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by jagnut66
Fri May 29, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: ethanol

I think the idea is that by switching arable land from growing food to crops to make ethanol then more people will starve to death, the world population will drop and therefore less CO2 will be produced. Oh, hang on. Maybe I've got that wrong......
:lol:
by jagnut66
Thu May 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fuel sender
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: fuel sender

Hi, I think the other thing this proves the need for, in these times we live in, is a lockable fuel cap. If you want one I've attached some links below for you pick from. It will deter the opportunist who doesn't want to get caught, which most of them are. Best wishes, Mike. https://www.googleadser...
by jagnut66
Thu May 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: ethanol

However, ethanol is hygroscopic, meaning that it attracts water from the air and, over time , the water will separate out and lie on the bottom of the tank promoting rusting. :o So I wonder if they can explain to the average motorist, what the advantage is in putting this destructive stuff in fuel?...
by jagnut66
Tue May 26, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 152
Views: 6595

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Hi Ian, As far as I understand it they were all originally fitted balanced and ready to go. So if you haven't removed the balancing plates and there's no sign of any ever being fitted (and subsequently rusting off), your prop should be okay to refit once you've done the UJ's. That said, every one I...
by jagnut66
Tue May 26, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: GPO Van Re made.
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: GPO Van Re made.

Jagnut, what is the difference between a retained pensioner and a pensioner? My Dad was employed by them from about 1949 (not sure exactly which year he left the army) through to 1986, at which point he was able to retire and take his pension (from January that year). As far as I understood it at t...
by jagnut66
Mon May 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Buddy Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Buddy Needed

Hi Elinor, 1 - Brakes imbalanced across an axle Rear 2 - Brakes imbalanced across an axle Front 3 - Service brake lagging in operation Offside Rear 4 - Service brake lagging in operation Nearside Front I would suggest your brakes need a good service, budget for brake shoes, their connecting springs...
by jagnut66
Fri May 22, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Mystery pipe

The waxstat doesn't replace the choke, it adjusts the jet to compensate for temperature variation - but has a widespread reputation for going wrong Just had a little read up on this on some other forums and it seems there is another fix for the waxstat out there....... Apparently you prise open the...
by jagnut66
Thu May 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch relay shaft misaligned
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: clutch relay shaft misaligned

Hi, I've just fitted a 948 engine with a 1098 gearbox mated to it, using the thicker 1098 engine backplate and had no issues at all. So I would say it's out of alignment somewhere but not because of that. Try slackening off all the gearbox rubber mounting bolts and remove the two (each side) that b...
by jagnut66
Thu May 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Mystery pipe

Thanks again Phil.
by jagnut66
Thu May 21, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Mystery pipe

Thanks Phil,
How thick is your alloy plate? 10mm?
Also what size were the countersunk screws?
Sorry for all the questions.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Thu May 21, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 flywheel converted for use with Ford type 9 gearbox
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: 1098 flywheel converted for use with Ford type 9 gearbox

The above - 1275cc Midget/Sprite flywheel with centre bush adapter to carry the Ford first motion shaft. Thanks for the confirmation Phil. As I am unable to recall why it came off with so little wear to the ring gear I shall add it, clearly labelled, to my 'free to whoever needs it' spares pile for...
by jagnut66
Thu May 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Mystery pipe

This is the oil separator I used:
That looks like a neat option Phil.
Your link takes me to the separator but is that a kit or do I have to buy it all individually?
Many thanks,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 26
Views: 389

Re: WD 40

A case for the monopolies commission??
As long as they don't takeover Plusgas.............. :-?
best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 flywheel converted for use with Ford type 9 gearbox
Replies: 2
Views: 88

1098 flywheel converted for use with Ford type 9 gearbox

Hi, I have uncovered another item from my motoring past whilst clearing out my shed. This is what I believe to be a 1098 flywheel (or 1275?) converted for use with a Ford type 9 gearbox. I obviously didn't use it much as it has a new ring gear fitted, with hardly any or no wear evident...... Howeve...
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choke lever swap
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Choke lever swap

Planning ahead, I bought loads of parts way before actually being ready to fit them, because I knew I'd be wanting them. It helps to keep the momentum going once you start. Even with this I find I have missed things or need extras, however it allows me to move onto something else, while I wait for ...
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choke lever swap
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Choke lever swap

Hi Andy,
ESM also do this (link below), which I believe is the correct one and not that expensive.
Best wishes,
Mike.


https://www.morrisminorspares.com/fuel- ... -c-p830822
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 26
Views: 389

Re: WD 40

I swear by 'Plusgas' for releasing things.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU Pancake filter: correct filter?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: SU Pancake filter: correct filter?

Thanks Richard, I have sent a message to Burlen / SU asking them the question.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clutch operating fork from.......??
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Clutch operating fork from.......??

Thanks for the replies, it will go on my 'free spares' pile at the next national.
I've filled one box with giveaways already!........ :o
(Amazing what you amass over the years.)
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed May 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silicone heater hose size
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Silicone heater hose size

Hi,
I have silicone heater hoses and, whilst it was tight, I managed to get them through the bulkhead with the rubber grommets in place, so it can be done.
Best wishes,
Mike.
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