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by IslipMinor
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre Sizes
Replies: 31
Views: 16090

Re: Tyre Sizes

The original cross ply tyre size of 5.20 x 14 is equivalent to a radial ply size of 145/80R14. The Minor wheel width is only 3", so this is the limiting factor in tyre width that should be fitted, and 145 is generally accepted as the maximum tyre width for a 3" rim. Many fit 155/80R14 and find they ...
by IslipMinor
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Brake valve limiter with discs
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Brake valve limiter with discs

We have the 'adjustable' version of the Mini valve fitted in conjunction with Metro 4-pot front calipers. Without the limiter, the rear brakes will (just) lock under heavy braking, so being able to adjust this out works well for us. I don't have any data for the Ford based conversions. Does anyone k...
by IslipMinor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller 5 speed gearbox,
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Traveller 5 speed gearbox,

I would suggest using the EP 75W/90 multigrade oil. It gives you get the benefit of the lighter oil when cold, but still gives full protection when hot as well. I use the same oil in the Toyota T50, and it is excellent. Hot/cold, the changes are slick and quiet! The T50 does not use the EP variety, ...
by IslipMinor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Windows steaming up.......

the quirks of Moggy motoring
Probably more the quirks of 1950's technology motoring. The Mini was even worse for misting up in the 60's! Once Ford developed 'through flow ventilation' in the Cortina, the misting problem was really resolved.
by IslipMinor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Ours is in a heated, dry garage, but once outside in cold damp air the inside of the front screen mists up very quickly. A heated front screen is the sure way of preventing condensation on the inside of the screen. Not cheap, and needs a relay and additional heavy duty cables to feed it, but it work...
by IslipMinor
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: IGN light on, fitted with alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: IGN light on, fitted with alternator

Hi and welcome to the MMOC Message Board. 2 quick checks before diving into fault finding. Both related to is it charging? An essential tool for any classic car maintenance is a multimeter, that includes a DC scale that reads up to 16-20v. With an alternator it is almost certain to be wired negative...
by IslipMinor
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Building a 1275
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Building a 1275

The 'big bore' 1098 exhaust should be fine for a standard(ish) spec 1295 Marina engine, but I would think that the HIF44 would be a more suitable carburettor, especially if you envisage making some tweaks in the future?
by IslipMinor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: standard or 4.5 diff.
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: standard or 4.5 diff.

If you are anywhere near Oxford, we have a full-length 'stand in' depth pit, with lights, air etc., that you are welcome to use. It's warm and dry too!

Assuming the replacement axle is near to a 'straight swap', then 1/2 day's work should see it done, but allow 1 day to be sure!
by IslipMinor
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 29
Views: 1369

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

As Phil has already said, the original tie bar thread is 3/8" BSF, and uses a 3/8"BSF castle nut - please look at the list of thread and spanner sizes, torque settings etc. in the 'Mechanical' section under 'Thread Sizes'. Not sure where 7/16" UNF comes from? Getting the split pin in is a bit of a f...
by IslipMinor
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Big bore exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Big bore exhaust

Which engine is the system designed to fit? It looks like you will need to rejig the beginning part of the pipework to get it to fit the exhaust manifold - once that is done the system will (definitely should) fit using the standard mounts. Make sure that you use the mount that fits before the swan ...
by IslipMinor
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear heated window (Traveller)
Replies: 25
Views: 5469

Re: Rear heated window (Traveller)

Going back to the earlier part of this thread, and whether to use a relay or not, is the current draw of ~6A for the Traveller rear heated screen for each screen, or for both screens in total? With a total of 6A you could probably get away with a switch, but I would not, and if it is 6A per each scr...
by IslipMinor
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Phil, Do you have details of the Riley 1.5 rear brakes? Drum diameter, shoe size and cylinder bore diameter? I presume they are the same leading/trailing shoes set up as the standard Minor?

I will add it to the brake design model I have, and publish the whole set of results.
by IslipMinor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Which bore master cylinder is fitted? The 948 engined cars were originally fitted with a 7/8" bore, and the 1098 had a 13/16" bore. I am not sure if the early 7/8" master cylinder is still available, but if the later smaller bore unit is fitted to an early car, then the pedal pressures will be light...
by IslipMinor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Some fit the Mini rear brake pressure regulating valve into the Minor rear brake hydraulic system Yes they do! After completing the restoration in 1998, which included fitting Metro-based front disc brakes, with the standard 7" Minor rear brakes, fitted with the later, smaller cylinders with 3/4" b...
by IslipMinor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Moggiegeek, Yes, the 7/8" front cylinders will reduce the pedal pressure for the same braking effort, but, as has already been said it will increase the brake bias towards the front as well. What rear cylinders are fitted, and what rear drum diameter and master cylinder bore diameter do you have. Wi...
by IslipMinor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion

Phil, I thought that the front cover for all the 'ribcase' gearboxes, 1098 and 1275, has the same part number? I have 22G118 as the part number. If that is not correct, please let me know, as I quite often post this information, believing it to be correct! The 948 'smoothcase' gearbox front cover wa...
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

I seem to remember these battery terminals getting a very poor reputation when they were 'standard' production. Unless you want to have 'originality', I would suggest fitting a good clamp type connection, after making sure that the battery posts and clamp connections are clean and smeared with some ...
by IslipMinor
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 29
Views: 1487

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

Phil,

If you simply rev the engine to at least 3400 rpm whilst stationery in neutral, does the noise occur?
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1084

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

Yup, and probably another million or so other problems will blame it as well!
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1084

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

Not sure what is happening to posts, but I have just posted and it has gone in with a time stamp of 17.47 yesterday - I started looking at it then, but only actually posted a few minutes ago.