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by jaekl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 130
Views: 4499

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The oil pump cover is on the gearbox side of the pressed engine plate, so the solder is required. It can also be the source of oil leakage due to cracks. It's not always the rear main that is leaking. Let us know if you find MOWOG anywhere.
by jaekl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?

I suspect politics, business politics that is. With the recent creation of BMC some higher up wanted the new logo to be everywhere to promote the new organization, internally as well as to the public. Either one of the dies or the first die had the logo engraved. On the other had the casting house m...
by jaekl
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me figure out what year I am
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Help me figure out what year I am

1959 was by far the largest production of USA models. Unfortunately many weren't sold until 61 or 62.
by jaekl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1392

Re: fuel pump

Next time you should take the cover off and determine if the points are closed or open. If they're closed the most likely cause is dirty points. Open would point to a stiff or not properly adjusted diaphragm. On the other hand a hole in the diaphragm leads to constant, rapid ticking but not necessar...
by jaekl
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Door window water wiper top strips
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Door window water wiper top strips

That Z shaped bracket has nothing to do with stopping the glass. It's just a door spreader or maintainer. With the felt out of the channels there is enough room to work the subject seals into place.
by jaekl
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: 1958 charging problem

To answer your question, yes the earlier dynamo has a bit lower max. output. It has a bigger pulley which leads to lower rpm so the voltage increase with engine rpm is also slower. As said it should be able to charge the battery if everything is in order. Except as the driver manual states if the li...
by jaekl
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 2633

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

I wouldn't be too concerned about prices going crazy just for profit. Even if all other competitors are gone for Minor specific parts, the last remaining enterprise still has one remaining competitor of a sort, the non-buyer. Surely one would want to keep their business going and perhaps offer other...
by jaekl
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 29
Views: 1656

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

The poly bushings need to be smaller because they are really not bushing like the rubber ones but actually bearings. The rubber squirm and must be compressed to ensure no rotation. The pin does rotate in a poly bushing, so silicone grease is required.
by jaekl
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

The home market cars and the ones with the later tail lamps with two bulbs had flashing power going through the switch. Cars with trafficators had a switch mounted under the dash. It's a lever that you flip left or right to power the trafficator. Earlier cars with flashing indicators like USA models...
by jaekl
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: boot lock

There is a square bar that slides when you turn the key. It can be assembled the wrong way such that the handle will not lock in that position and so it was on some cars. Rotating the handle 180° is the easy solution. Otherwise there is a swage that needs to be undone so that you can get to the bar ...
by jaekl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 2261

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

Thanks, philthehill. I wasn't too far the mark. I've seen different cars frost up on the outside of in the carb/intake. Dampness was the common factor. Naturally, if the frost is on the outside, it's caused by he cold mixture passing through inside. The frost slows any heat transfer to take the chil...
by jaekl
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 2261

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

I see by 1979 there was some text on the heaters, which was absent twenty years earlier. I recall a brochure or two mentioning an induction heater in the manifold but nothing as to the benefits. It's a much more active system in 79. I'm fairly sure the manifold heater goes back farther than the dash...
by jaekl
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 2261

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

I don't believe the induction heater in the manifold was used for cold starting. It would take too long and too much battery power. I think it is used to battle frosting of the intake under certain condition, especially cold humid weather. I tested the thermo-switch and you need to put it in the fre...
by jaekl
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deluxe?
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Deluxe?

In the States the deluxe included stainless door frames on the 2 door models and are need for bling continue to 67. Perhaps the "D" just continued out of habit for the late model four doors since they had stainless door frames giving the "potential" of making a standard. The same would then also app...
by jaekl
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Original equipment

All original ones. They are quite secure.
by jaekl
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Original equipment

The stainless ones can be pulled off with your hands. Occassionally there is one that is a bit resistant. The wheels have a flattened portion on the raised area under the cap. I recall the Driver's Manual shows the removal tool engage with the flat spot, but it's not possible. The starting handle wo...
by jaekl
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 4731

Re: Axle tramp

Bear in mid that the restraint of the bearing is designed such that a seize bearing will spin in the hub rather than the axle housing. The nut needs to clamp much tighter than the halfshaft flange against the out race. The outer race has better leverage so its clamping should be rather light. It's c...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ital to Minor top hose
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Ital to Minor top hose

Isn't the MGB sized for a larger hose? What's the best way to deal with that?
by jaekl
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice please for Nickel Plating
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Advice please for Nickel Plating

Nickel plating was used prior to chrome and nickel is the base plating for chrome. Chrome is actually clear. The color comes from the nickel under plating and the shine comes from the chrome. Good nickel plate will also have a copper under plate for good adhesion on steel. Plating requires tanks of ...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rubber buffer front wing/valance
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: rubber buffer front wing/valance

I don't know if there was a time there were no buffers, but I do know only one per side was used fore a long time. Most likely the inner one was added when the larger side light started since that is when some tooling was changed, but a simple hole could have been added at any time.