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by daveyl
Fri May 30, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: marina caliper
Replies: 20
Views: 2864

Re: marina caliper

If you do disassemble the callipers, I would suggest applying a little 'red rubber grease' to the piston rubber seal on the re-build.
by daveyl
Thu May 29, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine size ? / piston damage
Replies: 21
Views: 3777

Re: Engine size ? / piston damage

I'm fairly sure I have some spare 2nd hand pistons available if you require them. PM me if you need any.
by daveyl
Thu May 22, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HIF 38 Tuning
Replies: 44
Views: 8675

Re: HIF 38 Tuning

Worth checking that the jet moves up or down, (and isn't seized) when adjusting the mixture. You can confirm this by removing the dash-pot/piston, and as you turn the mixture screw, you'll notice the the jet tube should rise or fall according to which way the screw is turned. As for jet and needle s...
by daveyl
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: replacement engine/dvla
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Re: replacement engine/dvla

I recently went from 1300 back to 950. Documents came back all ok.
by daveyl
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What is the difference between these two cylinder heads?
Replies: 23
Views: 5993

Re: What is the difference between these two cylinder heads?

I see 'minispares' sell a larger inlet valve for the small bore engine. '12G296' is listed. Quite a bit of work would be required if you were to do it yourself. As well as a Valve seat cutter, a carbide burr set and maybe a copy of the 'Vizard',
And also a head skim.
by daveyl
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Later valve guide oil seal
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Later valve guide oil seal

I have bought a set of the 'minispares' valve (bullet-nosed) guides in the past. Yes they do have two grooves at the top for the 'top-hat' seal fitment. Don't know why there are two grooves though. They are also much longer than the standard. So, they look like they need to be shortened. Perhaps, th...
by daveyl
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bypass metal tube
Replies: 25
Views: 4336

Re: Bypass metal tube

If the bolt is a tight fit, then it should be ok. I did a similar thing but on the water pump by-pass outlet. If you have access to a welder, I 'sleeved' a big nut over the remnants of the by-pass pipe, and welded them together. Thus, I was able to undo the nut/old by-pass stub together. It took two...
by daveyl
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It was the coil
Replies: 14
Views: 2506

Re: It was the coil

I have a Lucas sports coil and indeed, if it is mounted horizontally, it leaks oil out of the top. Although, this may have something to do with me dropping it! Anyway, I 'epoxyed' the seal and mounted back to the vertical (where it had been for 5 years prior to dropping it) It may be that your coil ...
by daveyl
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: diff
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Re: diff

Just out of interest. This axle on ebay is likely to have a Diff of 4.1/1 ratio. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131092322785? ... 1423.l2649 . It's the same axle as used on the Dolomite (part of the same family).
by daveyl
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: diff
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Re: diff

Do you know what the Diff ratio is at the moment? The Marina/Dolomite (but not sprint) axles came with a choice of 4.1, 3.9 and 3.6 to 1. And the ital 2.0 auto had a 3.3/1 ratio. Also, and I cannot absolutely guarantee, but the later Spitfire and Vitesse uses a very similar Diff unit (it has a sligh...
by daveyl
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: morris engine x reliant gearbox????
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: morris engine x reliant gearbox????

I would be more inclined to fit the entire Reliant engine and gearbox if you had it! Aluminium block and very much a popular conversion in an Austin 7 'sports' version.
by daveyl
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carbon thrust thickness?
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Carbon thrust thickness?

Interesting to see that they also have a 'concentric' clutch bearing kit.
by daveyl
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: side valve to 1098?
Replies: 12
Views: 3481

Re: side valve to 1098?

The later series 11 splitty with the 803cc Austin engine still retained the original 'Morris' axle (and brakes). So you'd need the prop-shaft to go with your 1098 engine and box combo. Well, assuming that the differential flange wasn't altered with the change over to the new model.
by daveyl
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fast road / race 1098 - your thoughts please.
Replies: 50
Views: 10759

Re: Fast road / race 1098 - your thoughts please.

Just thought I'd add to this. Although, you do get a full set of 3 cam bearings for the 1100 - the 950 has bigger (wider @3mm each) 'mains' bearings and journals. As a consequence the mains end-caps are larger and also the locating dowels are bigger too. Added to that, you can pick up second hand mi...
by daveyl
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calibrating speedo - Do it yourself?
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

Re: Calibrating speedo - Do it yourself?

It might be worth trying it first, as even NOS speedos can vary in accuracy.
by daveyl
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Brake Upgrade

If you don't have the huge trunking on the bulk head (pre 1962ish), a servo can be mounted there. Although, you would need to move the bonnet pull a couple of inches over to make space.
by daveyl
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low mpg
Replies: 35
Views: 4592

Re: High mpg

I've a 998 with similar set up + a mildly moded 12G202 head and can get a fraction over 40mpg and I still get to drive it quite enthusiastically.
Deffo think you need some carb adjustment, as stated.
by daveyl
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What similar parts to Triumph 1300 Dolly
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: What similar parts to Triumph 1300 Dolly

If you are going to break it. The axle is fairly desirable as it is slightly shorter than the Marina one but the wheel nut spacing is different to a Minor. You'd have to weld new axle perches on to make fit. The differential should be 4.1:1 ratio. And also the the front hubs, if they are discs, I be...
by daveyl
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What similar parts to Triumph 1300 Dolly
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: What similar parts to Triumph 1300 Dolly

Do you have the whole Dolly 1300 or just the engine and ancillaries? The one thing I noticed about a 25d that I got from a Dolly was that it didn't have an oil seal ring on the distributor shaft.
I have since fitted it to my Morris and I wouldn't say that it leaks much oil, if any.
by daveyl
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stub axle removal
Replies: 23
Views: 5122

Re: Stub axle removal

I have not fitted Marina stub axles. I currently have marina hubs fitted to a standard minor stub axles with the spacers that can be purchased from a Morris factors. All I have done so far is have a Marina hub (inboard bearing) machined out in order to fit the 30205 bearing. And so, there will be no...