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by liammonty
Fri May 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 15
Views: 168

Re: ethanol

[quote="Myrtles Man" post_id=653976 time=<a href="tel:1590699220">1590699220</a> user_id=46267] [quote=stuffedpike20 post_id=653968 time=<a href="tel:1590685270">1590685270</a> user_id=46395] Is it best to keep a lot of petrol in the tank, or a little? If you brim the tank before any lay up of the ...
by liammonty
Sun May 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: howling differential
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: howling differential

It did fizzle out. The advice I got was not on the site, but over the phone from a tranamission company. Sorry if that was not made clear. I have confessed that stripping a diff is beyond me. Other owners have suggested that diffs can be made better without having to use brand new crownwheel and pi...
by liammonty
Sun May 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: howling differential
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: howling differential

To be fair, it only fizzled out after 2 pages of discussion! You got some pretty good advice from IslipMinor. I didn’t see anyone say that the only way to rebuild a diff is using a brand new crown wheel and pinion, but I did see it suggested that they should be used as a pair. In all honesty though,...
by liammonty
Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Series II seats in a 1957 4 door?

From looking at the Newton Commercial website, those seats are the later series 2 seats. Have a look: https://newtoncomm.co.uk/collections/4-door/products/series-2-late-front-seat-cover-kit-vinyl-1954-56 As ManyMinors says, they are different to the late SII seats which don’t have the coloured pipi...
by liammonty
Fri May 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 934

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

as akin to uttering the name of the Scottish Play that must never be spoken :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: We'll be discussing coils that never go wrong next :D :wink: “It’s never the coil” You'll incur his wrath and he'll come back for you................. Ghostly wishes, Mike...... (cue manic...
by liammonty
Thu May 14, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: hub caps for series II
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: hub caps for series II

Are they the right type? There were a couple of different types of SII wheels, so I wonder if they had different caps?
by liammonty
Wed May 13, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 803cc engine and gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: 803cc engine and gearbox

Definitely make sure to change the speedo drive gear on the 3rd motion shaft as mentioned by myoldjalopy - otherwise, you won't be able to change the screw-in speedo drive that meshes with it, and your speedo will over-read by around 50 % (1000 tpm vs. 1600 tpm). Trust me, it's infuriating!!!
by liammonty
Wed May 13, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 934

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

The flywheel locking tool is only part of the proper tools required. The correct size shallow six sided socket with the concave removed coupled to a long breaker bar would see the nut removed. Damage can occur to the front bearing and camshaft thrust plate and I having had to rectify the results of...
by liammonty
Wed May 13, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 934

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

well done at last,but I wouldhave had it off 10 days ago with the hammer and cold chisel :o Has it taken that long, just to remove one nut?!?🙂👏👏👏 Hardly surprising, given the predictions of imminent doom were Jagnut to wield the wicked cold chisel and hammer :lol: . Good that it's apart now, though...
by liammonty
Thu May 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can use this head on a 948 block?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Can use this head on a 948 block?

Excellent - you’ll be fine then. Chamber size matches that of a standard 12G202 head now (as used on 1098) and is a little larger even than your 948 head which should be around 24.5cc. So no concerns regarding the CR being too high. If the head has been skimmed the amount you’ve measured, though, it...
by liammonty
Wed May 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can use this head on a 948 block?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Can use this head on a 948 block?

For the normal fitment of a 12G295 head only 0.060" is required to be removed from the lower face of the block. 0.090" is to me a bit excessive. The head should fit even with the larger valves as the valves are centred on the 948cc bores. My only concern would be that the compression ratio will be ...
by liammonty
Sun May 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

I’ll send you a PM :D
by liammonty
Sun May 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 934

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I’m with kennatt on this one. The nut could have been off in the time it’s taken to read all these posts! Sound engineering, perhaps not, but practical, yes. Assuming the camshaft front bearing doesn’t already have huge play, I’d be astonished if it were damaged by the force of a blow to the camshaf...
by liammonty
Sun May 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

Agreed re the 948 vs. the 1098 - it’s a much sweeter engine. I used a down pipe from the then Morris Minor Centre in Birmingham (now David Manners) who made a large bore one to fit the Marina manifold. They also did a free flow exhaust to match. I see ESM do a down pipe and exhaust system to match t...
by liammonty
Sat May 02, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

Thanks. That's made my mnd up. Will I be able to keep the same rockers/pushrods? I have a larger SU carburettor I could use, but I'm not sure whether to change the manifold - if so are there any other better BMC/Leyland manifolds that will fit a Moggy? Yes - rockers and pushrods will be fine. Some ...
by liammonty
Fri May 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

In a word, yes :D Skimming that amount off it should bring the chamber size down to roughly that of the 948 head (24.5 cc) from the original 28.3 cc of the 12G295. I’d measure it to be sure once it’s skimmed - or get the machine shop to do it when they skim it. It will fit without skimming, of cours...
by liammonty
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Declan's timing marker
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Declan's timing marker

Declan's design drawing shows timing for a 1275 Midget engine as 7 deg BTDC static and 22 deg BTDC dynamic using a strobe. Can anyone suggest what revs the engine should be set at for the strobe setting? Searching the internet brings up Midget owners who talk about 32 deg at 4000 revs - don't think...
by liammonty
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1168

Re: Electronic ignition

Buy from a reputable company and you'll not need to carry and points/condensor/kitchen sink in the boot of your car. Do you drive a modern car and carry spares in the boot incase what if? No of course you dont, you have breakdown recovery. Not sure what anyone else does, but I also have this in cas...
by liammonty
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Interesting stuff. Presumably, this could all be done by simply removing the timing chain and rotating the cam by one tooth in a particular direction, then re-assembling - with no need to remove the cam? From Phil's calculation above, it seems that you would be able to do it roughly, yes. Got to be...
by liammonty
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

If I’m looking at the correct section in Vizard’s book, that section talks about the effect on when full lift is reached relative to TDC by advancing or retarding the cam by 4 degrees, but not on the actual effect it has on power or torque. Figure 11.2 gives the timing details of various cams, but a...