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by Rust bucket
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 166

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: 527

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: 527

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: 527

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: 527

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: 527

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: 527

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: 527

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: 527

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: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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...
by Rust bucket
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Fine fresh air filter
Replies: 0
Views: 1158

Fine fresh air filter

Keep out that smelly diesel smoke from cars in front with this mod, works well and being an air filter dosen't cut the air flow from the fan blower. don't forget to block the hole at the end with piece of glued card.
by Rust bucket
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Axle drain plug

Thanks for that, good idea to fit a magnet I've got one on the engine sump plug, no it's not from the diff seal. Not sure what you mean by tapered thread, is there no metal lip that stops the plug going right in which is what I was thinking. If so then I guess that the plug is wider at the socket en...
by Rust bucket
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Axle drain plug

Tried two or three times to stop the leak from the axle drain plug, used ptf tape and Holmar sealer still leaks. Can anyone tell me the thread size please, I thought of using a bolt with a copper or fibre washer.
by Rust bucket
Sun May 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine runs backward
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: engine runs backward

One thing has stayed the same all along is the fitment of an electronic distributor, timing has been adjusted but still believe that's the main problem. I may go back to points and see what happens.