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by ampwhu
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs and Oil Gallery plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 229

Re: Core Plugs and Oil Gallery plugs

this is great! with my 1275 block at the machine block, I shall be collecting it soon. They said they would give it a bath, but after seeing the link to the acid, if just bought a bag!
by ampwhu
Fri May 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: ethanol

or maybe they waste money?
by ampwhu
Fri May 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: ethanol

Is it best to keep a lot of petrol in the tank, or a little? If you brim the tank before any lay up of the vehicle there's less/no space in the tank above the fuel level for moisture-laden air to sit so less/no hygroscopic take-up of water by the fuel (or so theory has it 8) ). never understood why...
by ampwhu
Fri May 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine and Gearbox Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Engine and Gearbox Oil

quite simple answer. if your engine leaks oil, buy cheap 20W50. I use wilkos or halfrauds (only because of a trade card). normally works out at around £15 for 5 litres. whats the point in putting good oil in 1 hole when it's coming out of another. if you want to throw money away, why not make a dona...
by ampwhu
Sun May 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 475

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

So people who can't express themselves very well 'get the answer they deserve'. Not very nice. Not everyone is an engineer. All questions should be welcomed. We are here to help people; not get exasperated. this is why I don't go on the facebook groups anymore. there are far too many 'experts' out ...
by ampwhu
Sun May 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 475

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

stuffedpike20 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Who decides who has 'got it right' and who hasn't?
The forum police?
this did make me chuckle...
by ampwhu
Sun May 24, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 22
Views: 478

Re: E scooters

i'm too old for one unfortunately. i'd probably injure myself of others if I was let loose on one. I have seen them and think they are great. but at around £500 for a good one, I won't be buying the missus or kids one.
by ampwhu
Tue May 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too good to use on the road...
Replies: 15
Views: 374

Re: Too good to use on the road...

Agree Mike. A fool and his money often part.

I'd value that car at no more than 8K without looking at it. My modified series 2 is better and I value that at 8K.

That will gather dust at that price
by ampwhu
Mon May 11, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hat Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Top Hat Seal

Another one here has driven around 20 odd years with disc brakes on the front. I removed the top hat seal. Admittedly it was difficult to bleed the brakes at first, but I jacked up each corner in turn and then it became easy. Never had a problem ever.
by ampwhu
Sun May 10, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Oil pressure

i'd say on mine its around 2/3 seconds. it then sits at around 55psi when cold and drops to around 30psi when fully warmed up.
by ampwhu
Thu May 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bodges
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Bodges

you could look at this subject in many different ways. the person who originally did the bodge/cover up may have been unaware of what it was they were doing. I mean, they may have had no money to repair it properly or were trying to sell the car onwards to an unsuspecting punter. they may have thoug...
by ampwhu
Mon May 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identifying 1275 engine
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: Identifying 1275 engine

still on the subject of pumps. Would a mechanical pump supply enough fuel for a Hif carb on a 1275 engine? or is it better using the SU electric pump. I seem to recall the 1500 midget using a mechanical pump.
by ampwhu
Fri May 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identifying 1275 engine
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: Identifying 1275 engine

thought of another question. the oil pump off the old engine had 4 screws holding it on. it's a star drive. new ones seem to have 2 screws holding them on. is that sufficient?
by ampwhu
Fri May 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identifying 1275 engine
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: Identifying 1275 engine

on a 0.020" bore, I've been told that makes it 1293cc, is that ok?

I dropped the block off today to the engineer shop. I also collected a standard 12G940 from ESM on exchange as well.

i'm after a road going engine with a 3.7 diff (I have the diff)
by ampwhu
Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: What we did in the lockdown

popped down to ESM today to collect my exchange head.

great service as always.
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Red car is a mate's car. it hasn't been on the road since in around 25-30 years.
by ampwhu
Fri May 01, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identifying 1275 engine
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: Identifying 1275 engine

hello Phil, I didn't forget about this but have just managed to get to my parts to get a picture of the camshaft.
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as mentioned, i can't see any markings on it. Would you have an idea from the pictures?
by ampwhu
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 4.875 Diff and 4.55 Diff for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: 4.875 Diff and 4.55 Diff for sale

I think the late A30s had this 4.875:1 ratio, it changed from a 5.125:1 at some point yes correct. the 5.1 diff was fitted to the very early AS3 from 1951 to 1953. When the A30 started in about Oct 1953, they fitted the 4.8. both ran with the original 803cc engine. (the 1st A series engine). when t...
by ampwhu
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff identification
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Diff identification

philthehill wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:42 pm
As far as I am aware the A35 van had the 4.8 diff when fitted with the 948cc engine.
quite possible. the saloons had the 4.5, same as the MM with a 948cc engine. confusing I know....
by ampwhu
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff identification
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Diff identification

in regards to the A35 van, on mine it has a 4.2 as the engine is a 1098. This would be the same as a Traveller and the saloons near the end of production I suspect. (my A35 van is 1963).

so in regards to the A35 van having a 4.8, that would be the very last vans built which had the 848cc engine.
by ampwhu
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098 10cc engine
Replies: 79
Views: 1644

Re: 1098 10cc engine

question. when you use an engine stand to rebuild your engines, how do you get it off the stand?