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by Mark Wilson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door seals
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Traveller rear door seals

Just taken these, so quality affected by poor light! The first two show the space at the top of the door and how the seal fills the gap. There's a tiny fraction more frame showing beneath the roof than ideal, but stretching the aluminium over isn't easy! The last blurry one shows the bottom of the s...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door seals
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Traveller rear door seals

Sorry, should have read your original post more carefully! You are correct, the book isn't quite as clear as I remembered, the best photos being on pages 112 and 117. I've fitted the seals to my new wood recently, so let me know if you want pictures from any particular viewpoint. Mine''s a 71 (manua...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door seals
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Traveller rear door seals

If you haven't already got it, the Ray Newell/Steve Foreman Morris Traveller book is very good on this sort of detail. Not cheap, though!
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Tuning woes

Woo hoo 😊 Cracked it! I took a few days off the car and pondered, during which time Accuspark sent me a replacement timing light (brilliant service 👍) The timing turned out to be far more advanced than I'd thought working from my dizzy clamp marks. Still wouldn't idle without any choke, so gradually...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat on the back - Accuspark
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Pat on the back - Accuspark

If you see my Tuning Woes thread you'll see I'm not an expert! As I can't do static timing with my electonic dizzy I have used the strobe to check that I'm in the right ballpark, and that advance is working. Normal "until it pinks" road testing will tell you more than a strobe, and my intention once...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat on the back - Accuspark
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Pat on the back - Accuspark

I mentioned in another thread that my Accuspark timing strobe had stopped working. When I checked my records it was just over a year since I ordered it, but I nevertheless politely asked by email if anything could be done, without expecting a positive result. They emailed me back immediately apologi...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Tuning woes

Well observed, but It has been connected to the canister since the engine was fitted. The vacuum advance was fitted but is now plugged.
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Tuning woes

Some good suggestions, thanks, but the saga continues... I've now removed the carb & checked thoroughly, including refitting the choke linkage which was a bit sticky, and changing the needle (I thought the original was possibly not quite straight, although it moved ok). I've tightened the manifold a...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: UJ too big for my prop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1494

Re: UJ too big for my prop?

I don't give up easily, but fitting the UJs was one of the few jobs I've had outside help with. £30 + VAT two years ago at a local specialist, including balancing. PM me if you happen to be within reach of Leeds and would like details.
by Mark Wilson
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Tuning woes

I'm trying to set up my rebuilt 1275 Midget engine with an HS4 carb rebuilt with Burlen parts and modified to non Waxstat. I'm going to have it set up on a rolling road, as I need someone more competent than me with access to a range of needles, but I want to get it running smoothly enough for me to...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front w/screen fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: front w/screen fitting

I did have to scratch my head a bit when I fitted mine, although I haven't fitted one before. Basically there are two narrow slots and one wider. The wider slot is for the plastic trim and goes on the outside. The narrower slots are for the glass and the frame - I fitted mine to the glass first, wit...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

Very useful, thanks all. I think the plan is to see how it drives before removing the cover and taking the stick out to measure.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Midget 1275 gearlever

A recent thread mentioned that a Midget 1275 box needed a different gear lever than the Minor 1098. I've not been able to fully test my 1275 box, with 1098 lever, since rebuilding it, other than reverse and first in and out of the garage. It seems to select the other gears ok, but I'm now worried it...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wheelarch bodgery
Replies: 7
Views: 236

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: 871

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: 39
Views: 883

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: 39
Views: 883

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: 118

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: 18
Views: 561

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: 218

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!