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by Rust bucket
Fri May 03, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget slave thread
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Midget slave thread

I agree, it's just that I've looked at comments on MG sites about leaving a coil of copper tube near the slave cylinder for this reason, also old exported Midgets on utube just look like they have a solid pipe to the slave...odd.
by Rust bucket
Wed May 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget slave thread
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Midget slave thread

Thanks Philthehill for the flexi pipe info, but I still think Mk1 and early Mk2's had a solid pipe to the slave. I'd be happier with some more flexibility at that end so I'll for that rubber clutch pipe.
by Rust bucket
Wed May 01, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget slave thread
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Midget slave thread

Good evening folks, anyone know what thread size is on an early Midget's (1098 / 1275) clutch slave cylinder. Also it looks like the pipe should be 1/4 not 3/16.
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Refitting engine and gearbox advise
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Refitting engine and gearbox advise

I fitted mine with the engine and gearbox bolted together less the cylinder head. Car on axle stands then pushed the complete assembly undernieth. raised with hoist then bolted engine mounts etc.. in place.
by Rust bucket
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: 1963 pull starter cable

If you have a vice then once you have removed the the inner cable, use a hacksaw and cut to the right length. Then take off the sharp edges with round and flat files.
by Rust bucket
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

When I fitted the Wolseley brakes very little air entered the system as I clamped the flexi pipes and a plastic bag on the filler pot. On rebuilding the brake system four year's ago I did if I recall having trouble bleeding it, but then I had no remote fluid pot fitted. I believe I pressurized the M...
by Rust bucket
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Everthing was fitted new at the time including all brake flexi pipes. But yes that's another idea.
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

I'll check them, I've tried to bleed three with the same result but they all could be blocked. Thanks.
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Update on my brake problems, I checked the clearance at the master and it's set with a gap so the piston is fully back. Vacuume pump has arrived and used I've used it, very good tool but still the same. Draws about a teaspoon full of fluid and that's it. The master is only four years with around 4,0...
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Found a hand held vacuum pump on *bay for much less than an Ezibleed, was suggested before by a member which looks easy to use and cleaner.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Good point, I did quickly read the gunson instructions on line and didn't see any mention of holding the peddle down on some cars. I'll try again, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Just tried another mod before I buy a Ezibleed, connected a pipe from the front tyre valve with the pressure let out to around 20lb psi. modified filller cap the other end....nothing, fluid doesn't move on either of the front bleed nipples.
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Useing an Ezibleed

Just upgraded the brakes on my car to Wolseley 9" using Minor cylinders and having trouble again getting it to pump the brake fluid, it's a good Lockheed master which is only 3 years old. I had a lot of trouble bleeding the 8" before and now is fitted with a remote reservoir. So my question is pleas...
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Brake conversion

Hope i'm not going on too much about this subject but are Marina hubs and Midget hubs the same depth, ie measured from the front face to rear where they bolt to the disc.
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Brake conversion

Someone here selling Wolseley brake set: https://www.morrisminorowners.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12893 Thanks for the tip but I haven't been on this site for a long time, forgotten the user name and when I type in my email twice which hasn't changed, just say's dosen't recognise it. Go to register ...
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Brake conversion

Safety first I wouldn't forse any fixings, yes they are all imperial. Some early Midget disc sizes are 7.5" I believe, the new pair I've just bought cheap are are 8.4" diameter. Marina disc's are 9", so it's the extra leverage of .6" combined with a bit better caliper which makes it superior to the ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Brake conversion

I put Wolseley's on my traveller - dead easy, brilliant brakes with the added bonus that the back plate stops the king pin dropping off if it fails! Haha! As you say, rare as hen's teeth but I know that Richard at Minorparts of Oxford was advertising a set at a very reasonable price the other day. ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Brake conversion

Thanks Phil. So could I use a bit of mixed bag, IE: Midget hubs and 8.4 discs with a good used Marina / Midget caliper and a new Grumpy bracket from ESM. Just trying to get the best stopping power and value using a mix of used and new parts. I have a remote servo in store, so if it's needed, so be it.
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Brake conversion

If I did go for this mod I was thinking Ford caliper, Fiesta or Ka etc.. yes I could make up a bracket but would sooner buy some, would the bracket be the same the J type I doubt. If making some I guess with adjustmenst to the caliper bolt holes would be needed, the Ford calipers look to be cheaper ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Brake conversion

Almost given up on looking for Wolseley 1500 front brakes, did buy a new pair of Midget 8.4 solid discs which were being sold off cheap, just in case I went for a disc brake setup instead. Would Midget discs be almost the same as Marina apart front the pcd, solid type Marina caliper bracket also loo...