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by moggymaniac
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: 1275 midget advance curve...

Thanks for the info, Phil!
by moggymaniac
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: 1275 midget advance curve...

Thanks all. Successfully installed the midget distributor and it seems to be a little flat lower down but then revs much better past 3000rpm. Have set to 13° BTDC as per manual, and will tweak as I drive. Didn't check the base plate but I will do when I get round to it! I'm going to see what the max...
by moggymaniac
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: 1275 midget advance curve...

Did this include the price of changing distributor springs etc? Otherwise I need a new distributor anyway...thinking that a fully programmable curve is best of taking to a rolling road...?
by moggymaniac
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Catch Tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Oil Catch Tanks

Are they worth it? On removal of my manifolds, the colour of fuel sitting in the ports is a mirky mix of fuel and oil colour. I can only guess that the timing chain cover to carburettor vent pipe connection is causing this. I've thought about putting a catch tank in line as surely this can't be good...
by moggymaniac
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: 1275 midget advance curve...

I have had the inlet manifold skimmed, binned the jonspeed 'competition' manifold gasket which leaked still and have fixed the intake leak by fitting a minisport standard gasket. haven't got round to needle reprofiling yet, but I may take this to AC Dodd and get a pro to do it for me (if I can get h...
by moggymaniac
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: 1275 midget advance curve...

Looking at the chart that mark posted above, it must have the wrong curve. I do have the original 25d side entry distributor that came with the 1275 engine. Perhaps I could use the springs and weights from this while utilising the rest of the accuspark 45d parts to get a 'normal' midget curve?
by moggymaniac
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: 1275 midget advance curve...

Good to know!
I'm wondering how accuspark can advertise their electronic 45d distributors in a 'fits many vehicles' fashion, when these engines differ and all have different mechanical and centrifugal advance requirements? :roll:
by moggymaniac
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: 1275 midget advance curve...

Thanks for the replies! V interesting! I had a playground with mixture at idle and took her for a good run yesterday with vacuum reconnected. Definitely helps smoothness especially between gear changes and under light load. Got back and the plugs were a healthier colour. My A/F gauge tells me that i...
by moggymaniac
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget advance curve...
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

1275 midget advance curve...

Hi all, So I got the moggy going with the 1275 spridget engine and type 9 'box - thanks Philthehill for the engine backplate spacer advice; it worked a treat! Unfortunately it seemed to have more get up and go with the tired 1098cc engine in! My setup is as follows: +60" pistons - i believe this mak...
by moggymaniac
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head torque settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Head torque settings

Unfortunately I have since run the engine very briefly since blowing the last gasket and fitting a new one with two different torque settings. I'll get some flanged nuts which I've head don't require a washer between them and the head? I'm not sure where to buy a High tensile long stud...I see some ...
by moggymaniac
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head torque settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Head torque settings

Ok... So as in the picture attached my studs are a mix of drill point (2,3, 5,6,8,9) front to back) and either dome top as with the 1098 engine I believe (1+7) or flat top but unmarked (4). All nuts appear inflanged, the same type as was on my 1098 engine. I bought this engine as a low mile recon an...
by moggymaniac
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head torque settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Head torque settings

Hi all, Have finally got the 5 speed working...but blew the head gasket very quickly after torquing my new head down to 40 ftlbs on the 1275, as with the 1098 engines...rookie mistake...! I've now torqued down the the midget 1275 torque settings of 42ftlbs and 50lbs if drill marked or marked "22". S...
by moggymaniac
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

On the way back in...new linkage, new pressure plate, new spacer! Fingers crossed this time. Engine and box went together MUCH easier this time. Won't get time to finish and test till next weekend now.
by moggymaniac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

Sounds involved! Hopefully this will be the last hiccup...fingers crossed!
by moggymaniac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

This is why I resisted from modifying for so long! Haha we'll get there eventually!
Thanks for your help, Phil. J
by moggymaniac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

just realised i'm talking absolute rubbish and starter position relative to ringgear won't change!
by moggymaniac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

Ok then, Have just picked up one on ebay. Will cut the center out and use the rest as a sandwich plate between back plate and bellhousing to give me the clearance. As the ring gear will be 4mm further away from the dog on the starter motor, do you see that I will have to space the starter 4mm forwar...
by moggymaniac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

Hi Phil,
Good idea, but why a 948 backplate and not a 1098cc backplate? I already have a spare one of those! J
by moggymaniac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

I can confirm that after speaking to frontline, I do have the correct length mainshaft and not the longer v6 shaft...which rules that one out. waiting for a call back from them now, but earlier we came to the conclusion that it's a clearance issue, and i may try to have the spigot machined again to ...
by moggymaniac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: Midget 1275, Ford Type 9 5 speed, concentric clutch slave

So i've taken it all back out and here is what I have found: 1. The brass centre of the spigot bearing has moved forward slightly, and there appears to be a small crack in the engine side of this brass bush as seen in the picture. I don't believe it's enough to 'crimp' the input shaft, but since i f...