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by Declan_Burns
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Heater valve replacement?

A neat way to solving this problem is to install the brass valve from the earlier cars and just use it as a take-off point and a shut off valve. This was suggested by Achim Vogt when I recommended the t7/Siroco valve.This saves extra plumbing and does not look out of place. Connect the t7 valve via ...
by Declan_Burns
Tue May 28, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulle nut?
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Crankshaft pulle nut?

The MG TD uses shims behind the starter dog, the thickness of which, determines the orientation of the starter dog relative to the crankshaft. This enables setting the optimal position of the starter handle on the compression stroke.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon May 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3661

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Declan To clarify - did you put the jubilee clip around the outside of the ring clamp at the bottom so as to reduce any spread of the clamp or did you just use a jubilee clip on its own? My piston ring clamp of the same style is a Draper PRC2 57mm -125mm. The bottom band is 7mm from the bottom of t...
by Declan_Burns
Mon May 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3661

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Neil,
I had exactly the same problem you are encountering on my MG. I could not get the rings to compress properly with that type of ring compressor which I suspect was a far east product. I used a jubilee clip and had the rings in in a few minutes-and binned the cheap ring compressor.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri May 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake master cylinder failed
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: brake master cylinder failed

You may find that some of the new master cylinders are a tad wider than the originals and will not fit inside the chassis leg without dressing with an angle grinder.
by Declan_Burns
Fri May 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: New vacuum gauge

Alan, When I did the testing with the PCV valve on the MG, I had the same issue with the needle wanting do go into orbit. Just stick a cigarette filter in the tubing as a damper and the problem is solved and the needle us steady. You can find them everywhere for free - even on the side of the road :...
by Declan_Burns
Sat May 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil pressure sender failure
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Oil pressure sender failure

I would recommend a pressure switch with a higher rating.
http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... o%20search
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pressure plate
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: clutch pressure plate

Thanks Phil,
I am sure Joachim can tackle that. Any idea why the same problem could have occurred twice within such a short time?
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pressure plate
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: clutch pressure plate

Phil, I think Joachim's problem could lie deeper. The section E10 in the workshop manual requires special tooling (18G99A) which nobody has. This is the second clutch he has fitted where this problem has appeared. He still has the old clutch. Perhaps the bush in the lever out of the bell housing is ...
by Declan_Burns
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

When it comes to bearings I would use 7205BECBM and not 7205BECBP. The difference is in the cage. The "M" is a metal cage and the "P" is polyamide. The metal cage bearings are a bit more expensive.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 596

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

Declan " If a 1625 speedo under reads then he will need a higher TPM not a lower. " A 1625 speedo needs 1625 turns to show 60mph ( or 1 measured mile ) His is under reading ie. showing for example 50 mph at an actual 60 mph , he is getting less turns per minute/mile than before.. so He needs either...
by Declan_Burns
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 596

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

Mogs,
Why not-an easy way out!
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 596

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

If a 1625 speedo under reads then he will need a higher TPM not a lower.
One of my corrector gearboxes could be used but 10% change means larger gears.
The photo shows one of the new generation boxes (1:1.4) with a 3D printed housing.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 961

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

You can retro-fit a jiggle pin without removing the gearbox. Just put it in backwards from the bottom and use a screw driver to spread it so that it doesn't fall out.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Quality of New Parts

The trunnion seals that I make are not doomed to premature failure. I have supplied hundreds of them for Morris Minor, MGA, MGB and MG TD / TF.
No reported failures to my knowledge!
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 4124

Re: Gearbox woes

It looks like some sort of a port to act as a remote oil filler and yes it is a bodge.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Forged rockers
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Forged rockers

Phil,
That is a really good clear photo showing how it should be.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 2328

Re: Diff Identification

IIRC, back in the 70s Ford diffs were built up using a collapsible spacer to clearance/backlash specification. The collapsible spacer was measured and replaced by the permanent solid variety. I may be wrong on that, as it is a distant recollection from a service manual of the day. Not a bad idea at...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 2328

Re: Diff Identification

Here's where I bought my 3.9 CWP. (246.46€).
The tolerances were not the best (Made in Turkey) and this company is distributing them all over.
https://shop.bastuck2.de/index.php?&cat ... =1&lang=en
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1564

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

philthehill wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Declan
Here is a photo of the hole (lower left) made in the bell housing to allow the clutch release arm pivot bolt to be fitted downwards. The hole does not interfere with or compromise the integrity of the bell housing.
PhilQuaife box 1.jpg
Thanks Phil
Regards
Declan