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by Mark Wilson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater lettering
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Heater lettering

I used rub on lettering as sold for model making. Bit fiddly to line up, but looks ok to me. I did buy one of the complete panel stickers, as Phil's link, some time ago, but really didn't think it looked too great. Happy to post it to anyone who fancies one!
by Mark Wilson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol pumps
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Petrol pumps

If you are rebuilding I recommend you do change the diaphragm. I rebuilt mine using the existing which looked OK and was pleased that it worked really well. Less pleased when I found petrol oozing from the diaphragm joint, took it apart, cleaned the faces and tightened the screws, still leaked. My u...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Window to wood which filler ? (Traveller)
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Window to wood which filler ? (Traveller)

If you mean the glass to the rear doors, it is traditionally bedded in a dum-dum type bituminous sealant between the outer frame and the glass, but more modern cartridge sealants can be used. Don't use silicone based goo as this can affect future paintwork projects.
by Mark Wilson
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fast idle due to overheating (possibly)
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Fast idle due to overheating (possibly)

Is the carb standard, eg 1 1/4" HS2? If it had been changed to a larger 1 1/2" HS4 these are usually equipped with waxstat jet mechanisms, which respond to changes in air temperature and could therefore account for the problem arising in hot weather? The waxstat mechanisms are known to be unreliable...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door seals
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Traveller rear door seals

Just taken these, so quality affected by poor light! The first two show the space at the top of the door and how the seal fills the gap. There's a tiny fraction more frame showing beneath the roof than ideal, but stretching the aluminium over isn't easy! The last blurry one shows the bottom of the s...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door seals
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Traveller rear door seals

Sorry, should have read your original post more carefully! You are correct, the book isn't quite as clear as I remembered, the best photos being on pages 112 and 117. I've fitted the seals to my new wood recently, so let me know if you want pictures from any particular viewpoint. Mine''s a 71 (manua...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door seals
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Traveller rear door seals

If you haven't already got it, the Ray Newell/Steve Foreman Morris Traveller book is very good on this sort of detail. Not cheap, though!
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tuning woes

Woo hoo 😊 Cracked it! I took a few days off the car and pondered, during which time Accuspark sent me a replacement timing light (brilliant service 👍) The timing turned out to be far more advanced than I'd thought working from my dizzy clamp marks. Still wouldn't idle without any choke, so gradually...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat on the back - Accuspark
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Pat on the back - Accuspark

If you see my Tuning Woes thread you'll see I'm not an expert! As I can't do static timing with my electonic dizzy I have used the strobe to check that I'm in the right ballpark, and that advance is working. Normal "until it pinks" road testing will tell you more than a strobe, and my intention once...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat on the back - Accuspark
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Pat on the back - Accuspark

I mentioned in another thread that my Accuspark timing strobe had stopped working. When I checked my records it was just over a year since I ordered it, but I nevertheless politely asked by email if anything could be done, without expecting a positive result. They emailed me back immediately apologi...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tuning woes

Well observed, but It has been connected to the canister since the engine was fitted. The vacuum advance was fitted but is now plugged.
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tuning woes

Some good suggestions, thanks, but the saga continues... I've now removed the carb & checked thoroughly, including refitting the choke linkage which was a bit sticky, and changing the needle (I thought the original was possibly not quite straight, although it moved ok). I've tightened the manifold a...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: UJ too big for my prop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: UJ too big for my prop?

I don't give up easily, but fitting the UJs was one of the few jobs I've had outside help with. £30 + VAT two years ago at a local specialist, including balancing. PM me if you happen to be within reach of Leeds and would like details.
by Mark Wilson
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Tuning woes

I'm trying to set up my rebuilt 1275 Midget engine with an HS4 carb rebuilt with Burlen parts and modified to non Waxstat. I'm going to have it set up on a rolling road, as I need someone more competent than me with access to a range of needles, but I want to get it running smoothly enough for me to...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front w/screen fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: front w/screen fitting

I did have to scratch my head a bit when I fitted mine, although I haven't fitted one before. Basically there are two narrow slots and one wider. The wider slot is for the plastic trim and goes on the outside. The narrower slots are for the glass and the frame - I fitted mine to the glass first, wit...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

Very useful, thanks all. I think the plan is to see how it drives before removing the cover and taking the stick out to measure.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Midget 1275 gearlever

A recent thread mentioned that a Midget 1275 box needed a different gear lever than the Minor 1098. I've not been able to fully test my 1275 box, with 1098 lever, since rebuilding it, other than reverse and first in and out of the garage. It seems to select the other gears ok, but I'm now worried it...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wheelarch bodgery
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Rear wheelarch bodgery

Mike, Frustrating though it is, you have to remember that on a sixty year old car this bodging is likely to have been done at the stage when it was an old banger being nursed from MoT to MoT. Back in the day there simply weren't amateurs with the skills we have acquired, or the internet for the info...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 908

Re: New member saying "Hello"

I don't remember them ever being black and white - and I should be something of an authority, having had an important role at Lancashire Police Headquarters in Hutton in 1965 when the attached article says they were introduced (I was the paper boy who delivered the evening paper to the canteen :) ) ...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1034

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

You are clearly a braver person than me, I was frightened to death of putting a mark on the main shaft and you have yours clamped in a vice and a G clamp as well. :D Only sat across the jaws of the vice, not clamped, and the tiny G clamp was gently tightened enough to stop the ring escaping while I...