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by mrsjhmog
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Smoke Grey Traveller - HHT 211D
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: Smoke Grey Traveller - HHT 211D

I was the 2nd. owner of this vehicle. Paid 360 pounds for it in Bristol in 1972. It had only 26000 miles on the clock. the seller took me for a "test drive" but wouldn't let me drive it myself! After buying it, I found out why--it jumped out of 2nd. gear! However, it was in perfect condition otherwi...
by mrsjhmog
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox-a long story
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: gearbox-a long story

Also, Phil, the input shaft is supported by a needle bearing in the back of the engine. The 1/4 inch play I was referring to is when the gearbox was out of the car, if that helps.
by mrsjhmog
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox-a long story
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: gearbox-a long story

Phil, the clutch release fork and spacer you are referring to are 1098 items on a 1098 front gearbox cover. After checking the part nos. of the internals of both boxes this afternoon I've found that both are from later model sprite/midgets, so , yes, the clutch fork, e.t.c. are incorrect. I thought ...
by mrsjhmog
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: gearbox 'frozen'
Replies: 1
Views: 1646

gearbox 'frozen'

If your 1st./2nd. gear synchronizer has come apart, "freezing" 1st. gear, this picture may help for re-assembly. A large jubilee clip holds the springs and ball bearings in place. Then 3 pieces of a suitable metal clothes hanger, with ends appropriately bevelled, are inserted to force the balls down...
by mrsjhmog
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox-a long story
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: gearbox-a long story

Thank you for your ideas, Les and Philthehill. The original for the '57 was a 948 and smooth case. This gave v. little power at 5000' altitude here in Denver, Colorado. Thus the 1275 unit. It has the thicker back plate and the flywheel was machined and drilled for the diaphragm clutch-the 1098 clutc...
by mrsjhmog
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox-a long story
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

gearbox-a long story

The brakes ( front discs ) on my '57 Tourer would seize up on anything more than a short trip. The last time this happened I was about 200 yards from home, so pushed on, revving high in first gear and slipping the clutch to get into the garage... Then could not disengage first gear, despite every ma...
by mrsjhmog
Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: parcel shelves
Replies: 5
Views: 3077

THANKYOU, Willie and Les, Looks as if I will have to make up a metal cross piece---will experiment. ATB, mrsjhmog
by mrsjhmog
Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: parcel shelves
Replies: 5
Views: 3077

parcel shelves

Many older models seem to have lost their parcel shelves years ago. Although new shelves themselves are available for purchase, how do you fit them if all the other bits are missing? None of my reference books or old Minor Matters show diagrams. Does anyone know what thread bolt fits the threaded ca...