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by midget
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rear floor section etc
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Rear floor section etc

Don't know if it is any interest here, but I need to make some space for new project, so offering this up for sale. It is the repaired cargo floor section of my van restoration(now finished) which I derusted,glued it back together and used it as a jig to make sure that everything was in correct posi...
by midget
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Soda blasting or acid dipping
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Soda blasting or acid dipping

Diesel fuel will soften underseal and make this very messy job easier. I have tried all other options, without success.
Aggressive grit blasting at "commercial" pressure will work faster, but causes unwanted damage to structure and is expensive.
by midget
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Engine comparisons
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: 1275 Engine comparisons

Thanks for clarification Phil. I will of course leave the fitting of the pistons to rods to the machine shop.
by midget
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Engine comparisons
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: 1275 Engine comparisons

I have just started to build an A+ block with 1275 Midget crank,rods etc in order to seamlessly fit to a late Midget needle roller bearing box. Parts are currently at Machine shop, and just to be clear, are all the 1275 pistons the same deck height? I don't yet know if they are reboring the block, s...
by midget
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 Traveller for restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: 1968 Traveller for restoration

Hi, get some air in the tyres, roll it outside, take lots of pics and advertise it either on here/facebook page/or in desperation, Ebay.
by midget
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 102
Views: 50975

Re: Thread sizes

Thanks Phil.
by midget
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 102
Views: 50975

Re: Thread sizes

Any one know the thread for thermostat housing STUD into head please. I have exhausted my limited range of taps/dies and it is not a common one. I am guessing 5/16 UNC?
by midget
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 /5 speed.
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: 1275 /5 speed.

You have a PM from me Chester.
by midget
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 2 cars free, if you can take them away
Replies: 15
Views: 1907

Re: 2 cars free, if you can take them away

Hi, I sent you a PM last week sir. No reply so far, so thought that they had gone.
The gist of it was that although I have transport, I would need assistance for lifting above fence/hedge?
by midget
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1857

Re: Steering Rack

Just found it on web here in UK. Shriver cars in Bedford. Google it ,as I can't send link.
by midget
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Silly" choke cable question
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: "Silly" choke cable question

I cured this problem by fitting a Marina cable which is perfect, apart from the non original appearance.
by midget
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1252

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Mines a 1980 Mk 3 1.3. Did toy with fitting MGB motor and box, but would have entailed too much "cutting and shutting" to accommodate the over drive box. (I bought it less engine). It now has an Ital A+ 1300.
by midget
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1252

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Well done, good choice(apart from the auto bit).
I have one too, and (whisper it) I prefer driving it to my Minors! :wink:
by midget
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ital to Minor top hose
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Ital to Minor top hose

MGB one Martin. Cast iron, but correct shape.
by midget
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 944

Re: Gearbox prices

I entirely agree with the post above from many minors. Having just spent a similar sum that he suggested in restoring a Van to a good standard (which I have no plan to sell) he is, sadly, absolutely correct in his assessment of the youth today. Of course there will be the usual exceptions to the rul...
by midget
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Torsion

This has been covered many times on here, but the easiest way( I have been told by a restorer of some experience) is to loosely assemble the components EXCEPT the thick bottom arm and position this so that the outer end of the arms are 17 1/4" from the top of the wheel arch and then slide the arm in...
by midget
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sump leaking after new gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Sump leaking after new gasket

Very timelyl for me, as I am trying to cure sizeable "seepage" from both ends of my Marina Engine (unusually fitted to a Marina :D ). I do have some old gaskets sets which have the items that I require--but which are the best type/make to choose please? Should say, before anyone suggests it ,that I ...
by midget
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van Rear Door Gap
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Van Rear Door Gap

Just finished mine, and had the same issue.
Not saying that it is the correct/factory way, but I "adjusted" the hinge mounting holes to get the doors even?
Have to say they are ok when fully closed but does need a "nack" to close them.
by midget
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: National rally 2019

Just got back. Met some good people with interesting chat, but clowns and punch 'n judy???

Stalls were overpriced too.

Have paid for 2 days but will give it a miss twrw.
by midget
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

Just to confirm that a replacement thermostat did indeed cure the wavering gauge readings.
Thank you.