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by philthehill
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Cap & Thermostat
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Radiator Cap & Thermostat

Exactly the same as you have fitted already. Because the size of the engine has been increased it does not mean that you have to install a different radiator cap and thermostat. The 1275cc engine will not produce any more cooling system pressure or additional heat. Therefore a 4psi radiator cap and ...
by philthehill
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat housing
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Thermostat housing

What ever thermostat housing you use these are the gaskets to use. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-MINI-THERMOSTAT-HOUSING-GASKET-GTG101SP-Best-Quality/251750460431?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 You can see them fitted between the thermostat housing and thermostat hou...
by philthehill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat housing
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Thermostat housing

This was my solution way back in 1996 to having a 1300cc engine fitted to my minor with 940 head whilst still retaining the Minor standard radiator. img031.jpg The thermostat housing holes were drilled to 3/8" which allowed the thermostat housing to be re-aligned towards the radiator inlet. The radi...
by philthehill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: H1 dampener spring.
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: H1 dampener spring.

See link to Burlen fuels re weighted piston:-

http://sucarb.co.uk/piston-spring-yellow.html

You either have a weighted piston or spring. It is not recommended that you have both as it can cause very poor engine performance.
by philthehill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: H1 dampener spring.
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: H1 dampener spring.

The piston damper has additional weight added to the piston in the form of an iron ring fitted into the top cup of the piston.

If you do not have the additional weight then you do need the spring.

The later H1 carbs had the weight replaced by the compression spring.
by philthehill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Les Sorry if I am preaching to the converted but it does not really matter if Allegro or not, it does the job in that it raises the thermostat housing the required amount. Secondly some 940 heads do not have the facility to fit a thermostat. The spacer allows the fitment of a thermostat as the space...
by philthehill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Here is a suitable crankshaft damper:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENIUNE-BRIT ... SwXDpc8TL4
by philthehill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: H1 dampener spring.
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: H1 dampener spring.

Are you sure that you want a spring as some of the H1 SU carbs only had the weighted piston and no spring.
by philthehill
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minors for export
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Minors for export

by philthehill
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Best choice of flywheel for 1275
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Best choice of flywheel for 1275

There is absolutely no advantage to be gained by fitting the 1275cc Midget flywheel to your 1275cc Marina based engine. Not only does the 1275cc Midget flywheel have the two dowels it also has a register that fits over the rear of the crankshaft. Only if you have the 1275cc Midget crankshaft can any...
by philthehill
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 32
Views: 1140

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

Just invested in one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/US-PRO-Pipe-Tube-Bending-Pliers-1-4-3-16-5-16-3-8-1829/152534808499?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Arrived today and I have already tried it on some 3/16" Kunifer brake pipe and it makes a nice job of bending the pi...
by philthehill
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

I suspect that this is the sandwich plate Declan is referring to:- http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Cooling_heating/12G3512.aspx?07&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/thermostat%20sandwich%20plate.aspx|Back%20to%20search I have had to use the same sandwich plate on my Minor fitted with the 940 head....
by philthehill
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: testing fuel pumo
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: testing fuel pumo

Bad luck. :cry:

Unfortunately it looks as if you will have to separate the engine and gearbox and take the clutch apart.

It may seem to be excessive but in the long term it may be a blessing as rusty clutch plates do not last long.
by philthehill
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 32
Views: 1140

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

Re your picture of the pipe from the master cylinder:-

Make sure that the pipe is straight for at least an inch from where it exits the union nut before curving up and over the cross member. If it is not straight it can lead to stress and ultimate fracture/failure.
by philthehill
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

This is the type of damper you should fit to the 1098cc engine:- http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Engine/Block/Pulleys_Belts/AHU1878.aspx?100111&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/crank%20damper.aspx|Back%20to%20search Avoid S/H units unless you have looked closely at the rubber. If cracked or peris...
by philthehill
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

If you have a 940 head which has already had hardened valve seats fitted you will not be able to cut them - you will have to have them ground. The seats are too hard to allow a normal valve seat cutter to function.
by philthehill
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Getting over the problem of the exhaust valve fouling the block can be done either by recessing the exhaust valve or machining a section out of the top of the block (see below). Both have their set backs - recessing the valves can and in most cases upset the valve train geometry which can lead to ad...
by philthehill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803cc to 1098cc Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: 803cc to 1098cc Swap

Here is a 803cc 'A' Series for sale on 'e' bay. For the price well worth a punt.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR ... SwEGVeB1wj
by philthehill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Valve springs
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Valve springs

Whilst not new they may get you out of a hole.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-8-ENG ... Swczxdq35D
by philthehill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake reservoir
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Brake reservoir

It is a very good idea especially if you fit a Declan Burns feeder pipe kit between reservoir and master cylinder.

PM Declan for details.