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by mogbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Indicator issue

Phil
You are correct .Fit a new electronic unit if swapping to LEDs. Something like this : -

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/726
(satisfied customer , no commercial relationship )
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Indicator issue

The modern electronic versions are thought to be more reliable (better able to cope with any fluctuations in voltage changes ). According to my Electrical qualified mates. You can obtain square plastic box type or round see through plastic type …….. electronic versions. If you want "traditional " th...
by mogbob
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Removal of old window stickers
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Removal of old window stickers

I'd use some White Spirit and a flat razor blade to scrape it off. Attempt thin slices , a few millimetres , rather a "one hit " go. Moisten with the White Spirit as required, Wipe off when complete and wash glass with Meths
or a proper glass cleaner.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Steve ,
OK , OK … big tank , big beefy motor, I admit it , I'm jealous !
Now get on with your restoration and try not to upset me again ( Ha Ha ).
Signing off ,
Bob ( small 25 Litre tank , small engine )
by mogbob
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric

The original stuff ( probably horse hair back in the day ) is no longer stocked by the usual Morris suppliers as far as I'm aware ( I stand to be corrected ! ). Woolies , might be worth a go : - https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/987/felt if you're looking something " original looking ". You cou...
by mogbob
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 'George' 1965 2 Door Restoration Log
Replies: 36
Views: 3332

Re: 'George' 1965 2 Door Restoration Log

Classic car upside down welding …. I remember that ! Funnily enough , most restorers' recollections usually include the adjective painful ! When it's all finished the memory fades ( a little ).
Good work there , crack on , good luck with it , you'll get there.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Steve
Great work !! The " look what I've got to tackle next " photos will soon disappear. Keep on trucking.
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 10716

Re: Another van.

John
Glad you're " sorted " , for the cost of a pint ! Result. If only life was always that simple.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 10716

Re: Another van.

John Wiper Motor link …. is this what you're after ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUCAS-DR3A-WIPER-MOTOR-GEAR-LINK-ARM-GOOD-USED/271919622623?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D944697fd983a4a519602fa4bf6a29d6e%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D263...
by mogbob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Getting water pump out of Vauxhall engine
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Getting water pump out of Vauxhall engine

James Only just read this post. Congratulations on cracking it eventually. Most car jobs are " only 5 minutes " , yeah right !! I use Plusgas Dismantling fluid in preference to WD40. I love WD40 for a catch all , water dispersant , lubrication, etc ., etc. ( I bought 5 litres of it when I started my...
by mogbob
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Steve You've got the " right mind set " for restoration. DIY as you say means you know every inch of your car and working on it , means you will know exactly where to start looking , when a funny squeak or noise appears. A little break every now and then works wonders, recharging the battery ( your'...
by mogbob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 1861

Re: Florrie

Optimistic ? Probably not if you take time and care over it. The more joins there are the greater the risk of getting it wrong. Like all things , with practice , the easier it becomes. Try and get the repair section ( spring hanger ) upstand , where it joins the wheel arch ,fitting as best you can. ...
by mogbob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Update on Audrey
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Update on Audrey

Sounds like a good plan to me. Enjoy the car and safe motoring.
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Steve
Great work on your car. You certainly haven't been sitting around twiddling your thumbs !!
Is your " smile |" of deep satisfaction working well ?
Well done. Bob
by mogbob
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Any tips gratefully recieved
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Any tips gratefully recieved

I'd " clean up " the area back to bare metal first , wire brush on a small angle grinder , power file , paint stripper , white spirit …. whatever you have to hand. With everything perfectly clean you can really see where the rot , rust and " weak " metal is. A correct assessment can the be made as t...
by mogbob
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Popping when engine braking
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Popping when engine braking

"Coasting " downhill in gear , with no throttle.. ...depending on the steepness of the gradient...means that the sheer weight of the car is turning the rear wheels faster than the engine speed. In gear , the rear wheels turn the half shafts , which through the differential , turns the propshaft , th...
by mogbob
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel tank sender adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Fuel tank sender adjustment

John If you bought a new Morris Minor sender from a reputable Morris Minor supplier then it shouldn't need adjustment. With the sender held horizontally the float arm will naturally fall to the lowest point. Conversely, if the arm is lifted it will reach a "stop point ". The only " adjustment " is b...
by mogbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Centering carb jet

James
After all that cleaning and polishing I reckon you're due a holiday !!
You've made a good job of that.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Centering carb jet

James
After all that cleaning and polishing I reckon you're due a holiday !!
You've made a good job of that.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Centering carb jet

James
+1 for Phil's comments. I'm sure you've got it on your list but don't forget to put fresh oil in the carb once it's
back on the engine. Air filter need replacing at this stage ( whilst it's off the carb ) ?
Bob