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by philthehill
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulley removal
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Crankshaft pulley removal

Similar but the spout is longer and the cap is off sett to the left when looking at the front of the can.
by philthehill
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulley removal
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Crankshaft pulley removal

Plus Gas in my opinion is the best.
I managed to get a empty 1954 Plus Gas can with spout at a local auto jumble which I will put to good use.
by philthehill
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 73
Views: 1531

Re: Axle tramp

If you change the pinion bearings you may in all probability find that the fore and aft position of the pinion teeth relative to the crown wheel teeth has changes and the meshing then is all up the spout. If when turning the pinion as is currently and no roughness is felt I would leave well alone. T...
by philthehill
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulley removal
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Crankshaft pulley removal

Soak the joint between the pulley and crankshaft with genuine penetrating oil and leave overnight and try again in the morning. The pulley can either come off nice and easy or can be a bug--r to get off. If you have a multipiece crankshaft pulley which has the mild steel pressed 'V' belt flanges usi...
by philthehill
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 73
Views: 1531

Re: Axle tramp

I have seen worse. If there had been any sign of twisting of the splines I would have said replace but looking closely at the photo I would suggest that there is plenty of life left in those half shafts yet. Refit and enjoy. Re the hub nut photo above - the problem with using a chisel to undo and do...
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 73
Views: 1531

Re: Axle tramp

At least you did not use a cold chisel to undo and tighten the nut.
I have found many a Minor rear hub nut butchered that way. :(
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

Comparting the 948cc 'A' Series with the 1098cc is like comparing chalk and cheese and is not what the OP asked. Asking a 948cc engine to propel a Minor fitted with a 3.9 diff is asking too much of the engine and gearbox on anything much more than the level. I have run a 948cc Minor fitted with a Ma...
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: MM clutch

Having looked at the BMC wksp manual - MM clutch section E - I have no reason to think that the 803cc clutch pedal return spring would not be suitable.

Phil
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: MM clutch

The clutch spring(s) are available from Moss Europe at just over £2.00 each.

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-m ... minor.html
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1954 style air cleaner - opening?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: 1954 style air cleaner - opening?

Just soak the air cleaner assy it in petrol - that will dissolve the crud.
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 73
Views: 1531

Re: Axle tramp

There is no specified torque for the Minor axle hub bearing nut. It should be done up tight but do not use gorilla strength on the nut./spanner. If you use a socket make sure that you grind out the concave from the centre of the socket. The hub nut is not that thick and you do need all the grip on t...
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat sandwich plate
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Thermostat sandwich plate

Those cylinder heads that require a thermostat housing sandwich plate to enable a thermostat to be fitted have 5/16" UNC threads holding the stud to the head. The usual thread for the thermostat studs is 5/16" UNF top and bottom. A 3" long stud is required when the sandwich plate is used. The long s...
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 73
Views: 1531

Re: Axle tramp

I have used the heat method to release and/or remove the Loctite but that Minor hub and bearing assy is a lot of metal to heat up.
Phil
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 73
Views: 1531

Re: Axle tramp

Loctite stud and bearing lock permanently secures the bearing to the housing or shaft and makes it very difficult to remove the bearing at a later date. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loctite-Stud-N-Bearing-Fit-locks-seals-studs-in-position-60ml/113888571351?epid=1141935458&hash=item1a8449afd7:g:E0oAAOS...
by philthehill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

When fitted to a Minor that has been converted to use a 1275cc engine - the 3.7 or 3.9 means that the car can be driven in a similar vein to a modern especially on motorways or keeping up with modern traffic speeds. The 3.7 and 3.9 diff BTA carriers are stronger than the ATA diff carriers fitted to ...
by philthehill
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Advantages of a 3:9:1 diff

A 3.9 diff fitted to a 948cc engine will leave the engine struggling at the slightest grade. You may find that the engine performance suffers very badly. A 3.9 diff is very suitable for a 1275cc engine but not for a little 948cc My opinion for what it is worth is that a 4.22 diff would be a much bet...
by philthehill
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil Intercooler
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: oil Intercooler

The remote oil filter head is a Mocal after market item https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/mocal-remote-oil-filter-head-with-1-2npt-ports-on-right-m-rfh3b The oil pipe is Dunlop oil pipe and the unions are available from Merlin Motorsport and similar retailers. The rubber oil pipe is secured to th...
by philthehill
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 73
Views: 1531

Re: Axle tramp

There should be no lateral or radial play in the hub or hub bearings. The bearing should be tight on the axle stub and in the hub. See wksp man illustration in the use of a puller to remove hub. It is essential that you use the correct thickness hub gasket as it quantifies the lateral nip of the bea...
by philthehill
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 387

Re: Positive v negative earth?

The beer or the monks?
by philthehill
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 387

Re: Positive v negative earth?

Parchment - to modern for me - I use stone with a Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform text. :D :roll:

And you can now get an app for the text conversion.