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#331 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:40 PM

In the last photograph you can see how awkward oil filter changes are due to the close proximity of the battery tray. This is presumably why Humber moved the battery to the other side of the engine bay on the Series III. However, I noticed some screws apparently holding the battery tray down, so hopefully I can take it out come the next oil filter change - the instruction book makes no mention of this.


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

Lovely thread - its like a cup of strong tea and toast in front of a log fire...how very cosy these old busses seem. Image unscrewing the battery tray on the latest Yaris...


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#333 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:46 PM

Lovely thread - its like a cup of strong tea and toast in front of a log fire...how very cosy these old busses seem.

 

Thanks. Due to the sheer size of the car its best use is for long-distance travel, which it does admirably. I returned from Wales and was cruising in the mid-80's without fuss. I use the Minor for around-town work.


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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 07:31 PM

As alluded to, the white with black tracer wire from the coil low tension to distributor C.B. points was missing as it had been converted to electronic ignition. I had to make up a temporary connection with red and yellow fog lamp wire. I acquired some lengths of the correct cable, which had already been made for an application. I removed the crimps (yes I saved them) and fitted ring crimps.

 

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So that part of the wiring is now back to diagram. The vast majority of British cars had the same standard colours for the various functions, i.e. red for panel lights, brown and blue the feed to lighting switch &c.

 

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The battery was just a smidgen too short and I ran out of screw thread with the clamp on. I cut up some plywood to raise the height a little, an added benefit is air can now circulate more freely around the base, but it's still the wrong battery as you can see.

 

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The ammeter had been flicking wildly, giving an unsteady reading, and sometimes would not register a charge at all, particularly after setting off in the early morning, accompanied by a dim glow of the ignition warning light. A bit of wizardry with the voltage regulator and cut-out soon set things right once again and the ammeter now shows a steady reading.

 

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You will see the redundant wiring for the electronic ignition awaiting removal. I have to say, the Allegro with its alternator has never given any trouble at all and is maintenance-free. But, provided the charging system is in good order on a dynamo car, it should give trouble-free service for many years, as I hope this now will.


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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


#335 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:41 PM

Vid:

 


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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:58 PM

How do you get around the ends of the crimps being work hardened when trying to reuse them?
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#337 OFFLINE   blguy1975

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 09:10 PM

Great Vid Squire

Sounds like a Bentley

Cant wait to see it

:-D


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:50 PM

Excellent vid and what breathtaking scenery on your doorstep.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:48 PM

Cor, that sounds fantastic!

 

Everything about the car just seems very stately, I approve.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:59 PM

I've had a spate of blown bulbs lately. A front indicator bulb went, and the single number plate bulb.

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Markings on the big one have worn off but the little'un is stamped SELUM. Not a make I've heard of.
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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:51 PM

How do you get around the ends of the crimps being work hardened when trying to reuse them?

 

Annealing over a gas ring?


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:59 PM

I've had a spate of blown bulbs lately. A front indicator bulb went, and the single number plate bulb.

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Markings on the big one have worn off but the little'un is stamped SELUM. Not a make I've heard of.

 

do you have a couple close up pictures of the blown indicator bulb? I dont think I have seen a Dual filament automotive bulb with that internal construction before :)


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:04 PM

How do you get around the ends of the crimps being work hardened when trying to reuse them?

 

They're only crimps, I just carefully bend them open again.

do you have a couple close up pictures of the blown indicator bulb? I dont think I have seen a Dual filament automotive bulb with that internal construction before :)

This must be your lucky day. I'd left it outside and all the markings on the glass had worn off. Today I squinted at it and could just make out 'England'. I breathed on it and the condensation brought up the following, like invisible ink :

AAQF, Osram, 12v 6/21w, 380, Made in England.

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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:11 PM

I used to have some bulbs like that, probably still have somewhere if they weren't lost to the house stealing ex.

 

This has also reminded me to dig out those reversing lights, I'll look tonight.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:15 PM

is that lamp from the Snipe because I shit ye not

 

QF comes back as June 1959...

 

(AA would be Jan 1969 but im pretty sure AA is the Production line if other GEC Osram lamps are anything to go by)

 

is the etch Osram with a Big O and a sort of under score underneath it?

 

(its interesting to see the Bunny ears construction like they lifted the assembly from a smaller lamp and just stuck it on some bent over lead in wires, also interesting to see its 21/6W pretty sure they are 21/5W these days...)


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:00 PM

Interesting, it must've been the original bulb then. The word OSRAM isn't underlined, if anything it's like a banner effect like this: oSRAm with the middle letters the biggest.

6 watts are better for sidelights, I wonder why they reduced it to 5w.
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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:45 PM

like this lamp? (note picture aint mine but for those wondering it is a Pygmy bulb date code P4PH  Pygmy production line 4, Aug 1958 ) my Best guess is AA on your lamp stands For Automotive production line A

 

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im curious what lamp is in the other indicator? I would save it before it burns out if it too is from 1959/original to the car :) (the age difference between indicator bulbs might actually be a good way to deduce how a car was driven ie did the previous owner mostly turn left or something LOL)


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:57 PM

Splendid motor car, thanks for sharing.

 

You may or you may not have read this?

 

https://www.motorspo.../mordern-humber

 

 


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:43 PM

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Interesting article, thanks I hadn’t seen it.

Just the odd small job completed, the oil filler cap had a paper or fibre seal which was damaged and coming apart, so I had to make another. Oil was weeping from the filler. With some 1mm thick gasket paper sheet I cut a rough size to begin with and gradually trimmed it to a better shape. The cap is of riveted construction with the seal held tight by the large washer. Not wanting to drill the rivet out, I carefully bent the thin washer up and eased the new seal around underneath it. Once I’d arranged it properly I gently tapped the washer down for a tight fit. The cap feels much more secure on the filler orifice now and is making a good seal as you can see.

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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:55 PM

Also visited the NEC on Saturday, first time I'd been and I was very impressed. One day didn't really do it justice, there was much to see and many people to talk to, the enthusiasm for all the various marques there was phenomenal and people were happy to chat and help.

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Fresh tea essential on the move.

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With the points ignition back in place the car has proved itself beyond all doubt. Still, there are many more things to sort on this car but I working through it one thing at a time and enjoy having something to do.
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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:09 PM

You'll soon be doing your own 'Snipe to the Arctic Circle', eh ;)


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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 06:21 PM

With the foul weather precluding any outdoor activity, I turned to the wireless. Though this Renault unit is acceptable, it’s true I wouldn’t fit a stero myself but as the car has one I won’t be getting rid of it. Music makes long journeys more relaxing and with the cassette function I can listen to BorniteIdentity’s tapes. However, the situation vexed me. The central mounting in the dashboard is where a wireless was designed to go, but this means the loss of a useful cubby hole. It had to come out.

I looked at removal a while ago but couldn’t figure out how to detach the plug from the back. It all seemed stubbornly stuck together. Today I made a fresh attempt and realised it sat in a cage and just seemed to slot in, though I couldn’t budge it with bare hands. A few gentle hammer blows to the retaining screw at the rear had it shifting.

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I’m not impressed with the wiring in the car, there have been a few unwelcome modifications and evidence of overheating damage in places. But, it is all still working.

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The retaining cage had been welded to the ashtray bracket. A neat solution but it had to go.

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A few minutes with the hacksaw parted the two. I am also acutely aware my garage is a tip, getting almost as bad as Dollywobbler’s... so I’ve made a start tidying up.

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Thank goodness the original insert came with the car and not thrown out, although it was bashed slightly I straightened it out and cleaned it. After fitting I was pleased with this definite improvement, the two retaining tacks need either tapping in or leaving out... one is absent anyway.

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Another little job concerned the choke control. It was a bit stiff and notchy in operation, a sure sign it wanted oiling. Disconnecting the carburettor end allowed me to pull it partially out so I could then get the oil spray tube right up the inner cable, on both ends.

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A little grease on the operating cam once I’d wiped away excess oil and I could try it out.

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Now smooth as silk. Attention to little details like this make a car much nicer to use, but they are often overlooked.

At the NEC there was a box of original anti-freeze labels, so for the finishing touch:

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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

Save the Pangolins.

 

Current shite:

1952 Morris Oxford Series MO - Sidevalve Shite

1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

1962 Morris 1000 Traveller - English Tudorbethan

1975 Austin Allegro 1100 DL - m'Lod

 

Please look out for hedgehogs!


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Posted Today, 02:16 AM

Good stuff.
I particularly like that Renault radios provision of an auxiliary input, something somewhat before its time (maybe it was intended for Discmans et al?), and the way it functions with the plug itself being the input switch is also novel, although prone to deterioration over time I imagine if used regularly, to the point it may well cease to function reliably. You could of course circumvent this by leaving a lead in place, alas the workings of the switched input would mean this would deny you the cassette player and radio functions - as I could tell, the auxiliary input circuit being completed overrode them.

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