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by johngrigg
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake Drum Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Brake Drum Identification

Possibly Datsun 240Z rear drum. some years ago I got a U/S one from a wrecker to experiment with . The wrecker said he mainly sold them to Triumph owners. I redrilled the stud holes and enlarged the centre hole but in the end it wasn't quite deep enoughfor the Morris / Wolseley brakes and the inner ...
by johngrigg
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2018

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

I had a similar, but not exactly the same problem recently alright on the flat but wouldn’t pull uphill . Turned out to be binding brakes. You can check by stopping when the symptoms occur and feeling the wheels in the area of the brake drums . If one is hotter that will be the problem one, would al...
by johngrigg
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Disc brake and suspension question
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Disc brake and suspension question

David. I would question if the Flexi hose fitted is long enough to allow for steering movement.looks like whoever fitted the brake conversion used the original drum brake hose, and then had to use the pipe arrangement as a workaround . I think I would be getting a new longer hose. The clamp seems to...
by johngrigg
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

Regards PTDs earlier post in this thread I asked mini mania which thrust bearing to use . Their reply is as follows 'You'll always use the release bearing for the clutch package you have so it would be the 948 type. You may also want to use the earlier type fork from the smooth case box in case the ...
by johngrigg
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina disc brake conversion bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Marina disc brake conversion bearings

Thanks Phil, I have emailed Esm as I am too tight to make an international call and besides I would have to be awake in the early hours which is too hard these days. Unusually I haven't had a reply, the virus no doubt. Frustratingly I have located a wrecked Marina also most unusual in these parts bu...
by johngrigg
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 'anti drum' door brackets
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: 'anti drum' door brackets

Its sole purpose,for which it is brilliantly designed ,is to get in the way and annoy you when working on the door interior .it is best fitted in the box where you keep one day parts ,that is parts you are going to replace one day when you can remember where they go.......
by johngrigg
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina disc brake conversion bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Marina disc brake conversion bearings

For the first time, I think, I am confused by a PTH post.if a marina hub and stub are both used would not the Marina seal fit without a spacer? I suspect this is a really stupid question but I would really like to know against the day when I do something similar . Cheers JohnG
by johngrigg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting new door cards
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

Re: Fitting new door cards

Also I find it easier to cut from the centre out. Put the knife point exactly in the centre and push gently. Don't go too far although the handle flange will cover a multitude of errors. Now my new carpet does not fit properly around the dip switch and needs trimming.anybody got a pet way of doing t...
by johngrigg
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Brake judder.

Back in the day when both I and your Morris were young and all cars had drums it was certainly known for drums to go out of true and acommon cause of brake judder. If it was me I would take the drums to a brake specialist, get them checked ,and if necessary, and if they have enough meat, get them sk...
by johngrigg
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Coventry Climax Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Coventry Climax Minor.

Phil the Hill
Yep that's the one. I can relate to the comment about the TA gearbox, I drove a T A once and remember it as having the worst gearbox I have ever experienced. There may have been some synchros in there some where but I never managed to find them!
JohnG
by johngrigg
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Magneto spanners
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Magneto spanners

Some years ago there was a Minor for sale in Melbourne Australia which had been fitted in period with a Climax engine and MG TC gearbox. I last saw it on a hoist at the Morris Minor Company. From memory there were some axle tramp issue's....
by johngrigg
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 3164

Re: Alternator conversion

Some years ago ,at a historic race meeting at Winton in NE Victoria ,a very tight and twisty circuit, I watched a Minor consistently out brake a gaggle of minis. I spoke to the driver after the race, who told me he was running standard Morry drums as that was all the regs allowed. Go figure, me? I h...
by johngrigg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"

Thanks Chris. Believe me I understand tight budgets! And those are certainly attractively priced. The surround plate is not an issue for me ,your installation around the stick looks fine and removes the irritating process of locating screw holes through the carpet. All I need now is the permission o...
by johngrigg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"

Really like those carpets. Can you tell me please where you got them,and what the colour is called
Cheers JohnG
by johngrigg
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 10222

Re: get you home bodges

Those interested in this topic should check out a TV series called Bush Mechanics . You can find it on YouTube and demonstrates such useful skills as converting a screen washer into a fuel pump, and hand carving a clutch throwout bearing out of hardwood, to name just 2 of many.
Cheers John G
by johngrigg
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Jumping out of gear

Thanks NAT. That is one of the suspect's,but the box has to come out to check. Ithink I can get the rods and forks out without a complete dismantlement,so that is early on the list. Still looking for somewhere to do the work. Ido have a brother in law with a fully equipped workshop and mechanical sk...
by johngrigg
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Jumping out of gear

For some unknown reason my last post didn't appear in new topics but went straight to mechanical where it has languished since, so I am posting this to see what happens....
by johngrigg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Jumping out of gear

High time I reported back. I removed the gear stick and found not the nylon cup I expected but a metal cup under which was a metal spring which was broken with the broken off part lying horizontally on top of the remains of the spring in a T formation. I experimented by fitting the nylon cup and new...
by johngrigg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 2596

Re: long distance driving

And WD40 .....
by johngrigg
Tue May 07, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Jumping out of gear

Phil. While I am perfectly willing To accept that my fading eyesight and cognitive power may have caused me to miss the number I'm sure the Sprite man would have known where to look and he couldn't find it either..... Richard.Well it's got ribs...... I have now got the plastic cup and spring. I have...