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by jaekl
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deluxe?
Replies: 10
Views: 97

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: 546

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: 546

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: 2719

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: 431

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: 201

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: 263

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.
by jaekl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 948cc 1959 what carb?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: 948cc 1959 what carb?

There were a lot of changes including the carb, either H2 or HS2. The air filter flange is same shape but I think one has threaded holes and one has clearance holes. The easiest way to tell are some simple external differences. HS2 has an external fuel line from bowl to jet gland. H2 is internal. Th...
by jaekl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van back seats?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Van back seats?

IF you can find a rusting van, the floor can be modified. The frame is flat until the rear spring cross member. The side sills of the cab can be extended so that the cab/box cross member assembly can be moved back. I've done that. To have a flat folding seat would take more modification of the box f...
by jaekl
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 36292

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

When you were undoing the rear most bolts, did you first remove the nuts that hold the bumper bracket?
by jaekl
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

Being such a great naval country, I surprised new terms were chosen (nearside/farside) instead of port and starboard which avoids the confusion. The side is always the same no matter which way you are looking. Perhaps the fact that the driver could be on a different side directed the curb related te...
by jaekl
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?

4.5in rear offset? Will they work on the front? Don't the 800cwt van wheels add most of the extra width to the outside?
by jaekl
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine colour
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Engine colour

The sump and crankshaft pulley was red on the early 57 and the engine was a light greenish blue. The fan and pulley was also red through much of the Series III cars. The serial number prefix will tell you if it's a van or a 4 door or even something else.
by jaekl
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

The parts book show an optional water temperature gauge and a basic after market mounting bracket that looks like it would mount under the fascia. I haven't seen one of those either but the ammeter probably would have been done the same way. The driver's side ash tray (chrome swivel type) holes are ...
by jaekl
Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 10559

Re: Another van.

You need to take the slip ring and insulator off and pull the wire through the hole in the side of the column.
by jaekl
Fri May 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2512

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

It's interesting that many of your objections are with post Issigonis changes. Or items that no one was even thinking of at the time, but nothing that were contemporary shortcomings.
by jaekl
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Ethanol Vs Fuel Sender.

I've had it with cars sitting for a while. It takes just a little push to get them moving again but a full tank and bouncy won't move them. I think it;s the unleaded which has a lot of additives that leave a sticky residue.
by jaekl
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5410

Re: Gearbox woes

The upper bolts have no load since the top of the case is in compression and the rest of the upper case takes the load. The alignment hole is important. Epoxy will work if the upper piece fits back in well. Using a back plate to set everything should be used.
by jaekl
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tubes and tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Tubes and tyres

Tubless tyres are older than the safety bead.
by jaekl
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulkhead copper rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Bulkhead copper rivets

The insulation is held on with copper push rivets into a 1/4 inch hole. The parcel shelf is held in with split rivets and washers along the upper edge of the engine bay cross member as well as the underside of the battery box. It sounds like you are talking about the former.