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by ampwhu
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1222

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

which way around the these bearings go? ive never done them and often wondered. any pictures?
by ampwhu
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Temperature Gauge - suggestions please
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: New Temperature Gauge - suggestions please

I have a temp gauge for sale. its capillary and comes with the thermostat housing and braket for inside the car. complete kit if you like.
by ampwhu
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 796

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

I did the same! fitted my newly built engine a month ago and forgot to fit the pin in the bottom of the gearbox. did wonder if I should attempt to fir one, but with the green light from the experts on here, i'll just put a thin screw driver up the hole every now and then.
by ampwhu
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

this happened a few years ago to one of our cars. we used a couple of washers on each wheel stud to get the clearance. as far as i'm aware, they are still there 20 years later.
by ampwhu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: choke cable
Replies: 0
Views: 101

choke cable

would anyone know the length of the choke cable on a 1098 engine? I guess they differ in length from year to year?
by ampwhu
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 2375

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

on a road car, all your mathematics are useless. fit a better diff and the tyre size is not worth worrying about.

its a MM not a Ferrari.
by ampwhu
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 2375

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

in regards to the question above on whether the revs would be higher on a car with 145 or 155 tyres, this is irrelevant. those dimensions are the width, not the height of the tyre. revs would change if you went from 145/80/14 down to 145/65/14. the tyre would be slimmer so the wheel would need to ro...
by ampwhu
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Re: brake lines - material?

a great case to leave the EU!

sorry......couldn't resist.
by ampwhu
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Cam bearings

I found getting it in the correct position 1st the hard part (still rather easy). I used plenty of oil.
by ampwhu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything that worried us re new Mot
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Everything that worried us re new Mot

in a vehicle looking like that, he deserved to be stopped.
by ampwhu
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Waster ?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Time Waster ?

i was selling a corsa years ago after using it for 12 months for some things (cheap runner). 3 people came to view and tried to buy the car for less than half price I was advertising for. headgasket has gone mate, tyres are bald mate, steering is sloppy mate..... on and on...… you'll never sell it a...
by ampwhu
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Cam bearings

Camshaft bearing tool.JPG I used mg midget pistons ( I had some old ones of these). perfect fit to be honest. I do have a couple spare 2nd hand ones of these. drilled a centre hole in both but tapped one to M12 thread. a long M12 thread bolt and off you go. I marked out where the oil gallery holes ...
by ampwhu
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Cam bearings

Let me take a picture tomorrow and I'll put it up here
by ampwhu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Cam bearings

I have just finished building a 1098 and fitted new camshaft bearings. I made a tool from 2 old brake pistons and some M10 stud. I wound all 3 in easily and posted the pictures on Facebook.

Camshaft turns nicely by hand now with no movement. Found it quite easy to do.
by ampwhu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale

thanks for the comprehensive reply Phil. If nobody wants to buy the engine, i'll mothball it until I have got the parts to rebuild it.

I'll then slot it into my '53 S2 further down the line.
by ampwhu
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale

would I be right in thinking that the parts for the 1275 mg midget will fit the marina 1300 engine?

things like bearings, shells, pistons, pumps etc.
by ampwhu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale

Phil, if your on about the small plate at the back of the sump with 2 bolts holes in, then yes, the engine does have this fitted.
by ampwhu
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale

Ok, I didn't know that.
by ampwhu
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc A+ Engine for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

1275cc A+ Engine for sale

engine was removed around 5 years ago from a running car. It has sat in a mate's garage since. Plan was to put it in a car, but it never happened. it turns freely with some compression, so its not seized. judging by under the rocker cover, the engine looks to be in ok condition, with possible regula...
by ampwhu
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina carbs/exhaust etc
Replies: 30
Views: 1331

Re: Marina carbs/exhaust etc

GEX 7790 on manifold.JPG
GEX 7790 on manifold.JPG (24.14 KiB) Viewed 267 times
GEX 7790 on manifold.JPG
GEX 7790 on manifold.JPG (24.14 KiB) Viewed 267 times


this shows GEX7790 fits perfectly fine on the 12G3538 manifold.