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by liammonty
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4342

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Nigel - having refreshed my memory regarding the one of my cars with a HIF38 on it, I'd suggest checking a couple of things: 1. Is the return spring on the choke mechanism present and correctly tensioned? 2. Have you set the resistance in the cable appropriately? On my set-up, there is a small sprin...
by liammonty
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4342

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

As regards the oil leak - Torque the head and see what happens. As regards the choke cable - Replace the choke cable. I don't think a new choke cable will be necessary with a HIF38 carb. I'll check mine at lunch time but from memory, the 'stiffness' of the choke mechanism (which is totally differen...
by liammonty
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Which coil?

Go with whatever the Distributor Doctor is selling. Unfortunately, modern Lucas coils are not good (having been left on the roadside by one that was under a year old!).
by liammonty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regular engine runs during winter storage?
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Regular engine runs during winter storage?

Myrtles Man wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:59 pm
liammonty wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:31 pm
There's not a lot that can be done to prevent sticking clutches

Wedging the clutch pedal down with a length of two by four up against the driver's seat?
You could, but I'd be concerned about the effect long-term on the pressure plate spring strength. But maybe I'm overthinking it!
by liammonty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regular engine runs during winter storage?
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Regular engine runs during winter storage?

I'd agree with ManyMinors here. I'm always FAR less concerned about leaving any of my old cars laid up than the moderns. Last winter, one of the Minors started first time having been left outside untouched for 4 months, and then did a 185 mile non-stop journey up the motorway when my modern car had ...
by liammonty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4342

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

An easier way than checking the crank seal (assuming the engine is fitted in the car) is whether the block is ribbed or not. In the unlikely event it is one of the relatively few engines converted from a Maestro, the block will be ribbed, as they were fitted with the ribbed A-Plus. If it isn't ribbe...
by liammonty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: knocking on start up
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: knocking on start up

Hot oil pressure sounds fantastic - it's probably worth checking the gauge just to be sure it's genuinely that good. It seems hard to believe that there's serious wear in the bearings if it's the case. I don't think that a non-return valve on the oil filter will make any difference. On an engine lik...
by liammonty
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 27
Views: 906

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

Changed the coil on Sunday (ESM Lucas Sport coil). Ran it at idle on the drive for 45 minutes, then went for a spin around the block. 75 minutes running in total, didn’t die. Hoping that’s it. Will have a proper drive when lockdown ends and report back, but the signs are good! Well done! I've had a...
by liammonty
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: SU HF 38 carburettor
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: SU HF 38 carburettor

That's a really reasonable prince for an HIF38, in my opinion!

Gary - I've PMed you regarding another topic :-)
by liammonty
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Split screen gear linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Split screen gear linkage

forget my post was thinking clutch linkage , if you want to keep the long gear stick you have to change the rear housing.do a search I thinks its been discussed a few times. All of Mine had the short stick and later floor covers fitted. The OP will need to remember that the gearbox tailpiece conver...
by liammonty
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Split screen gear linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Split screen gear linkage

If it’s an MM, then the gearbox, along with the engine, diff, axle and prop is totally different to any of the later cars, with no interchangeability. So you will need to change the floor section to accommodate the Austin gearbox as fitted to the later cars - presumably you’re putting a 948 or 1098 ...
by liammonty
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 125
Views: 4342

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

I think the mixture was too weak, despite the colortune suggesting otherwise. Enriching it has helped no end, with little change in fuel consumption. The thermostat I tested, and as far as I could tell in a pan of hot water, opened at a shade below 88°, and closed at about the same point. I've now ...
by liammonty
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put a tiger in your tank - not ethanol!
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Put a tiger in your tank - not ethanol!

I very much doubt that the 1275 was designed for it, given that super unleaded wasn’t available in the 1960s when the 1275 was brought out. I suspect Mr Javelin is referring to 5 star? My Wolseley Six, with its super-duper high compression 6 cylinder E-Series was meant to run on 5 star, but as long ...
by liammonty
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.

Ahh - that makes sense! As someone who will be relying heavily on my handbrake once my car is out on the hills I find this post very useful. I will be sourcing a set of Metro drums to add to my ever growing list of parts to be fitted to my Minor. As ever Phil, thanks for bringing the information to ...
by liammonty
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: interesting inlet manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: interesting inlet manifold

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-TWIN-WEBER-SU-INLET-MANIFOLD-CROSSFLOW-ESCORT-KITCAR-FORMULA-JUNIOR-SPRINT/154208112070?hash=item23e7850dc6:g:idMAAOSwlIxfurzq Crikey - I wouldn't fancy setting up a twin-choke Weber AND an SU on the same manifold!! I've never seen anything like that before! Can't im...
by liammonty
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Use of Metro rear drums on a Minor.

As someone who will be relying heavily on my handbrake once my car is out on the hills I find this post very useful. I will be sourcing a set of Metro drums to add to my ever growing list of parts to be fitted to my Minor. As ever Phil, thanks for bringing the information to light. I live in Dartmo...
by liammonty
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

Radiator mufflers were in common winter use when most cars didn't have thermostats. An engine which was designed to be adequately cooled by thermo-syphon in high summer would tend to run too cool in winter. A diligent driver would manually fine tune the amount of muffler by keeping a close eye on t...
by liammonty
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RADIATOR MUFFLER
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: RADIATOR MUFFLER

I’ve honestly never had a need to do this - with a thermostat working correctly, all the Minors I’ve owned over the years have warmed up quickly and maintained normal temperature without needing to blank off any of the radiator.
by liammonty
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Convertible Roof Frame 1966 &Tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Minor Convertible Roof Frame 1966 &Tyres

In my opinion, it was a mistake of the club to print an article in the magazine that could have been interpreted to be the opinion of the club - such pieces really need vetting by an expert... Regarding the 155r14 fitting in the boot, I’ve never had a problem on 7 different Minors fitting it under t...
by liammonty
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 3534

Re: Car not starting

Nice one! Enjoy :D Hi guys Great news, I’ve got Lucy back , she sounds totally different to the last time I drove her , the garage owner purposely left her outside in the rain and cold for me to try today, I got in , gave her half choke , waited for the pump to stop then turned the key , she splutte...