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by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Image of damaged shims.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Photographs as promised.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Hi all I have been taking my time with the gearbox rebuild, mainly because I have never opened a gearbox before and secondly I need this box to be right once finished. I have a couple of questions to ask, and a couple of photographs which I will upload after this post. Is there a thrust washer on th...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

When I stripped mine I took the engine out first having separated it from the gearbox, I then took the box out and left the Crossmember still in position. In fact if you are doing it that way there is no need to undo the rear of the propshaft as it will slide out of the gearbox upon removal. Getting...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Mot advice

I think you may be better off chasing that hole back to sound metal and putting a repair panel in there.

I don't want to sound negative but that's a big hole and from working on my Minor I know how far rust spreads from the visible area.
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

I think its a lot easier to undo the bolts for the propshaft than attempt to line up the engine, gearbox and propshaft together. Put the engine and box loose in then at your leisure install the propshaft, then tighten everything up once you are happy its all in the right position. That would be the ...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number plate recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Number plate recommendations?

I cannot believe the prices of those number plates. As for making your own, the issue will be getting the spacing correct and also getting the overall line up correct, lots easier with a jig but not impossible at home. When I bought my Minor it had some nasty plastic/aluminium plates on which looked...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 33
Views: 1315

Re: observations

I think a lot of the drivers and indeed the general public have let standards in general slip over the years. I was once a Tutor constable and responsible for new recruits or at least a small portion of their training and one of the things I used to say was deal with the small incidents, that way th...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I managed without any special tools - but very difficult and if I'd know about this I'd have happily spent the £26! You are clearly a braver person than me, I was frightened to death of putting a mark on the main shaft and you have yours clamped in a vice and a G clamp as well. :D Yes, if the tool ...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Phil

Thanks for that, yes I have quickly learnt the plastic bag tip.
I have ordered the tool so hopefully I can get the box back together next week.

Thanks for your link to the tool.
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1345

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

That is a good guide and can be transposed to the 1275cc Midget box with out difficulty or problems. Thanks for that Phil, I have the box stripped and have bought all the bearings, gaskets etc. I'm struggling with getting the indent balls into the first/second gear hub. They are fiddly to say the l...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 1229

Re: New member saying "Hello"

Superb, that’s brilliant having the same car you’d driven brand new in the Met. I hope you enjoy it. It looks good. As a fellow ex-officer, from more recent times, I wonder whether I’ll end up buying a wreck of an ex-police diesel Ford Focus in 30 years time as a project. I suspect not. I’ll still ...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098 engine
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: 1098 engine

Given the amount of time and effort to build an engine I suppose its only right they make a profit from the work.
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: MG Owners Club.
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: MG Owners Club.

Hi John

One is the Mg Midget Owners which has members from around the world, but is a good source of spares in the UK.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mgmidgetowners/

The second is MG Midget Enthusiasts

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovemidgets/

Regards

Dermot.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098 engine
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: 1098 engine

Yet the same seller is selling a 10CC 1098 engine with a big valve head and balanced for less than the standard engine.
I cant really see them selling at those prices.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: MG Owners Club.
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: MG Owners Club.

I was but not now, there are a couple of groups on facebook which are quite popular, I recently bought a 1275 gearbox from someone.
He had sheds full of spares.
by Murrayminor
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear box cover plate
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Gear box cover plate

If the cover plate was that fitted to the side of the gearbox there is absolutely no need form any form of sealant. Just lightly smear both sides of the gasket with grease and fit. It keeps the gasket supple and allows the gasket to be easily removed and re-used if necessary. That's an interesting ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 18
Views: 798

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

Looking at the damage to the bore it will need to be measured to see if a re-bore will overcome the damage. Try to find a specialist in A series engines as they will know what can and cannot be done on the engine. I'm in a similar position, my engine was seized solid but the company I use said the b...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: engine problems novice help!

For an engine to run it needs certain things such as fuel, air and a spark. Working through those items will give you an idea of what is there and what is missing. Try to take things slow and steady and check one group at a time. The below are some basic checks you can carry out to get a better pict...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2178
Views: 358927

Re: Spotted today.

Just spotted a pre 63 Grey Four door Minor 1000 in traffic in Bury Lancashire, I have to say surrounded by modern supermini's it looked really tiny.