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by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox input shaft Oil seal.
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Gearbox input shaft Oil seal.

I have seen the modified input shaft oil seal cover advertised for sale. As I have the original scroll seal, is the newer seal worth the expense? Would I be able to ream my existing cover out to take the new oil seal? Does anyone know if there is enough "meat" on the cover to simply ream the area ou...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 43
Views: 1068

Re: E scooters

Thanks for explaining that Murrayminor. Very interesting. Surely we can't go on like this; something needs to change! Unfortunately UK Governments, whichever flavour you prefer,seem to think by throwing a few extra bobbies at the problem its solved. The stark truth is the 20,000 officers promised w...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 43
Views: 1068

Re: E scooters

My sympathy is also with the police Murrayminor. However, a few years ago I did a Freedom of Information request and asked how many pavement cyclists had been issued with a fixed penalty notice in the last 12 months in Nottinghamshire. The answer was....none. A couple of years ago I asked the same ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 44
Views: 2159

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

A quick update I have now acquired a front disc brake set up from a Morris Marina including swivels etc. They have been put into storage boxes until the body work is complete. I'm still working on the gearbox rebuild and will be dropping the bellhousing cover off for machining to allow fitment of a ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 43
Views: 1068

Re: E scooters

Just to 'nit pick' a bit, I did say 'the go-ahead for HIRE E scooters has been given". I have no problem with E scooters being used right now by anyone, as long as they never go on the pavements and clash with pedestrians. But of course they will be all over the pavements because there is no deterr...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Knocking sound in 948 Minor
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Knocking sound in 948 Minor

Hi Bob Firstly pinking is more of a tinkling sound rather than a knocking and usually occurs under load. Given you have recently had work on the Crankshaft then I would be inclined to start my investigation there, why did you replace the main bearings? Was the work carried out correctly?, were the t...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 43
Views: 1068

Re: E scooters

You mention E scooters but have missed off an important point, at the moment E scooters are illegal to use in the UK, the Government recently ran a consultation on the whole E scooter issue including the speed they are allowed to travel and the power output of the actual scooter. Of note the consult...
by Murrayminor
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1031

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Your ability is only limited by your perceived lack of skill. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. I am not trained on lathe work but have picked it up as I have gone along. There are some good cheap lathes out there at the moment. They do not have to be complicated or new. The two lathe...
by Murrayminor
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 215

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: 1031

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: 1031

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 10:15 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: 1275cc engine

With their increasing rarity the prices of 1275 units will only increase, so that old lump in the corner which was worthless (or very cheap) a few years back is now worth upwards of £500.

Time to stock up I think!
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 502

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
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

murreyminor I have just purchased a used Ford Cortina mk 3 front antiroll bar which I am assured is 19mm diameter but could be in reality 18mm or 20mm dia. Until I receive and measure the bar I will not know. I will have to re-shape the bar to get it to fit the Minor but if Own Burton can do so can...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1031

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: 1031

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: 1031

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: 506

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: 506

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: 506

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...