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by ampwhu
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blocked engine drain tap
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: blocked engine drain tap

ive never heard of this and it looks to be a worthwhile change.
by ampwhu
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: 1275cc engine

i gave a 1275 marina engine away last year to one of the A35 acadamy racers. i prefer the midget engine.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: 1275cc engine

the majority of people struggle to fit a set of spark plugs so rebuilding an engine...... lol.

ive just paid for a 1275 and a machine shop build. i know which i'd choose next time.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: 1275cc engine

but you would have to spend that again and more to refurb it. Now if you advertised a rebuilt one for say £1250, you would get no takers.

people are generally weird!
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: worst year for minors

i think around 1952 when they stole the A series engine from Austin. They went down hill from there.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Oil leak

I've just purchased one for £5 delivered.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Oil leak

This is why I left this piece exactly where it is on the block when I left it at the machine shop. I gave strict instructions to leave it there in its place.
by ampwhu
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina /Minor thermostat housing
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Marina /Minor thermostat housing

i do the same. i run a slightly larger drill bit through the holes. I also use stainless bolts (not studs) and anti-seize paste (food grade).

I'm just bought one of those stat housings. Thanks.
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 tuning
Replies: 43
Views: 1451

Re: 948 tuning

above chart is showing incorrect info. I've a 1963 A35 van with a 1098 engine in. The chart says it was a 948cc engine in 65/66. Austin started using the 1098 (from the MM) in 1963 in the A35 van.

wonder what else is wrong on that list?
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 565

Re: Breather Oil Trap

i was sort of aiming it at those who are unaware of the importance of that part. I didn't know the 1st time and even fitted it without a gasket at first. Not again. easier to leave it bolted to the block.
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 763

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

No expert tooling in a normal garage. Well I like many others am very interested in how such a feat can be achieved successfully without the use of a milling machine, considering that several accurately machined holes are needed in the block..... :-? Like any other engineering task, it's not just '...
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 565

Re: Breather Oil Trap

i agree. lining it up so it's doing its job is an art!
by ampwhu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 565

Re: Breather Oil Trap

I have left that in position on the engine I'm building because it didn't leak before and having moved one previous, I could never stop the leaking!
by ampwhu
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina 1275 electronic ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Marina 1275 electronic ignition

agree. Mine has been in the car around 10 years or so and has never caused any reason for me to remove it. I'd never go back to the old points system. Why would you?
by ampwhu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

my 1098 engine does the same. i did wipe it clear and it came back. I did a compression test and it was fine. I just clean it when i check the fluids now.
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil pump
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: oil pump

I think its wise to replace the pump when rebuilding. Do you?

good read that Phil. I think the pump depths are the same so the 2 long 1/4 unf bolts should be the right length.
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil pump
Replies: 3
Views: 106

oil pump

whilst working out what I have and don't have, I thought i'd look at the oil pump prior to my engine build. Something isn't quite right here...….. The gasket looks to go in only 1 way. I guess so the flow and return holes aren't blocked by the gasket. oil pump 1.JPG If i offer the pump up to how the...
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4358

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

it won't come backwards out as the backplate will be in the way. it won't go in anymore forward into the engine as it's a taper thread. it is well and truly stuck! where I have tried to drill it out, it's as hard as my ex wife!
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4358

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

Yes all the swarf has been pulled out and cleaned with gun cleaner. I cant clean the block anymore! It
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4358

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

Yes all the swarf has been pulled out and cleaned with gun cleaner. I cant clean the block anymore! It