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by Monty-4
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Quality of New Parts

I fit new track-rod ends a fortnight ago and noticed the rubber is already looking like its dried and will crack.

Usually I smear red rubber grease on absolutely everything (that's rubber!) which does help a bit. My brake slave cylinders are holding up beautifully.
by Monty-4
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Ignition

I had a cable in an Accuspark unit wear away as the plate inside rotated, short, and burn out a section of the loom while my partner was driving. Lots of smoke in the cabin apparently. These days I use the original dizzy that the Dizzy Doctor refurbished for me and it's been flawless. Just an experi...
by Monty-4
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Either works (although cue furious debate on the matter).
by Monty-4
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Placing an old rag between the grease nipple and the grease gun nozzle can help them seal and prevent the grease from just making a mess around the nipple! I find have to do this to get anything into my steering rack at all.
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: PAINTING BRAKES
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: PAINTING BRAKES

I can tell you from experience the cheap and widely available "e-tech" engine/brake paints do not stay on the drums for long. :roll:
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: General advice

20/50 mineral oil is exactly right and will also be fine in the Carburettor in a pinch, although specialist oils for this are available for that. There are many ways to get tunes playing in your Minor and as such you may get many different answers. Budget and ones inclination to do some simple wirin...
by Monty-4
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malvern car show today
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Malvern car show today

I was there too so perhaps unknowningly saw you around cococola. I found myself an old National Trust grille badge and a Mini 1275GT steering wheel to refurbish! No Morgans but oddly a display of modern Mercedes from a local dealer. I don't know why they bother when they pale in comparison to the su...
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1346

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

I feel another trip to an autojumble to pick up a couple of Mini speedos is on the cards!
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Various Carb Needles
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Various Carb Needles

Various needles I've used over the years or saved from autojumbles.

ADF
ABP
ADQ
AAQ x2
ABD x2
AEA x2
ABQ x3
H6 (converted to swinging) x2
V3 (converted to swinging) x2

£5 each or whatever it takes to stop them from cluttering up my desk drawer!
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1346

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

After driving this around for a while I'm wanting to tackle the speedo inaccuracy. The car has a 4423/04 1408tpm unit at the moment and a 3.9 diff with 165R14s. The speedo indicates ~30 @ 40mph with the error increasing to reading ~48 @ 65mph (reported by a friend ahead in a modern). This matches up...
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 423

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

I had similar issues fitting twins (although just HS2s) with clearance to the exhaust manifold. My solution was to swap the studs for longer ones to give room for an extra spacer.
by Monty-4
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

Stephen Baimbridge or "Mostly Minors" in Welling Green is a minor specialist, not too far from Worcester. PM me if you'd like his number. There are a few hidden gems like him scattered around the country but they often don't have websites or advertise, yet tick along nicely by word of mouth. Half th...
by Monty-4
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

The Pirellis are rather expensive so perhaps a little excessive for a steady driver? I think you would save yourself a considerable sum by replacing the Firestones with Bridgestones to match your existing tyre and spare and would be very happy with the result. I run Vredestein tyres which are somewh...
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

My set of saloon springs from a well known supplier in East Sussex are fine after four and a half years. If anything they took a long time to soften.
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Twin hs2 carb v single hif38
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Twin hs2 carb v single hif38

Smaller twins may have a very slightly faster throttle response, something to do with smaller pistons as I vaguely recall reading. Otherwise - as phil says - single larger carbs are generally better in terms of power and efficiency. If memory serves, Vizard explains it in his big yellow book as bein...
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Brake servo

Better but significantly more expensive units are available. Perhaps give Frontline Developments a call?
by Monty-4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Speed Limiters

Agreed with the above. Let's read the detail before we go full-on with the rants? The limiters can be overriden temporarily for the scenarios described by pressing the accelerator down, much like with the user-activated speed limiters fit to cars now. We may be relatively slow and cautious drivers b...
by Monty-4
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

I got 3mm some spacers from Moss Europe that are the full aluminium circles. This results in a (very skinny) finger of clearance to the trunnion and looks to be the limit of what's possible with standard studs. The nuts are fully on the threads but very little of the stud is left proud (~1mm). I wil...
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

I'll order myself some spacers and check to see if I have enough thread to take up the 3mm. If not I can use rear wheel studs or those supplied for disc conversions I suppose.

Thanks all!
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

Ah, so the van wheels don't have a large enough offset? I don't suppose spacers are a good idea? It only needs a millimetre or two.