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by Murrayminor
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Newbie

Hello and welcome.
Lovely Minor you have there.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Well you live and learn. Glad you found the problem "Before" installing the box in the car !! I have now got all my bits laid out on the bench ready for re-assembly this weekend. Biggest job will be machining the new tail shaft bush. Phil I dropped my extension piece off at a local machine shop the...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Well how much of an idiot do I fell just about now?? I assembled the mainshaft forgetting to install the 1st gear locating pin. Without this tiny pin it allows the 1st gear ring to slide fractionally past the end of the inner ring thus allowing the balls to escape. Now assembled correctly the 1st ge...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Really?

The owner has had a lot of stick on various car forums over the comments he made in the advert, but he has stuck by his guns and refused to change the price and is adamant it will sell once someone goes to look at it. Looking at it realistically the pick up is probably worth about £20k tops includin...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I have conducted some research on the matter of the detent balls from first gear making their escape. Apparently there are a number of different bearings doing the rounds with the circlip groove in different locations, which would obviously allow the gear to move more than normal. I'm awaiting some ...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

You didn't acidentally instal the 1st gear ring back to front did you, the position of that gear on its hub is very critical. There is one internal tooth that has a clearance for the interlock detent pin, you have to make sure that is aligned correctly and also that you have the gear on the right w...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I'm at a loss at to why the 1st gear over selected even with the spacer fitted.
Maybe I did something wrong whilst rebuilding the gear set, I will know later hopefully when I strip it down....
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Oil leak

The short clip in the above video shows where the seal sits on the crank, it does appear to sit behind the scroll seal on a machined surface of the crank. It appears to seal against the crank and also into a recess on the actual u shaped clamps (for want of a better word) which then bolt to the bloc...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Oil leak

The MED item certainly looks the part, and the fact it doesn't come with a tube of Holymar speaks volumes.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Oil leak

The MED seal kit is a completely different kettle of fish which is reflected in the purchase price.. It is a kit I would use if needed but I have never had problem of oil leaking from the rear main. The main difference is that the seal does not run on the rim of the flywheel mounting flange. See th...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Oil leak

philthehill wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:23 am
Well done. :D :D

Now get them to throw away that seal kit and go back to standard as regards the rear main bearing oil control.

Phil
https://www.med-engineering.co.uk/med-i ... n-seal-kit

Is this a similar kit?
I take it you suggest running the standard scroll seal rather than these?
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I have my spare gearbox in bits at the moment, I will be very interested in your findings as to why 1st is over selecting. Mine had a couple of flat washers behind the selector, they are approx 2mm total thickness so you should be OK with that. I think the engraved numbering is normal as well. Why ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Another set of bearings ordered, along with lock washers etc. The only reason I can see why the synchro balls parted company with the synchro is the First gear selector moved too far, I was of the opinion the 2mm brass bush would stop this from happening. A strange thing I did notice was the First g...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 1554

Re: Bi-plane

KeithL wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:21 am
Murrayminor wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:41 pm
On a similar theme, I heard an unusual engine a few days back and using the flight radar app on my phone discovered the plane overhead was an Antonov propellor plane of some description.
What app are you using?
I use the Flightradar24 app
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 1554

Re: Bi-plane

No it wasn't that one Phil I think from my search it was an Antonov AN26 or very similar.
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 1554

Re: Bi-plane

On a similar theme, I heard an unusual engine a few days back and using the flight radar app on my phone discovered the plane overhead was an Antonov propellor plane of some description. I looked it up at the time and it looked like something from the 1970's. Why it was in the skies over Lancashire ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I had the gearbox on the bench this evening to see if I could get it back together. Yes it all went back together, up to a point. I was wary of attempting to select the gears as a trial run without the selectors in place so I waited until they were in before I slipped the box into first. Then "PING"...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panda Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Panda Cars

As a serving officer with GMP, I had a keen interest in the Stockport striped Morris Minors but could not find any other information on why they were painted as such. I have a model which displays double sided "POLICE COURTESY PATROL" sign on the roof, but again no evidence of any such patrol from t...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Tuning woes

Have you confirmed the timing is correct?
You mention backfiring, that usually points to a timing issue.
by Murrayminor
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox tailshaft bush
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Gearbox tailshaft bush

If you had asked last week, I have just fitted the end oil seal so cannot measure the Bush now.