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1937 Morris 8 Series 1 - new addition here at OCC HQ
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Rick wrote:
Ray White wrote:
Is a transil fitted? I have some spare if you want one.


Errm not sure, what is a transil?

RJ

A transient voltage suppression diode `(bit of a mouthful); it protects your pump points apparently.

They are very cheap and polarity neutral.

Better ask UK Dave first. Wink


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGvxiGwGFT8
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SU fuel pump rebuild kit that I bought had a "Varistor" which a diode that does the same thing (but in a different way I think).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
The SU fuel pump rebuild kit that I bought had a "Varistor" which a diode that does the same thing (but in a different way I think).


These devices "encourage" the electric to pass through them rather than trying to hang on to each other when the contacts open. After water, air is not the best insulator in the world.
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bjacko



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:47 am    Post subject: Morris 8 Video Reply with quote

The switch on the arm on the steering column is the dip switch.
The cylindrical item next to the handbrake is the silencer for the carby.
The "little mirrors" are for checking that the indicators are working.
The headlight glasses if not the whole lights are incorrect. The tail lights are also incorrect.
J8 and L10 spark plugs are for Morris 8's. Not that I would use any of those you showed.
What are the six bolts in the radiator grill?
Still a good buy.
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bjacko



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:48 am    Post subject: Morris 8 Video Reply with quote

The switch on the arm on the steering column is the dip switch.
The cylindrical item next to the handbrake is the silencer for the carby.
The "little mirrors" are for checking that the indicators are working.
The headlight glasses if not the whole lights are incorrect. The tail lights are also incorrect.
J8 and L10 spark plugs are for Morris 8's. Not that I would use any of those you showed.
What are the six bolts in the radiator grill?
Still a good buy.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tail lights would have been a 1950s addition when it became compulsory in the UK to have twin stop/tail lamps.

The fittings on the grille are press-on studs for a radiator cover/muff.

RJ
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electric fuel pump is now working as it should, next will be to check the main front/back fuel line for blockages, then the tank itself to see if it's ok to drain and use (or not). I may also install a fuel filter before the pump, just in case there's a lot of muck in the tank.

RJ
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, there should be a gauze filter in the tank, that can clog up after long periods of idleness,

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
Rick, there should be a gauze filter in the tank, that can clog up after long periods of idleness,

Dave


Ah right, how easy is it to get at? can I get to it by removing the pipe from the tank?

thanks, R
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:37 am    Post subject: Morris 8 Fuel Tank Filter Reply with quote

Just remove the drain plug at the bottom of the tank and the filter should be attached to it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: Morris 8 Fuel Tank Filter Reply with quote

bjacko wrote:
Just remove the drain plug at the bottom of the tank and the filter should be attached to it.


Thanks I'll check that when I drain it off.

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned, this last week or so I've been prepping the Morris' engine. This involved tinkering and checking the fuel supply, the ignition, and generally checking the rest of it over. I was quite surprised to find that the lights still worked!



The aim has been to get it into a state where I can move it around under its own steam, pushing things around is wearing thin a bit. The vid that I uploaded today walks through some recent fiddling and attempts at getting it to run - but did it?

https://youtu.be/TalDJbcve9s



More news soon!

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well enjoyed that Rick!

Kev
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ENjoyed indeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks gents, just a bit of fun.

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