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by mark t4
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

A little shocked

Hi everyone its been a while since i posted on the site but i do lurk in the back ground allot and read lots of posts Anyway after 5 great years of having the moggie its about time i did some bodywork as its looking i bit rough in places and thought i would treat her to 4 new wings! wow i am surpris...
by mark t4
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 engine advise
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: 1275 engine advise

Thanks for everyones input and knowledge :D

Mark
by mark t4
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 engine advise
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

1275 engine advise

Hi everyone

How much do you think I mill need to pay for a half decent 1275 engine and gearbox from a sprite or midget?

I only ask because i am thinking of putting one in my minor

Thanks for any advise

Mark
by mark t4
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Austin A35
Replies: 11
Views: 2261

Re: Austin A35

Yes the VC5 is still with the car but when you type the reg number in on a DVLA website no car found comes up
by mark t4
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Austin A35
Replies: 11
Views: 2261

Re: Austin A35

Hi everyone again and thanks for the comments about the A35s Yes sid i now own the car but it is quite rough so not sure what too do yet because ive been made an offer for the number plate but have been told the car still needs an MOT before it can be sold even tho the car is MOT exempt The car was ...
by mark t4
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Austin A35
Replies: 11
Views: 2261

Austin A35

Hi everyone Has anyone on here owned both the A35 and a minor 1000? if so which did you prefer? I only ask because im viewing an A35 tomorrow thats been stored away for over 40 yrs so will need work (maybe lots) and didnt want to waste the money or time if they are a disappointing car to drive I hav...
by mark t4
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dynamo?
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: dynamo?

Thanks everyone :D

I will just leave things alone if its not an issue as i dont really want to increase the tick over much because she sounds nice and happy at the RPM its doing

Mark
by mark t4
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dynamo?
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

dynamo?

Hi everyone

How common is it to have the ignition light on when the engine is at idle?

could it be a dynamo fault or maybe the control box?

thanks for any comments

mark
by mark t4
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: manifolds
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: manifolds

Thanks Phil :D

The manifold that was on my 948 head is all cast iron so guess it might of been swapped some time in the past?

Sounds like i dont need too worry then :)

Mark
by mark t4
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: manifolds
Replies: 3
Views: 724

manifolds

Hi

can anyone tell me if the all cast iron manifolds on a 948cc and the 1098cc are the same?

Im only asking because im using a 1098 head but my 948 manifold and i dont have a 1098 to compare

Thanks

Mark
by mark t4
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: camshaft change
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: camshaft change

Thanks Phil The camshaft will be the one out of the donor 1965 1098 engine which is where the head and other parts have come from I have not removed the cam yet so i really dont know what end it has but if its the pin type will it go back in and line up without any probs or of the pin falling out wh...
by mark t4
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: camshaft change
Replies: 3
Views: 796

camshaft change

Hi I will be swapping the cylinder head on my 948cc to a skimmed etc head off a 1098cc so is it possible to swap the camshaft aswell at the same time while the engine is still in the car? I know the front of the car will need to be removed for access but will lining the cam and oil pump up on refitt...
by mark t4
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: stud removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: stud removal

Thanks again everyone

its all sorted now :)

i took the head back off and the stud came out quite easily with some mole grips

it was odd that it snapped though as was not up to the 44ft/lbs on that stud before just went ping! & i had that sick feeling :o

mark
by mark t4
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: stud removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: stud removal

thanks for the reply phil the stud has snapped at the top level with the rocker shaft assembly so there is plenty of length but not enough thread to do the 2 nut thing :cry: how tight are the studs in the block normally? oh the head is still on the engine and i cant get to fiddle for another week so...
by mark t4
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: stud removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

stud removal

hi

how hard is it to remove one of the engine block studs that holds the head down?

thanks

mark
by mark t4
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear wings
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: rear wings

Thanks manyminors :)
by mark t4
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear wings
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

rear wings

Hi

will the rear wings off a 1969 2 door fit a 1959 4 door OK?

thanks
by mark t4
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Boot lid
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: Boot lid

Fibreglass! ermmm no thanks!! ok on my elan but blimey not on a minor good grief :wink:
by mark t4
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Boot lid
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: Boot lid

Thanks guys The boot is only fit for scrap really as it was repaired badly in the 90s and now the bottom about 3 inchs up on the inside and outside are mega rotten with holes and bits missing :( so im going to look at a replacement as the cost of repair panel and welding charges plus extra prep time...
by mark t4
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Boot lid
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Boot lid

Hi

I have a 1959 4 door saloon that has a rotten boot lid all along the bottom so im looking for a replacement

if im looking for a second hand item is there only certain years that will fit my car? or is that a part morris didnt tinker with?

Thanks

Mark