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by midget
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure relief valve removal (1275)
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Oil pressure relief valve removal (1275)

Ok Les, thanks but panic over!
I put a 3/8 drive socket extension into the valve and it was very close to fitting,so I wrapped a piece of emery around the end, and out it popped!

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by midget
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure relief valve removal (1275)
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Oil pressure relief valve removal (1275)

I am in the early stages of rebuilding a 1275 block of unknown heritage, but believe that it's a Marina.It has been standing unused for many years. It is currently soaking in Citric acid and have just realised that the oil pressure relief valve is stuck fast in it's housing. I note that Phil suggest...
by midget
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor drive repositioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Distributor drive repositioning?

Thanks for pointing in the correct direction. All sorted by playing with crank position. Nowhere near TDC though. :D
by midget
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor drive repositioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Distributor drive repositioning?

Silly question: Have you removed the drive retaining block into which the dizzy sits? I'm sure you have, but if not then it would definitely stop the drive coming out. Not a silly question, but the A+ block does not use a drive retaining block. To Kevin, yes, valves rocking on NO 4. I will try diff...
by midget
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor drive repositioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Distributor drive repositioning?

Yes its on a long length of 5/16 of studding. Cant work out what is in the way?
by midget
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor drive repositioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Distributor drive repositioning?

It must be as it feels pretty solid,so something is in the way. I am sure that I have removed one before?
by midget
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor drive repositioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Distributor drive repositioning?

Made a cock a doodle diddley up inserting the above drive on my A+ rebuild. It is now in place in the car and I need to move it by one tooth to bring the dizzy in the best position, but could not withdraw the drive from the block. It screws out to clear the cam then stops abruptly as though there is...
by midget
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A+ engine oil pressure gauge fitting.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: A+ engine oil pressure gauge fitting.

Thanks for confirmation Phil. I can sleep at night now!
by midget
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A+ engine oil pressure gauge fitting.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

A+ engine oil pressure gauge fitting.

Need to fit the above to my newly rebuilt A+, and unsure if it is indeed possible? The oil port (below the Filter) is very close to the starter motor, so my plan was to fit a copper (Midget) feed pipe from this to a Tee piece to join the remote feed to the gauge, and also the oil light switch. Probl...
by midget
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Thanks, I will re-stuff it.
by midget
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Phil, yes understood, but have you ever tried it in practice? I know that you have multiple breathing methods on your engines, but I do not have the option of fuel pump outlet due to this one destined for non Minor application
by midget
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Good Idea. But on this subject, What happens if you empty the canister of its "gauze baffle" and run it empty? Does this then allow too much oil mist to escape into induction system, causing high oil consumption? I ask, as near completion of A+ rebuild and am keen to reduce oil leaks from usual sour...
by midget
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Mot advice

I do have an engine change planned for later, so have decided to tackle this with a new leg section at that time.
Until then it is off the road. I do have 2 more to use meanwhile--just a shame about the concurrent Mot record.
Thanks for advice
by midget
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Mot advice

Wow, looks like my corrosion has gone through both sections? Did not know of this internal brace.
Are they all the same?
by midget
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Mot advice

This should give an indication.
by midget
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Mot advice

Thanks for link which (sort of) confirms what I understood. I will send a picture later today for opinion.
by midget
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Mot advice

Need advice on MOT procedure please? Just checking my 2 door over for upcoming MOT which I am keen to keep up, and found a hole in the nearside front chassis leg close to the eye bolt. Trouble is, the area has been repaired before my ownership, and am worried that if I merely repair with a patch it ...
by midget
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Duplex chain tension.

Thanks Phil, the sprockets are in alignment, so just may have a tight chain? I will bear this in mind when first running.
by midget
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Duplex chain tension.

Currently fitting Duplex chain to an A+ and am concerned about the tension I have when fitted. It is incredibly tight and would like advice from the many who have fitted these? It was very difficult to assemble, and in my opinion way too tight. I do have the tensioner as standard but not fitted yet.
by midget
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: LCV wheels.
Replies: 19
Views: 505

Re: LCV wheels.

Are the re -manufactured wider wheels being sold by a well known supplier OK to use? If you are meaning Weller Wheels, then new ones are ok, but early ones lose the hub caps easily--this fault has been corrected on new stock. However, I have a set, and if your suspension is in good order they are o...