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by alanworland
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Differential overhaul

Good luck, years ago I rebuilt a Triumph diff which was going to be seals, nothing major. However! when I had it all apart I ended up replacing all bearings as while they felt ok and smooth when I actually examined them the roller surfaces had started to break up. Without new bearings it wouldn't ha...
by alanworland
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies

A credit to you, looks wonderful!
Huge amount of work but what a result!

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.

Series MM might be a more appropriate place!
Someone's interest might be stirred enough to do a bit of experimentation!

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Twin H1 carbs, possibly for sidevalve engine - identification help needed please.

Interesting acquisition! I bought a pair of HS1's for my sidevalve which I was told came from a Sprite (in Portugal!) however the float chambers were inclined at 30deg (I thought) They also didn't have the interconnection pipe that yours has. Can't think of the name of the Company but they used to s...
by alanworland
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Silly" choke cable question
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: "Silly" choke cable question

Mines the same, pulls out with click stops then rotate it to clear the clicks and it will go back in.

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller

I have 8 inch drums on the front and both front and rear shoes were lined by myself by riveting the linings onto the shoes. I believe it was once quite common to buy linings to be applied in this manner - a pile of linings and a packet of copper rivet's! Not looked but I don't suppose there availabl...
by alanworland
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear number plate light glass
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Rear number plate light glass

Most interesting!
Not sure what finish the cover 'ought' to be? I originally fitted a nice chrome one but changed it a few years ago to a powder coated black one which I think looks better - less 'blingy'?

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear number plate light glass
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Rear number plate light glass

Had to go and have a look at mine!
All upsidedown when viewed from the rear but moulded in the top of the flat section is Made in England and Lucas 467.

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Series MM split screen installation

I must have the later fitting (late 1952) and have no holes that could have taken self tappers.
I remember the 'fun' we had fitting it! Write up on here.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

My centre panel as you say has 3 pins and they just push into spring loaded sockets which create a friction fit on the pins.
The panel because of this is just pulled off and pushed on, if the spring sockets are not present I'm not sure of the best retaining method.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.

I did similar to my wings etc but used Dinitrol wax which I also applied to all parts to be bolted together.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: White Wall Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: White Wall Tyres

Not recommending them but I have seen 'white washers' (not sure what they are called) that are trapped between the wheel and the tyre in effect forming a white walled tyre.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Softer Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Softer Ride

Wish I still had my original MM springs, 7 leaves of thinner section (7/32 I think instead of 1/4)
Have now removed the bottom two from the setup which has helped.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7515

Re: get you home bodges

Came home in our old Viva many years ago with a terrible noise and only sort of running on three cylinders.
A pushrod had punched a hole through the pressed steel rocker and wasn't doing anything!
Bit of time with the welder and file had it fixed for the morning.

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Wheel alignment

I have a drive over Gibson wheel tracker and was not always convinced of its findings. To set up mine I used some steel bar with angled ends that were able to register on the inside of the wheels at centre height to measure the distance between. Bit awkward to use as it has to be done at normal susp...
by alanworland
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris minor engine. Out today. Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Morris minor engine. Out today. Advice?

You deserve a relaxing evening!
I once removed my sidevalve engine by myself lifting it out by hand through the grill area - don't suppose I could do it now though!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: 1952 series MM

But not as tight as a 'modern' with 12mm bolts pulled up to 110nm! Many moons ago I changed the studs in the hubs as they had obviously been over tightened as one was stretched at its base where the pitch between threads was about 4 times what it should have been! I saved it as I couldn't believe it...
by alanworland
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

Slightly different as mine is the small window but I replaced the rubber many years ago and it was an absolute pig, ended up using a jack/wood from the floor boxing to jack it in! Replaced it again a few years ago after I had painted the car and couldn't believe how well it went in, I was dreading i...
by alanworland
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Silicone brake fluid

I really don't understand why it's not more widely used. I filled my Minor with it 10 years ago (into a fresh system) and haven't experienced any problems. If I were replacing/rebuilding braking components on our other vehicles I wouldn't hesitate to use it in them. To me it's a bit of a no brainer....
by alanworland
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

Not sure if it's general knowledge but you can still make your own 'proper leaded' fuel.
www.tetraboost.com
The original upper cylinder lubricant? Tetra Ethyl Lead

Alan