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by don58van
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 328

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I just found a cheaper version of the special tool.
Well done Phil. I wish I had seen that.

Don
by don58van
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dashboard clock
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Dashboard clock

Where do I get one from
You could try 'sparesman' and declan burns on this site.

See here:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=70550

Don
by don58van
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Parts from late interior light
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Parts from late interior light

Great!

That is exactly the sort of thing I had in mind. It is unserviceable as it is, but can give new life to my new hunk of plastic. :D

PM sent

Don
by don58van
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Parts from late interior light
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Parts from late interior light

I have a NOS interior lamp fitting (the late type), but it came without the switch and internal brass parts. Sooo... if you have an old lamp fitting that you have replaced, I would be able to reuse the attachments. Please let me know if you can help. Just to explain, the NOS fitting that I bought is...
by don58van
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: LCV wheels.
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: LCV wheels.

have I wasted my money on the heavy steering arms in the absence of the uprights? I'm afraid the answer is a definite 'yes' -- unless you can find the matching uprights or get your existing uprights machined to the required specification. The 8cwt uprights have larger tapers to take the uprated arm...
by don58van
Wed May 27, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 1952 Convertible

Hi See here: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12197 I have several of them. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. There are some restoration threads on this forum that are both informative and inspiring. I suggest you have a look around and see if you agree. My favor...
by don58van
Tue May 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Traveller sealant

3M has a product very similar to Dum Dum.

Don
by don58van
Tue May 26, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Speedo facia studs
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Speedo facia studs

TPI 32 number seems high for UNC is it UNF
Definitely 32 UNC. I measured it with a thread gauge before sending my order.

Don
by don58van
Tue May 26, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Speedo facia studs
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Speedo facia studs

I am now able to answer my own question.

It is #6-32 UNC.

I bought some on-line and can confirm that they fitted perfectly. :D

I hope this might be useful to others who are dealing with missing studs and/or nuts (as I was).

Don
by don58van
Tue May 26, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 116
Views: 60128

Re: Thread sizes

I am now able to answer my own question.

It is #6-32 UNC.

I bought some on-line and can confirm that they fitted perfectly. :D

I hope this might be useful to others who are dealing with missing studs and/or nuts (as I was).

Don
by don58van
Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Information on van restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Information on van restoration

your van was a completely knockdown kit ....CKD. It was imported fully built. Have you got the wavy front grill ? I have the one it came with--in good condition. And I have a NOS one I found on eB. TIG welding is fiddly for sure and you need good eyes.... please learn you’re never go back. This old...
by don58van
Tue May 19, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Speedo facia studs
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Speedo facia studs

I am beginning to doubt my BA theory.

I have taken some measurements.

The OD of the threads is 0.135in.

TPI looks like 32.

Sooo ... It is looking like UNC #6-32

Can anyone confirm this?

Don
by don58van
Tue May 19, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Information on van restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Information on van restoration

Hi Matt Thanks for your reply. I would love to have too much information. :D The van I am about to tackle is a 68 Austin Minor. I am in Oz -- as far as I know, it is the only real Austin Minor Downunder. The body is in pretty good shape (having lived down here since around 1970) but as an amateur I ...
by don58van
Mon May 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Speedo facia studs
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Speedo facia studs

Does anyone know the thread specification of the studs on the chrome plates mounted either side of the speedo (later models)?

Don
by don58van
Mon May 18, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 116
Views: 60128

Re: Thread sizes

Does anyone know the thread specification of --

the studs/nuts of the chrome facia side-pieces on the dashboard of 63 onward Minors?

I have a feeling that it is a BA specification.

Looking forward to hearing from someone who knows.

Don
by don58van
Sun May 17, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Mystery Wheel cylinder adjuster part

I confess that I have made and installed them too!

Its reassuring to know that I'm not on my own.

Don
by don58van
Tue May 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Weird oil leak.

is it a common problem? I think it is quite likely to happen if the damper is overfilled. The factor workshop manual makes it clear that an air-gap must be left when filling. In operation, heat is generated and the oil expands. Without an air space to compress, the oil will force its way past the s...
by don58van
Sat May 09, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Steering column felt bushes

I have seen somewhere that the Mini plastic items fit and are superior to the felt ones.

Can anyone confirm this?

Don

I did some searching. Found it here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=67538&p=615202&hili ... sh#p615202
by don58van
Sat May 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1418

Re: Door Fit

As a temporary try out you could use a washer on inner edge to avoid cutting shims Yes, washers between the hinge and the A-pillar -- but only at the inner end -- is the way to go. I am sorry that I wasn't clear with my previous explanations. You don't want a full shim as supplied by ESM and others...
by don58van
Sat May 02, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door Fit
Replies: 59
Views: 1418

Re: Door Fit

Are we saying put the bolt through the shim , then through the hinge, then into the A pillar Don ? I have to admit that I have never seen or tried this adjustment. The information I have provided is based on a post on an Australian Minor website. The information provided there was somewhat vague. H...