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by RobThomas
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 497

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Chuck key still in the soddin' chuck. naughty, naughty.
by RobThomas
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Oil filter

Sent one of the kids under the car. :D "HOF250W" Not showing on Halfords, as you say. This might work. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114227594114?var= Jaguar S-Type Saloon 3.0 V6 (1999 - 2008) 175kW VW Golf Mk IV 1.6 (1997 - 2005) 75kW Audi TT Coupe 1.8 T quattro (1998 - 2006) 165kW VW Golf Mk IV 2 (19...
by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 116
Views: 60286

Re: Thread sizes

Plug in the back of the Lockheed master cylinder where a stub can be fitted for a remote reservoir. It is 1 inch x 20 tpi, UNEF. Same thread as pop-off valve on the Shorrocks supercharger. On page one it says BSC but I'm somewhat doubtful of this since 1 BSC is 26 tpi.
by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Oil filter

It was a Halfords HOF 205 or 250. I can't recall which and it's turned so I can't see it. :D
by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Oil filter

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by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Oil filter

Not tempted to fit the screw on filter conversion?
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by RobThomas
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

948 Vedette Engine block and crank, early Mini tappet covers, A+ timing gear with duplex chain, 2-ring (2A948?) 1100 camshaft, 12G295 head, 1275 head studs etc
by RobThomas
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

Mini MPI exhaust manifold fitted to a 12G295 (at last)
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by RobThomas
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc Midget engine
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Re: 1275cc Midget engine

Marina backplate in that advert, but easy enough to cut a new one out of Ali using a 1098 and a Marina one to give gearbox holes and oil pump holes locations. Adding the oil pump cover is a bit more of an issue. I think Peter May used to sell them new?
by RobThomas
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Marina front suspension arms and splined pin
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Use of Marina front suspension arms and splined pin

I like the stuff you write, Phil. Always finding the definitive answer by 'doing it' first.

Thanks.
by RobThomas
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 396

Re: Engine to far forward?

I can just get a finger between the engine bay crossmember and the bolt head holding the gearbox on. Same as the photo from Michiel above.
by RobThomas
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stub axle/swivel upright fit.
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Stub axle/swivel upright fit.

Series MM stubs are much smaller. Looks like the .875 is for one of those.
by RobThomas
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sidevalve valve springs and keepers etc
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Sidevalve valve springs and keepers etc

Thanks, gents. Bryan, how much for a set?
by RobThomas
Sun May 31, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sidevalve valve springs and keepers etc
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Sidevalve valve springs and keepers etc

I'm trying to temporarily get an ALTA engine back into use for somebody by refitting the original SV parts but don't have the valve springs, caps or keepers. I still have new valves here but need the other bits that I previously used elsewhere on someone elses engine. Anyone got any going spare?? Ta...
by RobThomas
Sun May 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1961 brake drums needed
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: 1961 brake drums needed

Any reason not to buy new ones?
by RobThomas
Sat May 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choke lever swap
Replies: 25
Views: 663

Re: Choke lever swap

If the end of the cable is at all frayed it starts to get like putting a coat onto a reluctant 4- year-old kid. Fingers splay out! :D
by RobThomas
Tue May 26, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: radiator

Lots of alloy rads for about the same price, which is interesting when you consider how much more radiator you get from the Chinese alloy ones. About 1cm. Too bloody wide to fit in the car without cutting and welding the front panel. :evil: PS Only bought it so I could easily weld on some added extr...
by RobThomas
Sat May 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Split Screen chrome surrounds
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Split Screen chrome surrounds

i VERRRRRY GENNNNNNTLY eased the chrome to the right shape before it went in. It gets slightly bent every time it gets levered out.

Good luck! :D
by RobThomas
Sat May 16, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?
Replies: 30
Views: 659

Re: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?

That panel hole would make a fancy charger socket for an I-phone.
by RobThomas
Fri May 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Rich
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Rich

Might possibly be crudded up at the bottom of the float chamber where it leads up to the needle. Can you lift out the brass float? It does sound like a lack of fuel getting through. Does the piston visibly rise when it first fires?