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by Fingolfin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 clutch issue
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: 1275 clutch issue

You're kidding!
Maybe it will seem better once I get it on the road...I'll proceed with hooking everything up and check that the clutch works under load.
by Fingolfin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 clutch issue
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: 1275 clutch issue

Got the linkage done. It's somewhat better with the correct fork - a much reduced, "normal," amount of effort to depress the pedal, and the sound of metal popping is lower - but there remains a marked feeling of popping (a catch and then sudden give) in the middle of the pedal travel, both up and do...
by Fingolfin
Wed May 29, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 clutch issue
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: 1275 clutch issue

I finally had the engine and gearbox back out yesterday and got the fork changed. No damage was obvious on the clutch pressure plate or throwout (release) bearing. I took off the front cover of the gearbox and measured the fork fulcrum point against the old Midget front cover, and they are the same ...
by Fingolfin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 clutch issue
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: 1275 clutch issue

I used the bearing that came in the clutch kit, which was sold as being for a Midget 1275...but of course that doesn't mean it's correct. As far as adjustment I've done up the linkage so I get the correct pedal free play, but I gather there's more to it than that. When the rain clears out, I'll pull...
by Fingolfin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 clutch issue
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: 1275 clutch issue

UPDATE: I have located the old fork. 22G169 instead of 22G168 in the link you provided, but it looks identical - Phil, can you tell me if there's an appreciable difference I'm not seeing between the two part numbers? Something else occurs - I fitted ESM's LHD gearbox front cover ( http://www.morrism...
by Fingolfin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 clutch issue
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: 1275 clutch issue

So both issues (the bad sounds and difficulty engaging) could be caused by the incorrect release arm? I'll see if I can find the old 1275 type in my spares - I hope I was smart enough to hang on to it.
by Fingolfin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 clutch issue
Replies: 9
Views: 928

1275 clutch issue

Hey all, I'm in the midst of changing my Mog to a 1275 engine and ribcase gearbox out of an MG Midget. I installed a new clutch kit, Borg and Beck branded, from a trusted supplier, and changed to Declan Burns' excellent rose-jointed clutch linkage with a bearing fork from a Minor 1098 (the bearing i...
by Fingolfin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Engine beather
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: Engine beather

In my ramshackle PCV system (using a clear plastic water catch can, as used in paint guns), I've used copper wool. Doesn't rust, corrode, or degrade in any way. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scotch-Brite-C ... SwhWFcodq~
by Fingolfin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Repro indicator switch
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Repro indicator switch

Driving to work today, the light did illuminate in the previously-dark direction - but sometimes the light fluttered, was weak. Since it's begun to work, I think I may have introduced a bit of debris or something into the mechanism, which has since (mostly) cleared. 8) Fingers crossed it keeps on ge...
by Fingolfin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Repro indicator switch
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Repro indicator switch

Hi all, Last year I fitted a reproduction turn signal / indicator switch in Mog, as a "Christmas present" (inasmuch as the car can appreciate the gesture...). It's always given me problems, mostly in sloppiness, which became worse and worse until the left turn function failed entirely. So, being a t...
by Fingolfin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you warm up engine before driving away?
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Do you warm up engine before driving away?

My Minor's running is REALLY LUMPY in very cold weather - probably down to the wrong needle in the carb, or poor adjustment, or something like that that I haven't been bothered to check into - so I practically have to warm it up before leaving. There's just no power whatsoever if I don't. But probab...
by Fingolfin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput

Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions on this thread. It took four different bleeding sessions, but it did in fact turn out to be an air lock - the pedal is now quite firm and the car stops nicely. 8) There probably was no need to replace the seals in the MC...but it has been a learning experie...
by Fingolfin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput

Last night I only had time enough to try the vacuum pump on one of the front bleed screws. Upon pumping up, I got a few drops of fluid out, but never a consistent flow. My thought now is that there may be a blockage in the line going to the front brakes.

Will try rears this evening...
by Fingolfin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput

An air lock is something I've considered, but I discounted the possibility because fluid doesn't move even when the bleed screws are open (air can't lock when the system freely vents, right...?). But I'll get a vacuum pump and try it out - if it fails, that's just another datum point!
by Fingolfin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Brake system lack of pressure / fluid throughput

Hi all, My Mog has been laid up since July with failed brakes. The pedal gradually got spongy over the course of a few days, until all pressure was lost. I checked each wheel (MGB calipers up front, standard cylinders in back) and had no fluid weepage, and the bleed screws were all tight. No fluid d...
by Fingolfin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Dash mounted radio
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Dash mounted radio

I did exactly as Alan suggests - though my Minor is left-hand drive, so my radio is mounted to the left. I used regular holey steel straps, cut to length, to hang it from the dash framework. No cutting required! 13502964_1195889117129910_7522545285629764530_o.jpg 13528343_1195920867126735_4176709222...
by Fingolfin
Tue May 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake pedal return spring
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Brake pedal return spring

My least favorite job on a Minor. :evil: Always takes me about two hours, and horribly bruised knees/shins/elbows.
by Fingolfin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please give a thought to...
Replies: 14
Views: 2037

Re: Please give a thought to...

I will keep your family in my thoughts. Please update us when you have news. As an aside, and not meaning to start any political debate - it's a wonderful thing you have the NHS to care for her. Here in the States, new parents with the same quandary would be looking at hundreds of thousands of dolla...
by Fingolfin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Greasing Handbrake Cables
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Greasing Handbrake Cables

I've always done it with the handbrake off - I figure the cables inside the shroud are more likely to sit in the middle of the shroud, letting the grease get all the way around. But to be honest I don't know if that's correct.
by Fingolfin
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tie bar bushes
Replies: 39
Views: 4111

Re: Tie bar bushes

That's probably sensible, Phil - some of the roads around here are more pothole than pavement. :roll: And I do occasionally drive on gravel roads, too. Still, the rose-jointed tie bars are a great idea!