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by GavinL
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare tyre/wheel-does anyone not carry one?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Spare tyre/wheel-does anyone not carry one?

I wonder if you could find a space saver spare at the breakers with the correct PCD which would fit in the space available? It would at least get you home.
by GavinL
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reverse selector plunger
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Reverse selector plunger

So I've been playing around with them this evening and discovered that the plunger bodies are not identical - the spring recess in the plunger bodies that use the ball bearings are 23mm deep, the bullet shaped plunger body recess is 30mm deep, so that when using the same spring the overall assembled...
by GavinL
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reverse selector plunger
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Reverse selector plunger

Phil all the plungers are identical, it's just that I've fitted fibre washers to two of them which are hiding the waisted part. The second thread you reference is mine, when I was trying to adapt a standard extension and add a reversing light switch. Anyway I'll reassemble the extension with the lef...
by GavinL
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reverse selector plunger
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Reverse selector plunger

Phil I think we may be at cross purposes, as the reverse selector plunger doesn't engage with the control shaft, it engages in a notch in the reverse protection plunger ( 100 in the illustration), providing the positive feel of going through a 'gate' when you move the gear lever across when selectin...
by GavinL
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reverse selector plunger
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Reverse selector plunger

The gearstick play plunger 22a84 is a brass tube if you google the part number (108), so it's not that. However, looking at the Moss catalogue in more detail it looks like there are two options for the reverse plunger - 105 (a ball bearing) and 112 in the image? Both parts are listed as BLS110 which...
by GavinL
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reverse selector plunger
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Reverse selector plunger

Just rebuilding a gearbox with a new extension with reversing light switch, and I've got two versions of the reverse selector plunger. 20201101_193654_crop_73.jpg Is there any difference between them? Also how far in do most people end up screwing it in? I found if I screw it well in I can't select ...
by GavinL
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 614

Re: Garage Floor paint

I used this paint https://www.toolstation.com/leyland-trade-floor-paint-5l/p64607 after vacuuming the floor carefully to remove the dust. Gave it two coats. Did the job, no more dust, easy to wipe up the inevitable oil leaks , and appears hard wearing ( been down 6 year ). I was looking at that ear...
by GavinL
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 614

Re: Garage Floor paint

I used this paint https://www.toolstation.com/leyland-tra ... -5l/p64607 after vacuuming the floor carefully to remove the dust. Gave it two coats. Did the job, no more dust, easy to wipe up the inevitable oil leaks , and appears hard wearing ( been down 6 year ).
by GavinL
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet bracing bar, help please?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Bonnet bracing bar, help please?

I would suggest you take the welded route - my bonnet brace has been repaired by bolting with countersunk screws, and the paint has failed around the bolt heads - with the stresses and flexing of the bonnet encountered in normal use any bolts used in this way are likely to move even slightly resulti...
by GavinL
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 466

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: 227

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: 227

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: 227

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: 167

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: 167

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: 167

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: 655

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: 235

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: 10850

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: 4392

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...