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by philthehill
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Re: anchor point

The Morris Minor 1000 rear handbrake mount fits inside a 'U' shaped yoke which is welded to the top of the transmission tunnel. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=images+of+a+Morris+Minor+1000+handbrake+lever&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CU1ZyX12C3XBIjh8LtoXQWxpCjt7FKWOq842mbghCIrBhhvVadm6JQLqbmTuSbdf6FawNykADc...
by philthehill
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pressure plate
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: clutch pressure plate

I notice that the finger adjusting nuts have not been staked into the slots of the adjusting bolts. They must be staked after adjustment. If they are not staked they will come undone and misalign the release bearing thrust pad. The fingers must be adjusted correctly as per the manual. That release b...
by philthehill
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Re: anchor point

The fitting of seat belts to the Morris traveller is set out in BMC Wksp Manual Sections R38 & R39. It covers vehicles without incorporated and with incorporated seat belt mounts. Whilst not perfect they are the factory approved mounts and should not be deviated from unless the fitter is knowledgeab...
by philthehill
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pressure plate
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: clutch pressure plate

Thank you for posting the photos of the thrust bearing. All seems to be well there. Looking at the underside of the pressure plate the lower left release finger is not sitting on the release bearing thrust plate the same as the other two and it appears to be picking up on the finger to thrust pad in...
by philthehill
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pressure plate
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: clutch pressure plate

I would remove the release bearing thrust plate and check the height of the release/operating fingers. They should all be the same height when the centre plate is in place. Make sure that the thrust plate is correctly located in the three slots of the release/operating fingers. Quite often the thrus...
by philthehill
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What do you have in your tool kit
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: What do you have in your tool kit

In emergency - break glass. :wink:
by philthehill
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1128

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

I do not think that PGP100 was being off hand in his comment but being realistic. The fitting of an alternator mod kit is so easy and as regards the wiring alterations it is described in detail on this web site. Whilst anything can be unreliable I have never had any problems with alternators on the ...
by philthehill
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is this a Midget manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Is this a Midget manifold

I would suggest that it is a 1275cc MG Midget manifold Pt No: 12G420. Here is one for sale on 'e' bay for comparison. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-Midget-Sprite-1275-exhaust-manifold-12G420/183779592597?epid=2261050441&hash=item2aca1e0995:g:FTgAAOSwUERcuJzE Note the same underside reinforcing webs.
by philthehill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 791

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

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by philthehill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 791

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

I am afraid you have three courses of action and they are:- 1, Cut the heads off the bolts so as they can be unscrewed further to allow the top cover to slide upwards and off the block. 2. Remove the crankshaft. 3. Obtain a top cover and the three correct locking wire bolts off another engine. I wou...
by philthehill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1128

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

The under cutting of the commutator segments and the segments being parallel is not my opinion but a requirement for the dynamo to work efficiently. The point being that just stating that the brushes were replaced may lead to a not so knowledgeable person just replacing the brushes without consideri...
by philthehill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 791

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Try removing the plate with the bolts still in the holes. The plate does not have a flange, it just fits flat against the rear face of the block so it will just slide upwards once you have broken the gasket seal. I have just removed one of the three bolts (after breaking the lock wire) securing the ...
by philthehill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2859

Re: Gearbox woes

Well done.

That is the spacer.

There is in total four circlips holding the roller bearings and spacer in place. See the BMC wksp man gearbox exploded drawing for position details.
by philthehill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1128

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

When replacing the dynamo brushes the commutator segments must be parallel not uneven where the brushes have worn them (usually rectified in a lathe) and the commutator segments must be undercut. See BMC wksp man Fig. N5 for details.

Just replacing the bushes is only doing half the job.
by philthehill
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1128

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

Jenko I do not know where you get the additional £90 from as the Bull Motif alternator conversion kit is £74.34 inc Vat. ESM alternator conversion kit is £69.50 plus VAT. BullMotif C40 dynamo is £59.70 inc VAT. ESM dynamo is £52.90 plus VAT. Fitting the alternator conversion kit is one of the best m...
by philthehill
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2859

Re: Gearbox woes

I cannot give you an exact measurement but if you are going to make one - just shorten the spacer until the roller bearing is clear of the layshaft thrust face or clear of the outer circlip groove when the spacer is resting against the inner circlip.
by philthehill
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Quality of New Parts

Original genuine BMC eye bolt and spring hanger bushes were no better but way back there was little if any alternative. The fitting of poly bushes is much better solution than the original rubber type. You can get poly bushes in various grades so they do not have to be bone hard. There has been some...
by philthehill
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2859

Re: Gearbox woes

It could be that the spacer was left out on a previous gearbox rebuild. The spacer is a loose/push fit inside the layshaft The needle roller bearing should be either just below the circlip/circlip groove or just below the thrust face/end of the layshaft. I personally would not rebuild the gearbox mi...
by philthehill
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: Strange oil contamination

If it feels like sand it most likely is. It could be some casting sand which has been released from the block. Why now - I do not know. If you have the air cleaner fitted at all times external sand would not get into the engine. You are right to remove the sump examine and clean the inside. If you l...