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by johngrigg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 Convertible "Maurice The Morris"
Replies: 29
Views: 2273

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: 2273

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: 7784

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: 1092

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: 1092

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: 1092

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: 1476

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: 1092

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...
by johngrigg
Mon May 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Jumping out of gear

Thankyou Richard. The box is in the car,however before installing it Is checked the input shaft for a number but could not find one .Thinking I must be getting dementia I the box to a Sprite specialist. he confirmed the lack of a number but doubted it was from a Sprite/midget. He suggested it may be...
by johngrigg
Sun May 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Jumping out of gear

Thanks Phil. After looking at the Moss diagram I am pretty sure I don't have the Nylon cup or spring.haven't had time to look today but will do so Asap. In the meantime I have organised a second-hand cup and spring from a local sprite specialist . Fingers crossed and I'll report back
Cheers
JohnG
by johngrigg
Sun May 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Jumping out of gear

Thanks Phil. After looking at the Moss diagram I am pretty sure I don't have the Nylon cup or spring.haven't had time to look today but will do so Asap. In the meantime I have organised a second-hand cup and spring from a local sprite specialist . Fingers crossed and I'll report back
Cheers
JohnG
by johngrigg
Sun May 05, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Jumping out of gear

Thankyou all for your replies. A few things to think about, I have previously dismantled and remantled a 948 box so I'm not too worried about that,except that I live in a retirement village and have no workshop space or even a bench. Also once I have it apart I would need someone knowledgeable to lo...
by johngrigg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Jumping out of gear

I have what I believe is a 1098 rib case gearbox behind a 948 engine. It has started to jump out of 3rd both when accelerating and on the overrun. I have no idea what causes this, can anyone offer any suggestions as to the reason? The only solution I have been offered so far is a complete rebuild fo...
by johngrigg
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5530

Re: Gearbox woes

Thanks Neil and Richard. As I said in my post that spring which I perhaps wrongly called the 'clutch arm spring' is all present and correct. What I was asking about is the additional spring1G5999 mentioned by Phil the Hill and shown as item 40 on the link he posted. It may possibly be the brake peda...
by johngrigg
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5530

Re: Gearbox woes

With reference to the very helpful moss diagram posted by Phil the Hill where does the pedal return spring, item 40 attach ? It seems to be missing from my 1960 car. The clutch arm spring, item 77 is in place, but isn't strong enough to pull the pedal up against the floor. Cheers John G
by johngrigg
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bedlington Terrier
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Bedlington Terrier

Blaketon ,surely you mean phallusy? Po
by johngrigg
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: gearbox

I did this to my 1960.didnt change the back plate or flywheel/clutch just bolted it up and so far it works fine. I am told there may be an issue with the longer input shaft which can foul on the bottom of the crankshaft hole but so far this is not an issue and I don’t see why the shaft could not jus...
by johngrigg
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox cross member alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Gearbox cross member alignment

The cross member,or at least mine, is helpfully stamped 'front', notwithstanding which I have tried to install it back to front on a couple of occasions........which is impossible, if anyone has achieved this they deserve congratulations for perserverence and brute strength
by johngrigg
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mayonnaise
Replies: 21
Views: 1395

Re: Mayonnaise

Does your Aldon dizzy have a vacuum advance? It all sounds rather like the advance mechanism ,whatever it is has stopped working . Maybe seized up while at rest in your garage. This would at least explain why advancing it up provided a temporary cure. Cheers John G
by johngrigg
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning vinyl
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Cleaning vinyl

I have always used a product called Dissol which works well.Dont know if you can get it in the UK though....