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by mogbob
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition problems
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Hi Roli Kevin has covered most of the possibles. The small lead in the dizzy, the pigtail lead, which Kevin mentioned is also a favourite to let you down. It might also be worth taking a "careful " look at the very short low tension lead between the coil and the distributer.These , at a quick glance...
by mogbob
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo
Replies: 69
Views: 4811

Craig "To change a positive earth unit to negative earth, connect a negative lead from the battery to the dynamo case.Take a positive lead from the battery and touch it briefly on the dynamo small terminal and then on the large termnal -- you'll get a harmless blue spark from each.And that's that ! ...
by mogbob
Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: i am beginning to feel cursed..
Replies: 21
Views: 1820

Hi Mark Did the AA Man carry out any electrical tests on the dynamo with his multi meter ?.... or did he base his assessment solely on the red light " glowing " all the time ( i.e the car indicating an " under charging " situation ). bmcecosse...Fan belt adjustment correct when I saw the car. Previo...
by mogbob
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1956 s11 traveller restoration
Replies: 122
Views: 32775

David
I can feel the warm glow of satisfaction from here.
Good steady progress and excellant results.Keep plugging away, the end is in sight now.Well done !!

Bob
by mogbob
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing rear springs -arrrggghh -nobby minor
Replies: 40
Views: 5209

Nigel

If things runs true to form, the second side will now be an absolute doddle ! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Bob
by mogbob
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: MIG welder.
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Roger Sorry for the partial response, had to dash for the granchildren's school run this morning. Other essentials, safety stuff, a welding helmet ( hand held one's are the cheapest, automatic dimming ones are more expensive ) welding gauntlets ( up to your elbows ) and a welding leather apron.Flame...
by mogbob
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: MIG welder.
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Roger "you can never have enough clamps for serious welding ".I have an old washing up bowl full of them. Buy a welding set of clamps ( 3 in a set usually ) plus the usual mole wrenches.Autojumbles are a good source for second hand clamps as well. Magnets have their uses in frabrication but clamps a...
by mogbob
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Going thru condensers & points like toffees - Help neede
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Phil I'm " tuning into " Moggies with my friend's 1966 model. Do they have a standard earth strap....engine to bodywork somewhere ? I came across an " iffy" earth strap connection, which matches the symptons.i.e whenever the engine was thrown around, coming to a stop, going around the roundabouts (b...
by mogbob
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Going thru condensers & points like toffees - Help neede
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Phil "cuts out" infers an electrical problem.Fuel problems/symptoms are are usually described as " it coughed and spluttered....ground slowly to a halt, etc.". Cause ?...multiple possibilities.Check...with the ignition off, battery disconnected for absolute safety.... the low tension circuit ( the t...
by mogbob
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Phil Steel stockholders will sell you large sheets of metal,welding supply shops might stock smaller sheets for the DIY' er ( or know where to send you ). Metal frabrication companies are probably a better bet. Get yourself down to the local Trading estate to find one and ask if you can have some of...
by mogbob
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor sweep angle ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Panic over.Did some more welding at my friend's garage today..great weather by the way.... and I questioned him about the missing bits.He had removed them to a place of safety !!
So all the bits have been reunited with the wiper motor, thank goodness.

Bob
by mogbob
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor sweep angle ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

I'm coming to the conculsion it's been "messed with ". The pin does have a groove Ray.The mounting rubbers and brushes are no problem but the bits that have " found a new home somewhere" may well prove to be the biggegst problem to replace. Another wiper motor to source the three tiny bits of metal....
by mogbob
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor sweep angle ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Update I stripped down the wiper from my friend's 1966 Morris to find a 150 degree gear wheel. The mounting rubbers were shot and the carbon brushes were down to the holders so need replacing. The surprise for me was that there was no clip, connector and washer on the top of the gear wheel stud.The ...
by mogbob
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Any tips re track rod end boots?
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

Philip A ball joint splitter tool is the " weapon of choice ".There are different types, a fork type one you hit to split and a heavy duty one that levers the joint apart by tightening a large bolt with a spanner or socket. It's possibe to do with two hammers, a small club/ big ball pien ( I hope I'...
by mogbob
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor sweep angle ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Jonathon Thanks for the confirmation of 110 degrees sweep angle and thanks to all for their input. Ray had me going round in circles ( 360 degrees ) for a time but I know what to look out for at Beaulieu tomorrow. This forum is great, practical information, plenty of opinions and a touch of humour. ...
by mogbob
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor sweep angle ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Mike
Having dismantled a number of Lucas DR series wipers for various cars it is primarily the gearing /sweep angle that dictates whether the wiper is suitable for your particular classic car.Hoping to pick a cheap "spare " for my moggie owner friend at Beaulieu this weekend.

Bob
by mogbob
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor sweep angle ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Wiper Motor sweep angle ?

Can anyone tell me the sweep angle/ gear wheel degrees for a 1966 Minor please ?

Many thanks

Bob
by mogbob
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: door hinge bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

It's a tapped plate... to allow movement..proceed if you are going to ....with extreme caution.
What state is the hinge cover plate in ? Does it need renewing ?
It might be the only way in but some of the experts may have a trick up their sleeves.

Bob
by mogbob
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Underseal
Replies: 1
Views: 611

David Think long and hard.It's all about time ,money and the end result you want to achieve. Quick and cheap ? You said it was in good condition. Wash down the dirty underseal...power washer or scrubbing brush and a hose pipe.Respray/ brush on new underseal.Cover up the mechanical stuff well before ...
by mogbob
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 255
Views: 79979

Top notch frabrication... keep the piccies coming please....thank you.

Bob