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by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

That's the suspension kit I bought last week.

It will require new dampers and bushes but the kit is complete.
I have yet to measure the anti roll bar but again it's a complete kit for the minor.

The rear dampers are angled at almost 45 degrees so not the best, they may be modified in due course.
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

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: 383

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: 436

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: 317

Re: Gearbox tailshaft bush

If you had asked last week, I have just fitted the end oil seal so cannot measure the Bush now.
by Murrayminor
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox tailshaft bush
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Gearbox tailshaft bush

My 1098 propellor shaft measures 1.1875" or 30.16mm where it enters the gearbox.
Hope this helps.

Regards
Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil circulation
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Oil circulation

It goes in the top and leaks out the usual places.

Sorry couldn't resist. :D
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

This is the MG Midget gearlever from my 1275 gearbox.
The lower shaft is approx 13mm long, I think the earlier shaft was shorter.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

I believe there are two midget gear levers the early smooth case and the later ribbed case.
The later lever is interchangeable with the Morris Minor item and is slightly longer.
I will try get some measurements as I have a midget gear lever on my gearbox.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

I believe there are two midget gear levers the early smooth case and the later ribbed case.
The later lever is interchangeable with the Morris Minor item and is slightly longer.
I will try get some measurements as I have a midget gear lever on my gearbox.
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 18
Views: 798

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

Citric acid is also used as a drain cleaner
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Gear Stick Retaining Plate
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Gear Stick Retaining Plate

Your gearbox may be slightly different as mine is an MG Box but the principal is the same.
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Gear Stick Retaining Plate
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Gear Stick Retaining Plate

Hello could anyone tell me 1st why is there 4 holes in the retaining plate that holds the gear stick into the gear box and 2nd why does it not line up and correspond with the 4 holes on the gear box. If you have got the slot in the right orientation so the slot runs in line with the gear box then y...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 44
Views: 2778

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Its been a while since I gave any update, so here goes. I have now almost welded one complete side of Gracie, it has taken me ages as I'm learning as I go along but enjoying every minute in the garage. Some parts have also made their way into my possession such as a 1275 midget engine and head, 1275...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina disc brake conversion question
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Marina disc brake conversion question

Phil Thanks for the reply and information,. From what you say I may try for the marina set up, are the Marina stub axles readily available and what machining do they require? I will be carrying a lot of weight on the rear so the bigger drums may be the way to go as on some of the classic car trials ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina disc brake conversion question
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Marina disc brake conversion question

Hi all I have literally just missed out on a marina front disc brake conversion, all for the sake of £5, which makes me mad. I did manage to blag a front and rear telescopic damper kit along with a front anti roll bar for silly money so that goes some way to making up for missing the brakes. Anyway ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wheelarch bodgery
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Rear wheelarch bodgery

Mike
I sympathise with you, I'm going through the same thing with my 65 Minor.
Have a look at my short videos showing the bodges on my car and the amount of rust I have encountered.
My car had an MOT when it came into my possession.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbZsl ... Z08ArjvOjA
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

I seem to recall the mini fan blows the air through the radiator rather than suck it as would be the case on a Minor.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: My old Morris minor
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: My old Morris minor

KVA 699E is also shown as being insured on the Motor Insurance Database.
It's out there somewhere, maybe a request for information on a few of the classic car forums may prove fruitful.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I have worked out the shims should reside behind the bellhousing bearing cover plate so I can now calculate the sizes for the new shims.

Just the thrust washer or lack of to contend with now.