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by Declan_Burns
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: jacking beam
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: jacking beam

It looks very good! Well done. I would recommend adding some rubber pads.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Wheel Swap
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Steering Wheel Swap

A lot of owners have done it. It is a straight swap just be careful with the horn push and disconnect the battery. ESM has reproduction steering wheels but at a price!
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Rocker Cover

Richard,
That is probably exactly the reason why I glued them and didn't bother riveting them.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Rocker Cover

Just had a look in the garage and found out that the rivets are still sitting on the bench and the plates are glued so I will leave it that way-thanks for pointing that out.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Rocker Cover

Here's a photo of the rocker cover on my 1275 engine showing the position of the labels prior to riveting.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 timing marks
Replies: 44
Views: 819

Re: 1275 timing marks

Here' the timing arrangement.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series ii oil pressure gauge connection
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Series ii oil pressure gauge connection

Mark, ESM sell adapters but you should check the thread on the gauge and on the block. Smiths gauges are usually 1/8" BSP. I am not familiar with series II engines. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/search/oil-pressure#page1:infscr830050 The interconnection plastic pipe they sell is far too long and...
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Steering Wheel

You can buy them already refurbished:
https://www.morrisminorspares.com/steer ... d-p1238556
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering wheel series II
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: steering wheel series II

Mike,
I did state "on offer". You should have taken your heart tablets before reading my post! :D
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering wheel series II
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: steering wheel series II

ESM lists these steering wheels as no longer available. Moss has them on offer for the MG TD/TF at the moment for £266.81 reduced from £313.90. https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/steering-wheel-original-type-3-spoke-wheel-165-454-231.html?assoc=633204 Mark, I have sent you a PM regarding the key. Regards...
by Declan_Burns
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering wheel series II
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: steering wheel series II

Mark, It is the same wheel as used on the MG TD. The size of the hole according to the Paul Beck website (MG TD Steering wheel Boss) should be "Centre hole tapers from 22.35mm to 20.30mm - key ways 4.8mm", which tallies with the measurements that I have made on my TD wheel. The woodruff key is avail...
by Declan_Burns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth - adding accessories?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Positive earth - adding accessories?

Berni, Here's a link to Lew Palmer's website. He specifically mentions the polarity neutrality. https://www.brittrix.com/ He has some interesting stuff. This company also makes bi-polar LED's. They also have the flashing festoon bulbs for the trafficators (flashicators!). They also have them in dual...
by Declan_Burns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth - adding accessories?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Positive earth - adding accessories?

Geoberni,
LED's on positive earth cars is no longer an issue. Many of the latest ones are dual polarity. I have some on my MG TD for the instrument lights.

Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive earth - adding accessories?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Positive earth - adding accessories?

I did something similar on my MG TD but I used an automotive relay connected to the switched ignition mounted in a plastic box clearly labelled "12V negative earth supply for accessories" for the benefit of future owners(s).
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

That's the one Phil. I got it with the studs from the late bmcecosse RIP.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Mark,
The standard Morris thermostat housing has the wrong angle and the wrong height. I installed a sandwich plate under the David Manners housing to match the height.
You need this one.
https://www.morrisminorcentrebham.co.uk ... 5cc/12m220
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Exactly, and you can add a scale. I still have to add the mark on the damper.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

philthehill wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:24 am
If you have a 940 head which has already had hardened valve seats fitted you will not be able to cut them - you will have to have them ground. The seats are too hard to allow a normal valve seat cutter to function.
Very true-measure it first and then decide.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve !
Replies: 30
Views: 936

Re: Heater valve !

I used the Siroco (French) valve on my MG TD. It is available from T7 design in 19, 16 and 15mm and in push to close or pull to close. It is a very smooth operating valve and I have had no issues with it. You can connect it using the stub shown above and a 90° bend. https://www.t7design.co.uk/produc...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Before you decide on whether to pocket the block (which is not reversible), or sink the valves, measure the distance from the bottom of the valve to the plane of the cylinder head with a vernier. You may not have to do either. 8mm is a safe distance. On my cylinder head it was not far off and I used...