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by jaekl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carpets & underlay
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Carpets & underlay

As I recall the parts books don't show the original carpet pattern that I have. It consists of narrow strip that goes across the floor and the seats are mounted through it. The perimeter and center pieces were glued in place (except for the rear tunnel) with the under felt place in between. The four...
by jaekl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 217
Views: 14098

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The hinge point didn't move. It needs to be in line with the lower one. It's the spacing of the screw mounting that changed. The theory on why it was changed is because the old design was easily broken to gain entry.
by jaekl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 28
Views: 563

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

You probably should let the output discharge freely to complete the test. You must have had pressure in the hose to the carb and that stopped the pump. The pump runs until there is a 3psi or so pressure differential between inlet and outlet. Do it again with the discharge to an open container. The w...
by jaekl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 28
Views: 563

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

Mine would be fine until it warmed up a bit. Probably the first thing to do is disconnect the inlet and plug it with your finger. If it ticks it is either the diaphragm or the valves leaking. The bubbles in the output also points to a leaking diaphragm. Although the fuel could be vaporizing in the v...
by jaekl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 28
Views: 563

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

The Hardi pump could be the cause. I used one many years ago and had similar problems. Symptoms indicate a leaking diaphragm.
by jaekl
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ferodo fan belt number.
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Ferodo fan belt number.

Part way through Series III production, around 1960 a higher output dynamo was introduced. It has a smaller pulley to run at a higher RPM. Thus the belt is a little shorter. They higher output dynamo body has a step down in diameter and the older one has a straight cylindrical body.
by jaekl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Steering rack gaiters

I place a jack under the threaded end and take some weight of the car which now gives a solid base, so a wack on the steering arm pops it loose after a couple of hits.
by jaekl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 217
Views: 14098

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

It's a very tough paint. It gives sandblasting quite the challenge. Not all removable panels have this base primer. Perhaps it was phased out over the production run.
by jaekl
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris minor half shafts
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Morris minor half shafts

There's a hole in the brake drum that is to be aligned with the screw so that the screw can be further tightened when the drum screws are tight .
by jaekl
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petrol tank sealer
Replies: 24
Views: 871

Re: petrol tank sealer

Seems my memory only was off by the age of the posting and that it was the same post. Although I do remember someone did cut a tank open and that probably was older. Between the filler and sender hole one can remove and re-install the filter, but the tube must be loosened . https://www.morrisminorfo...
by jaekl
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petrol tank sealer
Replies: 24
Views: 871

Re: petrol tank sealer

A couple years back on another forum someone took a tank apart and they discovered that the pick up tube is flared and slides in from the fuel line connection. Then someone else reported that the filter can be snagged through the filler hole and removed and re-installed. The details a a bit foggy so...
by jaekl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Brake Cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Rear Brake Cylinders

The rear cylinders are a different beast. The reason they are considered non-rebuildable is due to the slot for the handbrake lever. There is no easy way to hone them. This is one of the reason why they are alloy, so that they don't rust but is also the reason why they freeze so easily. Mixing steel...
by jaekl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake hose part numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Brake hose part numbers

beware that the rear one may be different. Early in the Series III production the rear hose was changed to match the fronts. Prior to that all threads were BSF. This of course also changed the brass T on the axle to be a hybrid of BSF and UNF.
by jaekl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

As a plumbing point. Teflon tape is not a sealant. It's a lubricant to allow the natural sealing properties of TAPERED threads to be tightened farther to ensure a tight seal and perhaps ease disassembly.
by jaekl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox first motion shaft removal
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Gearbox first motion shaft removal

This is a case where the manual was not updated as the mechanical evolved. The offending cog was smaller on the smooth case due to different ratios and hence can exit through the case.
by jaekl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hood blown back
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: hood blown back

If you put down the hood properly, the hood bag is essential to hold everything in place and is the only way to get an original sized bag to fit. The hood material is to be separated from the hood sticks and laid out on the boot. Then corners folded, all folded in half and then up over the hood stic...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3627

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

So that's confirmation that the Series A engine is completely UNF (well except for the studs, UNC). We don't have to worry about coming across a BSP fitting over here, but I'm glad the threads will match what we have. I can see that brass and maybe even steel can accommodate the slight discrepancy i...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3627

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

Phil, what made you to change your mind? Someone referenced this post on another messageboard. Earlier this year I confirmed the sender and the gauge tubing adapter are 1/8 NPI, but this post had some strong opinions that it should be BSP. I also know that the original style senders have a Whitworth...
by jaekl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Pump won’t stop
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Fuel Pump won’t stop

Important question, is it a very rapid pumping - lack of fuel or air leak, or is it slow pumping - actually moving fuel?
by jaekl
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Vin Plate

An early 59 would have the larger rectangular VIN plate with a smaller oval one above it.