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by ampwhu
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

There are plenty of these plates out on the market. I've asked a mini owner who has one fitted and he said when putting the breather outside plate on, you can centralise the pulley with seal then, so there doesn't seem to be any concern there.
by ampwhu
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

Good point I have overlooked. When I come to fitting the crank pulley, I'll get some feedback. In fairness, it does look central when looking at it.
by ampwhu
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

Here are some pictures of the above mentioned alloy front cover that i have trial fitted during my 1275 build.
Front plate.JPG
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there is a 'rope seal' that sits in the channel that the breather cover fits over.

hope this helps.
by ampwhu
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

i do have this alloy front cover plate to fit to my 1275 engine that i am building. I unfortunately haven't got further than fitting the pistons in the bores as of last weekend so far. small thing called work gets in the way.

I will put some pictures up here when i've got to fitting it.
by ampwhu
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

all pistons fitted to the conrods and now the pistons fitted to the block.
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pistons in.JPG
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by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

thanks for that. i did suspect they were a special nut. off to moss europe i guess next week.
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

ok phil, i've found a solution. new piston.JPG new piston with gudgeon pin being wound in. some old bits of thick rubber to protect the piston on one side. piston fitment.JPG i used a length of 12mm rod with various spacers and one of the old pins to give it that final push past the surface of the p...
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

remembered another 2 questions.

I guess the pistons can go anyway around as they look identical?
is there any reason why you can't use normal 3/8" nylon lock nuts on the conrod bolts? Manual gives 2 torque settings for nylon and normal nuts.
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Traveller Pick Up project
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Traveller Pick Up project

looking forward to this build!
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

i have access to a fly press, lathe and all the other machines as i work for an engineering company.

thats how i made the removal tool above
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

i've seen that tool in the marina manual Phil (good recommendation from yourself there) and recon i might be able to make something similar. If it invloves a long bolt and spacers, i will attempt it. The option of a machine shop isn't possible at the moment as work/opening hours are a stumbling block.
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 1282

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

i was quite fortunate when i started with classics. My first one was a 70's mini. My dad encouraged me and 'gave me the garage'. I had no tools and any idea what i was doing. think i was around 15/16 at the time. fast forward a few years i have a tidy amount of tools (purchased and made myself) but ...
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

hello Phil, dependable as usual.

Would an oxy torch not burn hotter than a map gas gun though? Seems youtube is full of video's of people doing this and just wondered if it really is that simple.
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment
Replies: 13
Views: 290

1275 piston and con rod removal and fitment

on my engine build, i have found one of the pistons broken so have got hold of a new set of rings and pistons. I have attempted to remove the con rods from the old pistons. Pictures of how i did it. broken piston.JPG Gudgeon pin tool.JPG piston removal.JPG piston removed.JPG they were quite easy to ...
by ampwhu
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 605

Re: Garage Floor paint

I used this paint https://www.toolstation.com/leyland-trade-floor-paint-5l/p64607 after vacuuming the floor carefully to remove the dust. Gave it two coats. Did the job, no more dust, easy to wipe up the inevitable oil leaks , and appears hard wearing ( been down 6 year ). I was looking at that ear...
by ampwhu
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake residual pressure valves
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Brake residual pressure valves

so lets say you had discs on the front and drums on the rear, would you only fit a valve to the rear brakes?

i thought it was something to do with the fluid resoviour being lower than the callipers?
by ampwhu
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake residual pressure valves
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Brake residual pressure valves

subject of this has come up during conversation with some owners who have modified their braking systems. probably one for Phil's knowledge i guess if you are fitting an alternative master cylinder to you car along with a remote fluid pot, if you fit a BRPV, it will keep a certain amount of fluid in...
by ampwhu
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petrol tank sealer
Replies: 24
Views: 824

Re: petrol tank sealer

i did this a few years ago (maybe 7/8) and it lasted around 5 years before the fuel dissolved the tank liner. that then clogged up all the fuel lines, filters and pump. I had to replace most of that. fortunately i work for an engineering company where i had a 304 stainless tank made. goodbye to rust...
by ampwhu
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1612

Re: Disc brakes

It's fairly obvious that ampwhu is not going to accept any view that doesn't match his own. I found the phone analogy quite laughable, since he was comparing phones to brakes, the older generation of phones to Drums and the newer 'smart phones' to Discs. In reality the comparison should be Phones t...
by ampwhu
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1612

Re: Disc brakes

Shropshiremoggie wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Funnily enough I don’t have a smart phone !
great! i hate them as well.