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by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wheelarch bodgery
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Rear wheelarch bodgery

Mike, Frustrating though it is, you have to remember that on a sixty year old car this bodging is likely to have been done at the stage when it was an old banger being nursed from MoT to MoT. Back in the day there simply weren't amateurs with the skills we have acquired, or the internet for the info...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: New member saying "Hello"

I don't remember them ever being black and white - and I should be something of an authority, having had an important role at Lancashire Police Headquarters in Hutton in 1965 when the attached article says they were introduced (I was the paper boy who delivered the evening paper to the canteen :) ) ...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

You are clearly a braver person than me, I was frightened to death of putting a mark on the main shaft and you have yours clamped in a vice and a G clamp as well. :D Only sat across the jaws of the vice, not clamped, and the tiny G clamp was gently tightened enough to stop the ring escaping while I...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I managed without any special tools - but very difficult and if I'd know about this I'd have happily spent the £26!
by Mark Wilson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting Traveller aluminum front quarter panel
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Fitting Traveller aluminum front quarter panel

Mine came from Steve Foreman at Woodies three or four years ago, don't know where he sourced them from. Not a great photo, but think you can see the lip you are looking for.

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by Mark Wilson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

My 1275 Midget engine apears to have been fitted with liners at the factory and subsequently bored to +030. It is a thick flange with the casting window, so probably a CE - number lost as usual!
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocker cover plate
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: Rocker cover plate

Slightly irrelevant, as I can see this is for an earlier car, but for the benefit of others the rocker cover plates for 1098 engines were glued, not riveted. According to Ray Newell's bible!
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1227

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Don't even think about driving it! Worn trunnions and swivel pins are the reason so many older people ask "do the wheels still fall off?" 🙃
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choke lever swap
Replies: 25
Views: 671

Re: Choke lever swap

I fitted the same one last week (didn't manage to repair the one I'd messed up :( ) but I had to reduce the length of the outer cable to allow the inner to reach from the bracket to the lever.
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor quality thrust washers & oil pumps
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Poor quality thrust washers & oil pumps

The supplier of my diaphragm, a well established Landrover specialist, advertised it as new, not NOS. Didn't quibble about a refund, though, and didn't want it back! I've still got it if anyone wants it...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poor quality thrust washers & oil pumps
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Poor quality thrust washers & oil pumps

Slight digression on NOS. I bought what I thought was a new SU fuel pump diaphragm, because I wanted to do a comprehensive precautionary rebuild and also thought that a new diaphragm would be more ethanol resistant. When it arrived the box looked quite old - careful examination of the label showed i...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling road in the north
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Rolling road in the north

Thanks, that's easily reached. I was in Padiham not long ago collecting a classical guitar from a chap called Carl, who turned out to be a Morris owner. Don't suppose you know him?
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling road in the north
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Rolling road in the north

Thanks guys, very helpful. Southam Mini sounds like the right sort of place and the location isn't out of the question once I'm allowed to stay with my friends in Banbury, whenever that will be. JJ - that's very kind of you and if I don't get sorted elsewhere I may well take you up on it. I'm planni...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling road in the north
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Rolling road in the north

There's some danger of my Traveller seeing daylight soon. Has anyone a recommendation for somewhere with a rolling road and suitable experiene of setting up SU carburettors? Preferably within a couple of hours drive from Leeds, but further possible for somewhere particularly good. Conversely, if you...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator switches
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Indicator switches

Well done Mike. The first one is from the same people as the mini one I'd looked at, but my search hadn't come up with this. Pity it's £20 more than the mini one, but I've ordered it as I know that faulty self cancellers will drive me mad. (I've just given up on the choke cable repair and ordered on...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with my suspension please
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: help with my suspension please

Hi Darren, Further to my advice to check the front torsion bar settings, unless your car has been recently restored or very well maintained you will not find it an easy job to reset them as everything tends to rust together. As a quick and easy check put the car on level ground and measure the heigh...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator switches
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Indicator switches

Thanks, if it was just the shorter stalk I could cope with that, but need to know if it fits the cowl. I know the column diameter is the same, as the bush fits. Not really interested in second hand, could probably get the existing one to work a bit better but everything is a bit loose. I've tried th...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator switches
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Indicator switches

Column indicator switches for late Minors seem to be out of stock everywhere at the moment, but similar looking Mini Mk1 swiches are available. Does anyone know if these fit or not?

https://www.ebay.com/c/1527091966

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choke lever swap
Replies: 25
Views: 671

Re: Choke lever swap

Thanks, great help - should get this sorted tomorrow.
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with my suspension please
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: help with my suspension please

I've just trimmed my torsion bars correctly - I'd left the suspension set very approximately after rebuilding (in the garage, not being driven!). I'd been a bit worried about how uneven the back looked, but with the front set correctly the back is now perfect.