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by youngcamper
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding a Steering Rack
Replies: 16
Views: 4542

Re: Rebuilding a Steering Rack

Before you dismantle the front suspension to find the elusive knock, have you checked the 4 mounting bolts for each of the front dampers? If not tight, they can allow the damper to move very slightly under suspension movement, and being mounted on the front bulkhead, produce a very audible 'knock'....
by youngcamper
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding a Steering Rack
Replies: 16
Views: 4542

Re: Rebuilding a Steering Rack

Thanks for the replies chaps, I finally had the chance to get the car jacked up this weekend ( took the engine out too! :D ) With the TREs disconnected the rack was still ridiculously tight, so there was nothing for it but too take it off and inspect why... With both rack dampers out and the gaiters...
by youngcamper
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 1997
Views: 282161

Re: Spotted today.

is something happening in Weymouth today been past a black saloon and a blue saloon about a mile apart. We were in the modern so the drivers must have thought we were a bit weird with a car full of waving kids. On the way home saw a lovely green traveller. Considering I can go for months without se...
by youngcamper
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Rally 2013 - who is going?
Replies: 37
Views: 4511

Re: National Rally 2013 - who is going?

Not for me this year, it's the weekend before my final A level exams so I'll be knee deep in revision :( :roll: :evil:

Hopefully 2014 will see the return of the lowlight....
by youngcamper
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW SAFE ARE WE?
Replies: 65
Views: 8048

Re: HOW SAFE ARE WE?

I HATE to have to say this but a strong structure in a crash is NOT always a good thing. The amount of injury you receive in a crash is all down to the transfer of energy and the impulse yo receive ( forcextime). For example, you have two cars weighing the same ( in this instance 1000kg) and travell...
by youngcamper
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding a Steering Rack
Replies: 16
Views: 4542

Re: Rebuilding a Steering Rack

katy wrote:
and the rack felt very 'crunchy'
Is the rack full of lubricant? Either oil or preferably grease. It sounds like it's dry.
no it's been well greased before fitting, and then again when I had it on axle stands last weekend
by youngcamper
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding a Steering Rack
Replies: 16
Views: 4542

Re: Rebuilding a Steering Rack

Thanks for the replies chaps, I will have to have a good look at the workshop manual, as I suspected though the job isn't too tricky. I am sure it's the rack at fault, I had the car up on axle stands last week for a grease and to change the track rod ends (that's another story) and the rack felt ver...
by youngcamper
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding a Steering Rack
Replies: 16
Views: 4542

Rebuilding a Steering Rack

My Daily Morris, Lily, has recently been caught out twice with steering rack trouble. The first time when flood water seeped in, partially seizing up the rack and making the steering incredibly heavy. I duly whipped the seized one off and replaced it, only to find that the replacement rack is pretty...
by youngcamper
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snow, Snow - Quick, Quick...SNOW!
Replies: 42
Views: 5074

Re: Snow, Snow - Quick, Quick...SNOW!

Audrey1955 wrote:Out of interest, how many are currently using their moggies at the moment?

Are they nicely tucked up for the winter, or still bearing the cold?

using my 4 door every day of the week, oh how I wish the heater was better...
by youngcamper
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: High level brake light for a convertable
Replies: 35
Views: 6201

Re: High level brake light for a convertable

My Dads got one on his, I'll take a picture :)
by youngcamper
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Tuning a 918?
Replies: 11
Views: 3920

Re: Tuning a 918?

Agreed!

I personally would be very interested in hearing more about modifying the good ol' 918.

On that subject, are there many Derrigton heads about ? I'd quite like to get my hands on one if possible :)
by youngcamper
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Tuning a 918?
Replies: 11
Views: 3920

Re: Tuning a 918?

Supercharging will be by far the easiest - and most effective - way to go... It also has the benefit of increasing power throughout the rev range - whereas the mods suggested above will only show significant increase at decent revs. How would one go about supercharging an engine BMC ? I am open to ...
by youngcamper
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Tuning a 918?
Replies: 11
Views: 3920

Re: Tuning a 918?

Thank you Mike for taking the time to write a long and detailed reply, it certainly gives much food for thought. I am quite supprised by the number of parts suitable for side valve tuning. From the sound of things a Derrigton head, aqua plane inlet manifold and twin H1 carbs would be a good starting...
by youngcamper
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Tuning a 918?
Replies: 11
Views: 3920

Tuning a 918?

Good Afternoon Chaps,

As per the thread title really, are there any ways to get a bit more grunt out of the old 918 ? (bar alta head and suchlike)

Cheers,

Will
by youngcamper
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1950 Saloon project
Replies: 51
Views: 13059

Re: 1950 Saloon project

Sadly still not a lot too report in terms of acctual progress, building a shed to keep the lowlight in and January A level exams have sapped up most of my time. :( still when I do get a chance to work on Brian it least it'll be in the warm! I was lucky enough to get pretty much all the panels requir...
by youngcamper
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1950 Saloon project
Replies: 51
Views: 13059

Re: 1950 Saloon project

Yikes! What happened to the Lowlight Iain ? The car seemed to fail it's MoT on loose wheels ( or something along those lines) so I can only assume the threads were well and truly worn out, anyway it makes putting the wheels on much easier :D A small update on the lowlight, I've replaced the other sp...
by youngcamper
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1950 Saloon project
Replies: 51
Views: 13059

Re: 1950 Saloon project

Thought it was time I gave this a wee update... I've been lucky enough to get my hands on some nice original lowlight bits, namely a drivers door, front and rear bumper irons and blades. I've also ordered up some Valances from Fairmile restorations, not cheap but they'll certainly go a long way to m...
by youngcamper
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Anyone fittted an RC 40 exhaust ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Anyone fittted an RC 40 exhaust ?

Hi all, The RC40 exhaust system seems pretty popular with the mini guys, and Vizards 'Bible' holds it highly too. So has anyone taken the plunge and fitted one to a mog ? I understand it wouldn't be a straight swap and would require a bit of modification, but it could provide a good alternative to t...
by youngcamper
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression
Replies: 16
Views: 2866

Re: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression

smaller carbs are fine if you want it to purr and have best all round driveability - bigger carbs if you want ultimate horsepower... IMHO, (based on experience). Interesting, I'll take that on board, I guess there is only one way to find out which I will prefer. I can always change it back later...
by youngcamper
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression
Replies: 16
Views: 2866

Re: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression

Don't get carried away with HP numbers, the Americans have a saying that covers it " You buy horsepower but drive torque" An engine with grunt is much nicer to drive than one where you have to rev the life out of it to get some oomph. exactly why i don't like the LC engine I've got, it requires a f...