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by philthehill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!

I agree with Declan - colour means nothing. I have got RED, YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN bushes and they all seem to be in the same the same spectrum of Shore hardness. Only if you purchase the top quality poly bushes with a stated Shore number can you be guaranteed the appropriate ride quality. I have a ...
by philthehill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Size of PRV domed nut?
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Size of PRV domed nut?

The threads in the block are parallel. The fitment which screws into the block has taper threads so as to grip and seal more efficiently.
by philthehill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Size of PRV domed nut?
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Size of PRV domed nut?

The oil passage to the rockers is very small in diameter and it does not take much to block the passage. See wksp manual for oil flow sectional drawing for oil flow circuitry. By all means check the oil pressure relief valve but it does not have much bearing on the oil delivery to the rockers. I wou...
by philthehill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What Distributor for 1275
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: What Distributor for 1275

Here is a link to a Lucas 45D4 distributer fitted with the single bolt clamp suitable for the 1275cc 'A' Plus engine. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerspark-45D-Sports-Electronic-Distributor-for-Mini-MGB-Austin-Triumph-etc/121014415140?epid=28021593763&hash=item1c2d056f24:g:rNIAAOSwPLtc3Tn1 The part ...
by philthehill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1877

Re: Currently drinking.....

Not all in the same glass and at the same time !!!!! :D
by philthehill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What Distributor for 1275
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: What Distributor for 1275

Having had a closer look at the fitments - the 45D4 with the clamp has only one fixing bolt to the block. It appears that the clamp is bolted to the block using the same hole as used the 'Y' Clamp. If I am correct that means the 45D4 and 59D4 distributers are interchangeable using the correct securi...
by philthehill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What Distributor for 1275
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: What Distributor for 1275

The post below has been edited with revised information. You will also need Austin Morris (factory) Repair Operation Manual Supplement ITAL 1980 onwards Pt No: AKM4580/1. This is to be used with Marina Repair Operation Manual AKM4580 The correct factory fitted distributer for the 1275cc Ital High Co...
by philthehill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure query
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Oil pressure query

Though I do not know your engine and what condition it is in the figures you have posted are more than adequate and you should not be worrying about the displayed oil pressure. As regards the oil tube - drain back so that the tube is clear/empty is normal. When the oil is pushed up the tube is matte...
by philthehill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Carpets

I would advise against sticking down any under felt to the Morris Minor floor.
If water gets into the footwells it will be absorbed and held by the under felt which will lead to rusting
Footwell carpet and under felt needs to be removable.


Simmitc
18971 Traveller - must be a time traveller. :wink:
by philthehill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Torsion

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by philthehill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Am I the first?
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: Am I the first?

by philthehill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Am I the first?
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: Am I the first?

A bit closer to home - I posted from the Broughton Arms Inn, Peterchurch, Herefordshire https://www.boughtonarms.co.uk/en-GB whilst exploring the remains of the Golden Valley Railway.
by philthehill
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

Within reason the hotter the engine the more efficient the engine. If you are able to push the choke in earlier it may be that the engine is running slightly rich which will increase fuel consumption. Fitting the 82 degree thermostat will help the engine warm up quicker as it does not allow the full...
by philthehill
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

20mpg to me is very low even with the type of driving you are doing. I would be aiming for 30 -35mpg. To get the best out of the engine it needs to heat up quickly so that the choke can be pushed in soonest. To that end make sure that the thermostat is the correct one i.e. 82 degrees centigrade. Exc...
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

I have always fitted the windscreens from the outside. Fitting the windscreen is a two person task and the screen should be held hard against the aperture whilst the cord is pulled from the inside. It helps if the rubber is lubricated with the same lubricant used in fitting tyres. If still not able ...
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 503

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

The top end of your engine looks to be dry and/or lacking oil. The oil should be being thrown off the end of the rockers. Just weeping is not good enough. I would suggest that you drain the engine, replace the oil filter and fill the engine with flushing oil and then run the engine and after a few m...
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Workshop manual
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Workshop manual

May be of interest:- 14th edition. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OFFICIAL-Morris-Minor-Workshop-Manual-AKD530-Minor-MM-series-II-1000-NEW-PRINT/382581126580?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20171012094517%26meid%3Dca6f4ef464f840f0b4ceead70b99d3be%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3...
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: long distance driving

Start and finish with the premise - keep it simple.
Modifications and alterations to the standard set up are more difficult to fix out on the road especially if you are miles from anywhere.
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual casting number on head
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: unusual casting number on head

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=images+of+Britmo+cast+cylinder+heads&tbm=isch&source=hp&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjm4YSxr7bjAhVWhlwKHYddCgsQsAR6BAgEEAE&biw=1240&bih=857 The combustion chambers of the 948cc BRITMO 'A' Series head 2A3AF2AS3 is the same as the 2A628, 12A1456 & 2A629 heads fitted to the 948cc '...
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

A little oil makes a big mess.

To be on the safe side check the gearbox oil level.