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by RobThomas
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Nice photo! The idea of removing the fan belt is just to ensure the waterpump and dynamo aren't the cause, assuming the noise continues afterwards. Could also be the cowl part at the front of the propshaft, couldn't it? They have been known to come loose and could touch the steel seal on the back of...
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify this diff ratio?
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Identify this diff ratio?

Some AYA codes on the 1800 Landcrab, if that helps. I don't know much about RWD Austins of that period.
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify this diff ratio?
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Identify this diff ratio?

ATA7034 on the main bearing caps, normally, isn't it?
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1949 MM Gear Nob
Replies: 36
Views: 7756

Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

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Any comments welcomed. I'm going for "bottom left one".
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

remove the fan belt and go for a very short drive to see if the noise has gone?
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify this diff ratio?
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Identify this diff ratio?

Are you sure it is a Morris Diff? Looks like cast iron and the "AYA" code is unusual.
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1949 MM Gear Nob
Replies: 36
Views: 7756

Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

For some reason I can't get the photos on this page to open up. Does anyone have any suggestions???
Thanks
Rob
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Intermittent Metallic Screaming Noise clutch/gearbox?

Are the rubber boots on the gearbox good? Could a stone have entered the gearbox bellhousing?
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speaker Position
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Speaker Position

Probably Alfa Romeo or Fiat. Not sure where it came from.
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gearbox colour
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Gearbox colour

Since ICI were supplying paint I'd take a look at their colour charts for 1948-1952.
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speaker Position
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Speaker Position

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by RobThomas
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mini tensioner mod timing marks
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Mini tensioner mod timing marks

Morris timing mark on the pulley is for when the timing mark is at the bottom. You need the matching Mini pulley which has the timing mark at about the 10 o'clock position. That pulley isn't the greatest design so maybe best to just get the Mini one and be done with it?
by RobThomas
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.

That's 2 senders sticking at half-full in just a couple of months. Has anyone else had this happen? Both times I thought I had loads of fuel but ran out. For anyone having this problem and not having a gasket, 70mm OD, 50mm ID and bolt pattern is 6 x 60mm. Strange choice of metric dimensions. I also...
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel tank blockage
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: fuel tank blockage

tank1.png tank2.png I pulled the tank out this morning, poured in 1/4 kilo of Citric Acid powder and a couple of gallons of really boiling water. Swilled it round for a while and then stuffed a welding rod in the sender hole with a scotchbrite pad skewered onto it. Got a LOT of crud out, none of it...
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 3506

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

I'm available here after the 22nd for a few days if you want to drop by, Spike. Plenty of notice would be appreciated so I don't go and book myself to do something else. CF61 2GS
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Gearbox woes

TIG weld it back on? I repair a few ali Austin Seven castings with my little home TIG kit. Probably cheaper than the cost of a set of gaskets. Failing that, I have a spare gearbox case here with the gears still in (although knackered first/reverse gear). 10 miles west of cardiff.
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage bare metal shells
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Heritage bare metal shells

I wondered how hard it would be to 3D scan a floorpan and then get new entire floors pressed out. Turns out that the problem will be in the force required to press such a large panel out. It would be great to be able to slice the entire floor out of a car and drop the original bulkhead and outer bod...
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Fancy being a TV star?

Guesstimate it to be worth £5,500? Roughly half what they're asking? Maybe knock a few quid off for the Thinners to remove the Wicker stuff? :D
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Fancy being a TV star?

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Director checks the make-up on the star performer.
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Fancy being a TV star?

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