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by les
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Not what they used to be!

Ahh many a good day had removing parts from the car on top of two others! Where did it all go wrong?
At least we had them days, before it all went silly.
by les
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Ramps
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Ramps

I understand, thanks for letting me know.
by les
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Ramps
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Ramps

Bexley in Kent, ramps in Dartford, Sorry I forgot the location tab no longer works!
by les
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

I think sawdust was the answer once!——-or was that just for gearboxes!! :o
by les
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Ramps
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Ramps

A pair of heavy duty car ramps, very strong. £40.
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by les
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)

See Mel Gibson !
by les
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Advice

These things play on my mind. I’m well pleased with the ‘tool’ though. :D
by les
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me or does it happen to you?
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Is it just me or does it happen to you?

I’m not sure it’s just Minors, I’ve got a ‘modern’ car and get tailgated.
by les
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Advice

As a follow up, for interested parties! Managed to buy a cheap camshaft and modified it as your brilliant idea Phil. The grinding produced a slight burr on the journal but prior to stoning I thought I’d enter the cam an eighth of an inch or so to feel what was happening, it produced a few score mark...
by les
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

That’s a relief.
by les
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: Free Non MM Stuff: BSA A & B Manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Free Non MM Stuff: BSA A & B Manuals

Nice offer, agree it’s a shame to bin them. Maybe if no offers, next time you’re in town give them to a charity shop?
by les
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Camshaft question
Replies: 28
Views: 353

Re: Camshaft question

Putting the chain on with the crank and cam in the right relationship is a good suggestion. Guess that’s why it’s called ‘timing’ ——- by the time the big end goes by the nearest cam lobe the peak is out of the way. Hopefully!
by les
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmmmm
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Mmmmm

I’ve just read your Flowchart post, now this. You must be having a real bad day!! :o
by les
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Horn bracket

While you’re under the bonnet, put that new bolt the right way round!! :D
by les
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No Spark
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: No Spark

Start by cleaning and resetting the contact points or even replace them.
by les
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Glass jar!
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Glass jar!

If you’ve got an early Mini, I hope you haven’t Broken yours!!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1959-Classic ... SwD2tcApvS
by les
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: sudden ignition failure
Replies: 39
Views: 798

Re: sudden ignition failure

The trouble is, and understandably, not everyone is up to this precise ‘analysis’ approach, so go a considerd substitution option. They may be perfectly able people but perhaps not as scientifically adept as others. We all approach thing differently for whatever reason.
by les
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Advice

Thanks for the prompt suggestion Phil, that sounds like a neat idea. I’ll see if I can find an old camshaft.
by les
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Advice

Installing cam bearings, front and rear done, it appears that these bearings are designed to close to the correct clearance, and I think they do. However, when threading the cam through, ( the centre bearing is not in yet) the bearing by the oil pump feels just that bit tighter than I’d like. I’ve f...
by les
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a morris engine
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: making a morris engine

Thanks for the link, I didn’t realise so much automated machinery was being used that early!