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by geoberni
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TORCH!!
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: TORCH!!

Not really relevant to the question about what to recommend now, but I used to have one of these that I brought in the USA around 2008/9. Unfortunately It's defunct now after some battery leakage. I still have 2 remaining sections that work, just serving as separate torches. They no longer make it, ...
by geoberni
Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TORCH!!
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: TORCH!!

I GOT ONE OF THOSE!!!! Can you tell, Mick, about the LED conversion and where to get it? Regards from MikeN. Nothing special, Fleabay has plenty of places offering LED replacement lamps to fit torches. Just look up the type you need, typically E10 for screw in lamp and the ones with no thread, but ...
by geoberni
Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Black Speedometer Sender Ohms Range
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Black Speedometer Sender Ohms Range

I remembered this coming up before, sort of... https://board.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=73913 The early one is the range you've been quoted. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the later style Smiths Sender is 240 Ohms empty and 20 Ohms full, in the opposite sense to the early ones. Holden for ...
by geoberni
Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5-30 synthetic oil
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: 5-30 synthetic oil

There's some good answers here already. I'm of the opinion that some of your assumptions are flawed; for example your observations about differences the oil recommendations between the AKD530 issue 2 and Issue 14, probably some 20+ years apart are easily explained. When the Minor first arrived in 19...
by geoberni
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Dimensions for Series MM battery tray
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Dimensions for Series MM battery tray

Well quite simply, it depends what battery you have or intend having. A while back I posted the common battery configurations for a Minor, but it will depend whether you're intending to get a 'period' battery. If you're intent on having a wooden tray as per original, perhaps you're intending have th...
by geoberni
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Strange Pump arrangment....
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Strange Pump arrangment....

The pipework simply joins the two inlet connections and the two outlet connections from the two individual SU pumps. The " modern " connectors you've marked , would take the " supply" from the fuel tank and "deliver" to the carburettors. Bob No it doesn't. The pumps ar...
by geoberni
Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dynamo/Starter Motor Identification (are these Minor parts?).
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Dynamo/Starter Motor Identification (are these Minor parts?).

It's a pity there's not in better focus, can't make out much of anything... Starter for all Minor as far as I'm aware is a Lucas M35G, but the M35J is essentially the same Starter, just a change of end plate design as far as I'm aware. I think the J was standard in 1275cc engines such cars as MGs. D...
by geoberni
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098 engine & gearbox in a 948 (1961) saloon. Good idea? Bad idea?
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: 1098 engine & gearbox in a 948 (1961) saloon. Good idea? Bad idea?

You might find this discussion from 2013 informative: https://board.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=50506 That's a good read, thanks. I wonder if sticking with the original 948 diff would be a bad thing to do. Don't ask me that one. I brought my car (SII) believing it to be fitted with a 948, the 803 g...
by geoberni
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card
Replies: 31
Views: 3210

Re: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card

Update: Just had a Text from FuelPecker So much for the Exciting News they expected. We want to inform you that Fuelpecker will be closing, resulting in the cancellation of your card on 6th March. As a valued customer, we are excited to offer you discounted fuel through the Esso Card with WEX. Sign ...
by geoberni
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you can weld, and how did you learn?
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: How many of you can weld, and how did you learn?

I've got a Stick Welder which I've used to do simple jobs like replace broken brackets on Exhausts, or fix gaps on Silencers. The cost of the machine has been recovered just by those simple jobs which don't requite any particular skill. A rear box for my Ford Kuga is around £180+. I brought a £99 We...
by geoberni
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wipers
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Wipers

The OP stated "I have fitted a new wiper new wiper motor wheelboxes and wire. and wire.". If it really is a new motor then it shouldn't be full of hardened grease. It sounds like a major refurbishment of the system, which means disassembly and reassembly of all components, so there is a r...
by geoberni
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card
Replies: 31
Views: 3210

Re: Membership benefits - Esso Fuel Card

Just had the debit appear on my credit card and the discount was only 4p/l not 5p/l. Before I raised it with Fuelpecker I thought I would check the current discounts and sure enough they have reduced: That's changed in the past few weeks, because I checked it when I first contacted them about the C...
by geoberni
Thu Feb 22, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Strange Pump arrangment....
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Strange Pump arrangment....

Just spotted a job lot of SU fuel Pumps for sale on ebay.
This arrangement caught my eye . Any thoughts on what they were tying to achieve?

I've drawn the circuit arrows on. :-? :-? . Supply from where??
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by geoberni
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XPL59G
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: XPL59G

It could potentially be in a museum somewhere or private collection as a remote chance - I was watching an old (90's) TV program the other day, it had a vintage 1920/30's Bentley sports car on it - DVLA have no record of the plate on it, but I find it very hard to believe it got scrapped :D (not sa...
by geoberni
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wipers
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Wipers

Sounds to me like the motor is struggling.
Either as Stephen suggests, the Motor & Gearbox needs a good overhaul, or you've not assembled it all correctly and something is a bit stiff/binding.
by geoberni
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XPL59G
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: XPL59G

Don't expect anything from this. As you've probably seen, using the DVLA Vehicle Check site, it's been un-taxed since 1/3/2005, but with a last V5C issued 2007, so it's been 'off the books' for 17 years. Almost certainly scrapped many years ago, before they tightened up on scrap yards not doing the ...
by geoberni
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TORCH!!
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: TORCH!!

I've got one of these: https://www.screwfix.com/p/nebo-inspector-500-rechargeable-led-light-graphite-250lm/830jp It's a rechargeable, but the same manufacturer have a range of LED lamps starting from £10. This one for example scores 4.8/5, from 170+ reviews: https://www.screwfix.com/p/nebo-lil-larry...
by geoberni
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Number plate light
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Number plate light

So it turns out it was a blown fuse. Inline fuse under the voltage regulator. Is it ok to rewire this for a newer blade style fuse holder? That inline fuse is for far more than the Number Plate Light, it's all the side lights and the panel lights too. You probably ruptured it while fiddling with th...
by geoberni
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Remote battery isolator
Replies: 19
Views: 504

Re: Remote battery isolator

Nothing wrong with an internal isolator, however I have one fitted to a battery terminal under the bonnet. I’m sure if I had a problem, I’d be under the bonnet pretty quick ! However if there was a fire, wouldn’t it be like bolting the door after the horse had bolted ? An electrical fire i.e. a bur...