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by midget
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 /5 speed.
Replies: 1
Views: 251

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: 13
Views: 619

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: 1387

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: 442

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 450

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: 790

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: 184

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: 395

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: 153

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: 1247

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: 625

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

Just to confirm that a replacement thermostat did indeed cure the wavering gauge readings.
Thank you.
by midget
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 8353

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Interesting. Can I ask where did you source your crankshaft bush from please, and have you had this modified?
by midget
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 8353

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Just my two p'nth, but after almost completing this conversion and had similar problems :cry: , I am hoping that the bush (resized ESM article} is fitted to the FLYWHEEL to carry the first motion shaft of the Minor box ,as there is no way in the world that the Minor shaft will ever reach the Cranksh...
by midget
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital engine to Minor gearbox.
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Re: Ital engine to Minor gearbox.

Just to wind this up AGAIN--hopefully? Nothing of the above fits properly, so have taken the nuclear option of fitting(after months of finding them) A+ block, Midget crank,rods, flywheel and backplate along with a Midget clutch. The block has already been bored +10 with A+ pistons. Thanks to Phil fo...
by midget
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

Thanks Mike, that's interesting. I dismissed the thermostat as very unlikely, but will replace this as you suggest. The only thing that I have not mentioned is that the engine and drive train have not been touched during the 3 year restoration (as they did not need attention) and the gauge is an add...
by midget
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Van wheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Van wheel?

Here it is...
by midget
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

Thanks for replies which I understand and agree with completely, but it is the fact that the gauge swing back and forth constantly as soon as running temperature has been reached. Every other gauge of this type which I have seen and used remains constant with only small movements either way relating...
by midget
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Van wheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Van wheel?

Mine are the LP 896 that Les mentioned, and notified to you on Facebook. They are 4 1/2j with the extra width added to the outside. I am completely perplexed as to their origin, despite asking many interested parties who have never seen this designation before. I bought them (off Ebay) from a seller...