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by pgp001
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Price of Travellers

It amazes me how much something can go up in value in such a short space of time. This Traveller on ebay is priced at £17,950. It has been on there for months and did not get any bids last week at £7,950. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor-Traveler-Highly-Original-NO-Capital-Gains-Tax-On-Profit...
by pgp001
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: E-bay Scammers

I was thinking of asking him if the Airstream Caravan gearbox has a whine in all gears or just 1st :D
The traveller was one sold quite locally to me, I recognised the photo straight away.

What a plonker :evil:

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion

Moggiegeek

I have sent you a PM with an offer that may be to your advantage.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing engine and gearbox complete
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Replacing engine and gearbox complete

Dont watch this video, it will put you right off :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJaSc83v3q0

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PM messages not leaving the Outbox
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: PM messages not leaving the Outbox

I sent one to "Sparesman" last week and it is still sat there, probably for the same reason.

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

If it is the fuel pump it will probably click a few times as soon as you turn the ignition on, this is just replenishing the float bowl with fuel, it will likely do this if the car has not been run for a while. Once the engine is running it should tick on a steady regular basis to keep up with the d...
by pgp001
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Piston Rings
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Piston Rings

That was my train of thought too. It is possible to buy just one new piston from the same ebay supplier and rob the rings from it, but as you say there is no guarantee more will not fail during or after the rebuild. If you think the ESM rings are decent quality I will just fit a new full set from th...
by pgp001
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Piston Rings
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Piston Rings

Hi Phil They are for a 1098 engine and are the ones you recommended I purchased about a year ago. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-A40-classic-Mini-1100-1962-1984-1098cc-pistons-rings-set-65-596-0-40-KS/253646282210?hash=item3b0e7f1de2:g:8IMAAOSwf05bB7Bu Just got my block back from the borers and t...
by pgp001
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Piston Rings
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Piston Rings

Can anyone recommend a source of "good quality" +0.040" piston rings please.

I have just discovered to my dismay that I have a couple of broken rings on my new old stock pistons that I am about to use on my engine rebuild.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tappet Cover With Breather Canister
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Tappet Cover With Breather Canister

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I am looking for one of these to fit my spare 1098 engine if anyone has a spare.
Note that they are not the same as a Mini one, they are more upright in design whereas the mini one leans to one side.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Rear hub gasket

Yes both gasket and O ring are normally fitted, not sure what you mean about the hub loading though.

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Rear hub gasket

You need to nip it up so the bearing inner race is good and tight against the shoulder on the axle tube.

Phil

T' Other Phil beat me to it.
by pgp001
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 167
Views: 3692

Re: Differential overhaul

Phil

Just for future reference, would you clarify the significance of the ATA and BTA designations please.
I have not come across this before and would like to know how to recognise the difference when looking at spare diffs.

Thanks
Phil
by pgp001
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 167
Views: 3692

Re: Differential overhaul

When you took the 4.22 apart was it evident where all the prop shaft free play was coming from shown in your original video ?
Was it purely due to the 2mm lateral movement of the planet wheels ?

Can you not build your 3.9 up using the good cage from the 4.22 ?

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 167
Views: 3692

Re: Differential overhaul

Sorry I cannot help with dimensions, but as a machinist I would expect that job to end up quite expensive. Machining a concave surface is difficult enough without it being on the inside face and difficult to get at, as Phil mentioned earlier it will require some special tooling to do that, and they ...
by pgp001
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Those engine number tag rivets are almost impossible to remove intact, to get mine out I used a thin cutting disc in a Dremel to grind a screwdriver slot across them, they came out fairly easily with a big screwdriver.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Manifold

Hi Gary

I have sent you a PM.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: can this block be rebored ?

I know I will get shot down for making this statement but.......... If there are no plus sizes marked on the pistons, there is a very good chance it is still on standard bore, that is exactly the situation my spare engine was found in as well. Another "indicator" is whether the aluminium number plat...
by pgp001
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Rear hub gasket

Phil When I did mine I found all sorts of burrs and chisel marks etc where previous people had pried the flanges apart on the hub and halfshaft. I spent quite a bit of time with a very fine file ensuring the mating faces were nice and flat, and any holes were very slightly countersunk to remove any ...
by pgp001
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3133

Re: Axle tramp

Also pay attention to the correct way round for fitting the lip seal, it is easy to assemble it back to front and then you will end up oiling your brake shoes. You are trying to keep any back axle oil that makes its way along the half shafts on the inside of the hub assembly, so the open side of the...