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by youngcamper
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression

270 is too much for a 1098 - simply because it must not be revved over 6000, and so loses some at low revs but can't use the high revs capability. The standard AEA 630 cam works well - and 'lugs' nicely from low revs even with the 940 head - and against the mumblings of the doomsters who witter on ...
by youngcamper
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression

Thanks for the advice BMC, I think I'll probably leave the camshaft stanard, as I don't want to go too far from a stock engine that I can revert to if I don't like the setup. I've got a HS4 already which is ready to go, I'll saw off the exhaust section of a stock manifold and then fit the HS4 to a s...
by youngcamper
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression

The real problem is the hopeless tiny twin carbs - and the general state of the engine. Go HC with the 940 head (sink the valves slightly i you need to) and a good HS4 (or HIF38) carb on a good alloy inlet. You won't be disappointed. I only have a single HS2 :wink: . Just as I thought, I'll go 12G9...
by youngcamper
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression

mike.perry wrote:The only difference is the dished pistons
Yep I know that, although it supposedly looses the engine 5bhp too...
by youngcamper
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 low compression Vs. high compression
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

1098 low compression Vs. high compression

Hi All, I've got a little bit of a conundrum for you, basically I've been getting a little bit fed up with my low compression 1098 I currently have fitted to my 4 door saloon, it's currently running with a 12G940 head and HS2 carb. Sadly it doesn't feel quite as spritely as any of the other cars in ...
by youngcamper
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: What are the prices for an mm
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: What are the prices for an mm

If we're talking about Lowlights I'd say they start at about £900, you wouldn't get much for less than that. However some good projects go for about £2000+ . Restored they go for atleast £4000 even if they're unoriginal.
by youngcamper
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: What are the prices for an mm
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: What are the prices for an mm

Do you mean Series MMs or just morris minors ?
by youngcamper
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1950 Saloon project
Replies: 51
Views: 13142

Re: 1950 Saloon project

chrisryder wrote:Or bolt the front good bit and the rear donor bit both to the inner wing. Then you've got the bonnet and door to help you follow the lines.
Just as I was thinking, good plan
by youngcamper
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1950 Saloon project
Replies: 51
Views: 13142

Re: 1950 Saloon project

DAVIDMCCULLOUGH wrote:I had to cut up a couple of good later wings to fix the back of my lowlight wings, seemed a shame to do this but was much easier than trying to make the complicated shape by hand.
That seems like quite a good idea David, what did you do to ensure the wing was the correct shap afterwards ?
by youngcamper
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1950 Saloon project
Replies: 51
Views: 13142

Re: 1950 Saloon project

A but more progress to report, the remaining two wings have been removed revealing some holes. It isn't that bad really, just the ususal rust traps. The front wings have also been 'repaired' in the past, so I've got a bit of a task to get them looking respectable. http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/...
by youngcamper
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 41
Views: 5305

Re: Introduction

I did a DVLA check and the results came up as being first registered in December 1962 so its right on the borderline of the two series of modern moggies as I understand. Having searched the net for rose taupe it does indeed look like that to me. (lots of dust though :S) and does the single tone int...
by youngcamper
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 41
Views: 5305

Re: Introduction

it looks like rose taupe to me, you've also got a standard model with single tone interior, which isn't that common :)
by youngcamper
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpet colour for a romain green MM ?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Carpet colour for a romain green MM ?

Brilliant, thanks ADL642!
by youngcamper
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Crossplys or Radials
Replies: 34
Views: 4500

Re: Crossplys or Radials

Well, rightly or wrongly the decisions been made. Crossplys it is!

Once she's back on the road I'll update you all on the differences in handling between 145s 155s and crossplys

Cheers,

Will
by youngcamper
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpet colour for a romain green MM ?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Carpet colour for a romain green MM ?

Hi All,

I don't suppose anyone knows what collour the carpet should be for my 1950 romain green MM ? The old one was green, but I have read somewhere it should be brown, which one should it be ?


Cheers,

Will
by youngcamper
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1950 Saloon project
Replies: 51
Views: 13142

Re: 1950 Saloon project

Well I've finally managed to crack on with this, Isadly it's a bit rustier than I'd hoped but nothing too bad :) I've got two wings off with the other two to follow, I will be repairing and refitting the front wings and replacing the rears with some correct highcut ones. The next job will be to get ...
by youngcamper
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Crossplys or Radials
Replies: 34
Views: 4500

Re: Crossplys or Radials

Well I'm still not decided on this, I've got a 4 door saloon on 155s and a convertible on 145s in my opinion 145s are far better.

the car that I'll be fitting them too is a 918 mog, so no ball of fire. surely it can't make that much difference ?
by youngcamper
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: goldseal side valve engine
Replies: 0
Views: 806

goldseal side valve engine

Nothing to do with me but might be of use to someone, it looks like it's an engine with a thermostat too...

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by youngcamper
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Low compression versus hight compression engine ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Re: Low compression versus hight compression engine ?

I guess If you were going to fit a diesel 948 to anything a A40 farina or a35 would be a better and lighter starting point
by youngcamper
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hood frame rivets
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Hood frame rivets

Hi All, My convertible is soon to be treated to the fitting of a new hood and, whilst doing this I thought it would be sensible tart up the hood frame, previously someone has replaced the rivets with self tapping screws and small nuts and bolts, obviously while I'm there I fancy changing these for t...