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by ndevans
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

A further 220 miles trouble free running this weekend, 110 miles each way, with a trailer, to do house clearance. The car has now passed the 500 mile mark since the head & new gasket went back on, so I will re-torque it sometime before I next use it. The car ran smoothly and pulls well, but the weep...
by ndevans
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Mine is definitely a Marina engine then. Can the Maestro crankshaft & seal housing be retro-fitted to a Marina engine?

In other news, it passed the MOT.

Cheers N
by ndevans
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Running wise, it's going ok. Nearly 300 miles so far, no water loss and going quite nicely. MOT tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed for me!
by ndevans
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

I should have also mentioned that the oil filter is at the upper rear of the block, so it's definitely not off a Midget.
What other cars had transverse 1275 A-series engines?
by ndevans
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Mine came out of a Marina, or so I was told. I didn't actually see the vehicle it came out of though. The engine number, which I don't have to hand, dates it to around 1978. It's not an A+, as it hasn't got the ribbed block.
Cheers N
by ndevans
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car audio system in a Minor
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Car audio system in a Minor

Thanks both. I think 5" sounds about the right size. I'm not over fussed about sound quality,I think you never get great sound quality in a car anyway, it's too noisy and not the right shape for good acoustics.
by ndevans
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Car audio system in a Minor
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Car audio system in a Minor

Hi. I'm looking to fit an audio system in the Minor. I know the panel next to the wheel arch in the front footwells has been used by others-can anyone tell me what speakers they have used, how big they are (dia & depth), and how they have fitted them in the card trim panel in relation to the parcel ...
by ndevans
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

200 mile run is now scheduled for next weekend, but a 30 run on Saturday showed up no problems. MOT on the 16th, then all being well, & Covid permitting, I'll look to getting it on a rolling road.
Cheers N
by ndevans
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Longer run today. Home made cork sender unit gasket has cured the fuel leak, and no signs of water loss either. There was also none of the usual drop or two of oil under the engine after standing for an hour (there is oil in it, I checked!), but the jury is still out on the weep of oil from the head...
by ndevans
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

That is the goal, getting it on a rolling road, but I need to get the basics right first. No point in having it on a rolling road if it's losing water or running hot, or, for that matter, leaking fuel from the fuel tank sender gasket (today's farce!) MoT in Jan, I'll get it through that first, then ...
by ndevans
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Some success today, only a 6 mile run, but no water lost, and only a smidgen of oil. It ran pretty sweetly, even the choke seems to be behaving itself. Lockdown means limited opportunities for further running, but it's all positive at the moment. On the plus side, not being able to use it much means...
by ndevans
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Chrome assortment
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Chrome assortment

I'll price it up for you. They're not very heavy, I'd imagine small parcel would cover it. Will get back to you tomorrow
by ndevans
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Back in early September, I did flush the block, but only by putting the hose in the top of the radiator and running it for a few minutes. Yesterday, I used the newly fitted brass drain tap on the block to flush it for 15 min, also flushing the heater radiator and main radiator at the same time. I mu...
by ndevans
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

I flushed the water system today, changed the oil, filled up with anti-freeze and started it. It runs! And sounds very smooth, too. No sign of leaking coolant from the revised hose arrangement, new bottom hose fits well. Not had a run in it yet, the seats are only just back in. I'm happy, but wary.....
by ndevans
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Not much to report really. I re-torqued the head nuts, a couple moved very slightly, but most weren't moving at the 50lb-ft mark. I also compared the new bottom hose to the old, and the heater return stub is markedly taller than on the old one, easily 2-3 cm more. It would probably fit the copper pi...
by ndevans
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Success, it runs, and sounds quite smooth. Started 1st time as well, which I've never known after a rebuild! I've taken it up to temperature and run it for about 30min with engine oil flush and rad flush in. Currently the oil is draining, the water will be drained after I've had tea. One downside th...
by ndevans
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Ok thanks Phil.
by ndevans
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Well done. Fill with cheap oil or flushing oil - run and then drain. Re-fill with top grade oil and enjoy. Do not forget to retorque the head to 50lbf ft after the first heat cycle. @philthehill - I re-torque after it has cooled down, not while it's still hot I guess? My instinct is wait for it to ...
by ndevans
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

I've flushed it out a couple of times, but only using a hose in the pipes and block, not used a flushing agent in the water. I'm not convinced I've got all the sludge out of it, which is why I'm doing it again. The engine was rebored last year, since then the engine has largely been ok, aside from t...
by ndevans
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4446

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

No, I'm going to put water and coolant flush in, give it a short run, then change it for a proper coolant mix. Should be able to do all that in one evening.