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by kevin s
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Then filed out the starter motor hole using the 1098 one as a guide. rps20200926_180143.jpg Cut just enough out of the clutch housing to clear the starter. rps20200926_180245.jpg Plan is to make a steel cover to go over the area and rivet or bolt it in to return some strength. Also tried using a sli...
by kevin s
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Moved back onto the backplate, cut some pieces of steel out to fill the missing bits, tapered them and welded them.
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This is it with the 1098 one on top.
by kevin s
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Cut the rod off trialed the shift mechanism on and all seems well. rps20200923_180147.jpg Made a bracket to support the rear of the shift housing. rps20200923_181641.jpg Shortened the shift rod tube. rps20200924_191224.jpg And a trial assembly proved it all works OK. rps20200923_180218.jpg I can't f...
by kevin s
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Next up was drilling and tapping the case for the 2 bolts to attach this. rps20200923_175838.jpg Next was shortening the shift rod, took a piece of bar and drilled 2 parallel holes 156mm appart rps20200923_175956.jpg Pinned the rod to one hole and welded a nut next to it (just the nearest bit of met...
by kevin s
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

This is how I moved the shifter. This is the original position rps20200923_175539.jpg Cut the front of the shifter off to give this. rps20200923_175614.jpg The easy option is to move the rear holes to the front position this moves it forward 103mm. rps20200923_175414.jpg This not far enough though s...
by kevin s
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

I am following your conversion with great interest, and thank you for sharing. Watching your progress with anticipation. I cannot understand how you moved the gearstick forward, did you use the MK 1 box and moved the stick housing forward, and re bolt it to the casing, after cutting the selector sh...
by kevin s
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Matt wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:15 am
Have you offered up the MX5 clutch plate to the flywheel and the 1098 cover? There is often spare space around the edge of the friction material and it might just about work without any mucking about?
That's going to be my first thing to try fingers crossed.
by kevin s
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Some progress, shifter is now in the same place as a Morris minor, hopefully this will mean no need to modify the tunnel cover. 680c9198d527_m.jpg Also decided it will be easier to add a second bolt in crossmember further back than the original which then lines up with the two tapped holes on the re...
by kevin s
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 46
Views: 671

Re: Disc brakes

I think the debate will be very much tainted by ones experiences, I've just been on holiday to central wales and I am sure you drive a standard minor around there with no problems, hardly any cars and most people leave drive fairly sensibly. Then I get home close to London, it's impossible to leave ...
by kevin s
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 46
Views: 671

Re: Disc brakes

The other thing to bear in mind with discs is that they tend too move the brake balance to the rear this is not what you want, you want the fronts to lock up first, most cars with this set up will have a bias or pressure limiting valve, another option if you have converted to dual circuit is to fit ...
by kevin s
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Firstly a correction, the pilot bush I made fitted in the crank, it's the original mx5 one which goes in the flywheel. rps20200921_193815.jpg Collected a load more parts from my store today. rps20200921_193753.jpg rps20200921_193842.jpg rps20200921_193909.jpg The second gearbox is the one I first mo...
by kevin s
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

Thanks for the offer we should be OK though my Son is pretty good on CAD and had had quite a bit of laser cutting done already. A bit of background, about 3 years ago I tried the mazda box in the car with the starter in the marina position, this was the result. rps20171120_153228.jpg With the starte...
by kevin s
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 46
Views: 671

Re: Disc brakes

As said above good 8" drums with good quality parts will have enough stoping power, discs on the other hand need less maintainence and generay stay better balanced, also not affected by floods or fords as badly, discs do need a servo though as the drum design is self servoing.
by kevin s
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

£25 for a good one, they are a lot tougher. and I like a challenge This is where I am at. rps20200919_194823.jpg n Stood a engine on it's nose, shimmed the gearbox input shaft to remove all the play then dropped it over the pilot bearing mock up and drilled through the backplate. This back plate is ...
by kevin s
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: backplate drawing

I have a couple of 1098 back plates but to laser cut it needs to be digitized, if it comes to it I will get one laser scanned. The first motion shaft sits nicely inside the centre of the flywheel, I turned a bush in alloy to centre it on my trial plate, eventually I will either make a bronze one or ...
by kevin s
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: backplate drawing
Replies: 19
Views: 335

backplate drawing

Does any one have a dimensioned drawing of the 1098 engine backplate? I am working out how to fit an Mx5 gearbox in, it looks promising, the gearbox in 14" wide at it's widest point the gap between chassis legs is 16", the gearstick can be moved forward to a similar position to the original easily, ...
by kevin s
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....

Have you changed the rotor arm?

I seem to recall there being a problem with something about a loose rivet when they warm up on a number of pattern ones.
by kevin s
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....

Have you changed the rotor arm?

I seem to recall there being a problem with something about a loose rivet when they warm up on a number of pattern ones.
by kevin s
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....

Have you changed the rotor arm?

I seem to recall there being a problem with something about a loose rivet when they warm up on a number of pattern ones.
by kevin s
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 326
Views: 83988

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Originally this was bought for my son as an 11th birthday present, off and on he has been involved in the restoration but It's now crunch time, he passed his driving test a week ago and is now keen for us to insure it I was pleasantly surprised at the quote (£669), so hopefully in a few days he will...