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by chrisryder
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch lever/pivot angle
Replies: 31
Views: 5086

Re: Clutch lever/pivot angle

I have the same bracket on my T9 conversion, and despite it's fragile appearance, it does stand the test of time. Well I've done about 25,000 miles on it so far anyway. https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/285570_10150767552250585_2811866_n.jpg?oh=72ce555642b7f8e3fd40be1004899909&oe=5...
by chrisryder
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this should provide a bit of pep .........
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: this should provide a bit of pep .........

Reading the ebay listing further, they do offer the kit with two webbers to suit. At $2250 all in. £1500 roughly. Which I dare say isn't THAT expensive in my eyes... Not sure what cam you'd want to run with that setup though.
by chrisryder
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: lowering front.
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: lowering front.

Kidderminster is certainly close enough for me! I'm in Longbridge. Happy to come and have a look, and to help with anything. Dampers have a bung in the bottom to drain the oil out. Usually best to flush them through too to get all the old oil out before refilling for good. As for the lowering blocks...
by chrisryder
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: lowering front.
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: lowering front.

Whereabouts are you Rhys? Perhaps someone local could help you do it. Certainly if you're near me I'd happily help (South Birmingham). A little drop of the suspension is fine, but you'll want to get the alignment checked soon afterwards as it can affect the camber and tracking. I have ran my mine ve...
by chrisryder
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A series spares derby
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: A series spares derby

A-Series Spares wrote: right up to the final bill there were 5-star reviews
:roll:
by chrisryder
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5 speed box crossmember.
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: 5 speed box crossmember.

I originally had the 'dog leg' style crossmember, that uses the original captive nuts, but the leverage of having all the weight further back meant it was peeling the captive nuts out of the chassis legs. Ended up changing to the JLH weld in crossmember (weld in brackets, removable crossmember) whic...
by chrisryder
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: RESTORATION SHOW & AUTOJUMBLE
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Re: RESTORATION SHOW & AUTOJUMBLE

The birmingham branch will be in attendance, with our own stand. Featuring 3 Young Members cars, mine included :)
by chrisryder
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tax ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5190

Re: Tax ??

I heard an interesting point raised on this on Radio 2 the other day. The fact that with the new rules, tax doesn't follow the car when you sell it (as has been mentioned already) you get a refund for each full month remaining. So if you sell a car mid-month, you lose out on half a months tax. Perso...
by chrisryder
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fibreglass Bumpers
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Fibreglass Bumpers

You can already buy fibreglass front and rear bumpers for Minors. Not expensive either! There are bound to be 'how to' videos and explainations on youtube or forums. I know the theory, but not the practical process - basically you can make a fibreglass mould from an original panel, then use that fib...
by chrisryder
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Front tyre size for easier steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Front tyre size for easier steering

Jack it up off the ground and see if the steering is still heavy. That rules the tyres out and means it's trunnions or rack.

You can't really go narrower than 165, as I expect your slots are 5" or 5.5" wide.
by chrisryder
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301492

Re: Spotted today.

nikki1979uk wrote:Nice metallic blue/green with a white roof (I think ... It was very sunny) pulled in behind me on the Solihull bypass
That'd be Sally, one of our Birmingham Branch members :)

It's a silver roof.
by chrisryder
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Ford Fiesta 1275 cc Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 7838

Re: Ford Fiesta 1275 cc Engine

It's not impossible, but if not doing it yourself, it'll be financially ruinous. Your best bet if you want to save money, but still improve the Minor, is sell whatever's left of your Fiesta, spend the money on an MG Midget or Morris Marina/Ital 1275 engine and fit that in your Minor. Those engines j...
by chrisryder
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering Rack Gaiters
Replies: 32
Views: 5313

Re: Steering Rack Gaiters

You shouldn't put EP90 in the box, it eats the bronze bushes apparently.
by chrisryder
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering Rack Gaiters
Replies: 32
Views: 5313

Re: Steering Rack Gaiters

Did mine last week. A better way to get the TRE's in the same place, rather than counting the turns, is to not disturb the locknut (by all means crack it 1/4 turn to un-lock, but wind it back the same amount to keep it where it was) and wind the TRE off, then measure the distance from the end of the...
by chrisryder
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: riley one point five
Replies: 21
Views: 6688

Re: riley one point five

I've had a fair run-in with their Wolseley sibilings, my dad has a couple of them. Just in the final throws of restoring his '63 1500, which has been fitted with a 1622 Cambridge engine, and recently treated to JLH discs. Lots of awful rust traps on these, with the rear doors being part of the wheel...
by chrisryder
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: Oil Cooler

I've got a small oil cooler fitted to my minor. It came on the car, but looks like one off a Midget. I took it off for a bit, as it seemed to over-cool in winter months. But then found a Mo-Cal in-line thermostatic valve so that it recirculates below 80C, by-passing the cooler until it gets hot enou...
by chrisryder
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Lowering blocks question?
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: Lowering blocks question?

Consider getting a machine-shop to fabricate some 2 inch blocks for you. It'll only need 2 aluminium rectangular billets, turned both ends to form a 'peg' one end and a pocket the other. The u-bolts that come with the lowering block kits are plenty long, so will cope with the extra half inch so long...
by chrisryder
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ford type 9 gearbox...
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: ford type 9 gearbox...

I tried the 3.9 and couldn't cope with the reduced acceleration.

Five speed and standard diff means all the normality of standard minor gearing (plus synchro on 1st ;) ) and the benefit of the longer gearing of 5th. Means you don't have to trade acceleration for speed.
by chrisryder
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ford type 9 gearbox...
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: ford type 9 gearbox...

Firstly, you need the right type 9 box! If it's from a V6 the first motion shaft is too long. Although usable, it requires a spacer between the box and bell housing to take out the extra length, but that puts the gear stick further back, and means you need a shorter prop shaft than that which is rea...
by chrisryder
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spell Checker ????
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

Re: Spell Checker ????

Work done at CW in 1972/3? Was CW even open in 1972?

He then goes on to say he has 30 years history with it. Work in 1972 was over 40 years ago :lol: