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by daveyl
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stub axle removal
Replies: 23
Views: 5122

Re: Stub axle removal

That's interesting. And on that point, I'm going the other route and have had a marina hub machined and purchased an appropriate size bearing to fit (30205). The oil seal as you point out would still be a problem (not fitted yet). So instead I'm fitting a different oil seal. Well we'll see, as said ...
by daveyl
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stub axle removal
Replies: 23
Views: 5122

Re: Stub axle removal

As far as I remember, you don't need the bearing spacer at all, once a marina stub axle has been fitted. I did have an 'upright' that had this very modification and as far as I recall, the hub bearing/oilseal assembly just bolted straight on.
by daveyl
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Angle grinder
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

Re: Angle grinder

I have a Black and Decker 100mm grinder circa 1987 and it has never let me down. Bought a cheap 115mm and it barely lasted 2 years with very minor use. I have since purchased a Macallister (115mm) and although it seems sturdy enough (thus far) the on/off switch is a bit clunky. If it lasts, then all...
by daveyl
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Need a bit of carb help
Replies: 25
Views: 3145

Re: Need a bit of carb help

Is the carb new to this engine? If so, maybe the jet is seized. And might be worth checking if the float needle isn't jammed.
by daveyl
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pistons - Scratching, still useable?
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Pistons - Scratching, still useable?

If the bores are good, it could be that the oversize pistons were second hand when fitted.
by daveyl
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HIF 44 Carburettor linkages
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

Re: HIF 44 Carburettor linkages

Just to clarify. Which screw have you used to adjust the 'idle' ? Is it the lower one that is close to the choke quadrant mechanism or the 'correct' one which is vertical and level with dashpot cover (you can only see the top of the screw head from the top and not the rest of the screw) If it's the ...
by daveyl
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Which class is my car in?
Replies: 37
Views: 33179

Re: Which class is my car in?

I have green carpets with red seats. Is this custom modified? Or should I try a bit harder, Charlie?
by daveyl
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Monoblock cleaning
Replies: 24
Views: 4187

Re: Monoblock cleaning

Roy, That reminds me. I bought some hydrochloric acid, (to de-rust some car components) and accidentally spilt some on the patio. Came up as good as new. Apparently, the stuff is used for this very purpose, patios etc. It's meant to be diluted with water. However, it seems to be so volatile that I'm...
by daveyl
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 948cc vs 1098cc
Replies: 15
Views: 5079

Re: 948cc vs 1098cc

Just felt I had to add one more thing to this thread. I drove my son's standard 948 today and yes quick off the line but very quickly runs out of puff. Needs a better head, cam and carb like mine has, at which point It becomes a completely different beasty. As said, it doesn't have as much low down ...
by daveyl
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Valve job on 12G295
Replies: 42
Views: 6419

Re: Valve job on 12G295

As you surmise BMC. Riley/MG/Wolseley have a smaller dish, 2.46cc and less. Well, according to the 'Morris minor modification manual, pg45'.
by daveyl
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 948cc vs 1098cc
Replies: 15
Views: 5079

Re: 948cc vs 1098cc

Thumbs up from me for the 948. It's a little 'rev monkey' which makes it much more fun.
by daveyl
Wed May 29, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mix & match clutch parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Mix & match clutch parts?

I fitted a 950 driven plate under a midget diaphragm cover plate. It was 1/2 inch smaller across the diameter but worked with no problems. And saved a fortune, as that's all I had. And currently I have a toyota driven plate under a standard 1098 cover.
by daveyl
Fri May 24, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Crossmember renewal
Replies: 38
Views: 5100

Re: Crossmember renewal

I have a '180' gas mig and it runs with .8mm wire and I've never had a problem. Until..I tried .6mm wire and instant 'birds nest' wire jam. It happened a few times and so I just binned the wire. Interesting about using the gasless .9mm wire. Thick enough not to jam. I might give it a try if my machi...
by daveyl
Wed May 15, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: hif38 carb fitted, just can't get it to run
Replies: 18
Views: 2156

Re: hif38 carb fitted, just can't get it to run

If you do have to strip it, look out for a punctured float.
by daveyl
Thu May 09, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: moggy wheels (again) to mg wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: moggy wheels (again) to mg wheels

True that. There are quite a range of mgf alloys out there. You can also look at Herald, Spitfire and GT6 wheels. Usually 13inch though.
by daveyl
Wed May 08, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: My broken engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: My broken engine

It has kent 256 mild road cam. I'm trialling the set-up as is to see how it is on mpg and some motorway use. It does have flat top pistons hence, going with only 1mm skim after de-shrouding the inlet area. At a guess the compression ratio is about 9:1.
by daveyl
Tue May 07, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: My broken engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: My broken engine

Just to post an update. I re-fitted the 998 but dispensed with the 12G295 head (already sold it) and fitted a 12G202 head instead. Although, I did 'De-shroud' the inlet valve area of the combustion chamber with a Dremel and got it skimmed. Well, it goes very nicely (so far). No more 'clanking'. :) N...
by daveyl
Mon May 06, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: morris wheel fitment
Replies: 21
Views: 3014

Re: morris wheel fitment

From what I see it appears to be a Marina axle. I would presume that the front hubs are Marina discs also. In what way are the front hubs unusable?
by daveyl
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has the most original Morris Minor
Replies: 32
Views: 4546

Re: Who has the most original Morris Minor

I think I have the original head-lining in mine and maybe the roof to.
by daveyl
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: My broken engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: My broken engine

Callyspoy wrote: I'm 27, think it's a little late for fostering. I'm more likely to have to put him in a home, what with his age and all. Dear Mr. Spoy or whatever your name is (and we both know you were christened 'Mary'). I feel obliged to respond. Is it not you, that require my free welding servi...