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by Monty-4
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malvern car show today
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Malvern car show today

I was there too so perhaps unknowningly saw you around cococola. I found myself an old National Trust grille badge and a Mini 1275GT steering wheel to refurbish! No Morgans but oddly a display of modern Mercedes from a local dealer. I don't know why they bother when they pale in comparison to the su...
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 2183

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

I feel another trip to an autojumble to pick up a couple of Mini speedos is on the cards!
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 2183

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

After driving this around for a while I'm wanting to tackle the speedo inaccuracy. The car has a 4423/04 1408tpm unit at the moment and a 3.9 diff with 165R14s. The speedo indicates ~30 @ 40mph with the error increasing to reading ~48 @ 65mph (reported by a friend ahead in a modern). This matches up...
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 1026

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

I had similar issues fitting twins (although just HS2s) with clearance to the exhaust manifold. My solution was to swap the studs for longer ones to give room for an extra spacer.
by Monty-4
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 19
Views: 1557

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

Stephen Baimbridge or "Mostly Minors" in Welling Green is a minor specialist, not too far from Worcester. PM me if you'd like his number. There are a few hidden gems like him scattered around the country but they often don't have websites or advertise, yet tick along nicely by word of mouth. Half th...
by Monty-4
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

The Pirellis are rather expensive so perhaps a little excessive for a steady driver? I think you would save yourself a considerable sum by replacing the Firestones with Bridgestones to match your existing tyre and spare and would be very happy with the result. I run Vredestein tyres which are somewh...
by Monty-4
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: New Rear Spring Kits For Traveller

My set of saloon springs from a well known supplier in East Sussex are fine after four and a half years. If anything they took a long time to soften.
by Monty-4
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Twin hs2 carb v single hif38
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Twin hs2 carb v single hif38

Smaller twins may have a very slightly faster throttle response, something to do with smaller pistons as I vaguely recall reading. Otherwise - as phil says - single larger carbs are generally better in terms of power and efficiency. If memory serves, Vizard explains it in his big yellow book as bein...
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Brake servo

Better but significantly more expensive units are available. Perhaps give Frontline Developments a call?
by Monty-4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 1409

Re: Speed Limiters

Agreed with the above. Let's read the detail before we go full-on with the rants? The limiters can be overriden temporarily for the scenarios described by pressing the accelerator down, much like with the user-activated speed limiters fit to cars now. We may be relatively slow and cautious drivers b...
by Monty-4
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

I got 3mm some spacers from Moss Europe that are the full aluminium circles. This results in a (very skinny) finger of clearance to the trunnion and looks to be the limit of what's possible with standard studs. The nuts are fully on the threads but very little of the stud is left proud (~1mm). I wil...
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

I'll order myself some spacers and check to see if I have enough thread to take up the 3mm. If not I can use rear wheel studs or those supplied for disc conversions I suppose.

Thanks all!
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

Ah, so the van wheels don't have a large enough offset? I don't suppose spacers are a good idea? It only needs a millimetre or two.
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

Hi folks, I've noticed that the inside of my 165x14 tyres (on van wheels) are rubbing slightly on my new upper trunnions. I didn't notice anything like this beforehand. If it makes a difference the camber is set to about -1 and it has big Wolseley drums fitted. Poly bushes all round. The bottom trun...
by Monty-4
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine won't idle
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Engine won't idle

If the mixture is generally fine and it's intermittent I'd check the carb piston is sliding up and down smoothly and there is oil in the dashpot.
by Monty-4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non Standard Colour
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Non Standard Colour

Pretty much any body shop or accident repair centre will have a spectrophotometer although you could call ahead to be sure. It's good practice to get it checked and paint mixed to match your car even if it is a "standard" colour. I've done as you suggest and taken off the glove box door and left it ...
by Monty-4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 4628

Re: Traveller Tuning

I'm just down in Ledbury and have experience of both burning out valves and rebuilding engines if you need a hand. :roll:
by Monty-4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 2183

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Thanks, a little persausion of those covers with a grinder has enabled me to close up the holes whilst allowing the hydraulic pipes in. Is it worth drilling a drain hole in the bottom of the bellhousing for moisture (and perhaps oil) to escape? The car drives beautifully with a nice amount of force ...
by Monty-4
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to look out for ... Checklist?
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: What to look out for ... Checklist?

Check for rust, rust and rust (and wood rot). Minor mechanicals are relatively easy and cheap. Bodywork is a pain.

Ray Newell's Morris Minor & 1000 (Essential Buyer's Guide) is worth picking up.
by Monty-4
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 2183

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

As I said I was gentle. The feeble little clamps were stopping the engine from swinging around while I jiggled it, adjusted the angle of the load spreader and the height of the hoist as much as they were pulling them together. I've now bled the clutch and watched it through the bellhousing holes as ...