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by win
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine with a "Pudding stirrer" lever?
Replies: 30
Views: 3599

Re: 1098 engine with a "Pudding stirrer" lever?

Hi
The spacer should be clear of the bearing, the gear stick housing, retains the bearing.
Regards Win
by win
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine with a "Pudding stirrer" lever?
Replies: 30
Views: 3599

Re: 1098 engine with a "Pudding stirrer" lever?

Hi Lewis Pleased you are going ahead with this, the spacer I was referring to is between the main output bearing, and the main shaft nut. Your question about why it needs machining set me thinking. Its many years since I did the modifications, and in my notes I put about this spacer being machined, ...
by win
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: At last - a new engine!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4260

Re: At last - a new engine!!

Hi
Is a piper cam the must have, I only have the standard in my 1275cc Midget engine.
Also check the fan blades will clear the engine breather canister on the timing cover, I had to reduce mine.

Good looking job.

Regards Win
by win
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine with a "Pudding stirrer" lever?
Replies: 30
Views: 3599

Re: 1098 engine with a "Pudding stirrer" lever?

Hi Lewis Sorry I am unable to give you a suppler of a kit of parts. It is not too difficult, you an need aluminium spacer as shown in Declans excellent picture. It needs to be 4mm thick, you can cut one out a piece of 4mm sheet, with a jigsaw and file to shape. Or do as I did, and cut off the face o...
by win
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: first owner
Replies: 0
Views: 726

first owner

Hi All
Its a bit of a long shot, but does anyone have any information about my cars original owner,
or anyone who may know the family.

It is a black traveller, UNK 766, I believe it was bought by A.P. VELERICFIN from the Hamel Hempsted area on 24 May 1955.

Many regards Win
by win
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller sliding glass channels
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Traveller sliding glass channels

I used small brass CSK screws, with brass washers

Regards Win
by win
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 9" brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: 9" brakes

RIMMER BROS at Lincoln supplied me with a set of Triumph TR7 rear shoes, GBS813. £20.71 + £9 postage, I was in the area, so managed to pick them up, for free, fitted spot on, after slight modifications.

Thanks and regards Win
by win
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 9" brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: 9" brakes

Thanks Roy

Regards Win
by win
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 9" brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 728

9" brakes

Hi I am looking for some replacement front brake shoes, they are 9" diam x 1.5 "wide to suit Wolseley drums, original number is RBS 13. I understand Triumph 2.5 rear fit, after small mods, not sure which model, has anyone any, part numbers?, to obtain them local. Also is it worth investing in EBC ma...
by win
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whos going to the national
Replies: 32
Views: 3295

Re: whos going to the national

I will be there, sunshine or rain

Win
by win
Wed May 16, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Traveller Timber Model
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Re: Morris Minor Traveller Timber Model

That's fantastic, someone must be very pleased with themselves.

Win
by win
Tue May 01, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: valve timing

Hi All To continue, fitted a 5 Degree offset key, gaps now inlet .042" exhaust .056". The engine now runs much smoother, and therefore the timing is much easier to set up, and there is no kick back on starting. On the road there is a marked improvement, lets hope the MPG improves by 25%. Thanks to a...
by win
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: valve timing

Well spotted Les, you are correct.
But I had moved to sprocket round one tooth to try and get the valve timing nearer, this gave me my second readings.

Regards Win
by win
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: valve timing

Sorry, no idea which cam.
Why not try to get it spot on, or do you think it will run better, one tooth advanced.
by win
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: valve timing

Checks always done with crank at TDC, I think a 5 degree offset key to advance camshaft should be about right.
Regards Win
by win
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: valve timing

Hi all To recap, inlet .033"-exhaust .072 with sprocket timing dots in line. moved camshaft sprocket clockwise one tooth, inlet .066"- exhaust .039". Looks like mid way would be better. I know you should never scale, but look at the pic with the rule lining up the dot and center of sprocket, compare...
by win
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: valve timing

I will do that tomrrow, and report back.
by win
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: valve timing

Hi all I have a 1275 Midget engine, I was never quite happy with it, I don't really know why. The ignition timing always appeared to be too far advanced, to start properly, but never pinked, starting it with the handle, you knew it was advanced. But the engine appeared to run OK. So I read this thre...
by win
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another MOT
Replies: 21
Views: 3191

Re: Another MOT

Hi all
Just passed, at Central Garage, Kendray, Barnsley. 01226 281161.
Included in the price of £25, a free chat about old cars, good result, what a wonderful life.

Regards Win
by win
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switching Polarity pitfalls?
Replies: 10
Views: 1406

Re: Switching Polarity pitfalls?

Regarding coil polarity, To the best of my knowledge, to prove coil is connected correctly. Remove HT lead from spark plug, try to start the engine, but no need to start it, the spark should jump from HT lead to plug. Sometimes hard to see, put a lead pencil between them, may help. A better way, is ...