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by philthehill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The big end bolts should all have the same thread, head size and length. The oil pump cover is as said above soldered to the rear engine plate. I would suggest that someone has added extra solder to seal a oil leak from between the oil pump cover and rear engine plate. Oil leaking from the joint bet...
by philthehill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

A bit more information and comments about the C.Z. metal bender. https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=101230 I have and use one of the below:- https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht264-3-in-1-automotive-pipe-bender/ It does the job but is not suitable for really small radius's. For s...
by philthehill
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: If I were you...

Oil pumps can fail. The later oil pumps do not have the woodruff key to secure the rotor to the drive shaft. They are secured to the drive shaft by an interference fit. If the oil is thick say on a cold morning the drive shaft can turn and the rotor stays static resulting in the oil pump failing. I ...
by philthehill
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

Cautionary tale Do not buy those tools advertised as suitable for bending tight curves. They are only suitable for 5mm O.D. pipe and not 3/16" O.D. pipe as per the Minor. I would not recommend the use copper pipe as it can harden and become brittle and crack. Use Kunifer which is a cupronickel alloy...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 875

Re: fuel pump

Get a refurbished SU fuel pump from club spares.
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

Further to above. Modified flywheel...…………….The 1098cc Minor engine has 4 bolts to secure the flywheel. The Marina/Ital 1275cc engine has 6 bolts and 1 dowel to secure the flywheel. ESM can supply a suitable modified flywheel. Modified rear engine plate...……..The oil pump is located in a different p...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuilt. A few storage questions
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Engine rebuilt. A few storage questions

When you turn the engine over - turn it over an odd number of compressions (say three). This makes sure that the same valve springs are not subject to being statically compressed every time you turn it over. My own engine has lashings of engine oil down the bores, when stored the sump is drained and...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre Sizes
Replies: 32
Views: 16347

Re: Tyre Sizes

I take the opposite view - to preserve the tyres I would recommend raising the car on axle stands so that the tyres are not on the floor and producing flats and over inflating the tyres to say 47/50 lb/sq inch and covering them with a dark sheet to block out the UV rays/light. You can get special ty...
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

An easy job once you have the right conversion parts. You will need in addition to the parts already utilised in fitting the Type 9 to the 1098cc engine :- A modified flywheel. A modified rear engine plate. The conversion bush/bearing that fits into the rear of the crankshaft. There is some differen...
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: If I were you...

If you do decide to change the rear core plug you may as well replace the oil pump. If I were you I would. The oil pump is the beating heart of the engine.
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

Duplicate post!
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

There have been several conversions carried out utilising the 1275cc Marina/Ital engine and Type 9 Ford gearbox and the process reported on this web site. Using the search facility will bring up various routes to achievement. Nowadays a common conversion. My own Marina/Ital/Ford conversion is with t...
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Engine Paint Colour

If the engine is painted 'duck egg blue' it is available from Frosts Restoration.

https://www.frost.co.uk/classic-transpo ... int-500ml/
by philthehill
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Metalastic bushes
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Metalastic bushes

May be of interest:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMC-JU-250-rear-Spring-bushes-new-old-stock-x2-1960-64/163474635079?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D7515c41f37f24cb4acd38d661c9b5f79%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D233464558101%26i...
by philthehill
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf springs to refurbish
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Seven leaf springs to refurbish

Unfortunately I do not currently have a link to the tubes and coach bolts but suitable tube and coach bolts are available from the web or your local hardware shop.
If I can find any more info about tubes and coach bolts I will post on here.
by philthehill
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf springs to refurbish
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Seven leaf springs to refurbish

The original Minor 7 leaf springs did not have a rubber pad between the clip/bolt/tube and spring. A coach bolt and close fitting (to the top spring leaf) metal tube is fitted between clamp faces. You could always adapt the ESM clamp https://www.morrisminorspares.com/rear-suspension-axle-propshaft-c...
by philthehill
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: torque wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: torque wrench

What torque wrench do you already have? If it is a good make it may be better than any new torque wrench. You can get your torque wrench re-calibrated which may be cheaper than buying a new good quality torque wrench. The required torque range for the Minor can be found at the head of the technical/...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

ManyMinors
Thank you for going to the trouble of enquiring and obtaining a definite answer,
Phil
by philthehill
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

Whilst I may be looking in the wrong place - this is the only one I can find on Google at a lesser price than the one in my link above and that was originally for sale back in 2018.

https://www.minorpartsofoxford.co.uk/mo ... old-22-00/