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by Declan_Burns
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

I recovered the glove box on my MG TD over the weekend. I used self adhesive 1mm felt which is readily available by the metre in all sorts of colours on "fleabay". I chose the wine red to match the colour of the car. It turned out quite nice.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6644

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

Phil,
That was just a photo for demonstration purposes with the sintered rockers. I machined the pedestals to fit the pressed steel rockers on the 940 head but I never took a photo. That was 9 years ago.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6644

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

You can machine the pedestals to align the rockers.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Scroll Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Crankshaft Scroll Seal

Phil,
I am sure there is an SKF speedi sleeve available that would fit the crank boss. They come in many sizes and would save having to polish up the boss.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Scroll Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Crankshaft Scroll Seal

Anybody who fitted a rear lip seal should have that part left over. I will have a look in my spares cabinet. If I find it you can have it for the postage costs ~4€. The lip seal conversion is also an option. Try ringing Charles Ware-they probably bin them when they do such conversions. https://www.m...
by Declan_Burns
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!

The colour is not a definite indication for hard or soft. You can only measure it with a durometer.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo woes
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Speedo woes

OR,
If all that fails I can make you a custom built speedo corrector gearbox and you can retain your original speedo. This sits on the back of the speedo.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Carpets

Welcome. Firstly, as you've got a 18971 Traveller, it will have been built at Adderley Park. Please search for that term to see posts from Pommreg who is seeking info on those cars as part of research that will benefit all. Now to your questions... The rubber bungs or grommets are readily available...
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM series rear axle
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: MM series rear axle

Ged, The axle you are referring to is the split case semi floating type axle. The same axle type as fitted to my MG TD. You can make your own tooling like I did but it does take a lot of work. You can see from the photos below what is involved. There is a booklet (which is somewhat confusing) by Car...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sump leaking after new gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Sump leaking after new gasket

I prefer the rubber seal as opposed to the cork seal but opinions differ and this has been discussed many many times.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Minor spark plug holder
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Morris Minor spark plug holder

Phil,
Yes it takes long and short reach plugs.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Minor spark plug holder
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Morris Minor spark plug holder

Here's my latest 3D printer project. A Morris Minor spark plug holder-well my version :D
I had been making them for the MG scene.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 234

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: 289

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: 241
Views: 6644

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: 241
Views: 6644

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: 398

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: 220

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: 230

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: 16
Views: 795

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