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by pgp001
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Engine rebuild.

I know a good place in Bradford if you are anywhere near, fair prices as well.

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Phil

Just for reference, is there a specified clearance between the crank and the caps ?

I have another spare block with the seal cap missing and I would like to fit one to that if I can find one. No one is going to want the block without it I suppose.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Breather Oil Trap

That's the one bit that you don't want to be moving if possible. Mine has the bolts wired to stop you inadvertently undoing them.

Phil
by pgp001
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Gear Stick O ring
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Gear Stick O ring

Here you go

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR ... SwJslbItpj

I just bought one myself.

Phil
by pgp001
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Hi Phil I get what you are saying about binning the seal conversion, but that will leave me needing the upper half of the scroll seal cover which will have been removed. To try and obtain and fit one is not really something I want to start messing with just now. This engine was running very well unt...
by pgp001
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Breather Oil Trap

I have just made a surprising discovery this evening. I am in the process of swapping the engine and gearbox in my Traveller for one that I have just totally rebuilt. This evening I hoisted the old one out and removed the gearbox from it. Looking down the back of the flywheel I can see an aluminium ...
by pgp001
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

There is a Marina engine with a blown head gasket for sale in the Minor Matters that has just arrived if it is of any interest.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

This guy on Youtube has some good information. Here are a couple of samples, but there are lots more on his channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmqCMxmLL1c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8wjrifuh44

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Mine was full of rusty dusty congeled steel wire wool when I opened it up, not a good mixture for sucking into an engine intake :(

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

Thanks for the advise.

I think I now have a plan of attack.
Watch this space.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

Thanks for the advice guys. I managed to get the front end removed yesterday evening, one of the hockey sticks had about an inch of thread sticking through on all three studs and it took ages to eventually get those 2BA nuts off, then I found someone had pop riveted the front panel in place behind t...
by pgp001
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Engine & Gearbox Removal

I know this subject has been done to death in the past, but I am still left unsure about certain aspects. I was going to fit my newly rebuilt engine and gearbox at a later date, but it seems now is the perfect time to do it while there are no organised events or runs to miss out on, it will allow me...
by pgp001
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1205

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

Unfortunately Declan does not have any stock of seals at the moment or for the foreseeable future, I have already been in touch this week.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1205

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

Kennatt I am not disputing your experience of joint failure, but I always thought the bottom trunnion was the one that was under most pressure and likely to part company. The weight of the car is hanging on the bottom ones via the bottom arms and torsion bars. You must have been unlucky for a top on...
by pgp001
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I just found a cheaper version of the special tool.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini ... 2749.l2649

My offer of £10 and free p&p was accepted, so well pleased.

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 554

Re: No spark

Myoldjalopy I suspect your are right about the timing comment. When I fitted an Accuspark, I had to turn the distributor a considerable amount anti clockwise from where it had been with the points setup. So if he has not moved it the timing is probably way out for the points now, and it will be very...
by pgp001
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Operating Lever Position
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Clutch Operating Lever Position

I have now fitted the 1275 clutch release bearing, and that being about 4mm deeper from pins to face gives a much better position for the lever, so I am happy that will work OK now. Everything is brand new and standard, so why the 1098 release bearing does not work very well is a mystery. Just to be...
by pgp001
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 554

Re: No spark

Richard The Accuspark unit could possibly fail, but they dont fail when not in use so I dont think that will be your problem. You recently asked some questions about the car misfiring, and it was a blown head gasket in the end, but it was actually running then. So I cannot help wondering if you have...
by pgp001
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Breather Oil Trap

I have just modified my breather can so it can be cleaned out occasionally. https://listerengine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/Workshop_001_30-06-20.JPG https://listerengine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/Workshop_002_30-06-20.JPG It was in a right state inside when I cut it open, the n...
by pgp001
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Operating Lever Position
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Clutch Operating Lever Position

Hi Phil

I have all the correct parts installed and the lever is not bent, I am going to see what it looks like with the 1275 release bearing installed tomorrow evening.

Phil