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by daveyl
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: My broken engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: My broken engine

Is it possible to have someone removed from this forum? Seeing as I do pay for that 'said persons' additional membership fees. Have just checked big-end bearings and all is well. Centre main is also good. Not sure I can be bothered to to check the other two. All bores good. I needed to paint the eng...
by daveyl
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox recommendation - I am confused!
Replies: 28
Views: 4450

Re: Gearbox recommendation - I am confused!

May I ask what Triumph gearbox that yours came from? My Dolly 1850 has the same length input shaft as the marina 1300/1800 (as well as the same size spigot input ).
by daveyl
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: My broken engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

My broken engine

A question to all. On my daily commute the other day, a gradual 'Tink, tink, tink' noise was audible from the engine. I thought it was the timing too advanced, so eased back a bit (3 mile journey). Anyhoo, the afore mentioned noise got worse by the time I got to work. More like a terminal crank issu...
by daveyl
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Single Carb from Twin Carb
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Re: Single Carb from Twin Carb

JOWETTJAVELIN said: I have used this needle on a non-Minor HS4 with good results.
Yes I am tempted to buy a AAB needle just to see what it goes like, as it's cheap. Did you fit it in a 'Mini'?
by daveyl
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Five Speed Gearbox Fitment.
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Five Speed Gearbox Fitment.

Are you sure it has 26 splines on the shaft? Most British cars from this era (70's & 80's), as far as I'm aware, use the same spline and count and diameter shaft (20 and 23 spline).
by daveyl
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Five Speed Gearbox Fitment.
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Five Speed Gearbox Fitment.

Does he have the Bell-housing conversion that fits the engine/gearbox together? If yes, did it come bolted together or were they purchased separately?
by daveyl
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Single Carb from Twin Carb
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Re: Single Carb from Twin Carb

Out of interest has anyone tried the AAB needle in a 1.5 su? I only ask, as this seems to be a popular choice from 'minispares' shop. If you look on the 'mintylamb' comparorama website, the AAB needle is very rich. I use an AEM needle for fuel consumption reasons. Gives me 5-6 better mpg and gives m...
by daveyl
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: power boost with choke
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: power boost with choke

Bought and fitted one of these, along with a K&N. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MGB-AIR-FILTER-HOUSINGS-/230842706715?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35bf4c2b1b A bit pricey, but you get 2. Comes as standard with a spacer block/back plate, supposedly for better flow. And it is a bit quiete...
by daveyl
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Security devices
Replies: 49
Views: 8610

Re: Security devices

I fitted a 2-way switch to mine and wired the other circuit to a small and discrete amber warning lamp. Although, wired to the horn would be amusing.
by daveyl
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MGB Overdrive
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

Re: MGB Overdrive

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if you can fit an MGB geabox to a 'Marina 1800', without changing the Marina engine back-plate?
by daveyl
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Temp Gauge and 948cc Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 11482

Re: Temp Gauge and 948cc Engine

It might be that the thermostat is faulty, if it only reads 72 deg.
by daveyl
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dizzy ID
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: Dizzy ID

I'll take a guess. The top one is maybe, off a Metro A+ engine. It has the shorter shaft and is held in place with 'fork' type clamp. The lower picture looks like a later type of dissy but would have a conventional clamp to hold it in place, as seen on the 25d dissys. 43d has no vac advance??
by daveyl
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox recommendation - I am confused!
Replies: 28
Views: 4450

Re: Gearbox recommendation - I am confused!

The marina box is a Triumph based one. The same single rail box fitted in Dolly 1300/1500/1850, Spitfire 1300/1500 and Midget 1500. See Rimmer bros for parts. I can only reference the overdrive box I had. The 1850 O/D box is exactly the same length as the standard Marina one, with the bell-housings ...
by daveyl
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox recommendation - I am confused!
Replies: 28
Views: 4450

Re: Gearbox recommendation - I am confused!

Hi,
Only just caught this thread. PM sent.
by daveyl
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: beware the inner inner wing!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5217

Re: beware the inner inner wing!!

I lost a socket down there to. If I am working in that area I now 'bung' it up with a large cloth (old T-shirt). I still miss that 11mm socket . :cry:
by daveyl
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Onesie
Replies: 16
Views: 1536

Re: Onesie

I saw a rather large lady in a tight fitting onesie cleaning her car the other day. Thankfully I have no pictures of that.
by daveyl
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disrespecting the 803
Replies: 36
Views: 5237

Re: Disrespecting the 803

My daily commute, requires me to be able to accelerate up to 60mph, in 3rd, on a slight incline, to join a dual-carriageway. I don't think that I'm macho enough to handle an 803. I'd be too scared of getting squashed.
by daveyl
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dipstick Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Dipstick Question

I paid almost the same as that. £25 per bore. £20 block re-face. £20 head skim and £25 for valve lapping. + Mr Osbornes slice.
by daveyl
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine size
Replies: 37
Views: 3607

Re: Engine size

I saw this : http://www.mgcars.org.uk/news/news498.html
The engine code prefix '8G' looks like it could be a 850cc, as used by the GPO. Look for Austin A35 van in the list.
by daveyl
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: VAN WEIGHTS
Replies: 16
Views: 4871

Re: VAN WEIGHTS

My daughter's little 1997 Renault Clio has a kerb weight of 930Kg. Does this mean with almost a full fuel tank?