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by niftyrodman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: passenger side foot well hole series 2
Replies: 3
Views: 41

passenger side foot well hole series 2

Here is one for you Phil. What is the reason for a rather large hole in the passenger side foot well that has two smaller holes adjacent to it. Nothing matches on the driver side, so its not for LHD, or is it? What is it for? (hope Im not embarrassed by the answer) LHD dipper switch?
by niftyrodman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual engine prefix
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: unusual engine prefix

We bow to your encyclopediac Minor knowledge. Thanks again Phil.
by niftyrodman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual engine prefix
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: unusual engine prefix

The 998s have a 10 prefix? And the 9 praps is or was a 948? Thanks. Its probably closer to 1100 now, was bored to the max. Beautiful little engine. Thanks a million
by niftyrodman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Adjustable oil pressure fitting

As I said Phil I don't have a canister, and the present filter spin on is a Max filter, and as I said in my last post it leaked as well, and of course I tightened it beyond hand tightness to stop the leak. I fit hundreds of filters mainly on much later cars, no problems. It is the pressure.
by niftyrodman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual engine prefix
Replies: 5
Views: 106

unusual engine prefix

My engine which I believe was originally a 998 has an engine prefix 9AUH I presume the 9 indicates that it is , or was a 998, but was wondering if the AU meant Australia, Just curious.
by niftyrodman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Adjustable oil pressure fitting

Sorry, I cant remember whether the canister faced up or down, as I don't have one. My spin on bracket is new, so no problem there, but as I remember the canister sealing ring was narrower than the ring on the spin on, and the fact that it was spanner tightened means it was probably a tighter fit, th...
by niftyrodman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Adjustable oil pressure fitting

The only reason I am on the path of adjustability, is that no oil filter should leak under normal conditions and mine was. I changed the spin on filter, as it was not one I generally use, and it also leaked.. I needed to tighten more than a quarter of a turn to stop the drip. I am aware the 948 was ...
by niftyrodman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 311

paint colour

Yes, Im, in Aus, and my only reason for asking the gold paint colour was curiosity. No trouble for a paint shop to match it at all. Thanks for the ESM tip I do buy stuff from them, and find their prices fair.
by niftyrodman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: firewall holes and boot colour

I think I will go with body colour in my 54 body. Personally, as I know we all think differently I think black in the boot is a bit much. Each to his/her own Just paint the wooden tray insert black. and also just as a matter of interest, the gold of the early dash and the steering column, what was t...
by niftyrodman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: firewall holes

Thank you I never would have guessed. May I ask. Was the original material for soundproofing a material similar to underfelt with a black painted surface facing out? I vaguely remember that stuff, I wonder what it is or was called?
Thanks anyway, that is terrific. A great forum.
by niftyrodman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 311

firewall holes

Two questions. What did the original Minor have above the firewall bulkhead where across there is a series of holes as though there was a special moulding strip across where the bonnet was seated.
Secondly. What color was the boot interior painted. Was it the exterior colour ? Thanks .
by niftyrodman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Adjustable oil pressure fitting

Thinking today, that the adjustable oil pressure control may be designed to take the standard length spring and in its unwound adjustment position create somewhat less pressure than the replaced standard plug maintained. We will see.
by niftyrodman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Adjustable oil pressure fitting

Thats my instinct exactly. 50 psi flat out and 25-30 idling. I remember as a kid, the boys boasting about their 40psi at idle, and it kind of sticks. Trick is now, where to cut the spring. Thanks for the link.
by niftyrodman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Adjustable oil pressure fitting

I was wondering whether there was an adjustable oil pressure fitting that could be installed in my bored out 1100 Problem is, when the engine is newly reco in my opinion the pressure at revs is a wee bit high at circa 80psi. I have clipped the spring a coil, and obviously later on will have to repla...
by niftyrodman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil slinger front timing
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: oil slinger front timing

Yes, I read the Issigonis biography, and my impression was that, he had a lot of influence in the Morris Minor development, and design, and when I replace or refit an incidental cleverly designed component, I think of him. I mean, how many handbrake cables have grease nipples? It was the Mini which ...
by niftyrodman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil slinger front timing
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: oil slinger front timing

O.K where did Issigonis find the rack and pinion, France? The Austin had a box.
by niftyrodman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil slinger front timing
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: oil slinger front timing

Issigonis was a great cherrypicker of ideas, but the felt seal was not one. The rack and pinion was and still is. Amazing man
by niftyrodman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil slinger front timing
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: oil slinger front timing

The seal running area is not that bad or else I would have done something. I remember making a judgement as to whether it was O.K. In my early days we filled the groove with a bronze weld then lathed them. The reason I mentioned the speedy sleeve was just an added piece of insurance really. I was th...
by niftyrodman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil slinger front timing
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: oil slinger front timing

Thanks PH. I agree, I never put enough thought into the front seal after all the mucking around fitting the rear one,( which worked) but its an easy fix if praps you can tell me where I can purchase the mod timing cover in the U.K plus a speedi or speedy sleeve. Thanks mate.
by niftyrodman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hand brake lever now too long
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Hand brake lever now too long

Gee, I love your work. I never looked into that possibility. Had no idea it could be done. Anway, in hindsight I still think that what Ive done would remain. Ive bough a screw rivetting set and a later floor. Cut it out like factory, looks neat, so Im happy, however I would like to see your car/s. T...