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by daveyl
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: temp guage
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: temp guage

I have a TIM one. Easy to fit. Until recently I thought it wasn't very accurate (70deg when at norm temp). Of course bought a new thermostat recently and temp. is as it should be. Doh! Running 3 years like that. I know it seems obvious but, the previous thermo. was new at the time. I just thought ch...
by daveyl
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1300 head
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: 1300 head

Haha. Yes sorry, 2.73. It's run the same way for about 18 months from the re-build. Did a compression test probably 6 months ago and no change at 165lb (good oil pressue too) from that new build. It's always been lumpy on idle and I've tried electronic ignition (the cheap one) and then new 45d dissy...
by daveyl
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1300 head
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: 1300 head

Thanks for the info. chaps. The head is 1.73" thick so, probably ok. The valves and head surface appear in good nick; i'll take the valves out at some point and check them and re-seat.
by daveyl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1300 head
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: 1300 head

Not inspected the head thoroughly as yet. But yes the the deck is pocketed and the old gasket looked in good shape. I only drew the conclusion about the possible 'over-skim', as when I fitted the marina head I had to hugely adjust the tappet adjusters to close the gap. Thanks, I will inspect the hea...
by daveyl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1300 head
Replies: 9
Views: 998

1300 head

Just thought I'd share this little bit of nonsense. I have a 1098 engine fitted with a 1300 inch and 3/4 su, big bore exhaust and a Big-valve 1300 metro head. It 'pinks' like a piano no matter where I set the timing (mostly top gear). And so I've just ignored it. Anyhoo, I had a spare standard 1300 ...
by daveyl
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MGB + Gearbox into a Morris Traveller
Replies: 16
Views: 6061

Re: MGB + Gearbox into a Morris Traveller

I've seen this done. Don't know the chaps name but fab car (somewhere in Dorset). It was a 1500 'B'series with MGB over-drive. It had a copper exhaust pipe with 'fish-tail' outlet. I asked about the extra weight up front and said it wasn't an issue. I can't remember the full spec but I think the onl...
by daveyl
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whats this from?
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: whats this from?

Wow, that is one chunky monkey. Does that mean (excuse my ignorance) that all the later Minors have Austin derived gear boxes?
by daveyl
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: will it fit
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: will it fit

May I ask on this subject of 'angled' carbs, If you were to fit the later SU 'Hif 38/44' in a horizontal fashion, rather than angled up, would it still work?
by daveyl
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: midget gearbox
Replies: 15
Views: 2619

okay...well the gearbox is fitted, so it is pretty hard to tell right now about the reverse light switch. the only thing that really made me sure it was, was that it had a hydraulic clutch fitted, and also it was attached to a midget engine, in a minor though! hum...
by daveyl
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: midget gearbox
Replies: 15
Views: 2619

midget gearbox

hello, just a (hopefully) quick question for you. is it easy to spot the difference between a midget gearbox and the moggy ribbed box? it is just, i bought a gearbox, that was advertised as midget, i have no reason to doubt, but am just curious as they look the same...
cheers
Dave
by daveyl
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 into 1 downpipe...and the rest??
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

3 into 1 downpipe...and the rest??

hello, i just acquired a 3 into 1 exhaust downpipe, problem is trying to find an exhaust that will fit. i am riding on a tight budget, so the new one costing over 160 quid really doesn't sound all that appealing. any ideas as to which car i could "borrow" an exhaust from...your views will be greatly...
by daveyl
Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ITAL disk brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3536

Thanks to all that helped me in this matter. Cheers Davey.
by daveyl
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ITAL disk brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3536

Thanks to you all. In messages there is mention of changes to the master cylinder having to be done. One of which is removing the rubber washer. Why is that? Incidentally I have just fitted a reservoir kit and noticed that it comes with a couple of spare rubber washers but there is no mention in the...
by daveyl
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ITAL disk brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3536

thanks simmitc, can i just confirm something. the stub axle, does it NEED to be changed? i am interested, at the moment, in just fitting the ital wheels, and later on, when i have some spare money, getting the pcd changed to take standard moggy wheels. in your part labelled "b" you mention nothing o...
by daveyl
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ITAL disk brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3536

ITAL disk brakes

Hi, I am about to fit Ital front suspension arms (with disks) and I've noticed that the upper links and steering arms are different! My question is: can I just swap both the said components over or am i scuppered? The Ital has a ball joint instead and I can only presume that this screws off (hopeful...
by daveyl
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: differential
Replies: 3
Views: 873

differential

Hi, Does anyone have a bearing spacer for the pinion shaft of an 4.2 diff, or know of where I can get one? The part doesn't seem to be listed, so if anyone has one that is second hand, I would be interested. This is not to be confused with the earlier 4.55 spacer, as it has a narrower shaft hole. Da...