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by GavinL
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 62

gearbox numbers

I've got 4 gearboxes - two are 1275 Midget boxes, two are 1098 Minor boxes. The serial numbers stamped on the casings are: 1275 Midget MB 1527, and MB 39010 L 1098 Minor M 28737, and MA 19 708 9 I assume the B on the Midget boxes signifies the later B type gears, but wondered if anyone knows what th...
by GavinL
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn synchromesh
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Worn synchromesh

Thanks Phil, I've been told by various people over the years that the jumping out of gear in overrun was worn syncro, but I was always sceptical. Below is the second gear, how worn is this?
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by GavinL
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn synchromesh
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Worn synchromesh

Tried attaching a photo again this morning, working now - think the website troll just needed a lie down :D
by GavinL
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn synchromesh
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Worn synchromesh

my gearbox has been jumping out of gear in second on overrun which I'm told is probably due to worn synchromesh ring. I've tried loading a photo but the website won't let me despite having resized ( others have had this issue) can any one describe any visual difference between a new and worn synchro...
by GavinL
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Gearbox bearing needles
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: 1275 Gearbox bearing needles

Thanks both, sounds like i might not need them - once i strip the gearbox i'll measure and post here for future reference.
by GavinL
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Gearbox bearing needles
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: 1275 Gearbox bearing needles

Thanks Phil, I'd seen them on the Moss website, and actually they can be got cheaper from some of the Mini suppliers http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13091 But as I'm buying other parts from Simply Bearings I was wondering if they might be cheaper dir...
by GavinL
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Gearbox bearing needles
Replies: 5
Views: 88

1275 Gearbox bearing needles

so as a break from welding Vanessa I'm rebuilding gearboxes - 2 Minor 1098 and 2 Midget 1275 boxes, because you can never have too many gearboxes :D Does anyone know the length and diameter of the needle rollers in the Midget gearbox mainshaft as I was hoping they might be cheaper from a bearing sup...
by GavinL
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost my motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: lost my motivation

I'm in exactly the same position - I've been welding Vanessa for about 3 years and I break off periodically to do other things. By a strange coincidence I'm currently rebuilding a spare gearbox too, and spent the last two enjoyable evenings machining my spare gearbox and Vanessa's gearbox input shaf...
by GavinL
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 mg gearbox fitment
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: 1275 mg gearbox fitment

Before fitting it may be worth carrying out the restraining cable mod suggested by philthehill in another thread; When fitting the restraining cable bracket to the gearbox drill and tap the screws to 5/16" UNC. The 1/4" UNF screws are not man enough to restrain the gearbox. They were never designed ...
by GavinL
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 73
Views: 10007

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

inner nearside rear wing removed - although the central part was OK it had completely disintegrated round the wheel arch and front and rear corners so I decided that it was easier to replace the whole inner wing than multiple repairs. I've cut out the lower rear suspension mount so that I can replac...
by GavinL
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Damper oil options
Replies: 18
Views: 4024

Re: Damper oil options

I've used motorcycle fork oil in my Midget dampers on the basis that it is designed for dampers and has antifoamong additives, although not probably really necessary in car dampers. I used SAE20 ( as recommended in the workshop manual) but having read this thread I realise it is too thin as the fron...
by GavinL
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Waterless Coolant: suitable for classic engines or not?

Evans claim to be the makers of this - their website faqs include a lot of classic car examples so looks like they have no issues providing a warranty for its use in older cars https://www.evanscoolant.com/how-it-works/forum/
by GavinL
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 73
Views: 10007

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Made progress this morning whilst listening to the cricket. Drilled out the spot welds so that I can remove the inner wing started by spotting them so as to leave flange intact, but changed my mind half way through to drill through and I will plug weld from the rear. 20200726_111336_resize_49.jpg 20...
by GavinL
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 73
Views: 10007

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Bit more progress made. The bottom of both vertical panels below the rear seat had rotted, so I made repair panels and welded in. Not my best welding, but adequate, the issue was access, with the car on a spit I could rotate it be 90° so that the panel was vertical, but the cross brace welded betwee...
by GavinL
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pinion setting gauge 18G191
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Pinion setting gauge 18G191

Does anyone have one of these, and if so would they be willing to post the heights of the three steps on the setting gauge, A, B and C? Having searched the web i can only find the height of step B as 0.820", which is for an MGA apparently. I know that there are threads explaining how to set the pini...
by GavinL
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring hanger front collapsed - repair strategy
Replies: 30
Views: 5515

Re: Spring hanger front collapsed - repair strategy

Try this thread I started https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=68421#p624443 Are your bump stops still in place? My strategy was to make a jig with a straight angle between spring mounts and weld a leg to the bump stop to locate the angle vertically ( see restoration thread for V...
by GavinL
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 116
Views: 63435

Re: Thread sizes

Assume it was 60° thread form?
by GavinL
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Central locking - adapting a standard door lock
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Central locking - adapting a standard door lock

So I've been developing the theme of adding central locking via the standard door locks, and have come up with the solution below. 20200620_212633_compress80.jpg What I've done is make a pin that replaces the original locking pin which is driven by the lock barrel, and drive it by a door motor. 2020...
by GavinL
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welded join in roofline saloon
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: welded join in roofline saloon

i've got one in exactly the same place - i suspect it was to do with the length of available steel being shorter than the required length for the roof?
by GavinL
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tracker Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Tracker Systems

There are a lot of relatively cheap similar trackers on the market such as https://uk.banggood.com/Enusic-9V-75V-Micro-GPS-Tracker-Waterproof-Locator-Motorcycle-Car-Electric-Bike-Scooter-Power-Standby-Burglar-Alarm-p-1666364.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN The reviews appear good, and i've bought...