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by paul 300358
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina Spacer for disc conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Morris Marina Spacer for disc conversion

It may just be me, but are you sure that the bearings are the right way round? It looks like you will pop out the centre when they are fitted.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Tuning woes

Do you have a good spark at the plugs? Have you checked the oil in the dashpot?
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Tuning woes

Possible air leak between carb and cylinder head?
by paul 300358
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Static Timing

As above, why is it out?
You could rotate the distributer until the rotor arm points to a cap terminal then put number one lead onto that terminal.
Are you sure that number 1 is at TDC and not number 4?
by paul 300358
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 595

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

IIRC, the brake shoe adjusters are at one end of the shoes and the cylinder and handbrake leaver are at the other end. You need to completely remove the tension from the handbrake cables then adjust the brake shoes then take some of the slack out of the cable. If there is any tension on the cables y...
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 595

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Section M of the workshop manual states: The forward ends of the cables are provided with adjusting nuts which are locked by locking washers of the tab type. They should never be disturbed after initial fitting.
Section M.19 then explains what to adjust if the lever is reaching the end of its travel.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina /Minor thermostat housing
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Marina /Minor thermostat housing

This is what is fitted to mine https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thermostat-Housing-12H797-Gasket-GTG101-for-MGA-MGB-MGB-GT-MGBGT/222398846137?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D2bb702fc197841468d1791b712cee07d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dag%2...
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 595

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Did you slacken the handbrake cables right off prior to adjusting the rear shoes? If not you may find that the handbrake works fine but the shoes don't have enough travel to operate with the footbrake. IIRC the manual states that the handbrake cables should not be adjusted.
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

Before starting, cover the top of the master cylinder with cling film. Also, get everything ready and prepared.
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina /Minor thermostat housing
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Marina /Minor thermostat housing

You can use one from an MGB
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Stoke on trent
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Stoke on trent

Moss house garage for mot, general repairs, maintenance and Matt Harrison for welding. Both are on the parkhouse industrial estate. Have a look on google.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Many Components?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: How Many Components?

Just read this https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/25- ... d=msedgdhp it may be a load of rubbish but who knows.
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

Is it a 940 head? If so, the waterways aren't exactly the same and you will get a slight weep over time. especially if its not used for a few days. In which case, check the water level and keep driving. If I park mine in the garage for a week, it will get a small blob of coolant on the flange next t...
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1847

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

The bearings look like the original RHP, if so, and there's no play, I would add some lithium bearing grease and leave well alone. You wont improve on "no play"
by paul 300358
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Bracket

I had the exactly the same problem as Geoberni about 6 weeks after moving my coil to the alternator. It's now back on the bulkhead.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: water in oil
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: water in oil

by paul 300358
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TIG welder
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: TIG welder

It depends on practice, I'm not as steady now as I was during my apprenticeship so I tend to look for things to lean against. you get a far nicer looking weld with TIG but everything has to be clean.
by paul 300358
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TIG welder
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: TIG welder

I have an R-Tech TIG for home use, it's just the DC unit, all TIG units have a drooping characteristic so can also be used for manual metal arc welding. If you do purchase a TIG unit make sure that you have HF for starting, also, purchase you gas cylinder locally, you don't want to travel miles to c...
by paul 300358
Sat May 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: Mystery pipe

Sorry Matt, I was still thinking of the original post and missed that bit!!