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by Monty-4
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

Thanks simmmitc! Interesting, I can't imagine trusting the inner wing with that load personally but I am quite ignorant in these matters.
by Monty-4
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

Interesting - how do the front dampers mount?
by Monty-4
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Vacuum Gauge

As per my thread here this is how mine looks during normal operation: https://youtu.be/KXcjanrie5U. :)

Good luck!
by Monty-4
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Mot advice

I had a hole that was almost exactly the same. The welder cut it out and added a (very heavy duty) plate and It passed MOT in March.
by Monty-4
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very intermittent fault
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Very intermittent fault

Well well, it sounds like it must be a fuelling or ignition issue given the intermittance. I had a very similar problem and it was the fuel pump points needing a clean which led to fuel starvation under certain conditions. If you have the old pump or a spare it might be worth trying. Inevitably it w...
by Monty-4
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Cover Stiffener
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Timing Cover Stiffener

I have a simplex chain with tensioner and a cover like the above, with this gasket if I recall correctly. Still manages to leak the odd drip. :roll:

These cars really are good at rust-proofing themselves in particular places.
by Monty-4
Wed May 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

This might be lockdown madness talking but - could one replace a larger bore performance exhaust with two parallel peashooters? A split at the bulkhead and install one with the silencer towards the rear instead of the front so they don't rattle against eachother.

Double PARP?
by Monty-4
Fri May 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARP - How does it happen?
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: PARP - How does it happen?

I would love to get the PARP back. My car, now with twin SUs, an uprated cam, an LCB manifold and the Maniflow system is PARPless.

Given I don't spend much time at high RPM so am not realising much benefit from the wider bore I often consider trying too attach a standard exhaust to the LCB manifold.
by Monty-4
Sat May 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fuel
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: fuel

I'd only worry about unleaded if doing a lot of motorway miles, as it runs hot. I am one of the unlucky few who managed to burn an exhaust valve once but my car was and is a daily driver doing 10k a year. If you're just pootling about I wouldn't be too bothered, maybe open the exhausts up another 2-...
by Monty-4
Sat May 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4110

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

:)

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by Monty-4
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff

@ 60mph with 155/80/14 tyres. 3.72 = 3,150 rpm (std -11%) 3.90 = 3,300 rpm (std -6%) 4.22 = 3,500 rpm 4.55 = 3,850 rpm (std +10%) 4.87 = 4,125 rpm (std +18%) 4.22 with Sierra 5-Speed (0.82) = 2,930 rpm Anecdotally I would describe the noise level of a 1098 vs rpm in a Minor to be somewhat logarithmi...
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1296

Re: What we did in the lockdown

Hi Monty, That’s a really nice colour your cars painted in. Looks a nice spray job as well. Haven’t had the courage to take my Moggie out yet for fear of people complaining etc, but I could drive it to the supermarket I suppose to get food. Incidentally, I’ve actually been working throughout the lo...
by Monty-4
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini tilting car lifts: how good, how useful?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Mini tilting car lifts: how good, how useful?

I have the adjustable tilting lift from Automotech. It adjusts far enough so that it can lift the car by the chassis legs rather than the sills, I suspect my car's sills wouldn't appreciate that too! For lifting the rear it can go wide enough to support the car by the leaf springs or simply go under...
by Monty-4
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4110

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

I suppose the MMOC will have to produce a full metal/enamelled version then!
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1296

Re: What we did in the lockdown

Too late now with the drilling! Let's call the extra holes ventilation to help cool the brakes?
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1296

Re: What we did in the lockdown

I've fit radius arms and Wolseley rear brakes to my Morris. I also managed to drop it off the jack too fast and the rear bumper went down on my kneecap. OUCH ouch ouch! The only other hitch was the holes in the Wolseley backplates had the assembly at a 45 degree angle compared to standard so the han...
by Monty-4
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange ticking noise
Replies: 25
Views: 900

Re: Strange ticking noise

Not the easiest thing to hear - was it windy out? :lol: Are you sure the car ran better with the high octane fuel and it wasn't a placebo? It shouldn't make a difference unless you've got a very high compression ratio and timing/pre-ignition issues. I'd echo the earlier suggestion regarding the exha...
by Monty-4
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?

However, I've heard so many stories about the ridiculously over-zealous behaviour of the police during the current restrictions that I wonder if driving a classic car instead of a modern might be deemed a 'non-essential' trip?! I've had no issues doing my shopping rounds in the Morris, which have i...
by Monty-4
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Adaptations for disabled drivers
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Adaptations for disabled drivers

I know hand throttles are a thing - essentially using the throttle cable like the choke cable - and automatic conversions have been done too.

Couldn't comment on legality or where to have such work done though - it might a be a good one to call up the normal restorers and part suppliers about?
by Monty-4
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump problem......?
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Fuel pump problem......?

I had very similar symptoms recently and a quick clean and gap check of the points in the fuel pump solved it entirely.