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by Stoneporch
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ribbed gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: ribbed gearbox

Thanks both.
It sounds like I just have to persevere trying to poke the circlips out.
by Stoneporch
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ribbed gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 293

ribbed gearbox

Two questions in one, really. I have started to strip the gearbox because of a rumble, which was only noticeable when in neutral. Any ideas what could be the cause of this, as nothing is obvious yet? Also, is there a correct/easy way to remove the two needle roller bearings, at either end of the lay...
by Stoneporch
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

Thanks all for replies.
I have found a specialist diff rebuilder near to me, so I suppose I'll just have to bite the bullet. At least this way I should get a diff which will last the lifetime of the car.
by Stoneporch
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 449

3.9 diff with 1275 engine

Evening all. I have recently finished fitting a "new" 3.9 diff, which seems to suit my 1275 engine perfectly. However, the car now sounds like the bus, which used to take me to school in the 1960's. Can anyone suggest a remedy/fix for this, or must I continue my search and accept that if I buy from ...
by Stoneporch
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 513

3.9 diff with 1275 engine

I have bought a 3.9 diff with the intention of mating it to the existing 1275 engine, in place of the current 4.2, in the hope of achieving a slightly higher, comfortable cruising speed. Will this engine still feel reasonably active under acceleration, and are there any potential problems to this ch...
by Stoneporch
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedometer fault
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Speedometer fault

Thank you for those postings. I have just returned from a 1500 mile tour of northern Europe in the Minor, using a free 'ap' as a speedometer. During the trip the speedometer became more accurate, but rarely to a reliable degree. I am resigned to removing the gearbox over the winter to resolve the pr...
by Stoneporch
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedometer fault
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Speedometer fault

Thanks for the interest and advice. A brief update: I have now received, and fitted, a reconditioned speedo from Charles Ware, together with a new inner and outer cable. The speedo now performs as normal for about 5 miles after which it again becomes increasingly erratic, leading my wife to comment ...
by Stoneporch
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedometer fault
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Speedometer fault

Thanks for the interest and advice. A brief update: I have now received, and fitted, a reconditioned speedo from Charles Ware, together with a new inner and outer cable. The speedo now performs as normal for about 5 miles after which it again becomes increasingly erratic, leading my wife to comment ...
by Stoneporch
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedometer fault
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Speedometer fault

Thanks for the interest and advice. A brief update: I have now received, and fitted, a reconditioned speedo from Charles Ware, together with a new inner and outer cable. The speedo now performs as normal for about 5 miles after which it again becomes increasingly erratic, leading my wife to comment ...
by Stoneporch
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedometer fault
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Speedometer fault

Thanks for the replies, gents. Sorry if I have made a breach of etiquette. 2nd posting seemed, with hindsight, to be a more appropriate site. After running with yet more "spare" speedos giving no apparent solution to the problem, I think I've noticed that after an increasing period of sensible behav...
by Stoneporch
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speedometer fault
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Speedometer fault

After going over a bump in the road my speedometer stopped working. I fitted a new cable.No difference. I ran the cable with an electric drill and the speedo worked perfectly at all speeds.I replaced the drive pin and oil seal in the gearbox. No difference. I ran two other spare speedos on the elect...
by Stoneporch
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: speedometer malfunction
Replies: 1
Views: 210

speedometer malfunction

any advice welcome: after a very gentle bump (in the road and from the front of the car) the speedo ceased to work. Inspection showed the cable to be too long, coiled once under the sump and the outer sheath had been worn through. I obtained and fitted a new cable. No difference. I connected an elec...
by Stoneporch
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: speedometer malfunction
Replies: 0
Views: 212

speedometer malfunction

any advice welcome: after a very gentle bump (in the road and from the front of the car) the speedo ceased to work. Inspection showed the cable to be too long, coiled once under the sump and the outer sheath had been worn through. I obtained and fitted a new cable. No difference. I connected an elec...
by Stoneporch
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: temperature gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: temperature gauge

Thanks for the reply. I was caugtht out by a failed head to block hose, and then by a failed water pump both whilst touring France in a car that had seen little use for several years.Mea culpa!I think I will go with the electric option. Thanks again.
by Stoneporch
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: temperature gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 626

temperature gauge

Having suffered some dramatic overheating in the past, and having just realised that the sensor on my electric cooling fan isn't working, I wondered how to go about fitting the above. Is there an electronic version, or does it require a capillary tube? If the latter, where would the sensor go? I hav...
by Stoneporch
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: how to flush a 1275 marina engine
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: how to flush a 1275 marina engine

Thanks philthehill for that comprehensive reply. With regard to bmcecosse's 'supplementaries', there wasn't a history of overheating but travelling through France recently a small leak in the cooling system, whilst on a fast dual carriageway, led to a rather dramatic boiling 'event'. No amount of ca...
by Stoneporch
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: how to flush a 1275 marina engine
Replies: 4
Views: 879

how to flush a 1275 marina engine

Sorry if this subject has been raised before: as I have fitted a new cylinder head and a new radiator, I have been advised to flush the engine block. How is this done, please.
by Stoneporch
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: excessive oil use
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: excessive oil use

Thanks for the above replies.
I have just done the rev-up with the oil filler cap off test. No smoke from the oil filler but smoke from the carburettor side of the engine-possibly from the badly sealed exhaust/manifold connection. I will look at the breathing arrangements tomorrow.
by Stoneporch
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: excessive oil use
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: excessive oil use

Thanks for that BM. Plenty to look at!
by Stoneporch
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: excessive oil use
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

excessive oil use

My 1275 engine has compressions of 150 on all cylinders, there is no sign of foam inside the oil filler cap and no sign of water in the oil. Oil does seem to be being forced out between the head and the block (the dipstick is always spattered even after only a few minutes use), so I intend to replac...