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by ampwhu
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Alternator conversion

one of the best upgrades you can do. I have them fitted to all 3 classics.

once this is done, change to discs. another top modification.
by ampwhu
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Salt

i nearly always eat peanuts whilst consuming ale. last night were cashews, my favourite. these days ive started buying unsalted nuts due to too much salt being not good for you. what it does is make you drink more as your throat dries. this will be why they used to put salty products on the bar coun...
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

ive a feeling this is the start of a snowball effect. Bull Motif have bad press with the owners of A30/A35's. Many of the owners use ESM for engine/gearbox/electrical parts etc (the same items as MM use). So it can't be long before they annonce another change.
by ampwhu
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: CLUTCH PROBLEM
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: CLUTCH PROBLEM

i'd look inside the gearbox first. there should be a rubber bung on the passenger side of the car/gearbox that you can remove and look inside. check that the thrust bearing hasn't move from the fork/arm. this happened to me when the clips weren't put in correctly. it would be a gearbox out job still...
by ampwhu
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: what oils are best

yes, I always buy the cheapest 20w50 I can find. B & Q were doing one for £11 at one time so I purchased a 'few'.
by ampwhu
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: PETROL

I fill up all 4 cars only at Sainsburys or esso. I like collecting the nector points you see. its pays for our chrimbo dinner at the end of the year.
by ampwhu
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: replacing engine steady bar

why did they fit this steady bar to the MM and not the Austin A30/35's and midgets? seems strange...….
by ampwhu
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3804

Re: Currently drinking.....

I'm fully aware of north America IPA's. Yes pumpkin is on tap here but disgusting. When I say real ale, I mean British ale. The American stuff tastes like drain water.
by ampwhu
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3804

Re: Currently drinking.....

Sitting in a bar in Manhattan drinking a Brooklyn Pilsner. Its 5.1% and very easy on the pallet.

Not normally a lager drinker, but no real ale out here.
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Rear hub gasket

the Austin A40 manual from 1971 states almost the exact same.
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Rear hub gasket

Rear Hub.JPG this is taken from my A30 manual (identical to my Series 2). Around 10 years ago, I replaced a hub on the A30 for a later one with the rubber seal. I decided then to make my own half shaft seals out of some thin cork sheet as I was fed up with it leaking after replacing numerous times ...
by ampwhu
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance - Are there any really specialist brokers?
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Insurance - Are there any really specialist brokers?

RH for me. 3 classics for an old fart like me, is only £182 a year.
by ampwhu
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

Forgot to say, gaskets and seals could be posted or purchased from a MG midget dealer in the US.
by ampwhu
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

If anyone is willing to donate a half shaft, I'm am flying to the US on 5th Oct. I could take it with me.

The poster may be able to collect it from me when I am in New York. I guess he is in Boston??
by ampwhu
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: v5 error
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: v5 error

£43 for a cert? really? think i'll give that a swerve.

what is the point of paying that?
by ampwhu
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3141

Re: Axle tramp

I've used a 47mm socket for about 20 years. It works fine
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3141

Re: Axle tramp

I do them in a vice as well. If the bearing seizes, then it turns in the hub. This is what happened years ago with me. Bearing lock solved the issue and is still on the car 10 years later.
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3141

Re: Axle tramp

Ok, seems like I may have a faulty hub after all. I took to half shafts out, in preparation for removing the diff, and found that the drum screws and half shaft screws were a bit loose. I also found that the hub is loose on the bearing. It's the same both sides-there is a couple of mm play in the h...
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil Intercooler
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: oil Intercooler

Phil, the remote oil filter housing and pipe's, what are they off of? I guess you have a marina engine fitted where the oil filter is at an angle at the back of the engine and it makes changing the filter difficult.
by ampwhu
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

think I did it so there was 10mm play at the pedal before you felt resistance.

also, years ago, I didn't fit the 2 clips that hold the thrust bearing to the clutch fork correctly and this made it difficult to engage 1st and reverse.