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by Neil MG
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing traveller door glass
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Removing traveller door glass

I have just fitted a pair of heated rear door glasses and I thought I would share a useful tip. I was having a devil of a job trying to remove the screws that hold the wooden trims inside the glass. The problem is that it's difficult to get a good purchase and a good twist on the screwdriver as it i...
by Neil MG
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: something serious...
Replies: 63
Views: 5653

Re: something serious...

Chris, "i tried leaving the manifold attached to the head..."
Looks like the manifold is attached to your head! :lol:

Great picture though!
by Neil MG
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

I already have the engine now. The "boss" will have to go and holes drilled and tapped for the missing plate bolt and breather tube support.
by Neil MG
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

I was planning to swap the water pump over with all the rest of the external parts, I assume that it fits?
by Neil MG
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

Ok, I know of the oil filter and pipe connection area and also the mechanical fuel pump blanking plate and the stud below that. What are the other differences?
by Neil MG
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Brake problems

Apologies Ray, I didn't read the original post carefully enough. I thought that the pedal sank gradually to the floor when the brakes were held on, but now realise that "over time" means a few days. Now reading more carefully I am a little bemused, it does sound like air is getting in, but no fluid ...
by Neil MG
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

Thanks BMC! That's exactly what I hoped to hear :D I am absolutely not afraid of frequent oil changes, so it sounds like this might work! "Climbing mountains" is useful around here! You are right about the B-series, especially if someone is creative with a grinder! Backplate top mounting holes are t...
by Neil MG
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Brake problems

I believe Mike is absolutely correct. What you describe is not a bleeding or air issue but a leaking seal inside the master cylinder. I am very surprised that the dealer didn't check that. New seals, or new master cylinder if the bore is pitted, and then you get to do the bleeding again! At least yo...
by Neil MG
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

Really appreciate the feedback! I think you are right in pretty much everything you say! My real question is how much? How much will the 1 1/8" carb. restrict the engine, enough not to destroy the gearbox? Actually the car is only used for pottering about and not so many miles (I have another half d...
by Neil MG
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

OK here is the latest: Went to pick up the (948) gearbox and by chance the guy had a complete 1098 engine - so I got that too. On closer examination at home I can see the engine number begins 10V/189E/H. Does that mean it is a post 1970 Morris 1000 van high compression engine? The engine turns over ...
by Neil MG
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

Ray, you are right, it's a shame to alter one of the few remaining original cars, this one even has its original carpets and is still on crossply tyres (albeit new ones). It has obviously lived its life in garages as it has not only escaped the tin worm, but also the hands of the "improver". The onl...
by Neil MG
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping/stalling
Replies: 14
Views: 1540

Re: Jumping/stalling

Sounds like it could be a loose connection on the low tension side, check the wire from coil to distributor. The fact that is runs well then not at all suggests a bad electrical connection.
by Neil MG
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Another engine swap advice thread...

Thanks, I'm happy with the rear axle and the 948 box ratios, I am not trying to create a motorway cruiser. I would just like a little more torque to cope with these Cumbrian hills! With the original set up I can't cope in top and it's a long way down to third! And yes exactly! I don't want it to loo...
by Neil MG
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine swap advice thread...
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Another engine swap advice thread...

I have a lovely, very original 1956 series II 2 door. Everything works perfectly, but with 68,000 on the clock, the engine is getting a little tired and it still has its unmodified head. So time for a rebuild.... Ok, I guess this has probably been done to death...but, I plan to change my 803cc block...
by Neil MG
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: a smoke screen like....
Replies: 25
Views: 2502

Re: a smoke screen like....

Do you have a breather control valve? If so a split diaphragm will produce impressive smoke screens. Ask me how I know.... :roll:
by Neil MG
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my new car
Replies: 15
Views: 1879

Re: my new car

I also have a moggie and an MGBGT (plus a few others) and I bet there are more of us!