turn signal switch, where was your earth probe when you checked the voltage? If you used the chrome stalk, it's earth path may be the proble...
by jaekl
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: New member

Due to our higher headlamp requirement in the States, even the home market Minors received the higher lights still in the MM era. My understanding is the change to the overhead valve engine is the start of the Series II. The wheel/axles were changed within the Series II.
by jaekl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sally's NMP plate
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Sally's NMP plate

I understand it's the body count, the sequential number of units of the "Z" body style. It was also stamped in the NMP plate.
by jaekl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 11450

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The oil pump cover is on the gearbox side of the pressed engine plate, so the solder is required. It can also be the source of oil leakage due to cracks. It's not always the rear main that is leaking. Let us know if you find MOWOG anywhere.
by jaekl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?

I suspect politics, business politics that is. With the recent creation of BMC some higher up wanted the new logo to be everywhere to promote the new organization, internally as well as to the public. Either one of the dies or the first die had the logo engraved. On the other had the casting house m...
by jaekl
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me figure out what year I am
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Help me figure out what year I am

1959 was by far the largest production of USA models. Unfortunately many weren't sold until 61 or 62.
by jaekl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1937

Re: fuel pump

Next time you should take the cover off and determine if the points are closed or open. If they're closed the most likely cause is dirty points. Open would point to a stiff or not properly adjusted diaphragm. On the other hand a hole in the diaphragm leads to constant, rapid ticking but not necessar...
by jaekl
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Door window water wiper top strips
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Door window water wiper top strips

That Z shaped bracket has nothing to do with stopping the glass. It's just a door spreader or maintainer. With the felt out of the channels there is enough room to work the subject seals into place.
by jaekl
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: 1958 charging problem

To answer your question, yes the earlier dynamo has a bit lower max. output. It has a bigger pulley which leads to lower rpm so the voltage increase with engine rpm is also slower. As said it should be able to charge the battery if everything is in order. Except as the driver manual states if the li...
by jaekl
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 3481

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

I wouldn't be too concerned about prices going crazy just for profit. Even if all other competitors are gone for Minor specific parts, the last remaining enterprise still has one remaining competitor of a sort, the non-buyer. Surely one would want to keep their business going and perhaps offer other...
by jaekl
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 29
Views: 2054

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

The poly bushings need to be smaller because they are really not bushing like the rubber ones but actually bearings. The rubber squirm and must be compressed to ensure no rotation. The pin does rotate in a poly bushing, so silicone grease is required.
by jaekl
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

The home market cars and the ones with the later tail lamps with two bulbs had flashing power going through the switch. Cars with trafficators had a switch mounted under the dash. It's a lever that you flip left or right to power the trafficator. Earlier cars with flashing indicators like USA models...
by jaekl
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: boot lock

There is a square bar that slides when you turn the key. It can be assembled the wrong way such that the handle will not lock in that position and so it was on some cars. Rotating the handle 180° is the easy solution. Otherwise there is a swage that needs to be undone so that you can get to the bar ...
by jaekl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 2993

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

Thanks, philthehill. I wasn't too far the mark. I've seen different cars frost up on the outside of in the carb/intake. Dampness was the common factor. Naturally, if the frost is on the outside, it's caused by he cold mixture passing through inside. The frost slows any heat transfer to take the chil...
by jaekl
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 2993

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

I see by 1979 there was some text on the heaters, which was absent twenty years earlier. I recall a brochure or two mentioning an induction heater in the manifold but nothing as to the benefits. It's a much more active system in 79. I'm fairly sure the manifold heater goes back farther than the dash...